Category: violence

Mental Illness and Suicide

My sister recommended that I should listen to John L Lund’s three-talk set called How to Hug a Teenage Porcupine.  This isn’t the normal type of talk that I listen to because these talks often seem simplistic and syrupy.  While…

Sorrowing for Korihor

Mormon Heretic’s post on forgiveness from a few weeks ago touched me deeply, but I needed time to get my thoughts together about it before I could respond. I once had the neighbor from hell. I use the expression with…

Strangite Q&A

As I mentioned previously, I really enjoyed the Strangite session of the Mormon History Association meetings a few weeks ago.  Vickie Speek, John Hamer, and Mike Karpowicz gave some fascinating presentations on this little known group.  Following the session, they answered…

A Memorial to Peace

“War, rather than any foreign state, is the supreme enemy of country and mankind. One day citizens will covet for this nation the prestige of being the first to escape the shackles of war.” (Jessie Wallace Hughan, Founder of the…

Bad, Worse and Worst

I would like to use Genesis 12 (and an interesting post by Aaron B from BCC) to examine the inverse of Elder Oak’s famous talk ‘Good, Better and Best’.  Simply stated Abraham was married to Sarai (who was apparently pretty…

Carthage Conspiracy

*Note–This was posted this morning.  Due to a technical glitch, it was erased.  Some comments may have been erased from this morning as well.  I am re-posting it this evening. As you search across the bloggernacle, sometimes you’ll find antagonists…

A Memorial Day Jack Mormon

With Memorial Day upon us, I wanted to highlight a person that people know a little about, Alexander Doniphan, who was known as one of the first “Jack Mormons.”  Michael Quinn’s book The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power talks about…

Joshua’s Unholy War

Admin Note: This is our first guest post from Mormon Heretic. When most of us hear the word “jihad” or “holy war”, we immediately know that a jihad is not what God wants.  Most of us feel the same when…

An Act of Violence

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God[…] and another book was opened, which is the book of life[…] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.…