Lame Mormon Arguments from F.A.R.M.S. Exposed, Again
I was reading a page made by F.A.R.M.s, a Mormon apologetics group, a page hosted by B.Y.U. to B.Y.U.’s shame. They aren’t doing their students any favors by hosting such stupid stupid stupidity. The page is titled, “Archaeology, Relics, and Book of Mormon Belief [by] John E. Clark
John asks, “Again, if we stumbled onto Zarahemla, how would we know?
Zarahemla is an imaginary city made up by Joseph Smith (or if we are to believe his claim that he got his information from a seer stone, then is was some demon). John, we could know it by seeing if it matches the description of it made by the Book of Mormon. What other way? Would you like us to use a seer stone and consult the dead or demons? Or were you expecting us to believe your question was somehow evidence that the city existed? This question and this quote from his footnotes seem to be his strongest evidence:
“In truth, biblical archaeology is riven with pitfalls and difficulties. Archaeology has not confirmed the Bible in any nontrivial sense.”
Yeah, attack the archeologically verified Bible (the genuine word of God which you clearly hate) because your Book of Mormon is archeology unverifiable:
“Hey Mormons hey world, the Bible can’t be trusted anymore than the Bible, therefore you should believe the Book of Mormon just as much!”
What an awesome false point.
John doesn’t seem to be familiar with Biblical archeology or manuscript evidence having made a historically and morally stupid point like that. And if he is, then he is condemned for denying the obvious that even Middle East archeology specializing atheists won’t deny, that being that the Bible is historically accurate:
http://astore.amazon.com/eternia-20 (the first archaeological books are on the 2nd page and continues for a while) and the last book on the 13th page of that store shows an archeological book on the Bible made by a famous atheist who has been used as a commentator on various shows. He doesn’t doubt the Jesus of the Bible existed but only disbelieves in the miracles.
Not surprising to me there is a disclaimer on that page, written by who I don’t know. It says,
“The views expressed in this article are the views of the author and do not represent the position of the Maxwell Institute, Brigham Young University, or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
That good to know, but what about F.A.R.M.S.?