Posts Tagged ‘ pride ’

Literary BMGD #12: Aristocracy

March 12, 2012 | 4 comments
Literary BMGD #12: Aristocracy

A major element of Jacob’s sermon in Jacob 2 is his condemnation of pride and those caught up in their riches. In that sermon, Jacob not only preaches against pride, but argues for equality, saying “Think of your brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you.”(2:17) and adding “one being is as precious in His sight as the other.” While Jacob likely lived too early in Nephite history for inherited classes to develop, still these views seem to clearly argue against classes and social hierarchy. Read more »

I the Lord thy God.

February 26, 2009 | 44 comments

On being smarter than other people at church Read more »

Woe to the Outcast

February 14, 2009 | 12 comments

Marginal groups get into the Second Coming. We contemplate with pleasant savagery the haves and the snobs getting smashed. “Kings shall see that which they had not considered.” “Bottom rail top dis time.” Read more »

The Fall Makes Righteous Pride Possible

November 1, 2008 | 7 comments

Man is hungry for status like he is hungry for food (and they say the public schools don’t teach you anything!). Read more »


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