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MIX FAITH WITH REASON?
Now there is an oxymoron if I ever heard one. Faith, as the wise philosopher Puddinhead Wilson, or whoever it was, said, is believing what you know ain't true. Faith would have us believe things that no intelligent person could believe, simply because an authority in the faith business has told us it is important for us to believe.
Even more importantly, if we don't believe it, we are in danger of losing our everlasting souls. Did anyone ever suggest to religionists, that they should think about what they believe? Not once. Not once in the good book is intelligence considered a positive attribute for a God fearing person to possess. That ought to give you intelligent people something to think about.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Duff, you have created a stereotyped caricature of the blockhead believer and rant as if it applies to me and everyone else who is LDS (or Christian or anything else, for that matter). I thought I had an infinite store of patience but, alas, I find it winding down.

Duff, the jerkstore just called, and they're all out of you...

Not once in the good book is intelligence considered a positive attribute for a God fearing person to possess. That ought to give you intelligent people something to think about.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Sounds like you've never heard of our pal. His name is D&C. You should spend some time with it.

[Edited -- look up rant in your dictionary, Duff. Rigid skepticism is not an argument, it's a mindset.]

I'm sorry you closed comments on the article on David O McCoy and communism. Here I have to agree with you about the peculiarity of the John Birch Society and Mormonism. My mother was a big believer in the John Birch Society, something I never understood. She was the sweetest person in the world, with 12 children and no animosity toward anyone, and yet she believed in this abhorrent society. I've never been able to understand it. What was that all about? Can someone give me a hint?

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