16 October 2012

A question for Mitt Romney in tonight's debate: Is dark skin a punishment from God?

Brother Bri Bri's readings from the Book of Mormon:
Wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them. And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people ... And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done. And because of their cursing which was upon them they did become an idle people, full of mischief and subtlety, and did seek in the wilderness for beasts of prey. 2 Nephi 5:21-24
Their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a white pure and delightsome people. 2 Nephi 30:6 
(Note: In the original 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 30:6 read "white and delightsome", but this was later changed  to hide its obvious racism.)
It came to pass that those Lamanites who had united with the Nephites were numbered among the Nephites; And their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites; And their young men and their daughters became exceedingly fair, and they were numbered among the Nephites. 3 Nephi 2:14-16


TWF said...

I'd almost be willing to pay for a lifetime supply of pizza for someone who asked that question!

Stephen said...

Br'er Joseph really liked the word "save" in place of "except". It's almost like he heard it and went crazy for it. Along with "and it came to pass", of course.
As Brian Dalton says in the clip, mor(m)ons are a generally well-educated and intelligent bunch. How, then, can they possibly believe this book when it is sooooooo badly written? I mean, are they cursed with a sore cursing?
Steve Weeks

skanksta said...

to be fair, the bible could bash any other candidate just as well.
There will only be progress when your presidents don't have to pretend/actually beleive in ancient books about non-existent beings.