I just finished up my "Mormonism: The Big Con (pt: 1)" post on "Grumbles From an Old Grouch" grumblesfromanoldgrouch.com
This 1st post covers Joseph Smith from birth to finishing the "translation" of the Book of Mormon.
Check it out and you'll find out a lot of things they forgot to tell me back in my 4 years of Mormon church seminary.
Things like Joe getting busted for fraud before he even started "translating" the BoM. (Btw, he "translated" it by staring into his hat.) And you'll meet some of the marvelous "holy" ghosts he encounters along the way..
While you're there, Check out "The Religious Wrong" (pts: 1 & 2) The series covers the history of religious bigots and kooks in America.
Pt. 1 covers the 17th century American religious scene from Pilgrims to witches; and pt 2 covers the "Bagger" myth about the U.S. being a divinely inspired "Christian nation".
Part 3 is almost finished. (It should be done this weekend.) It'll explore the "2nd Great Awakening", the Utopian societies, the birth of the "Bagger Churches" and some of the biggest con jobs in American history.