QUOTE: “Although there are many in our day who consider the accounts of the Flood and tower of Babel to be fiction, Latter-day Saints affirm their reality. We rejoice in the many truths and lessons to be learned from these two accounts, as well as from all the stories of the Old Testament.” -Donald W. Parry, Ensign, January 1998. [source]
COMMENTARY: It’s really too bad the Book of Ether relies on the historicity of the Tower of Babel, because now Mormons can’t accept the historicity of the Book of Mormon without also accepting as true the story of the Tower of Babel. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.