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Love, Prayer, and Gratitude

April 17th, 2014 by Adam G.

I learned from our dear prophet what a storm-tossed people need—love, prayers, and appreciation for helping hands.

-thus Elder Rasband.

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April 17th, 2014 10:21:00

Dwarfs Standing in the Pits that Giants Dug

April 16th, 2014 by Adam G.

The logical and imaginative grammars of belief, which still informed the thinking of earlier generations of atheists and skeptics, are no longer there. In their place, there is now—where questions of the divine, the supernatural, or the religious are concerned—only a kind of habitual intellectual listlessness.

–from here.

Unbelief dwindles. Only it turns out the verb is transitive, not intransitive as we had supposed.

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April 16th, 2014 17:06:32

When Guns are Outlawed…. part 3

April 16th, 2014 by Bookslinger

they can still use knives for mass killings.

Note: all victims were unarmed.

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April 16th, 2014 09:44:04

Electing a New People

April 15th, 2014 by Adam G.

First as farce, then as fact.

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April 15th, 2014 15:16:54

Some of the Things that Weigh You Down are Actually Anchors

April 15th, 2014 by Adam G.

Very few people that leave the good old folkways can keep from getting all mixed up in the mind. We can make raids and excursions into the wild, but it has to be from well kept strongholds.

-thus Robert Frost

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April 15th, 2014 12:49:11

The Costs of Discipleship

April 15th, 2014 by Adam G.

Elder Holland is pitching it strong and true.

The road leading to the promised land “flowing with milk and honey” of necessity runs by way of Mount Sinai, flowing with “thou shalts” and “thou shalt nots.”

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April 15th, 2014 09:27:56

The Land of Mañana is the Land of Mañana.

April 14th, 2014 by Man SL

The US is going southwest, inevitably. That’s not a prediction, its simply looking at current births and realizing that every 20-year old 20 years from now is being born now.

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April 14th, 2014 12:58:34

Revealed Belief

April 14th, 2014 by Adam G.

Revealed belief” is as powerful a notion as revealed preference is.

Not everyone who says “Lord, Lord” shall enter the kingdom of heaven.

Warning: do not apply the ‘revealed belief’ tool to our national political and cultural leadership if you have a history of heart trouble or depression.

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April 14th, 2014 10:55:08

Awake in the Night Land

April 14th, 2014 by Adam G.

The Last Redoubt

John C. Wright’s book Awake in the Night Land is out.

I can’t really express how good it is. This is a book that I will be rereading and thinking about for the rest of my life. It is a book that made my eyes shine when my wife walked into the room. It is touched with holiness. (more…)

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April 14th, 2014 10:08:26

Two Atonements

April 11th, 2014 by Adam G.

There are two atonements.
Christ becomes one with us (salvation).
Then we become one with Christ (exaltation).

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April 11th, 2014 16:23:26

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