Nicholas's Blog – July 2011 Archive (2)

That was then this is Now

It seems to me that a good deal of apologetic for the church essentially boil down to the old phrase "that was then this is now". When I've had talks with Mormons about things like blood atonement or Blacks and the priesthood the answer is usually that we have more knowledge now or that we should trust contemporary prophets rather than older ones. As if we should pretend like the past never happened and that everything is all right now.  But this raises the question, How can an eternal God,… Continue

Added by Nicholas on July 24, 2011 at 3:17pm — 2 Comments

Offended by the Church

Many people who go from activity to inactivity in the church, or even leave entirely are usually though of as being thin skinned. As if the only reason a person would leave the "Church" is because they are easily upset or offended. I have even been told that I probably was offended and that is why I am an Atheist. Well to all the Mormons out there... YES! I left the church because it offended me.

It offends my sense of decency when it claims Black people are descended from the very…

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Added by Nicholas on July 13, 2011 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

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