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« on: April 15, 2012, 12:46:09 am »
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How many Mormons see Romney's nomination and campaign as avenging Joseph Smith's assassination while running for President in 1844? Is Romney ever compared to Joseph Smith?
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 12:58:02 am »
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It would be much more reasonable than some of the other things they may or may not believe. I can't help but be intrigued by Mormons, mainly because they seem to guard their lifestyles so much. It makes you want to know what they're doing and thinking, as if "something's up". Definitely doesn't help perceptions. But they all seem so happy and friendly. Weirdly happy and friendly.

I didn't know he ran for President. What's this all about?

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In March 1844, following a dispute with a federal bureaucrat,[241] Smith organized the secret Council of Fifty[242] with authority to decide which national or state laws Mormons should obey.[243] The Council was also to select a site for a large Mormon settlement in Texas, California, or Oregon,[244] where Mormons could live under theocratic law beyond other governmental control.[244] In effect, the Council was a shadow world government,[245] a first step toward creating a global "theodemocracy".[246] One of the Council's first acts was to elect Smith as "prophet, priest and king" of the millennial monarchy.[247]
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 09:13:58 am »
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This ridiculous topic was correctly moved to Religion and Philosophy, for uninformed Mormon haters to spew their bigoted venom.

Nobody really cares about this thread anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 10:07:13 am »
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How many Mormons see Romney's nomination and campaign as avenging Joseph Smith's assassination while running for President in 1844?
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 12:41:16 pm »
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How many Mormons see Romney's nomination and campaign as avenging Joseph Smith's assassination while running for President in 1844?
None.

A better question is how many see it as a fulfillment of the White Horse Prophecy.
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 12:42:31 pm »
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Joseph Smith ran for the Presidency in 1844 after he found that none of the candidates would commit to protecting Mormons from persecution.  It's not really relevant to current position of Mormons in the US.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 04:52:20 pm »
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This ridiculous topic was correctly moved to Religion and Philosophy, for uninformed Mormon haters to spew their bigoted venom.

Nobody really cares about this thread anyway.

You cared enough to post in this thread.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 06:17:03 pm »
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How many Mormons see Romney's nomination and campaign as avenging Joseph Smith's assassination while running for President in 1844? Is Romney ever compared to Joseph Smith?

No and No. We don't really talk about Joseph Smith's campaign, and don't concern ourselves about it.

And Romney is completely different from Joseph Smith, and is not really compared to him. I'd say that Romney is more "new face of Mormonism" than anything else.
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