Christian Israelite settlers

BOOK OF MORMON: “The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel. The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon. The record gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C. and afterward separated into two nations, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The other came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at the Tower of Babel. This group is known as the Jaredites. After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians.” -from the Introduction to the Book of Mormon. [source]

COMMENTARY: I’m not sure what to say to someone who thinks their holy book is true when absolutely nothing in it matches up with the reality it claims it is describing. That’s just a touch more gullible than I care to be at this point in my life. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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