joseph's myth wrote:
This new movie can and will resonate with the LDS crowd. And not in a good way for maybe the Mormon church (small C) and for the LDS leadership. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EwdCIpbTN5g
In the trailer a journalist asks a Church representative:
"We've got two stories here: A story about a degenerate clergy; and, a story about a bunch of lawyers turning child abuse into a cottage industry. Which story do you want us to write about?"
The movie is about cover-ups pay-offs involving the Catholic Church. It is about bringing what goes on behind the scenes into the public mind.
Can we draw any parallels to the storyline in this movie, and, Mormonism in general?
The question that comes to my mind: "Are LDS Leaders really so blind that they cannot see that the Church is a fraud?"
My opinion: There are men high up in LDS leadership who know full well that Joseph Smith had a magic rock, about which he claimed:
"... that he possessed one of the attributes of Deity, an All-Seeing-Eye." http://richkelsey.org/1826_trial_testimonies.htm
This was brought out in the 1826 trial.
There are also men high up in LDS leadership who know that early golden plates stories contain details which are left out of the faithful history maintained by the Church today.
Here is an example:
He said that by a dream he was informed that at such a place in a certain hill, in an iron box, were some gold plates with curious engravings, which he must get and translate, and write a book; that the plates were to be kept concealed from every human being for a certain time, some two or three years; that he went to the place and dug till he came to the stone that covered the box, when he was knocked down; that he again attempted to remove the stone, and was again knocked down; this attempt was made the third time, and the third time he was knocked down. Then he exclaimed, 'Why can't I get it?' or words to that effect; and then he saw a man standing over the spot, which to him appeared like a Spaniard, having a long beard coming down over his breast to about here. (Smith putting his hand to the pit of his stomach) with his (the ghost's) throat cut from ear to ear, and the blood streaming down, who told him that he could not get it alone; that another person whom he, Smith, would know at first sight, must come with him, and then he could get it." (The Amboy Journal, June 11, 1879, p.1)
Perhaps it's about time a movie is made exposing this glaring history?