Initially I was going to post something about the “Book of Mormon” challenge today, but I have decided against it because I realized that a lot of people probably don’t even know what the story in the Book of Mormon is. Luckily, there are a series of short Youtube videos that describe who the Mormons are and what they believe. Here is a handy, short, friendly, LDS-approved cartoon about what’s in the Book of Mormon.
And here’s a rather strange cartoon about the Mormons. It’s labelled “Banned Mormon Cartoon,” and the narrator and soundtrack are creepy as hell. This one has a very clear anti-Mormon slant, along with delightfully prurient observations on the faith.
On the YouTube page for the above video, the guy who posted it gives a list of what I guess are citations for each of the claims made in this video. Citations are great, because just the appearance of them makes something seem legitimate, and most people won’t even bother reading them to find out if they support what someone is saying. The above cartoon touches on the Book of Mormon, but also allegedly draws from other sources, such as the Book of Abraham, the History of the Church and the Doctrines and Covenants among others. I have no idea who made this cartoon and when, but the animation is gloriously crappy.
I plan on doing a post on this later, but before that, I just have one question for any Mormons reading this thing: is it true that Satan and Jesus are brothers? That seems like something that anti-Mormons would make up to scare people away from the church, but I’ve seen this mentioned elsewhere as well. This is not flamebait. I really want to know if this is true, and if it’s not, what on Earth would give people this idea?