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Published: Sunday, Feb. 24 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

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Mattoon, IL

Donn, I have now read in the Journal of Discourses what you quoted to us about converting a Jew. Of course my first reaction to your post was that we do not profess to convert a man, that is the work of the Holy Ghost and is subject to the willingness of the man to be receive truth. But I went ahead and read to be sure what you were talking about. I now recommend that you continue to read for a few lines beyond where you found the quote you gave to us, and you will see that Brigham Young was not saying what could be inferred with just that snippet of his lecture.

Again I invent you, Come and See.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

Thanks Twin Lights…

@donn - and thank you for reminding me (actually reading that entire section in JoD did the trick nicely) of not only what scares me about organized religion, but the totalitarian tendencies inherent in people who claim to know the “mind of God.”

Frankly, I wasn’t quite sure if I was reading the Discourse or an excerpt from Mein Kampf.

Provo, UT

Tyler D,

For what it is worth, I have "came and seen" for a quarter of a century (I am married to an active LDS woman), and frankly, your observations ring truer than the claims of the apologists on here.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Brigham Young was a 19th century American whose racial attitudes reflect views that were not uncommon for his times. I offer that not as a justification, but as an explanation.

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