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Doomericks 3

August 08th, 2017 by G.

Doomericks!  It’s the limerick-like craze that is sweeping the  nation!  Desultorily sweeping the nation.  Like a slatternly servant with an old broom.  Man, this place is filthy.

 

Ahem.

 

The justice of God is our doom.

Woven as fate on the loom.

We thought we could win

playing with sin

but its nothing but tick tick tick boom

And

When an EMP causes a surge

it will then be too late to splurge

on a Faraday cage

so just turn the page

and get used to life on the verge

As always, your own versifications, corrections, suggestions, and angry denunciations are welcome.

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More Doomericks

and

The Original Doomericks

 

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August 08th, 2017 07:04:27

Vanity versus Pride

August 08th, 2017 by G.

It is not only true that humility is a much wiser and stronger thing than pride.  It is also true that vanity is a much wiser and stronger thing than pride.  Vanity is social–it is almost a kind of comradeship; pride is solitary and uncivilized.

. . .

Self is the gorgon.  Vanity sees it in the mirror of other men and lives.  Pride studies it for itself and is turned to stone.

-thus G.K. Chesteron

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August 08th, 2017 06:59:13

Integrity of Heart

August 07th, 2017 by G.

And again, verily I say unto you, blessed is my servant Hyrum Smith; for I, the Lord, love him because of the integrity of his heart

D&C 124:15

Integrity means wholeness.  The man who says X in the morning and does X in the evening is whole.  His morning self is not divided from his self in the evening.  They are the same, coherent self.

Similarly, the man who says or does X on the outside and thinks and believes and is X on the inside is whole.

And a thing of awe.  The Lord loves him.

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August 07th, 2017 06:50:31

You make your choice and you take your consequences

August 05th, 2017 by Vader

From a very old friend who is now an infectious diseases specialist:

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August 05th, 2017 19:17:01

Remember the Plucky Band of Heroes

August 05th, 2017 by Zen

“One of the ways Satan wants us to manipulate others is by dwelling upon and even exaggerating the evil in the world.
Certainly our world has always been, and will continue to be, imperfect. Far too many innocent people suffer because of circumstances of nature as well as from man’s inhumanity. The corruption and wickedness in our day are unique and alarming. (more…)

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August 05th, 2017 14:08:37

Insignificance

August 04th, 2017 by G.

None of us have the luxury of insignificance.

-a friend.

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August 04th, 2017 07:02:13

Free of Merit

August 03rd, 2017 by G.

For with the removal of all question of merit or payment, the soul is suddenly released for incredible voyages.  If we ask a sane man how much he merits, his mind shrinks instinctively and instantaneously.  It is doubtful whether he merits six feet of earth.

But if you ask him what he can conquer–he can conquer the stars.

-thus G.K. Chesterton.

The  man was one long endless quote.  I seem to see some a sunny imperial upland somewhere, dotted with natives toiling away on his quote plantations.

OK, just one more.

This gay humility, this holding of ourselves so lightly and yet ready for an infinity of  unmerited triumphs, this secret is so simple.

 

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August 03rd, 2017 19:42:23

Harvardology

August 03rd, 2017 by Patrick Henry

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August 03rd, 2017 07:29:54

Balding, Grey at the Temples, 18.

August 02nd, 2017 by G.

Pretty astonishing article about Afghan migrants in Europe.

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August 02nd, 2017 06:05:17

Please, Sir, Can I Have Another . . .

August 02nd, 2017 by G.

Doomerick? (more…)

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August 02nd, 2017 05:21:54

Wonderful Oaths

August 02nd, 2017 by G.

Anyone can make promises.  But there is something magical about keeping them.

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August 02nd, 2017 05:17:04

The Mormon Master Metaphor (and reality) of family love discovered in Coleridge

August 01st, 2017 by Bruce Charlton

I am coming to understand the advent of Mormonism in terms of a completion of the divine promptings that were first detectable with the early Romantic movement among its greatest exponents such as ST Coleridge and JW von Goethe (who both died just as the CJCLDS was emerging).

Mormonism brought an astonishing metaphysical clarity to the embryonic striving to express the fundamental nature of existence in terms which were real, symbolic and comprehensible; by means of the ‘Master Metaphor’ of marriage and family love – of the dyadic nature of Man as a man and woman in an eternal and fertile divine marriage (and of originating from exactly such a union of Heavenly parents).

I feel that much more can, and should, be done to develop this core insight: here is my latest attempt – in which I do not mention Mormonism because I take its truth for granted.

http://notionclubpapers.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/coleridges-polarity-as-explicated-by.html

Someone, at some point, might write a scholarly study of Joseph Smith as a metaphysical philosopher; one of the greatest of all time – so remarkably successful in creating a coherent, practical and motivating basic understanding of ultimate reality that his profundity is apparently invisible!)

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August 01st, 2017 11:23:07

Collective Covenants

August 01st, 2017 by G.

“We are a covenant-making people,” said Brother Joseph Andersen at the Sunday morning session of the October 1976 General Conference.

He talked about the national covenant that Israel made with God, and then the individual covenants we make now. Quite a contrast! Are there no more collective covenants outside of marriage? It would be interesting to read the D&C looking for promises made to and expected from the Church as a whole. Does our country have an implied covenant of some kind? (more…)

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August 01st, 2017 07:05:29

Experiencing God’s Character

August 01st, 2017 by G.

At Sunday School, two questions:

What trials have brought you closer to God?

Betsey’s death.
My mission.

AND

What is God’s character as you know it through experience?

Tender, amused, brusque, patient, mighty, firm, wrathful, affectionate, delighting, transcendent, light-filled, dignified, stooping

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August 01st, 2017 06:42:04

#YOLCT

August 01st, 2017 by G.

#YOLCT

Battle cry of a generation.

Specifically, a generation of mild reincarnationists.

You Only Live a Couple of Times.

#YOLCT

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August 01st, 2017 05:29:29