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Dear Gramps,

A very dear friend of mine, told me a story that she believes to be fact. The story goes like this.

The (older version) of The Pearl of Great Price told about nine foot tall giants that lived on our moon. When the astronauts went to the moon and found no living thing on the moon the Mormons had to change the book. The church sent out their missionaries from all over the world to every book store, library and any place there was a copy of The Pearl of Great Price. The missionaries replaced all of the books with a new version that didn’t mention the nine foot tall giants that lived on the moon. That way no one would be able to read about the giants and tell Mormons their book was wrong.

What I would like to know is, is this a local story, or was that the belief of all “Fundamentalist Baptists?” How could anyone, regardless of religion, believe a story as silly as this? Have you ever heard anything similar to this story?

Bob

 

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Dear Bob,

If prizes were given out for ridiculous tales, I think this one would be in the running for first place. The only redeeming value of such trash is that it reveals the character of the perpetrators. They know that they are lying, and unless their stupidity would also rank in the running for first place they also know that any rational person would recognize them for what they are. Their barbs are less than a bee-bee gun against a tank.

Do you think that such a tale would ever be propagated against any other religion than The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? The reason is obvious, and is one of the many demonstrations that support the fact that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is indeed the Kingdom of God on the earth. Although Satan is against all good and all truth, I imagine that he is not nearly as interested in discrediting a man-made religion that is without the power to exalt men and women in eternity as he would be to attempt to discredit God’s own earthly organization.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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