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The Joseph Smith Crèche at BYU, December 2005 [Mormon Merry Smithmas!]
Flickr.com ^ | Items between Dec. 9, 2005 and Dec. 23, 2010 | Aaron and Stacia

Posted on 12/08/2011 8:13:45 AM PST by Colofornian

Merry Smithmas?

Quoted: "We are the beneficiaries of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, a work which had its earthly commencement with the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith, in the hills of Vermont on a December day in 1805. As we commemorate the birth of the babe in Bethlehem, the Savior of the world, may we also remember his emissary, Joseph Smith, and consciously rejoice in his life and sacrifice, as well." (Larry C. Porter, "Christmas with the Prophet Joseph", Ensign, Dec. 1978, 9)

(Excerpt) Read more at flickr.com ...


TOPICS: History; Other non-Christian; Religion & Culture; Worship
KEYWORDS: byu; lds; mormon; smithmas
[I checked "excerpt" only because I didn't include the photos here...you can go to the link for the photo series...where you can see a dozen photos or so of this BYU "Nativity Scene"...I'm sure some poster will post some of the photos on this thread]
1 posted on 12/08/2011 8:13:50 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: All
With Joseph Smith’s birthday coming on Dec. 23, Jesus Christ gets plenty of Mormon competition!

Don’t believe me that this doesn’t practically carry itself out?

Then read these posted articles:
* Reasons Joseph Smith Is More Important Than Jesus [Mormon Merry Smithmas!]
* Dealing with “Smithmas” [Mormon worship of Joseph Smith]
* Joseph Smith: a witness of Christ [O Come, O Come EmmanSMITHuel, anyone?]
* 'Praise to the Man' honors Joseph Smith [Mormon Merry Smithmas!]
* Joseph Smith: Blessed Be His Name [Mormon Merry Smithmas]
* “Praise To The Man”: A Review Of The Annual Joseph Smith Memorial Sermons [Mormon Merry Smithmas]
* Joseph Smith Jr.—Prophet of God, Mighty Servant
* Tis the season for Smithmas; Whom do you worship? [Mormon Merry Smithmas]

2 posted on 12/08/2011 8:15:39 AM PST by Colofornian (JoePologists: Those who defend the personality cults of Joe Smith and Joe Paterno)
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To: Colofornian

The cult of Smith.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 8:15:51 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Colofornian

Really, how do lds deny that they do not worship Smith when their own leaders say they do.


4 posted on 12/08/2011 8:19:15 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Colofornian
Notice the sign in the window as if the "Smith nativity" isn't creepy enough. Joseph Smith Nativity Pictures, Images and Photos
5 posted on 12/08/2011 8:24:25 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: svcw

Magical Mormon Underoos! Placemarker


6 posted on 12/08/2011 8:24:47 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: svcw

re: Notice the sign in the window

What sign in the window?


7 posted on 12/08/2011 8:36:14 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Nevadan

O, maybe its not coming through. In the upper right hand corner there is a reflection and enlargement of this sign on the board in the lower left hand corner.


8 posted on 12/08/2011 8:41:40 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: svcw
ok, I saw the enlargement. I thought you were referring to something actually in the window.
9 posted on 12/08/2011 8:45:58 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Nevadan

I am going to blame that slip of typing making my point unclear on my smart phone.


10 posted on 12/08/2011 9:13:35 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Colofornian

How many Mormons will chime in denying this actually existed or the pic is photoshoppped or it does not indicate worship Mr. Smith as God or as a god?


11 posted on 12/08/2011 9:32:16 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Colofornian

Merry Smithmas to all the Mormons...

Happy Ashura to all the Moslems ...


12 posted on 12/08/2011 11:06:34 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How many Mormons will chime in denying this actually existed or the pic is photoshoppped or it does not indicate worship Mr. Smith as God or as a god?

During Brigham Young's reign as Lds "prophet," one of his top two counselors was Heber C. Kimball:

"You call us fools; but the day will be, gentlemen and ladies, whether you belong to this Church or not, when you will prize brother Joseph Smith as the Prophet of the Living God, and look upon him as a God, and also upon Brigham Young, our Governor” Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 5, p. 88

Brigham Young: "No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith...every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are... [Joseph Smith] reigns there as supreme a being in his sphere, capacity, and calling, as God does in heaven. Many will exclaim—'Oh, that is very disagreeable! It is preposterous! We cannot bear the thought!' But it is true." Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p.289-91

These quotes and more can be found at this thread posted today: Reasons Joseph Smith Is More Important Than Jesus [Mormon Merry Smithmas!]

13 posted on 12/08/2011 11:24:35 AM PST by Colofornian (JoePologists: Those who defend the personality cults of Joe Smith and Joe Paterno)
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To: Tennessee Nana

And...

...Happy Festivus for the rest of us!


14 posted on 12/08/2011 11:30:41 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: svcw

The real Spirit of Christmas from my Church:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDtfIklhykY


15 posted on 12/08/2011 8:33:34 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: svcw

“rejoice in his life and his sacrifices”, it says in the insert in the photo.

It makes me want to wretch. To compare the life and sacrifice of Jesus to the debauchery and evil of Smith is unconscionable. And then to blatantly do it at Christmas and state it loudly in this way is just too much.


16 posted on 12/08/2011 8:41:10 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: svcw; Nevadan

This is what it says in the window.

“We are the beneficiaries of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, a work which had its earthly commencement with the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith, in the hills of Vermont on a December day in 1805. As we commemorate the birth of the baby in Bethlehem, the Savior of the world, may we also remember his messenger, Joseph Smith, and rejoice in his life and sacrifice.”


17 posted on 12/08/2011 8:47:20 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Saundra Duffy
The real truth about what YOUR church teaches regarding Jesus:

"We may talk of men being redeemed by the efficacy of his [Christ's] blood; but the truth is that that blood has no efficacy to wash away our sins. That must depend upon our own action." [ LDS Apostle Amasa M. Lyman, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, p. 299, 1859]

Given this mormonic teaching that is the very essence of Antichrist, it is still amazing how much LDS inc apologists like you, Sandy, want folks to believe LDS inc is Christianity restored! MormonISM is the very essence of slick anti-Christ inveigling, and the promoters of this anti-Christian religion will continue to be exposed and opposed so long as Christians are not squelched by the political correctness approach inherent in the lie that exposing mormonISM is hate or hatred of the people trapped in this demonic cult.

18 posted on 12/08/2011 8:51:51 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

If you call this “anti Christ” well, whatever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDtfIklhykY

Merry Christmas anyway!


19 posted on 12/08/2011 9:10:40 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Yep. Every time I read that I have to clean up vomit.


20 posted on 12/08/2011 11:16:47 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Except for the graphic that tells people to go to lds.org, it is a very touching video and true. There is nothing in that video except the graphic that lets the viewer know the real mormonISM. Christians believe Christ is the reason for the season. however we on FR who are interested in exposing mormonISM have posted dozens of links to you and other lds FRers that lds celebrate J Smith.
Sandy have you looked at the lds links I have provided. I have looked at and listened to ALL that you have posted.
Sandy you have been shown in the words of your leaders what they think of the Biblical Christ, how can you not understand the disdain that J Smith and your leaders had/have for the Biblical Jesus Christ.


21 posted on 12/08/2011 11:27:35 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: svcw

Yes we know.


22 posted on 12/09/2011 1:38:01 AM PST by BlueMoose
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