I’ve just spent a few minutes surveying posts from some of those who continue, in the face of fact and reason and intellectual integrity, to insist that Latter-day Saints celebrate “Smithmas” at the expense of Christmas.
So far as I can tell, to the extent that they care about actual evidence and fairness (which may, I admit, be minimal), they seem to regard any positive allusion to Joseph Smith or to Joseph Smith’s birthday at Christmas season, however passing or brief or incidental it may be, as proof confirming the entirety of their ridiculous myth of “Smithmas.”
This is, obviously, grotesquely unreasonable. “Smithmas” remains an unusually flagrant and easily demonstrated lie. But I suppose it helps them to sleep at night.
Whatever the motivations for this slander, their insistence on such an obvious untruth should suggest to any fair observer that it might be unwise to take their more general accusations against the Church at face value.
Posted from Kendall (Miami), Florida.