Strong Vocabulary; Weak Communicator

It often annoys me to hear people use big words that I don’t know. I know, I know… not to self-deprecate or anything, and certainly not to sound arrogant; I just have issues with people who choose to or habitually use larger words than commonly known.

I have a fairly descent vocabulary, myself; a rather large one in fact. But most of the vocabulary I know is in terms of my ability to understand. I understand the words I read. I’m less inclined to understand the words I hear, though. Further, I write with a much higher vocabulary than I speak. I’m pretty sure that most people are like me in this regard. If you’ve read any of my articles online, you would know the depth of the vocabulary I use. And that is just what I use, not what I understand in written or spoken form.

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Why Christianity Validates Mormonism

Don’t Mormons consider themselves Christians? I mean, as a denomination to Christianity?  Perhaps not.  They do believe in Christ, though, and that Christ walked the Americas. Most Christians that I have spoken to don’t really consider Mormonism as a denomination of Christianity.  Much like the Christian mentality toward Islam, actually. Read my post on The Christian Relationship to Islam. Mormons give credit and credence to Christianity, but the opposite is not true as a general rule.

As I mentioned in the article I wrote (the above link), I have done some comparative religion studies and am very fascinated by their consistencies and their relationships.

I asked the question, “Is Mormonism a legitimate religion?”  Is it a legitimate offshoot of Christianity? Is it just as valid as any other denomination?  These questions, and those like it, have taken me down an interesting road when it comes to Mormonism.

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The Christian Relationship to Islam

Its my understanding that, for all intent and purpose, the Qu’ran is just another Book, another Word, and yet another “denominational” offshoot of Christianity.  Islam is as valid as, say, Judaism or Protestantism are; each have their place and association with Orthodox Catholicism.

Historically speaking, Islam came about several centuries after Christ and the birth of Catholicism.

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Criticisms of American Academia and the American Student

In response to Unequal Access to Quality Education, an article written by a fellow blogger.

You say that education costs money. I must disagree wholeheartedly. If I truly cared about my education, and just my education, I could pop into the public library day in and day out for the rest of my life. I can literally acquire an education equal to if not surpassing that of any doctorate level graduate – for free – simply by researching in books freely offered by the county, or the internet that is also offered freely at the library.

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Theology in Public Education

I have never seen a public school that taught theology, or that taught of any of the worlds religions. Are there any public schools in the USA out there that teach theology?

The most I have seen any school do was teach religion demographics in geography class, and other religion statistics. Or, in some social studies and/or history classes, they might teach the social and political impact of religion on a society. The how and why of migration, persecution, etcetera, is the subject of a history course. It is not the same as teaching the religion itself, it isn’t the subject of theology.

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