Was Being a Baha’i or Latter-day Saint Blasphemy? Part 2

You folks did an excellent job for this post and in case you haven’t already figured it out, your overwhelming response to “Part 1″ is “Part 2.” The variety of thought here on the matter of apostasy and blasphemy is so great that it perfectly describes the phenomena of scriptural interpretation. To illustrate this point, I thought I’d […]

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Latter-Day Saints: The Conclusion

We are here again at the end of yet another month. Each one is radically different from the next, with new challenges, new lessons, and new family members. The end-of-month post is bitter-sweet, the one I dread the most. Let’s see how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, like the faiths before it, changed my […]

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Our Mother, Who Art In Heaven…

Nope, that isn’t a misprint. In general, members of the LDS Church believe in the existence of a divine momma, however if you ever ask a member of the church about her, well… The concept of God the Father being the sire of us all isn’t so foreign in what we might call “mainstream Christianity,” […]

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Saying Goodbye to my LDS Home

Well, I promised I wouldn’t cry when I left my local Latter-day Saints home on Sunday and–it was tough–but I stayed strong. Months like July are rare for Project Conversion. Not only did I get a local faith community (the LDS church is 10 minutes away…when traffic is bad), a fantastic LDS following on the […]

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Pioneer Day: The Cost of Religious Freedom

Imagine a mob waiting to beat and expel you everywhere you go. Imagine fearing for your life, liberty, and family all in the name of faith. Imagine being hated, scorned, and ridiculed…all because of your faith. How long would that faith last? When Joseph Smith, Jr. revealed the Book of Mormon and his call by […]

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