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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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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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Crisis, Choice and Commitment


So a theme I’ve been reading about lately is the crisis of faith phenomena in Mormon circles. It seems that there are endless numbers of people who 1) have been brought up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

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Hierarchy


What is “hierarchy”? Let me answer in the words of etymology dictionary: c.1343, from O.Fr. ierarchie,  from M.L. hierarchia  “ranked division of angels” (in the system of Dionysius the Areopagite), from Gk. hierarchia  “rule of a high priest,” from hierarches

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About Orthodoxies


I wanted to digress more into this when writing the science/religion post, so I decided to do a post on it,  a short one. Because it doesn’t really require that much room to say, that I don’t see that Orthodoxy

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About ‘All the war stories in the Book of Mormon’


I have lately been thinking about how often I hear even people, who basically believe that the BofM is from God, say that they are having a difficult time understanding how all the warfare in the book could be useful

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The Devil Made Me Do It Again!


Just a little reminder that we must yield to the enticings of the Holy Spirit and become submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love and so forth. Also remember that Paul tells Galatians that the fruits of the Spirit are love, peace, joy, patience, kindness and so forth. All kinds of good things. Even when we feel hurt or have difficult matters to discuss, we will always be more successful with a patient and loving approach, trying to remember to foster love for all of our brothers and sisters. That is what the Lord expects of us, but that will be a lifetime project for any one of us.

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Just What Is Moral Courage Part 2


Just in the case that someone got the wrong impression from my first edition of this. I’m presenting things in a little bit different manner, but essentially I’m saying the same thing: There are times when we need to go against the social pressure if we wish to obey the commands of our conscience.

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Freedom ! (?)


What is freedom? Do we need other people?

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The Church Condemned


How the whole Church came to be under condemnation. Why the Book of Mormon is so important.

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