Junior Ganymede
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What is Worship, Alex?

July 25th, 2014 by G.

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Worship

: the act of showing respect and love for a god especially by praying with other people who believe in the same god : the act of worshipping God or a god

: excessive admiration for someone

-thus Webster’s. (more…)

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July 25th, 2014 10:21:08

The Corruption of the Best

July 25th, 2014 by G.

She and her late husband both thought that the main purpose of education was to produce citizens–which meant people hostile to authority.

-from Solzhenitsyn’s Red Wheel:August 1914 (more…)

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July 25th, 2014 09:49:59

Pioneers, Old School and Modern

July 24th, 2014 by G.

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July 24th, 2014 20:42:40

A rejoinder to “We attack, you defend.”

July 24th, 2014 by Bookslinger

I think this is a proper rejoinder to anyone who attacks you or accuses you of hating them, or tries to shame you for commenting, when you publicly disagree with something that they have publicly stated/written/published.

From Meg Stout: (Her comment of July 23, 2014, 5:25 am, if the link does not take you directly there.)

” … to openly attack and demean the organization from which one has parted makes the matter public record.

And when something is a matter of public record, it appears within my [F]irst [A]mendment rights to comment on the public record. As it is within your rights to comment on my comment. However it is not within your rights to force the owners of [a blog or forum] to give you bandwidth on their website. “

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July 24th, 2014 19:47:02

What a Good Member of the Church Looks Like

July 24th, 2014 by G.

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July 24th, 2014 11:36:44

Mainstream Christianity 1830 A.D. = mainstream Judaism 30 A.D.

July 24th, 2014 by Bookslinger

Both institutions had a glorious, truthful and divine beginning, but were at the degraded and corrupt end of a “dispensation” of the gospel (ie, Truth and Authority originally dispensed to men by God, but eventually corrupted by men) and at the cusp of a new. The leaders of both opposed the newer revelation/dispensation.

Matthew 23:2
… The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat…

The Lord then put Peter in Moses’s seat.

By 1830, those who claimed to be rightful occupiers of Peter’s seat, along with those who claimed to be custodians of Truth while denying the need for a seat, were much like the scribes and pharisees of 30 A.D. (This is not to deny that there were some righteous and sincere men among those who claimed to have Authority or Truth.)

In 1830, the Lord put Joseph Smith Jr. in that seat. He was followed by Brigham Young.

Thomas S. Monson sits there now.

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July 24th, 2014 09:55:32

Nightime is Dark

July 24th, 2014 by Man SL

A double blind study shows.

Also men wouldn’t work as hard, get as much education, and take desk jobs as much if it didn’t help in getting married.

And any sleeping around by a woman before marriage, any at all, increases the chance of divorce.

These studies were funded by the Foundation for Stuff You Figured Out on Your Own By the Time You Were Twelve and were conducted by the prestigious Institute for Cutting-Edge Bronze Age Social Tech.

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July 24th, 2014 09:04:57

Freedom to Call Your Religion not a Religion

July 23rd, 2014 by Man SL

Secular progressivism is a religion, one of whose tenets is that it is not a religion. So religious freedom requires that secular progressives not be required to renounce their religious faith that they don’t have a religious faith in order to secure the blessings of religious freedom for their religion.

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July 23rd, 2014 11:40:10

I am outpolling Hillary Clinton.

July 23rd, 2014 by Vader

His Majesty is not amused.

I have not yet made a decision on whether to run in 2016.

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July 23rd, 2014 11:11:48

The most fundamental question in politics

July 23rd, 2014 by Vader

Would you rather live in a 1000 square foot house where everyone else’s was 800, or a 1200 square foot house where everyone else’s was 1400?

–Daniel Hannan

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July 23rd, 2014 09:14:37

Bruce Webster on God and higher dimensions

July 22nd, 2014 by Bookslinger

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July 22nd, 2014 23:05:11

Living Authentically

July 21st, 2014 by John Mansfield

“Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.”—John 12:24-25

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July 21st, 2014 14:05:52

Where do we get such children?

July 17th, 2014 by Vader

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July 17th, 2014 11:07:41

Who’s Happy, Who’s Not

July 17th, 2014 by G.

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July 17th, 2014 08:03:25

Portents: August 1914

July 15th, 2014 by Vader

One afternoon a crowd in the Bois de Boulogne gawked at an eagle wheeling high in the sky, and debated its significance. Was this a bronze symbol of Napoleon, or the family bird of the Hohenzollerns? Instead of either it proved to be a vulture, escaped from a zoo.

–Max Hastings
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

Good historians know they are creating literature, not publishing scientific papers. The best historians do this with a sense of irony and mordant wit that must not be mistaken for comedy or satire.

 

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July 15th, 2014 08:49:36