Monday, November 19, 2018

How did John Taylor and Willard Richards Survive the Carthage Mob?

Monday, November 19th

I would like to thank Ronald Meldon Karren for the following ideas I had while reading his seminal book, The Exoneration of Emma, Joseph, and Hyrum Smith (part one). I recommend it to anyone, especially people who are certain that Joseph Smith was secretly practicing plural marriage. You might be persuaded that Brigham Young and his cronies smeared Joseph after the fact to cover their own sins and lies. I was.

The title of this post is one I have never seen asked, but I am often wrong, and could be mistaken here. I take no credit for the idea. In the hail of gunfire at Carthage Jail in June of 1844 how did 2 Mormons survive? The LDS church narrative would credit divine intervention. If GOD is going to save 2 of the 4 men, why did He not save the 2 Smith brothers? Do not talk to me about sealing your testimony with your blood. The only being that had to die was CHRIST himself. It would be a stretch to think that one man survived the onslaught, but 2 is preposterous. If I were a member of a satanic mob bent on the destruction of Mormons, then I would make damn sure that there were no survivors. That would ensure no one could testify about anything.

I believe that Willard Richards and John Taylor were part of the conspiracy to kill Hyrum and Joseph.
I believe this because it allowed their allies Brigham Young and Heber C. ("Coward") Kimball to hijack the gospel of JESUS CHRIST and create a religion based on lust, adultery, and the humiliation of women. I will believe this until JESUS tells me personally that I am right or wrong.

A couple more questions for those sinking with the good ship Zion: Why do you stay in a church that supported polygamy openly for decades? Why remain with a religion that covertly supports polygamy even today? It does this by allowing men to be sealed to other women after the first wife dies, but does not allow women the same privilege. Women cannot be sealed to more than one man at a time.

JESUS assures us that an evil tree cannot bring forth good fruit.

Whether you agree or not have a great Thanksgiving!

John Scott Peterson

Monday, November 5, 2018

Secret Handshakes = Secret Combinations?

Monday November 5th, 2018

Yesterday I was discussing the gospel with my astute wife, and the following hpothetical dialogue between the Book of Mormon's main editor, Mormon, and his son Moroni popped into my flawed noggin.

Mormon: Son, I tried to put as much as the LORD would allow me about the Gadianton robbers and their secret activities into our book.

Moroni: I know Father, but the supposed followers of CHRIST's gospel in the last days seem to think "your book" is about everyone but themselves.

Mormon: Sadly, you are right son. From my vision of the last days I could clearly see that the main branch that used "our book" would be having secret rituals in private buildings, and I was reminded of Gadianton's secret oaths.

Moroni: My vision of the last days made me ask why so much emphasis on palatial buildings and so little concern for the poor? I was immediately reminded of King Noah. That Young fellow, their second leader, was only charging half the taxes of King Noah, but he and his minions profited nonetheless.

Mormon: I am glad you included the LORD'S emphatic view of plural marriage as abominable in your version of the Jaredite's records. I focused on other items. I felt because of Jacob's direct statement to the followers of Nephi the first that it was clear what GOD feels about polygamy. I cannot believe that Young and his supporters thought Jacob's fiery sermon gives them a loophole. 

Moroni: True, Father, Jacob was merely trying to say that if the LORD did not directly forbid plural marriage in every dispensation of the gospel, then inevitably a group of lustful fools would try and justify legalized adultery. 

Mormon: Even the Lamanites were smarter than that!