The Reverend Malthus taught a horrifying gospel. In a way, so did Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Political correctness is, to a large extent, an organized effort to keep truth from being applied to the problems of reality.
On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)
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This post is about discretion and legalism. It follows up on the post The Virtue with No Name, or the Best Mormon Essay You’ll Read This Month. (more…)
Choice and judgement: Two sides of the same coin. Love and sorrow; anger and sternness – likewise.
-thus Bruce Charlton, from his essay “Understanding the Final Judgment“
This is a very important essay on WWI. A shorter summary here. My sense is that the first point, that the Treaty of Versailles was not uniquely horrible and didn’t cause WWII, is fairly accepted by the better informed. The argument about the avant-garde is more novel. In fact, the avant-garde argument goes well beyond WWI, which is why Vader linked to it recently.
No, not this essay, goose. Another essay. Which will be revealed to you later.
Oh, I say, dash it! Dan Peterson is hosting an open discussion of the Book of Mormon, one chapter a day. It’s open to anyone who wants to contribute, nibs and us jolly old regular chappies alike. (He explains the project here). To date, if that’s the expression I want, the contributions have been quite fruity. Good, if you know what I mean.
The first week’s discussions are listed below by yours truly. On the advice of Jeeves, I’ve included a taste of Dan Peterson’s thought for each chapter, by way of whetting the old appetite. Toodle-oo and bon appetit! (more…)
In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince