How far would you go to prove the LDS Church true? Would you make an argument that you knew was contradicted by the evidence? Would you feel safe doing so because the evidence that would prove you wrong was hidden away where nobody else could find it? Joseph Fielding Smith would. And did! This is the story.
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What is one supposed to make out of all this?
I wonder if I give the church a pass because my life hasn’t also been stellar. I’m not 100% true in all my dealings.
Is it good enough to be mostly true? Can’t the church be mostly true too?
I understand what you’re saying. To answer your question, the Church claims that it is all true, which it is not. If they’re going to claim that, they better be just that. Entirely true. And if they’re going to hold their members to such high expectations of being true and honest in order to receive a recommend, callings, etc and be in good standing, they should be held to the same standard and they are not. The whole foundation was created in dishonesty, sneakiness, and secrecy. Sad, but true.
I know RFM doesn’t like the “L” word so I’m going to take it upon myself to state that Joseph Fielding Smith was a big fat Liar.