[Joseph Fielding Smith to Sterling B. Talmage]
While scientists are not atheists and are lead to believe in some kind of a God, yet the tendency of the times is to destroy the Son of God and the plan of redemption. Hence we see the pulpits of many so-called Christian Churches filled with men who refuse to accept Christ as the Only Begotten Son of God and the Redeemer of the world. They deny his resurrection and hence the resurrection of any other creature. These are the things I content against.
[Joseph Fielding Smith, Letter to Sterling B. Talmage, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]