Junior Ganymede
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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
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Adam G.
June 3, 2013

Both philosophy and religion are dangerous, as this post shows; when you take either seriously, you quickly move beyond the socially correct.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

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