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Disney’s Moana – How Far I’ll Go – Official “In Real Life” music video from WORKING WITH LEMONS @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  This is post 7 of 7 in the series “Family-friendly entertainment” Follow us:...

MLH YouTube Find: Using Technology to Dig Deeper in the Scriptures @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  At MLH, we often see people with additional tip, tricks, and hacks that help them delve...

An Eminence-Based Institution @ Wheat & Tares
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Nathan Pacheco’s BE THOU MY VISION will inspire and uplift! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Nathan Pacheco is classically trained (and, just plain classy). Check out his rendition...

City of Stars (from La La Land) covered by Mormon YouTuber Monica Moore Smith | CHECK THIS OUT! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  The moment Monica saw this movie, she fell in love (and recorded this song less than a...

Guidelines for LDS Pioneer Handcart Treks @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Every year, many Latter-day Saint youth put on bonnets and wide-brimmed hats and pull...

Mormon Matters Podcast: Helping Children Plant Lasting Seeds of Faith @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  At MLH, we believe helping our children form a personal testimony is one of the greatest...

How ‘Meet the Mormons’ changed Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo for life (Deseret News) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  The work of a college football coach is never done. There’s always more game film to...

First Fifty Years of Relief Society Book Now Online @ LDS Media Talk
  -  The book The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint...

Sacrament Meeting Games: When Church Is Boring @ Wheat & Tares
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Donny Osmond a villain? You’ve got to see this . . . @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Most directors don’t land an international megastar to appear in their first movie....

Meridian Magazine at RootsTech: Family Search and Church Family History Department Exclusive Interview @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Scot and Maurine Proctor of Meridian Magazine sit down with Steve Rockwood, the President...

Guarding Your Personal Information Online @ LDS Media Talk
  -   I recently wrote about FamilyTreeNow, an online people search site that bills itself as...

Studio C gets candid with Dove Channel, Deseret News, LDS S.M.I.L.E., and LDS Daily @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  BYUtv’s “Studio C,” fresh off of “Conan” (where they were highly complimented...

Bible Games: Mission of Paul @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Bible Games: The Mission of Paul the Apostle is a new mobile app on Android and Apple...

How Did Joseph Smith treat Muslims, Chinese, and Indians? @ Wheat & Tares
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The best marriage advice ever–watch this video! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Do you agree with the points made in this video? What is the best marriage advice you...

Share Your Life Story With Lifey.org @ LDS Media Talk
  -  A Utah man has created a simple way to share your life story in video. Lifey helps you...

LDS Historical Commemorations: A maturing Church or killjoy? @ Wheat & Tares
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More Men Needed to Seal @ Wheat & Tares
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Igreja Mórmon Contra Trans @ Vozes Mormons
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Parental Settings for Online and Social Accounts @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Did you know that about 90% of children by age 16 have seen pornography online—and most...

The Mormon Melodaires: Proselitismo com Sertanejo e Bossa Nova, 1962 @ Vozes Mormons
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Movie: Tim Timmerman, Hope of America @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The movie Tim Timmerman, Hope of America opens in theaters in Utah on March 2. In this...

Music Video: Love at Home @ LDS Media Talk
  -  When love and happiness fill your home, they fill your heart as well. Friends and...

Are you a sinner? @ Wheat & Tares
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How to Opt Out of FamilyTreeNow @ LDS Media Talk
  -   FamilyTreeNow.com bills itself as a free family tree and genealogy research site, but...

Videos: Touched By Suicide @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Touched By Suicide is a series of interviews by the folks at LDSDaily.com featuring...

Paul Reeve on Quakers, Mormon & Irish Races #BlackHistoryMonth @ Wheat & Tares
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Priesthood Authority in Temple @ Wheat & Tares
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An Exercise in Humility or Grooming to Obey Orders? @ Wheat & Tares
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Spencer Kimball: Por que Pompéia foi destruída? @ Vozes Mormons
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The Self-Righteous Mind @ Wheat & Tares
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Manual Missionário e Ensinamentos Esquecidos @ Vozes Mormons
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We Can Be "Atoners" in This Life @ Things of My Soul
  -   We talk of an infinite Atonement, but I have seen an example of how powerful a mortal,...

Agende Já Seu Batismo @ Vozes Mormons
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God Loves His Children Even as They Toddle, Falter, and Fall @ Things of My Soul
  -   We have all seen a toddler learn to walk. He takes a small step and totters. He falls....

Igreja Mórmon Expressa Preocupação Com Refugiados @ Vozes Mormons
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O Oue Diz a Bíblia Sobre Acolher Refugiados @ Vozes Mormons
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Apóstolos Mórmons e Chelsea Manning @ Vozes Mormons
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Does God Really Direct Us Down "Wrong Roads" Sometimes? @ Things of My Soul
  -  Elder Holland gave a talk in General Conference a couple of years ago about what he...

Individual Exceptions Are between Each Person and the Lord @ Things of My Soul
  -   “There are exceptions to some rules. For example, we believe the commandment is not...

9 Gráficos Para Entender o Crescimento Mórmon no Brasil @ Vozes Mormons
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Anunciada Abertura de Terra do Templo do Rio de Janeiro @ Vozes Mormons
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Sometimes, Our Obsession with Proper Prayer Language Is Unhealthy @ Things of My Soul
  -  I have a friend who is convinced we are wrong to pray in modern formal...

Revelation As a Process of Sifting and Winnowing @ Things of My Soul
  -   “The Lord uses imperfect people…He often allows their errors to stand...

The Restoration Is On-Going, and We Can Be Restorers or Destroyers @ Things of My Soul
  -  According to Jacob 5, the tree will continue to be pruned right up until the end - and I...

We Must Be Open to People Outside Our Usual Circle of Friends @ Things of My Soul
  -   In this Church our wards and our quorums do not belong to us. They belong to Jesus...

Some Excellent, Practical Advice to Help Us Find Peace @ Things of My Soul
  -  I almost never share things here that I find being forwarded on Facebook or other...

The LDS Church Also Evolves in Its Understanding and Its Recognition of Past Mistakes @ Things of My Soul
  -   "Seventy years ago this Church was organized with six members. We commenced, so to...

Why Is the Gospel Sometimes So Hard to Find? @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine who has struggled mightily to figure out what the Gospel means to him...

Cannot Keep Track @ Mormon Momma
  -  Mom: How did your date go? Monica (19): Fine, but I almost called Tanner...

Partnership Is More Important than Rigid Roles @ Things of My Soul
  -   “The Church has nothing to fear from the strength of women. On the contrary, it...

The Danger of Living in the Past: A Principle for Personal Consideration @ Things of My Soul
  -  I was watching a TV show with one of my daughters a while ago, and the following was a...

It Is Important to Be Interested in Many Things - and to Understand Many Perspectives @ Things of My Soul
  -   "Suppose one man likes strawberries and another does not; in what respect is the...

The Samaritans in Our Lives: Some Might Be Surprising @ Things of My Soul
  -  I gave a talk in a ward years ago about charity in which I asked the congregation to...

The Ideal Is to Live in Your Own Best Way @ Things of My Soul
  -   “How . . . do we put the Savior first without putting down other people or their...

Now Is the Only Important Time in Our Eternal Lives @ Things of My Soul
  -  I believe strongly that now is the only important time in our lives, since every other...

Beauty through Suffering @ Things of My Soul
  -   The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known...

Personal Revelation Can Be Powerful Even When It Is Not Unique @ Things of My Soul
  -  I want to share something that I learned a while ago that has meant a lot to me since...

We Too Often Confuse Belief with Truth @ Things of My Soul
  -   The “truths” we cling to shape the quality of our societies as well as our...

Testimonies Don't Have to Be Provable - or Even Accurate - to Be Valid @ Things of My Soul
  -  Testimony has the same root as testament and testify - which are legal terms for an...

It's about Loving People, Not Solving Problems @ Things of My Soul
  -   Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be...

The Only Way I Can See Life As a Test @ Things of My Soul
  -  I have no problem with the idea that life is a test - but I define "life" as "eternal...

People Are More Important than Problems @ Things of My Soul
  -   Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be...

Spirituality and Spiritual Health, Like Physicality and Physical Health, Varies for Each Individual @ Things of My Soul
  -   Wisdom is to know when to take which kind of treatment. There is no one pill for all...

Why the church needs to be doing more in helping the elderly @ Our Thoughts
  -  This is a guest post written by Holly Whitman. Holly is a freelance writer and...

6 poems about faith crisis @ Our Thoughts
  -  I just found out yesterday that this month is #OctPoWriMo (October Poetry Writing Month),...

The Progress in Removing Rape Verse from YW Program May Not be only Personal, but Institutional @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
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My friends are leaving the church, and it makes me sad @ Our Thoughts
  -  I just listened to a podcast of a friend of mine discussing some of her life in the LDS...

Did Heavenly Mother introduce Jesus? @ Our Thoughts
  -  When Jesus was baptized, those present heard the following: “And lo a voice from...

Righteous Sassing @ Mormon Momma
  -  Monica (18): I’m really good at sassing people in my head. I wish I could to it in...

The prohibition on praying to Heavenly Mother doesn’t make sense @ Our Thoughts
  -  I’ve been thinking about the female divine recently, although I can’t remember what...

Is the Potential Big 12 Exclusion Policy a Natural Consequence for BYU? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
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Let your light so shine before men @ Our Thoughts
  -  A few weeks ago, I decided to start studying the Gospels for my scripture study, and...

Someone isn’t taking the sacrament; do you judge or support? @ Our Thoughts
  -  I was recently listening to a A Thoughtful Faith podcast episode with Nathaniel Givens....

Racial Division and Religion @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
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Easy Date @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Sam walks into my office late Friday afternoon.] Sam: Hey, honey, do you want to go on a...

Making Space: Tyler Glenn asks, “How Many More?” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
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The Mysteries of God, or Handbook 1 @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
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Pope Francis says Catholic Church Should Apologize to Gays @ Our Thoughts
  -  Pope Francis has said that the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people for...

Overheard at the Boys’ Second Breakfast @ Mormon Momma
  -  Talking to his 15-year-old brother, Samson. Caleb (12): It’s called skills, bro....

The Rainbow Mormon Initiative and the Promise of Hope @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
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Kicking It Old School @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Driving to karate with the boys. Trying to find a radio station they like.] Mom: How...

Dress to Protect, Missionary-Style @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
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No Man is “Trash” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
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Restore Honor to BYU’s Honor Code @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
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The NeverTrump Message @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
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LGBTQ Policy Questioned in Local Media @ Our Thoughts
  -  “Our Thoughts” founder and frequent contributor, Kim Siever, was recently...

Is the Book of Mormon really the keystone of Mormonism? @ Our Thoughts
  -  At the start of the year, one of our Gospel Doctrine lessons touched on the Book of...

Not Getting Married Today @ Mormon Momma
  -  Mom: Samson, what was your favorite part about Saturday’s Warrior? [pause] Samson:...

Sass In Your Frass @ Mormon Momma
  -  Caleb (12): Mom, just so you know, I’m going into my teenage years. So it’s...

Tickets to Provo City Center Temple Open House @ Mormon Momma
  -  The Provo Tabernacle was a staple of my youth. When I was a child (pre-stake-center days)...

Mormon Hacks: Preschool Edition @ Mormon Momma
  -  Thanks to Common Core and other cultural problems—you know, like legal mandates that...

Simple FHE Ideas: Real Heroes @ Mormon Momma
  -  The world is full of idols, athletes, entertainers, people famous for no reason at all,...

Mormon Hacks: New Year’s 2016 Edition @ Mormon Momma
  -  Happy New Year! And Happy 13th birthday to Mormon Momma! If you’re looking for some...

Tolerance Is Not a Virtue @ Mormon Momma
  -  Cliff Notes version of this post: Tolerance (inclusion, acceptance, etc.) is not...

Do Mormon Women Oppose Priesthood Ordination? Redux @ Mormon Momma
  -  In October of 2013, a Pew survey made the claim that “big majority of Mormons...

The Gospel of Inclusivity and Nothingness @ Mormon Momma
  -  Last week I engaged in a libertarian-esque discussion about geopolitical borders. In the...

New Order Mormonism and the Teenage Mind @ Mormon Momma
  -  The Teenage Mind When I was in junior high, a mere 14 years old, I was positive I was in...

Same-Sex Marriage/Cohabitation Policy Clarification: Time to Fire the Legal Department @ Mormon Momma
  -  This morning the Office of the First Presidency clarified the handbook changes. These...

Nose and the Stewardship @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Upon hearing repeated snorting behind me.] Mom: Caleb, here’s some tissue. You...

Who’s On the Lord’s Side? @ Mormon Momma
  -  We should show love and kindness and sympathy and welcome all to our friendship. At the...

One Day at a Time: Living in the Present @ PASG Works!
  -  One of my favorite sayings in 12-step meetings is "one day at a time." Interestingly, I...

The Logical Fail of the New Handbook Rules:Writing Policy with Bad Code @ Mormon Momma
  -  Over the last couple of chaotic days, I’ve seen a number of misrepresentations of...

Suffer Little Children @ Mormon Momma
  -  The last few days have been a frenzy of activity in the LDS world. As someone with a more...

Boundaries @ PASG Works!
  -  “It’s easier to prepare and prevent than it is to repair and repent.” I heard this...

Lust and Wanting to Be Lusted After @ PASG Works!
  -  When I was first humbled enough by my addiction to pornography and masturbation that I...

Response to the 39-Year Old @ PASG Works!
  -  In response to "Lost With No Hope?" post from earlier this week, a reader submitted the...

Willingness and Choosing Sobriety Daily @ PASG Works!
  -  I look at being willing as basically a decision or choice. Am I willing to abstain or...

Lost With No Hope? @ PASG Works!
  -  We recently received the following from an anonymous poster:"I am 38 in 5 days I will be...

Giving Up Weapons of Rebellion @ PASG Works!
  -  “The Anti-Nephi-Lehies in the Book of Mormon laid down their weapons of war and buried...

Consistency in Daily Recovery @ PASG Works!
  -  It's natural to have ebbs and flows in our daily routine of recovery work. We can't...

The Pain of Recovery or the Pain of Regret @ PASG Works!
  -  "We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret....

Making Phone Calls and Staying Sober @ PASG Works!
  -  If you’ve attended even a few 12-step meetings, you’ve undoubtedly heard people talk...

Why is it Important to Attend 12 Step Meetings? @ PASG Works!
  -  Why is it important to attend a regular 12 step meeting? This question seems to pop up...

Letting Go of the Things I Cannot Change: Identify, Accept, & Surrender @ PASG Works!
  -  It is easy to get worked up about feelings and temptations. In the early days of my...

Forsake Me Not @ PASG Works!
  -  My fascination with, and then addiction to pornography began when I was a young boy. It...

Let Go Without Reservation @ PASG Works!
  -  I have been part of the program for about 4 years, and have sponsored about a dozen guys....

I Stopped Running @ PASG Works!
  -  I can finally identify the root of my addiction, and how it got started. It seems crystal...

Asking Him to do What I Cannot @ PASG Works!
  -  I recently realized that although I have been abstinent for almost two years I was still...

Having Hope, Come What May @ PASG Works!
  -  I am ever grateful for the life we are given to enjoy here on the earth. With all that...

The Story of Moses and it’s correlation to we addicts @ PASG Works!
  -  The Story of Moses and it’s correlation to we addictsAs we read Moses chapter 1in the...

Videos of 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference Now Available for Free Viewing @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation has announced the availability of the videos of the...

Gratitude Precedes Zion @ Temple Study
  -  Orderville Utah, circa 1890 (click to enlarge) Note: My wife and I were asked to give...

Official Church Video on Temple Garments and Robes @ Temple Study
  -   The Church has released a new video explaining the temple garment, and the temple robes....

The Temple on Mount Zion 2014 Conference @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation has announced a forthcoming conference, the 2014 Temple on...

The Parallel of a New Convert and a Recovering Addict @ PASG Works!
  -  I teach a local community college, and because my class is nearly 12 credits (normal...

LDS Women Hold and Exercise Priesthood Authority @ Temple Study
  -   LDS woman being set apart for a calling in the Church. “We are not accustomed to...

Screwtape Letter About Lust @ PASG Works!
  -  Disclaimer: I based this letter I wrote off of C.S. Lewis’s novel The Screwtape...

Sistine Chapel in Official Virtual Reality Simulation @ Temple Study
  -  The Vatican’s 360 degree photographic virtual reality simulation of the Sistine...

Lust Based Decisions and Resentment Based Decisions @ PASG Works!
  -  These are two important concepts to remember in addiction recovery:Lust is Satan's...

Avoidance VS Action @ PASG Works!
  -  As I have thought on Avoiding our addiction I have come to these thoughts:1A. Avoiding...

“Because of Him”: Share the Easter Message This Week @ Temple Study
  -  The Church is launching a worldwide initiative today, Palm Sunday, that will run through...

Unconditional Love and Support or Destructive Enabling? @ PASG Works!
  -  I recently became a sponsor and it has been one of the most amazing experiences of my...

Unfreezing Our Hearts: Choosing to See the Beauty in Disney’s Frozen @ Temple Study
  -  Anna and Elsa embrace at the end of Frozen. This is a guest post by Raven Haymond, my...

Beware of the False Start! @ PASG Works!
  -  So I enjoy football, especially college football. There is a concept called a false...

Addiction and The Power of Breaking Isolation @ PASG Works!
  -  We as humans have many God-given instincts: the desire for power, sex, companionship,...

Videos of Science & Mormonism Symposium Now Available for Free Viewing @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation sponsored a conference on November 9, 2013, entitled...

Videos Now Available for Free Viewing of “The Lady of the Temple” Conference @ Temple Study
  -  Videos of the presentations given at The Academy for Temple Studies conference “The...

From the Prophet 18 May 1844: The origins of the Prophet @ Mormons in NYC
  -  Included in the very first issue of The Prophet was the following item, explaining the...

The first LDS text in another language published in the U.S.? @ Mormons in NYC
  -   On the last page of the The Mormon for May 30, 1857, the editor, Apostle John Taylor,...

Form printing by W. J. Silver in New York @ Mormons in NYC
  -  Browsing the pages of The Mormon the other day, I came across the folowing...

Henry G. Bywater, Brooklyn Branch President 1871-1882 @ Mormons in NYC
  -  Mormon visitors to New York City  in the 1870s mention most frequently two individuals...

A Mormon Memorial Service in New York, 1915 @ Mormons in NYC
  -  It is unusual these days for LDS congregations in Manhattan to experience death. Members...

Sacrament Meeting, Brooklyn, 1873 @ Mormons in NYC
  -  Some elements of our every day lives are so mundane, that we never think to record...

First Regular New York City Meeting Place @ Mormons in NYC
  -  Where were Mormon meetings first held in New York City? It depends a lot on what you mean...

What Happened to the Hornerstown Mormons? @ Mormons in NYC
  -  Today, LDS congregations in New York City experience a lot of turnover. People move in...

Did the New York Branch know baseball? @ Mormons in NYC
  -   [Cross posted from Mormon Baseball.] It is a simple journal entry by Mormon Battalion...

When attention was bad: Returning Missionaries in Manhattan, 1858 @ Mormons in NYC
  -  The New York Times somehow learned that 25 returning Mormon missionaries had arrived in...

Coming Out in the LDS Church @ Philosophies of Men
  -  The author of (Gay) Mormon Guy was kind enough to write to me sharing his feelings and...

The Gospel of Jesus' Wife @ Philosophies of Men
  -  Prof. Karen L. King recently unveiled the translation of a fragment of Coptic papyrus at...

Nikola Tesla on Religion @ Philosophies of Men
  -  Nikola Tesla, probably the greatest inventor in the last several hundred years, is...

Thomas Edison, Not an Atheist @ Philosophies of Men
  -  Thomas Edison is often (falsely) credited as the greatest inventor ever, and one of the...

The Law of Moses @ Philosophies of Men
  -  One common objection to many religions, and certainly against Christianity, is that the...

The Unmoved Mover and Quantum Physics @ Philosophies of Men
  -  There aren't many philosophically sound arguments for the existence of God. If there...

Evidence Against Young-Earth Creationism @ Philosophies of Men
  -  I am a theist, and a Christian, but I am not a fan of believing in claims that appear to...

D Rizdek on Fine Tuning @ Philosophies of Men
  -  A user over at Debunking Christianity, named D Rizdek, made a comment on the Fine-Tuning...

Dawkins, Darwin, and the Holocaust @ Philosophies of Men
  -  In Richard Dawkins book, The Greatest Show on Earth, Dawkins write an exceedingly long...

The Book of Mormon and Rev. 22:18 @ Philosophies of Men
  -  I sometimes hear it said, or see it written, that The Book of Mormon must be false...

Atheist Blogger Goes Catholic @ Philosophies of Men
  -  Leah Libresco, author of Unequally YokedLeah Libresco, author of the atheist blog...

Bill Maher, Jesus, and Horus @ Philosophies of Men
  -  There is a scene in Bill Maher's film, Religulous, in which he compares Jesus to a number...

Jesse Anderson and the Infinite Money Theorum @ Philosophies of Men
  -  "It was the best of times, it was the BLURST of times? Stupid Monkey!"The Infinite...

Bart Ehrman and Some Dead Babies @ Philosophies of Men
  -  Bart EhrmanThe following comes from Bart Ehrman:“In terms of the historical record, I...

Religulous and the Founding Fathers @ Philosophies of Men
  -  Bill Maher is actually a fairly insightful individual when it comes to social issues or...

Ehrman on First Century References to Jesus @ Philosophies of Men
  -  I recently stumbled across a quote by Bart Ehrman. Ehrman is a Biblical Scholar who...

Reproducing Religious Experience @ Philosophies of Men
  -  A few years ago, there was a study done in which a scientist used electromagnetic...

Why PZ Myers Won't Debate @ Philosophies of Men
  -  Where is your god now???Just a few weeks ago David Marshall, author of Christ The Tao,...

Christianity and the Birth of Modern Science @ Philosophies of Men
  -  It's a pretty common view these days that science and religion are at odds, or that they...

TIL that Evolution was taught among Muslims almost a thousand years before Darwin. @ Philosophies of Men
  -  Here's another post on Reddit that has exploded into something interesting....

PZ Myers vs. David Marshall @ Philosophies of Men
  -  David Marshall, author of Christ the TaoDavid Marshall, author of the blog, Christ the...

Big Bang Theism @ Philosophies of Men
  -  Sometimes when I read atheistic writings or publications it seems like the term...

John Loftus Retires @ Philosophies of Men
  -  John Loftus, is the author of the blog Debunking Christianty, and several books, such as...

(Gay) Mormon Guy: My Experience Being a Faithful Mormon @ Philosophies of Men
  -  Guest Post from "Mormon Guy"There are plenty of people who feel the words "gay" and...

The Argument from Divine Hiddenness: Why It’s a Knock Down Argument Against the Existence of a Theistic God, by Tristan D. Vick @ Philosophies of Men
  -   The Argument from Divine HiddennessWhy It’s a Knock Down Argument Against the...