You have a contradiction in the above between what Young states and what the narrator states, did you know that?"I could refer you to plenty of instances where men have been righteously slain, in order to atone for their sins ... This is loving our neighbor as ourselves, if he needs help, help him, and if he wants salvation and it is necessary to spill his blood on the earth in order that he may be saved, spill it." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 4, p. 220).[Many were killed under what is called the "Blood Atonement Doctrine" Leaving Mormonism was one of the sins that the blood of Jesus could not atone for, and a person's own blood must be shed by Mormon priests as an atonement for sin.]
"I intend to meet them on their own grounds.... and if any miserable scoundrel comes here, cut their throats." [And they obeyed; a wagon train of innocent men, women, and children were massacred at Mountain Meadows under the orders of Brigham Young. They were passing through Utah, and Brigham thought they were from Illinois where Joseph Smith had been killed. Many more were "atoned."]
The narrator claims that wagon train massacre was done for blood atonement.
Unfortunately Young declared the only way blood atonement could happen was by slicing a person's throat.
See, the people in that wagon train massacre were killed by bullets. Many were stabbed. The deed was done quickly, meaning they didn't have the time or cooperation of the people in the wagon train to ask them to all line up so they could quickly slit open every one's throats for their blood atonement doctrine. Understand?
So the massacre wasn't done for reasons concerning the blood atonement doctrine. People were stabbed and shot to death in as hurried of a manner as was possible.
So explain from your sources, how that massacre was done for blood atonement if it wasn't done as Young stated it had to be done.
By the way, please give evidence of all these blood atonement killings the narrator and Young spoke of having taken place.