Why doesn't John Edwards do what Mormon founder Joseph Smith did and claim God ordered him to be polygamist?
Smith was able to use that line to get all the sex with women and girls he wanted and still keep his job.
- Fly on the wallLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
It killed Joseph Smith in the end. He kept lying about it until one of his followers bought a newspaper to expose him. Smith illegally had the presses destroyed, which got him hauled to jail where he died in a shoot out.
- 4 years ago
I answer this question posing a question. Do you think a young farm boy of nineteen or so, never advancing past the third grade, could ever translate into English whole books of two civilizations whose records were made in Reformed Egyptian? The translation was complete within an 80-day span by a young man never knowing of the existence of the two civilizations that migrated to the American continent at two separate times. Do you think this same young man could invent things that these civilizations had accomplished, their histories and religions, with the bottom line that the resulting scripture was in accordance with the same teachings of the Holy Bible? Joseph Smith was ordained of God to be His first prophet in the latter days. Since that time, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints has continued to have guidance and instruction from an ordained prophet to this day. Incidentally, if a prophet can prophesy something that will come to pass, consider the fact that Joseph Smith had predicted the Civil War on 25 December 1832 and from where it would commence. Now when did the Civil War begin?*
- mormon_4_jesusLv 71 decade ago
For Joseph Smith it wasn't about sex.
And John Edwards is stupid.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Because that old saw won't work almost 200 years after Joseph Smith. I'd like to think we've learned a thing or two.
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- Brother GLv 61 decade ago
John Edwards isn't a polygamist.
Plus you're a professional anti mormon
- FernWiseLv 41 decade ago
Because Elizabeth has a good lawyer.