Junior Ganymede
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The worst part of this election season

March 23rd, 2016 by Vader

Is how many of my interactions online, even with old friends with whom I usually agree, have become testy.

It is very tempting to withdraw into my meditation chamber and not come out until December.

But that won’t pay the bills, so I remind myself that there is no salvation in politics.

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March 23rd, 2016 13:22:39

The Problem of Friendship in Mormonism

June 24th, 2015 by G.

Friendship is very important in Mormonism.  So is brotherhood and sisterhood.  We know these relationships have eternal significance:

And that same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there.

But unlike other relationships that have eternal significance, husbands and wives, parents and children, relationships to Christ, these relationships aren’t sealed, don’t have any rituals for them, and barely even exist formally.  Some of them have a kind of temporal institutional existence in the quorum and the Relief Society, but that’s as far as it goes.  (As above, so below: Western society also lacks any high recognition of friendship as a distinct kind of relationship.) (more…)

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June 24th, 2015 11:45:13

Social Alternatives to Sexual Partnerships

June 02nd, 2014 by Man SL

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June 02nd, 2014 07:49:25

What is a Friend?

April 28th, 2014 by G.

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Friend of the JG Arakawa wishes that friendship were more understood and valued. (more…)

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April 28th, 2014 06:08:30