Mormon Church reveals images of founder’s ‘seer stone’

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(RNS1-JULY 2) Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of Mormonism, lived from 1805 to 1844, when he was killed while while awaiting trial for treason. For use with RNS-SMITH-BOOK transmitted July 2, 2014. Creative Commons image by the More Good Foundation

(RNS1-JULY 2) Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of Mormonism, lived from 1805 to 1844, when he was killed while while awaiting trial for treason. For use with RNS-SMITH-BOOK transmitted July 2, 2014. Creative Commons image by the More Good Foundation

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The faithful believe God helped him use the "seer stone" to translate symbols found on gold plates into English text that became the Book of Mormon.

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  • The LDS Church teaches that Smith found gold plates engraved with ancient Egyptian symbols in upstate New York 185 years ago.

    The faithful believe God helped Smith translate the text into English for the Book of Mormon, a companion to the Bible, while examining the “seer stone” inside a hat.

    So where are these plates?

    I am in the process of starting a new, tax-exempt, religion. The Book of David (volume 1) is all about the worship of the Cohiba Robusto. I shall be making my pilgrimage to Havana in the near future.

  • Chaplain Martin

    I saw pictures of the “seer stone” and I looked a lot like a “egg” that I turned on my wood lathe. It has lines of wood like grains. You can see the lines in it. It is not like any stone that I have seen.