Category Archives: Doubt

Promptings of the Spirit: Revelation Or Brain Chemistry

Recently, I read a post at a well known blog. The Mormon author of the blog is critical of the LDS church and it’s leaders. After reading one of his post and many of the comments, I decided to join in … Continue reading

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Using the Book of Mormon to Navigate Problems in Church History

Some church members faith is challenged when they learn uncorrelated (unvarnished) history of the church. In Oct 2013 General Conference, Elder Uchtdorf discussed this concern. There has also been news articles reporting on the challenges the church is currently facing. The internet … Continue reading

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Are Church Leaders More Fallible Than We Have Hitherto Supposed?

There are many ways church members react when they become aware of the difficulties with LDS church history and the reality that church leaders are more fallible than many had supposed. As a young returned missionary my worldview was that … Continue reading

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President Monson Accused of Fraud

When I started this blog in 2007 my objective was to write about the doctrine of Christ as it is taught in the Book of Mormon and by church leaders. As time as gone on, I realize that there are … Continue reading

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A Group of Liberal Mormons—the Swearing Elders—Encounter Hugh Nibley

Maybe the term “liberal mormon” had its origin at the University of Utah with a group of men who were referred to as the “swearing elders”.  This is an interesting and revealing history from Hugh Nibley’s life. This account makes it clear that … Continue reading

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Noted Mormon Writer, S. Michael Wilcox’s Struggle to Gain a Testimony of the Book of Mormon

In his new book, Face To Face, brother Wilcox relates his struggle to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon.  He says that he “was raised by a mother who had a powerful testimony of the Book of Mormon. … Continue reading

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Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt–The Hans Mattsson Example

During my lifetime it seems that every year or two there is sensational news about the Mormon church in the national press. I remember when President David O McKay died one of the leading news magazine quipped that the Mormon … Continue reading

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Belief and Disbelief

Note: Belief and faith are synonyms as I use the terms in this post. I’ve been thinking about the nature of belief and disbelief. Each person appears to have an inherent tendency to believe or disbelieve religious claims. Following are … Continue reading

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A Bloggernacle Favorite: Debating Certainty

Bloggernaclist post and comment frequently on the subject of “certainty”. It’s a polarizing subject. One camp is adamant that knowing, which is certainty, isn’t possible. The other camp says they know, and wonder why someone wants to challenge their use … Continue reading

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New Order Mormons-A Path of Deception

While surfing the Bloggernacle I came across a blog with a post that I would like to review. The author of the post shared his “testimony”. He started out by stating that he was born and raised in the church, … Continue reading

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