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Michael Reed Davison (Statesman)
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Husband, father, writer
Husband, father, writer

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Apostate or Not?
Since our founding, Mormons have had strong feelings about those who leave our faith. We are to love others throughout the world, of all faiths; yet, the Book of Mormon is full of stories of those who rejected the faith and descended into such evil that the...
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A conservative argument for universal healthcare
I am naturally conservative in many ways. I value in-group loyalty and moral purity. I respect hard work and independence. Therefore, I believe we need universal healthcare. Think about it. Entrepreneurs, job creators, are one of the great archetypes of con...
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What Amazon Prime benefits cannot be shared with your household?
As I write this, most Amazon Prime benefits can be shared with a spouse or significant other, as long as you feel comfortable sharing a credit card with them. However, several things cannot be shared: Access to the Prime Music library Amazon Music purchases...
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Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, Pro-Mother
I'd like to present a moderate, comprehensive approach to abortion, based on three overall principles, which I see as equally essential: Mothers have the right to choose when and if they have children. Unborn fetuses have a right to life, which is secondary...
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My D&D Profile (according to an online quiz)
I Am A: Lawful Good Human Wizard/Cleric (2nd/2nd Level) Ability Scores: Strength- 14 Dexterity- 14 Constitution- 12 Intelligence- 19 Wisdom- 14 Charisma- 14 Alignment: Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act....
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My Uneducated Thoughts on Transgender Issues
Mostly for myself, I'd like to use this blog post to outline what I do and don't know about transgender issues. First, it bothers me that part of the definition of gender identity disorder is that a person prefers stereotypical activities, friendships, and ...
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Why the Jedi and Sith need the Book of Mormon
Many Latter-day Saints have written about the unique impact the Book of Mormon has on our theology--how it clarifies and simplifies core Biblical principles like faith, repentance, and baptism, and how it resolves many of Christianity's sectarian feuds. I w...
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An LDS Psychology Student's Thoughts on Perfectionism
As a Latter-day Saint who has struggled with anxiety (I've been in therapy and tried medication for it, and I stressed myself out enough on my mission that I only served 10 1/2 months before my body started to give out), and as a Psychology student (I'm not...
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Joshua and his TARDIS
(Originally published on our private family blog .) Since he was old enough to say, "Please," Joshua's been asking to watch Doctor Who. Over the past two weeks, he's taken to acting out the show with vaguely police-box-shaped objects. We've laughed at him p...
Joshua and his TARDIS
Joshua and his TARDIS
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