Wisdom of Men

Is there a God and can he be known?

Sep 16, 2012
3 min read

Some are so sure that God exists while others are so sure that he doesn’t and then there is a vast spectrum of those in-between. Over thousands of years, where has all of the debating got us? If God does…

Plato, The Allegory of the…Living Room

Jul 10, 2012
5 min read

Below is an excerpt of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” with a few minor edits I’ve introduced. [Socrates] And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: – Behold! human beings living…

“They Are Among the Ancestors”: Origins of the Native American People

Apr 2, 2012
13 min read

A recent change in Book of Mormon introduction gives heavy support for the long suggested idea that when Lehi arrived at the promised land here in the Americas, that he was not alone. Who were these others and where did they come from?

The Founding Fathers were Overwhelmingly Religious Men

Mar 12, 2012
9 min read

Some claim that the United States was founded by secularists, others claim that all of the founders were Christians that founded a Christian nation. Well what does all this mean? Are both these claims just opposite extremes?

Moderation in all things: a useless phrase

Jan 23, 2012
5 min read

Chances are, you have been guilty of using this phrase; I know that I have in the past. Since the phrase has never felt quite right to me, I figured I’d better do a little research and see if I can find out what the deal is.

The Seal of Melchizedek?

Dec 26, 2011
59 min read

Alonzo L. Gaskill, an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU, brilliantly debunks the “Seal of Melchizedek” myth while sustaining the idea that, yes, we can create our own new meanings for symbols in our day.

Jacob’s usage of the word “adieu” in the Book of Mormon

Jun 19, 2011
7 min read

I have often heard critics of the Book of Mormon make a big stink over the word “adieu” in the Book of Mormon. Was a huge error found in the Book of Mormon or are a lot of people making a mountain out of, well, thin air.

Thoughts on the Origins of the Universe, God and our Existence

Jun 5, 2011
12 min read

I often find myself pondering the order and organization in the cosmos and in the microscopic world. Some see coincidence, some see a divine hand; here is just another person’s perspective.

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar!

May 23, 2011
0 min read

Some great vids illustrating the incredible amount of sugar intake we get from sodas! Bust out the sugar packets!

Servants of God…or “time”

Apr 18, 2011
1 min read

Some interesting words on the concept of time and how it affects us.

The Book of Mormon Condemns the New World Order

Apr 6, 2011
13 min read

Well, it’s not technically a horoscope, but if anyone is curious about the future of any greedy, secret groups seeking to destroy any kind of government that grants liberty to the people, then here is a look at some history that they will and are repeating.

*UPDATE: More Evidence That the “Lead Plates” Are Probably Fakes

Apr 4, 2011
2 min read

The plot seems to thicken more and more, it’s very exciting to watch it all unfold.

Video: The Fluoride Deception

Mar 21, 2011
6 min read

There’s always been a big debate around the”Fluoride” that is dumped into our water supplies. You are not supposed to ingest it; check the back of your toothpaste tube. Yet we dump it into our water supply, we drink it and bathe in it – why?

Natural Rights and Civil Rights as Taught by Thomas Paine

Feb 14, 2011
0 min read

I’ve been reading and enjoying Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man” and pulled a few great quotes on natural and civil rights – good stuff.

Holocaust

Nov 15, 2010
3 min read

To most living today the word ‘holocaust’ is not a very pleasant word. But like many words today that make up our vernacular, this word has very ancient origins that take us far beyond World War 2.

Mormon 8:12

Oct 25, 2010
2 min read

One particular verse in the Book of Mormon should be taken note of by those who believe its divine origins and those who do not.

Brigham Young on Truth

Oct 10, 2010
7 min read

The following quotes are from Brigham Young’s discourses originally but I got them from the Teachings of Brigham Young church manual. He makes some very profound statements on his attitudes concerning finding and accepting truth.

How are we “Saved”?

Oct 3, 2010
26 min read

What is salvation? What does it mean to be ‘saved’? I think if you asked a thousand people, then you would get probably a thousand different answers. Is it really that complicated, or is it really simple? Where do we go to find the answers?

It’ll Never Work!

Aug 20, 2010
17 min read

I found this list of quotes years ago that includes many statements by very prominent, very intelligent people speaking of items relating to scientific advancement that will never work or never happen. It’s quite humorous, but it says a lot I think about how much we have to learn in the future.