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Nephi as executioner.

May 31st, 2013 by Bookslinger

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.)

Or, as the Stoic philosopher Epictetus said in his Enchiridion section XI, to someone who lost some property to a thief, “But what is it to you, by whose hands the giver demanded it back?”

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May 31st, 2013 20:19:52

Reverse Stockholm syndrome

May 30th, 2013 by Vader

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May 30th, 2013 16:58:56

It takes a man to raise a man

May 30th, 2013 by Vader

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May 30th, 2013 15:21:54

Embrace Labels

May 30th, 2013 by G.

Yesterday I was wondering if I was a neo-reactionary. Today I discovery I’m a reform conservative. (more…)

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May 30th, 2013 15:18:42

News you can trust

May 30th, 2013 by Vader

Won’t include Politico, the Washington Post, and ABC News.

Not that I was going to trust the New York Times, either, but you have to give credit where it’s due.

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May 30th, 2013 15:16:42

Eberstadt–Weak Families mean Weak Faith

May 30th, 2013 by G.

God knew what he was doing, apparently.

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May 30th, 2013 13:27:04

Free Kate

May 29th, 2013 by G.

from a society that encourages and applauds her for preying on a 14-year old girl.

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May 29th, 2013 20:52:49

Why Immigration?

May 29th, 2013 by G.

Because screw people who didn’t go to Harvard, that’s why. (more…)

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May 29th, 2013 09:36:16

Who Makes up the Elite Consensus?

May 29th, 2013 by G.

Also known as the chattering class, the Cathedral, or the New Class. (more…)

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May 29th, 2013 09:01:30

Mates for the Whole Soul

May 29th, 2013 by G.

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.

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May 29th, 2013 01:12:14

Can’t Outlook Real Life

May 28th, 2013 by G.

So long as you do not die and rise again, you are a stranger to the dark earth.

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May 28th, 2013 21:10:15

Eppur si muove.

May 28th, 2013 by Georgie Porgie

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May 28th, 2013 17:26:03

A Prophetic Statement With Little Obvious Relevance to Our Times

May 28th, 2013 by Man SL

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.

Neil A. Maxwell.

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May 28th, 2013 09:00:55

Memorial Day

May 27th, 2013 by Pecos Bill

T’aint jest about pic-a-nics.    (more…)

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May 27th, 2013 10:16:31

A Day for Remembering

May 27th, 2013 by G.

Battle_of_Gettysburg

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May 27th, 2013 10:14:28