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- The Book of Mormon and DNA
- Illusion in Wisconsin
- Hell on Earth, Part 14
- Oscars & More
- Ten Tribes and Danites
- Soul Retreival
- The Gold Standard, Part 6
Keith gives this quote: “…DNA testing has conclusively proven the book of Mormon is a work of fiction, as there are no traces of Semitic DNA markers in North American Indians. This evidence is so damning that even high level Mormon scholars have left the cult. For an excellent documentary expose I highly recommend: DNA vs. the Book of Mormon…” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svfxSscxh8o)
Actually when the original DNA testing revealed an Asian origin of American Indians I was not surprised. Why?
Because the Book of Mormon tells us that within one generation of their arrival their main enemy were darker skinned people they called Lamanites. It was not logical that Lehi’s descendants would have turned dark in one generation so I figured the dark skinned people were descended from people already here in America when they arrived.
Then in the last great battle we are told the light skinned people were completely destroyed. If this is correct then the DNA residue of the lighter skinned Jewish inhabitants would have been pretty much lost to history.
It is interesting that there is significant physical evidence that Hebrew people were in Ancient America. One of the moist interesting is the Los Lunas Inscription where the Ten Commandments were found written on a stone using Hebrew characters. How did they get in Ancient America if there were not some Hebrews here?
Here is a reference: http://www.ensignmessage.com/archives/loslunas.html
Here is another reference giving more additional evidence. http://www.israelite.info/commentary/collins-articles/americanindians.html
Here is an interesting one giving evidence that civilizations as described in the Book of Mormon existed in Ancient America: http://www.lostcivilizationdvd.com/documentary.html
Since the first discovery of Asian DNA in American Indians other DNA from Europe of possibly Hebrew have been found. Here is an article on it: http://www.bookofmormonlands.com/link%20twenty%20six.htm
It is also interesting to read the LDS side of the DNA argument: http://www.jefflindsay.com/LDSFAQ/DNA.shtml
There have been a few white American Indians discovered from time to time. It would be interesting to see what their DNA revealed.
The full truth behind the Book of Mormon is quite a mystery and I do not believe all is as appears from either side of the issue. Hopefully all will be revealed some time in the near future.
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Q1a3a is a lineage group found in many American Indians and Arabs. It is NOT found in East Asians. The M346 Y-chromosome mutation that defines the Q1a3a haplogroup is not East Asian. It is Middle Eastern, South Asian and European and American Indian. Sorry this is a problem for you, but denial will not make it go away.
In answer to Las Lunas here is one site that points out some problems: http://www.mormonthink.com/backup/loslunas.htm and that same website has a lot of discussion about other problems with the Book of Mormon. Personally I like the idea that it is a true historical record, but there are some pretty large questions to be answered.
JJ Quote for the Day
Fear and Trembling
“Initiates such as Joseph Smith and John F.Kennedy who appeared to have a lack of control over sexual appetites had this problem, not because of lack of control but because of illusion or just a lack information to fill in the blanks of their philosophy.
If you study both of these men you will see that they both had tremendous control over the physical when such control was within their belief system.
Consider this: A hundred years ago many people believed that cocaine was a healthful product. Now, if a person believes that cocaine is good for you then he will make no effort to control his use of it. Because of erroneous belief, the taking of this drug gives no evidence whatsoever of any inability to control the physical.
Even so, because of Joseph’s and JFK’s beliefs concerning relationship with women their seeming lack of control was not lack of control after all. To control a thing one must first believe that it needs to be controlled.
This does not mean these two initiates did not make mistakes. They did. But the mistakes were caused through erroneous belief and not through lack of self control required by the first initiation.
To look at the road ahead and accurately see the good and the bad possibilities is to see reality as it is and thus glamour is not a factor. Courage is. To follow the will of God into paths of great risk for the service of humanity is indeed a courageous act as well as a fiery demonstration of love. A natural “fear and trembling” precedes all greatness, no matter what the idealists may say.
“Why; I do the things I saw my Father do when worlds come rolling into existence. My Father worked out his kingdom with fear and trembling, and I must do the same; and when I get my kingdom, I shall present it to my Father, so that he may obtain kingdom upon kingdom, and it will exalt him in glory. He will then take a higher exaltation, and I will take his place, and thereby become exalted myself.” (Joseph Smith quoting Christ.)”
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