Source: Joseph Smith Diary by Willard Richards
The Words of Joseph Smith: Page 182
Why I Choose this Quote?
If you’ve ever been to a large gathering of Latter-day Saints, at a stake conference or at a general priesthood meeting, you’ll know why I picked this quote. In virtually every one of such meetings I have been to, after the speaker finishes, but before the closing prayer, a good percentage of people will sneak out of the meeting. It’s generally an attempt to beat traffic, much like you would see at a collegiate or professional sporting event. Of course, I agree with Joseph Smith that this kind of behavior at a church meeting is rude.