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    Our First Prophet – His Story Told in Pictures

    A brief pictorial history of the life of Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.  Although Joe was known for telling lies, in the interest of generating a faith promoting story we won’t be mentioning how much he lied.  (Some folks may notice a striking resemblance between the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Savior Jesus Christ.  We noticed it too!  But, please, don’t get the idea that Latter Day Saints worship Joseph Smith.  We do worship Joseph Smith, but we don’t want you to know that.)

    The birth of Joseph Smith.  Notice the angel Moron I is in attendance, as are the Three Nephites.  Since they just looked in the window Joseph Sr. and Lucy never knew they were there.  But, for those of you worried about impropriety, the Three Nephites didn't actually witness Lucy giving birth or see her naked or anything.

    The birth of Joseph Smith. Notice the angel Moron I is in attendance, as are the Three Nephites. Since they just looked in the window Joseph Sr. and Lucy never knew they were there. But, for those of you worried about impropriety, the Three Nephites didn't actually witness Lucy giving birth or see her naked or anything.

    The Prophet Joseph Smith after the angel Moron I gave him the Sword of Laban and the Liahona.

    The Prophet Joseph Smith after the angel Moron I gave him the Sword of Laban and the Liahona.

    The Prophet Joe Smith exhorting early Latter Day Saints to "Come Follow Me".  (This image is actually from a moment later after someone asked Joe if he was really a prophet, Joe is saying "Would I lie?")

    The Prophet Joe Smith exhorting early Latter Day Saints to "Come Follow Me". (This image is actually from a moment later after someone asked Joe if he was really a prophet, Joe is saying "Would I lie?")

    The Prophet Joseph Smith (center) sharing a meal just before his martyrdom at Carthage Jail.  Also in the picture are some of the Prophet's contemporaries, such as Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Abraham Lincoln, Larry King (from CNN), and John McCain.

    The Prophet Joseph Smith (center) sharing a meal just before his martyrdom at Carthage Jail. Also in the picture are some of the Prophet's contemporaries, such as Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Abraham Lincoln, Larry King (from CNN), and John McCain.

    The Prophet Joseph at his martyrdom at Carthage Jail.  Behind the prophet on one side is his brother Hyrum and on the other side somebody else.

    The Prophet Joseph at his martyrdom at Carthage Jail. Behind the prophet on one side is his brother Hyrum and on the other side somebody else.

    The Prophet Joseph Smith ascending into heaven.

    The Prophet Joseph Smith ascending into heaven three days after his martyrdom. Notice the bullet holes in his hands as a result of the mob violence at Carthage Jail.

    This is an actual photograph of how The Prophet Joseph Smith now appears in heaven (and on his occasional forays to save the earth from super villans).

    This is an actual photograph of how The Prophet Joseph Smith now appears in heaven (and on his occasional forays to save the earth from super villans).