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The Authenticity of Children

March 31st, 2016 by G.

Children like to pretend.  It is a natural part of childhood.  It is natural because it is necessary. (more…)

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March 31st, 2016 07:07:46

The Necessity of Clans?

March 31st, 2016 by MC

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Our esteemed JG co-blogger John Mansfield has a theory that Mormons are retreating socially into their extended families, and worries that the Church is turning into something like a confederation of clans (have I got it right, JM?). He goes so far as to posit that the custom of cousin marriage might make inroads in a more insular Church.

I don’t really see the trend of extended families becoming more important than other Church associations, possibly because I live in a far-off land where most Mormons are transplants without extended family around. But I do observe a trend that might be related. (more…)

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March 31st, 2016 01:36:45

Stephen Fry is an impostor

March 30th, 2016 by Jeeves

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March 30th, 2016 09:31:23

What Manhood Is

March 29th, 2016 by G.

President  Hinckley asked “What will the Church do for you, a man?” His answer taught me something about what the Church does for men.  But it taught me more about what it means to be a man. (more…)

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March 29th, 2016 07:30:49

The Holiday that Mostly Hasn’t Happened Yet

March 28th, 2016 by G.

The bulk of Easter will happen in the future. (more…)

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March 28th, 2016 08:09:20

Another Take on Trump

March 27th, 2016 by Bookslinger

Scott Adams has the best explanation of Trump that I’ve read. Adams has been mostly accurate in his predictions too.

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/139541975641/the-trump-master-persuader-index-and-reading-list

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March 27th, 2016 16:30:02

My Own Son

March 27th, 2016 by G.

I envy twins. The kind of twins where they complete each other’s sentences and understand each other more than any of us can understand each other. I want that.

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March 27th, 2016 08:24:21

Delicacy can have a power of its own

March 26th, 2016 by Vader

… I remember an interview in London Magazine with Dylan Thomas, Welshness incarnate. This was at a time more verbally puritanical than ours, and the interviewer reported that he had asked Thomas his views on Welsh nationalism and that “his answer consisted of three words, two of which were ‘Welsh nationalism.'”

–Thus Robert Conquest, Reflections on a Ravaged Century

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March 26th, 2016 23:31:15

Your dose of G.K. Chesterton for the day

March 25th, 2016 by Vader

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March 25th, 2016 21:44:41

Possibly the best Easter sermon you will hear this year

March 25th, 2016 by Vader

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March 25th, 2016 16:13:02

God is the Father, the End.

March 25th, 2016 by G.

“[W]hat defines the [Mormon] religion is not orthodoxy or even orthopraxy but ortho-relationality, correct relationship with God. The idea is that one can have the correct–or at least distinctively Mormon– relationship with God independent of even a pretty basic consensus belief on what sort of Being He actually is.”

-thus pseudo-Bonald

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March 25th, 2016 15:57:21

Entropy and Pick-Up Artists

March 25th, 2016 by G.

The PUA community has a large body of conventional wisdom of how women really want to be treated. They say that it is based on experience. I do not discount the possibility that they are right. But even so they are making the classic modern error of thinking that whatever is gross, ugly, and broken down reveals the real truth. Entropy is not truth. Entropy is just entropy.

We live in a broken-down society. Courtship and community have dissolved. Socially speaking, we are in an anarchy. How women act and react in these circumstances is a truth, not the truth.

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March 25th, 2016 09:00:12

Good Friday

March 25th, 2016 by G.

I missing my home today, where on Good Friday the local Catholics trek to an old volcano cone that was sacred to the Pueblos and was repurposed into a Christian shrine with 3 crosses on top.

People aren’t the only things that die.

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March 25th, 2016 08:56:16

Do You Love Your Children because They are All the Same?

March 24th, 2016 by G.

Why is there a Brotherhood of Man?

1. Because we are all God’s children, and brothers and sisters in our divine potential?

2. Because there are no real differences between people – everybody is equal?

-thus Bruce Charlton

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March 24th, 2016 08:14:29

The First Feel of the Water

March 24th, 2016 by G.

Overheard from a missionary:

Our families are worth the world to us.
We are worth the world to God.

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March 24th, 2016 08:11:42