Joseph Smith was the force responsible for the Mormon religion. His father “told fortunes” moving his family from town to town. Joseph made a go of fortune telling but was arrested for fraud a year before his “vision” led to the birth of the Mormon religion.
L Ron Hubbard was a science fiction writer. Hubbard is quoted as saying – ” If you want to make a little money write a book, if you want to make a lot start a religion”
There’s no argument these men came from different times and places. That aside, ponder for a moment what might have been had these two businessmen joined forces. It could have been a world where dark skinned people weren’t the descendants of an evil lost tribe of Israel. Dark skinned people could have come from the planet Xenu to wage war with the souls of all those who had travelled to Earth. Polygamy could have been the path to enlightenment, not Gods wish but a way to rid ourselves of psychological problems. A free personality test might have determined individuals prone to gambling or pornography. There’s no telling what the two of them might have come up with.
Per capita the church of Mormon is the wealthiest church in America. Scientology has assets of 500 million in the U.S.
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