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Today John is joined by LDS Discussions and Nemo to review the history of the “Golden Plates” as they relate to the creation of the Book of Mormon. 

Who did the first accounts come from of the existence of these plates? Were they real? What became of attempts to see, show, or steal them? What implications do these stories have on Mormon origins and beliefs regarding encounters with celestial beings, including the God supposedly at the center of their coming forth?

Special Guest: Nemo the Mormon on YouTube

LDS Discussions Essay on the Golden Plates

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  1. Charlie Jones April 29, 2022 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Love these episodes. You know it doesn’t make sense and then all of it gets spelled out and its just totally laughable.

  2. Timmy Tim May 3, 2022 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Gentlemen, can you please acknowledge when Dan Vogel is engaging in wild speculation? Any alternate theories for Joseph’s thumb injury are 100% speculation. Zero evidence to support those alternate theories. They might be plausible but I thought y’all had a higher standard than that.

    By the way, there are numerous ways a thumb could be dislocated during a late night scuffle…..though I won’t speculate wildly by proposing plausible specifics.

    Also, can we please discontinue discussing Joseph’s “beating off” of his assailants?

  3. Timmy Tim May 3, 2022 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    By the way, David Whitmer claimed to have seen the remains of the stone box on at least 3 occasions.

  4. Julie A March 2, 2023 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Great job explaining the probability of JS’s claims. I always think if I have to do a lot of mental gymnastics to make something true, it’s probably not true. Thanks for your work bringing these things to light

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