Sunday, May 6, 2007

sunday night sparks of wisdom

we watched some church history videos tonight after the kids went to bed. i learned (or was reminded) of a cool thing:
we were watching one about the doctrine and covenants and it made me think back to the time i saw the south park episode about joseph smith and the book of mormon. it was pretty funny, but their intention was to cast doubt on its truthfulness and showed how (according to them) nobody saw the plates and that joseph smith was just making up stuff while looking into a hat. what they didn't show was a reenactment of all the times joseph smith dictated to oliver cowdery visions/prophecies he received directly from God without anything else (props) around him (and also they failed to mention the Testimony of the Three Witnesses, who claimed to have been shown the plates by the angel Moroni, and the Testimony of the Eight Witnesses who were shown the plates by Joseph Smith).

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