Was Joesph Smith an atheist or was he delusional?
Mormon church founder Joseph Smith may have really believed he found a gilded heavenly tea set in a paddock near Salt Lake City but the chances are much higher that Joe Smith, like a lot of manipulative churchmen before and after him, was a secret atheist who knew there was no god but understood the human need to believe in something bigger than themselves. What do you folks think? Was Joe Smith an opportunistic atheist of decidedly low morals or was he a delusional nutbag?
"Experiments are the only means of knowledge at our disposal. The rest is poetry, imagination." Max Planck