The Man in the Mask

Nov 13, 14 The Man in the Mask

Posted by in Featured, Mental Health

CONTENT WARNING: SUICIDE I sauntered toward the office, in my typical dopey high school way—entirely unconcerned with anything other than the play auditions and scoring a date with Katherine. Then Diane rounded the corner, her face blushing with feeling. I was not a boy then blessed with emotional sensitivity, except perhaps with...

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Garments, Lies and Videotape

Nov 11, 14 Garments, Lies and Videotape

Posted by in Featured, Honesty, Lying, Truth

If deception is an art form, the LDS Church is fast becoming Botticelli. The people who brought you the Mormons-don’t-believe-they-get-their-own-planet canard are at it again. And this time, it’s about the temple. In a recently released video (and accompanying essay) on its official website, the LDS Church discusses both temple...

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LDS.ORG Essay on Nauvoo Polygamy: The Pain Remains

  On October 22, 2014, LDS.ORG posted three essays dealing with the practice of plural marriage by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between the 1830s and 1904. Perhaps the most controversial essay is the one dealing with the earliest period, which discusses Joseph Smith’s practices and teachings as...

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Polygamy, Really?

Oct 24, 14 Polygamy, Really?

Posted by in Featured, Polygamy

Really? God sent an angel with a sword to Joseph Smith to tell him about polygamy(1)? Is that what we are going with? Are we all ok with that? If God is in the business of sending angels down, wouldn’t it be nice if he sent Joseph a message that was more useful than say the terrible practice of polygamy? I know, I know,...

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Answering the Hard Questions

Just in case you haven’t noticed, the bloggernacle has been reeling to and fro like a drunken man these last few weeks. People are asking hard questions, and getting lots of answers and opinions to consider. However, I would like to bring to your attention some questions and suggestions that not even the likes of the PRethren,...

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Exorcising demons of the past

Matthew 17:15- “Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for oft times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.” Witnessing a seizure is a very frightening experience. Parents who witness seizures in children fear for their child’s life. It is extremely traumatic. Even now, as a trained...

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American Crucifixion

For those too busy (lazy; often both in my case) to read this whole thing: the book is great; it reads more like a novel than a dry history book; it’s fair in its treatment of history although it sacrificed historical nuances (Mormons and “Mormon-haters” are each likely to find interpretations they disagree with)...

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Translated Correctly: Joseph Smith and the Art of Interpretation

Joseph Smith stood on the line dividing visionary supernaturalism from rational Christianity—one of the many boundaries between the traditional and modern world.  –Richard Bushman, Rough Stone Rolling   I’ll admit it: I’m a Joseph Smith fangirl. I love the prophet and the man, warts and all. In fact, I sigh over...

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Mormo Comics: The Joseph Smith Diner

May 10, 14 Mormo Comics: The Joseph Smith Diner

Posted by in Featured, Mormon Humor

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What did Moroni REALLY tell Joseph Smith?

Apr 01, 14 What did Moroni REALLY tell Joseph Smith?

Posted by in Featured, Mormon Humor

Moroni is one of the most crucial figures in the Restoration. According to Joseph’s accounts, Moroni acted as Joseph’s angelic tutor for 6 years. According to Joseph’s accounts, Moroni prepared this unschooled farmboy for the immense mantle of prophethood. According to President George Q.Cannon, “[Joseph Smith] was visited...

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