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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2007 11:51 pm
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 Ole, no matter how long and how diligently we study that period of history, it will always be impossible for us to put ourselves into a 19th century mind. We must accept the fact that our knowledge will always be incomplete.


Texas Defender ,  that is the truest statement I have ever read.  I have had some major discussions that turned into an argument a couple of times with people that try to put 20th or 21st century believes on 19th Century inccidents.   One time it was at the site of the Mountain Meadow Massacre .  I was sitting there looking a the surrounds and thinking about what it must have been like there at the time.  I said you could not really call this murder.  My friend jumped all over me before I could finish my explanation  yelling at me Murder is Murder.    Our book club at the Drum Barracks several times I have asked how can we really know this . 

Thanks Texas for putting it in words. 



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