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Posted in Charity COVID freedom government health Industry Social Issues Society Surviving Word of Wisdom

Let’s Have Some Compassion for Our Untouchables

If you grew up in a nation with a formal caste system, would you let society dictate how you treated others, especially the shunned and shamed untouchables? Would you deplore…

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Posted in COVID freedom health politics

Institutional Bullying and the Question of Religious Exemption from Vaccine Mandates

I received a call this week from a father with two children facing intimidation and bullying from the universities they are attending. As is common these days, those who have…

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Posted in Critics freedom government health politics Society

Zeal Without Data: Blaming the Church for Utah’s Allegedly Low Vaccination Rates

Romans 10:2 speaks of those who “have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.” Psalm 19:2 in the NET (New English Translation) tells us that “It is dangerous…

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Posted in China Communism freedom Media politics Social Issues

Embracing C3ns0rsh1p: A Survival Guide with Helpful Input From China

I marvel at the shock and outrage of some conservative voices as their posts, tweets, and entire websites are progressively downgraded in search visibility, flagged as “fake news,” demonetized, deplatformed,…

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Posted in COVID Evidence government health Media Policies Provident Living Scholarship Science Social Issues Society Surviving

Coping with the Corona Virus: A New Report on Glucosamine and Other Nutriceuticals, and an Update on Masks

I irritated some readers (as I often do) in February when I shared some thoughts from another reader about the possible importance of glucosamine in helping pneumonia patients survive. I’m…

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Posted in Book of Mormon Critics General Leadership Scripture Social Issues The Church

Rethinking Enemies

One of the challenges for me as I gradually prepare to return to the United States, after my eight years in China, is the animosity here. Too many people treat…

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Posted in Art Education General Photography

BYU: A Beautiful Solution for the Needs of Many Families and Students in China

I’ve come back to Utah for a few weeks to start an exciting and challenging new job. After having lived in China for 8 years, loving almost every day of…

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Posted in Critics Doctrine gender LGTBQ Media Movies politics Social Issues

Imagine Fewer Dragons (and More Data): Initial Reactions to the Film Believer with Dan Reynolds and John Dehlin

While returning to the US for Christmas, I looked at the selection of movies on my United Airlines flight and noted that one of their many films dealt with a…

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Posted in abortion freedom health politics Social Issues Society The Church

Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Worship, and Freedom of Religious Belief: The Differences Matter

Extremist feet (size 13) in even more extreme shoes. Photo taken at the Holland display in Royal Park Rajapruek, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2015. Three years ago, Wesley J. Smith writing…

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Posted in Evidence Faith Gospel of Jesus Christ Media Science Social Issues The Church

Weighing Mormonism: Thoughts for Mormon Doubters (and Readers of the New York Times)

The New York Times and Shaken Faith in Sweden The arguments that weigh against Mormonism and the LDS story of a divine Restoration came to the front page of the…

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