Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"That's one small step for man, one giant embarrassment for Mormon prophecy"

With the passing on Saturday of Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon, we are reminded of that momentous event on July 20, 1969, when:

  1. Man made one of the greatest steps in the progress of science and a scientific worldview, and
  2. Mormon prophecy was dealt one of it's most telling blows in defiance of the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator Joseph Fielding Smith's statement that "The moon is a superior planet to the earth and it was never intended that man should go there. You can write it down in your books that this will never happen."
I invite you to "write down" in your "books" all of those instances that illustrate the arrogance of Mormon prophets, and especially note the faith's apparent unconcern with such spectacular failures.

Fittingly, after Apollo 15's journey to the moon, the astronaut team presented Joseph Fielding Smith with a Utah State Flag that they had taken with them to the moon, which can only be interpreted as an "up your's" masked by the superficial gesture.

Mormonism appears to respond to such challenges with collective amnesia.  How healthy and mature is that?

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