It's like they know us. (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
At the NB blog: Commentary on The New Era's gender training articles. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
If you serve in YW or know a YW, you will want to see these. (Julie) http://bycommonconsent.com/2015/01/26/young-women-values-not-princesses-not-for-the-faint-of-heart/ ... See MoreSee Less
human intelligence + altruism = godhood ... See MoreSee Less
At Clean Cut: "How can a 21st-century church ask people to not talk openly about things?" (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Kevin Barney on why faith should be good enough. We need to lower the testimony bar. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Jana Riess on what the Church gets from John Dehlin's upcoming excommunication, besides bad publicity: basically nothing. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Crowd sourcing my kid's seminary problems: a plea for your collective wisdom and experience. http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/01/seminary-woes/#comment-529591 ... See MoreSee Less
RealClearReligion ran my post critiquing the dominant narrative (at least in the mainstream press) that John Dehlin's disciplinary council is primarily about his support for same-sex marriage and Ordain Women. I explored some additional points on my own blog. http://difficultrun.nathanielgivens.com/2015/01/20/why-john-dehlin-faces-church-discipline/ (Nathaniel) ... See MoreSee Less
Religion + Math ... See MoreSee Less
At JI, a Q&A with Jared Hickman, author of "The Book of Mormon as Amerindian Apocalypse." (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
At The Daily Beast: "The Coming Crackdown on Mormon Liberals." (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
We have announced the 2014 Mormon of the Year.http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/… ... See MoreSee Less
In contrast to decades past, I suspect that atheism/agnosticism is a much greater threat to Mormonism than evangelical Christianity. ... See MoreSee Less
Come for the conversion story, stay for an exciting new theology of Golden Plates. ... See MoreSee Less
I might as well go stick a knife in the toaster now!
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Agreed. Nate complaining about ignorance is sort of like Nephi complaining about his iniquities. (http://scriptures.lds.org/2_ne/4/17#17 .)
That kind of display of humulity inspires a few distinct reactions in me. First, respect for the humility of the speaker. Second, suspicion that the speaker is being falsely humble. And third, an impulse to either strangle the speaker, or stick a knife in a toaster. Or both.
So you stick the knife in the toaster while you strangle Nate? Is the idea that the electric shock from the toaster will keep him paralyzed long enough to strangle him. Because you’ll only have one hand to do it (with the other in the toaster) so it may take a while.
Keep it simple. Stick Nate in the toaster.
I’m willing to take Nate at his word but some of these comments have reminded me of the famous Golda Meir quote:
“Don’t be so humble. You’re not that great!”
Toasted Nate with blackberry jam. Mmmm…
Be nice. Only I, as his wife, am allowed to make fun of Nate.
I thought danithew was being serious. (Grinch’s grin)
Heather, I’m glad that Janice doesn’t read T&S. I’d rather be made fun of by these bloggers and respondents than by her. Them I can ignore.
I hope people know I wasn’t commenting on Nate’s character at all. I just liked that quote and Kaimi’s first comment (up there at the top) reminded me of it. I’m much too sensitive to be hurting anyone’s feelings with brash and abrasive comments.
Golda Meir sure was ugly though.
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