Saturday, April 28, 2007

Mormons Part Two

The Mormons stopped by again, this time with a Book of Mormon. Jeannette has been heading up the reading so far, and giving me summaries. So far Nephi killed a guy with a rod because he had some brass plates which had a genealogy and prophecies on them. God let him kill the guy, by getting the guy drunk before Nephi killed him. We still don't know where these plates came from, or why this other guy had the plates. It seems like the Jews were mad at Nephi, and his family have to live in the woods, so his family is mad at Nephi and try to kill him. They've bound him up, but God loosened the rope. That's how far we've gotten so far.

Saturday afternoon, I spent cleaning a speck of highway with some other members of Minnesota Atheists. The time went by fast, but it was still hard work.

3 comments:

Jet said...

Nephi smote off the guys head. It was his brothers that smote Nephi with the rod.

Chris Schommer said...

I think south park got it about right...

http://www.southparkzone.com/episode.php?vid=712

Bjorn said...

South Park did get it right, but I want to get a whole picture. Mormons know well enough that the origin story sounds far fetched, and have apologists who have explained that story well enough. I'd like to see if I can find more threads of logic woven through the book, and ask the Mormons about that later. That should be in about three weeks.