Sunday in Outer Blogness: Personal Thoughts Edition!

This week’s question: (courtesy of the new LDS Wave) Is Mormon Feminism an oxymoron? (Are they real Mormons?) Molly offers a list of small changes that would be a good starting point. Oh, and the ERA is back. In other questions about women’s roles, some SAHMs are feeling angsty about the cushiness of their role, while others aren’t thrilled about the commodification of personal growth.

Some folks of Outer Blogness have been contemplating feelings and reasoning, the human brain, and their own thoughts. Here are some things that move us: familiar music, phrases we’ve heard a few times too often, fear and relief, bonding with friends; growing up and moving on. A “traditional” marriage goes sour while a non-traditional (or perhaps hyper-traditional???) family claims marital bliss.

We also have some theological points to contemplate: Tired Road Warrior claims that “Robert Kirby is by far and away the best theologian that the LDS Church has. His insights are always thought-provoking and his columns are much more interesting than the correlated Sunday School lessons” — see if you agree. On the other side of the coin, the Bloggernacle Back Burner claims that Meridian Magazine just sold their soul. Both Mormons and early Christians have questions about how later editors treat older texts. (And what’s up with those Democrats and Republicans?)

Plenty of food for thought for the week!


C. L. Hanson is the friendly Swiss-French-American ExMormon atheist mom living in Switzerland! Follow me on mastadon at or see "letters from a broad" for further adventures!!

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6 Responses

  1. Donna Banta says:

    Thanks for the mention, and for the other links. As always, a great job of keeping us up to date on the Mormon blogs!

  2. Chino Blanco says:

    Holy crap, that’s audacious, even for Meridian. Gotta wonder if Maurine and her crew aren’t more than a little nervous about the new direction that Deseret News will be taking. Still … Kyani? Seriously? [Dry heave] And why is this stuck in the back burner? This seems like excellent fodder for a bloggernacle post.

  3. chanson says:

    Donna — no problem, thanks!

    Chino — Good point! After all, this isn’t just a question of Meridian letting an MLM run a couple of ads — apparently they’ve announced a partnership. That should be news.

  4. Carla says:

    w00t, thanks for the tag!

  5. chanson says:

    Carla — I found your piece on Jesus, Interrupted quite interesting, particularly the discussion of the famous C.S. Lewis “trilemma” (Jesus was either a liar, a madman, or divine). The “trilemma” clearly excludes the most obvious [4th] possibility: that the things Jesus said which leave no doubt of his divinity were perhaps only legendary, mythical inventions of later believers. It’s good to know that there’s a good book for Christians out there that lays out the case for that fourth possibility.

  6. Carla says:

    I’m glad you liked it, considering I literally wrote it half asleep in the middle of the night.

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