Katzpur, why not enlighten me with the intepretation regarding the BOM and it's origin? What makes it an authentic inspired Word of God and stack rank it against what I referenced related to the Holy Bible. It does not matter to me that you don't care and I am always willing to approach and research things with an open mind. Since Joseph Smith and others with questionable background and integrity allegedly discovered the golden plates and received interpretation of the BOM, how does that impact it's authenticity associated with the BOM?Katzpur said:Look, I'm not disputing that the Bible is authentic. I love the Bible. I love it just as much as I would if I could go to some museum and view the original manuscripts. It doesn't concern me in the slightest that the tablets upon which the Ten Commandments were inscribed have "gone missing." My faith rests on what the Bible has to say, as I suspect yours does.
And all of these things can be said about the Book of Mormon. Look, I could care less about what your opinion of the Book of Mormon was if I thought you'd actually read it with an open mind, put some sincere effort into understanding its message, and prayerfully asked that the Holy Ghost bear witness to you of its truthfulness. What I have a problem with is your referring to it as a nineteenth-century wannabe without really knowing what the heck you're talking about. So... that said, I'm outta this thread permanently.