Monday, November 22, 2010

Sweet Video

In my last post I mentioned that I don't see the Church as perfect.  Despite the amazing good things that the Church does and helps people achieve, there are some problems there.  Not admitting such is intellectual dishonesty in my opinion.  Here is a series of videos that explains well the origin to many of these problems with the Church, its leadership and general members.  Furthermore, it gives this information with an appropriate perspective and in an more articulate manner than I could.  The first three videos deal with this topic, the last three deal more with evidences.  Definitely watch the first three!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The other side

I frequently am bothered when people that are very critical of the church, both from within and without.  On the other hand, I'm not one to tout the church as perfectly run or error free.  I do feel that the critics focus too much on the negative without taking advantage of the positives.  There are a ton and they aren't publicized enough.  Much of the greatness I have in my life is due to the influence of the church.  I wish that would get more credit, it is definitely due. 

Here is a good article from an outside source doing just that...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

For all you haters...

A pretty interesting Church policy change is that at least part of the Church Handbook of Instructions is now posted online.  Great news for all the sophisticated people like myself...see the following image...