Deed Before Creed vs. Deed Because of Creed: Lessons Learned From the Latter-Day Saints; Christine Floss, PhD

The Latter-Day Saints, or Mormons, have been featured quite prominently in the media over the last couple of years, due to the candidacy of Mitt Romney for President and the Book of Mormon musical. Having spent a number of years in the Latter-Day Saint faith, I will review what I learned from this experience and what I believe that we, as ethical humanists, can learn from the Mormons and people of faith.

Christine Floss is a research professor in the Physics Department at Washington University. Raised as an atheist, her search for community led to the exploration of a variety of religious and spiritual faiths, including a 10-year stint with the Latter-Day Saints. She eventually found her spiritual home at the Ethical Society and has been a member for the last five years.

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