What Joseph Liked and Disliked

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What Joseph Liked and Disliked

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Joseph Smith stated clearly that the Song of Solomon was not an inspired book. However, Joseph was simply noting that this beautiful poetic song did not contain the phrase "It came to pass..." No phase, not inspired.

My guess is that Joseph Smith would have been a big fan of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself.

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Smith also contained multitudes.
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Joseph Smith liked women.
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Joseph seemed to like:

Women (hey, let’s be honest about it)
Kin (or relatives)
Loyalty
Ideas from prior religious figures (e.g., Swedenborg)
Ideas from contemporary Mormons (e.g., Lorenzo Snow)
Traveling mummy exhibits
Women, again...
Masonry
The notions of covenant-making and temple-building
Studying Hebrew
His gift of “translation”

Joseph seemed to dislike:

Discord and disagreement
Sometimes Oliver Cowdery
Sometimes Sydney Rigdon
Sometimes his brother, William
Rejection by women (hey, let’s be honest about it)
Emma’s disapproval on “certain things”

Certainly a very complex person...
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Smith also liked ...

* Money (Other people's money, to be specific)
* Other Men's wives. (He deserved the best women, doncha know)?
* Adulation, approbation and recognition. (His own, of course).
* Alcohol
* Spirits of the dead. (He was a necromancer).
* Loyalty (Proven by giving him whatever he asked)

Smith disliked ....

* Insubordination / Challenge to his "authority"
* Disagreements with him
* His wife. (A man who loves his wife would not have done the things he did to her).

.... And much more ..... both likes and dislikes.

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GameOver wrote:* His wife. (A man who loves his wife would not have done the things he did to her)

What do you mean by this? Not that I disagree with the claim, just curious what comes to mind when you make this remark.
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Chuck Finley wrote:
GameOver wrote:* His wife. (A man who loves his wife would not have done the things he did to her)

What do you mean by this? Not that I disagree with the claim, just curious what comes to mind when you make this remark.

what comes to mind ? bad question.

the correct one: who come to mind ?
answer: the other 38 women.
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SteelHead wrote:Joseph Smith liked women.

Joseph Smith liked HIMSELF.

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