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Vectors – Faith and Doubt are Incompatible in the LDS Church

It has long been popular among certain self-identified Mormon intellectuals to argue that, contrary to what one might suppose, doubt is not inimical to faith. Some even claim that doubt and faith are not only compatible, but even interdependent faces … Continue reading

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Don’t Drink the Kool-aid: Jonestown was an Atheist Marxist Socialist Cult

In modern Internet culture, references to “drinking the Kool-Aid” have become a rather common idiomatic expression to derogatorily describe anyone whose dedication to a cause or ideology is complete and unquestioning. Most people know that this is a reference to the terrible … Continue reading

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Apostasy as Conspiracy Theory: Reason, Logic, Insanity and Mormon Intellectualism

It’s time to talk about Apostasy. Again. In this post, however, I want to introduce a new approach to thinking about personal apostasy by drawing what I think are compelling comparisons between apostasy and conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories appeal to … Continue reading

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Orson Scott Card on Intellectual Groupthink

Check out this excellent article by Orson Scott Card entitled Groupthink and the Intellectual Elite Excerpt: One of the most amusing things about the movement to force immigrants to speak only English is that we have a much more serious … Continue reading

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