By Kay Burningham
AN AMERICAN FRAUD. One Lawyer's Case opposed to Mormonism
"Each folks has to stand the matter--either the Church is right, or it's a fraud. there's no heart floor. it's the Church and country of God or it's nothing." --LDS Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley, April basic convention, 2003.
Many Mormons think that this and different related proclamations via LDS leaders are rhetorical statements. But what if the Mormon leaders intended anything else?
Historically, Mormonism has made tremendous and important alterations to its theology. Likewise, Mitt Romney, a life-long Mormon who has served as an LDS chief, tweaks, equivocates and refuses to acknowledge inconvenient proof. Romney has the main documented crusade flip-flops of any flesh presser in fresh historical past, but he turns out unaware that his development of public contradiction is not easy. After examining An American Fraud, the reader will comprehend the nexus among becoming up Mormon and Romney's innate inauthenticity.
It is predicted that greater than 1-1.5 million Mormons have resigned from the Church considering that 1995. Some declare there are extra ex-Mormons than Mormons. An American Fraud explains why there's this kind of contemporary, formal abandonment of Mormonism through, in lots of circumstances, formerly religious members.
The publication of Mormon isn't a translation of historical American historical past engraved in "reformed Egyptian," on golden plates buried through an early American prophet. as a substitute, this key Mormon scripture has been proven to be a 19th-century paintings of fiction authored through Joseph Smith and maybe others. Historically, so much contributors of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hardly learn outdoors their scriptures and Church-approved literature. besides the fact that, Mormons have recently begun to find proof approximately LDS background that had formerly been recognized to only a few, generally scholarly historians of Mormonism. during the discovery of those basic historic resources, now to be had on a variety of websites, clever and curious Mormons have reached a severe aspect. in the event that they learn, they've got develop into disaffected and disoriented. Many are experiencing crises of faith.
The first 3rd of An American Fraud. One Lawyer's Case opposed to Mormonism, chronicles the Author's trip out of the faith. the second one a part of the e-book is an exposé, together with an research less than the law. The writer, an skilled civil trial lawyer, areas the actions of Mormon leaders over virtually centuries of their right felony framework, reading not just the misrepresentations, however the ensuing damages: political, environmental and particularly psycho-social.
The fraud dedicated by means of generations of Mormon leaders is they have always misrepresented the proof surrounding the resource in their scriptures. Neither the golden plates, nor writings via the previous testomony prophet Abraham, claimed to were inscribed on bought Egyptian papyri, ever existed. in addition, the claimed visitations by means of biblical apostles to revive misplaced priesthoods to Smith and his colleagues by no means occurred. Yet for many years LDS leaders have not less than missed, if no longer suppressed and grossly misrepresented, what has been confirmed to be the real proof surrounding Mormonism's origins, remodeling and re-packaging the founding evidence and the theology as worthy.
Billions of U.S. funds and different foreign money, donated by means of around the world devoted individuals, were used to extend the worldwide advertisement holdings of this company conglomerate. in the meantime, deserving beneficiaries of the donations, the negative and distressed, admittedly obtain only a small percent of the Church's gross source of revenue. those that joined or endured on within the faith quite trusted LDS leaders' misrepresentations approximately its origins to their major detriment. Given what has been confirmed approximately its assets, the Mormon faith can't stay defended less than any pretext as a spiritual association for the great of its contributors.
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