Second to Murder

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by Elizabeth Siler Moore It’s been a hard couple years to be a progressive Mormon. It’s entirely possible it’s because I’ve been paying more attention, but really, the number of things that have happened in the last year and a half or so have been difficult to deal with. The excommunications. The lies about the Ordain Women movement. Million [...]

The Highly Criticized 1st Book of Mor...

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Editor’s Note: This is the nineteenth in a series of posts on Book of Mormon stylometry. For other entries in this series, see the links below. << First     <Previous     Next> The earliest study of Book of Mormon stylometry was published in 1981 by Wayne A Larsen, Alvin C Rencher and Tim Layton. What we are going to see as [...]

Mormon Mahout

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The events within the LDS church of the last couple of months have caused me to examine more closely my relationship with the church. I have my doubts. I’ve always had my doubts. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t doubt. Early on, I was encouraged to fast and pray about my doubts, which I did religiously, but I’ve [...]

Lift Where You Stand

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Our little family is in the process of moving. By the time you read this, we’ll be settling in. As we prepared, we purged our closets and filled boxes with items to donate to charity, until we had trimmed down to our moving weight and only a few unwanted pieces remained. The biggest piece, and the one we absolutely could not afford to take w [...]

Spiritual Practice

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As I’ve mentioned before, one the blessings of attending a Unitarian Universalist church this last year has been the opportunity to get a broader perspective. The most interesting part is that I’m learning that my previously narrow views of what it meant to be Mormon and do things the Mormon way might not have been completely acc [...]

Nephi is not Alma is not Joseph

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Editor’s Note: This is the eighteenth in a series of posts on Book of Mormon stylometry. For other entries in this series, see the links below. << First     <Previous     Next> We’ve looked at all of the later studies on Book of Mormon stylometry, found some good things and some bad things about them, but we’ve [...]

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