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New Harmony: We sometimes pay dearly for phony baloney

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  • MoreMan San Diego, CA
    July 10, 2014 11:02 a.m.

    The LDS church is either 100 percent true and correct and is Gods living example on earth... or it's NOT. Just like the baloney you are eating may or may not have bull in it. Read the Nauvoo Expositor along with the origins and criticisms of the Pearl of Abraham. The truth is out there... hold it up to the light.

  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    July 9, 2014 8:55 a.m.

    It is no wonder that the young are fleeing religion as the world teaches it. The world has not been able to agree on religion. The world claims they are religious and yet treat each other horribly. Now that I am "old and stogey" I know that my world is better with my LDS religion in it. My years of inactivity taught me how little I knew about the scripture " Love they neighbor as thyself" No wonder we don't know how to love each other when we don't know how to love ourselves. When I'm confused I always read Jesus's parables, what simple teachings.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    July 8, 2014 10:21 a.m.

    From personal experience:
    "But if there's one thing experience has taught me it is that even baloney can be tasty."

    --- From my point of view, religion is the baloney. In time, I came to see it as a hateful, mean-spirited way to control people and swindle them out of their money.

    "Sometimes the most life-draining things can look a lot like the most life-giving things."

    --- Exactly. Growing up LDS, I heard over and over that it would be "better to hang a millstone around my neck and throw myself into the Great Salt Lake rather than be gay". Life-draining indeed. It wasn't until I left religion behind that I found the most life-giving thing of all; LIFE itself. Live it!

    "And that’s where “helpful” and “hurtful” are hard to distinguish."

    --- I've found religion to be extremely hurtful. (And "just so much bull").