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I feel that I need to believe that what Joseph Smith taught and practiced regarding polygamy was inspired by God. Even though we no longer are required to live it, I still feel bound to believe God directed Joseph Smith in introducing it into the theology and practices of the Church. The alternatives as I think about it are: 1.God gave JS a very vague idea that it was to be practiced and Joseph himself filled in the details. In this I would find some fault in God's management of a practice that had such monumental consequences for Joseph and the restored church. 2. Joseph Smith went rogue, maybe confusing his thoughts and desires with heavenly inspiration. I'm very open to other ideas I have yet to fully consider. I believe Brigham Young and others followed and taught what Joseph taught.