Whenever someone does a good deed that turns out to have negative results, people will often shake their head and say: "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
But I would argue (in the case of the Mormon Church and its founder Joseph Smith, in any case) that there are more bad intentions paving the road to Hell, than good!
Let's face facts. Joseph Smith could not have translated the Book of Mormon. ParkerM noticed this and posted it on the RFM Board:
"http://home.teleport.com/~packham/bomvslds.htmI don't know how many if any of you have seen this, I haven't seen it linked on the site if it's not it should be and if it is it should be on the very font/top of the links page. That's just my opinion, I could be wrong really think this is a good step off point for anyone questioning the LDS church. Their teachings don't even agree with their own book "The literal word of God" Just some food for thought."
Thank you, ParkerM, for that post over at RFM (www.exmormon.org)
We know Smith wrote the D&C, which contains direct contradictions to the Book of Mormon teachings.
Joseph Smith, therefore, had bad intentions when he founded the Mormon Church. He sacrificed a sheep in ceremony that had nothing to do with Earth or Folk magic. He fraudulently used a stone to pretend to scry.
He married and had sexual intercourse with girls as young as 14. Let's face it. The road to the Hell of Mormonism was not paved with the good intentions of Joseph Smith. It was paved with his bad intentions.