Notes from all over.

August 1, 2008 | 10 comments
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The week in sidebar links.

I’m being asked to sacrifice my Isaac…and this time I’m pretty sure there will be no angel!
31st Jul 2008 @ 8 PM

Order now! Send your memento to space and back for $99.
30th Jul 2008 @ 6 PM

Rocket Racing League Demo
30th Jul 2008 @ 1 PM

Virtual tour of the proposed City Creek Center
29th Jul 2008 @ 7 PM

Clinic cautioned not to abort wrong baby next time
29th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

Prominent Evangelicals “warn” McCain against picking Romney as a runningmate
29th Jul 2008 @ 9 AM

I’m for it.
28th Jul 2008 @ 4 PM

Stone Cold and Sober for the 11th straight year…
28th Jul 2008 @ 2 PM

Inspector General reportedly finds former Attorney General Chief of Staff Kyle Sampson “routinely broke the law by conducting political litmus tests on candidates for jobs”
28th Jul 2008 @ 12 PM

Kirby Heyborne: “I’m a temple-worthy member that loves his wife and kids, and fulfills his calling at church and does his home teaching. And yet I’m going to play characters that might have moral dilemmas…”
28th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

I am… a missionary reflects to the Hartford Courant (Video)
28th Jul 2008 @ 10 AM

Greg McKendry was a hero
Update: more here
28th Jul 2008 @ 10 AM

Prohibition, the Bill of Rights, and the Sexual Revolution
27th Jul 2008 @ 10 PM

Mormon success in casting shows (German edition)
27th Jul 2008 @ 2 PM

Bill Marriott talks about business, the economy and his Mormon faith with the Financial Times (Video)
27th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

The BCC Comedy Hour.
26th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

Church resolves case with South Dakota man claiming sex abuse
26th Jul 2008 @ 10 AM

Church delays landmark meeting with Affirmation
26th Jul 2008 @ 12 AM

An atheist’s response to sacrilege
25th Jul 2008 @ 3 PM

“The Unlived Life Is Not Worth Examining”
25th Jul 2008 @ 3 PM

Kirby Heyborne, shaking things up some more
25th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

Spotlight on Miami Dolphin’s returned missionaries: John Beck, John Denney, Kelly Poppinga, and Shawn Murphy
25th Jul 2008 @ 11 AM

Alternate Obamas
25th Jul 2008 @ 10 AM

There is no lunar ecology, sparky.
25th Jul 2008 @ 10 AM

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10 Responses to Notes from all over.

  1. Adam Greenwood on August 1, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Also, if you have anything to add on my plea for help on ‘Blossoming as the Rose,’ please do so:
    http://www.timesandseasons.org/?p=4687

  2. Bryce Haymond on August 1, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Kirby – ““I’m a temple-worthy member that loves his wife and kids, and fulfills his calling at church and does his home teaching. And yet I’m going to play characters that might have moral dilemmas…”

    Umm, you’re not just playing a character that might have moral dilemmas; you are promoting a product that causes moral dilemmas. Big difference.

  3. mmiles on August 2, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Bryce,
    Alcohol causes moral dilemmas? Which ones and how? If you decide not to drive before, no dilemma. I can’t think of any others. Getting fired from his other gig showcases Provo hysteria and self-righteousness. Alcohol in of itself is not immoral.

  4. Adam Greenwood on August 2, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Alcohol in of itself is not immoral.

    That isn’t obvious from the Word of Wisdom. I understand the arguments of those who think the prohibition on drinking and smoking is arbitrary, but I don’t think they’re obligatory on us.

  5. Geoff J on August 2, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    you are promoting a product that causes moral dilemmas. Big difference.

    Hmmm… I can certainly agree that beer causes moral dilemmas for some people (primarily people who have made covenants to abstain from beer). But are you saying that no LDS actor should ever work in any commercial for any product that causes anybody a moral dilemma? I can think of numerous products that create moral dilemmas for some individuals… Cable TV (and associated hardware), Internet service (and associated hardware), recreational vehicles (you know, because of the Sabbath thing), etc.,etc.

  6. Lupita on August 3, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Greg McKendry was a hero indeed. Thanks for the link.

  7. mmiles on August 3, 2008 at 1:18 am

    Mr. Greenwood,
    I don’t think the WoW is at all arbitrary–but that doesn’t mean alcohol is restricted because moral dilemmas would ensue either.

    and the Rocket Racing thing rocks!

  8. Adam Greenwood on August 3, 2008 at 1:50 am

    MMiles,
    trying to read Bryce Haymond as charitably as I can, I think his point is that selling alcohol is not the same as portraying a character with moral dilemmas.

    Happy racing.

  9. Eric Boysen on August 3, 2008 at 11:00 am

    How is acting in ad any worse than manufacturing whisky for sale to California-bound 49ers (Valley Tan anyone?) or planning the financing of the Hotel Utah around the longest bar west of the Mississippi (J. Golden’s plan, not sure what was implemented)?

  10. Bryce Haymond on August 4, 2008 at 2:05 am

    Yes, alcohol causes moral dilemmas because it diminishes one’s agency. Under the influence of alcohol one no longer is able to make decisions using their full capacity to reason. It is a mind-altering drug. Any mind-altering drug will eventually cause moral dilemmas to those who partake of it, because they can no longer choose their actions. The chances of making a bad or immoral decision go way up.

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