Tuesday, April 25

Chloroform in print

Jimmy Akin's blog has published a quote by Mark Twain on his impression of the Book of Mormon. Here is my very favorite quote of all time about the Book of Mormon, courtesy of Mark Twain:

The book is a curiosity to me, it is such a pretentious affair, and yet so 'slow,' so sleepy; such an insipid mess of inspiration. It is chloroform in print. If Joseph Smith composed this book, the act was a miracle -- keeping awake while he did it was, at any rate. If he, according to tradition, merely translated it from certain ancient and mysteriously-engraved plates of copper, which he declares he found under a stone, in an out-of-the-way locality, the work of translating was equally a miracle, for the same reason.



At 12:51 AM, Blogger glorybe said...

That is so interesting! I have to admit, I had trouble reading it back in jr. high when my close friend gave me a copy. I found it boring from the start.


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