Thursday, February 16, 2012

1 Nephi 6: Damage Assessment

1 Nephi Chapter 6 is only six verses long. There's not a whole lot to find issue with here. There is, however, an interesting irony on Joseph Smith's part. Take a gander at verse 6:
Wherefore, I shall give commandment unto my seed, that they shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of men.
But these plates aren't of worth unto the children of men. Plenty of good has come from it. Mormonism has bred plenty of decent human beings who have made positive impacts on the world around them. But the good is easily outweighed by the bad. We've moved well past 175 years of racism, sexism, homophobia, polygamy, broken families, suicides, brainwashing, emotional stunting, trauma and torture...all because of a religion based on "these plates."

The children of men would be better off without them.

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