Please leave your questions for Latayne Scott as comments to this post and she will answer them as she makes her way around on her blog tour. I have a few questions that have arisen over the last month as I have talked with people and have been reading this book.
Arnold – Are there any resources for a non-Christian whose daughter has become a Mormon?
Marianne – Why have Mormons begun to emphasise that they are just another type of Christian like Pentecostals or Roman Catholics? Will this trend continue and is there hope that the LDS will return to orthodoxy?
Me – Where can people download the electronic copy of this book with the extra 150 pages? I cannot find any links on Zondervan’s website and although they list a number of retailers that sell e-books none of them seem to have The Mormon Mirage.
Me – Have there been any academic studies done on the similarities between Joseph Smith and Mohammad? There seem to be a lot of parallels between the two men. Both claimed to be prophets. Both received divine revelation and published new scripture. Both claimed that the Bible as originally given was the word of God but that their later revelation was superior. Both redefined who Jesus Christ is. Both claimed that Jews and Christians edited the Bible to remove mention of their coming as later prophets. Both practiced polygyny and promoted it among their followers. Both claim that in heaven people will be ‘married’ and have multiple wives. Interestingly, after the deaths of the two men their religions split based on whether leadership should be passed on to their descendants or elected.