Intellectual honesty – and freedom of conscience

  In a return to the basics – Basic Intimidation and Coercion – the LDS Church has dropped the hammer on a couple of known troublemakers recently.  Dissidents – bent on the task of enlightening their fellow believers – and possible bring about what they had hoped could be, positive changes. Of course, once ecclesiastical…

When humans get treated like vermin

Today is Pearl Harbor Day. In fact, December 7 falls on the same day of the week this year – Sunday – as the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor did, in 1941. But many folks living today, might understandably wonder at the United States Victory over Japan, that hinged on a pair of equally infamous…

Deconstructing the hard edge of religion

  Apparently (having never done it myself) folks who go ‘crabbing’ on various Atlantic beaches, in the moonlight, never have to worry about using lids, to keep track of the crabs being tossed into their buckets. And it’s because crabs in a bucket evince a peculiar dog in the manger attitude towards any of their…

How I came to know – there is no God

“Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing – the rest is mere sheep-herding.”  – Ezra Pound   In reprising this subject, I’d like to once again point out, that this is not especially intended for those who grew up in a secular environment.  Who were never dragged-off to Church services…

Reflecting on our need to be right

  Now that Kate Kelly and the Ordain Women’s movement have, for the most part, concluded their high-profile run at the LDS religious oligarchy – having managed to momentarily make direct and predictably mortal contact with the corporation’s particularly low-hanging, power-ceiling fan – we’ve all had a chance to reflect on what any of it…