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A Sense of Place of My Own

Towering in the city skyline, the white LDS Church Office Building is almost always visible in Salt Lake City. I … Continued

Are Mormons Christians?

In the 177 years since its founding, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown to become the … Continued

Mormon Social Radicals?

While strolling through a bookstore in Salt Lake City, I came across a copy of a newspaper called The Mormon … Continued

Dobson Warns Republicans; Democrats Glimpse Rapture of Their Own

On Thursday’s Op/Ed page of The New York Times Dr. James Dobson relayed the minutes of a meeting of “pro-Family … Continued

What Part of “No” Don’t You Understand?

What else is there to say to religious extremists besides “no”? No, you are wrong. No, whatever merit there might … Continued

Public Service and Private Beliefs

America has not yet escaped all of its prejudices against Mormonism expressed so openly in the 19th century. Most of … Continued

‘Peaceful, Industrious and Law-Abiding People’

In 1860, the great British explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton traveled to New York and Washington, D.C., then made his … Continued

Admired, but From a Distance

From 1890, when scholars first started computing, until the 1930s, not once was an article in a mainstream secular or … Continued

Thanks to Commenters

Since we’re at the end of the first week of this new religion blog, I want to take a moment … Continued