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The 4th!

July 4, 2007 | 5 comments
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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, -more- Read more »

Warning

June 29, 2007 | 6 comments
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Warning

Please ask your children to leave the room now! Read more »

Embed Videos from Mormon.org

May 29, 2007 | 3 comments
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I thought I ‘d call your attention to an important post that needs more attention: its on how to embed videos from mormon.org and on why. Read more »

Memorial Day

May 28, 2007 | 52 comments
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Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we... Read more »

Are Ordinances Retroactive?

July 12, 2006 | 72 comments
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If I am baptized on July 11, 2006, is that the effective date of my baptism, or is my baptism effective as of an earlier date? You may think the question is bizarre and the answer obvious, but stick with me. I think you’ll find there’s something to it. Read more »

Your Help on When Life Begins

July 8, 2006 | 64 comments
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I need your help on when the Church thinks life begins. Read more »

It is worth doing badly

July 7, 2006 | 36 comments
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“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” –G.K Chesterton Read more »

The Grand Ol’ Utah War

July 7, 2006 | 42 comments
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When I was young teenager I read a lot of military science fiction, including Jerry Pournelle’s popular There Will Be War anthologies. Good times, those. Saving up money from my (largely unprofitable) paper route, then the long, slow bike rides to the used book store. Read more »

The Fourth of July!

July 4, 2006 | 20 comments
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Abraham Lincoln famously compared America to “apples of gold in pictures of silver.” Read more »

Perfecting the Saints in utero

June 29, 2006 | 63 comments
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Commenter Mark IV asks an interesting question: IF we determine that homosexuality is genetic, and IF we figure out how to manipulate the fetus in utero to “fixâ€? the homosexuality, would it be morally wrong to do so? Read more »

Last Man in the Bloggernacle

June 27, 2006 | 55 comments
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I’m thinking of starting a series to document all the insights I get that, on reflection, I realize everyone else in the Bloggernacle already knew. Read more »

True Philosophies of Men

June 27, 2006 | 42 comments
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“We are commanded to reject the philosophies of men (sometimes expressed as the commandments of men) in favor of messages from messengers from God. I had always thought this just meant rejecting false philosophies. But now I wonder. Read more »

Cowpies in the Funeral Home

June 25, 2006 | 14 comments
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We held a small viewing in Eagar, Arizona, the morning before we buried Betsey in the cemetery there. We were a little irritated by two prints in the funeral home, one a painting of a grossly fat cowboy trying to hit a golfball off a cowpie, called ‘Chip Shot,’ and the other of two cowboys playing golf about to be startled by a rattlesnake. Read more »

The Mormon/American Model for Changing Structures

June 19, 2006 | 19 comments
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I can think of four different ways to change the structures we’ve been talking about. Read more »

On the Sweetness of Mormon Life: One Face

June 18, 2006 | 5 comments
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The face I have in mind is not the face of the young man (from the Two Faces post), who was to be ordained a teacher today and was instead initially pronounced a deacon instead. ‘Teacher!’ someone whispered, his face remained calm (I peeked), and it all got fixed. Read more »

Father’s Day

June 18, 2006 | 17 comments
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LET us now praise our fathers that begat us. Read more »

Cars

June 12, 2006 | 17 comments
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I can recommend Pixar’s Cars. The beginning short was fantastic and the movie was very good, falling just short of the mark reached by The Incredibles and Toy Story II. But the best part was the epilogue, which contained a very funny and moving tribute to a Pixar man who died in a car wreck. R.I.P. Read more »

Marital Zoning

June 7, 2006 | 43 comments
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Ross Douthat– What I’m Thinking Right Now: That the pro- family movement might be better served defending laws like this one – and the broader right of local housing codes to discriminate based on marital status where children are involved Read more »

Raise up seed unto me

June 6, 2006 | 38 comments
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I have a couple of theological and historical/statistical questions about the reasons for polygamy. Read more »

Why Bread and Water in the Sacrament?

June 4, 2006 | 39 comments
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In the sacrament we experience, as the hymn would have it, “communion sweet.” Why does that communion require bread and water, or analogs to them? Read more »

Homosexual genes

May 25, 2006 | 103 comments
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It would be wicked to kill an unborn baby because that baby has genes for homosexuality. Read more »

Double X Syndrome

May 25, 2006 | 38 comments
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It is wicked to kill an unborn baby because she is female. Read more »

Down’s Syndrome

May 24, 2006 | 219 comments
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It is wicked to kill an unborn baby because the baby has Down’s Syndrome. Read more »

Non-LDS Support for Mitt Romney

May 23, 2006 | 42 comments
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An email from a reader, Jeff Fuller.* Read more »

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