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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: June 07, 2018 01:11PM

A little bit of Spaulding in his life
A little bit of Ethan Smith by his side
A little bit of Bible is all he needs
A little bit of Late War is what I see…

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2018 01:12PM by Elder Berry.

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Posted by: matt ( )
Date: June 07, 2018 01:40PM

Ha ha!

Very good!

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: June 08, 2018 11:01AM

Thanks. This link destroys the "uniqueness" of the voices in The Book of Mormon. If they are so unique then how come the texts are so similar for the narration? Oh, yeah, Smith borrowed in his penchant for syncretism.

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Posted by: Spreckles ( )
Date: June 09, 2018 02:33PM

It came to pass....over 1300 times

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: June 11, 2018 03:50PM

If you make enough passes you can make many women your "wives" and a small fortune for your family.

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Posted by: BYU Boner ( )
Date: June 09, 2018 02:37PM

Non-medicinal weed?

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: June 09, 2018 05:13PM

What was he smoking?

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: June 09, 2018 06:02PM

Joe was VERY SELECTIVE About what he smoked & who he bedded!

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Posted by: smirkorama ( )
Date: June 10, 2018 11:14AM

Sidney Rigdon and oliver cowdery created the BOM. they brought in bombastic Joe as their front man. Joe loved that calling /position. it was a match made in Hell. Joe promptly commandeered the rigdon and cowdery BOM scam and took over.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: June 12, 2018 05:44AM

This seems the most likely scenario to me too. It is particularly well presented at Craig Criddle's website:

Joe was taken on as the salesman and then took over the whole scam.

Tom in Paris

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Posted by: JoeSmith666 ( )
Date: June 11, 2018 07:51PM

Remember his Mother tells of him regaling the family with tales of the Indians and inhabitants of the area. Their dress, living and such.

He made it up.

May well have been influenced by reading or hearing about theories from others - but he made it up.

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Posted by: Josephina ( )
Date: June 11, 2018 08:04PM

There is an attorney, Kendall Sheets, who claims Joseph Smith read Marco Polo's travel journals. He says he found the words "curelom" and "cumon" (did I get the words right? I don't have a BoM to double-check) in Polo's writings.

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Posted by: grudunza ( )
Date: June 11, 2018 11:16PM

Packham and Criddle and others haven’t had positive things to say about the Sheets book and theory. And I don’t think cureloms and cumoms were ever specifically mentioned by Marco Polo.

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: June 11, 2018 08:38PM

Ha ha!

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Posted by: Old Name Levi ( )
Date: June 11, 2018 11:51PM

Mormbo #5?

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: June 12, 2018 11:35AM

Love it.

Mormbo Number 5(points of fellowship)

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: June 12, 2018 01:32AM

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Posted by: GNPE1 ( )
Date: June 12, 2018 02:48AM

anyone seriously (semi-seriously) interested in this Q should read 'Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon'.

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Posted by: SusieQ#1 ( )
Date: June 12, 2018 11:20PM

J. Smith Jr was adept at plagiarizing many, many sources for his new religion: View of the Hebrews by Ethan Smith (no relation), quoted pg 220 over 40 direct parallels, 3 editions published seven years before the Book of Mormon,
The Spalding Manuscript (Captain Moroni, Standard of Liberty, etc.),
Pilgram's Progress (i.e. story of Abinadi & Alma, Lehi, etc.)
The Bible,
Shakespeare, (quotes from Hamlet),
Three Degrees of Glory and other writings that compose the Plan of Salvation from Emanuel Swedenborg.....
Also there is a claim that it largely plagiarizes Marco Polo..
not the first to publish claims that the American Indians were Jews.....

quotes and close quotes from the KJV Bible including errors in the publication

Masonic ceremonies in Mormon temple ordinances

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: June 13, 2018 10:58AM

Always a borrower and never an originator.

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