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Parents Refuse to Common Core their Kids

May 26th, 2015 by G.

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May 26th, 2015 08:46:26

In the Mouth of Two Witnesses

May 26th, 2015 by G.

My wife says, apropos of nothing:  you know, people need a testimony of their marriage.

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May 26th, 2015 07:05:37

Memorial Day

May 24th, 2015 by Vader

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May 24th, 2015 10:12:26

Unclear on how Facebook books

May 23rd, 2015 by Vader

Dear Palpatine:

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May 23rd, 2015 21:20:11

The difference between lawyers and law professors

May 21st, 2015 by Vader

Some law professors’ views on how a court is likely to rule on an issue are untainted by exposure to actual courts.

–Thus Ken White

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May 21st, 2015 11:33:54

The Boy Scouts Ban Squirt Guns. What Should We Do About It?

May 20th, 2015 by Vader

The Boy Scouts of America are slowly succumbing to modernity.


According to recent BSA policy, the above picture is unkind and unsafe, unless the boy is wearing safety glasses and only pointing the super soaker at an approved target on an approved range.  Grinning while doing it has not yet been explicitly banned.

 

The BSA policy is being understandably mocked in the press. (more…)

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May 20th, 2015 08:44:13

Service and the Atonement

May 18th, 2015 by G.

Did he also experience all the small acts of kindness, and service, where people went out of their way to “lift up the hands that hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees”? Did he experience the joy that the lonely feel when one reaches out to them to let them know they matter and are cared about? Did he feel the hope restored when we visit someone who is sick or in prison and cheered their hearts? Did he feel the relief of the overwhelmed when someone paused to share their burden with them? Did he feel the relief we feel when someone forgives us of our screwups and mistakes, or when someone shows us undeserved mercy?

-thus Jon Goff.  Read the whole thing.

It reminded me of the Royal Largesse theory of the atonement.  It gives a Christmas flavor to Easter doctrines.

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May 18th, 2015 12:46:22

What are Our Children Worth to Us?

May 18th, 2015 by G.

Saturday I came home mid-morning from helping a neighbor with his irrigation turn. My son met me at the door. Can anyone be as solemn as a kid with an announcement? Solemnly, he informed me he couldn’t plant corn that day. (more…)

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May 18th, 2015 09:33:15

Don’t

May 18th, 2015 by G.

Don’t let them get you to trade your heroes for ghosts. Don’t give up trees for hot ashes. Don’t exchange your walk on part in a war for the lead role in a cage.

-thus Nathaniel Givens

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May 18th, 2015 08:23:37

Angina Monologue 15

May 17th, 2015 by Vader

Sometimes I wonder if there is really any hope for His Majesty.

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May 17th, 2015 13:59:08

The Pitiless Gaze of Oneself

May 16th, 2015 by Man SL

A man will always be judged, full stop. A person will always be judged, full stop. You will always be judged for everything you do for every second you are doing it.

thus Donovan Greene

The judges are God, everyone else, and yourself.

Thing is, you want it.  You want to be judged and found worthy.

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May 16th, 2015 16:28:40

Jury to Tsarnaev: Death

May 15th, 2015 by Pecos Bill

It brings a tear to my eye.   I reckon I’m jist a sentimental fool that thinks Jestice, she shore is a cutie-pie.

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May 15th, 2015 14:42:19

Bibiles, Bibles. We got Bibles.

May 15th, 2015 by Bookslinger

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May 15th, 2015 14:05:55

Saturday’s Warrior being made into a movie?

May 14th, 2015 by Vader

Apparently so.

His Majesty: “I should think that ‘cult classic’ is not a way one would ever want to describe a Mormon production.”

I have mixed feelings about Saturday’s Warrior. It played a significant role in my awakening to spiritual things. On the other hand, it’s hard for me to even think about it now without wincing.

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May 14th, 2015 10:18:16

Goethe’s advice on attracting women

May 13th, 2015 by Vader

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May 13th, 2015 11:08:24