I am a practitioner of the oscult arts.
[I]n the sack of Athens the Goths had collected all the libraries, and were on the point of setting fire to this funeral pile of Grecian learning, had not one of their chiefs, of more refined policy than his brethren, dissuaded them from the design; by the profound observation, that as long as the Greeks were addicted to the study of books, they would never apply themselves to the exercise of arms. The sagacious counsellor (should the truth of the fact be admitted) reasoned like an ignorant barbarian. In the most polite and powerful nations, genius of every kind has displayed itself about the same period; and the age of science has generally been the age of military virtue and success.
His Majesty: “Don’t get cocky. This being Congress, there’s always something worse.“
Proving that even the most worthy of causes (coming down hard on child molestation) can still be taken too far by a sufficiently corrupt mind.
We were in a South American mission. I was the District Leader of a remote district, hours away from the mission office and any other district. (more…)
Christmastime approaches! You might profitably spend an evening home with your family staging a dramatic reading of my favorite Christmas story.
Today is a day of thanksgiving. Men are made for joy, the scriptures tell us. Joy and gratitude and the upwelling of praise are the same thing, experience tells us. Pity the unbeliever who has no Object for the feelings of his heart. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. (more…)
1. “decapitated his piglet” is not a euphemism.
3. “Brain injury” and “Adderall” are mentioned.
Rebukes might be too strong and too little a word. Say rather that Eliza R. Snow transcends feminism in this quote: (more…)
A groundbreaking study reveals that men respond differently to women in clothes than to women in bikinis. That sound you hear is the shattering of paradigms and the breaking of old certainties.
I am seeing a lot of people now who use italics or whatever to emphasize Anglo-Saxon emphatic word. W.t.F! The word is losing its power. Time was when it was its own emphasis. (more…)