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Inappropriately Intimate Worthiness Interviews of Children

Due to the international and UK media attention this week on the grossly inappropriate interviews of children by Mormon bishops, I feel I need to share my thoughts and feelings about this based on my own experiences as a bishop … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 82,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight

Brilliant explanation of In-group/Out-group thinking. I desire all to receive it….. 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 … 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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Towards a More Fully Representative History of the British Mormon Experience – Part 2

Author: Christopher Ralph (Part 1) PART TWO: The Spectre of Spiritual Wifery. Much has been made by the LDS church of Charles Dickens’ visit to the emigrant ship, “Amazon”, in 1863, as part of his “Uncommercial Traveller” series of commissioned … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS! Mormon Hierarchy To Make Disclosures About Uncomfortable Issues

Mormon Think managing editor Tom Phillips gets inside scoop on Church disclosure on difficult and uncomfortable issues. Mormon Think Opinion: Sunshine is Good Disinfectant – from David Twede. (Previous managing editor of Mormon Think)

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Limiting Belief

Originally posted on Reasonable Atheist:
Do beliefs require higher order aims? Since very young children make judgements about their environment, do they have higher order aims to acquire the truth about that judgment? They lack the capacity to understand those…

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Illusion of contra-causal free will

Originally posted on Reasonable Atheist:
Most of us have the freedom or liberty to choose our beliefs in this life. However, what do our choices get determined by? Is it possible that our choices are made free from any primary…

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WHY I’VE GIVEN UP ON ANGELINA… (Feelings Are Not A Good Indicator Of Truth)

“Many millions of Mormons, as well as other fervently religious believers in all the varied and diverse faiths around the world, are just victims of a normal human psychological glitch which leaves us credulous, even gullible.

“…’spiritual knowledge’ is…just a type of emotional feeling. Those feelings…tell you HOW you feel about something. That ‘something’ could be true or false. It doesn’t matter. You don’t need to know if it’s true or false… for you to have an an emotional response to it.” Continue reading

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My friend Paul Fulcher’s exquisitely detailed pencil art.

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