Monthly Archives: August 2010

Mormon Images of Christ

The recent official Mormon publication Ensign (Sep 2010) has six different depictions of Christ.  None of them is very realistic: Advertisements

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George Orwell, Rejected

At first, George Orwell found it difficult to get published.  His masterpiece Animal Farm was rejected by the major publisher in the UK at the time,  Faber & Faber.  The 1944 rejection letter from T.S. Eliot (no less), who was … Continue reading

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In Defense of Atheism

In its Faith section, the SLTrib (21 Aug 2010) has two of its local columnists defending atheists and their ilk.  First, Robert Kirby defends their right to sue over the use of crosses on highway memorials to fallen UDP troopers.  … Continue reading

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The Power of Myth

There seems to be a strong bias against fact in this day and age.  James Poniewozik in Time magazine (23 Aug 2010) states: On Aug 4, Barack Obama, celebrated his 49th birthday.  Or at least, he did if you live … Continue reading

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Sounds of Silence

I wrote this article in 1982 for a throw-away publication of the agency I work for: Situated in an isolated valley east of Ogden UT is the home of 37 Catholic monks.  They live in an austere quadrangle of quonset … Continue reading

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Share Your @ssets

I recently made a presentation at the SLC Sunstone Symposium (2010)titled:  “Toward a Mormon Theological Justification for Environmental Activism.”  One of the recommendations made by the respondent, Dan Wotherspoon, and others was that I should make suggestions for action.  So … Continue reading

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Time Banks

According Marjorie Kelly and Shanna Ratner writing in the report titled “Keeping Wealth Local:  Shared Ownership and Wealth Control for Rural Communities” for the Ford Foundation: In rural areas where time can be more abundant than money, time banks give … Continue reading

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