See, this is one reason why, if we must have an income tax, it should be a flat tax.
Theological refinement is the kind of progress that results in organizational bankruptcy
Doctrine often seems to become accommodated and secularized whenever it is delivered into the control of intellectuals
— Thus Finke and Stark, via Ivan W. at Millenial Star
[Regular readers know I try to derive sophomoric humor from taking on the character of a lumbering seven-foot-tall asthmatic-villain-American who dresses in black plastic armor and has medical issues. (more…)
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.
And how Joseph Smith resolved the need for un-understandable ambiguiity by throwing out the philosophical metaphysics at the core of classical Christianity. An analysis by Bruce Charlton.
Including the subjective experience of consciousness, it would seem.
At least they were alive at the same time. The year numbering system assumes Adam was “born” in year 0. See previous table for calculatng the years from Adam through Noah. From Genesis:
|1946||Abram||100||175||2121||Genesis 21:5 ; 25:7|
|2046||Isaac||60||180||2226||Genesis 25:26 ; 35:28|
At least they were alive at the same time. From Genesis Chapter 5 and the Book of Moses:
*KJV Genesis gives Enoch’s age as 365. JST Genesis and Book of Moses gives Enoch’s age as 430.
** Year translated.
Lamech, Noah’s dad, was 56 when Adam died, so he likely knew him. And Noah knew (or at least could have known) everybody back through Enos, except maybe for Enoch, who was translsted before Noah was born.
Since Noah was ordained to play such an important role, I believe all the living Fathers of his time knew him personally. Enoch at least saw him in vision according to the Book of Moses.
Shem and his brothers could only have known people back through their grandfather, Methusela.
Can you imagine conversations around the dinner table? Lamech telling Noah “Yes, I new Father Adam.” Enos could have told Noah “Yes, Adam was my grandpa.” Methuselah could have told Shem, Ham and Japheth “Yes, dad and his whole city were translated and taken to Heaven.”
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.