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Online Study Course (10 hrs): LDS American History

By Joseph Delli Gatti –

How would you like to take my 10-hour non-accredited, diploma-less online study course in LDS American History? Here it is.  I promise that at minimum, you’ll learn something new.

I’m often confronted about my political and religious beliefs and about my views on various aspects of the LDS (Mormon) church. At one online discussion forum, I found that I had written over 1,200 comments on my beliefs (totaling nearly as many pages when cut and pasted into a MS Word document). And people still weren’t done asking questions or challenging me – although a lot of their questions were sort of cyclical or rhetorical in nature.

As I’ve thought about similar experiences I’ve had since that time, I’m reminded not only that I could have probably written a few thick books instead, but also that a lot of people – even really well educated people – don’t consider context and perspective as well as they should, nor do they think beyond the immediate or near-term results of their political or religious positions. And I know that it’s impossible in many instances to have all the facts, but a lot of people don’t even try to come up with simple logical reasoning or a complete functioning paradigm – even just a simple one – for their viewpoint.

It’s in thought of those things that I’ve compiled these Web links to 8-10 hours of videos and reading that present an awesome view of our nation’s origins. Of course it doesn’t contain every variable and facet of our country or of the LDS faith, but I feel that it at least paints a simple complete picture of our nation’s origins and also provides some great insights to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and to the circumstances and environment in which the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints emerged.

These videos and resources have been helpful to me, and I hope they can be helpful to someone else too. I went to some effort to put these in the best order possible so that they build on the understanding of each other.  The early pilgrims came to North America largely for religious freedom and for economical opportunities.  This series of videos begins with the origins of these pilgrims, continues with the Mormon pioneers being persecuted for their religious practices, and concludes with resources about the importance of religious freedom to Americans and to people all over the world.

If you complete the study course, please also post a comment below letting us all know how it went.

 

Why Condoleezza Rice For VP is Just Fine For Evangelicals

By Joseph Delli Gatti –
July 17, 2012

If you do a google search for Condi Rice, you’ll find a lot of buzz surrounding the name that has become one of Mitt Romney’s most likely VP picks. Several recent online news reports claim that Condi Rice would lose Mitt Romney the evangelical vote. Condi Rice would likely increase the religious vote. Here’s why:

Barack Obama and Joe Biden both support homosexual marriage and a woman’s right to choose an abortion for any reason. Barack Obama has ultimately declared war on freedom of religion through his healthcare mandates.  When faced with the alternatives, Condi Rice is an absolute saint. Continue reading

Why Mitt Romney is The Best Presidential Candidate in The 2012 Election

Joseph Delli Gatti

July 12, 2012

Why is Mitt Romney the best presidential candidate in the 2012 election?  Some supporters of other candidates have called Mitt Romney “out of touch”, have claimed that he’s secretly trying to win the White House to hook up his cronies with tons of money while leaving the working class and poor out to dry.  Or worse – some have referred to him as a flip-flopper.

For people who say Mitt Romney is somehow out of touch, they have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. He can relate to the rich, the middle-class, and the poor – as where most of his critics can only relate to one of these demographs.

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Opinion: Where The 2012 Presidential Race is Headed

Joseph Delli Gatti
June 27, 2012

An SFGate article mentioned today that “Romney campaigned Wednesday in Northern Virginia. Obama met with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, was holding an in-town fundraiser and hosting an evening South Lawn picnic for lawmakers.”

So, while Mitt Romney is out raising funds and petitioning the American people in Virginia, Obama is strengthening his ties with big oil, the petrol-dollar, a foreign dictator, and an Arab nation. For verification, see http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/about_us/170.htm Continue reading