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Indiana Jones and Book of Mormon Archaeology

I need a change of pace, so I thought I’d do a little pop culture for a post.

My wife and I went to see the new Indy movie the Friday morning after it came out.  I’m a big Indy fan.  I liked the movie, but it wasn’t as good as #1 or #3, but better than #2.

Anyway, I don’t want any plot spoilers, and I don’t think this is, so if you haven’t seen the movie, you may want to stop reading here, but if you don’t care, read on.

So, I thought it was interesting when they went into the cave, and saw the 13 “Indians/Aliens” in a circle.  Of course the movie tries to make this seem like they were aliens, but it seems that I’ve heard arguments that similar representations might represent apostles with Christ in the Americas.  While I know the movie is completely fictional, what I find fascinating is that often archaeologists interpret different symbols to confirm their hypothesis.

So, what do you think?  Could the Quetzoquotal images really represent aliens instead of Christ?  Or do they represent something else?

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2 comments on “Indiana Jones and Book of Mormon Archaeology

  1. Something else.
    You’ve set up a meaningless either/ or here.
    Your wording suggests that the idea of Quetzoquotal being representative of ‘Christ’ is somehow the best, most accepted option.
    This is not the case among mainstream academics. Not by a long shot.

  2. I agree. I’m sorry if you felt my wording implied otherwise.

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