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Mormonism LIVE: 094: Joseph Smith & The Occult

Dan Vogel joins RFM to discuss the Occult in the Life of Joseph Smith and his family.


5 thoughts on “Mormonism LIVE: 094: Joseph Smith & The Occult”

  1. RFM and Dan V., you need to Google the new moon. A new moon still rises and sets, but it’s generally invisible to the naked eye.

    If a new moon is invisible because it’s on the other side of the planet, then how do you explain the various stages of waxing and waning? Does the moon appear as a narrow crescent because it’s mostly on the other side of the planet? No! The new moon is the stage when the waning completes, completely blocking sunlight from reflecting from the moon’s surface. The new moon is also the phase just prior to waxing, when the moon will gradually appear to grow from a narrow crescent to a full moon. After the full moon, It begins again to wane and the cycle repeats.

    I’ll be awaiting your admission of guilt, your admission that Maven was correct, and your apologies.

  2. When there is a new moon night, the moon is still in the sky but we don’t see it because:
    Between the Earth and the Sun
    During a new Moon, however, we see the side of the Moon that is not being illuminated by the Sun, which makes the Moon blend in with the dark night sky. When the Moon is “new,” it’s located between the Earth and the Sun. In other words, the Moon is in line with the Sun, and the Sun and Earth are on opposite sides of the Moon.

  3. Timmy Tim is 100% about the new moon stuff. As was Maven, of course.

    When the moon is new, it’s in Earth’s shadow. Earth in the middle, sun on one side, moon on the other side. It’s up there in the night sky invisible because it’s a dark moon in a dark sky.

  4. Maven was right about the definition of a new moon. The moon can no more hide on the other side of the planet for 24 hours than can the son.

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