User talk:Diligentdave

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March 2011[edit]

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September 2011[edit]

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David Whitmer[edit]

Dave, I just wanted to let you know that I have reverted some of your edits at David Whitmer. It's generally seen as bad form to remove cited material without an explanation, or to add material without providing a citation. The article is currently in an agitated state, so if you would like to edit at this time, it would be nice if you would discuss changes on the discussion page and leave clear, detailed edit summaries. Thanks, ~Adjwilley (talk) 19:27, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

I fail to see or understand the pertinence of including the episode of Whitmer going to Canada to try to sell the copyright of the Book of Mormon. Cited or not, how important a 'contribution' is/was this by Whitmer? I see it's inclusion only as a means to try to discredit Joseph Smith. It says nothing about Whitmer, other than a trip he made. I can think of many other more pertinent things to include, which I did in my edit yesterday, that Whitmer with Cowdery and Harris selected the members of the Quorum/Council of Twelve apostles. Especially since it is members of that Quorum or Council from whom came Brigham Young and all others who have become presidents of the LDS Church.
Furthermore, my inclusion in 2012.01.10 edit that David Whitmer accepted the divine origin of the Book of Mormon is precise and important. Though Whitmer left the LDS Church and never returned, his testimony of the divine origin of the Book of Mormon was something he took great pains to testify to adamantly throughout his entire life, including the affidavits he collected as to his character when giving his final written testimony in regards to that book just 10 months prior to his death.
I omitted the phrase at the beginning of the paragraph about testimonies being different, because, according to the many sources I have read, in essence, they are not different. Sure, he may include some details in one account and other details in another account. But, "different" in this sense would mean that different details surfaced of his account with various individuals who interviewed him.
John Murphy's account was shortened, because Whitmer categorically refuted it. I really don't think any of it should be left in. But I did anyway, because those 'contributors' to this wiki on David Whitmer are doing all they can to discredit him and his testimony of the Book of Mormon. So I left them a small bone, as it were.
I am going to again add the part I added yesterday about Whitmer accepting the divince source of the Book of Mormon, because it is so (see "Testimony of the Three Witnesses", the Book of Mormon)
I don't have a problem with the reasons you're giving above, but I do have a problem with the way you're making the edits. It's sort of a due process type thing. I would recommend that you bring up the issues you mentioned above on the article's discussion page and see what other editors have to say about them. Then, if nobody objects, you can make the edits, making sure to write clear, detailed edit summaries. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. ~Adjwilley (talk) 19:07, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

June 2013[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Fraggle81. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Dick Nourse because it did not appear constructive. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Fraggle81 (talk) 17:36, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

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