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  • Ex-Mormon Marriage Case Study

    I think that something a lot of ex-Mormons struggle with is realizing that yes, the LDS church can do some good. No organization is entirely good or entirely bad. And while I'm not going to be running to rejoin the church, its welfare model - which is community oriented and offers a strong sense of accountability - is worth looking at. Beyond that, a lot of what McArdle gets right are uncomfortable topics that people wish to avoid, as discussing them can get one labeled misogynist or racist. The single leading indicator (not cause) of future delinquency and criminal behavior is an upbringing in a single parent household. That's not trying to place blame at the feet of single moms, who have a difficult task in front of them - it's simply pointing…

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  • Colleen Vignette Case Study

    Within the Mormon religion they are taught to respect women and not go to places like strip clubs which show a lot of female body. Eric and his friends also went out drinking which a huge another component that goes against the Mormon beliefs. In the Word of Wisdom issued in 1833 by Mormon founder Joseph Smith. Alcohol, tobacco, and hot drinks which church leaders described as coffee and tea. This is important piece to the religion aspect which the members have to follow because it is written in…

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  • Who Killed Brenda And Erica Lafferty Analysis

    Krakauer connects the Lafferty brothers, and the murders to Mormon history, which implies focusing on its vicious and authoritarian perspectives. It’s noteworthy to say that the murders of Brenda and Erica Lafferty took place because of historical, psychological, anthropological, and sociological evidence. Historical being religions, psychological being the personal and familial psychological history, anthropological being family, culture, and religion, and lastly sociological, which was how the…

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  • Interview Essay: A Career As A Anthropologist

    While he was going to the University of Utah he lived in a normal college or University dorm room in a place they called Bailiff Hall. While taking classes in University of Utah he majored in molecular and genetic biology and had minored in the German language. While he was in University he had to work at a few different jobs just to help afford the expensiveness of his universities his costs. While in university he had a job where he worked at the universities hospital room at night ,because he…

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  • Eurocentric Vs Polygamy Essay

    is happening with FLD. They have a hierarchy which has been deeply imbedded into this group has the higher powers eating and living like kings while those at the follower level are dying of starvation and using “duct tape to hold (their) kids’ shoes together.” It’s sad to see this happening and I’m glad to see something being done because this isn’t just about polygamy, this is about a group of people used some made up religion to steal from those who are looking for their place in the world. I…

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  • The Influence Of Joseph Smith's Second Great Awakening

    Joseph Smith played a pivotal role in the Mormon faith as its founder. His upbringing greatly influenced his achievements during the 1830s and 1840s. The Second Great Awakening, a religious revival movement during the early 19th century in the United States, also influenced Smith, in turn, compelling him to believe he was needed for significant religious duties. Joseph Smith’s Church of Christ had many beliefs outside the norm and practiced many ideas that were not considered acceptable by…

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  • African American Equality Essay

    treatment of the Mormons, from the time of the formation of their religion to the 1890’s when their persecution was at its high. The Mormon religion was started by Joseph Smith Jr. in the 1820’s, when he first got his revelations from God, which were then turned into the Book of Mormon. The problems began for Smith though as soon as he started telling people about his new religion. He immediately was faced with a lot of judgement and skepticism from other people including his family. Soon the…

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  • The Better For My Foes By Elouise Bell Analysis

    The essay The Better For My Foes written by Elouise Bell. Bell emphasizes the importance of opposition. Relaying common mistakes Americans and Mormons participate in deeming all opposition as pure evil. Bell draws a light on personal and intellectual growth that can be erected from opposition, but demonstrates the consequences of asserting it. Agonism In The Academy by Deborah Tannen reveals the weak link in the educational system. Portraying the combat like atmosphere encouraged and exposing…

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  • Richard Bolef Essay

    Terje Bolef relationship was strain by both internal and external forces. Richard had concerns about how Terje was managing regarding his finances. Some of Richard’s concerns were fact based and others were due to outside forces of Nancy Sparks and The Mormon Church. Richard and Nancy Sparks reported Richard moved from his previous resident in Dutch Town due to Terje Bolef failure to pay Richard’s rent. Richard also communicated that his home had been broken into on different Occasion.…

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  • The Mormons

    in 1830, the Mormon Church (also known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830. Due to religious persecution, and after the murder of Joseph Smith in 1844, the newly appointed leader, Brigham Young, led the Mormons out west to a religious safe haven in Salt Lake City. In 1823, Joseph Smith claimed he was visited by an angel named “Moroni”, and this angel told him of an ancient record that contained God’s dealings. In 1827 Joseph got a hold this…

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