Friday, February 17, 2006

Mormonism History?

Bedrock of a Faith Is Jolted - Los Angeles Times: "From the time he was a child in Peru, the Mormon Church instilled in Jose A. Loayza the conviction that he and millions of other Native Americans were descended from a lost tribe of Israel that reached the New World more than 2,000 years ago.

'We were taught all the blessings of that Hebrew lineage belonged to us and that we were special people,' said Loayza, now a Salt Lake City attorney. 'It not only made me feel special, but it gave me a sense of transcendental identity, an identity with God.'

A few years ago, Loayza said, his faith was shaken and his identity stripped away by DNA evidence showing that the ancestors of American natives came from Asia, not the Middle East."


Of course, having grown up in LA, I have a hard time believing anything in the LA Times.

4 comments:

JJBlaha said...

Not having lived in LA, I don't know what's wrong with the LA Times. So... what is?

steve said...

Of course, you only have to look at American Indians to see that they're of Asian extraction.

Such is the power of propaganda that the Mormon dude can't look in the mirror and see for himself.

april said...

ryan, LA times aside... this is true. I live in Siberia, I know. :) It's amazing isn't it, that a religion can grow up around so many lies and deceive so many people? Hey, by the way...at the top of your blog today the 'ads by google' said 'Mormon Singles' by it. This post must be why. :)

McRyanMac said...

Hey thanks for the comments and sorry I'm slow on the uptake.

About the LA Times: if you want a full accounting of the Times descent into partisan irrelevance, just search for LA Times at www.hughhewitt.com or at www.patterico.com and you'll have plenty to make you laugh or cry.

For me the worst outrage was when the Times, on the day before the recall election, published wild allegations accusing now Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of sexual assault (which were later shown to be faulty). At the same time they knowingly withheld similar accusations against the now recalled Governor Gray Davis.

The only difference between the Times and Dan Rather is that the Times didn't have the temerity to continue defending their story. They just slinked off into the darkness, hoping everyone would forget their partisan hackery.

I haven't forgotten. It's fine to be partisan. But when it compromises your integrity in reporting, you cease to become a credible source for news.

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