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The Cuban Missile Crisis

October 20th, 2014 by Vader

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October 20th, 2014 14:37:24

I really shouldn’t laugh

October 07th, 2014 by Vader

Because I suspect there’s a lot of bitterness behind this.

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October 07th, 2014 12:06:29

The Excuses of the Priests of Pharaoh

August 14th, 2014 by Zen

When Moses began laying heavy plagues on Egypt, the priests of Pharaoh were able to explain it away, at least at first. This is seen in the Book of Mormon where people begin to explain away the prophecies, as mere guesses. Similarly, we are told that when Christ comes, the sign of his coming will be explained away as merely a comet, planet, etc. This is often seen with respect to miracles and curses.

I never expected to see that excuse making in myself. (more…)

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August 14th, 2014 13:26:10

Where do we get such children?

July 17th, 2014 by Vader

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July 17th, 2014 11:07:41

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

A belated Memorial Day post

May 29th, 2014 by Vader

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May 29th, 2014 07:49:04

Suicide as sin

May 06th, 2014 by Vader

It has become fashionable to excuse practically every suicide as either the result of profound mental illness, for which the suicide is not morally accountable, or as a response to intractable psychic or physical pain, for which it is justified.

It is worth remembering that it was once widely recognized as a grievous sin.

I predict that Emily Esfahani Smith will succeed in finally uniting liberals, libertarians, and many self-identifying conservatives … against herself.

Notwithstanding that she is making a rather important point.

Some suicides are the result of profound mental illness. But, as society lessens the stigma against suicide, it is inevitable that there will be more and more suicides that are not the result of profound mental illness. More despondent people will turn to the gun or the rope instead to to the grace of God.

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May 06th, 2014 16:31:27

Every cloud has a silver lining, they say

April 02nd, 2014 by Vader

Evidently that includes Daylight Savings Time.

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April 02nd, 2014 13:42:35

Birkenhead Drill, Anonymous Tramp Edition

February 24th, 2014 by Vader

As observed by science fiction writer Robert Heinlein:    (more…)

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February 24th, 2014 09:59:40

Remembering James E. Talmage

February 13th, 2014 by Vader

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February 13th, 2014 12:22:08

Another reason I oppose Obamacare

February 12th, 2014 by Vader

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February 12th, 2014 10:16:19

Nature Red in Tooth and Claw

February 11th, 2014 by Bookslinger

The Man-eaters of Tsavo revisited.

Or… “Lions and tigers. Oh my!”

Or… “After watching Jurassic Park, I’ll never use a Port-o-let again.”

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February 11th, 2014 13:35:10

“A deeply sick society”

February 10th, 2014 by Vader

Victor Davis Hanson is appalled.

Well, who can blame him?

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February 10th, 2014 13:57:28

After Prayers, Lie Cold

February 07th, 2014 by G.

Arise my body, my small body, we have striven
Enough, and He is merciful; we are forgiven.
Arise small body, puppet-like and pale, and go,
White as the bed-clothes into bed, and cold as snow,
Undress with small, cold fingers and put out the light,
And be alone, hush’d mortal, in the sacred night,
-A meadow whipt flat with the rain, a cup
Emptied and clean, a garment washed and folded up,
Faded in colour, thinned almost to raggedness
By dirt and by the washing of that dirtiness.
Be not too quickly warm again. Lie cold; consent
To weariness’ and pardon’s watery element.
Drink up the bitter water, breathe the chilly death;
Soon enough comes the riot of our blood and breath.

Thus C.S. Lewis.

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February 07th, 2014 12:01:43

There’s a culture of life

October 02nd, 2013 by Vader

And then there’s the culture of Belgium.         (more…)

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October 02nd, 2013 08:30:01