Category Archives: Current issues

Why do you stay? (A response to the “Where will you go” talk by Elder Ballard)

Compare and contrast to the “Where will you go” talk by Elder Ballard] [Update 2/8/2017 11 a.m.: I originally said “Elder Holland” but it was Ballard. Regardless I linked to the right talk] My grandfather was nearing the end of … Continue reading

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17 new reasons to doubt in 2017

When the CES letter came out, the apologists complained that the issues brought up were “old issues” and despite their answers to many of the old issues being wrong, untested, or simply insufficient, they expected people to doubt the CES … Continue reading

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“The purpose of the church history department, rather than the purpose of church history, this is really the purpose of our department, is to help God’s children make and keep sacred covenants”.

“The purpose of the church history department, rather than the purpose of church history, this is really the purpose of our department, is to help God’s children make and keep sacred covenants”. That’s the church historian, saying that the purpose … Continue reading

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If God were a Superhero…

Which superhero would He be most like? Would he be like Batman? Working in mysterious ways, the perfect man, never killing even the guilty, protecting the innocent and always ensuring Justice? Would he be like Spiderman?  Is god the under-dog … Continue reading

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Ad-hominem against Statisticians

Recently a blog post claims: There is no exodus from the Church. In fact, just the opposite. It then insults people who get their Statistics degree from “The University of Reddit”. The article fails to cite even a single source … Continue reading

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Super Heroes

The LDS Organization is not opposed to mentioning superheroes in their talks to infantize their audience.  The frequently use Marvel and DC heroes of examples of how grown people can be embarrassingly naive.  From a creepy story about a crippled … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Tyler Glenn (of the Neon Trees) about Trash

[Update 5/27/2016:  You know what happens if you write someone… they respond; unless they are a General Authority or apologist at FAIRMormon and your point is valid.  Here is Tyler Glenn’s response.  I think it addresses all my concerns nicely, … Continue reading

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Plagiarism and The Globe – a comparative analysis

Let’s say that Joseph Smith Jr. Published the Book of Mormon today, with Google’s search capability, the blogsphere, and plagiarism techniques and standards.  What might have happened?  What might have happened when he published the Book of Commandments or the … Continue reading

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The top 10 lies your Mormon friend is telling you

Social media has enabled communication between friends like never before. It’s also enabled lies to be spread (and debunked more quickly) than ever before.  The lies Mormons tell are typically hold-overs from before Snopes was invented, and most Mormons may … Continue reading

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“It’s the members, stupid”

Many of you millennial-types are too young to remember the debates when Bill Clinton was running for office.  People as old as I am can skip the next section, but I provide it for context. “It’s the economy, stupid” is … Continue reading

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