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#1 Deb

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 10:49 AM

While I was in Church yesterday I overheard some folks talking about a story called "The Golden Pot." They were being rather hush hush about it, but I think I heard them mentioning something about a Grant Palomer or Palmer and his being excommunicated for writing a book about how this story was used to inspire Joseph Smith about the angel Moroni and the Gold Plates. Does anyone here know anything about all this? No one at Church seemed to want to talk to about it openly.

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 07:54 PM

First I don't buy that you are innocently asking cuz you don't know.

Second, I don't buy the hush hush cover it up picture you paint.

Third, The Golden Pot is a German story by E.T.A. Hoffmann that if you stand on your head and spin around and around until you get very dizzy seems to have some loose parallels to the JS account of Moroni's visits. Palmer argues that because JS knew a guy who liked literature and had been to Germany that... well actually Palmer doesn't argue much - he insinuates without any evidence that JS stole the story from Hoffmann and from it fabricated the Moroni story.
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#3 Deb

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 04:03 AM

Though I do appreciate your explanation of the story, I don't appreciate your insinuations that I'm making things up or pretending something happened when it very well did. It's a shame you seem the only one on this board that knows anything about this because you are always biting the head off anyone who asks a simple question.

#4 Outshined

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 05:20 AM

Since excommunication is a very private matter, how do you suppose such information got around? That is assuming he is being disciplined at all, or that it is for the book and not a personal matter.
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Posted 07 December 2004 - 10:10 AM

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#6 Spencer

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 10:25 AM

geocities the best reference you could find?

Locking this topic. I removed it the first time he posted it for a reason.




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