It is curious how often people in the Book of Mormon swing between righteousness and apostasy in the space of a few short years. The authors of the Book must have had a different view of their societies than the average person, because it can be difficult to see societal shifts when you are embedded in them. Old ideas lose favor and are dropped without fanfare, and new ideas are presented as though they had always been true. If nobody points out the change in people’s thoughts, attitudes, and behavior, then it is easy to imagine that things have always been the way they are. Here is a recent example: Read the rest of this entry »