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the Minor Prophet Sturgeon

September 30th, 2014 by G.

Eureka!  Another way that won't work!

Eureka! Another way that won’t work!

 

Sturgeon’s Law: Ninety Percent of Everything is Crap.

All too true, really. But why is that?  We should strongly suspect, in fact we should believe, that the 90% is necessary to the 10%. The road to heaven is paved with repented errors. (more…)

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September 30th, 2014 12:05:33

Progress and Perfection Reconciled

September 26th, 2014 by G.

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Peace like a river. (more…)

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September 26th, 2014 12:05:41

Dan Peterson’s Ongoing Book of Mormon Internet Colloquia 3

September 26th, 2014 by Bertie

What ho, what ho, what ho!  Another day for us scripture nibs to gather round and chew the fat, or palaver if you prefer, all under the presiding auspices of Dan Peterson as our genial presiding deity.  (more…)

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September 26th, 2014 09:54:59

The Press of Years, the Press of Apples

September 15th, 2014 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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September 15th, 2014 08:05:07

Another Essay that isn’t the Best Essay You’ll Read All Month

September 11th, 2014 by G.

This post is about discretion and legalism. It follows up on the post The Virtue with No Name, or the Best Mormon Essay You’ll Read This Month. (more…)

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September 11th, 2014 15:05:49

Sin Preached is Sin Multiplied: Juxtapositions V

September 10th, 2014 by G.

Now with added contraposition. (more…)

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September 10th, 2014 10:15:43

Dan Peterson’s Book of Mormon Conversations

September 09th, 2014 by Bertie

Oh, I say, dash it! Dan Peterson is hosting an open discussion of the Book of Mormon, one chapter a day. It’s open to anyone who wants to contribute, nibs and us jolly old regular chappies alike. (He explains the project here). To date, if that’s the expression I want, the contributions have been quite fruity. Good, if you know what I mean.

The first week’s discussions are listed below by yours truly. On the advice of Jeeves, I’ve included a taste of Dan Peterson’s thought for each chapter, by way of whetting the old appetite. Toodle-oo and bon appetit! (more…)

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September 09th, 2014 11:55:02

Demography: Juxtapositions IV

September 09th, 2014 by G.

In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince

-thus Proverbs 14:28 (more…)

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September 09th, 2014 08:30:35

The Music of Our Sphere

September 08th, 2014 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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September 08th, 2014 08:15:22

The Common Humanity of Conservatives and Liberals

September 04th, 2014 by Man SL

One of the keystones of Jonathan Haidt’s work is the fact that conservatives usually understand liberal arguments, but liberals don’t understand conservatives. From it he builds the theory that conservatives operate with all six of his moral foundations (harm, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, and purity), while liberals only strongly possess the first three. (more…)

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September 04th, 2014 10:51:27

Promised Land Chiasmus in 1 Nephi Chapter 2

September 03rd, 2014 by G.

There is a chiastic structure in 1 Nephi Ch. 2. After God commands Lehi to depart. (more…)

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September 03rd, 2014 11:30:55

The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, in Daily Life

August 27th, 2014 by G.

The temple presents the Garden of Eden experience as a basic archetype that underlies human life. The temple–prepare to be shocked–is right. (more…)

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August 27th, 2014 11:54:39

Damnation is Inevitable

August 27th, 2014 by G.

When you think about the conditions that make choice meaningful, the need for atonement and the inevitably of damnation both pop out. (more…)

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August 27th, 2014 09:45:38

The Tao of Elder Packer: Juxtapositions III

August 25th, 2014 by G.

Much of what I have come to know falls into the category of things which cannot be taught but can be learned. Knowledge which is of eternal value comes only through personal prayer and pondering.

-thus Boyd K. Packer (more…)

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August 25th, 2014 10:46:34

Miracles and Gardens are Messy

August 24th, 2014 by G.

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On Friday night we had a homemade dinner and a movie for our date, the way we do when we’re being cheap. It was delicious. On my plate were T-bone steak, four ears of corn, steamed green beans, and fresh tomato slices. For dessert we had a stack of Reliant and Frontenac grape clusters. I was raving to my wife by way of compliment when I realized that all of this food came from our land. The steak was from my father’s beefs. The corn, the green beans, and the tomatoes had just been picked from my garden. The grapes were from my vines. I don’t say this to brag, but only because bragging is too mild a word. It would be hard to exaggerate how pleased I was and am. I feel pretty frothy about it. (more…)

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August 24th, 2014 08:31:43