Category Archives: absurdism

The Recent Tragedy in Paris and the LDS Church

I served 2-1/2-years in the LDS Franco-Belgian Mission in the 1960s.  While it wasn’t spiritual experience that I had hoped for, it was a wonderful introduction to France and french culture.  In many respects I was converted to absurdism, the … Continue reading

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Terryl and Fiona Givens on Doubt (and Questions)

In a recent article for Meridian Magazine, Terryl and Fiona Givens make the claim that “doubt doesn’t have to be dangerous.”  Their article seems timed to provide a rejoinder to a similar article in the Ensign (Mar 2015) by Adam Kotter which vilified doubt. … Continue reading

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“The Drop”: A Movie Review

The Drop is a great movie, but it is definitely for adults because of subject matter, language, and some violence.  The movie gets its name from the expression “drop bar,” a covert place for funneling cash to local gangsters.  The excellent … Continue reading

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Who Deserves LDS Church Censure More?

The LDS Church has two very different groups making the news.  One is largely male and one largely female.  Which one deserves censure more? Ordain Women:  This group, largely made up of women, is asking that the LDS Church consider … Continue reading

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Imagine a Borderless World

I’ve always loved John Lennon’s song Imagine.  What can I say, I’m a product of the 60s: Imagine there’s no countries/It isn’t hard to do/Nothing to kill or die for/And no religion too/Imagine all the people/Living life in peace . . … Continue reading

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“In a Lonely Place (1947),” A Movie Review

Saturday afternoon and evening, a local independent TV station ran 3 black-and-white films from the 1940s and 50s.  I watched the first two, both starred Humphrey Bogart:  Dead Reckoning (with Lizabeth Scott) and In a Lonely Place (with Gloria Grahame).  … Continue reading

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The Nature of God

The nature of God was indirectly discussed in a recent timesandseasons.org post by Sam Brunson.  Being a believer in evolution, he’s had to think about what this means to his ideas about God:  “I’ve always been more confortable with the … Continue reading

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