I learned from our dear prophet what a storm-tossed people need—love, prayers, and appreciation for helping hands.
Very few people that leave the good old folkways can keep from getting all mixed up in the mind. We can make raids and excursions into the wild, but it has to be from well kept strongholds.
-thus Robert Frost
The road leading to the promised land “flowing with milk and honey” of necessity runs by way of Mount Sinai, flowing with “thou shalts” and “thou shalt nots.”
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A person or a society has not learned its lesson when it denies there is any lesson to learn.
Not alone does the arm of the flesh finally prove anemic, but it always reaches for the wrong things.
Thus Neal A. Maxwell
It’s not the tiniest conceivable parts that are basic, but the largest conceivable whole.
From the Orthosphere site. Link to the post does not imply endorsement of the post.
The dislike of moral law and positive law is the leading edge of our antinomian age: this is where the attack on law begins. But the beating heart of the zeitgeist is the hatred of the ultimate law: modern antinomianism is fundamentally the hatred of Reality.
Reality, What Is, The Way Things Are—this is the ultimate law, the final constraint.
-from the Crunchy Notes blog.
That’s the root of Satan’s misery and evil, in my opinion. He’s trying to fight what is.
This blog exists so that no thought of mine, however stupid or trivial, shall ever go unpublished again.
-Nick B. Steves
The Latin phrase does not actually translate as anything close to the idiomatic American phrase “Quit making mountains out of molehills”. However, that is a plausible rendering of the sense of the phrase. My pleasure, sir.
Mormon liberalism is the notion that because Joseph Smith was non-creedal and broadminded, or because Jesus was forgiving, God must comply with the narrow range of opinion and behavior that would be endorsed by a the Yale Committee of Vice-Administrators for Diversity, Sensitivity, and Sex Week.