Mormon Wellness Project: 012: Deception Points Pt 2 Plagiarism Unveiled


Wendy tackles the recent insight from BYU researchers that Joseph’s Inspired Translation of the Bible contains hundreds of references from a popular muti-volume bible commentary  by Adam Clarke,  Wendy talks about types of deception and the differences between unconscious influence and  copying.  Are there any conclusions we can draw from this new insight? And what are the possible  ramifications of this discovery in light of Joseph Smiths claims to receive direct revelation from God, while at the same time acknowledging his interest in taking truth from wherever he found it.

BYU stuff   http://jur.byu.edu/?p=21296

“… Mormonism is truth, in other words the doctrine of the Latter-day Saints, is truth. … The first and fundamental principle of our holy religion is, that we believe that we have a right to embrace all, and every item of truth, without limitation or without being circumscribed or prohibited by the creeds or superstitious notions of men, or by the dominations of one another, when that truth is clearly demonstrated to our minds, and we have the highest degree of evidence of the same.”5


Wendy Perry, M.Ed. LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.

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5 thoughts on “Mormon Wellness Project: 012: Deception Points Pt 2 Plagiarism Unveiled

  1. Wendy, I too have really be intrigued by how the mind works since my faith transition. It is utterly fascinating.

    Enjoying your podcast series.

  2. Wendy, my wife and I have watched ideas being grabbed by multiple people from the “ether” or from the energy of the universe, with some of the events and people in writing or plays being exactly what you have already originally written down and nobody saw each other’s written ideas/inspiration for the universe (God). Everything is energy and it all vibrates and can connect and thus communicate with everything else, IF our own “receiver” is in tune.

    • I think you’ve got it right. Ive got an interesting tale to tell on that topic when i get back to it. Let me know if you want to be guests. You sound pretty interesting yourselves!

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