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Freedom to indulge in pornography

February 11th, 2018 by Vader

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February 11th, 2018 20:57:14

California Democrats act to reduce crime

December 30th, 2016 by Ask a Liberal Mormon

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December 30th, 2016 00:11:56

Creation as separation

August 10th, 2016 by Vader

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August 10th, 2016 09:21:02

A perfect description of where sexual libertinism actually leads

October 25th, 2015 by Screwtape

You spiritually inferior naifs.

You quoted a certain Mollie Hemingway that

The lack of any naked ladies in the pages of Playboy is a perfect description of where sexual libertinism actually leads.

Should you be so lucky. Should you be so lucky, pathetic fools!


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October 25th, 2015 12:55:16

Playboy is going PG-13

October 14th, 2015 by Vader

The lack of any naked ladies in the pages of Playboy is a perfect description of where sexual libertinism actually leads.

–Mollie Hemingway

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October 14th, 2015 15:24:28

Modesty Facts

February 12th, 2015 by Man SL

A good take.  Here’s a quote:

While Yiayia’s rules of modesty might seem arbitrary, change some from one culture to another, and even change some over time, what mattered was that the rules were clear.  This is essential because young women naturally compete with one another for sexual attention, and knowing the exact location of the line between good girl and slut is required in order for them to effectively compete.

In a sense this isn’t all that different than auto racing.  While NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1, etc. have different rules about what is permitted, what matters is that the rules are understood.  In order to compete effectively you have to go right up to the line but not over it.  But with modesty there are no longer any clear rules.  Each woman finds herself trying to go up to what appears to be the line based on what the other women around her are doing.  This has been going on for several decades, and not surprisingly it has resulted in a continuous drift of what is deemed acceptable.

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February 12th, 2015 13:37:59

Pray for those things we need

March 24th, 2014 by Zen


We are given a great deal of direction in how and what to pray for.

We are told, that “for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” (Matt 6:8) and even the very hairs of our heads are numbered (Luke 12:7)

The D&C reminds us, “Remember that without faith you can do nothing; therefore ask in faith. Trifle not with these things; do not ask for that which you ought not.” (D&C 8:10)

Nephi says “Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss”. (2nd Ne. 4:35)

Similarly, James writes, “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” (James 4:3)

Of particular note, let us draw attention to D&C 88:63-65

Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name it shall be given unto you, that is expedient for you;
And if ye ask anything that is not expedient for you, it shall turn unto your condemnation.”  (emphasis mine)

This is not a post about prayer. It is about the things we would be inclined to pray for. Even those things we would call needs.

God does not look at needs as we do. If we insist even on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, as a bare minimum, we could be quite wrong. What should we call needs? Human Companionship? Moroni spent 36 years without companionship, so if that is a need, then either God does not care much about needs, or He takes a very different view of it. It is not unconcern, or callousness, but a very different prioritization than we may have.  Other examples of people put into or left in, difficult situations, is not hard to find in either scriptures or Christian history. 

When we insist on what we think are needs, but are not, then we are in the same position as praying for things we do not truly need. And if we are not very careful, it will be to our own condemnation. 

This is an interesting topic because it is seamlessly intertwined with the philosophy of Sex-First.

I have certainly been single long enough (and a single father of teenage daughters) that I can testify that “it is not good for man to be alone”. (Gen 2:18Abr. 5:14) Sexual relations are an important part of a health married life, but at no point since the creation of Adam and Eve has sex been put as a high priority, not any more than eating has.

Following the hubbub of Elder Callister’s talk on sexual morality, there were several detractors. Among them, was the usually much better Natasha Helfer Parker.

Among many other things, she complains that it is not realistic or healthy to expect LGBTQ to be morally pure. It is too hard, and giving up too much. There are similar complaints about

This is the problem with modern philosophies that place sex first in both priority and identity. You are, of course, welcome to do that if you want, but as long as you do, the commandments will be an iron fetter to you. That fetter is the Wicked Traditions of our Fathers. (D&C 123:7-8)

We cannot keep the commandments when we insist and cling to, things we are sure must be needs. These may well turn to our condemnation.

What are our needs then? After the Savior had spent 40 days fasting, and legitimately needed to eat (a need if there ever was one), he was tempted by food. He replied simply and directly, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matt 4:4)


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March 24th, 2014 01:16:50

The story of Christ and the woman taken in adultery

March 17th, 2014 by Inigo Montoya

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March 17th, 2014 10:41:07

Rape Culture in the Ensign

February 21st, 2014 by Georgie Porgie

mushroom cloud

Apparently the Ensign committed a microaggressive act of triggering rape culture . It published an article about chastity. Happy marriages and eternal life, it seems, are more evil than you thought.

Trigger warning: acts of microaggression to follow. (more…)

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February 21st, 2014 11:32:39

The modern rich young man

December 11th, 2013 by Vader

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December 11th, 2013 09:21:18

“Your Health teacher is a liar.”

November 11th, 2013 by Bookslinger

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November 11th, 2013 02:07:15

Freedom from Freedom

September 30th, 2013 by Patrick Henry

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September 30th, 2013 13:01:27

Parenting advice

September 20th, 2013 by Vader

Occasionally His Majesty dredges up some parenting advice that is remarkably good, considering he’s an retired evil galactic overlord.  He shared the following bit of wisdom with me over his coffee and donuts this morning:     (more…)

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September 20th, 2013 10:14:45

Sex Without Beauty

August 06th, 2013 by G.

Moldy Bread

The combination of sexually aggressive dress with deliberate uglification (tattoos, hair dye, facial piercings, etc.) is telling. The goal is specifically sexual attractiveness without beauty — attraction stripped of its aesthetic, spiritual, human aspects and reduced to raw animal lust.

Thus Wm. Jas., in a discussion with Bruce Charlton (more…)

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August 06th, 2013 11:38:58

Marriage and Children are the Seed of Faith

June 06th, 2013 by G.

Fellas, before you bend the knee, make sure she’s the marrying kind. (more…)

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June 06th, 2013 10:17:44