Mormon Apostles Explain Away the Contradictory Versions First Vision

steve benson Nov. 2013

When it comes to trying to square up all the contradictory accounts of Joseph Smith's "First Vision," two Mormon apostles demonstrated to me that they couldn't see the forest because of the grove of trees.

Push-back in Africa

left4good Sep. 2013

A black former bishop posted a very interesting on-line piece regarding Blacks and the priesthood.
"The peculiar assertion that the Mormon Church itself does not know the details of its very own race-based policy of restricting the Blacks from holding the Priesthood is tremendously embarrassing for all Mormons and exceptionally degrading for anyone who actually believes it."

Need help. My Mormon [TBM] friend is doubting...

wolfsbane Sep 2013

My lifelong TBM friend just called to tell me he is going to research the truth about the church. He stumbled onto and it really shook his faith that the church has never taught any of this. He knew Joseph Smith was a polygamist but was unaware of polyandry and 14 year old girls.

So he wants to know what the sources are for all of this.

Helpful Links on Mormonism

The Oncoming Storm - bc Jul;y 2013

I've occasionally posted what I consider to be some of the best links regarding problems with Mormonism 101. These could be useful if you are talking to a Mormon who is beginning to have doubts or who is at least willing to listen.

D&C 132 - Your Thoughts as a Mormon

Ex-CultMember June 2013

So, somehow LDS Inc has NOT subtly taken out or changed the wording in D&C 132, which to me is one of the most appalling and testimony damaging official, church approved literature out there.

Confusing, Vacillating, Befuddling and Constantly Adrift Official Mormon Church Doctrine on God ...

steve benson Apr. 2013

BYU professor of history, Thomas G. Alexander, in his ground-breaking research, "The Reconstruction of Mormon Doctrine: From Joseph Smith to Progressive Theology," lays down an expansive trail of the Mormon Church's historically incomplete, self-negating, wavering, flip-flopping, morphing, perplexing and indeterminate official stances on the core bedrock of its much-ballyhooed "divinely-revealed" doctrine

Mormon Cosmology

anagrammy Feb. 2013

Hi all you newbies. Welcome Mormons! Sit up straight because you will learn something new for a change.

This is my most-requested post and I get lots of requests from people who want to know if there are any space alien beliefs in Mormonism.

The Church of No Content - A strange visit to Temple Square

Tal Bachman Aug 2012

A funny thing happened to me on the way to Logan the other day...

the sin next to murder

Another Day OlderJuly 2012

As most of you know, Mormonism teaches that consensual sexual sin (especially adultery, but also fornication, premarital sex, masturbation, etc.) is the sin next to murder

Debate with a close ex-mo freind on whether Mormonism is a cult

Utah County Mom July 2012

Yesterday at a holiday get-together, my best freind, who is an ex-mo as well (and has been since we graduated from BYU together) and I debated whether Mormonism is a cult. Her extended family is still LDS