Sunday in Outer Blogness: The “C” Word Edition!
What a wild week! Somewhere in the Republican-Christian world Mormonism got called a cult, and since then people have jumped in to analyze (or write stories about) every aspect of the cult question! Just how cultish is Mormonism? Some explain why Christians don’t consider Mormons Christian, others encourage Christians to stand by Mormons, others ask why Christianity gets a pass. Some bask in the Mormon persecution complex, others give constructive suggestions on seeming less cult-like. This circus totally overshadowed all other political questions, not to mention National Coming Out Day and Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day.
Gender and equality in Mormon families was another big theme (don’t forget Modesty!). Even everyone’s favorite G.A. gets it wrong. Plus there was some interesting discussion on deciding to have kids or not.
Now for this week’s grab bag: Smorg’s mishie adventure continues! How does virtual friendship affect our real-life social life?. In the remaining aftershocks of General Conference, it turns out The Beatles are more inspiring. Plus some good advice on various subjects: dating, building a neighborhood community (including infrastructure), science education, communicating across belief lines, and simply taking your own tastes seriously.
Have a great week, and try not to join any cults!