Phrenology and Mormonism

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moksha
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Phrenology and Mormonism

Post by moksha » Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:04 am

Here is an interesting topic for your consideration: Phrenology and how the inquiring minds of the LDS Church took to it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrenolog ... Day_Saints
In May 1902, Nephi Schofield wrote for the LDS Church magazine Juvenile Instructor, a detailed two part phrenological sketch of Joseph Smith from portraits, in which he confirmed "scientifically" that Smith's mission was divine.[6] Schofield argued that the "prominence of the lower portion of the forehead" showed that Smith was "physically incapable of conceiving a plan of redemption that even approaches the magnitude of ... 'Mormonism'".[64] Furthermore, he pointed to phrenological evidence that Smith did not possess the character qualities of "excessive imagination" or "willful deception" that would have been necessary to invent his visions
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Re: Phrenology and Mormonism

Post by Palerider » Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:08 pm

But did he notice that odd little lump on the back of his head that is indicative of excessive libido? :?
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