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Darwin Prophesies the End of the World

February 29th, 2016 by G.

Descent of Man Evolution implies eschatology. (more…)

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February 29th, 2016 07:26:01

What is the purpose of Death?

February 01st, 2016 by Bruce Charlton

We already know that death is necessary for spiritual progression toward a higher and fuller state of divinity – but how does this work?

If the purpose of mortal life is incarnation (to get a body) then why? One answer may be that the body brings us irresistibly into contact with ‘the world’ – because the body is unavoidably part of the world. (more…)

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February 01st, 2016 06:30:53

The Lion and the Jackdaw

October 27th, 2015 by G.

The jackdaw built a nest of motley materials in the grove. It was ramshackle and never finished. On it he put all his treasures, which were of the most varied kind. (more…)

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October 27th, 2015 05:45:22

A Little Child Like Me

October 20th, 2014 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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October 20th, 2014 08:21:09

For the Last Time

January 29th, 2014 by G.

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), “Límites” (tr. Kenneth Krabbenhoft):

There is a line by Verlaine that I will not remember again.
There is a street nearby that is off limits to my feet.
There is a mirror that has seen me for the last time.
There is a door I have closed until the end of the world.
Among the books in my library (I’m looking at them now) are some I will never open.
This summer I will be fifty years old.
Death is using me up, relentlessly.
—from Inscriptions (Montevideo, 1923) by Julio Platero Haedo

Hay una línea de Verlaine que no volveré a recordar.
Hay una calle próxima que está vedada a mis pasos,
Hay un espejo que me ha visto por última vez,
Hay una puerta que he cerrado hasta el fin del mundo.
Entre los libros de mi biblioteca (estoy viéndolos)
Hay alguno que ya nunca abriré.
Este verano cumpliré cincuenta años;
La muerte me desgasta, incesante.

From here.

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January 29th, 2014 13:55:45

The Raft-builders

April 02nd, 2013 by G.

All we who write put me in mind of sailors hastily making rafts upon doomed ships. (more…)

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April 02nd, 2013 06:28:48

The Joyful Fact of Life After Death

March 29th, 2013 by G.

If you only read one JG link this week, let it be this one.

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March 29th, 2013 14:11:59

Women Are Dispensable

August 30th, 2012 by G.

Square Two has a response to Taylor Petrey’s attempt to imagine a Mormonism without the central Mormon doctrines of eternal marriage, descent, and ancestry. (more…)

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August 30th, 2012 13:40:46

“Why Would a Loving God Let Someone Be Gay?”

June 08th, 2012 by G.

Same-sex attraction can be very Mormon.

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June 08th, 2012 11:58:17

90 minutes of nothing but rally car crashes

April 29th, 2009 by GST

If this is the sort of thing that you enjoy, then you’ll enjoy this.

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April 29th, 2009 15:49:36