Monthly Archives: September 2017

Worshiping In Buildings, Not Worshiping the Buildings Themselves

Along With Others of the Devout (of Various Religious Stripes) Latter-day Saints Worship In Buildings, We Don’t Worship the Buildings Themselves: We Worship Jesus Christ By Ken K. Gourdin Some time ago in my cyber-travels, I happened upon LDSdaily.com (a … Continue reading

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Revisiting Coming to Terms With Slights and Tragedies

Revisiting Coming to Terms With Slights and Tragedies By Ken K. Gourdin Someone who uses the screen name “David” who says he’s a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has talked to many people who … Continue reading

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Repairing Cyberspace rifts

Ken Learns a Lesson About Repairing Rifts Which Emerge in Cyberspace By Ken K. Gourdin Warning to Those of Tender Eyes, of Tender Ears, and/or of Tender Years: Here Be Strong Language – A few years ago, there was a … Continue reading

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Glass-Half-Full

Glass-Half-Full: Counting My Blessings By Ken K. Gourdin Perhaps this will be an appropriate follow-up to “Suicidal, But Sane.” How much do we take for granted? Professor Dan Peterson, professor of Arabic and of Islamic studies at Provo, Utah’s, Brigham … Continue reading

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Suicidal, But Sane

Suicidal, But Sane By Ken K. Gourdin For far longer than I care to admit, now, the Dog of Clinical Depression has alternated between nipping at my heels and threatening to devour me whole.  Clinical Depression is so prevalent that … Continue reading

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On God’s Alleged Favoritism

A Meditation on God’s Alleged Favoritism By Ken K. Gourdin A not-infrequent theme at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion, to hear atheists/agnostics/the disaffected/detractors tell it, is that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that they’re “special” … Continue reading

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Blood-draw brouhaha, part 2

Blood-Draw Brouhaha, Continued: More on Payne v. Wubbels By Ken K. Gourdin As I previously noted in a post from a few days ago, Salt Lake City Police Detective Jeff Payne’s body-cam footage of his arrest of University of Utah … Continue reading

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Alleged Vast Mormon Conspiracy

On Conspiracies, on Their Collapse, and On the Founding of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Which, Some Say, is One of the Largest Alleged Conspiracies in the History of Religion By Ken K. Gourdin A poster at … Continue reading

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Questions remain after Subway employee cleared in police spiked-drink case

Although Subway Employee Alleged to Have Spiked Police Sergeant’s Drink Was Cleared and Accepted City’s Settlement Offer, Questions Remain By Ken K. Gourdin Tanis Ukena, a former employee of a Layton, Utah Subway sandwich shop, who was arrested on suspicion … Continue reading

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Blood-draw brouhaha

Hospital Blood-Draw Brouhaha—Wubbels v. Payne: Salt Lake Police Detective Jeff Payne Arrests Burn Unit Charge Nurse Alex Wubbels After She Refuses to Permit Blood Draw from Comatose Patient By Ken K. Gourdin Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for … Continue reading

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