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Posted by: pollythinks ( )
Date: July 08, 2019 07:06PM

First of all, I said to myself, "Here it is! How else could it have appeared, if not through J.S's efforts?

Also, my husband and I once created a replica of the BofM, and donated it to the ward's library--which was glade to have it!

Shows how naive we were in those days.

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Posted by: normdeplume ( )
Date: July 08, 2019 08:25PM

pollythinks Wrote:
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> First of all, I said to myself, "Here it is! How
> else could it have appeared, if not through J.S's
> efforts?

How about through the efforts of Freemasonic chaps called Rigdon, Pratt, Cowdrey and their pals who recruited a Rasputin-type charismatic to front for their purloined mess of "scripture".

Just like Mary Baker Eddy's handlers handled her and fed her "revelations".

This was trade-craft invented by Adam Weisshaupt and used by Illuminati agents on the American frontier to create cults intended to splitterize Bible-based Christian traditions.

Militant atheists dispatched by Bavarian clubs were tasked to set Smiths and Eddys and Russells on foot, and they did.

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: July 08, 2019 08:52PM

Much useful and necessary background information is available at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati

Today, the word "Illuminati" (an organization which actually did exist from 1776 to 1785--and which contained many members who were also, concurrently, Freemasons) is a name, as well as a once-upon-a-time history, commonly invoked by many different conspiracy theorists as a way to enhance their contemporary conspiracy theories with a bit of gravitas.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/08/2019 08:53PM by Tevai.

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Posted by: normdeplume ( )
Date: July 08, 2019 09:42PM

Tevai Wrote:
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> Today, the word "Illuminati"... is a name, as well as a
> once-upon-a-time history...

Our misfortune in the U.S. and elsewhere, is that Illuminism like the bloody Phoenix reappeared immediately in Europe after a fake demise, moved westward and runs its dirty operations, unseen, out of Shriner Temples and such today.

Your "once-upon-a-time" history is still in full swing.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 08, 2019 10:09PM

I presume it would be inappropriate to ask for evidence of this?

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Posted by: normdeplume ( )
Date: July 08, 2019 11:34PM

Lot's Wife Wrote:
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> I presume it would be inappropriate to ask for
> evidence of this?

Not inappropriate at all, just dumb.

You should know that masterminds of plots like this don't provide any sort of evidence to those who would expose them.

When Miss Roberts asked Mel Gibson who "they" are, Mel replied that there's no way we can know. "It's Them"!

"Any conspiracy that leaves a clue leading to its exposure is a lame conspiracy".

"It would mean they screwed up"!

That's why we are left with no evidence of Masonic shenanigans.

They are past Worshipful Masters of the clandestine art.

But we can often tell by noticing claws that come sticking through their gunny sacks.i

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 12:27AM


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/2019 12:27AM by Lot's Wife.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 08, 2019 09:06PM

"Militant atheists dispatched by Bavarian clubs were tasked to set Smiths . . . on foot."

Wow. This is one of the best such theories I have ever seen.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: July 08, 2019 09:30PM

"I was a Corporal in the Illuminati."

--Judic West, the Happy Bavarian

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: July 08, 2019 09:32PM

elderolddog Wrote:
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> "I was a Corporal in the Illuminati."
>
> --Judic West, the Happy Bavarian

Well said.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 12:09AM

"Militant atheists dispatched by Bavarian clubs were tasked to set Smiths and Eddys and Russells on foot, and they did." ... WTF is this supposed to mean ? And what is a "militant Atheist" ?

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 12:27AM

In other threads it was "leftist bankers" and gay bashing.

With the sock puppeteers, the Trotsky chasers, the post-factual obscurantists, and the preachers, we have descended into farce.

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Posted by: normdeplum ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 12:52AM

Dave the Atheist Wrote:
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> And what is a "militant > Atheist" ?

Bone up some on your history Dave.

The MA brigades were a key element in the murder of millions of Russian Christians during the Bolshevik reign of terror.

Their legions were called "Voinstvuyushchiye Bezbozniki" and
they had all the guns in town.

Orthodox priests were shot, churches burned.

Most militant and godless they were.

Some historical reasearch may enlighten you as to the ultimate effects of your insane philosophy on humanity.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 12:54AM

Because only atheists launch pograms and genocides?

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 10, 2019 12:22AM

So the bolsheviks murdered in the name of Atheism ?

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Posted by: logged out today ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 12:30AM

99% sure that "normdeplume" is a repackaged "elderpopejoy."

Same conspiracy bent, same writing style.

https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1800470,1800850#msg-1800850

And who is convinced that the moon landings were faked and that NASA is a front for Masonic influence.

https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1842561,1842890#msg-1842890

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 12:32AM

Good catch.

It must be a full moon tonight.

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Posted by: slskipper ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 01:02AM

Just so we're clear about the Illuminati: They are best understood as the 18th century equivalent to the Beats. Did they think they were more enlightened than the rest of humanity? Certainly. Were they in fact more enlightened? You decide for yourself. Did they start (or continue) a secret organization whose main purpose is to control humanity? Certainly not. That wasn't their plan or their purpose. They wanted to understand things. They didn't want to control things.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 01:25AM

How can you be so naive?



/s

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Posted by: FelixNLI ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 01:44AM

Some conspiracies are real. Conspiracy definition:

An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.

A group of conspirators.

An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.

Much of what ends up in the courts and headlines is by definition conspiracy.

Attorneys operate off conspiracy theories and look for evidence to prove or disprove their theories.

I think we would be foolish to not consider the possibility of conspiracy.

I don't believe in conspiracy theories myself, but I do believe in investigating them.

Conspiracies are only laughable until proven true - it then becomes history.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 02:37AM

Yes, but once it becomes clear that there is nothing behind a conspiracy theory it is laughable to continue treating it as serious.

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Posted by: FelixNLI ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 02:39AM

Who decides?

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 02:43AM

Who do you think should decide?

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Posted by: FelixNLI ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 11:54AM

That is a good question although it was originally my question for you. It falls on us, you and I and everyone else who thinks the truth matters, to decide. Governments and even courts can become corrupt. It is ultimately we the people's job to press for the truth.

It is easy to dismiss a conspiracy theory without evidence. My opinion is that most people don't look to carefully at the available evidence but rather defer to the courts to establish the truth of a matter. I find that often those who dismiss a theory have done little and sometimes no research on the matter yet they hold their opinions in high regard. Public consensus in not always reliable and changes over time.

Governments or powerful influences within governments sometimes advance false narrative so it is not always a reliable source for the truth. Media sometimes intentionally advances falsehood in order to achieve some purpose. It is up to those of us who think the truth matters to do our best to determine what is merely propaganda and what is the truth.

I would argue that it is ultimately up to you and I and the evidence and logic we can bring to the discussion. The question is: do we ever have a real discussion or are we allowed to have one.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: July 09, 2019 04:14PM

Vote the Bastards out!!!

Let's give new Bastards a shot!!!



In Mexico, from the village level on up, different factions (even within the same party!) take turns making bank on being in office. When your faction isn't in office, everyone waits patiently for their turn to reap the spoils.

There's a beautiful word for the current leader, at just about every level: Cacique. It rolls off the tongue!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacique

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Posted by: OneWay ( )
Date: July 10, 2019 12:52AM

Yes, it is real.

If it was not there would be no Book of Mormon Lands tours.

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: July 12, 2019 02:36AM

Replica?

The BoMb is a replica (of a wanna be real, but fake, book).

BoMb = book of moron bs

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