This day in history, courtesy of the Daily Rotten:

Mormon leader Joseph Smith, along with his brother Hyrum, are shot and killed by a mob while in jail at Carthage, Illinois. According to church legend, after Smith is shot a man raises a knife to decapitate him, but is thwarted by a thunderbolt from heaven.

Not to be a smart-ass or anything, but if God was just itching to get that involved in that series events, maybe he could have gotten involved just a tad sooner and actually saved Smith’s life?

Or maybe there’s some anti-decapitation dictum I am unfamiliar with.

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