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Posted by: mo2atheist ( )
Date: April 14, 2012 11:00PM

That was awesome! Thanks for the links. As a kid I thought Joseph Smith was a handsome dude. Then when I saw what he really looked like, OMG. Nasty looking mutt!

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Posted by: PeacePrincess ( )
Date: April 14, 2012 11:20PM

Yeah, really! What if Ol' Joe did look like Mitt Romney?

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Posted by: RG001 ( )
Date: April 14, 2012 11:24PM

The faith-promoting depictions of JS are over-the-top good looking. They have been spinning the hell out of his image both pictorial and in print. This blatant exageration is another reason I stopped believing.

http://mormonbeliefs.org/files/2008/06/joseph-smith-mormon2.jpg

http://www.ldsartworks.com/Joseph-Smith-bust-1.jpg

http://www.staheli.org/JosephSmithPlay/Images/ProphetOfTheLord_Home.jpg

Reality is more like:
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/images/smith.jpg

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Posted by: southern ( )
Date: April 14, 2012 11:39PM

uck, closely set eyes and super wide cheeks, no thanks!!

Talk about artistic licence...

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Posted by: hello ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 01:41AM

the third link, staheli, looks like Alec Baldwin heheh...

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Posted by: Johnny Canuck ( )
Date: April 14, 2012 11:30PM

Freak.

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Posted by: Mia ( )
Date: April 14, 2012 11:39PM

I noticed that JS has gotten better looking over time. His eyes are bluer, his jaw, more square. Even his hairdo looks better.

It's another not so subtle manipulation.

Try asking a TBM why JS is getting better looking. You get the don't go there look. I think they like it. It makes it easier to promote their cause. A hunk vs. a clunk.

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Posted by: Makurosu ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 01:22AM


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Posted by: forbiddencokedrinker ( )
Date: April 14, 2012 11:51PM

What's with the shotgun at the corner of the table?

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Posted by: mo2atheist ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 12:09AM

Sorry about the rifle (and the wrist watch).

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Posted by: fearguiltpromise ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 12:46AM

I think the shotgun is very fitting. Those are GOLD plates afterall!

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Posted by: ginger ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 12:58AM

Gawd, they make him look like he was some sort of movie star.

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Posted by: anagrammy ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 01:22AM

Fat hands, big nose, head shaped like a snake head, plus dirty and smelly most of the time. Add garments to the picture and....no wonder he needed death threats to get laid.

Anagrammy

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Posted by: hello ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 01:51AM

lol anagrammy...

And no wonder he needed his own army, and a super flash red "emperor's uniform", complete with the gold braids and a plumed hat, to ride at the head of the Nauvoo Legion on his war horse. I bet he had a twinkle in his eye when he was on parade in front of the whole town, waving his sword around. :)

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Posted by: mo2atheist ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 11:49AM

I found this link from a very talented artist (most likely TBM) who used the death masks or photos of Joseph, Hyrum, Willard, and Jon to create paintings of the extermination at Carthage.

BTW, check out Willard Richards and Jon Taylor. Christ, they look like something that came from the Shire.

Just my observation.

http://www.artbyandrewk.com/prisons1.html

Oh yeah BTW, the artist captured the "lambs to the slaughter" image in this photo. Check out Merry and Pippin in their formidable stance.

http://www.artbyandrewk.com/prisons3.html

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Posted by: forbiddencokedrinker ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 11:58AM

Even then they only show him from the side.

BTW, the death mask image is not a realistic image, as his jaw was dislocated, making it appear more prominent, and he had a lot of swelling which hid his skeletor like face. JS was probably one of the few fellows to ever look better in death then he ever did in life.

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Posted by: xyz ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 11:59AM

Those look like they belong in a Lord of the Rings-type fantasy novel. Yeah, the illustrator is Mo: he works mostly for cult publications and cult-owned institutions.

I don't think he's that good of an artist myself, but that's my opinion. :-)

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Posted by: mo2atheist ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 12:08PM

Babe magnets, the lot of them!

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