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by jmb275
06 Apr 2010, 08:14
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Muhammad by Karen Armstrong
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Re: Muhammad by Karen Armstrong

Thanks SamBee, some of those I hadn't thought of. If you don't mind, I'm gonna use a couple of those in a post I'm writing for mormonmatters.org.
by jmb275
05 Apr 2010, 08:48
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Muhammad by Karen Armstrong
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Muhammad by Karen Armstrong

DISCLAIMER: I write fairly lengthy reviews, so I apologize for the length of this post. Feel free to skip it if you like. This is Armstrong's second biography of the prophet Muhammad. It is shorter than the first, meant to be a more brief version focused on helping Westerners understand Muhammad, an...
by jmb275
19 Nov 2009, 23:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Not your usual garments question
Replies: 27
Views: 2981

I like it!! If you do it please return and report. I would like to know how it went. Could be a great experience.
by jmb275
11 Sep 2009, 08:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Stay lds when you don't live in Utah?
Replies: 16
Views: 677

Re: Why Stay lds when you don't live in Utah?

Much of my thoughts have been said, but as a lifelong Utahn, I feel obligated to say something. I have lived in Utah my entire life up until the last two years (I'm 28). Here are my thoughts. I love Utah. I can't help it, I really do. I love the community, the landscape, the outdoors paradise, etc. ...
by jmb275
11 Sep 2009, 08:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Traps of Religion
Replies: 31
Views: 919

Re: The Traps of Religion

I agree with Valoel. I do think I understand the point of separation of religion and spirituality, and indeed, that's where many of us are on this site. But, like Valoel, I'm not ready to do away with organized religion. I do think they have their place, even if it's not for many of the NFs and NTs ...
by jmb275
10 Sep 2009, 15:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Responsibility towards the ignorant
Replies: 42
Views: 1157

Re: Responsibility towards the ignorant

I dunno...I have taken reserve for now, and talk to all of you as my outlet. But sometimes I wonder if I shouldn't openly be able to talk to my brothers as well. That is, if they're interested (not shoving it down their throats like an over-zealous missionary). I'll repeat my stance that I have fou...
by jmb275
10 Sep 2009, 15:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Traps of Religion
Replies: 31
Views: 919

Re: The Traps of Religion

I like that. So is "staying safe" an illusion? We like to think there is safety in certain corners if we'll tuck ourselves into the right spot. I'll bite here. Yes, staying safe is an illusion IMHO. Safe from what? from who? Benjamin Franklin once said: "They who can give up essential liberty to ob...
by jmb275
10 Sep 2009, 15:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Traps of Religion
Replies: 31
Views: 919

Re: The Traps of Religion

@swimordie
Very well said. I agree completely.
by jmb275
10 Sep 2009, 15:26
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Atlas Shrugged - by Ayn Rand
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Re: Atlas Shrugged - by Ayn Rand

@hawkgrrrl I couldn't have articulated it better. So it sounds like we agree that fundamentally, altruism has a downside, especially when coercion of any kind is involved, but that we are unwilling to throw the altruistic baby out with the bathwater as it were. As to the characters, yes I agree, and...
by jmb275
10 Sep 2009, 13:10
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Atlas Shrugged - by Ayn Rand
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Atlas Shrugged - by Ayn Rand

I'm not totally sure this book belongs here. But BCC did a post on it, and Rand has a reputation for being anti-religious (while having a supposed cult ironically enough), and her philosophy is interesting from a Mormon perspective so I thought I would add my review here. I just finished the book. I...