The link between talents and service beautifully explained. (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
Why do you want to be persecuted? (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
Q&A with editors of Kofford's new Perspectives on Mormon Theology series. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Mormonism on the Edge (Kent) ... See MoreSee Less
"One of the distinctive features of a cult is its inability to tolerate internal disagreement and to conflate it with outside opposition." (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Russell S. offers deep thoughts on the Mormon Stories project. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Something for the least fit to read, before they inevitably perish from their lack of nuance and courage. (Frank, thanks to Ryan Bell) ... See MoreSee Less
"What's at stake is communion: excommunication is a release from covenants made at baptism and in the temple and the loss of spiritual obligations and blessings that accompany those covenants." (Kent) ... See MoreSee Less
Doubt vs Disbelief vs Predatory Disbelief (Frank) ... See MoreSee Less
The Church does not comment on local excommunication proceedings. Except when they do. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
SL Trib: John Dehlin's excommunication is official. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Meridian Magazine likens John Dehlin and Kate Kelly to Nehor and Korihor. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
SL Trib story on John Dehlin and his podcasts. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Deseret News article on John Dehlin's upcoming church court. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
LDS Church states to press that John Dehlin is subject to a church court for "publicly stated disbelief in foundational Church doctrines including the existence of God, the Atonement of Jesus Christ or the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon." (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
I might as well go stick a knife in the toaster now!
Tags: Completely Off-topic
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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