Sunday, 23 March 2008

Is This Joseph Smith?

An image said to be that of Joseph Smith is circulating on the internet. The image does not belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It belongs to the Community of Christ. No one knows for sure if it is him. Many Utah residents have received an e-mail with a photo attached and a book, due out in three weeks, will try to prove the claim. The LDS church says there's no way to prove the image is really Smith.

The picture is below on the left and, on the right, an official photo of the prophet. What do you think? Is it Joseph? For more on this story click on the title of this post.

More to the point there are a number of similar stories floating around the Internet at the moment. Is this preoccupation with images of the founding prophet of Mormonism in breach of the second commandment?

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