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The Trinity Exposed

The LDS belief in the “Godhead” and our understanding of it’s nature isn’t based on any of the historical Church creeds. How could it be? They don’t make any sense. They aren’t found in the canon. All they amount to is an agreement that the nature of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost is a mystery beyond the understanding of the human mind. God is incomprehensible and so unlike us, that as mere mortals that it doesn’t even bear pondering. Continue reading

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Troubling Doctrines Part 3: Blood Oaths And Soul Theft

People universally hate anyone with a secret club they can’t join. That’s why Born-Again-types really hate Mormon temple worship. Continue reading

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Mormon Wars Part 7: The Coming of Civilization

My Born-Again readers may be disappointed to find out that Brigham Young was not in the business of killing passing Christian settlers for vengeance or blood sport. That’s a very titillating fantasy for subsequent generations of foaming evangelicals to indulge while they sit around flattering themselves in Christian coffee houses perpetually waiting for the Rapture to come, and listening to Michael W Smith. Continue reading

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Mormon Wars Part 2: Prelude to a Storm

Most movers and shakers in American politics pandered to rabid Christian constituencies like the Temperance Movement only because they could still get a drink in any backroom gin joint they wanted anyway. But looking pro-Temperance automatically gained them the massively organized WASP Temperance vote. So too, in their days of glory, did pandering to the anti-Mormonists gain you a similarly solid block of votes, essentially the same block of votes as the Temperance vote, whatever your personal feelings on Mormonism might actually be. Continue reading

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Mormon Doctrine Part 2: The “R” is for “Rant”

“Mormon” doctrine mutates daily and continues to just slop out of the pulpits and quorums and other organizations in the church, extrapolated from raw journals and personal, pet writings of Mormon authorities over the years. Continue reading

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Glenn Beck Part 4: My Favorite Klingon

The experience of the United States is a happy disproof of the error so long rooted in the unenlightened minds of well-meaning Christians, as well as in the corrupt hearts of persecuting usurpers, that without a legal incorporation of religious and civil polity, neither could be supported. A mutual independence is found most friendly to practical Religion, to social harmony, and to political prosperity. [James Madison, Letter to F.L. Schaeffer, Dec 3, 1821] Continue reading

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Glenn Beck Part 1: High on a Mountain Top

Glenn Beck didn’t invent eschatology—the peculiar Christian hobby of pondering mostly Bible-based “End Time” scenarios. But he’s the leading exponent of the craft today. Continue reading

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