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Three Truths and the American Way

April 11th, 2014 by Adam G.

There are three truths: fact truth, social truth, and primal truth.

Of these, fact truth is empirically real, primal truth is the most viscerally real, and social truth is that which is most firmly embedded in a man.

A man needs all three truths to be fully realize his humanity.

Myths are something that are both primally and socially true.

A society without myths is dying.

-Thus the Free Northerner

This is an important essay. Read the whole thing. At the end it spirals off a bit, but that doesn’t shake my recommendation.

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April 11th, 2014 15:03:13

Christ was Obsessed with Sex

April 11th, 2014 by Adam G.

He thought about it once every seven seconds. Scientific fact.

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April 11th, 2014 12:24:19

When Guns are Outlawed…. part 2

April 10th, 2014 by Bookslinger

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April 10th, 2014 12:20:28

Failure is not an Option

April 10th, 2014 by The Junior Ganymede

Failure is not an option. It comes bundled.

-Thus Vader.

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April 10th, 2014 10:41:49

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

April 10th, 2014 by Adam G.

Modesty is to women as chivalry is to men.

-Thus Calculated Bravery.

The idea is that chivalry is the disciplined and God-fearing use of male power, whereas modesty is the disciplined and God-fearing use of female power.

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April 10th, 2014 01:03:43

Mild-Mannered Bruce Nielson Pulls Down the Pillars on the Bloggernacle

April 09th, 2014 by Adam G.

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JGer Bruce N. is here to expose the fraud that is the Bloggernacle and chew gum, and he’s all out of gum. If you have a thirst for blood, consider it quenched: its hard to say whether his unrelenting use of calm reasonableness or his civil logic is more vicious. Keep your kids away from this brutal spectacle. (more…)

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April 09th, 2014 10:34:50

What We Could Learn from the Amish

April 08th, 2014 by Adam G.

The Amish are one of the few healthy communities in the modern world by the simplest and most profound metric.

At the same time, they aren’t able to excel in math, technology, art, or society. Their (very effective and admirable) solution is also self-limiting.

But the Mormon model isn’t ideal either. It allows more individual and family excellence and much more missionary work. But it isn’t as good at promoting real community (I know, because I grew up in an old-fashioned stake in one of the Mormon settlements on the Deseret periphery that was still run the old way, and I can see the very big distance between then and now. It’s not just my youthful nostalgia either. My father moved there as an adult from the urban wards where he grew up; he gets choked up remembering the experience). And it isn’t as effective at retaining the young or even at having young. Though still quite good, mind you.

What’s needed, I think, is for Mormons to capture a little bit of that old experimental flair. We need more Mormon intentional communities. All kinds of efforts. We need more failures, basically.

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April 08th, 2014 12:13:08

The Gay Soviet

April 07th, 2014 by Man SL

One writer hits on the right phrase for the recent effort to make Christianity crimethink. The Orwellian, PC irony is that most members of the Gay Soviet aren’t gay.

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April 07th, 2014 09:21:11

Aphorisms about Punishment and Repentance

April 07th, 2014 by Adam G.

A person or a society has not learned its lesson when it denies there is any lesson to learn.

Here

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April 07th, 2014 08:46:07

Ears to Hear

April 04th, 2014 by John Mansfield

Back in 1985, I was a missionary serving in Argentina. Not much news from the United States reached my ears. Destruction of the Challenger space shuttle. Deaths of Orson Welles and Yul Brynner. Among the things that didn’t penetrate the filter of distance and irrelevance were two bombing murders committed by a forger in Salt Lake City. (more…)

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April 04th, 2014 13:00:32

The Dictatorship of the Dissolute

April 04th, 2014 by Man SL

The Sexual Revolution is a real revolution: which is to say it has a totalitarian heart.

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April 04th, 2014 09:14:01

Its a Blessing that Your Reach Exceeds Your Grasp

April 04th, 2014 by Adam G.

Not alone does the arm of the flesh finally prove anemic, but it always reaches for the wrong things.

Thus Neal A. Maxwell

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April 04th, 2014 09:06:57

Dr. Wright Diagnoses

April 03rd, 2014 by Man SL

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April 03rd, 2014 14:55:11

NASA cutting off ties to Russia

April 03rd, 2014 by Zen

This will really show those Russians.

NASA is cutting off ties with Russia and is banning all communication, but insists this will not affect work on the International Space Station.

Considering we completely rely on Russia now, for space travel, this threat is somewhat lacking in intimidation.

Eh… I never thought much of the ISS as it is. But being in a position for it to be repossessed by Russia is humiliating.

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April 03rd, 2014 02:18:44

We See the Past with a God’s Eye View

April 03rd, 2014 by Adam G.

The past with the clarity and beauty of a Bruegel's landscape

The past with the clarity and beauty of a Bruegel landscape

Why is living in the past so popular a pastime?
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April 03rd, 2014 01:30:23