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23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing

23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing

Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 16:14:52 in Women

“As a man who has some degree struggled with all of these issues, except heels which have never been a personal temptation of mine, and swapping out the judging other "women" part with judging other "humans," I applaud the content of the article, but have some trouble with its title.

I sense the writer sees herself as being feminist and progressive, but creating even this empowering list of advice risks reinforcing all kinds of gender stereotypes.”

hif on Nov 18, 2013 at 13:20:31

“Good point. This could definitely apply to members of both genders.”
Utah Class To Examine Book Of Mormon As Literature

Utah Class To Examine Book Of Mormon As Literature

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 20:16:24 in College

“If you had made point your point that he is a Mormon apologist once, I would never have accused you of trolling. I lost count of how many times you did it.

I am deeply opposed to the idea that someone practicing a religion cannot be teaching about it, as much as I would be opposed to saying someone who isn't practicing a religion cannot teach about it.

Given that it is a public university, it would be completely inappropriate to DISQUALIFY a candidate because of his religious convictions. He has a PhD in Hebrew Bible from Brandeis University. He is a serious scholar apart from his faith life.

And heck, I may be a David Bokovoy apologist... I can live with that.”
Utah Class To Examine Book Of Mormon As Literature

Utah Class To Examine Book Of Mormon As Literature

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 16:36:44 in College

“Wow, trolling this article is clearly important to you!

I'd love to know who you would suggest is more qualified of an academic for this course?”

DavidTom on Aug 21, 2013 at 01:29:00

“How about D. Michael Quinn, the eminent Mormon scholar and author of…

"Early Mormonism and the Magical World View". (Revised. 1998). A throughly researched study of Joseph Smith's early involvement with magic, seeing stones, divining and the occult.

"The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power". 1994.

"The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power". 1997.

Oh! Wait a minute! Professor Quinn was forced out of his tenured position at BYU (1988), and excommunicated from the LDS Church (1993) because of…"apostasy".”

arcanumseeker on Aug 20, 2013 at 18:24:09

“Trolling?  Hardly!  Is that what you are doing?  Get on a thread and accuse Posters of Trolling?  HP is a Public Forum not a Mormon Forum.  As for the trouble with Dr.Bokovoy, he is Over Qualified, since he is a Known Mormon Apologist.  As I stated this is a Slippery Slope, surely there is someone in Academia that is not so Entrenched in Defending the Church that could Instruct the class.  This is a Public University after all.”
Utah Class To Examine Book Of Mormon As Literature

Utah Class To Examine Book Of Mormon As Literature

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 16:28:23 in College

“Are religion courses only valid if taught by critics? If you think Dr. Bokovoy is a church spokesman toeing a party line uncritically, you don't know him at all.”

arcanumseeker on Aug 20, 2013 at 18:39:51

“Dr. Bokovoy Presentation: Joseph Smith and the Biblical Council of Gods.  2010 FAIR Conference Speaker
FAIR is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing well-documented
answers to criticisms of LDS doctrine, belief and practice by Dr.Bokovoy:

Journal of the BOM and other Restoration Scripture
From Distance to Proximity: A Poetic Function of Enallage in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon
Volume: 9 Issue: 1From the Hand of Jacob: A Ritual Analysis of Genesis 27 (Volume 1)On Christ and Covenants: An LDS Reading of Isaiah's Prophetic Call (Volume 3)Inverted Quotations in the Book of MormonLove vs. Hate: An Analysis of Helaman 15:1-4Repetitive Resumption in the Book of MormonZarahemla: Revisiting the "Seed of Compassion"
The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship is an academic
research unit at Brigham Young University comprised of scholars whose
primary interest is the study of religious texts.”