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It’s the Faith that Counts

June 18th, 2017 by G.

From Margaret Gay Judd Clawson’s account of crossing the plains, found in I Walked to Zion, by Susan Arrington Madsen:

One cow in our team was very intelligent; she was so bright that she used to hide in the willows to keep from being yoked up, but when father found her and yoked her, she was a good worker and a good milker. She got very lame at one time and could scarecely travel. My parents were very much worried, having already lost one cow. They were afraid they could not keep up with the company, and so Mother said she would make a poultice and put it on as soon as Bossy lay down for the night. Mother made a very large plaster that covered all the cow’s lame hip. Well, the next morning when Father went to get the cows up, he called out, “Why, Mother, you have poulticed the wrong hip.” Mother said, “Never mind; it’s all right, it has gone clean through;” and sure enough, Bossy limped very little that day and was soon as well as ever. I know there was a great deal of faith mixed up with that poultice.

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June 18th, 2017 18:05:11

The Cult of Authenticity: Multiple Personality Edition

June 17th, 2017 by Zen

Ponder this:

“Consider the musical ‘Grease’, where Sandy sheds her goody-goody persona to become a leather-clad, pelvis-thrusting bad girl. Surely all this smokiness and gyration is Sandy. But just as surely, this is a performance designed to gain the approval of her peers, not the ‘real’ Sandy.” (more…)

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June 17th, 2017 22:28:09

Ansel Adams moment

June 17th, 2017 by Vader

Friend of the Junior Ganymede, Kent Budge, seems to have had a wonderful vacation combining temple marriage with sedimentary geology.

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June 17th, 2017 20:03:28

Heaven is Glory

June 16th, 2017 by G.

The scriptures are aggressively old school. Who talks about glory any more? The scriptures do. The prophets from the beginning down through Joseph Smith used glory to describe the afterlife, in a way that makes it seem that glory is not just a description but somehow the essence of the thing. The scriptures mention glory more than they mention love.

They are “kingdoms of glory,” or “degrees of glory.” Judgment determines the glory that we can endure. Heaven simply is our current existence, plus glory. “That same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there, only it will be coupled with eternal glory.” Glory was God’s object in the council in heaven, and desire for it was the motive of Satan’s rebellion.

Indeed, we call God’s realm “the heavens,” or in other words, the sky, where clouds pile up, white on white, light on light, glory on glory.

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June 16th, 2017 07:15:41

Worth Sharing

June 16th, 2017 by G.

Here a couple of tidbits I ran across.

1. From I don’t remember where, a fellow saying that post-war America was a gigantic marshmallow experiment, where we ate out the inside the marshmallow, gobbled down the second marshmallow as a reward, and have now given our heirs a marshmallow shell for their inheritance.

What an optimist, that fellow.

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All masculinity is toxic, because if it’s not, then it’s good, and there can’t be anything good that isn’t equally female, and therefore not masculine by definition.

-from a conversation with Friend of the JG @Handle

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June 16th, 2017 06:55:21

Civil War Watch, Live Fire Edition

June 15th, 2017 by Patrick Henry

Our long national vacation from history came closer to ending yesterday morning on a baseball diamond.  An older white man with no history of mental illness asked if it were Republicans hitting the ball around out there.  Yes, he was told.  And he took out a long rifle and shot them.  They were Republican Congressmen and their aides and friends and a couple of cops pulling security.

It was early in the morning.  Cool and still.  The calm before the heat and clamor of the day.  if there were a few clouds, they may have turned rosy from the pre-dawn light.  And any Christians on the field may have looked up and briefly and idly remembered the Savior comparing morning red skies to the signs of the times.

When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring.

O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

Shooting down Republican officeholders is a sign of the times.  It is not the Ft. Sumter for a second outpouring of blood on this continent.  It is not even a precursor like his attack on Harpers’ Ferry.  But it is the Pottawatomie Massacre.

 

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June 15th, 2017 06:27:02

Do Something!

June 15th, 2017 by G.

Theirs is a combination of Marxist and Darwinist thinking: If you break enough eggs, eventually an omelette will arise.

-thus our own Lord Vader.

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June 15th, 2017 05:43:51

Trans humor from mainstream media, 1980’s

June 14th, 2017 by Bookslinger

Here’s a clip from ABC’s early 80’s weekly late-night comedy show called Fridays.  (ABC’s answer to NBC’s SNL.)

It starts with the comedy sketch, then has a performance by featured music group Devo.

The sketch writers were either prescient, or extreeeeemely insensitive.  No way would a major network air something like that now. 

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June 14th, 2017 10:48:58

Turn off the Radiator

June 14th, 2017 by Bertie

I’m hot under the collar.  I mean that literally.  The dear old collar is bedewed with the sweat of Bertram’s brow, earned not with honest toil but from this blooming heat.  How in the middle of hocking all their little sundries to the Chineman these Yanks can afford to pay such a whopping great heating bill is beyond me.  One wishes like billy-o for a dashed cooling breeze.

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June 14th, 2017 07:26:39

The Abundant Life of the Mind

June 14th, 2017 by G.

Most of our thinking is ’caused’, automatic, un-thinking – that is, it is ‘programmed’ by our environment and experiences – but the real-true-divine thinking is itself a cause and has no cause – it is a spontaneous origin coming from nothing prior (that is because it is divine, and that is what divine is).

But real-true-divine thinking is not just some different kind of process that happens to be uncaused – it is participating in reality, which means it is intrinsically true.

-thus Bruce Charlton

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June 14th, 2017 04:35:23

Modernity Is . . .

June 13th, 2017 by G.

Modernity is the experiment of Man living without religion.

-thus Bruce Charlton

And the results are in.

 

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June 13th, 2017 16:41:05

Not Pure Aryan Skull Shape

June 13th, 2017 by G.

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I saw one of those skull logos the other day, the one with really long teeth, like you find on the back of pickups and motorcyclists.  Spooky.  In my mind, I worked out what the creature would look like in the flesh, or even what the skull’s skeleton would look like up and moving around.  Ridiculous, in both cases.  It needed to be just the still image to have an effect.

Which apparently my subconscious took as some kind of warrant. (more…)

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June 13th, 2017 05:03:50

The terrorists have the Brits REALLY mad now!

June 12th, 2017 by Bookslinger

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June 12th, 2017 18:15:32

Trust and Science

June 12th, 2017 by G.

Thinking out loud here.

One of the great things about the internet is you can get to know foreigners. We’re all the same under the skin, etc., etc., but foreigners are also foreign. For instance, my experience out in the Great Digital Unknown has tended to validate the insight that Anglo-Americans are more empirical and pragmatic, and others, especially Eastern Europeans, are very abstract thinkers.

I think its because of trust.
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June 12th, 2017 10:49:32

The Baptism of the Son

June 12th, 2017 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life.

An old cowboy bears his testimony. he is being released from the bishopric. It is his 3rd bishopric. He cries when he speaks. He say’s he’ll miss the friendship. His successor is a dirt contractor who “grew up rough.”
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June 12th, 2017 04:43:05