I’ve never agreed with those who have a problem with God assigning Nephi to be Laban’s executioner. God has the power to give life, and to take life. Why should we have a problem with the method by which God chooses to take a life? (One can easily infer a couple of good purposes or reasons for having Nephi be the one to shed Laban’s blood, but that’s another topic.)
Not that I was going to trust the New York Times, either, but you have to give credit where it’s due.
I’m going to find and rescue and—if there’s still any worth in me—marry the only woman in whom I can see both a body and a face, and with whom I need not resign one or the other of my own.
The love of many will wax cold. Indifference, insensitivity, and cruelty will extend beyond obvious manifestations, such as abortion, to other things as well. Previous societies in deep decay and deterioration were characterized by the words past feeling, without order, and without mercy.