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I am Charlie — Je suis Charlie


No, obviously I am not. He’s dead now, because of two morons who didn’t believe in their religion enough to let it win the argument on merits. Because the moment you pick up a gun to answer an opinion, a

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About the essence of freedom and more griping about nationalism


I’ve been thinking very hard about freedom. It’s not all that complicated in a way. According to most dictionaries, freedom is simply a state, where one’s rights to move around, or form and express one’s opinions without fear of reprisals

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Posted in Politics, Religion, Sociology

About faith crises


Last weekend I was asked whether I had ever had a crisis of faith. This wasn’t the first time, but I had to ask for some room to define, to interpret the question. I will write about my chain of

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Posted in History, Mormonism, Politics, Religion, Society

Destructive Nationalism in Support of Racism and Slavery (Nationalism Part 2)


I must confess that I calculated the headline to be provocative. I mean to provoke, but I also mean to clear my own thoughts a little. I do not think that it is a far-fetched thought that Nationalist ideas have

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Posted in History, Politics, Religion, Sociology

They say I’m not Christian? I’m indifferent…


The headline here is revealing. So I’ve been reading yet another set of press articles, where “journalists” interview a Baptist pastor about the “Mormon” faith? (Deep breath.) Anyhow, there have been about a billion blog posts, where Mormons argue that

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Is Critical History forbidden to Latter-day Saints?


On another forum (in another language), we had some discussion about Critical History some while ago. In that discussion, I guess we all were very much for open history. The audience was somewhat self-selected for openness, as it is a

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Posted in History, Mormonism, Religion, Society

Gay marriage, another personal take


As someone else already pointed out, marriage ceremony was always between one man and one woman in Judeo-Christian culture, although one man could end up with more than one living wife in several cultures in history (including The Church of

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Good and Evil — Thinking of Moral Philosophy


I must stress my disclaimers here, especially: These thoughts are my own, if by nothing else, my adopting them because they make sense and sound right. Also, I am by no means an official representative of the Church of Jesus

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Rise (and fall) of rational Theology


When I mentioned King James Bible in an earlier post, I deliberately left out the turmoil of Continental Europe. The 17th century brought on wars that have somewhat falsely been called religious wars, but are generally the 30 years war.

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Celebrating King James Bible


Some others may have read the August Ensign, and noted the pages dedicated to celebrating 400 years of King James Bible. I was sort of inspired to put my 2 cents about the Bible in ordered bits as if someone

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