Suppose you belong to a gym. You’ve belonged to this gym for a very long time. Maybe it’s the only gym you’ve ever belonged to. You love this gym, and yes, you’ve done some great toning and muscle-building as a dedicated member. But lately, you’ve started to realize that a lot of the equipment is messed up, brok [...]
“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know you are a part of a tree.” ~ Michael Crichton
Two weeks ago I had one of those days when life juxtaposes two experiences in such a way that you’d have to be Wile [...]
Editor’s Note: This is the seventeenth in a series of posts on Book of Mormon stylometry. For other entries in this series, see the links below.
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Open-set nearest shrunken centroid methods show that the Book of Mormon was not written by any of the proposed 19th century authors– [...]
1 a broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows
2 a person or thing providing protection
protect (someone or something) from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience
I don’t like the war chapters in the Book of Mormon. I don’t car [...]
Loving God with one’s mind is not a foreign concept to Mormonism (see Moroni 10:32; Mark 12:30; Matt. 22:37; Luke 10:27; D&C 59:5), but often loving God through our intellect is downplayed or even at times discouraged. We read 2 Nephi 9:28, but forget to keep reading on to verse 29. We so often pair wisdom and learning with false te [...]
You make me, they say. I can’t know, but I feel.
I feel true.
If I listen to them (and I do), I feel 23% undone, 47% love 11% manipulated.
I crave 100%.
They say: “This, This, This.” But often, I feel That. I hear a different tune, my tune.
Is it you? me? them?
I come from 100%, but 1%, 8%, 7%, went into storage. I shrank.
Or maybe I grew bi [...]