The Unwritten Order of Funerals


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by: hawkgrrrl

The Unwritten Order of Funerals

I wrote the following post in June of 2009, and given Pres. Packer’s passing, it seems newly timely. Will anyone dare to speak about Pres....

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Atheist in a Foxhole; The Tillman Story


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by: Mormon Heretic

Atheist in a Foxhole; The Tillman Story

I watched an interesting documentary last week, The Tillman Story.  Pat Tillman played NFL football for the Arizona Cardinals, and unexpectedly quit the NFL...

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Long sleeves or short sleeves?


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by: Guy Templeton

Long sleeves or short sleeves?

It was a hot summer day.  A coworker told me that I shouldn’t wear short sleeve dress shirts any more because that wasn’t a...

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Breaking News! Boyd K Packer Has Passed Away


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by: wheatmeister

Breaking News!  Boyd K Packer Has Passed Away

KSL is reporting that Elder Packer passed away at 2 pm today due to age.  He was 90.  With Elder Packer and Elder Perry...

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Why Same Sex Marriage Probably Fails


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by: Jeff Spector

Why Same Sex Marriage Probably Fails

Now that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has made its ruling legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states (though a...

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Because of my Valiance?


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by: Kristine A

Because of my Valiance?

A few months ago I posted a rant on facebook (usually a cause for regret) that actually turned into an interesting, respectful discussion (until...

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The Gospel of Distraction


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by: Nate

The Gospel of Distraction

The gospel revealed to Joseph Smith is a marvellous work and a wonder, a profound movement with the potential to transform mankind. Yet from...

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So, should we find ourselves Samaritans?


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by: Stephen Marsh

So, should we find ourselves Samaritans?

The story of the good Samaritan generally gets focused on the punch line of who counts as a neighbor. But a better question in...

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Memento Mori, Carpe Diem, and Other Life Lessons


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by: hawkgrrrl

Memento Mori, Carpe Diem, and Other Life Lessons

Respecting one’s elders is a long-standing human tradition for good reason.  The elders of the tribe have often been seen as the wise ones,...

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