Sometimes I feel like I belong to a religion that would be less likely to rebuke a member who made millions designing torture techniques than it would to censure that same man if he uttered the F word in public.
Articles tagged “Flunking Sainthood”
Mormons Jay Bybee and Bruce Jessen dehumanized others . . . and then went to church on Sundays to partake of talks and lessons on basic morality. How did this happen, and what can Mormons do about it?
The eligible widower, the plucky heroine, the superiority of life in a small town: Marilynne Robinson’s novel “Lila” has all the usual tropes, but she manages to make all things new.
“It is one thing to believe that Mormonism is the right church for you,” says guest blogger Mette Harrison. “But I find it arrogant to say that this is the ‘one true church.’”
“NO red and green, NO Christmas trees, NO Santas appear in my house before at least December 20,” says author Sybil MacBeth. “I guess this is extreme.”
Of course we have to pile into the car on a national holiday in order to shop because if we don’t buy that flat screen today, right now, the terrorists will win.
Women’s words account for just over 1% of the Bible, but author Lindsay Hardin Freeman is determined to tell their stories. “These woman are real, dynamic, challenging, and fallible,” she says. “God’s love for them, and us, is as strong as the world’s foundations.”
Liberal Mormons: This is not the time for us to enjoy a nice cup of schadenfreude. This is the time to be pastors.
Depression and suicide are unusually high in Mormon-dominated Utah. A new scientific theory suggests it’s not caused by the culture, but the landscape.