Questions to Ask

Intro­duc­tion These ques­tions are designed to probe var­i­ous aspects of the LDS Church’s his­to­ry and truth-claims.1 The list was made for 1) inves­ti­ga­tors to ask the mis­sion­ar­ies, 2) active mem­bers to ask them­selves, or 3) those expe­ri­enc­ing a faith tran­si­tion to ask their par­ents or eccle­si­as­ti­cal lead­ers. The major­i­ty of links pro­vid­ed are to LDS…

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Testimony, Spiritual Experiences, and Truth: A Careful Examination

1 Intro­duc­tion 2 Do spir­i­tu­al impres­sions teach truth? 3 What’s behind a spir­i­tu­al expe­ri­ence? 4 Tes­ti­mo­ny, bias, and pro­pa­gan­da 5 Cir­cu­lar­i­ties: pulling our­selves up by our boot­straps? 6 Con­clu­sions 7 Addi­tion­al read­ing (note: This arti­cle is an updat­ed ver­sion of my orig­i­nal Ratio­nal Faiths arti­cle) 1 Intro­duc­tion 1.1 Know the truth of all things The…

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