This morning I accompanied Soni (Kirsten’s mother, who is staying with us) to the local Mormon church. It was nice to be with her, and I know it means a lot to her to worship and have a familiar routine. We sat next to my friend Fred Abaroa. As most of you know, I was […]
Fire breaks out and engulfs Mormon church in Cambridge during morning meeting Daniel M. Peleschuk and Emma Rose Johnson, Boston Globe, May 17, 2009 When I was a missionary in the Massachusetts Boston Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, our mission home was at 4 Longfellow Road in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Not […]
Native Americans Descended From a Single Ancestral Group, DNA Study Confirms University of California – Davis, April 28, 2009 [The Book of Mormon] is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas … The record gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C., and afterward […]
Steven Colbert parodies the National Organization for Marriage‘s creepy video, A Gathering Storm. My favorite part: Paid for by generous donations from an anonymous group that may or may not be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I stopped going to church way back in 2004. Since then I’ve been an outspoken atheist and critic of theism generally and Mormonism specifically. A family member once asked, “why don’t you have your name removed from the records of the church?” My reasoning for not doing so was that I didn’t care what the […]
Beards of Iniquity The Atlantic, April 2009, p17 Although Brigham Young wore a beard, today’s Mormon leaders insist that a clean-shaven face shows piety and obedience. But some bearded Mormons are resisting: they say they feel shame and resentment when told to shave, because their beards express “deeply felt, even intimate, identities.” Appearance is a […]
American Religious Identification Survey 2008 The Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC) The Leonard E. Greenburg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut The American population self-identifies as predominantly Christian but Americans are slowly becoming less Christian. Based on their stated beliefs rather than […]
One of my mates, who is a fellow ex-Mormon and declared atheist, recently attended the open house of the new Draper Utah Temple. He snapped the picture below with his mobile phone. At least the Mormons in Utah seem to be cognizant of their psychosis.
I love coffee! I didn’t start drinking it until a few months ago. I wanted a lower-calorie substitute for hot chocolate. Hot chocolate has 111 calories, coffee has 2! What I noticed immediately is that my bowels pleasingly became quite regular. I know, I know, too much information. It’s critical to the point, though. 😉 […]
This video was sent to me by a good friend and fellow ex-Mormon. I’m not posting it here to upset Mormon visitors or challenge their beliefs. As I watched this video I put on my Mormon hat and tried very hard to come up with reasonable apologies for the evidence presented. I could not. How […]