Jesus just a recycled myth?

Osiris as vegatation deity?

  I've just now encountered this historically illiterate anti-Christian claim yet again, so, once again, I'm going to post a link to a column that I wrote -- much more could have been written! -- exposing it for the flat nonsense that it is: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576518/Parallels-of-prophets-not-parallel.html?pg=all   … [Read more...]

Another of my linguistic peeves

Apartment for lease

  The word tenet is not a synonym for the word tenant, and tenet isn't spelled tenant.    … [Read more...]

Is YOUR life boring and uneventful?

This isn't what I'm suggesting.

  Maybe you need this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OIJRMqYAA0 Brought to my notice by Cecilia Morejon   … [Read more...]

“From Jewish peasant girl to ‘Mother of God’”

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

  Today's biweekly Hamblin-Peterson column has been published in the Deseret News: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865608425/From-Jewish-peasant-girl-to-Mother-of-God.html   … [Read more...]

I’m just about on!

Me as demagogue

  I'm listening, right now, to the very impressive Hannah Smith, who is addressing the FairMormon audience on the topic of "Religious Liberty: What Latter-day Saints Need to Know to Preserve Our First Freedom." But I'm also desperately trying to cram more insults and personal attacks -- more defamation, more sheer mean-spirited nastiness -- into my own remarks.  When Hannah Smith is finished in just a few minutes, it will be my turn.  My talk is entitled "Some R … [Read more...]

“Big Trouble in River City: ‘American Crucifixion’ and the Defaming of Joseph Smith”

Formerly known as FAIR

  It being Friday, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture has published a new article: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/big-trouble-in-river-city-american-crucifixion-and-the-defaming-of-joseph-smith/  Posted from FairMormon 2014, where Ben McGuire, Trevor Holyoak, and Neylan McBaine have just received awards from the Foundation    … [Read more...]

“Why aren’t more Americans atheists?”

An honest atheist poster

  An interesting article, brought to my attention by Stephen Smoot: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/08/why-arent-more-americans-atheists-109732.html#.U-UJAlY7Yds  Posted from the floor of the 2014 FairMormon conference, where Sharon Eubank, director of LDS Charities for the Church, is currently speaking … [Read more...]

“The Title of Liberty”

land and sea

  More from our friends who are presiding over the Samoa Apia Mission: http://samoamission.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-title-of-liberty.html  Posted from the 2014 FairMormon conference, where Robert Smith's presentation is underway  … [Read more...]


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