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  • definitely. there is no founding truth to the mormon religion. i have done years of investigation and i KNOW it to be false although mormons chant in church every sunday stating "i know it is true".. robotically.
  • The previous answer is uneducated at the least. I highly doubt that they have done years of investigation. I believe Joeph was brilliant for his time. Looking beyond religion, he actually denounced slavery long before many. Does that make him a raving lunatic? Go to the source to learn about him (LDS.org) or you will gain false information such as the previous answer denotes. Offending members of my church seems to be a common enjoyment of many professed believers. I hope I spend more time learning about the world around me and improving the way I walk through my life rather than offending a faith, race or any other group.
  • One man's lunatic is another man's genius.
  • He wasn't a lunic, if your going by the actual deffination, but it's lunasy to think that one can create a religeon. God created christianity...... Change that, he created EVERYTHING, whether you believe it or not. ( though if you DON'T believe in Him, what the f*ck are you doing bashing Mormons ? It may be false, but bashing them when you don't believe in God is just hypocrasy. ) But outside the realm of knowledge and understanding where I don't want to really insult someone, If Joseph Smith were infront of me, i'd beat him senseless for leading my friends astray. I swear I'd kill him, but I can't kuz he's dead, and if e wasn't, he'd die a martyr, and people would b even MORE hardcore mormon. Not helping anything =P. He'll answer to God, and when he does, I hope i'll be there to witness it.
  • the reason they say i know its true is because they prayed about it. they can tell you all they know, but they always ask you in the begining to pray about it for your self and not let others decide for you. when i was younger i had a very spiritual experience and so i not only talked to my church but i talked other faiths to see what they said, just for my own curiosity. theres no way they talked to each other and yet they all had the same answer.joseph Smith had a vision and then he prayed about what he had seen. yes he did tell people about it but they to prayed for advice on wether it was true what he was saying. yes you might thtink he is a lunatic but think of all the things you've seen and heard that you cant explain.why not believe some one had a vision. and one last thing there are meny churches that all they do is bash other or stop them from going around there family members this is one thing the mormans never do.
  • There is no evidence to suggest that Joseph Smith's insanity was affected/confined by the phases of the moon.
  • i believe with all my heart that joseph smith was a true prophet and not a lunatic the only way you can know if something is true or not is to pray with a sincere heart.
  • No, i don't believe so, no more than any other person who believes in devine creation. From what I am aware, Mormonism is equally as plausible as the rest of Christianity. Why does one person who believes a being created the earth in a week, Angels come down to talk to people, the sea can be parted, a man can be born of a virgin (or is that metaphorical?), a man can heal the blind and the first woman was made out of a rib. Not think it is possible for an Angel (I think, correct me if i am wrong) to bury golden plates, and these plates to be discovered by a man and translated... It doesn't make sense to believe the unbeliveable when it suits but mock others for doing the same... Or is that just me?
  • Also a sexual pervert. My 2 cents.
  • In my opinion, no, he was not a raving lunatic. Raving lunatics are the ones you see shouting on street corners with flecks of saliva stuck to their beards. Joseph Smith was not insane. I think he was brilliant. One of the most successful frauds and philanderers ever. A lousy human being. A pedophile. A liar. Not a raving lunatic.
  • Ok...for the record....I don't see why people need to mess with others religions! I'm not Mormon, but hey, this is just getting a bit ridiculous! Everyone has different viewpoints, i don't see why people can't just let people follow whom they choose.
  • no he is not. full stop. cut the drama.
  • Anything but. Look at both sides of Smith, Mormons have him a holy man other side has him a story teller and conman. Look at the facts and you will know. 12 million people believe him should tell you something. It worked for him then and it works now. Like they say you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. There are over 4,000 religions and they all claim they are the real deal and everyone else is false. Who's right?
  • the beginning now has it. Hi this is a Robot speaking. Let’s see I hold two degrees, lived in over 17 countries, and have studied the LDS church for over 60 years up close and personal. The more I study and go deep into FACTS the more I KNOW (I guess as a robot) that the LDS church teaches what is true and can never be proven false by non-robots. So all you Robot Mormons keep your mechanics oiled and lubricated because the non-robots are out to disassemble you. They will never tell you what they believe in, because they are to busy ate up with human hate; therefore, they only know how to find fault, error, and spew contention. I sometime wish I could tap into their other answers, I’ll bet in ever case they are bad mouthing some other type of Robot as well.
  • Millions will say yes. Millions will say no. What does God say? Isn't he the one that supposedly visited with Joseph? Only those with enough faith to ask God himself will ever know. Consider this information and then I challenge you to ask God for yourself. I did. http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=750de5c45d19f010VgnVCM100000176f620aRCRD&vgnextchannel=3e0511154963d010VgnVCM1000004e94610aRCRD
  • Maybe just a little psychotic.
  • I very much doubt he was a lunatic, this would suggest he had a mental problem. Was he a prophet of god? No. Was he a clever fraud? No, more likely that the people of the time were just easily fooled.
  • No.....
  • This sums it up. The Law of Contradiction No lie is of the truth (1 Jn. 2:21) Scripture very clearly affirms the law of contradiction. First John 2:21, for example, is explicit: "No lie is of the truth." Many other passages, such as 2 Timothy 2:13, ("[God] cannot deny himself") either assume or reiterate the law of contradiction. Lots of well-meaning Christians, however, seem to operate with the misconception that biblical revelation is somehow exempt from the law of contradiction. They suggest that God's truth can contravene logic if God is so pleased. They often point to the doctrine of the Trinity or pit divine sovereignty against human responsibility as evidence that revealed truth is sometimes contradictory. But Titus 1:2 tells us that "God . . . cannot lie." Therefore even God's Word must be in harmony with the law of contradiction. One clear, unresolvable contradiction would be enough to destroy the trustworthiness of the whole. That's why the enemies of truth are so eager to try to prove that God's Word contradicts itself.
  • i believe that the roots of a church are very important who started it where did there doctrines come from God or man?I also believe God is the judge for their are good and bad in all religions.If you look at revelations you will even find the church where satan sat on the throne,and God still loved these people and gave them a white stone,with a new name only they will know There are loving and peaceful people in all walks of life,and if you know that something is wrong then you should not join such a group,for you know,but others are brought up to believe a certain way and dont understand,so you pray for them and love them as God would want(he hates the sin but loves the sinner.godlovesyou2@tds.net
  • Yep and a LIAR. If there is a Hell he is there.
  • All of these self-appointed church dudes are raving lunatics in addition to con artists and thieves
  • Joseph Smith claims to have had visions of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and of angels. His first vision was at 14. In translating his tablets, he claims to have used stone seers called "Urim and Thummin". He described them as a pair of stones, fastened to a breastplate and joined in the form of a large pair of spectacles. Mormons claim belief in the Bible, yet until outlawed, practiced polygamy. Polygamy is not sanctioned in the New Testament of my Bible. Seems this is a dichotomy. Joseph and his followers believe that Kolob is a star or planet nearest the residence of God. In studying Mormonism, if you do, I suggest using many other sources than just those of the Mormon Church. One odd thing that has always interested me. Maybe it's just coincidence, but Smith founded Mormonism in Palmyra, NY. I suspect Palmyra, NY was named after Palmyra, Syria (Roman word is Palmyra; it's also known as Tadmor in Arabic; Tadmur in Greek; Tudmur in Hebrew). Palmyra, Syria was an ancient pagan city worshipping as its main god, the Sun God. Human sacrifices were abundant. Is the fact that Mormonism, if it is a cult, was founded in a place called Palmyra in view of Palmyra, Syria's ancient pagan history worth considering? There are Palmyras all over the U.S. Just an odd coincidence? Maybe. I think Mormonism is a cult and there is a great deal sinister about some of the rituals and the origins of these rituals. Smith, I think, was not a lunatic, but was a man peddling a worthless piece of literature and his followers have been fooled.
  • Well...I don't know if he *raved* per se... Definately had some delusions of grandeur and a minor messiah complex going on :)
  • Yes, he was. But the people who followed him are even worse. http://mormontruth.blogspot.com/
  • nope, he was an extremely clever conman. I was a mormon for fifteen years and it wasnt till i was able to really research the real origins of the church ( the internet becoming widely available and ). If you want to check it out you can, there is no geneological evidence for the book of mormon people (unlike the bible), and the book was also plagiarised from a view of the hebrews , and heaven and hell, you can check this out yourself
  • He wasn't a lunatic. He was actually very smart. It is documented if any ignorant people would actually look it up. Do any of you people really think he was crazy? He died for his beliefs, would you die for a lie? I doubt it.
  • Let me just add that no man or woman is perfect. Joseph Smith wasn't perfect and made mistakes. He died for what he believed in. We will all know who or what was right when we die. We will also know who was right was not perfect and made human mistakes as well.
  • I believe he was not a lunatic but a successful fraud and a polygamous pervert. And you mormons are welcome to DR me, I'll take it as a compliment ;)
  • I won't say he was malevolent or ill intentioned, but definately misguided and not playing with a full deck of cards.
  • When you think about it he was smart he cot people to work for him, he got their money and he married who ever he wanted. Same plan is working today. The members have built a 30 billion dollar empire and are so busy doing there bidding that they don't have a clue. Article by ex Mormon, good reading http://www.lds-mormon.com/benson2.shtml All the lies can't hide the truth or can it?
  • I'm sure he didn't think so! Actually anyone who can achieve a feat of essentially making a whole state, Utah, known as the land of the Mormans has to have an intelligence factor somewhere up there. Many question his thinking and many believe him.
  • you have to be to come up with that shit
  • What is with all of these people asking sanity questions about important people and figures who are central to a certain religion? I personally do not care for the Mormon faith, but I don't step out of my way to pick on, harass, or insult them because I disagree. They do not bother me, affect my life, and let me mind my business; So I give them the same respect. You should do the same.
  • Aren't they all? Look at Moses for example, the guy went thru life hearing voices
  • joe smith was a con man with a tristed mind thinking he's God.

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