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Rising to the challenge

July 27th, 2014 by Vader

[Regular readers know I try to derive sophomoric humor from taking on the character of a lumbering seven-foot-tall asthmatic-villain-American who dresses in black plastic armor and has medical issues. (more…)

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July 27th, 2014 18:45:10

In and Of the Holy Ghost

July 08th, 2014 by G.

Blessed are the gentiles, because of their belief in me, in and of the Holy Ghost.

3 Nephi 16:6


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July 08th, 2014 05:24:48

Geteilte Freude ist doppelte Freude

June 21st, 2014 by Vader

Geteilter Schmerz halber Schmerz.

Which is why we are under solemn covenant to mourn with those that mourn. Reading Dan’s blog this week has been awfully hard on the photoreceptors, which don’t respond well to saltwater immersion.

And please consider making a modest donation to nowilaymedowntosleep.org, which Dan has indicated provided its free services to his family. I visited the web site and it seems like a very worthy charity.

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June 21st, 2014 09:57:49

Tear jerker du jour

June 18th, 2014 by Vader

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June 18th, 2014 11:07:48

Who Loses His Life Shall Find It

April 29th, 2014 by G.

Just as we have parts that exist in space, we have parts that exist over time. We are the sum of our temporal parts, even though not every one of those parts is essential for our identity. Conversely, none of our temporal parts is the whole of who we are. As four dimensional wholes, we are never simply the person who exists at a single point in time.

All the temporal parts of a person (or object) carry the same ontological weight

Think of heaven as the place where the ontological equality of temporal parts becomes absolutely real.

-Stephen Webb

I’ve believed that for awhile. I thought I was the only one, so its comforting to see that this is path others have made.

But I’m not sure about his notion that we can continue to act at any point in time, rewriting the past, as it were. This past doesn’t look rewritten.

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April 29th, 2014 10:51:56

We See the Past with a God’s Eye View

April 03rd, 2014 by 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

Remembering Something with Perfect Fidelity

February 23rd, 2014 by G.

Bruce Charlton’s commenter Arakawa has derived his own version of the amphibious synthesis of time and eternity. (more…)

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February 23rd, 2014 21:11:12

Fit to Bust

February 03rd, 2014 by G.

Stake conferenceOn the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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February 03rd, 2014 09:24:42

Laughter in Heaven

January 24th, 2014 by G.

Monson laughing

Christian gentleman and friend of the blog Arakawa is mulling humor in heaven.

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January 24th, 2014 10:01:31

A Sacramental Christmas

December 22nd, 2013 by G.

Mr. Krueger at Christmas

There is only one Christmas. Each year it comes a little more into view. (more…)

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December 22nd, 2013 08:33:21

The Marriage of Eternity and Forever

July 12th, 2013 by G.

I’m going to swim out into deep waters in this post. Stand by with lifesavers. (more…)

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July 12th, 2013 17:54:56

The Sphinx at Gizeh

April 03rd, 2013 by G.

I saw the other day the Sphinx’s painted face.
She had painted her face in order to ogle Time.
And he has spared no other painted face in all the world but hers.
Delilah was younger than she, and Delilah is dust. Time hath loved nothing but this worthless painted face. (more…)

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April 03rd, 2013 06:42:02

At the End of Spring

April 02nd, 2013 by G.

The flower of the pear-tree gathers and turns to fruit;
The swallows’ eggs have hatched into young birds.
When the Seasons’ changes thus confront the mind
What comfort can the Doctrine of Tao give? (more…)

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April 02nd, 2013 12:40:01

You Can’t Go Back

January 31st, 2013 by G.

Places long unseen often loom larger in memory than they really are. That haystack on the old farm . . . that green lane . . . that high fence in the back yard and the tree we climbed to look over it – surely they were an important part of the universe. And the old house had yawning caves in the closets, and untold mysteries in that deep cellar and up in that beckoning yet forbidding attic. Why, that house couldn’t have been as small as now it seems.

I remember these things, and they were real, and and they are real now where I keep them in remembrance.

But we can’t go back.


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January 31st, 2013 13:31:10

There Was No Tree Stump–Comfort for the Questioning Mormon

May 07th, 2012 by G.

Read this article by apologist extraordinaire Dan Petersen. (more…)

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May 07th, 2012 10:50:04