the Mormon quiz

Just caught this quiz on Facebook hosted by mormon.org. Feel free to take the quiz. I got 14 out of 14 correct, but two of the questions stood out. First, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really, really, really hate it when you associate Mormonism with polygamy, as this question indicates: […]

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Patriarchy, redux

A recent post on a Mormon-themed group blog asked the question What are some of the common themes that emerge in patriarchal societies? It then compared these societies with Mormonism. There were a number of parallels. To me, the most interesting aspect of this article was what it didn’t mention. Here are the salient items […]

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My place in Mormon history

A lot of people — upon leaving the CoJCoL-dS — are amazed to discover how fascinating LDS church history really is. It’s not just that the whitewashed history in Sunday School is incomplete and inaccurate. It’s that you’re force-fed this watery-porridge version of church history that inoculates many people from even wanting to study more […]

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