Sunday in Outer Blogness: Short & Sweet Edition!

Ladies & germs, I have had a ton of stuff to do at work this past week, and then I’ve been entertaining house-guests all weekend. So, I’m sorry if SiOB isn’t up to the usual standard. And let me compound the problem by taking this opportunity to throw in one more commercial for writing for MSP:

Sometimes all I want to do is hang out on the Internet, and other times I am really busy with other stuff and don’t have time. Here at MSP, you can write when you feel inspired, and there’s no pressure to keep writing when you’re not. We’re keeping the place warm for you! (Email chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com to join in the fun!)

The big news this week was that despite religious Jews’ and Mormons’ extreme happiness levelthey still can’t seem to get along!!! Not to mention the other standard conflicts the church loves to get mixed up in.

And thanks to everyone for making the Brodie Awards so much fun!! If you need more reading, try the Book of Mormon and critical and apologetic reactions, plus other learning experiences:

Have a great 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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3 Responses

  1. Holly says:

    I don’t think there should be a link to the Mormon Chronicles piece on the Gallup poll about “religiosity and wellbeing in America.” If you click through on the link Mormon Chronicles provides, you discover that the post is just a cut-&-paste job from the CCN piece, without a single original sentence or idea being added by Mormon Chronicles.

    It’s one thing to announce that a piece is being cross-posted because the author blogs at more than one place, yet another to have some sort of licensing arrangement that allows you to republish content from another source, and still another to lift the entirety of someone else’s content without permission.

    I realize that this sort of thing is so rampant on the web that it’s hardly considered plagiarism, but still, no need to provide traffic to sites that do it, even if they do include a link to the original source of the content they’ve appropriated. Just link to CNN instead.

    After all, we didn’t appreciate it when someone appropriated content that originated here.

  2. chanson says:

    Good point, I’ll update the link.

  3. chanson says:

    I just took a minute to read the CNN article. This point jumped out at me:

    The results of the survey also show that Mormons are by far the most religious group surveyed.

    Seventy-three percent of Mormons identified as very religious, compared to 50 percent of Protestants, 46 percent of Muslims and 43 percent of Roman Catholics.

    That’s an interesting way to spin the result. I might have said something more like: Roman Catholics are the most welcoming to moderately religious among their ranks, whereas the Mormons are the least inclined to encourage the people on the fringes of their religion to identify themselves with their religious community.

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