Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Abraham History or Egyptain Funerary Relics?

I just love change, for the most part, change usually means growth, improvement, stretching. There is mischief afoot, however, with changes being made with the LDS scriptures. It is beginning with the Android scriptures, they are leaving out the facsimilies found in the Book of Abraham. Egyptologists have conclusively said these facsimilies have nothing to do with human sacrifice, Hebrew temple ceremonies, or Abraham, but in fact of typical Egyptian funerary relics. Hmmmm, I wonder why the Mormon church has chosen to take them out of their Christian scriptures? [sarcasm noted] I am posting them here for those who won't know what they look like in a few years:

The Mormon church has come out with a new article on the Book of Abraham. Here is a quote about these facsimiles:

"None of the characters on the papyrus fragments mentioned Abraham’s name or any of the events recorded in the book of Abraham. Mormon and non-Mormon Egyptologists agree that the characters on the fragments do not match the translation given in the book of Abraham, though there is not unanimity, even among non-Mormon scholars, about the proper interpretation of the vignettes on these fragments.27 Scholars have identified the papyrus fragments as parts of standard funerary texts that were deposited with mummified bodies. These fragments date to between the third century B.C.E. and the first century C.E., long after Abraham lived."  Book of Abraham

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What do Sharia law and Mormons have in common? Child Brides

This month, Iraq's Muslim controlled government has proposed a law that would allow girls as young as 9 years old to be taken as brides, to restrict women's rights of divorce, parenting and inheritance.child brides
 Here in the USA, we would be outraged at such misogyny, and yet, there is no such outrage when girls as young as 8, 9, 10 and 11 are dressed up as brides and told their only purpose in life is to become a wife and mother:

When children are taught they are only as good as the roles they fill, when they are taught they belong to men, when they are taught they are only worthwhile if they fit into a box, rather than follow their dreams, or be an individual or be human, they are set up to be seen as an object, to be used an an object, to suffer depression, isolation, anxiety the rest of their lives.


Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children.

Then, there is this. Women will not be equal until they no longer have to be afraid of men.