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A vivid contrast with Sandra Fluke

March 23rd, 2014 by Vader

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March 23rd, 2014 12:50:37

Fit to Bust

February 03rd, 2014 by Adam G.

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

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February 03rd, 2014 09:24:42

Another slight difficulty with Obamacare

January 04th, 2014 by Vader

Adding a new baby is next to impossible.

I’d be a bit old to be having any more children, even if it was still physically possible for me. (The incident on Mustafa did an awful lot of damage.) But this has got to be yet another real downer for Adam and many others.

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January 04th, 2014 15:13:21

The Internet

November 23rd, 2013 by Vader

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November 23rd, 2013 17:02:37

A Little Princess

April 30th, 2013 by Vader

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April 30th, 2013 11:49:07

“All your children are belong to us”

April 07th, 2013 by Vader

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April 07th, 2013 15:06:08

Knot Yet

March 18th, 2013 by John Mansfield

Reading complaints a few weeks back that too many Latter-day Saints marry before completing courses of higher education, I felt concerned that a natural corollary of that is that people who don’t complete a college education shouldn’t marry at all. Perhaps the unfolding 21st Century for many will be less like the 20th Century abounding in middle-class families and more like earlier ages when bunk houses, barracks, brothels, servants’ quarters, convents, and monasteries absorbed many whose economic limitations put marriage and children out of reach, and those who want a different future will have to choose paths of their own bucking prevailing trends.

The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia has put out “Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage in America” There is such discussion of the Great Crossover (mean age at first marriage passing age at first child), and a running theme is that delayed marriage plays out differently for the two-thirds of the nation that doesn’t complete a college degree.

A summary can be found at Washington Post: link. Coming at the topic from another angle, perhaps you’ll enjoy “Settle Down” by Kimbra. Or perhaps you won’t, if your tastes in song and dance don’t run that way.

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March 18th, 2013 16:44:38

Cleanliness not Next to Oxliness

March 16th, 2013 by Man SL

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Proverbs 14:4

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March 16th, 2013 07:19:23

In Spring the Gardener Finds Out Death

March 13th, 2013 by Adam G.

From mysliveroflife.blogspot.com

From mysliveroflife.blogspot.com

In Spring the gardener finds out death.
He finds which limbs did not o’erwinter.
Some stems twig and bud and bloom,
Some stems splinter.

I lost a limb some seasons back,
Of my flesh, my firstborn daughter.
Time dried the break, but I still lack
The fruits–a moiety of laughter.

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March 13th, 2013 10:55:58

Using Christian Ghosts to Criticize Christianity

May 22nd, 2012 by Adam G.

This Ross Douthat piece is worth your while. He points out that most reflex liberalism (equality! fairness!) is really reflex Christianity, and it doesn’t make much sense to criticize Christianity’s sexual ethics, e.g., on the grounds that they conflict with some vaguely remembered echo of Christian doctrine on the dignity of man that’s been worked up into a generalized system.

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May 22nd, 2012 12:33:40

My respect for Planned Parenthood would be greater if….

May 19th, 2012 by Bookslinger

they had offered this man a free vasectomy years ago. (Maybe they did, the article doesn’t say.)

Before we put the entire blame on the man, know that he did have 11 female accomplices in this matter.

Alternate titles:

1. Modern day polygamy…. more or less.

2. When you reward something, such as illegitmacy, you get more of it. See Jane Galt.

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May 19th, 2012 17:46:36

Happy Birthday, Betsey Pearl

May 04th, 2012 by Adam G.

Today would be Betsey’s 11th birthday. This is what I wrote on her birthday seven years ago.
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May 04th, 2012 07:19:13

Become as Little Child

March 08th, 2012 by Adam G.

This is a review of a religion-sympathetic book about the ‘childishness’ of religious belief from an evolutionary and developmental perspective. I think you’ll find it as interesting as I did.

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March 08th, 2012 15:43:35

Performing the Baptism

February 20th, 2012 by Adam G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life– (more…)

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February 20th, 2012 10:33:21

Korihor and Terryl Givens vs. the Mormon Doctrine of Original Sin

February 17th, 2012 by Adam G.

Why is it Korihor who preached against original sin? (more…)

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February 17th, 2012 12:59:43