“A First (and Last) Look at the New Mormon Temple”

    In this extensively illustrated article, Philadelphia magazine tours the newly completed Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple:   A First (And Last*) Look at the New Mormon Temple   Posted from Cedar City, Utah     [Read more…]

Attacking the Muslim parents of a slain U.S. soldier

    I’m sorry, folks, but, in my judgment, this man is simply unfit to be president of the United States.  Independently of concerns about Hillary Clinton and questions about Gary Johnson, he is simply unworthy of the office.   “Donald Trump to Father of Fallen Soldier: ‘I’ve Made a Lot of Sacrifices’” “Trump’s Vulgar [Read More…]

“The mystery of why you can’t remember being a baby”

    An interesting question:  Why can’t we remember?  Or do we actually remember, but simply can’t retrieve our memories?   http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160726-the-mystery-of-why-you-cant-remember-being-a-baby   Posted from Cedar City, Utah   [Read more…]

“Creating a convincing, cumulative case for the Book of Mormon”

    I was asked yesterday to provide three convincing proofs or evidences of the Book of Mormon.  I’m presented with pretty much the same demand every few weeks, in one form or another.   Now, I have some favorite arguments.  In fact, I’ll be presenting one of them at this week’s FairMormon conference.   [Read More…]

A thought for the Sabbath from . . . H. G. Wells?

    “If there is no God, nothing matters.  If there is a God, nothing else matters.”  (H. G. Wells, 1866-1946)   Posted from Newport Beach, California     [Read more…]

“Book Recommendation on Book of Mormon historicity”

    http://scripturalmormonism.blogspot.com/2016/07/book-recommendation-on-book-of-mormon.html   Posted from Newport Beach, California     [Read more…]

“Mormon Church pulls missionaries out of Turkey”

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mormon-church-pulls-missionaries-out-of-turkey.aspx?PageID=238&NID=102235&NewsCatID=341   Also:   “Church Statement on Volunteers in Turkey”   I’ve seen some mocking comments on ex-Mormon message boards — “mocking” and “indignant” are, on the whole, the only kind of comments some of them ever post — making fun of the Church’s use of the term volunteers to describe its representatives [Read More…]

The greatest verse in the Qur’an?

    “God — There is no god but He, the Living, the Sustainer.  Neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes Him.  To Him belongs everything in the Heavens and on Earth.  Who can intercede with Him, except by His permission?  He knows what is present before them and what will be after them.  They cannot comprehend [Read More…]

“You are what you eat”?

    Rumor has it that my most obsessive and unhinged critics have been guzzling this stuff for many years now.   Which plainly seems to show that it may have very distinctive and worrisome side effects.   Posted from Newport Beach, California     [Read more…]

Are humans of the race of the Gods?

    A post by the invaluable Robert Boylan on a very important topic — perhaps the one, more than any other, that constitutes the distinctiveness (and, to many, the heretical blasphemy)  of Mormonism:   http://scripturalmormonism.blogspot.com/2016/07/latter-day-saint-theology-and-acts-1728.html   Posted from Newport Beach, California   [Read more…]