Monthly Archives: March 2019

Latter-day Saints and Mind Control

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a(n Alleged) Mind-Control Organization By Ken K. Gourdin A poster at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion said that one of the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (he … Continue reading

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More Word of Wisdom Thoughts

More Thoughts on the Word of Wisdom of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints By Ken K. Gourdin In connection with the thoughts contained in the posts I linked to in yesterday’s post about the spiritual power of … Continue reading

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Comfortably Numb?

On “Comfortable Numbness,” Clinical Depression, and the Word of Wisdom of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints By Ken K. Gourdin On a thread at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion regarding the Word of Wisdom, which proscribes alcohol, tobacco, … Continue reading

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Football Player Sentenced for Rapes

Former USU Football Player and NFL Prospect Torrey Green Sentenced for Multiple Rapes By Ken K. Gourdin Former Utah State University football player and National Football League prospect Torrey Green was sentenced to a minimum of 26 years in prison … Continue reading

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Dog Bites and Utah Law

Owners Relinquish Two Dogs After One Bites Off (And Apparently Ingests) Toddler’s Hand and Part of His Arm By Ken K. Gourdin Salt Lake City’s Deseret News reports that the owners of two Siberian Huskies, one of which bit off … Continue reading

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Paradigms Crossed

More On Purposes and Paradigms: Paradigms Crossed By Ken K. Gourdin Here’s a follow-up to a post I made in January. That post can be found at the following addresss (this and any other links last accessed February 12, 2019: … Continue reading

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Criminalizing Mental Illness?

Should Law Enforcement Have a Role in Determining How Best to Handle Incidents in Which Mental Illness May Play a Role? Another Commenter Says They Should Not; Why I Disagree By Ken K. Gourdin According to Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg, MD, … Continue reading

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He is Our Hope

He Is Our Hope By Ken K. Gourdin In a wistful post on his blog Sic et non at Patheos, BYU (Provo) Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies Dan Peterson laments having discovered the passing of several friends after he … Continue reading

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“Condemned to Hell” for “Wrong” Beliefs?

Being “Condemned to Hell” for Wrong Beliefs? By Ken K. Gourdin Perhaps this could be considered a follow-up to my post from March 12, 2019 about members of the Church of Jesus Christ being proselyted to other faiths,  A poster … Continue reading

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Westbrook and Racist Utah Jazz Fan(s?)

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook and Racist Utah Jazz Fan(s?) By Ken K. Gourdin If it needs to be said, racist displays and racial ephithets are abhorrent. There is no excuse for them—full stop, no ands, ifs, or buts about … Continue reading

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