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  • By michael oborn
    Aug 27, 2013
    The Mormon Delusion, Volume 3, Discarded Doctrines and Nonsense Revelations. This book, like the others in this series, is both a concise recap of subjects covered in the other volumes and the introduction of five new subjects making each book and invaluable resource in and of itself for casually interested parties as well as critically inclined scholars. New subjects covered in detail in this volume are as follows: 1 - The Adam was God. Myth, Theory or Doctrine? Attempts to explain away Smith’s faux pas are so over worked it is hard to know what to believe. Whitefield takes us from the origin of this ludicrous hoax to a soluble conclusion where interest in the subject, even by the apologists, dilutes in its own monotony. 2 – Mormonism & Masonry – Evolvement of Temple Ceremonies. There is much detail and argument in this section and only one conclusion; Joseph Smith was a thirty-second degree Mason. Everyone who has gone through a Mormon Endowment, temple ceremony is now a... More > thirty-second degree Mason. 3 – Blood Atonement & Mormon Murders. Whitefield discusses the historical record. It is clear, Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, like so many before, justified murder in the name of God. 4 – The Social Psychology of a Testimony. The backbone of Mormon faith is constructed on an assimilated credulity conditioned into the person’s psyche from the cradle. “I know with every fiber of my being that the church is God’s true church.” It is repeated so many times over the years disputing its veracity is beyond question. It has the effect of producing a false sense of comfort and security in the presence of others whose belief are the same. Empirical evidence it is not. Evidence based it is not. A testimony is a self-hypnotic attempt to manufacture something concrete out of hollow, empty language. 5 – Nonsense Revelations from the Doctrine and Covenants. This is the briefest chapter and one of the most humorous to read. Much that Joseph Smith contrived defies common sense and leads to one conclusion; when it came to getting people to believe him Joseph Smith was a genius.< Less
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Second Edition
Jim Whitefield
October 24, 2012
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.43 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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