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Question #351 posted on 07/14/2003 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I have heard that Joseph Smith once said that the only feeling of the spirit that Satan can't duplicate is peace. Is this true? If so, what is the reference? Keep up the good work! Thanks!
-Puzzled in New Mexico

A: Dear Puzzled,
I sincerely apologize for being so late. This one took more than 1000 hours, and I still don't have a satisfactory answer. I couldn't find any quote on the subject, so I kept digging deeper and deeper into conference talks and teachings of various prophets, and I have come to this conclusion: I don't think Joseph Smith said that quote. And I don't think any prophets have said it since then, although there are some very similar statements that say roughly the same thing. But no one that I could find ever came out and said it plainly. So I think it's not true, but maybe one of our attentive readers will prove me wrong soon, so it's not the final word.
- Balthazar