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Juxtapositions I: One Great Whole

August 20th, 2014 by G.

It is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fulness of times . . . that a whole and complete and perfect union, and welding together of dispensations, and keys, and powers, and glories should take place, and be revealed from the days of Adam even to the present time.

-thus Joseph Smith (hat tip to Elder Bednar, whose recent talk on social media is worth your time)

These two facts do exist, that there are two spirits, one being more intelligent than the other; there shall be another more intelligent than they; I am the Lord thy God, I am more intelligent than they all.

-thus the Lord your God

There are already entities with vastly greater than human intelligence working on the problem of augmenting their own intelligence. A great many, in fact. We call them corporations. And while we may have a variety of thoughts about them, not one has achieved transcendence.

-thus Ramez Naan, in The Singularity is Further than It Appears

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August 20th, 2014 11:21:47

Carpetbagger rioters

August 20th, 2014 by Vader

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August 20th, 2014 08:53:53

Why did the chicken cross the road?

August 18th, 2014 by Vader

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August 18th, 2014 09:55:05

The Fear of the Wicked

August 18th, 2014 by G.

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him

-Proverbs 10:24 (more…)

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August 18th, 2014 08:16:37

Happiness is Joy and Sorrow

August 18th, 2014 by G.

Happiness consists of joy and sorrow, while unhappiness consists of pleasure and misery.

-thus H.P.D. Vader

If there is such thing as a gospel aphorism, this would be it, or if Blake wrote Proverbs of Heaven, this would be in it.

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August 18th, 2014 07:59:18

Abuse of process

August 16th, 2014 by Vader

In Texas.

What really surprises me is that the indictment hasn’t already been quashed.

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August 16th, 2014 23:13:13

Discernment

August 15th, 2014 by G.

Bruce C. has a sound post up on discernment. It’s practical but inspiring. It touches on virtue ethics, the light of Christ, the divinity of the soul, the Holy Ghost, synchronicity as revelation, and the uses of adversity and repentance (i.e., trial and error).

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August 15th, 2014 04:49:49

Why Danusha is no longer a leftist.

August 14th, 2014 by Bookslinger

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August 14th, 2014 19:31:46

The Excuses of the Priests of Pharaoh

August 14th, 2014 by Zen

When Moses began laying heavy plagues on Egypt, the priests of Pharaoh were able to explain it away, at least at first. This is seen in the Book of Mormon where people begin to explain away the prophecies, as mere guesses. Similarly, we are told that when Christ comes, the sign of his coming will be explained away as merely a comet, planet, etc. This is often seen with respect to miracles and curses.

I never expected to see that excuse making in myself. (more…)

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August 14th, 2014 13:26:10

Wage Slavery is Freedom

August 14th, 2014 by Man SL

“It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”

-Chesterton

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August 14th, 2014 13:21:51

Fake it Till You Make It, Temple Edition

August 14th, 2014 by G.

Forked TongueIn the sacred origin myth, when Satan shows up, the deceit begins. (more…)

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August 14th, 2014 11:13:18

Hiker scares off mountain lion with opera singing

August 14th, 2014 by Vader

His Majesty: “Finally, a use for opera.”

I’m rather fond of it myself. I wonder if it is revealing that His Majesty’s artistic interests are confined almost entirely to the abstranct and nonrepresentational. It was precisely the other way with Adolph Hitler.

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August 14th, 2014 10:16:27

Bringing the stifling joylessness of political life

August 14th, 2014 by Vader

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August 14th, 2014 09:24:57

Obesity

August 13th, 2014 by Bookslinger

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August 13th, 2014 10:20:18

His Majesty is a notable patron of the arts

August 13th, 2014 by Vader

Although his tastes run towards highly abstract art. Symbolic art he tends to dismiss with a snort of disgust, rather as J.R.R. Tolkien was dismissive of literary allegory.

(And I can’t believe I just compared His Majesty to J.R.R. Tolkien. I feel like I need to go scrub my mouth out.)

This morning, over breakfast, he had this to say: “Rather rude of those German artists to preempt the Obama administration.”

It seems His Majesty is as contemptuous of symbolic politics as he is of symbolic art and allegorical literature. Which, come to think of it, sometimes seem like they’re all the same thing.

I don’t recall ever hearing him express an opinion on religious symbolism. He is not a believer, naturally, and I’m not sure I want to broach the topic.

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August 13th, 2014 09:19:37