Law and Religion: Refusing Medical Care and Vaccinations for Religious Reasons

Most religions believe in the power of faith and prayer to comfort and heal the sick. For most of these sects, religious healing accompanies conventional medical care. A few of these sects rely exclusively on religious healing. They oppose medical care. They put their trust in God. To rely on human medical treatment is to … Continue reading Law and Religion: Refusing Medical Care and Vaccinations for Religious Reasons

Mark Twain and the Mormons

"America's Humorist" Mark Twain is one of the great authentic American writers. He was a humorist who relied on exaggeration. He was an iconoclast who poked fun at religions, churches, scriptures, and well-established beliefs and practices.   Mormons were not immune to his jabs. Mark Twain’s “Roughing It” is about his travels through the Wild … Continue reading Mark Twain and the Mormons

David O. McKay – Our Personal Interview with the Savior

Great LDS Quotes Let me assure you . . . that some day you will have a personal . . . interview with the Savior, Himself. If you are interested, I will tell you the order in which He will ask you to account for your earthly responsibilities. First, He will request an accountability report … Continue reading David O. McKay – Our Personal Interview with the Savior

I Was Surrounded by “Zombies”

One of the most traumatic experiences my sister, brother, and I had as children was when we were surrounded by “zombies.” When my mother’s brother became an adult, he exhibited symptoms of schizophrenia with paranoia and delusions of grandeur.  He spent years as a patient in the Utah State Hospital in Provo. Afterward, he lived … Continue reading I Was Surrounded by “Zombies”

“The Mother of our Country”– The Unwavering Martha Washington

Most histories of America’s founding were written by men.  So, it is little wonder that the great and vital contributions of the women are often neglected.  The Founding Mothers played a crucial role in the birth of our nation. In her most famous letter to her husband, Abigail Adams pleaded for the Founding Fathers to, … Continue reading “The Mother of our Country”– The Unwavering Martha Washington