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Subject:  Re: Mormon church exodus Date:  7/31/2012  11:27 AM
Author:  salaryguru Number:  44344 of 62034

Smith was a first rate con man.

I disagree. He was second rate. He just targeted marks that were third rate thinkers.

His first con game was convincing people he met on the street that he could predict their future by placing some magic rocks in his hat, then bury his head in the hat until their future was revealed. That's not exactly a tier one con game.

And really . . . the womanizing religious leader gig was pretty lame too. His Book of Mormon reads like a story made up and told by a junior high student with below average intelligence. Native Americans are a lost tribe of Israel? The Garden of Eden is in Missouri? Live right and get you own planet? Magic underwear? . . .

As a human he was a real jerk.

Yes. That much is clear.
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