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Inside the Mormon Church:
How Did It Become So Wealthy and Powerful?
by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S
With the previous speculative entrance into the presidential circus of Orrin Hatch, elder of the
Mormon Church, and the presidential bid by Mitt Romney, also a Mormon, as well as in consideration of the
claim that Mormonism is one of the fastest growing sects, it seems appropriate to inform regarding "The Church of
the Latter Day Saints," or "LDS." As many know, the LDS possesses considerable money and clout--far more than the
demographics should allow for--yet few people realize how at least some of that fortune has allegedly been
The LDS spends some of this money buying airtime to push its "other testament of Jesus Christ,"
the Book of Mormon, which purports to be a "history" of the "lost tribes of Israel" coming to America, establishing
a great civilization and being visited by Jesus himself. To a historian, mythologist, archaeologist and religious
scholar, this claim is invalid and unscientific, as, in the first place, according to the Samaritans, there were no
"lost tribes," and the Samaritans themselves basically constituted the Israelites, the people of the Northern
Kingdom. In the second place, the "Jesus Christ" of the New Testament is a fictional composite of characters,
real and mythical, as revealed in my various books.
In addition, in The Divine Supermarket, Malise Ruthven, an Englishman positively baffled by
American religious fervor, composed an excellent expose of Mormonism, basically revealing that Mormon founder
Joseph Smith fabricated the Book of Mormon, considered an embarrassment by some Mormons. There were no "gold plates" or mysterious stone "spectacles." Smith was a known trickster as a
kid and early on admitted that he had fabricated the gold plates story. Despite these facts and that Smith was
killed in part for defrauding several farmers, Mormonism grew fairly rapidly. Smith was allegedly a Mason, as was purportedly Brigham Young, although both supposedly
publicly deplored Masonry, which is difficult to believe, except that Masons take secret oaths not to reveal
anything about Masonry.
What would be more credible is that some wealthy Masons got together to start a new, profitable
sect. And then, when the non-Mormon commoners lynched Smith, et al., Young dragged his gullible followers on a
horrendous journey on which at least 600 died, so that he could find a place where they could practice polygamy--or, more
appropriately, polygyny, or "many wives." The desirability of polygyny is obvious, beyond the natural
sexual urges, because it has the effect of creating numerous little clones of the original templates such as
Young--a much easier way to gain numbers than conversion.
The Mormons now have important representatives in Washington. It is asserted that Mormon
politicians, like their peers in Judaism or other sects of Christianity, put the interests of their "religious"
organization above those of the American people as a whole.
Following the Money
(Note from author: I do not know exactly what to make of the
following information, but I report it here for purposes of edification and further research by interested
One purported way in which the Mormons became so powerful was exposed in conspiracy
researcher extraordinaire Mae Brussell's "lost files," which were given to me by one of her "Brussell sprouts," and
some of which have been published in Kenn Thomas and David Hatcher Childress's Inside the Gemstone Files.
In Tape #342 (8/4/78), entitled "Mormon Uranium and the One World Gov't," Brussell relates the
report of an ex-Mormon attorney, Doug Wallace, on a conference held by the "Latter Day Saints Freedom Foundation" on "Mormon
Church Infiltration of Government Agencies Suspected of Sequestering Uranium Ore Outside the United States." The
report alleges that the Mormon Church illegally exported tons of uranium from Washington State and
Utah to Australia, evidently in the late '50s. Says Brussell, "It is of no small moment that the LDS has
infiltrated the CIA and the FBI, and that the special interests of the church have been handled by those church
members who had the agencies of gov't to assist them in the conspiracy."
Brussell continues: "The objective of the Mormon conspiracy was to transport the ore beyond the
control of the federal gov't. The avowed purpose of the church in its secret political conquest Council of Fifty, was to obtain nuclear capability for future use when it would attempt to
obtain world conquest and single world government." The document further implicates Lyndon Johnson in the
shipment of 10 million tons of ore to Australia. It also says, "The nuclear capability of Israel has resulted
from this conspiracy, which provided for the highjacking of 200 tons of ore in 1968. The rumor was widespread in
the knowledgeable circles of Salt Lake City that the Mormon Church had arranged to assist Israel in
bringing off Armageddon."
Coincidentally, beginning many years ago there have apparently been on occasion "massive
explosions" rocking the Northwest Territories of Australia, possibly as a result of nuclear weapons testing. One
"These explosions have illuminated the sky in a 100-mile radius and have registered
significantly on the Richter scale. They have been alleged to be caused by meteorites (quite a trick to hit the
same area several times). Yet, no scientific team has checked it out. The reports get very little media play.
Oddly enough the U.S. Navy has a large secret base there, even though they are nowhere near the ocean. Another
odd coincidence is that Japanese cult responsible for the sarin gas attacks on subways a couple of years ago
purchased several thousand acres of land in the same area."
While the explosions and the Mormon nuclear endeavors may be not related, the abhorrent notion
that "religious" fanatics will actually create Armageddon for their own purposes and to their own end could also
represent the end of us all.
The Mormon dream of God providing the Church with riches through mining apparently did not begin
with uranium, as we find in the historical record the "Dream Mine" story from the 1890s about a Mormon bishop named John Koyle, who
had a vision in which he was led to a mine full of the vast riches buried by the "Nephites" found in the Book of Mormon. According to this "vision," the treasures were
purposely buried by these proto-Mormons as "a blessing to fortify the faithful against the ensuing chaos of
the apocalypse." This dream has been in the heart of many Mormons since then, and when their stockpile of
uranium suddenly became the means for helping God bring about "the apocalypse" or Armageddon, etc., as well as
for making them wealthy beyond their wildest dreams, many of them likely jumped for joy, assuming that
God had indeed blessed them, above all others. The Mormon dreamer John Koyle himself had only died in 1949,
after the first atomic bomb was dropped and just before the discovery of the huge uranium deposite at Moab.
Is uranium mining the source of much wealth and power of the Mormon Church? It would seem so.
(This story reminds one, of course, of the movie "Avatar" and "unobtainium.")
What this story serves to illustrate is that the average person truly needs to check into what
he or she believes in and supports. It is all too common that the hierarchy behind any given religion, sect or cult
is up to no good, particularly when it concerns very large cults such as the major monolithic religions, with their
mounds of establishment money. The fact that a group has power and clout does NOT mean that "God" is blessing it or in charge of it. Such a belief is reflective of religious indoctrination
such as that found at Romans 13, in which believers are exhorted as follows:
"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except
from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists
what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment," etc., ad nauseam.
These exhortations, by the way, include the admonishment that slaves remain slaves, so they do
not stain "God's good name." Such comments, of course, represent the propaganda of the ruling parties, not "God's
...the Mormon Priesthood led by each successive "prophet" has continued to look forward to
the day when it can by deceit and deception take control of the government of the United States and ultimately
of the world. Indeed any faithful Melchizedek priesthood holder such as Mitt Romney or John Huntsman who could
attain election to the Presidency of the United States would likely develop narcism [sic] thinking God
placed him there so he could enable the church prophet to become the literal "king of the kingdom."
(Note: I have not read this book and therefore do not vouch for or endorse anything in it. I
include it at the request of Doug Wallace, who has spent decades investigating the Mormon Church.)
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