Here he is in the flesh if you want to see how desperate Holland seems. Try muting the video on the parts where he starts waving his hands and pointing his fingers. Doesn't that just make him looked pissed off and desperate? Don't watch if you have a weak stomach :-)
"In this their greatest and last hour of need, I ask you: Would these men blaspheme before God by continuing to fix their lives, their honor and their own search for eternal salvation on a book, and by implication on a church and a ministry they had fictitiously created out of whole cloth?"
Well, if they didn't realize it was their last hour of need, they just might. I suppose martyrdom is the last defense against the information pouring out on the Internet. I couldn't bear to move on to Part II. Somebody else better sum it up.
I'm must stunned that he told the audience about Ethan Smith and Solomon Spaudling. The Spaulding theory is controversial, but B.H. Roberts thought that "A View of the Hebrews" was pretty damning evidence against the BofM.
Holland just told a bunch of GC goers to Google theories on why the BofM is a 19th C. document. Most of them won't, but the ones that do may very well leave the church.
Once I had read Fawn Brodie's book, I knew that if even a fraction of what she had written was true, JS was a fraud.
Right ON! I love that you posted this Micah. Not only is JH desperate, but it seems like his own rhetoric is dissolving before his own eyes in front of his peers. It is almost like he is trying to talk himself into believing in the BoM. Oh brother...so much for a pep talk..ha ha..really now.