Why do people get mad when I point out that their anti-Mormon propaganda is false?

Update:

First of all, Mormons have great latitude in thought. Secondly, hieroglyphics were not used, but the Demotic. Virtually every character of the Nephite script is identical or nearly identical with the Egyptian Demotic. We don't know how many gold plates there were. The indication is that the writing was very small. Joseph Smith didn't plagiarize the Book of Mormon. No other book comes close to it. The Nauvoo Legion was legal and not anti-US.

Update 2:

One man, inspired by an angel, wrote the Book of Revelations. Point?

Update 3:

Galactic Officer, I have seen the Anthon transcript, and I have compared it to characters from the Demotic dictionary, and they are all near or very nearly the same. Perhaps the Demotic dictionary is fake? Written by a Mormon? I don't know where you can go from there.

Most of the so-called Egyptologists tauted on anti-Mormon websites are just ministers of other churches. We have our own credentialed Egyptologists who believe the Book of Mormon to be true.

Update 4:

Galactic Officer, books about chiasm were rare and expensive in 1830. Joseph Smith was a poor back-woods farmer. According to his mother, Joseph didn't even like to read. Nor does your accusation take into account that these structures - which sometimes span entire chapters in the Book of Mormon - were dictated by someone who didn't even have a scrap of paper in his hand.

Update 5:

Galactic Officer, sharing a few ideas does not amount to plagiarism. Not one paragraph in the Book of Mormon was taken from View of the Hebrews. Yes it was common for people to imagine that the lost 10 tribes may have come to America, but that doesn't mean it was the source of the Book of Mormon. In fact, the Book of Mormon mentions the lost 10 tribes as separate from those who came to America. The Nephites didn't count themselves as part of the lost ten tribes. (2 Nephi 29:13)

Update 6:

Galactic Officer, as far as the Book of Abraham, that is a much deeper subject and there isn't sufficient space here to do it justice. The bulk of the papyri was lost in a museum fire, so no Egyptologists have translated it. The only part that survived is the front piece - the badly worn outer layer of the book, which contained the drawings and the beginning of the Book of the Dead. It survived because it was glued to cardboard, because of its deteriorated state, and never sold to the museum.

Update 7:

Galactic Officer, the Book of Abraham has more in common with the Apocalypse of Abraham than the Book of Mormon shares with View of the Hebrews. By your own logic, the Book of Abraham is true, since Joseph Smith couldn't have plagiarized the Apocalypse of Abraham. It hadn't been discovered yet.

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  • rac
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
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    Nobody likes to be told that they are wrong, even if they really are. We need to point out the flaws in their information without making it look like they are just plain wrong. Pay attention to the information and never make it personal.

    Source(s): my LDS opinion
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Mormons want 10% of people income.

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  • 4 years ago

    people are threatened by all different paradigms

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I think your magic-mormon-underwear is squeezing your balls too much.

    Or, maybe I should ask this -- do you still HAVE your balls?

    One guy here doesn't -- and he (Mikey) is always pissed-off here about it...

    Don't feel bad -- christianity and islam are more fuc*ed-up than mormonism. One thing I'll give your cult credit for -- you'll never catch up to the number of people killed, nor the number of children raped, by christianity and its trusted church leaders.

    As soon as we bring up those facts about their cult and history, they shuffle off into the corner, mumbling and crying to mommy.

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  • 4 years ago

    <Mormons have great latitude in thought.> I only have one question for you: How old do you think Earth is? If you think it's 7,000 years old, then your "latitude in thought" isn't nearly as great as you think it is, because you have to be a willfully-ignorant science denier to come up with that. And if you really accept the magic rocks in the hat story, well, that pretty much seals the deal as far as your rationality is concerned, no matter what your intellectual capacity might be otherwise.

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  • Nous
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    CULT: A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner

    SECT: A division from a larger religious group which has diverged by developing deviating beleifs, practices etc.

    Do Christians have to wear silly underwear to go to church?

    Do Christians have to avoid various foods and drinks?

    Do Christians have to prove they are fervent believers before they are allowed into church?

    Do Christians have to ban anyone from entering church that is not totally committed?

    Do Christians act as if their religion is some sort of secret society by banning non members from their churches?

    Do Christians believe they will become gods?

    Compare the bible and Christian beliefs with the Mormon book and beliefs and it is as plain as day that Mormons only claim to be Christian because they are afraid to stand up as an entirely separate religion!

    Seen the advertisements with people doing everyday things with the line “and they are Mormon”? Seems the Mormon hierarchy recognize that they are seen not just as an extremist cult but also different to other people!

    Mormonism is closer to scientology than Christianity!

  • 4 years ago

    You mean the part about Mormons having special underwear that protects them from evil or that angels and devils and the pantheon of Christianity come to earth from another planet?

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    One man 'inspired by an angel' wrote a book and called it 'The Book of Mormon'.

    One man 'inspired by an angel' wrote a book and called it 'The Koran'.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Lava resistent underwear. 'Nuff said

    And don't forget God as a man/alien on Kolob. The polygamist with the magic plates only he could read. ....

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