Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Book of Mormon Play

 The following article sums up some of the feelings that I've had concerning the Book of Mormon Play.

 This article was published in the Standard-Examiner on Monday, June 13.

Trey Parker's broadway play fulfills Smith's prophecy - Standard-Examiner
(UNEDITED) "The Book of Mormon" Broadway play received 9 Tony Awards Sunday evening, including the prize for the best musical. In receiving the award, Trey Parker held up the award and exclaimed, "You did it Joseph! You got the Tony." The national exposure and attention given the Book of Mormon, sacred to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, reached, perhaps its pinnacle with Parker's declaration. Interesting to note that Joseph himself states that he was told by the Angel Moroni that his, Joseph's, "name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of by all people." This was told to an obscure, 17 year old boy in 1823, and recorded in the L.D.S. book of the Pearl of Great Price, p.52, written in 1838.
I saw, a few years ago, a picture in the "National Geographic" magazine, of a pile of swept up articles from the floor of a deserted science lab building located at the South Pole. In the pile, very obvious to see, was a phamplet with a portrait and name of Joseph Smith Jr. on the front cover. I could not help but exclaim, "certainly this prophecy of Joseph's name, written nearly two centuries ago, has been fulfilled." Trey Parker and his cohorts little realize their profane play about the Mormons only further fulfills prophecy, and gives more evidence of the truthfulness of Joseph Smith's declarations. Has there ever been such a celebrated play desecrating the sincere beliefs of specific religious leaders of other faiths? I do not know of any.

I ask all readers to consider the words of the L.D.S. hymn, "Praise to the Man," speaking of Joseph Smith: "traitors and tyrants, now fight him in vain...death cannot conquer the hero again." How unfortunate for those who seek for riches and fame, that they are willing to use whatever profanity they can find to obtain such. They are now full of themselves, but I believe they will forever regret their part in calling that which is good evil, and that which is evil, good.
Darrel Thompson

You don't go to a Ford Dealership to learn about a Chevy and the same is true about religion.The Book of Mormon Play was not an accurate portrayal of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you truly want to grasp an accurate understanding of it and an accurate understanding of who exactly Jospeph Smith was click of these links.  

Read the Book of Mormon for yourself and ponder the message it contains. It will change your life.
-Thanks for Reading

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