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We are all believers in invisible entities. Theists just happen to believe in one more invisible entity than everyone else.
Filed under: Brilliantly Lit,Deseret Review | Tags: atheism, disbelief, LDS, Mormon, Mormonism, puerility, we're all atheists I just happen to believe in one less god than everyone else
The Three Degrees of Glory is one of those Mormon doctrines that at first glance seems random and maybe kinda trivial.
Not so. (more…)
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It is an old truth that becomes new every time you go out in the twilight, or see the sky on a clear night, or witness the dawn.
I am half-persuaded that urbanization and the indoor life tracks with the rise of atheism.
From a dozen years ago in LDS Church News:
“Helen Green, 90, is the oldest living member of the first branch Sunday School started in Lubbock. She made the journey with other family members from her home in Orem, Utah, to attend the dedication. Musing outside the temple before her dedicatory session, she recalled the days when the branch Sunday School was held in a courtroom with west Texas Church pioneer and Texas Tech professor J.O. Ellsworth presiding from the judge’s bench, the speakers giving their talks on the witness stand and the rest of the congregation often fitting comfortably in the jury box.”
Men, your chances of being falsely accused of rape are greater than your chances of dying in a car crash. Probably lots greater.
The Ukrainian rebellion, having succeeded, now wants the outgoing honcho prosecuted for shooting protesters. This is stupid. (more…)
What a fine thing it is to play the great man every once in a while.
Jack Aubrey, in Patrick O’Brien’s Master and Commander.
I thought about the 20th Maine when I read about the men at Maidan Square sprinting into shotgun and sniper fire.
The Church teaches that the Church is not about politics. The Church proclaims its political neutrality.
Yet the Church is widely perceived as a right-wing organization.
To the question, “Why does the Church seem to be right-wing”, the usual answer offered in the Bloggernacle is that the Church leaders are old, right-wing men.
Because I believe the Church is sincere in its pronouncements, I propose an alternate hypothesis.
Bruce Charlton’s commenter Arakawa has derived his own version of the amphibious synthesis of time and eternity. (more…)
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