Anti-religion zealots of the twenty-first century call themselves “New Atheists,” but there is very little that is new in their arguments. In fact, if you've read the Book of Mormon, you may already know their primary justifications.
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Here is an interview conducted by a French magazine Il Foglio with Pierre Manent. We run this because he comments tellingly on the French response to a terrorist murder of a Catholic priest and what it demonstrates about the emptiness of our modern, secular world.
Just seven weeks after rising to the level of Master Mason and in the very same space that the Masonic rites had been performed, Joseph Smith introduced the endowment. The endowment presented teachings, ordinances, and covenants to participants in a format that closely resembled a few parts of the ceremony used in Freemasonry.
In some strange way, my receptivity to the writings of BYU religion professor emeritus M. Catherine Thomas began at routine physical check-up years back. My internist walked into the exam room holding my mental health evaluation in her hand with an expression at turns exasperated and concerned.
Members of the LDS Church excel in sacrifice. We learn at a very young age to volunteer, to work in the Church, to visit one another as well as the sick and afflicted. Service and sacrifice are very closely related, because we have all experienced that all too often it can be a sacrifice to serve.
This is part four of my interview with Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science at Grove City College (Pennsylvania), about his most recent book, Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage.
Part 3 of an interview with Dr. Paul Kengor, author of Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. Here the author discusses the traditional union of one man and one woman and its importance in the family unit.