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A Daniel*!

March 15th, 2015 by Bookslinger

(A phrase used in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice to exclaim the wisdom evidenced by a character acting as a judge. I believe it can be used to describe any person exhibiting much wisdom aside from strictly judicial wisdom.)

If you haven’t done so, please hie thee over to the Millennial Star blog and read this series of posts by Meg  Stout:

The series begins here: http://www.millennialstar.org/a-faithful-joseph/

A summary of the above here: http://www.millennialstar.org/faithful-joseph-digest/

and here: http://www.millennialstar.org/why-i-am-not-persuaded-joseph-smith-had-sex-with-plural-wives/

And this comment on a different subject: http://www.millennialstar.org/commandments-not-a-few-and-revelations-in-their-time/comment-page-1/#comment-148576

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March 15th, 2015 10:15:08

Giving a Reason for the Hope that is in You

March 13th, 2015 by Bartleby

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March 13th, 2015 07:49:12

Kevin Williamson Acquitted of Brutal Manslaughter Charges

February 26th, 2015 by Man SL

Jury foreman: They had it comin’.

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February 26th, 2015 14:05:48

“Time is the fire in which we burn.”

February 10th, 2015 by Bookslinger

Quote from the movie Star Trek: Generations, spoken by the Tolian Soran character, played by Malcolm McDowell.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2945827/Heartwarming-story-father-daughter-posed-photo-spot-35-YEARS.html

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February 10th, 2015 09:27:38

The Most Persuasive Article on Mormonism Ever

February 10th, 2015 by Bertie

One read was enough for me, dash it.  One doesn’t have to strain the old bean with multiple perusals.  The thing lays itself out as plain as a pikestaff.  Or as  punch, if you prefer.  As plain as p.

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February 10th, 2015 08:08:49

Investigators on Scout Sunday

February 09th, 2015 by G.

You have a new bishopric. This is their first Sunday. They are fumbling a little. The counselor releases your ward mission leader, Brother X, and then asks for a vote of thanks to him or her. He adlibs that the bishopric is here to serve the ward, if only through comic relief.

The theme for the talks is Boy Scouting.  You are worried; a nice investigator family with the cute little daughters of the world is attending for the first time.  The talks won’t have much to offer them, you think.  The first speaker is the Scoutmaster.  He has a bunch of girls, no boys.  “My job,” he says, “is to raise the kind of men I’d want my daughters to marry.”  Bingo.

A guy who moved in to your ward a year ago tells how a dream his little sister had, telling her to go to primary, brought him back into the church as a teenager (no one else in the family wanted to take her, so he got the detail).

In Elders’ Quorum your baby daughter belches like a hog after you give her a bottle. You spend the afternoon making lemon icecream and French fries for your oldest daughter’s birthday dinner.

That is your Mormon Sunday.

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February 09th, 2015 09:12:12

“Religious Studies Does It Again”

January 07th, 2015 by Pecos Bill

Huh. I recollected that the Council of Nicea is where Leonardo da Vinci got hitched with Mary Magdalene and they all figured to hide the Ark of the Covenant in them black hills in South Dakota? Or mayhaps this was where they co-de-fyed the rules for runnin’ an automobile car race?

History ain’t my for-tay, I knows that.  I’d ruther be launchin’ thangs into orbit.

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January 07th, 2015 12:39:19

Low-turnout Democratic voters

January 07th, 2015 by Vader

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January 07th, 2015 09:13:21

Spotted on Facebook

December 24th, 2014 by Quis Custodiet

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December 24th, 2014 13:28:10

James Burnham: Suicide of the West. 50th anniversary edition.

December 21st, 2014 by Bookslinger

Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution wrote an essay about the 50th anniversary edition of James Burnham‘s 1964 book, Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism. Berkowitz joins Steve Moore of the Heritage Foundation to talk about it on The John Batchelor Show.

John Batchelor Show podcast archive.

Direct link to mp3. This segment starts at 19:45.

Berkowitz’s article.

Burnham’s book at Amazon.

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December 21st, 2014 08:08:24

“Time is the fire in which we burn.”

December 11th, 2014 by Bookslinger

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December 11th, 2014 07:56:41

Darth Kitty

November 19th, 2014 by Vader

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November 19th, 2014 14:22:19

Liberating an automobile

November 18th, 2014 by Vader

In the name of the oppressed.

The irony is strong with this one.

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November 18th, 2014 11:47:31

At breakfast this morning

November 13th, 2014 by Vader

His Majesty dropped a totally random aphorism into the middle of the conversation.

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November 13th, 2014 23:51:36

Perspective

October 29th, 2014 by Vader

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October 29th, 2014 12:04:06