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Mormon Founder fucked a kid, other men's wives and had a hareem.
« on: November 11, 2014, 09:51:46 PM »
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Mormon leaders have acknowledged for the first time that the church’s founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, portrayed in church materials as a loyal partner to his loving spouse Emma, took as many as 40 wives, some already married and one only 14 years old.

The church’s disclosures, in a series of essays online, are part of an effort to be transparent about its history at a time when church members are increasingly encountering disturbing claims about the faith on the Internet. Many Mormons, especially those with polygamous ancestors, say they were well aware that Smith’s successor, Brigham Young, practiced polygamy when he led the flock in Salt Lake City. But they did not know the full truth about Smith.

“Joseph Smith was presented to me as a practically perfect prophet, and this is true for a lot of people,” said Emily Jensen, a blogger and editor in Farmington, Utah, who often writes about Mormon issues

She said the reaction of some Mormons to the church’s disclosures resembled the five stages of grief in which the first stage is denial, and the second is anger. Members are saying on blogs and social media, “This is not the church I grew up with, this is not the Joseph Smith I love,” Ms. Jensen said.

 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormon Church is formally known, has quietly posted 12 essays on its website over the last year on contentious topics such as the ban on blacks in the priesthood, which was lifted in 1978, and accounts of how Smith translated the Book of Mormon, the church’s sacred scripture.
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Elder Steven E. Snow, the church historian and a member of its senior leadership, said in an interview, “There is so much out there on the Internet that we felt we owed our members a safe place where they could go to get reliable, faith-promoting information that was true about some of these more difficult aspects of our history.

“We need to be truthful, and we need to understand our history,” Elder Snow said. “I believe our history is full of stories of faith and devotion and sacrifice, but these people weren’t perfect.”

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The confession appears to have come not because they wanted to admit it, but because they were forced too. Seems to be a feature of Mormon behaviour. Maybe it was some kind of experiment. Anyway, for what it's worth I think ol' Joe was a genius. Seriously. People invent religions for one of two general reasons; $$$ or pussy. Well Joe sure got plenty of the Latter (Get it? Get it? No? Fuck you.). 'I didn't like it, but the Angels instructed me to do it.' Hahaha!

In the Genius Bullshitter stakes this guy is right up there with Muhammad and L. Ron Hubbard, IMO.

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Re: Mormon Founder fucked a kid, other men's wives and had a hareem.
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 09:54:42 PM »
cults/churches have a funny way of ending this way.
Ill give you a hands-free prostate exam with the same instrument I use as a tongue depressor


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Re: Mormon Founder fucked a kid, other men's wives and had a hareem.
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 09:54:52 PM »
L. Ron Hubbard.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 09:56:39 PM »
L. Ron Hubbard.

Eh, I tend to do that with his name. Corrected.

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2014, 09:57:56 PM »
Pretty interesting though.  The internet has changed society in so many ways.

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Re: Mormon Founder fucked a kid, other men's wives and had a hareem.
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2014, 09:58:51 PM »
Admin is that you ?
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