Moksha wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 06, 2023 5:10 pm
Starting off a faith tradition with a cold-blooded murder sets the mark of Joseph upon Latter-day followers. At least that is something to ponder for all you curse believers.
Moksha, please permit me to go on a bit of a tangent while awaiting Don Bradley’s book to investigate what he has uncovered and how and in what manner he explains things and what source material I am not familiar with. I really am looking forward to that book and would like everyone to know that I will give it a fair shake and consider all the implications whatever they may be.
Now, on to the dark side of Joseph Smith. Was there a dark side to Joseph Smith that the Church fails to comprehend? Yes! There most surely was a dark side to Joseph Smith. He was an innovator and a practitioner of biblical themes and beliefs. But lest I digress, let me get to the point.
Joseph Smith married or was sealed to other men’s wives.
He was more than capable of sending a man off on a mission so that he might take their wife into his spiritual bosom and be sealed to her as a husband for eternity. That’s something that most men would never do to their friends and personal associates but Joseph Smith was in a class by himself. He believed he was above the law and above all other men. He was prophet, seer, revelator, translator, and king!
So, Smith was more than capable of taking another man’s wife, even behind their back without their knowledge. I think Smith considered himself a modern DAVID in which he was privileged with every right and honor under the sun that he thought best. Money, power, women, and along with that the ultimate act of committing murder is something we might consider was within the heart and mind of Joseph Smith. As a man thinketh so is he!
Narratives and stories within the covers of the Book of Mormon and fantasies played out therein lead me to suspect Joseph Smith was very capable of committing murder and a dark of side of his personality and character was part of the act.
Like king DAVID
in the bible who sent Uriah the Hittite off to battle to perish so he could take Bathsheba as his wife -- so also was SMITH
capable of doing the same but with a sense of self-righteous honor and justification that secret acts of this nature were done for the glory of God.
I believe, Joseph Smith was a murderer in his heart. Yes, he was capable of murder. And with that, he visualized and acted out murder in stories of the Book of Mormon by acting it out and tasting what it was like to shed blood in his own thoughts. This really is a dreadful subject and I apologize for upsetting anyone who is reading this post. I really do not mean to upset you! I mean to shed light on something that I suspect is hidden in the darkness and needs to be understood from a perspective that provides further light and knowledge of the true character of Joseph Smith.