The skeptic s annotated bible is a harsh criticism of the bible written by steve wells. Thats the best god could come up with to restore his one true. Its the single most comprehensive online bible study guide that doesnt immediately try to plug every hole. Why are you still here rather than reading the book of mormon. Or the skeptic s annotated book of mormon, just reading the annotations. This commentary and crossreference see below should be. The ghost of jack kevorkian for presidents physician. Annotated book of mormon goes against fb community standards. Published in pamphlet form in that same year, the essay subsequently achieved new fame with paul edwards edition of russells book, why i am not a christian and other essays. About 30 websites of skepticsannotatedbible at topalternate. Knowing of my knowledge of mormonism and my skepticism in general, the.
Jun 21, 2006 seems skeptic s annotated bible left out the verse from the book of mormon that allows polygamy. The skeptic s annotated book of mormon off site skeptical indexes and commentary to various passages of the book of mormon. Lds scholars find parallels between the book of mormon and. A skeptics experience with the book of mormon real life. For atheists, agnostics, and fans of religious stupidity volume 1 4. Many mormons believe that this event was the basis for quetzalcoatl and other native american precolombian deities. Jan 10, 2019 the skeptic s annotated bible i havent seen this linked here in quite a while, and recent questions have made me realize that some people are unaware of it. You can read more at the skeptics annotated book of mormon. Skeptics annotated bible website sab the book amazon site. Being raised a member of the lds church mormon, it was only recently that i learned about many of the criticisms facing the church and its claims. The contradictions and false prophecies show that the bible is not. I was going through my notes when i found this paper that my trainer from my mission gave me. It analyses the king james version of the bible and is particularly useful against king james onlyfundamentalists. The book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible.
The uneducated joseph smith reads from his imaginary golden plates. Every time the book of mormon has met a true challenge, the result has been nothing short of colossal failure. The skeptic s annotated bible by steve wells is an outstanding result of gargantuan effort. If the other cultures have equal or more parallels between them and the book of mormon, it would seriously question just how meaningful the parallels are between the book of mormon and mesoamerica. My knowledge of the truth of the book of mormon started with one threepage chapter in the book of alma, a kind of sub book within the book of mormon. How much should i pay my teenager to read the book of mormon. We put dot in the address so it wont recognize it as a link but at least we can leave it there. New testament quotes in the book of mormon book of mormon. I told the brethren that the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book. In the long last section of that chapter, god tells moses to count the levites saying. And, finding there was greater happiness and peace and rest for me, i sought for the blessings of the fathers, and the right whereunto i should be ordained to administer the same. Since its inception, the sab has expanded to cover the quran and the book of mormon. Book of mormon student manual by the church of jesus christ.
A skeptic discovers mormonism hardcover january 1, 1946 by timberline wales riggs author 5. The skeptic s annotated bible, a harsh criticism of the bible, is written by steve wells. What do muslims think about the skeptics annotated quran. The first book of the book of mormon is the first book of nephi. This blog is a look and exploration of these criticisms and the reasons why i went from being a true believer to an ex mormon. Book of mormon study class, bismarck, north dakota. With this distortion the skeptics annotated bible people change the topic, the subject or the theme of the argument of the discussion of jesus of nazareth and his school. Skeptics annotated bible quran book of mormon pearltrees. Introduction to atheism and atheists article by austin cline on s. The skeptics annotated bible democratic underground. Jan 17, 2016 listen in on a chat between me and three mormon missionary girls. Tempting though it may be to just leave the accusations towards the book of mormon dangling here i dont personally believe in the book, nor in the faith built upon it there is something that i think should be said in the book s defense. Steve wells is also the author of the nonfiction book drunk with blood.
The crowning event in the book of mormon is the story of jesus christ himself as a resurrected being visiting the people on the american continent just after his crucifixion. Nov 18, 2006 the mormon believes in both the bible and the book of mormon. Jul 11, 2006 jesus of course claimed to have summed up all of god s law in two commandments matt. The skeptics annotated bible is an online text of the bible containing annotations intended for skeptics and atheists. Holy bible best god damned version the books of moses. Halfon, 2004, nassau community college that there is a difference between. This is the official page for the book of mormon study class in bismarck, north dakota. August 22, 2017 august 22, 2017 heavymetalmormon book of mormon book of mormon, joseph smith, new testament, plagiarism members of the lds faith believe that the book of mormon is a true history of an ancient people the nephites that lived on.
It also contains an annotated koran and book of mormon. Her post explained the ancient origins of the book and how we came to have it today. Book of mormon student manual by the church of jesus. That christ s people will love each other, and take care of each other. It goes through the book of mormon sequentially and incorporates prophetic insights as well as scholarly commentary. Why does the book of mormon quote the new testament. I guess this happens a lot when someone claims to be an authority on other peoples beliefs. It s a useful resource which shows why it s not reasonable to believe the bible. The book of mormon institute manual will help you gain more from your study of the book of mormon in religion 121122 course.
Skeptic s annotated bible is an annotated bible intended for the use of atheists and skeptics. Just a few sites and resources related to atheism, leaving religion, counterapologetics, science, pseudoscience, churchstate separation, and humanism. Ive kept the same basic html structure at the site for all these years. Steve wells spent years researching the bible as well as the quran and the book of mormon to produce a website and hardcover book called the skeptic s annotated bible.
Here about 30 popular skeptic s point sites such as skeptic s annotated bible quran book of mormon. Knowing of my knowledge of mormonism and my skepticism in general, the threeagainstone tactic is played out in my local library. If you have the time and feel impressed to do so, please go like and share the facebook post screen shot below linking to the. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. And the lord spake unto moses in the wilderness of sinai, saying, number the children of levi after the house of their fathers, by their families. The skeptics annotated bible includes the entire text of the king james. Contradictions in the book of mormon skeptics annotated bible. It is edited by steve wells, and also contains an annotated quran and book of mormon. The quick and dirty case against mormonism 2004 by kyle j. It is also one of the four main holy scriptures of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints and its offshoots the other works being pearl of great price and the doctrine and covenants, alongside the king james version of the bible, and by far the easiest one to get hold of due to the lds church s printing of. The site also contains annotated versions of the quran and the book of mormon. There are only two options when it comes to the book of mormon. Jan 15, 2014 steve wells spent years researching the bible as well as the quran and the book of mormon to produce a website and hardcover book called the skeptic s annotated bible. We then parenthetically mention our site got blocked, but the skeptics annotated book of mormon is okay to link to, though they slam the bible, quran, and the book of mormon in a much snarkier fashion than our site.
Absurdity in the book of mormon skeptics annotated bible. Nov 02, 2014 a website created by single minded atheists which promotes bigotry. It seemed to work okay for the most part, but it was difficult to change and update. Ive found that most gospel doctrinesunday school classes barely scratch the surface of the contents of the book, and i am interested in a comprehensive analysis or companion of the book in. It analyses the king james version of the bible and is particularly. Were precious things found in great abundance by the nephites in america. Its a useful resource which shows why its not reasonable to believe the bible. Most of these comments are designed to draw attention to. The skeptics annotated bible contains the text of the bible king james version, with comments alongside many of the bible verses. She also explained the similarities and differences between the book of mormon and the bible and how we believe in the. It is an indispensable resource and the only book i keep on my desk.
For a better transparency, the author divided his comments on the bible into several categories e. Aug 24, 20 the skeptics annotated bible people put a different entity, which is this. As of 8102009, i no longer consider myself a member of the lds church. The official facebook page for the skeptic s annotated bible. I mean, seriously, joseph smith, as a grownass adult, fucked multiple teenage girls as young as 14. The mormons definition of grace the skeptics annotated. Nov 01, 20 however, despite my skepticism, the implications of a knowledge of the truth of the book of mormon seemed immense and important to me, so i still desired to know. Christ s church christ s people will do good works, in christ s name so their heavenly father will achieve his purposes upon this planet.
Sabom skeptics annotated bible quran book of morman. Issues are listed by chapter and verse, as well as category e. The complete texts of the bible, quran, and book of mormon, with annotations from a skeptics point of view. Wells spent some 20 years researching the bible, the quran, and the book of mormon to generate his skeptic s annotated bible. The skeptic s annotated quran is a famous critique of the quran from a skeptic s point of view using the respected mohammed marmaduke pickthall translation, its categories of criticism include. Mar 24, 2020 it s a bit hard for me to believe now, but i created the skeptic s annotated bible website back in 1999, nearly 20 years ago. The complete texts of the bible, quran, and book of mormon, with annotations from a skeptic s point of view. The book of moron mormon is a kickass musical by trey parker and matt stone. The skeptic s annotated bible republishes the king james bible, later bibles may be. As your chairman has told you, the subject about which i am going to speak to you tonight is why i. The author is a guy named nephi who thinks quite a lot of himself. It is a very handy resource for pastors, teachers, skeptics, christians, and seekers. The skeptics annotated bible by stephen wells nook book. It would also give us an idea of how many coincidental parallels one could expect when trying to place the book of mormon with any culture.
Hey all lifelong mormon, currently doing my second read through of the book of mormon. A website used as reference by many atheists when debating with muslims. Wells spent some 20 years researching the bible, quran, and book of mormon to generate his skeptic s annotated bible. The book of mormon contains quotes from the new testament that were not written until long after the time of lehi and would not have been available to the nephites, who left jerusalem six centuries before christ s birth. The skeptics annotated bible, corrected and explained, shows that legitimate book publishers, in denying publication and, presumably, a level of professional legitimacy, to some works, know exactly what theyre doing, after all. It analyses the king james version of the bible and is particularly useful. This commentary and crossreference see below should be considered as a continuous work in progress. A few days ago, ashley responded to a question that one of our readers asked regarding our belief in the bible and our claims that the book of mormon contains scripture. Skeptics annotated bible religionwiki fandom powered. Why torture your child just to provide them with a gotcha. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Importance of the book of mormon in the lds church joesph smith is well known for making the following statement regarding the book of mormon.
Annotated book of mormon goes against fb community. Doctrine and covenants pearl of great price the book of moses the book of abraham writings of joseph smith the articles of faith plagiarism. Other mormon scriptures doctrine and covenants pearl of great price the book of moses the book of abraham writings of joseph smith. The skeptics annotated biblequranbook of mormon education. South park episode all about mormons 2003 destroys the foundations of the mormon religion with good humour. The mormon believes in both the bible and the book of mormon. Comments will be added and updated from time to time.868 835 674 891 979 36 451 163 474 984 586 1248 339 719 1511 1234 1055 1051 1205 5 4 989 887 44 608 1209 1447 591 113