There’s been a fair amount of buzz over the post at Patheos by Ben Witherington, who evidently should know better, barring the gates of Christianity against Mormonism. (more…)
Why does God let bad things happen? Why did God let some jerk break into my home and violate my sense of safety? Easy. Because that jerk has free will. (more…)
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Square Two has a response to Taylor Petrey’s attempt to imagine a Mormonism without the central Mormon doctrines of eternal marriage, descent, and ancestry. (more…)
Politics is a dirty business. Gentlemen are interested in it, but shamefully, like some secret vice. It isn’t until politics has become history that it becomes honorable.
But sometimes you see history in the making and you have to own your vice. Paul Ryan’s speech last night, even in this degenerate age of oratory, had a line that may outlive this campaign season. We are being tempted, he said, to be “a country where everything is free but us.” (more…)
The Devil and his party are too impatient in their attacks on marriage. In Brazil the opening move in a campaign to remove the bigoted restriction of marriage to two people has already begun. This lickerish haste will backfire.
Good news. I had an epiphany today that I hope has allowed me to resolve an emotionally and spiritually painful event that I experienced at the MTC in the mid 1980’s. (more…)
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And somewhere along the line, what seems to slip away is time–the time to have time for losing yourself in such things as baseball seasons played out with dice rolls.
Maryland’s Secretary of State released ballot questions that will be voted on in November, and the referendum on the Civil Marriage Protection Act passed by the legislature earlier this year has been designated Question 6. We didn’t know until the wording of the question was released whether the correct response would be yes or no. That question number set me off on a Prisoner riff though.