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Medical Screening

November 21st, 2014 by Vader

You’re doing it wrong.

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November 21st, 2014 16:42:43

The War in Heaven and the Nameless Virtue

November 21st, 2014 by G.

corporate devil

You have a new boss (not the one portrayed above). Against all precedent, he doesn’t change all the old boss’s policies. He keeeps all the ones that working. You’re pretty impressed with your new boss. He is one of a kind. (more…)

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November 21st, 2014 12:23:08

The Anabasis: God, Democracy, and Free Speech

November 20th, 2014 by G.

I just finished listening to the Anabasis on a free librivox.org recording. It’s been over a decade since I read it last. It surprised me. It had a lot to say about democracy, free speech, and faith. (more…)

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November 20th, 2014 13:02:51

G. is not the only one

November 20th, 2014 by Vader

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November 20th, 2014 10:12:21

Darth Kitty

November 19th, 2014 by Vader

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November 19th, 2014 14:22:19

Most of Us Don’t Sacrifice Like Abraham. We are not Pioneers.

November 19th, 2014 by G.

modern pioneers

I’ve been writing a lot about the nameless virtue, which is the virtue of unironically recognizing and praising standards that you yourself fall short of. The nameless virtue is easy to recognize when we’re talking about conventional sins and shortcomings. The inmate telling kids to stay away from the gangster life, the alcoholic who wishes he’d never taken that first drink, those are all standard fare. Along the same lines, what first brought the nameless virtue to my attention were Mormons who missed out on the basic steps of Mormon life extolling those steps. Those kinds of exceptions that prove the rule make the nameless virtue pretty apparent. (more…)

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November 19th, 2014 13:25:00

The power to tax

November 19th, 2014 by Vader

Is the power to corrupt.

See, this is one reason why, if we must have an income tax, it should be a flat tax.

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November 19th, 2014 13:02:32

Elizabethan Superheros

November 18th, 2014 by Bertie

Quotha.  These are all the cat’s pajamas and dashed dope, what?  I expect I’ll have to give the old Pierrot a rest at the next costume ball and shake a leg as Sir Darth Bertie.

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November 18th, 2014 16:20:21

Liberating an automobile

November 18th, 2014 by Vader

In the name of the oppressed.

The irony is strong with this one.

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November 18th, 2014 11:47:31

“Large families, large houses, traditional role models, and single incomes”

November 18th, 2014 by MC

Those words would be as good an answer as I could give to the question originally addressed to Conan the Barbarian: “What is best in life?”

But they’re actually taken from this passage: (more…)

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November 18th, 2014 02:31:03

Book of Omni-vorous

November 17th, 2014 by G.

Two observations about the Book of Omni.  The first is that the meeting with the Mulekites is actually quite important for the Nephites, because the Mulekites confirm that Jerusalem fell.  Whether or not Jerusalem would fall was the major doctrinal conflict between Nephi and his brothers.  Lehi has a vision to confirm it, and so does Jacob, but for obvious reasons their vision that their prophecies were right doesn’t really validate their prophetic authority.  We don’t pay much attention to the Jerusalem prophecy because we already know Jerusalem fell.  But the Nephites aren’t us.  It meant something to them. (more…)

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November 17th, 2014 12:00:12

Belated but worth posting

November 14th, 2014 by Vader

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November 14th, 2014 18:35:19

It’s About Time

November 14th, 2014 by Ask a Liberal Mormon

The Church has finally canonized D&C 132 and OD 1.  Finally, they admit to polygamy!  And they say activism doesn’t work.

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November 14th, 2014 16:10:56

Participating in Your Own Life

November 14th, 2014 by G.

I wrote this post in my head, wide awake at 3 AM in an uncomfy bed.

Not the actual bed

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November 14th, 2014 13:19:25

At breakfast this morning

November 13th, 2014 by Vader

His Majesty dropped a totally random aphorism into the middle of the conversation.

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November 13th, 2014 23:51:36