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Month: October 2015

No, the Book of Abraham is Not a False Translation

No, the Book of Abraham is Not a False Translation

Of all the controversial topics related to Mormonism, the Book of Abraham is one of the most debated — and misunderstood. The goal of this post is to hopefully increase your understanding of this book of scripture and give an example of how recent scholarship can support its claim of ancient origins.

To lay some background info down, the next three paragraphs are from the essay on the Book of Abraham found on the LDS Church’s website (feel free to skim this next part if you’re already familiar with it):

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Simplify

Simplify

I’ve had to cut something out of my life recently because it was a huge source of stress and anxiety. If you are human, I’m sure you know the emotions. Chronic stress is not healthy, and it negatively affects so many aspects of your life.

The source of stress was actually a class that I was unable to keep up with because I kept missing tons of the lectures due to frequent traveling for interviews. I’ve also been suffering from chronic fatigue (which I don’t understand yet, but I’m seeing a doctor about it in a few days). Don’t get me wrong, I’ve stressed plenty of times over classes. But this felt different.

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Feeling the Burn

Feeling the Burn

Burn-out that is. Being a senior in college is tough. As a freshman, I thought being a senior would be hard because of the difficult classes. I guess that’s kind of true, but he hardest part for me is actually the feeling of burnout. Years of library and lecture add up, somehow. I’m not quite sure where in the mind or soul this weight accrues, but it does. (Shout out to all you burned out peeps out there)

I wrote a Haiku to illustrate the struggle:

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Racial Equality: Is it Bad to be White?

Racial Equality: Is it Bad to be White?

When I was younger, I was taught that all races were equal. I was taught that the substance of a person’s character had nothing to do with the color of their skin.

That was the 90’s and early 2000’s.

Today, however, I feel like the notion of all races being truly equal is under attack. Instead of promoting equality by “color-blindness”, the current modus operandi is “white shaming”.

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