Wednesday, November 12, 2014
How was Joseph Smith making a name for himself before he made a name for himself as the keeper and protector of golden plates? Like a lot of other good Americans of the early 19th century, he was treasure hunting.
Did Joseph stop pretending he could find treasure after the angel Moroni directed him to at least 50 or 60 pounds of golden goodness? No way!
But don't worry, it's not like Joseph faking people out about treasure could be linked to producing a questionable book of scripture.
Of course the LDS Church would like you to believe that all of Joseph's treasure digging was all practice for the translating processes.