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My Objectives: An Interlude

My Objectives: An Interlude Some additional information has come to light (for me) about the Book of Mormon translation that I need to dig into more before I publish part two of my Book of Mormon translation analysis (long story short I might be wrong about everything). In the meantime, here is something that I have been working on to try and better express what I am trying to accomplish with my blog, and address some of my limitations and biases. I thought I would share it with you. What is the purpose of this blog? There is only one primary motivation behind this blog. It’s a place for me to practice writing and expressing my ideas. I find myself sitting down with a pen and notebook and working though thoughts, I find it helpful to slow my mind to the speed of my pen on the paper instead of trying to parse them while they are whirling around at a million kilometers an hour. I love to write but I don’t have a lot of opportunities to do so; I’ve been ge

Book of Mormon Translation

Book of Mormon Translation Part of my Response to The LDS Gospel Topics Essays: A Scholarly Engagement Intro We’re not going to be reviewing these essays in any significant order. It’s just in the order of what I am most interested in researching right now. The Book of Mormon translation is the topic that got me into this whole thing so we’re starting here. The pattern that we will be following is I will give my recollection of events to the best of my knowledge and try to give my perspective on how I felt as these things were revealed to me. I will read through the Gospel Topics Essay and respond to it, and I will read through the corresponding essay in The LDS Gospel Topics Series and respond to it. My Prior Knowledge on the Subject When I was a young boy, I was taught what everyone else was taught about the translation of the Book of Mormon: Joseph Smith used the Urim and Thummim to translate the Book of Mormon. Did I know any other deta