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Criticism of Mormonism/Books/Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows/Chapter 1
Response to claims made in "Chapter 1: Their Innocent Blood Will Cry unto the Lord of Hosts"
A FairMormon Analysis of: Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows, a work by author: Will Bagley
Response to claims made in Blood of the Prophets, "Chapter 1: Their Innocent Blood Will Cry unto the Lord of Hosts"
Author's quote: [celestial marriage] allowed the most ordinary backwoodsman to become a god and rule over worlds of his own creation with as many wives as his righteousness could sustain....
- Prejudicial or loaded language
- Nature of God/"Celestial sex"
- "Rule over worlds of his own creation"?
- Theosis or human deification
- Compare treatment in American Massacre: p. 26.
Author's quote: ...[Mormons gave] total submission to a leader they considered ordained by God....
Joseph Smith fought against freedom of the press because of the destruction and suppression of the Expositor.
Joseph Smith was charged with seduction, polygamy, counterfeiting, and setting up a theocracy.
- Nauvoo Expositor
- Joseph Smith/Polygamy
- Counterfeiting at Nauvoo?
- Theocracy: Council of Fifty?
- Theocracy: Nauvoo city charter?
- Theocracy: power usurped at Nauvoo?
Author's quote: [Temple requires members] to avenge the blood of the Prophet, whenever the opportunity offered, and to teach their children to do the same....