We human beings don’t handle technological progress very gracefully. Those of us who have spent years doing things “the hard way” can feel cheated when suddenly someone invents an easy way. Take, for example, the ballpoint pen. This little invention (and its immediate predecessors) essentially obsoleted centuries of tradition in penmanship, calligraphy, and pen care. And it’s not just pens. The same thing happened with the advent of painkillers. Or television. Or typewriters. This sort of change leads to all kinds of post hoc justifications for why the old way is better. We don’t like to feel like suckers.... Read more »
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- New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #4
- Julie M. Smith: Ardis, it’s funny to me how we generally assume more = better. But I...
- Ardis: My class didn’t like Mark’s bare bones account of Jesus’s trial...
- Julie M. Smith: Mike, there is merit to your thought that the other gospels are more...
- Ben S: ^^ This is common but problematic thinking (not meaning to pick on JI at all.) We...
- ji: I don’t find the seminary manual objectionable. I don’t find the original...
Notes From All Over
- Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | Jan 23 January 23, 2015
- Catholic Archbishop Delivers Message on Religious Freedom at Brigham Young University January 23, 2015
- Reid L. Neilson Named Assistant Church Historian and Recorder January 23, 2015
- Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 22 January 2015 January 22, 2015
- Mormonism In the News: Getting It Right | January 22, 2015 January 22, 2015
- The Humanitarian Impulse January 21, 2015