Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

Sublimity is among us

August 31st, 2015 by Vader

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well — he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.

Thus Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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August 31st, 2015 17:49:08

What is Freedom

August 31st, 2015 by Patrick Henry

Spontaneous order is freedom.

-thus “neocolonial”

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August 31st, 2015 16:09:21

The real difference between George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton

August 27th, 2015 by Vader

George H. W. Bush did not need to be president, and Bill Clinton needed it worse than any normal human being can imagine.
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August 27th, 2015 10:50:13

Wisdom from Mark Twain

August 27th, 2015 by Vader

To be good is noble; to teach others to be good is nobler, & less trouble.

–From Twain’s personal inscription on Churchill’s copy of Twain’s collected works

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August 27th, 2015 10:48:39

Godlike Qualities, Clamoring for Expression

August 17th, 2015 by G.

[T]he godlike qualities in each of us clamoring for expression can become glorious living realities.

-thus Ezra Taft Benson (more…)

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August 17th, 2015 12:46:18

Whosoever Would Seek His Life Must Lose It

August 12th, 2015 by G.

When humans started to believe that biology explained Man, they found themselves demotivated so profoundly that they have almost stopped reproducing – and have stopped even wanting to have children.

So biology thwarted biology.

 

-thus Bruce Charlton

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August 12th, 2015 10:00:37

Authority is Brotherhood

July 31st, 2015 by G.

Formal power can coexist with practical equality.   Formal equality creates power struggles and cliques.

The one model is two boys fighting.  One wins, they now know who is stronger, and they are friends after that.  The other model is high school.   The mean girls are mean because there is nothing else to separate them from the kids they sneer at.

Formal power means power that is stable and secure.  It is hierarchy.

 

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July 31st, 2015 16:31:42

The Political Axis, a Fresh Take

July 31st, 2015 by G.

The dividing line between left and right is not the ideology you hold but the sources you seek status from.

-Anon.

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July 31st, 2015 15:30:49

Justice You Can’t Deny

July 10th, 2015 by Man SL

God is not destroying us – we are being allowed to destroy ourselves.

 

-thus Bruce Charlton

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July 10th, 2015 12:00:15

Christ in Triumph

June 19th, 2015 by G.

On wounded feet, He stands triumphant over death.   With pierced palms and scarred wrists, He holds out unending grace.

-thus Jeffrey R. Holland

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June 19th, 2015 07:15:45

Only a Man can Become a Man

June 14th, 2015 by G.

Manhood ultimately has a metaphysical explanation.

I regard manhood as dating back eternally; a matter of fundamental existence – and the same applies to womanhood.

In other words, sexual difference is a primal reality.

-thus Bruce Charlton. I sometimes think that one of the core characteristics of manhood is wanting to become a man. Are little girls quite as avid as little boys to find role models? Well, probably. In any case, manhood, and womanhood, like being a child of God, is one of those inborn, natural things that you nonetheless have to work at.

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June 14th, 2015 13:27:23

Feminism is Just a Phase

June 01st, 2015 by G.

for Leftism, any stick is good enough to beat Goodness with – and women will be taken-up and then discarded as and when convenient.

 

thus Bruce Charlton.

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June 01st, 2015 07:21:40

In the Mouth of Two Witnesses

May 26th, 2015 by G.

My wife says, apropos of nothing:  you know, people need a testimony of their marriage.

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May 26th, 2015 07:05:37

The Anti-Nicene Creed

April 30th, 2015 by G.

Mormonism’s relationship to the creeds and philosophies of conventional Christianity is not simple reversal:

The restored gospel or Mormonism should not, therefore, be seen as a set of symmetrical counter-claims to mainstream classical theology regarding the Omni-God and creation from nothing; rather Mormonism is a re-centring of Christianity away from these knowledge claims.

A re-centring of Christianity such that such matters are no longer at or near the centre of the faith; and instead a different focus on God conceptualized in a common sense and person-like, and Fatherly, and human-relational way – as being sufficient, less hazardous, more helpful, more accessible, more honest basis for the Christian faith and life – closer to the model of scripture including the teachings of Jesus.

-thus Bruce Charlton.  Read the whole thing.

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April 30th, 2015 10:30:54

The Self

April 22nd, 2015 by G.

The self is a myth to the self

-thus Chauncy Riddle

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April 22nd, 2015 09:12:35