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.
More tolerance of the usual–including ordinary differences between men and women–would do a lot to promote human flourishing. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Thus James Taranto.
An apparatchik may be defined as a person who doesn’t mind how long a meeting goes on unless he has another meeting to attend.
Two detective novels I read recently unexpectedly had passages on being in love. (more…)
The words were not Lincoln’s. They predated him by almost five centuries.
Which doesn’t make the Gettysburg Address any less marvellous. Quite the contrary.
Thus Bryce LaLiberte.
From Rick Atkinson’s The Guns at Last Light, describing the French 2nd Armored Division on the eve of the liberation of Paris: (more…)
No sign, no work of art, no representation of form is adequate to express the glory and the wonder of the Living Christ.
As his followers, we cannot do a mean or shoddy or ungracious thing without tarnishing his image. Nor can we do a good and gracious and generous act without burnishing more brightly the symbol of him whose name we have taken upon ourselves.
And so our lives must become a meaningful expression.