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Subject:  Re: Mormon church exodus Date:  7/31/2012  3:28 PM
Author:  goofnoff Number:  44364 of 116905

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?

I couldn't even begin to believe I could possibly makepeople believe that nonsense and also sleep with all their women. Ol' Joe did it.

Joe figured something out. If you could make people believe in the nonsense in the KJV you could make people believe in anything. He was right. Smith may have been a schmuck but he wasn't stupid. BTW: his idea for the Mormon story came from a Methodist minister he met in Syracuse NY. The minister was too ill to hold a pulpit so he'd written a novel that is essentially the Book of Mormon. The Mormons don't like to talk much about Joe's real history.
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