8.0 – Why I left Mormonism – Follow the Spirit

After the Lord showed me how common it was to fall into error and bias — I felt my mind was finally open enough, to sincerely listen to my brother’s concerns, and with the Lord’s help — bring him back to The Church — But Duane didn’t leave simply because of bias — most of us are Latter-Day Saints because we know something that outsiders do not know — we have experienced something unique. (…)

Video Resources:

1. Mormon.org – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNErIgRbSFQ
2. This American Life Radio Archives – http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives
3. AJ Miller – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML2Oa4Oigvo
4. Duane Johnson (my older brother)

American Holiday discovered in The Book of Mormon

American Holiday discovered in The Book of Mormon

Duane and I made a presentation last October discussing our Big Data research on The Book of Mormon, and how it lead us to the discovery of an almost forgotten text by Gilbert J Hunt, The Late War Between the United States and Great Britain. The book was first published in New York in 1816 and appears to have been used as a school textbook. In our analysis, it rose to the top of over 100,000 pre-1830 books, due to having the highest number of rare (& non-biblical) four word phrases connecting it to “The Book of Mormon”.

Since then the work has continued to progress, with a number of new discoveries.

One of the more interesting finds we came across recently while manually looking over the data, was the discovery of an American Holiday likely transmitted from The Late War to The Book of Mormon:

the fourth day of the seventh month, which is the birth day of Columbian Liberty and Independence, (The Late War, 1816)

the fourth day of this seventh month, which is in the tenth year of the reign of the judges. (The Book of Mormon, 1830)

Not only are the two phrases nearly identical, but they also connect the Fourth of July to the beginning of a new form of kingless government that replaces their previous monarchy.

What are your thoughts?

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Hidden in Plain Sight

The Late War Between the United States and Great Britain(3rd edition)(Update 10/26/2013) My conference presentation was just uploaded to youtube. In it I gave a sneak preview of the Big Data research Duane and I are conducting on over 100,000 pre-1830′s texts, and suggested that the Big Data era will shed new light on our past, affecting our current cultural biases in ways our ancestors never imagined, opening the doors to more truth, and greater understanding. Once all the research is done, I will include a more concise and polished version in my AskReality Video Series.

Summary

One of the new discoveries we made with our research is the impact early American books had on shaping the Book of Mormon, particularly Gilbert Hunt’s The late war (1816).
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7.0 – Why I left Mormonism – How to Avoid Deception

In this video I will be discussing some methods that organizations are using to deceive us and control our lives. I have personally found this information to be very beneficial for my family, my health and even my finances. To achieve our highest potential, it is important to learn how to avoid deception, and embrace truth.

In the last video I explained that while I was praying to help my apostate brother Duane come back into the LDS church, I came into contact with some ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses. They explained that their former religion used specific techniques to control their mind, so I investigated those techniques and was surprised by what I found.

[Partial Dialogue:]

I always thought that mind control was something from the movies. So when the ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses began explaining how their minds had been manipulated and controlled by specific techniques — I was in shock and amazement. At first I resisted, but then I felt peace knowing that this information came as a result of my sincere prayers. Calmly, slowly, it all started to make sense. This is how they do it. Here is an official Jehovah’s Witness video made to teach gospel principles to their children.

[ http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/... ]

[... This is how the BITE model of mind control works...]

[... Watch the video to see how to Avoid Deception and Mind Control]

Special Thanks To:

Steven Hassan – http://www.freedomofmind.org
Featured ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses – “Joe”, Laura Sandeasterman, Mickey Hudson, Craig Stevens.