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A quotation from Dr. Ben Carson

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Where Utah ranks

In southeastern Utah, near Blanding (Please click to enlarge.)

   I occasionally read comments from critics of Mormonism about how horrible life in Utah (aka "Utard") is, because of the presence of so many brain-dead Morgbot cultists (aka "Sheeple") and, of course, because of the oppressive and oppressively stupid theocracy imposed upon the place by The Cult. Here's an interesting survey and ranking of American states according to what percentage of their populations would like to … [Read more...]

“Questioning the Comma in Verse 13 of the Word of Wisdom”

A bountiful harvest

  For the ninety-fifth Friday in a row, a new article has appeared in the perpetually dying and essentially moribund Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/questioning-the-comma-in-verse-13-of-the-word-of-wisdom/ It's about a question of punctuation that actually makes a significant and very practical difference.   … [Read more...]

Polyamory: Perhaps it should have legal status and state backing?

The future of marriage and the family?

  As at least one of the frequent commenters on this blog might say, Love seems to be winning in California: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7G0acYVjSU  If people in such arrangements seek the backing of the state for redefining marriage to include multiple partners, is there any reasonable basis for hesitating?  Is it merely a matter of time before such demands appear, and before they're granted?  On what possible grounds could they b … [Read more...]

Interpreter Volume 9 is now available in e-book and paperback formats

Sundown at The Interpreter Foundation? (Click to enlarge.)

  Oddly, I don't hear so many chirpy and confident prophecies of The Interpreter Foundation's imminent death any more: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/volume-9-now-available-for-ordering-in-paperback-and-e-book-formats/   … [Read more...]

“Try to imagine why others believe what they believe”

The Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. My friend Bill Hamblin and I attended its dedication.

   It goes beyond mere tolerance: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765601871/Try-to-imagine-why-others-believe-what-they-believe.html   … [Read more...]

“The Book of Mormon witnesses and the problems of eyewitness testimony”

The Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon

  There's an astonishing amount of ideologically-driven historical misrepresentation going on with some of the commenters: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865603660/The-Book-of-Mormon-witnesses-and-the-problems-of-eyewitness-testimony.html   … [Read more...]