The Book of Mormon is a P.O.S.

P.O.S. = Pile Of Shit

As a rule, I try to respect different religious beliefs and their followers even while disagreeing with them, usually because most religious believers I know have good qualities I admire and want to encourage, and you don’t do that by rejecting them because of one or two issues that one may overlook on a casual basis. Most Christians, Muslims, Baha’is, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, and Atheists I can respect, as long as they respect me. But there are exceptions to my tolerance. I completely reject, deny and refuse to accept in any way the Book of Mormon and its teachings, period and feel only pity for Mormons themselves that may not yet know the truth about that book. And here is why:

These are direct quotes from the Book of Mormon. Read them and judge for yourself.

15 And I beheld the Spirit of the Lord, that it was upon the Gentiles, and they did prosper and aobtain the bland for their inheritance; and I beheld that they were white, and exceedingly fair and cbeautiful, like unto my people before they were dslain.

20 Wherefore, the word of the Lord was fulfilled which he spake unto me, saying that: Inasmuch as they will anot hearken unto thy words they shall be bcut off from the presence of the Lord. And behold, they were ccut off from his presence.

21 And he had caused the acursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and bdelightsome, that they might not be centicing unto my people the Lord God did cause a dskin of eblackness to come upon them.
22 And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be aloathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities.
23 And cursed shall be the seed of him that amixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done.
24 And because of their acursing which was upon them they did become an bidle people, full of mischief and subtlety, and did seek in the wilderness for beasts of prey.

5 Behold, the Lamanites your brethren, whom ye hate because of their filthiness and the cursing which hath come upon their skins, are more righteous than you; for they have not aforgotten the commandment of the Lord, which was given unto our father—that they should have save it were bone wife, and cconcubines they should have none, and there should not be dwhoredoms committed among them.

6 And now, this commandment they observe to keep; wherefore, because of this observance, in keeping this commandment, the Lord God will not destroy them, but will be amerciful unto them; and one day they shall bbecome a blessed people.
7 Behold, their ahusbands blove their cwives, and their wives love their husbands; and their husbands and their wives love their children; and their dunbelief and their hatred towards you is because of the iniquity of their fathers; wherefore, how much better are you than they, in the sight of your great Creator?
8 O my brethren, I fear that unless ye shall repent of your sins that their skins will be awhiter than yours, when ye shall be brought with them before the throne of God.
9 Wherefore, a commandment I give unto you, which is the word of God, that ye arevile no more against them because of the darkness of their skins; neither shall ye revile against them because of their filthiness; but ye shall remember your own filthiness, and remember that their filthiness came because of their fathers.
6 And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a acurse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob, and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men.
7 And their brethren sought to destroy them, therefore they were cursed; and the Lord God set a amark upon them, yea, upon Laman and Lemuel, and also the sons of Ishmael, and Ishmaelitish women.
8 And this was done that their seed might be distinguished from the seed of their brethren, that thereby the Lord God might preserve his people, that they might not amix and believe in incorrect btraditions which would prove their destruction.
9 And it came to pass that whosoever did mingle his seed with that of the Lamanites did bring the same curse upon his seed.
10 Therefore, whosoever suffered himself to be led away by the Lamanites was called under that head, and there was a mark set upon him.
11 And it came to pass that whosoever would not believe in the atradition of the Lamanites, but believed those records which were brought out of the land of Jerusalem, and also in the tradition of their fathers, which were correct, who believed in the commandments of God and kept them, were bcalled the Nephites, or the people of Nephi, from that time forth—
12 And it is they who have kept the records which are atrue of their people, and also of the people of the Lamanites.
13 Now we will return again to the Amlicites, for they also had a amark set upon them; yea, they set the mark upon themselves, yea, even a mark of red upon their foreheads.
14 Thus the word of God is fulfilled, for these are the words which he said to Nephi: Behold, the Lamanites have I cursed, and I will set a mark on them that they and their seed may be aseparated from thee and thy seed, from this time henceforth and forever, except they repent of their wickedness and bturn to me that I may have mercy upon them.
15 And again: I will set a mark upon him that mingleth his seed with thy brethren, that they may be cursed also.
16 And again: I will set a mark upon him that fighteth against thee and thy seed.
17 And again, I say he that departeth from thee shall no more be called thy seed; and I will bless thee, and whomsoever shall be called thy seed, henceforth and forever; and these were the promises of the Lord unto Nephi and to his seed.
14 And it came to pass that those Lamanites who had united with the Nephites were numbered among the Nephites;
15 And their acurse was taken from them, and their skin became bwhite like unto the Nephites;
16 And their young men and their daughters became exceedingly fair, and they were numbered among the Nephites, and were called Nephites. And thus ended the thirteenth year.
25 And it came to pass that Jesus blessed them as they did pray unto him; and his acountenance did smile upon them, and the light of his bcountenance did cshine upon them, and behold they were as dwhite as the countenance and also the garments of Jesus; and behold the whiteness thereof did exceed all the whiteness, yea, even there could be nothing upon earth so white as the whiteness thereof.
26 And Jesus said unto them: Pray on; nevertheless they did not cease to pray.
27 And he turned from them again, and went a little way off and bowed himself to the earth; and he prayed again unto the Father, saying:
28 Father, I thank thee that thou hast apurified those whom I have chosen, because of their faith, and I pray for them, and also for them who shall believe on their words, that they may be purified in me, through faith on their words, even as they are purified in me.
29 Father, I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me aout of the world, because of their faith, that they may be purified in me, that I may be in them as thou, Father, art in me, that we may be one, that I may be glorified in them.
30 And when Jesus had spoken these words he came again unto his disciples; and behold they did pray steadfastly, without ceasing, unto him; and he did smile upon them again; and behold they were awhite, even as Jesus.
OK, we get it. White people are holy, while black people are evil. The Ku Klux Klan would love a book like that.
Besides these racist passages, there are also direct quotes from the Bible in the Book of Mormon, which makes me wonder why God would pointlessly repeat himself in a book that is supposed to be set in the American continents. Why not paraphrases of the Biblical passages, to at least attempt to disguise the act of plagiarism?
What amazes me most is not that Joseph Smith would attempt fraud or that many people would swallow his nonsense, but that he was so incompetent about it! Many of its statements of “history” have NO basis in reality! There is certainly no evidence that Native Americans descended from ancient Hebrews!
And Smith was addicted to the phrase “And it came to pass” just because it appeared many times in the King James Version of the Bible. That’s just lame!
And there must be something really idiotic about the USA when a religious sect based on such a rediculous book can dominate an entire state, Utah! And don’t get me started on the polygamy issue!
But why am I complaining? The Bible is also full of errors, contradictions, and moral outrages. Maybe I’m biased because I grew up believing in the Bible, so I understand better Bible believers who are not Mormon. But that’s no excuse for any double standards. So I’d like to ask any ex-Mormons who have joined some other Bible based religion what convinced them that it was better. I think they ALL are messed up!
I firmly believe in the concept of Truth in Advertising, so this should be the title of the book I have been discussing:

17 thoughts on “The Book of Mormon is a P.O.S.

  1. Of course the Book of Mormon is of no historical value…. There are some honest mormon anthropologists and historians that have admitted that fact.

    • I can understand why the claims of the Book of Mormon would be so appealing; one argument against the supremacy and universality of the Judeo-Christian God is that there were entire peoples, such as the Native Americans, who never had a chance to hear about that God for thousands of years. The idea of the Native Americans being decendants of ancient Hebrews is a way of “solving” that dilemma. The truth is that the people who wrote the creation stories in the Bible never thought of the world as being as large as it is. To them, the Mediterranean Sea was the largest body of water that existed and there were no oceans, let alone hidden continents on the other side of the world!

      Genesis 1:9 – “And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.”

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  11. Are you aware of that 2/3 of people identifying themselves as Christians haven’t read the Bible? They get their “knowledge” of what’s said in it from authorities, peers and some passages they have heard or read. They would say they “believe” in what is said in it, that it’s “God’s Word”, that it’s “True” and all that without even knowing what it says.

    100% of Christians interpret the Scripture – either what they have read or heard it says – to fit their beliefs.

    I’m 100% certain of that Mormons follow the same statistics. IF they have read this, and IF they claim to believe every word in this book is true, ask them how they understand these words. I wouldn’t be sure they interpret them as you do.
    And, yes, you interpret too.
    That was written quite a long time ago by a person with a… hmm… certain personality. My sister says that it’s no wonder USonians are as they are, after all, most of them are descendants of people who wouldn’t adjust living with other people, but went to the “new world” to be able to live by their own rules. Believing in conspiracy theories is hereditary… think about that a little.

    Most people belong to a church, not because they believe every dogma and word and rule and whatnot without having an opinion on it, but because it is their “tribe”. People keep doing things they and their “tribe” have been doing for centuries because “we have always done it this way”: A lot of Christians bring in a Christmas tree, because it’s a habit, even though it has been time and time again shown that it’s a Pagan custom, and the Bible very clearly warns the Christians from following Pagan customs. The whole Christmas is Pagan, through and through, and it doesn’t matter how much crosses they sprinkle on it.

    BTW, you are to respect EVERYONE, because YOU think everyone is worth respect and kindness, not because they “respect” you. You are supposed to follow YOUR ethics and morals, not theirs. Everyone has a story. Everyone has a struggle you know nothing about. Everyone has reasons to do what they do. Everyone has faults, vices and flaws. Everyone knows something you don’t know. Everyone can something you can’t. Everyone can teach you something.
    “Completely rejecting, denying and refusing to associate with” stupid people or people belonging to a certain group is just one form of racism.

    • And after considering your objections (and those of others) I rewrote my opening passage to make it less hostile to Mormon people.

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