Category Archives: Religion/Ideology

because we’re right

I’ve written before that faith expressed in arrogance is bigotry. And while that post dealt with a conference talk from Boyd K. Packer on pornography, I’m writing with a much broader brush. If you’re convinced that the new LDS Handbook … Continue reading

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touch wood

Uchtdorf’s rhetoric is angering in its dismissal, misrepresentation, and discount of what many in his own audience are experiencing due to TSCC’s own efforts to be more transparent. Continue reading

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the danger of critical thinking

The provisional perspective asks questions, it experiments and designs, it’s creative and definitional, it’s well informed, and it staves off conclusions until it’s satisfied that all the evidence has been considered. Continue reading

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we are not sticks of gum

I cut into Amanda’s story on CNN with the 911 call on Monday morning. Her voice so incredibly young for her age, her syntax evidence of a decade of being squelched. Writing about it now even stirs up the anxiety … Continue reading

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best price on myrrh

The congruency that once existed between Thanksgiving and Christmas is in decay. Look no further than the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday. American culture is now laced with urban realities of human beings being trampled to death in others’ efforts … Continue reading

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the beauty found in contradiction

Filmmaker Helen Whitney graced our campus last week with her lectures, Spiritual Landscapes: A Life in Film. Each was a look and commentary of some of her work including Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero, The Mormons, and most recently … Continue reading

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chasm

We’ve all seen the bumper sticker, especially in more conservative contexts, “…one nation, under God…” I saw a beautiful etching of this on the backlight of a car the other day. As I rode my motorcycle behind it, I ran … Continue reading

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sacrosanct

It’s been a week or so since a student in one of my Interpersonal classes asked what I believed in since I don’t believe in god. It was a well-intended question, though there was a hint of murmuring among the … Continue reading

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faith expressed in arrogance is bigotry

When god found Adam figged, so to speak, he asked Adam what was up with that and when it was discovered that Adam ate the fruit from the wrong tree Adam shifted his culpability and did what comes natural for many men, he blamed the woman. Continue reading

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catharsis

So much energy has been wasted in my life in the pursuit of worthiness. Instead, I wish I had directed it into the simple idea of just being a good, grateful man. Continue reading

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