Category Archives: Religion

The Short-lived LDS Health Mission Program

By Tulan, from wheatandtares.org I am female, went on a mission in early 1980s. I was called as a Health Missionary. It was a program that President Kimball put in place. Health Missionaries went through the traditional missionary training plus extra … Continue reading

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All About Me

In my autobiography, I describe myself as an introverted agnostic Mormon with anarcho-transhumanist and environmentalist tendencies. I’ve more recently described myself as a curmudgeonly cynical optimist.  But I don’t think that is completely accurate.  Check the following definitions: curmudgeon:  crusty, … Continue reading

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Improving Mormon Missionary Efforts

By Zach (commenting on wheatandtares.org) The [LDS] missionary program [needs to be fixed].  My oldest son is 13 and will be on a mission in a few years. Here is a novel idea.  Service every day until 5:00 and proselytizing … Continue reading

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LDS Church Should Fire Its Lawyers and . . . .

I’m disgusted with the LDS Church’s lawyers, lobbyists, and PR personnel.  Why can’t the Church leadership look at issues from a Christ-centered perspective and do what’s right?  Tithing money is being wasted, and for the most part, these consultants are … Continue reading

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Arrington Question: Why is the LDS Church Bureaucracy so UnChristlike?

The LDS Church has a very top-down management system.  But management’s relations with employees has not always been very Christlike.  One example of this phenomenon can be found in the Leonard Arrington archives: It is normal for an employee to … Continue reading

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The Real Jesus and Mary Magdalene

In this blog, I’ve argued for a more realistic depiction of Christ.   Mary Todd Grey on timesandseason.org provides a stark, but unquestionably realistic, description of Jesus and his living conditions: As far as the world’s opinion of what constitutes greatness, … Continue reading

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Why Do Mormon’s Keep Throwing God “Under the Bus”?

We Mormons (particularly LDS leaders) still haven’t admitted that it was Brigham Young’s (uninspired) prejudice that initiated the black priesthood/temple ban.  And that it was subsequent (uninspired) presidents of the Church who continued the practice.  How many times were we … Continue reading

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