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Below the jump, is a post I first wrote for the Bloggernacle Times on 09/23/06. We were several years into the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the natural abuses of war were being made manifest. Here we are almost five years later and the United States still maintains troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan, for reasons that frankly escape me (particularly in light of the extreme heat–but very little light–generated by the far right about deficits, balanced budgets, and the like). Regardless, I think the message behind Christ’s injunction, i.e., The Golden Rule, is as relevant and important today as they ever were–even in times of war.
Dick Cheney, one of the primary architects of the Iraq war, and of the Bush Administration torture policies has just published his long anticipated autobiography–so called. In it, Mr. Cheney makes no apologies and pitches his torture philosophy all over again. He did the same in a recent interview at media friendly Fox News Sunday. I find the idea is still antithetical to Christ’s teaching of treating others as we would be treated.
The links in the old post should all work (at least the vast majority of the ones I tested did). You may have to wait a minute for the link to actually link through to the original source, as it first takes you to the cached web page of the provider first, then takes you to the actual original link. (more…)
December 24, 2010
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In keeping with a Christmas tradition, I again post The Wall Street Journal’s venerable Christmas Eve Editorial, written by the late Vermont Royster. May we rejoice in the hope of a brighter future of greater freedom and light for all people made possible by the Birth of the literal Son of God: (more…)
October 2, 2010
Time again for the Semi Annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–Mormon General Conference. LDS Media Talk has a great post with several links on how best to enjoy this year’s October Conference. There are also several Blogernacle Links where you can follow conference: Of course there is the By Common Consent Threads–i.e., The One and Only True General Conference Thread (psst–don’t tell them, but they think they’re the only ‘nacle link out there for General Conference). Chris H over at FPR has an open thread, mingling the philosophies of men, with conference (and being the social justice guru I know him to be, it will also include the philosophies of women as well). M* also has an open thread. If you Tweet, the follow #ldsconf for pithy 140 character summaries. Should be a great 5 sessions. Come listen to Prophets, Seers and Revelators–messengers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and mold your life accordingly . . .
December 31, 2009
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April 5, 2009
Saturday’s sessions of General Conference were rich in content and counsel not only for the community of Saints, but for the entire world. Never in the history of the world has there been better opportunities for anyone to be able to disseminate words and counsel of living Prophets, Seers and Revelators. The Internet, cable and satellite have transformed how these conference sessions are available to the world.
Again, The Church’s website will have a live stream here. If you want to experience some of the newest technology, try the LDS Newsroom’s Twitter feed, which you can follow here: twitter.com/LDSNewsroom. The twitter search term for conference is #ldsconf, as well as #LDS and #Mormon. Plug those exact search terms into Google, and you’ll fine a plethroa of information about General Conference. Or, perform the same search directly on Twitter, and you will be amazed at what you will find in terms of General Conference discussion. The Newsroom also has an article on the conference. In the Bloggernacle, I’m certain there will be several blogs commenting on and following General Conference. I will link them as I find them. BCC, in addition to its live blog coverage also has a Twitter feed, which you can follow here: http://twitter.com/ByCommonConsent. Millennial Star also has a Twitter feed here: http://twitter.com/Millennialstar.
BCC’s conference thread is here.
October 5, 2008
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8:30 a.m. Music and the Spoken Word, pre-conference warm up. This program is always uplifting and brings in a Spirit of calm and peace in anticipation of the General Conference addresses. You can watch a live Internet feed of General Conference here. For Bloggernacle denizens, Danithew, over at Mormon Mentality has their Sunday morning conference thread up here. And, over at By Common Consent, the one, only, and true Steve Evans has a Sunday morning thread running. Our Thoughts, also has an open thread here. (more…)
October 4, 2008
Priesthood Session (more…)