Category Archives: Religion

Is LDS Church Guilty of Hypocrisy?

The recent Deseret Books brochure has a full-page promotion for a book titled:  “Bill Marriott:  Success Is Never Final.”  The ad highlights “Bringing work and faith together” and “How a Man of Faith built an empire.”  A man to be … Continue reading

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LDS General Conference Talks Encourage Humanitarian Service

It’s October, and General Conference time for the Latter-day Saint faithful.  And this year (2019), 2 talks highlighted the importance of service. Apostle Dieter F. Uchtdorf explained that life is an adventure and that we should make the most of … Continue reading

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All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Come From?

In a recent blog post at bycommonconsent.org, Angela C. (aka hawkgrrrl) quoted the words to “Eleanor Rigby.”  That song moves me everytime I hear it.  Unfortunately, Angela didn’t quote the refrain which gave me the title for this post Two … Continue reading

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Three Institutions that Affect My life Are Dysfunctional

It’s a strange moment in time for me, and probably a lot of others.  Three of the external organizations which have had an affect on my life are in a massive state of dysfunction. The sh!t show in Washington dominates … Continue reading

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LDS Church (Via BYU) Endorses Caffeine Consumption

Apparently Church leaders have completely changed their mind about caffeine consumption.  A food store display for Coca Cola has a major endorsement by Brigham Young University sports. Apparently Coke is the official drink of BYU. Coke contains a healthy dose … Continue reading

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The Recent Sad Experience of Lavina Fielding Anderson

Lavina Fielding Anderson was recently denied rebaptism into the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints.  As background (from Jana Reiss): Lavina Fielding Anderson was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1993.  Her excommunication was … Continue reading

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President Oaks Steps in It Again

In a June 11, 2019, commencement address at BYU-Hawaii, President Dallin Oaks made more disparaging remarks about the LGBTQ+ community.  According to sltrib.com: In a transcript of his speech, Oaks, next in line to lead the church, lamented the “culture of … Continue reading

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