DAN VOGEL DISCUSSES THE SPALDING/RIGDON THEORY

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bump..
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TAK wrote:bump..


So -- what will Dan Vogel's response to the Stanford team's Book of Mormon authorship study results be?

My guess: That their methodology and results are seriously flawed and can be ignored.

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Uncle Dale wrote:
TAK wrote:bump..


So -- what will Dan Vogel's response to the Stanford team's Book of Mormon authorship study results be?

My guess: That their methodology and results are seriously flawed and can be ignored.

Uncle Dale


Could the Stanford authorship study possibly/simply change the facilitator of pious fraud?

Am I even on the right page, Dale?
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Jersey Girl wrote:Could the Stanford authorship study possibly/simply change the facilitator of pious fraud?

Am I even on the right page, Dale?


Exactly --- but Dan can say that, since Smith's wordprint was
not included in the testing, that the results are flawed.

By the way -- both Criddle and I hold open the possibility that
Smith (and others) could well have started out as pious frauds;
or even deluded pious people, who could not distinguish fraud
from their own peculiar view of reality.

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Uncle Dale wrote:Exactly --- but Dan can say that, since Smith's wordprint was
not included in the testing, that the results are flawed.

By the way -- both Criddle and I hold open the possibility that
Smith (and others) could well have started out as pious frauds;
or even deluded pious people, who could not distinguish fraud
from their own peculiar view of reality.


I think that people could come to the belief that even Rigdon's (alleged) involvement with Manuscript Story was a case of divine intervention.

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Jersey Girl wrote:
Uncle Dale wrote:Exactly --- but Dan can say that, since Smith's wordprint was
not included in the testing, that the results are flawed.

By the way -- both Criddle and I hold open the possibility that
Smith (and others) could well have started out as pious frauds;
or even deluded pious people, who could not distinguish fraud
from their own peculiar view of reality.


I think that people could come to the belief that even Rigdon's (alleged) involvement with Manuscript Story was a case of divine intervention.

And thank you, I need a guide dog every now and then.


They'd need to remove one word from the D&C revelation -- the one that
admits as much, but says Rigdon "knew it not.'

Just remove the "not."

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Brent Metcalfe wrote:Hi Dale,

Uncle Dale wrote:Have you read William H. Whitsitt's biography of Sidney Rigdon, long available in the web?


I’ve only read the portions of Whitsitt’s manuscript that address the content of the Book of Mormon narrative proper. His conjecture of a multitier redaction for the Lehite/Jaredite tale strikes me as fanciful. Whitsitt’s musings don’t even begin to address the core concerns that I outlined in the links that I provided in my post above (see here).

Our differences on elements of Book of Mormon authorship aside, I have to commend you, Dale. Your Web sites are an important contribution to our growing understanding of the world from which Mormonism emerged.

My best,

Brent


Brent,

Or is it this one?

I'll need some help from you here.

Byron

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Hi Byron,

I rarely peruse all forums on this board, so I missed your query. But, no, that's not the post.

Ciao,

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