The Joseph Smith Hypocephalus

Seventeen Years Later by Michael D. Rhodes Seventeen years ago I published a translation and commentary of Facsimile 2 of the Book of Abraham. [1] In the intervening years there have been numerous advances in our understanding of this interesting document, and I felt that the study needed revision in the light of those advances.[2] This will certainly not be the last word on Facsimile 2. In Egyptian studies, as indeed in all human endeavors, our knowledge is always tentative and in need of constant revision as we learn more. It should come as no surprise to members of the Church that as we gain more understanding of Egyptian matters, we find an increasing number of Joseph Smith’s explanations of Facsimile 2 are in accord with that increased understanding. Nevertheless, my purpose is not to “prove” Joseph Smith was a prophet. That knowledge can and should come only from […] Read More

2003: IS AMERICA EVIL? WE ASK THE CHURCH OF [censored].

By Eric Gillin 02.18.03 America’s war against Iraq, which is coming any day now, come hell or high water, has upset the entire globe. Iraq is understandably pissed, but even NATO — an organization dedicated around the idea that an armed attack against a member is considered an armed attack on all its members — can’t seem to figure out what to do about America. Who better to ask than the Church of [censored]? But before we dive right in, there are some things you should know about these Satanists. They don’t worship goats or do anything special with virgins. They don’t believe in gods or devils or the afterlife. And there is no such thing as absolute good or absolute evil. It’s all kinda relative, depending on your personal interests. So it follows that in this kind of Satanism, political philosophy is an individual’s choice. And while this […] Read More