On Families

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I, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, declare my belief that families, when built upon principles of agency, respect, love, and compassion, are sacred unto God and that families help fulfill the Creators’ plan to help Their children grow and learn. ALL HUMAN BEINGS—of every gender, race, color, class, orientation, a [...]

Faulkner’s “Fraudulent...

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Editor’s Note: This is the tenth in a series of posts on Book of Mormon stylometry. For other entries in this series, see the links below. << First     <Previous     Next> Paper Hiatt and Hilton (1990), Deseret Language and Linguistic Society Symposium, “Can Authors Alter Their Wordprints? Faulkner’s Narrators i [...]

Exploring the Concept of Convenants

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  If you’ve read my personal blog or other posts I’ve done for Exploring Sainthood, you probably already know that I’m in the process of reframing some key Mormon concepts. One of the concepts I’ve struggled with is covenants, and that’s pretty obvious looking at my life history. I’m a life-long membe [...]

Rethinking the Remission of Sins

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My oldest son turned eight last summer.  He hasn’t been baptized.  He doesn’t want to be.  My wife and I respect his decision and aren’t inclined to force baptism upon him.  Though he’s quickly coming upon his one-year anniversary of being accountable before the Lord, his choice not to be baptized doesn’t worry me.  I know he’s a wonderful k [...]

Possibility, noun: a thing that may h...

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  I’m always faintly annoyed wearing an outfit with no pockets. I wander around all day feeling like I’m about to set my keys down somewhere and never find them again. There’s just something I like about having a place to stash anything that might come up. With pockets, I move through the world keeping my options open. [...]

Stylometry and Forgeries, Part II

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Editor’s Note: This is the ninth in a series of posts on Book of Mormon stylometry. For other entries in this series, see the links below. << First     <Previous     Next> Summary Under certain conditions, it is possible for authors uninformed regarding linguistics and statistical authorship attribution to obscure their ow [...]

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