Author Archives: Steve Bloor

Our Thoughts On The Monson Fraud Case

“Whatever the ruling today, we may be sure that this is about to become bigger and broader. Today will be a beginning of one kind or another.” Continue reading

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Bishops Who Don’t Believe: Can The Church Support Them?

I personally know of several Mormon Bishops and other priesthood leaders who have ‘lost’ their testimonies:

Some, of the Church;
Some, of the gospel;
Some, of Joseph Smith;
Some, of God and religion! Continue reading

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Mormon Disclosures: Fraud Case First Day Official Release

Phillips’ legal team clarified that religions are not above the law. They cited examples of lay and clerical members of religious institutions convicted of serious crimes in the United Kingdom. Focusing in on the case at hand, Phillips’ attorneys showed how specific LDS Church representations, particularly its deceptive use of the term, “translate,” are consistent with the illicit acts covered in the United Kingdom’s Fraud Act of 2006. Continue reading

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The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight

Originally posted on You Are Not So Smart:
The Misconception:  You celebrate diversity and respect others’ points of view. The Truth: You are driven to create and form groups and then believe others are wrong just because they are others.…

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“The Church Is True, But The Members Aren’t!” – Why We Fear & Hate The Truth

“If the Church truly valued the Christlike compassion it avows, then Bishops and Stake Presidents around the world would be concerned about the emotional welfare of those who are going through the trauma of the faith crisis.” Continue reading

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There really is nowhere to hide (or lose) the Lamanites!

It is insulting to Native Americans to pretend they were an unmentionable peasant underclass recruited into Lehite societies to build Nephite temples and fight in the Nephite-Lamanite wars. The Maya were already well on the road to developing complex civilisations by 800BCE. Why would they hand over the reigns to a small band of Semites who they vastly outnumbered? Why would they adopt Lehite names, and familial hatreds and carry on a pointless 1000 year-long brotherly feud? Its high time that the honourable and decent thing was done and these futile, damaging and racist arguments were laid to rest. Continue reading

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2009-2014: An Odyssey Without Answers in a Changing Church

Originally posted on journeyofloyaldissent:
The first time I attended an LDS church meeting was on 10th October 1971. I was 18 years old, and had been contacted on the doorstep five days previously by two young American elders, who were…

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