Refuting the errors of Jonathan Neville and the Heartland hoax

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Has Jonathan Neville just admitted to kicking against the pricks?

This is a follow-up to my previous post.

In his September 17, 2019, blog post, “Inventing M2C,” Neville wrote:
By now, the M2C* intellectuals have invented all kinds of knowledge about the Nephites that originated with Mesoamerican studies but not the text of the Book of Mormon. And their zeal knows no bounds; they’ll spend every penny they raise from members of the Church and the Church itself to promote M2C to the world.
In my earlier post, I challenged Neville to provide evidence that “the Church itself” has been donating money to Book of Mormon Central. I’m virtually certain that he doesn’t know that the Church is doing any such thing.

However, it’s clear that Neville believes the Chuch is donating money to Book of Mormon Central “to promote M2C to the world.”

If Neville believes this to be the case, why is he criticizing Church leaders for giving these supposed donations to Book of Mormon Central? If it were true, wouldn’t it indicate that Church leaders understand something that Neville doesn’t?

As I’ve written recently, all the signs point to Jonathan Neville being a critic of the Church. This is just one more example that demonstrates this to be the case.

—Peter Pan

* “M2C” is Jonathan Neville’s acronym for the theory that the Book of Mormon took place in Mesoamerica and that the hill Cumorah in the Book of Mormon is not the same hill in New York where Joseph Smith received the plates of Mormon.

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