Author Archives: Nate

Memento: Film Review

The 2000 movie, Memento is a brilliant alternative-reality thriller by director Christopher Nolan of The Matrix fame.  Like The Matrix, Memento explores themes which have a compelling metaphysical message: Life is not as it appears. The film begins with a … Continue reading

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Beyond Blood Atonement Part 2

In Part 1, I speculated that wars and other acts of bloodshed can sometimes be interpreted as a kind of atonement for sin.  All sins have both spiritual and physical consequences.  Although Jesus Christ’s atonement can pay for the spiritual … Continue reading

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Beyond Blood Atonement: Part 1

The LDS topic of Blood Atonement is a controversial one.  It is usually addressed only by anti-Mormons who use it to attack the church, and LDS apologists, trying to defend the church in the face of it’s embarrassing implications.  However, … Continue reading

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Part 2 of Satan’s Three Degrees of Glory: Upper, Middle and Lower Class

In the previous post, I discussed how people can sometimes rise through class structure by obeying universal laws governing the use of wealth.  Many of those who find themselves in the Upper Class, have been wise stewards of the resources … Continue reading

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Satan’s Three Degrees of Glory: Upper, Middle, and Lower Class

Part I This is two part posting which will examine the Upper, Middle, and Lower class divisions in our society as metaphors for the Three Degrees of Glory.  I call them “Satan’s Three Degrees of Glory,” but not because they … Continue reading

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Vampires and the Plan of Salvation

I love vampires.  But I’m not much interested in the popular campy appeal of vampires, the horror, the stylization.   What I love about vampires is how close they are to humans, how much we have in common with them. Dependency … Continue reading

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Restoring True Courage

A Review of Paradise Now The issue of Palestinian statehood is heating up again, with an upcoming vote scheduled in the UN.  The US is doing all it can diplomatically to persuade Palestine to postpone the vote.  As things currently … Continue reading

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