Their beliefs may be as strange as any others, but I could forgive the Mormons a lot
because of all the work they do on the world's
What a marvellously useful religious belief, that one should try to account for the whole world.
"True Origins of the Qur'an"
does a similar job on the Quran.
to write down the "revelations"
he receives from an imaginary being called "Allah".
Joseph Smith received
from an angel in 1827.
No sceptic or rational person ever saw them.
Smith never bothered to bring them near, say, a university.
Instead he showed them to a bunch of
and told them to "spread the word" about what they had seen.
Yeah, that will work!
What kind of moronic strategy is that?
Image from LDS.
Right, there's a bunch of men claimed they saw these things.
So obviously ... we don't need them any more!
Of course not!
Smith "returned" the plates to the angel in 1829.
These plates, which could have proved for the first time in human history the existence of God,
Atheists like me were left to carry on believing there is no God,
because Smith got rid of the evidence.
Image from LDS.
Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists:
I love debate.
I love ideas.
But the Western left
and their friends the Islamic right
do not return the favour.
Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.
See Who blocks me on Twitter.
I will debate almost anyone.
Stick to ideas and I will debate you.
But I do have rules.
See Who I block on Twitter.
The Twitter dark age, 2016 to 2022:
I am on Twitter at
Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016.
You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.
Starting in 2016,
Twitter became increasingly broken.
It became full of reporting and bans and censorship.
In 2019, Twitter even started
for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed.
arrival of Elon Musk
in 2022, Twitter's dark age of censorship may end.
Let's hope so.