Belatedly, another edition of Best Comment of the Week. Rules for nomination are the same.
Mark B. on avoiding MoTab
It’s really pretty easy to avoid listening to the MoTabs. It’s like avoiding porn–don’t buy it, don’t click on those links, and if it pops up unbidden on your computer or TV, turn it off.
Keeps my blood pressure in the range my doctor likes, and saves my friends and family from hearing me complain.
For Miri, Sex is Voldermort
“You’ll never find a perfect analogy for teaching the law of chastity, but it is easier than getting explicit with a bunch of teenagers or adults for that matter (who are likely not your kin) during church.”
I’m finding myself thinking that if we can’t talk about a thing without resorting to weak analogies, maybe we shouldn’t be talking about it. (In fact, I wonder sometimes why people’s sex lives are under the jurisdiction of churches at all. But that’s another story.) I just think the Mormon approach toward sex could be much healthier if we could talk about it calmly and frankly, without all the sensationalizing half-formed analogies. It’s like sex is Voldemort, and we’re so afraid of it that we can’t even just talk about what it is. Sex is natural and normal and basic and seriously, if we could just be honest and grown-up about it, I think teenagers would respond a lot better.
Lessonnumberone on Jesus’ in unchristian fashion
Of course he is Mormon if his Jesus wears socks with his sandals…it’s just that other people don’t see him as christian because of that.
danithew on Stan Lee
I heard once that Stan Lee listened to the discussions.
kevinf on Divine Providence in Football
Well, it’s not been working for BYU of late, so all that divine help had to go somewhere.
Jim F. on perils of poetic hyperbole
Frank Bisti (#18) Rilke was a poet. Jacob is a philosopher. Why should we think that what Jacob has written is “poetic hyperbole,” even if it has a superscription from Rilke? Or perhaps you’re saying that the claim “God loves his children” is poetic hyperbole and, so, shouldn’t be analyzed because it isn’t truth. Or perhaps . . . the truth is I can’t understand the point you’re making. Perhaps you should engage in less poetic hyperbole.
A beautiful comment from KLS.
Steve asks an important question. For me it’s like this: my thoughts/feelings are like an interactive multimedia movie showing on the big screen of my mind. I used to think I was the movie. Then I realized I was only sitting in the theater, watching. Then I realized God was sitting next to me, and had been all along.
God hasn’t had much to say about what I should DO. Rather, when I connect with him I sense how I could BE, if I so desire.
Despite Ray’s protests, Thomas Parkin gets nominated
One of the things that is going on is … no one wants to think that the Devil is winning. Since the Devil is much hotter, one result of the Devil winning is that the earth will warm up. If God were winning, the temperatures would all be getting closer to 68 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature of God. No extreme temperatures can abide His presence. But we are driving God from the planet by not praying to Him in school and by electing a Kenyan president. Kenyans should be presidents in Kenya, Americans should presidents in America.
I don’t think we should fear, though. We should be assured the Devil won’t win. In fact, there is evidence that the Devil knoweth not the mind of God, because this warming is going to drown the coastlines, where they all live.
Larry the Cable Guy on Isabel
How are we forgetting # 6, the harlot Isabel who, uh, helped to generate a few quality chapters in Alma?