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Why Mormons should reject the current War on Terror

In 1833 Joseph Smith received a revelation wherein the Lord declared that the saints should “renounce war and proclaim peace” (D&C 98:16)  This revelation was received because the Saints were beginning to settle in Missouri where some of the residents, apparently threatened by the Mormon

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Lies, damn lies and seat belt statistics

I’m a firm believer in letting people make their own decisions, provided their decision isn’t an act of aggression toward another person or person’s property. That’s how I view the wearing of seat belts. If you want to wear one, fine. If you don’t, that’s

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Why I don’t vaccinate my kids…

The anti-vax movement has grown considerably in recent years with increasing frustration and anger on the part of the pro-vaxers.  Many view this phenomenon as perhaps the result of some kind of hippie fad, ignorance, disinformation, conspiracy theory, or just plain old redneckism, but the truth

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Property, a gift from God

Recently–in the comment section on Pure Mormonism–a fellow who refers to himself as Log, posited that Lucifer is the originator of property rights. His comments can be found here. https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1342380624800894371&postID=1762354872001483860&page=1&token=1445789634260 I don’t want this post to devolve into a he said, I said type of post,

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A response to the “humble” Deane’s response.

Here’s the link to Deanes blog, http://www.mormonwar.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-humble-note-from-your-war-mongering.html For convenience, his words, verbatim, are in the non bold type, unless noted by my name at the end. My responses to Deane are contained in bold. “Apparently Deane fails to understand the first part of his sentence,

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The Book of Mormon on Anarchy

In 3 Nephi 6 the Gadiantons made an oath to destroy the Nephite government of judges and establish a king.  Here was their plan: And they did set at defiance the law and rights of their country; and they did covenant one with another to

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The Immorality of Licensing Laws

Here’s something I wrote a while ago, thought I’d put it up on the blog: Licensing Laws: Punishing the Righteous    When Adam was cast out of the Garden of Eden he was given the following injunction: “By the sweat of thy face shalt thou