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A Daniel*!

March 15th, 2015 by Bookslinger

(A phrase used in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice to exclaim the wisdom evidenced by a character acting as a judge. I believe it can be used to describe any person exhibiting much wisdom aside from strictly judicial wisdom.)

If you haven’t done so, please hie thee over to the Millennial Star blog and read this series of posts by Meg  Stout:

The series begins here: http://www.millennialstar.org/a-faithful-joseph/

A summary of the above here: http://www.millennialstar.org/faithful-joseph-digest/

and here: http://www.millennialstar.org/why-i-am-not-persuaded-joseph-smith-had-sex-with-plural-wives/

And this comment on a different subject: http://www.millennialstar.org/commandments-not-a-few-and-revelations-in-their-time/comment-page-1/#comment-148576

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March 15th, 2015 10:15:08

Plural Wives, not Debauchees

February 19th, 2013 by G.

Joseph Smith’s plural wives mostly stayed faithful to the Church, and those that didn’t never claimed that they were debauched or seduced or taken advantage of by a libidinous Joseph. (more…)

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February 19th, 2013 09:33:13

Jacob at the Foot of the Cross

January 18th, 2013 by G.

Jacob is a character like no other in the Book of Mormon. (more…)

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January 18th, 2013 11:55:50

Basic Apologetics Resources

July 30th, 2012 by G.

No marriage can survive an examination of the spouse’s faults, without equal or more time spent on the partner’s good qualities. This is true even if the examination is fair-minded and gives due weight to extenuating circumstances, excuses, and justifications. (more…)

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July 30th, 2012 09:47:46

Why Dan Peterson is Said to be Mean

July 30th, 2012 by G.

He is willing to point out the errors of people who are really, really dumb.

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July 30th, 2012 09:28:20

Four Faith-Promoting Books

May 22nd, 2012 by G.

A good resource for the very bright young person of your acquaintance.

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May 22nd, 2012 09:45:43

Three Anti Errors

December 14th, 2011 by G.

Some anti-Mormons are anti-Mormon innocently. They do not sin in their anti-Mormonism. They only err. (more…)

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December 14th, 2011 00:05:31

“Smote off his head” may not mean decapitation.

December 12th, 2011 by Bookslinger

Some people have a problem when they do a literal reading of “smote off his head” in the case of Nephi killing Laban (1 Nephi 4:18), and Coriantumr killing Shiz (Ether 15:30-31).  Common questions are “How could Shiz raise up on his hands and struggle for breath if he had been decapitated?”  and “Wouldn’t Laban’s clothes have been covered in blood and gore, and wouldn’t Laban’s servant Zoram have noticed the blood?” (Warning: the rest of this gets gory and technical.) (more…)

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December 12th, 2011 10:21:02