A happy terrorist

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Still pondering reactions to the Hobby Lobby case

The full-page ad recently placed in the New York Times by the Freedom From Religion Foundation

  1. I guess I'm still just really not understanding this: If Frankie isn't compelled by the government to buy the widget and give it to Johnny, Frankie is denying Johnny the right to have a widget? Is that the principle? My right to have X entails your obligation to buy it for me? If you aren't compelled to buy X for me, that means that I've been deprived of the right to have it? Corollary … [Read more...]

“Mary Whitmer, Twelfth Witness to the Book of Mormon”

A replica of the Peter Whitmer log cabin in Fayette, New York

  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583267/Mary-Whitmer-12th-witness-to-the-Book-of-Mormon.html   … [Read more...]

Hillary as Young Cosette

Click to enlarge (as if the house needs to be bigger!)

  "We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt.  We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education.  You know, it was not easy. . . ."Bill has worked really hard, and it's been amazing to me.  He's worked very hard.  First of all, we had to pay off our debts.  You know, you had to make double the money because of, obviously, taxes, and then pay off the debts … [Read more...]

“America Won’t Be Good Without God”

Dennis Prager on the radio

   A short but provocative piece by the Jewish commentator Dennis Prager: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/382169/america-wont-be-good-without-god-dennis-prager   … [Read more...]

The “Religion Today” interview is available online.

These listeners, who heard the show on Sunday, were ecstatic about it.  In fact, the man shown standing has now given up pipe smoking and requested the missionaries. (Click to enlarge.)

  I'm aware that multitudinous millions of you out there wanted to hear Martin Tanner's interview with Steve Densley and Dan Peterson regarding the 2014 FairMormon conference. I'm also painfully aware that many of you, despite your ardent yearning, were unable to tune in to KSL Radio's Religion Today on Sunday. Not at 6:30 AM. Not at 10:00 AM. Not even at 9:30 PM. But -- O frabjous day!  Callooh!  Callay!  -- y … [Read more...]

“Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham”

Abraham and the stars (Click to enlarge.)

   A new Church statement on the Book of Abraham is now available: https://www.lds.org/topics/translation-and-historicity-of-the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng   … [Read more...]

“You should not leave Mormonism for any of these 5 reasons”

Both are always with us in this life.

  There is sound counsel here: http://www.gregtrimble.com/you-should-not-leave-mormonism-for-any-of-these-5-reasons/#.U7GC1z9qJ1I.facebook (Thanks to Jabra Ghneim for bringing it to my attention.) While I know that some people lose their faith for purely intellectual reasons -- to the extent that it's possible for human beings, who aren't merely intellectual beings, to do anything for purely intellectual reasons -- I suspect (and, in … [Read more...]