Family Values German Style

For myheadhurts and Everyone Else Who Is Looking for Meaning Beyond the Confines of Fundamentalism Celebrating the resilience of children despite parental pathologies, Wir Sind Helden has recorded another song that asserts humanity while facing life’s nastiness. Kaputt‘s credo is reminiscent of a John Irving novel. Although parents are dented, broken, and borderline insane, the […]

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Charitable Giving

One of the things I find I disagree with some active LDS about is the extent of formal LDS charitable giving and service related activities. One of the arguments that I’ve read in various places on the internets is that the Utah LDS church DOES have a strong record of charitable giving. See the comments […]

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Salt Lake City Is Not Mecca.

Maybe I should have said Salt Lake City is not like Mecca. For those who are unfamiliar with Islam’s holy city, one of the ways Islam is able to keep it holy is by only allowing Muslims inside the city. At an ex-Mormon gathering I attended recently I heard more than once what a horrible […]

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the average Peter Priesthood

I caught this op-ed in a local paper from a Mormon claiming to set the record straight on Mormonism. It’s a beauty because it illustrates how and what the average Mormon believes. Errors or ommissions include: no discussion of the limited geography model; assumes a hemispheric model of the BofM claims the moniker Mormon originated […]

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Sustaining

In Profxm’s recent post about inactivity rates among single women of the LDS church, some comments referred to the experience of being a single Mormon woman and why it is painful. I too was a longtime single Mormon woman and found it intensely painful, far too often. When I would talk about my experience, I […]

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Utah Mormons are culturally ignorant?

Another interesting snippet from the book I recently read on Mormon’s political views:   “Political cultural biases in the church can also produce friction between’ church members from different countries. Lamond Tullis (1980, 67) reported that as he had a discussion with a stake president in Mexico City about Arnold Friberg’s paintings that are included […]

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depressed Mormons?

ABC News has up a story about Utah being the most depressed state in the nation. This idea has floated around the blogosphere before and I have to admit I’m not that sold on it. But the evidence seems to be pretty strong at this point – Utahans are depressed. The obvious question – “Is […]

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