Yes. It most likely is the case that your DNA “made you do it” along with a vast array of other factors that swirl around in the cauldron of human causality. So let me try to prove it to you now, by argument, that you don’t have freedom of will… Consider, for a moment, what it actually […]Read more "You Don’t Have Free Will"
It seems almost beyond doubt that if Joseph Smith did not have in his possession actual “gold plates” of the ancient and Nephite variety, then he most likely produced an imitation with which to deceive his family and friends, including the eight witnesses. An imitation which, for the most part and as far as we can […]Read more "What Did the Eight Book of Mormon Witnesses Actually “Witness”?"
Two O’ Clock On A Saturday Afternoon At two o’ clock on a Saturday afternoon the world is alive with activity. People are out: thriving, creating, learning, building; relishing life, forming relationships and refining talents. But not me. Here in my bedroom at two o’ clock on a Saturday afternoon I lie in my bed. My body […]Read more "It’s Art, Folks … Three Short Poems"
1. The united voice of the First Presidency can “never lead the church astray” [Wilford Woodruff], “…or send forth counsel to the world that is contrary to the mind and will of the Lord” [Joseph Fielding Smith]. The phrase “lead the church astray” is ambiguous but perhaps it can be restated more broadly to mean… […]Read more "Mormon Prophets and Circular Reasoning"
There is no reasoning with a Great White shark. No point in begging for your life. Mercy? Compassion? Empathy? Sharks have no such concepts in their cognitive library. They are human concepts, after all… On the contrary, it is in the nature of a shark to stalk, hunt, strike, kill and consume. A shark that […]Read more "Of Psychopaths and Great White Sharks"