Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fact of the Day: Young Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith Jr. never had a good relationship with the criminal justice system even as a young man. When he was 21 he went to trial after he told a man that he could find hidden treasure with a magical rock. He founded The Church of Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism) less than a decade later. 

16 comments:

  1. ??????????????? and so was born a religion?
    Hope he found that treasure - could only happen in the Great USA!
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. I was raised Mormon so I knew who this was right away. Thankfully I got out of that church when I got older though. I'm Agnostic now.

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  3. Haha, too funny!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  4. Didn't know that! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Good morning, Adam...thanks for the info.

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  6. I wonder what Mr. Smith would think about the play The Book of Mormon? Truly the funniest Broadway show I have ever seen in my life!

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  7. lmao you want to get rich, ditch the magic rock and create a religion

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  8. My goodness a bit of a con man at a young age,.

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  9. I think he was a classic con man. He hit paydirt with his Mormon visions.

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  10. Well, that sounds like someone a large group of people should follow.

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  11. I've never heard of him but this is quite interesting.

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  12. Awesome to know! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Didn't know about the magic rock. Hmmnn....

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