Philastus Hurlbut Award
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Nomination # 1 (by
the guys at SHIELDS)
G. T. Harrison, Mormons are Peculiar
People, (New York, Vantage Press, Inc.,:1954): 12-13.
By the time Joseph was eighteen he still
had not mastered his sexual weakness, or as he himself later termed it,
"weakness of youth and the foibles of human nature."
When he got to the nearby villages and saw lovely girls, his heart would
beat unusually fast and his blood pressure would rise with his
contemplations. At such times he forgot all about religion and his
otherwise pious teachings and leanings. It was an appetite of
youth and nature that he could not deny. Years later he was known
to have said:
I do not, nor
never have, pretended to be any other than a man subject to passion. (History
of the Church, Vol. I, p. 10.)