Reason #194: Because I get to answer snarky letters

Here’s a recent letter to me via this site: Another one bites the dust, ha ha.    Anyhow, I think it\’s sad that you allowed Dan\’s love for you to also infect your faith.  I didn\’t see anything new here or in your books — basically a rehash of the faded blue jean arguments of the Tanners, who, like so many others, have left Mormonism but just can\’t seem to leave it alone.  In all sincerity, I hope you find peace because there doesn\’t seem to be much of it here.  Heck, there\’s more turmoil here than in the spin cycle of my washing machine.   Best regards, Alan My response: Thank you for your interest. I found it remarkable — in every sense of the word — that you referred to what you found...

Reason # 193: “Doctrines That Are Going Away”

I am a “lurker” on an Internet message board where LDS historians and others speak about “doctrines that are going away” (their words, not mine.) Q: How can a DOCTRINE go away? A practice, yes. But a definition of God shouldn’t “go away,” right? Here’s another quote (which I assume is tongue in cheek, but telling): “Mormons, we used to be peculiar, but ever since 1995 we have been just as normal as you!” For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition:  A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading...

Reason #192: Romney’s Candidacy Highlights the Role of LDS Secrecy

”That aspects of the religion of a devout president of the United States should be concealed from all but 2 percent of us may be a legitimate question that merits pondering.” Quote from a provocative article in The New York Times:  Everyone is asking this question. Will This Election Be the Mormon Breakthrough? www.nytimes.com . ‎”That aspects of the religion of a devout president of the United States should be concealed from all but 2 percent of us may be a legitimate question that merits pondering.” Quote from this  provocative article in The New York Times. . What is going on in those secret temple ceremonies?  For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition:  A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church...