1. What is your source that Joseph went to Oxford in 1842. This article shows Oxford, England in the caption under the picture and the article speaks of Joseph going to Oxford in 1842. As far as I have been able to find Joseph Smith Jr never went to Oxford, England. By going through the church history during the year of 1842 I do not see him having had time to go to Oxford in Massachussette either.

  2. Sorry, Darcy. It was a joke. Joseph never went to England. Many of our critics believe that Joseph stole many ceremonial elements from other groups, somehow, even though he never came in contact with some of them. It was meant as tongue-in-cheek.

  3. Andrew Lacayo

    Actually Freemasonry started during the crusades with the Knights Templar, so Freemasonry is way older than the Oxford Commencement Ceremonies.

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