Book of Mormon Original Manuscript

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Re: Book of Mormon Original Manuscript

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I know by a spiritual feeling and insight that the Book of Mormon was Smith’s fictional work in an effort to make money and create a religious enterprise run by his family and associates. I have felt the spirit of truth ring through my soul that the Book of Mormon is a lie. It is a plagiarized 19th century work and is totally untrue, from the beginning to the end.

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To be perfectly honest, I think Joseph Smith just wanted to get rid of the manuscript and pitch it in a place he thought it would be safe in a self-preserved condition. Smith did not want to hold on to the manuscript any longer because he felt he had outgrown it and the memories of the translation of a stone in the hat was something he wanted to put behind him. I think Smith thought the manuscript was a burden and carrying it around and keeping it locked up was something he no longer wanted to do. Get rid of it and move on! He wanted it covered up and buried. He did not want people looking at it. He did not want to discuss it or *how* he translated! I think he was embarrassed :oops:.

Smith hoped to provide other translations to include the Book of Joseph from the papyrus and the lost tales of the Egyptian Jaredites compliments of the Kinderhook plates. Although the Book of Mormon was Smith’s original masterpiece, he was ready to move on and the manuscript served as a memory of those days long ago when he fooled Cowdery with the head in the hat trick and secret cheat sheets in keeping his stories and numbers straight.

Bottom line: Smith got rid of the manuscript because he did not want it, nor did he want to discuss it.
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Should the Deseret Alphabet be canonized?
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Moksha wrote:
Sun Jul 10, 2022 5:28 am
Should the Deseret Alphabet be canonized?

Nope, the Deseret alphabet was Mormon dodosim that flopped. Whether translated by Joseph Smith or Brigham Young, it flops.

Everything Smith ever translated was a flop. :oops:
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3 Nephi:40 "And whoso shall adeclare more or less than this, and establish it for my doctrine, the same cometh of evil"

Joe: "I have had trouble enough with this thing."

Well, by the time of the Nauvoo period it's understandable.

We get it, Joe. We really do.
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