The Book of Mormon, is collection of writings that covers over 3,000 years of ancient history. Mormon and his son Moroni were the last prophets of their people. They saw in vision our day and the things we would confront. Being the last prophets of their people, they created a condensed version of their people’s history and dealings with God. Knowing what we would face, they chose the parts that would be most beneficial to our day.
There is a story of a man named Korihor, who set out to intentionally destroy the faith of others. He taught the following:
13 O ye that are bound down under a foolish and a vain hope, why do ye yoke yourselves with such foolish things? Why do ye look for a Christ? For no man can know of anything which is to come.
14 Behold, these things which ye call prophecies, which ye say are handed down by holy prophets, behold, they are foolish traditions of your fathers.
15 How do ye know of their surety? Behold, ye cannot know of things which ye do not see; therefore ye cannot know that there shall be a Christ.
16 Ye look forward and say that ye see a remission of your sins. But behold, it is the effect of a frenzied mind; and this derangement of your minds comes because of the traditions of your fathers, which lead you away into a belief of things which are not so.
17 And many more such things did he say unto them, telling them that there could be no atonement made for the sins of men, but every man fared in this life according to the management of the creature; therefore every man prospered according to his genius, and that every man conquered according to his strength; and whatsoever a man did was no crime.
18 And thus he did preach unto them, leading away the hearts of many, causing them to lift up their heads in their wickedness, yea, leading away many women, and also men, to commit whoredoms—telling them that when a man was dead, that was the end thereof.
-Alma Chapter 30 (About 76–74 B.C.)
In his time, Korihor was a rarity, but in our day there are many Korihors. Men such as Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher, aggressively seek to convince others of their narrow-minded view. Here is a perfect example:
Forward to about 1:35
It is one thing to be atheist or agnostic, it is another thing to be actively engaged in destroying the faith of others. The destruction of religion (particularly Judeo-Christian religion) is their top priority. From time to time, Mr. Maher or someone like him will make a good point on an unrelated subject, and the video makes the rounds among conservative blogs. Other bloggers may do as they wish, but I will never show such videos, so long as they are actively seeking to destroy faith in God. It’s similar to showing a video of Hitler or Stalin making a good point. Hitler and his type destroyed bodies; Maher and his type destroy souls. Which is worse?