Monthly Archives: April 2017

The End of the Jedi?

“I only know one truth: It’s time for the Jedi to end.” [1] The recently-released Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi trailer ended with Luke saying the quote shown above. With the movie yet to be released, we don’t know for sure what he means: Perhaps it’s a stance he takes at the start of […]

Damned Rascals and the Constitution: The Paradox of Mormon Attitudes Towards Government

The attitude of Mormons towards government is paradoxical. Mormonism has beliefs that encourage support for governments, yet also a history of conflict with the United States Government. In addition, there are some Mormon doctrines that deemphasize the need for government that are held in tension with pro-government beliefs. This tension was manifested in nineteenth century […]