A fresh coat of white paint, new carpet and lighting will look nice.
Re: "Good wishes in your search, don't stop looking, listening and
learning."Same to you!Native skepticism is a good
thing. But, here's hoping it won't overtake your curiosity, hunger to
learn, and common sense, becoming, rather than an essential check and balance,
an overweening support to the pride, hubris, and iconoclasm that can operate as
a complete bar to genuine learning.
joe5If one studies the scriptures then one knows that it is not for
the whims of man that one seeks the truth, but for the love of god. If one can
not, or will not think for ones self then they are entitled to their closed
minds, but they are mistaken in impeding others search for the light of Christ
and the truth. A main purpose of the church is to provide truth. Superstition is
not the answer, it is an excuse . Good wishes in your search, don't stop
looking, listening and learning.
skeptic: The church does NOT need to do things to satisfy your whims. In past
conversations, it has become clear that you aren't going accept anything,
even if it came directly from God himself. You will always have an excuse to not
believe regardless of whatever evidence exists.Reday: The CHM is
directly to the west of temple square across the plaza from the Family History
Library. Just leave temple square from the tabernacle, cross the street and bear
to the right and you can't miss it.MormonForever: The new
exhibits are wonderful.
I understand they have an exhibit regarding the translation of the BOM, I'm
interested if they're actually portraying this history accurately with
Joseph's face in the hat and all. Has anyone been there yet that can answer
this? If they're not, then it's propaganda as it's hiding and
obfuscating the actual history, if they are, then kudos to them for their
honesty and integrity.
These new exhibits sound wonderful. I am excited to go to the museum again.
The church needs a museum for the search of truth. The church needs to explain
some of the fundamental issues of the church roots in the BOM, like why are
there not discoveries of Labns bronze library in Jerusalem, why there is no
evidence of the BOM people in the Americas. The church has prophets and apostles
and they should be the ones speaking for god and explaining these issues. Not
the so called self proclaimed apologists who have no more of a clue than the
average person. People are sincerely searching for and want to learn the
truth,and the church itself has an obligation to search and reveal the truth.
Interesting, but; didn't see anywhere, in the article, where the museum is
Corvette: How quick you are to judge before you've even seen the exhibit.
It confirms the continuing bigotry and blind prejudice that some people have
toward the church.The exhibit is wonderful. Please go see it before
you pass judgment. Or is it already too late for that?
I discovered the church history museum shortly before the renovations began and
loved it; I look forward to seeing what they've changed. My favorite
part was the exhibit of church presidents; hopefully this exhibit is still part
of the museum.
For faithful and devoted members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, the exhibits teach and celebrate Church history. For cynics and
skeptics, the exhibits will likely be viewed as propaganda. As a devoted member
of the Church, I look forward to returning to the museum to see the exhibits on
All history is told from someone's point of view. No telling of history,
particularly religious history, is told absent a point of view. If you like that
point of view, you call it "unbiased". If you don't, you call it
"propaganda". Just because a particular faith tells its own
story from its point of view doesn't make it bad. Just because they
don't focus on all their warts doesn't make the story any less useful
or important. I think that @Red expects that the Mormons should put an exhibit
on Mountain Meadows front and center in their museum. Why? There's a
place for that story, but--important as it is--it doesn't have to be in
this venue.Personally, if I want to learn what the Catholics
believe, and how they understand the beginning of their religion, I'm not
going to find some anti-Catholic to tell me the story. I'm going to ask
the Catholics. Why should this be any different? And why, if the Catholics
share with me their view, would that be "propaganda" and not
History and propaganda are different. One should not be confused with the