I’m hearing some people don’t think it’s a fair characterization when I say that proponents of the Mesoamerican and two Cumorahs theories claim that Joseph and Oliver were ignorant speculators who misled the Church about the Hill Cumorah being in New York.
Whether it’s fair or not may be in the eye of the beholder, but it is accurate.
At any rate, I’m not trying to be unfair. I’m trying to summarize the position of the Mesoamerican proponents as succinctly as I can. I’d be happy to change the wording if someone can email me a more succinct, descriptive, and accurate clause.
Letter VII and the Mesoamerican theory are directly incompatible. Mesoamerican proponents have to believe Letter VII is false. That’s why they invented the “two-Cumorahs” theory in the first place.
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