Violent Laughter: Should I Laugh at That?

“Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Maxims and Reflections   Image courtesy of National Geographic. I love to laugh. Loud and long and clear, although it usually doesn’t result in me floating to the ceiling. Laughter seems pretty innocent, yet there appears to […]

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Christ’s Peace: Lessons From Harry Potter

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”- John 14:27 What is the peace that Christ offers us, different from what the world has? Perhaps the clue to this lies in the […]

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Am I an Apostate?

Am I an Apostate? I’m a feminist, a liberal and an aspiring intellectual. I occasionally watch R-rated movies. I support same-sex marriage (which Pres. Monson said is ok) [EDIT: To clarify, I am not claiming that Pres. Monson supports or condones same-sex marriage, rather that he believes faithful members of the Church can be on […]

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The Blessing and Curse of General Conference

I haven’t been quite sure how to write this (partially since the two opposing audiences would draw equal measure of skepticism from my use of ‘blessing’ and ‘curse’ to describe General Conference). One draft drifted into a discussion about female ordination (a worthwhile discussion, but not what I initially intended to write about), but I […]

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