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Pentagram: Satanic Symbol on Salt Lake Temple? Discusses the pentagram as a symbol and what it stands for. Also shows the origin of the idea of why it is considered Satanic instead of Godly.
Polygamy Denied By Joseph Smith? This discusses an entry in the History of the Church (Vol. 6:410-411) which is claimed to be a denial of polygamy by Joseph Smith. The evidence is not in favor of this interpretation.
Holy Grail & Joseph Smith Shows evidence that Joseph Smith restored the Holy Grail of Medieval and Early Christian Tradition
Probability of Joseph Smith's Story B.H. Roberts analyzes many propositions against Joseph Smith's story of the Book of Mormon and the Gold Plates and other issues in Church History. His analysis of the Gold plates being taken back and other parallel ideas as to why God works this way is very interesting to read
Dialogue Between Mr. Tradition, Reason, and Scriptus by Parley P. Pratt A discussion (in fun frontier America Style of oratory debating) concerning the issues of Christianity which argues that there is to be no more new revelation. Parley P. Pratt demonstrates quite powerfully that the Bible does not teach that new revelation is dangerous or that the Bible is all there is from God.
Orrin Porter Rockwell Guilty of Shooting Governor Lilburn Boggs? Critics are once again saying things they cannot support through historical analysis and research. They say Rockwell was found guilty of the crime of shooting the Governor Lilburn Boggs. So, as is my wont to do, I analyze and present the historical research.
Final Judge of the World: Joseph Smith or God? Some Critics claim that Mormonism places Joseph Smith HIGHER than Jesus Christ as Judge of the World. The evidence is overwhelmingly against critics who contend this.
JST discussion of ideas in the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible an interesting idea about the JST and what it does for us.
Kabbalah & Joseph Smith Eugene Seaich discusses various ideas concerning the ancient Kabbalah and the Jewish Temple as well as issues with Joseph Smith
Rowdy Joe: Character Assasination Against Joseph Smith D. Charles Pyle examines the critics' claims against Joseph Smith being a true prophet because he doesn't measure up to it. But do ALL God's prophets have an untarnished life? The point to understand is that the critics use a flawed double standard when dealing with Joseph Smith, which D. Charles Pyle dismantles with some superb examples.
Wild Bill: Review of Jerald and Sandra Tanner's Treatment on the Danites Russell C. McGregor reviews the rather shoddy methodology of the Tanner's in their treatment of the theme of the Danites in early Mormon History.
Moonmen From a True Prophet? Discusses the anti-Mormon stance concerning Moonmen and Joseph Smith supposedly teaching about it.
Robert McKay of Utah Missions to Mormons Dismal Performance on Brigham Young A rather typical example of critics, Robert McKay in his analysis of Brigham Young, literally "Cheats" on each and every single quote he utilizes in the Journal of Discourses.
The Confession of Peter and the Rock of Revelation Shows the early Mormon understanding and interpretation of the famous Confession of Peter, demonstrating that the context of the principle that Jesus was teaching is revelation.
The Coward Brigham Young: His Own Confessions Analyzes Brigham Young's own admissions to being a coward, and he was not kidding! The context here demonstrates the necessity for care in quoting and using sources in context.
Have Science and History Disemboweled Mormonism? Discusses how various scientists, mathematicians, physicists, etc. have discussed the limitations and problems with science.
Is it Damning to Mormonism that it changes? Discusses that change is essential in the church precisely because of circumstances.
Mormon History - The Other Side of the Story Compares the supposed "Sanitized" Version of Mormon history as compared to the "New Mormon History" with the "Naturalistic Assumptions" prevailing with the "Revisionists."
Who Was Dan Jones? Joseph Smith's Final Prophecy Literally Fulfilled This is fun Church History. We hear it said that Joseph Smith is such a phony because of so many false prophecies. I got thinking, what was his very last and was *it* fulfilled? Here is the story, along with some fun learning about one of the most colorful characters in Church History.
A War on the Civil War Prophecy - Literally fulfilled This uses Internet Sources heavily so we can all check the historic facts. I then share various texts I have found showing the causes of the Civil War, and other historic issues.
Excerpts from Eugene England "On Finding Truth and God" Summarizing the succinct and intelligently understood and reasoned points of one of the LDS's finest scholars.
What Manner of Man Was This Brigham Young? Discusses various attitudes of Brigham Young regarding Truth, the Gospel, and Riches, among other things.
Brigham Young: Hell Bent & Heaven Sent Brigham taught the Gospel, and believed that *all* mankind & womankind was loved by God. His determination to share the Gospel was legendary as this article discusses.
John L. Brooke's "Refiner's Fire," Some notes A compilation of the various reviews that John Brooke's book had. There are fatal flaws in Brooke that demonstrates the last word has not yet been written on Joseph Smith and the supposed modern sources of his ideas.
Yet Another Look at D. Michael Quinn's "Objective and Impeccible" Research There are always two sides to the issues concerning history and how historians write history. Mormons are lambasted constantly for sanitizing history, and being biased, while scholars like Quinn are hailed as the epitome of "Objective."
The Legitimacy of D. Michael Quinn as a Mormon Historian - Pretty Good, but Hardly Objective Discusses his activities as a Historian - Impressive! Yet He has had problems in the past with come conclusions and definitions of things such as "Magic" and the like.
No Man Reads Her Biography...With a Straight Face An analysis of Fawn Brodie, with comments for critics against Hugh Nibley's review - Brodie is simply writing autobiography, not history. For more information concerning many of Brodie's methodological and historical flub-ups, click here
The Lijjick of Fawn Brodie's Biography More notes on the problems inherent in Fawn Brodie's biography of the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith - "No Man Knows My History"