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Telestial glory is “so great that we would be tempted to commit suicide to get there”?

Eldred G. Smith, considered the “Patriarch to the Church”, affirmed a belief that is still popular today among Mormons: “I cannot for a minute conceive the telestial being hell, either, because it is considered a heaven, a glory. The Prophet … Continue reading

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After Suicide: Mormon Hope

Last month I blogged about suicide in Utah (see Youth Suicide in Utah). In the May 12th edition of the Salt Lake Tribune, religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack wrote about religious questions raised by suicide. In “Searching for Solace: Suicide … Continue reading

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Youth Suicide in Utah

Yesterday’s Deseret News carried a very sad and sobering report: “Deadly taboo: Youth suicide an epidemic that many in Utah prefer to ignore.” The report relates the tragic stories of several Utah teens who have taken their own lives in … Continue reading

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