I was not aware that this forum was exclusively ex-JW's, I just thought there were some on here, as well as active.
The information I posted was not addressed solely to active JW's, but to anyone who may have read it or heard the misinformation spread in the Awake magazine I referenced.
I was also looking for an honest discussion. I can only hope that, of the nearly 500 of you who have viewed this post as of now, there will be someone sincere enough to actually read my link before commenting. I expected anti-Mormon slander–I saw it on another post on this forum–but many of the reasons people have presented for opposing the Mormon Church have been addressed in my short online book (at the link). I'm not looking to convert anyone, just clear up misconceptions. It looks like you could all benefit.
Things like the silly meme in the post above ("Joseph Smith admitted to defrauding people!") can be checked against facts that are available online as we speak:
Joseph Smith/Legal issues/Trials/1826 court appearance for glasslooking
Joseph Smith/Legal issues/Trials/1826 glasslooking trial/Con man
Was Joseph found guilty of being a "con man" in 1826?
Legal and Business Records of Joseph Smith
- Forthcoming: images and transcripts of legal and business papers, including records of the many court cases in which Joseph Smith was a plaintiff, defendant, or witness