Filed under: Birkenhead Drill,Deseret Review | Tags: Eliza R. Snow, families are forever, Heavenly Parents, LDS, Mary, Mormon, Mormonism, Mother Earth, Mother Nature, the sexes
Some past posts that have already said pretty much everything I would say.
It is one of the great American paradoxes — perhaps not just American, but I see it most here — that we so honor the warrior while so hating war. Right both ways.
And please read the link before concluding I’ve gone completely off the rails with my language. I’m being quite literal here.
Men need achievement. They need to earn respect. But when men get together to start striving and doing, they often get absurd. Everyone who’s spent time there knows the workplace is just a bit ridiculous. Even workplaces with bona-fide valuable missions: when I was in the military I estimated it was about 3/4ths farce, except not played for laughs.
I wonder if men need women to bring them back to earth sometimes. When you’re a kid, you play dress up at home. When you’re grown, you come home so you can stop playing dress up.