Is highly qualified. (more…)
Math. Truth. The Past. The Future. Science. Love.
We are all believers in invisible entities. Theists just happen to believe in one more invisible entity than everyone else.
On August 15, 1942, an American fighter pilot named Bill Warden bailed out of his crippled aircraft near the western end of Guadalcanal, which at the time was controlled by the Japanese. He was rescued by coast watcher Leif Schroeder, who took him to Father Emery de Klerk, a Dutch Catholic missionary. de Klerk took the considerable risk of giving Warden refuge and medical care. (more…)
The Progressives in their smirking self-righteous piety and grotesque self-imposed ignorance are henchmen of the devil. Some know it, most do not. They stand between a woman and her human nature, her happiness, her children, and they speak the selfsame lie. The source of your happiness is the barrier to happiness. Destroy the source of your happiness, toss happiness aside, and you will be happy.
It seemed de rigeur at the time, dash it. Positively as right as rain. No, when a spot of Boat Night conviviality landed Bertram before a Yankee magistrate, I, or rather he, if you know what I mean, naturally offered a false name, selecting “Justin Bieber” for the purpose, little thinking what the harvest would be. But dash it all, by adopting this innocent legal stratagem, as practiced by all and sundry from the writers of the Federalist papers to Attila the Hun (real name Aloysius), I seem to have landed a crooning urchin who was born with that same nom de guerre in a spot of trouble. Dash it, no one could be more sorry than I. No offense intended and all that. Rather.
Full quote, from an outsider who looks favorably upon the LDS church:
“Anything can be perverted by Leftism, as Roman Catholics are beginning to wake up to. RCs thought they had everything made clear and consistent in their Catechism and structure of authority, but it has now become very thoroughly corrupted nonethless.
Mormonism, by contrast, has many ‘liberal’ elements (in my opinion Mormonism has most of the genuinely good things about leftism – because of course there are good things about leftism, notwithstanding that it is overall the greatest evil in the history of the world) and yet Mormonism NOW is at its best and on average probably more ‘devout’ than it ever has been (at least since the days of Brigham Young’s theocracy).
But it certainly is under attack. Most of (not all!) the Mormon bloggers, for example, are liberal subversives who have learned absolutely *nothing* from what liberalism has done to the mainstream denominations (ie. shrunk, weakened, inverted and destroyed them).”
- because family is the primary metaphor for divine love.
To misunderstand the family leads modern Man to misunderstand God – to find Him incomprehensible.
Thus, Bruce Charlton.
This dovetails with his previous post about how without God you cannot love your neighbour.
From the blog of a JrG commenter:
“First Love God – because without God you cannot Love your neighbour.
Without Love of God, then love of neighbour becomes just ‘altruism’ – policies, laws, regulations; taxes; doles, welfare, subsidies, allowances, benefits… statecraft and suppression of those who oppose it.
Which is anti-Love.
We see this all around us. The experiment has been done – look at the results.
What ho, what ho, what ho!
As a sagacious and experienced man of the world, I am often called on to render my two bits on the events of the day. In recent years one’s interlocutors have been rather pressing on this matter of what is called, if I have the terms right, frolicsome marriage. One isn’t au courant on all the details, of course, but begging pardon for any blushes mantling maidenly cheeks, as Jeeves explained it to me the whole caboodle has to do with a matrimony where the conjugal relations suffer from a distinct lack of variety. Rather! It hardly seems likely, but he insists. Buttonhole the fellow if you want more information. (more…)
And how Joseph Smith resolved the need for un-understandable ambiguiity by throwing out the philosophical metaphysics at the core of classical Christianity. An analysis by Bruce Charlton.