Monthly Archives: December 2013

LDS Who Join Other Churches

Thoughts On Why a Mormon Might Leave the Church for Another Faith Community By Ken K. Gourdin Introduction: In response to a thread at Mormon Dialogue & Discussion Board about why people might leave the Church of Jesus Christ of … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

Here’s a Christmas Classic I always enjoy this time of year. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/yes-virginia-article-1.1556978

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Ken, Reading Moore’s A Visit from Saint Nicholas Ken K. Gourdin Here’s my reading of W. Clement Moore’s classic, “Twas The Night Before Christmas.”  (Yes, I know it’s a day late, but better late than never!)  To all who celebrate … Continue reading

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God, Power, and Love

Of God, Power, and Love, and The Relationship Between The Three By Ken K. Gourdin Note:  While it doesn’t reference Christmas specifically, perhaps this is an appropriate reflection for this time of year.  To all the Christians out there, Merry … Continue reading

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Obama’s ACA Lies

Losing Your Insurance Plan That the President Said You Could Keep?  Then the ACA is Functioning Exactly As Intended By Ken K. Gourdin I have written elsewhere1 that making serious inroads (at best) into the private insurance market or doing … Continue reading

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I’m a Racist

I Have Now Been Hounded Into Silence By the Mormon Intelligentsia, Who Have Branded Me a Racist — At Least in One Forum By Ken K. Gourdin Perhaps the 50th “Should We Pray for a Black Mormon Apostle?” (or similar) … Continue reading

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Business as usual in Congress

NEWS FLASH!  STOP THE PRESSES! In an UNPRECEDENTED development, bipartisan support has been found for increasing spending in Washington!  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/us/politics/budget-deal-offers-a-reprieve-from-washington-paralysis.html?_r=0 I don’t know about anyone else, but this new spirit of bipartisanship in a previously hopelessly divided and gridlocked Washington makes … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Rockwell’s “Runaway”

A Reflection on Rockwell’s “Runaway” By Ken K. Gourdin With apologies to the incomparable, inimitable Robert Frost, who once said that writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down, this piece was inspired by the 1958 Norman … Continue reading

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What Real Health Care Reform Looks Like

What Real Health Care Reform (Which Actually Reforms Health Care, Rather Than Simply Tampering With Health Insurance, as Obamacare Does) Looks Like — (Hint: It Doesn’t Come [At Least, Not Directly] From the Government) By Ken K. Gourdin The article … Continue reading

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Of Jobs and Math

Of “J-O-B-S” and “M-A-T-H”: Obama Could Use a Dose of His Own Condescension to Learn How Raising the Federal Minimum Wage Would Kill Jobs By Ken K. Gourdin Although I do OK at functional arithmetic (for example, calculating a tip), … Continue reading

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