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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

Reductio Ad Absurdum

May 18th, 2015 by Vader

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May 18th, 2015 11:07:26

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

Musk Launched a De-Crumpled Rocket

May 15th, 2015 by Mike Fink

I would swear it as a cast-iron cert that nobody could out-loco, out-crazy, and out-loon Mike Fink.  But for the first and last time in my life, I’ve met my match.  There’s a bigger lunatic in town than me.    I will just plain have to slink off in shame as far down in the dust as a low-down son of an ornery snake.  Watch how it’s done, boys, ain’t nobody can slink off in shame like Mike Fink.

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May 15th, 2015 14:30:57

Flowers Quote of the Week

May 15th, 2015 by John Mansfield

“Flowers has consistently been the one dragging along his band mates. While they want time off after their typically lengthy world tours, he’s always keen to go higher, further, longer. So he fills the hiatuses with solo projects. This despite the fact that he’s the one with most family — Flowers has three young sons, and talks of ‘maybe one more. But it’s totally up to my wife. I would have ten kids,’ he beams, and that is a precept of his religious faith.” (link)

Tell it, Brother B.

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May 15th, 2015 14:26:45

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

Nero, His Hero

May 14th, 2015 by John Mansfield

Yesterday Washington Post ran a piece, “Conservatives say marriage has always been between a man and a woman. They’re wrong.” It was what you would expect, the standard boilerplate about husbands and wives dealing with one another differently in some ways than they did 700 years ago so why should they have to men and women, but I scanned through it for one reason: curiosity how far it I would go before finding the phrase “some Indian tribes.” (more…)

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May 14th, 2015 07:34:54

Wait, what?

May 13th, 2015 by Vader

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May 13th, 2015 12:00:24

Goethe’s advice on attracting women

May 13th, 2015 by Vader

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May 13th, 2015 11:08:24

The Past is a Childish Country

May 13th, 2015 by G.

The other day, when we were getting ready to put the kids to bed, our oldest pulled one of us aside and described a day he suddenly remembered from a few years ago, “when I was little.” It was nothing very unusual, just a funny way we were sitting next to each other and talking. But he recalled it with what was clearly a lot of fondness. Here was a seven-year-old waxing nostalgic about the good old days when he was four, and we thought how much more of this he has to look forward to, how many more years he has to pile up good memories before he leaves the nest for good. And all of us will have this to draw on for the rest of our lives.

-the Tracinskis

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May 13th, 2015 09:14:39