A fair and interesting article as to why possibly some 62% of U.S. Mormons voted Republican.

This is my culture. A fair and interesting article as to why possibly some 62% of U.S. Mormons voted Republican. I have frequently encountered the "S" word among Mormons who are willing to talk politics. Commentary: Mormons hate socialism, but only in the United States The main reason Mormons in the United States rail against …

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Be teachers yourselves rather than lazy Christians who go to meeting and let someone else do all the talking.

Republican and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele ... I'm on the same page with him regarding evangelicals and any other society of Christians  intentionally looking the other way. “After telling me how to live my life, who to love, what to believe, what not to believe, what to do and what not to do and …

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To Religious “Social Conservatives” too proud to admit to a foolish vote for Republican God-Talkers

 ... and who still  pretend that they know better than we do what God wants us to Republican Christians have no special credibility for passing moral judgment on anybody else. We have even more Christian Celebrities stepping into the spotlight, selling books, expanding televangelist ministries as well as the usual pretenders who claim and act …

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Organized Religion Anti-Virus

    It may be that we all have an unfinished wrestling match with Grandpa Church. It may be that although we have broken Grandpa's unfair choke hold and have managed to stagger to our feet as well as more or less keep away from those grasping arms, we nevertheless remain engaged and unable to leave the mat. We …

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Being religious without a script

What does it mean to live spiritually?How might we define Spiritual-Mindedness? Do we need to belong to a church to feel religious? Can we self-identify as individual human beings focused on goodness and moral integrity without performing as a church-attender or one who belongs to a group of like-minded human beings who are "religious" together? …

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Recommended reading: I’m done …

  I’m Done: Why I’m Completely Walking Away From Church, Ministry, And Most Everything “Christian” - Chris Kratzer Something is wrong with me, I’m sure. All the accountability partners, prayer warriors and small-group interventions have somehow fallen flat. Years of Sunday school teachers, youth leaders, pastors, and mentors hoping I’ll get serious enough to get my …

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Might be the nastiest word in the Church

"Brother Brown, at this time you are unworthy to baptize your son." "Sister Scarlett, you are unworthy to remain in your calling." "Brother and Sister you are unworthy right now to have a temple recommend." And the worst ... "Bishop, I consider myself unworthy to …" "A Worthy Member of The Church of Jesus Christ …

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How a new spiritual culture developed in America.

Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation We finished this audio book today. Well worth the time and a survey that covers many fascinating aspects of what spirituality has come to mean in the United States over more than just the 240+ years since the founding. …

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