Monday, March 9, 2009

Mormonism Monday

One of the most frequently asked questions in my in-box is about Mormonism. How do I feel about Big Love? (Never watch it.) How is that all Mormon women are so pretty? (Strict health code.) Do you really wear magic underwear? (Yes, though it has never granted me wishes--which is what I would expect magic underwear to do.)

This past weekend Chup and I watched an interesting video featuring Rachel Esplin, a 20-year old Mormon at Harvard get grilled about her religion by journalist Sally Quin. She handles each answer with intellect and coolness surprising for someone her age. After we were done watching the clip I told Chup that he should call his Idaho contacts and see if we could get a hold of Rachel's mother. I have to ask what she fed her daughter every morning for breakfast.


If you'd like to learn more about our background (and a little about magic underwear) I am posting the video here.

Day of Faith: Personal Quests for a Purpose - 3. Rachel Esplin from Harvard Hillel on Vimeo.

Happy Monday!

The Frog: I just opened up a forum about Mormonism. Ask, answer, or post thoughts about Mormonism that you might have. I promise to do my best to respond. Go here.

See you there.