Sorry about missing last week, folks! We spent the weekend in Boston (as you can see from the photographic evidence here and here), and I meant to get back in time to do my usual weekend roundup, but didn’t. Fortunately, it was conference weekend, so I didn’t miss much, and — doubly fortunately — USU SHAFT provided this helpful synopsis for people like me who didn’t have time to watch the whole conference. (If you want a little more detail, see third-wave Mormon’s live blogging posts.)
It seemed like this general conference attracted more discussion than usual. For example, Andrew has been doing a series of essays analyzing different talks. Elder Holland’s talk was a favorite, judging from Equality’s review and Sagainst’s impressions. Elder Oaks’s talk was also a contender, see MoHoHawaii’s discussion.
If you’d like to hear about a more interesting conference instead, there was also a JWHA conference, covered here, here, here, and here. There was also the Exmormon Foundation conference, which included the premiere of the documentary film In the Shadow of the Temple. (I would like to have seen it, but, naturally I couldn’t make it — if anyone here attended and is planning to post a review, I’d be very curious…)
I hardly know what to make of the latest antics of the far right culture warriors. It’s like they jumped that shark long ago and just kept right on going. Naturally, I’m talking about this fabulous work of art. Then they decided the needed to correct the Bible because it was too full of liberal teachings. It’s sadly gotten to the point where folks like Slacktivist can’t even make fun of them anymore, and are reduced to writing philosophical treatises on the meaning of satire.
And in closing, everyone congratulate Zelph on receiving that final letter from LDS Inc.!