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  1. So this is obviously meant to be like Biblical foreknowledge, except that it's Mormon scriptures foreknowledge. And everybody knows that the Mormon scriptures weren't written thousands of years ago, they were written in the 19th century. So this page is pointing out that there's a passage of Mormon scripture that predicted the American Civil War some 29 years before it started. I can't see that that's very impressive. Surely loads of people back then thought that it was only a matter of time before the North went to war with the South. But this page, in its current form, seems to suggest that was some kind of marvelously miraculous prediction. Spud (talk) 10:24, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
I didn't nominate for deletion because it was a stub. i nominated it because it seemed to be saying, "Woo! They predicted the Civil War! It's a miracle!" Anyway, now that Smerdis of Tion has expanded the page so much, my previous reasons no longer apply. Spud (talk)


  1. some trivial work could make the page usable -- give it a day FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 12:59, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
  2. Just being a stub is no reason to delete an obviously missional subject. This is Joseph Smith the prophet's writing, and considered scripture by the Mormon Church. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 17:01, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
    I have expanded the article with further information about this interesting text. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 19:15, 23 August 2017 (UTC)



  1. Someone needs to expand it to make it worth keeping, but the person who created the page seemed uninterested. Expand or delete. Bongolian (talk) 21:18, 21 August 2017 (UTC)