Category Archives: humanism

Responsibility of Membership in the LDS Church

If we agree that our religious leaders–prophets, popes, archbishops, rabbis–are fallible, we must deal with the issue of:  What are our responsibilities when we believe they have erred?  This is a particularly cogent issue when a religion believes in personal … Continue reading

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Melinda Gates: Why Poverty is Sexist

By Melinda Gates, Co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation [1] Women and girls are more likely to be impoverished, less likely to get an education and more likely to suffer bad health. And when they’re born into poverty, … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts

By William MacAskill, Co-founder of the Effective Altruism Movement [1] Giving gifts to loved ones is great; it’s a rewarding way to spread joy and strengthen friendships and family ties.  But at this time of year I’m always reminded of … Continue reading

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LDS Church Makes Donation to Aid Middle East Refugees

According to an official news release, the LDS Church has made a $5 million contribution to aid the refugees pouring into Europe from the Middle East.  The funds will go toward emergency supplies, clothing, blankets, food and many other resources … Continue reading

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Refugees and Undocumented Immigrants

Issues related to refugees and immigrants are continually in the news.  Refugees from the Middle East are overrunning the outer borders of Europe.  Undocumented immigrants (as many as 12 million living in the USA) will be a major issue in … Continue reading

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President Eyring and the LDS Conference Talk that No One is Talking About

The most important talk given at the Spring 2015 LDS General Conference was given by President Henry B. Eyring: When we offer succor to anyone, the Savior feels it as if we reached out to succor Him. There are more … Continue reading

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The “Ensign’s” Credibility Hits a New Low

In the March 2015 Ensign magazine–an official publication of the LDS Church–hits a new low.  Despite minor steps forward:  (1) reprinting Elder Jeffery R. Hollands remark about Mother Teresa (page 8) and an angel with wings (pages 1 and 5), there are … Continue reading

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