Sunday, March 04, 2018

Self-righteous prigs

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“…the Latter-day Saints, who lean too far in the other direction, giving their young and old awards for zeal alone, zeal without knowledge-for sitting in endless meetings, for dedicated conformity and unlimited capacity for suffering boredom. We think it more commendable to get up at five a.m. to write a bad book than to get up at nine o’clock to write a good one; that is pure zeal that tends to breed a race of insufferable, self-righteous prigs, and barren minds. One has only to consider the present outpouring of “inspirational” books in the Church that bring little new in the way of knowledge: truisms and platitudes, kitsch and clich├ęs have become our everyday diet. The Prophet would never settle for that.” --Hugh Nibley

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

1971 excerpt from Mark E. Petersen "Warnings from the Past".

Posted by Alienfloyd

The extinct civilizations of the past now speak to us out of the dust of the ages, giving warning against the same conditions which brought them down to oblivion.
Listen to what they say!
The ancient prophets who lived in America among those destroyed civilizations saw us of today through the eye of revelation. They referred to us as gentiles, and one of these prophets said: “… O ye Gentiles, how can ye stand before the power of God, except ye shall repent and turn from your evil ways?
“Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God? Know ye not that he hath all power, and at his great command the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll?
“Therefore, repent ye, and humble yourselves before him, lest he shall come out in justice against you. …” (Morm. 5:22–24.)
Another ancient American prophet, long since dead and now speaking to us out of the dust, said:
“… behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fulness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off.
“And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles, that ye may know the decrees of God—that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fulness come, that ye may not bring down the fulness of the wrath of God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto done.” (Ether 2:10–11.)
An ancient prophet named Mormon, who lived here in America fifteen hundred years ago, said: “Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing.
“And I know that ye do walk in the pride of your hearts; and there are none save a few only who do not lift themselves up in the pride of their hearts, unto the wearing of very fine apparel, unto envying, and strifes, and malice, and persecutions, and all manner of iniquities. …” (Morm. 8:35–36.)
There are many people on this Western Hemisphere who have in their veins the blood of some of the tribes of Israel. To them this prophet said: “Know ye that ye are of the house of Israel.
“Know ye that ye must come unto repentance, or ye cannot be saved.
“Know ye that ye must come to the knowledge of your fathers, and repent of all your sins and iniquities, and believe in Jesus Christ, that he is the Son of God. …” (Morm. 7:2–3, 5.)
And then we have this, also pertaining to us who live today, and coming from another ancient American prophet who speaks out of the dust to us today: “… these things doth the Spirit manifest unto me; therefore I write unto you all. And for this cause I write unto you, that ye may know that ye must all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ, yea, every soul who belongs to the whole human family of Adam; and ye must stand to be judged of your works, whether they be good or evil;

Saturday, September 05, 2015
Posted by Alienfloyd

2nd Nephi 4:34

34 O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Giving up Television

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I've been on a journey that started last June when I was given a book to read called The Last Days: Types and Shadows of the Bible and Book of Mormon.  It has lead me on a strange and wonderful journey in to the world of Isaiah and in questioning my beliefs, my preconceived beliefs and my current life style.  I've long been a fan of music and TV, spending way too much time on both.  I realized that I was following idols. TV is beyond corrupt, certain kinds of music are an opiate to the soul numbing  and dulling the spiritual sensitivity we all need to receive personal revelation from the Lord.
I have been determined to follow the teachings of Christ more fully in my life.  It has been difficult in giving up something that has been a huge part of my life for so long. I however have found that it has lost the same appeal and that my mind is much more clear.  I can more easily discern between the evil designs of men and what is truly form God.
This is a personal journey for me that occurred at a time that was right for me. The person that introduced me to this book, I believe was inspired to do so.  He warned me that once I read it there was no going back.  That certainly is true. When we understand our purpose in the life, we are forced to make a choice. God or the father of all lies.  Seems like an easy choice but as I am finding the battle seems to be just beginning.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thought for today

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Television is our Telestial urim and thummim

Sunday, August 12, 2012

An interesting day

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Grandma Alta passed away on the 3rd of August. we had her funeral on Friday. It was a nice service. I'm still not over my Father -in-Law passing.

Now for the mundane...
Today I set out to change my spark plugs in my 4Runner. Car maintenance brings out the worst in me. It didn't help that Nat an Natalie ran off and disappeared for about 30 minutes. Nixon alerted me to this. Then he fell out of the back of the 4Runner. I had him help me eventually with the plugs after we got the kids back. We went to the zoo in the afternoon. It was really hot and was not immediately enjoyable for the kids. They preferred the park and the giant elephant that pees out of its nose. The kids eventually had fun and I should be really tired but some new found anxiety now plagues me. 

Songs of the Week:

Move-Miles Davis
Amused to Death-Roger Waters
Love Like Blood-The Killing Joke
Anything from the KLF Chill Out Album
One of these Days Pink Floyd(Demo'd on some B&W P5's)
the Summer-ATB
Young Liars-TVontheRadio
Sunless Saturday-Fishbone
Times Like These-Foo Fighters
Reach the Rock -Havana 3am
Love story meets Viva La Vida-Jon Schmidt
Crazy(Acoustic/Instrumental Version)- Seal
Mad World-Tears for Fears
The Forest-The Cure

TV of the Week
The Olympics
Eyewitness' to the Tsunami
11 pm news

Food of the week:
Funeral potatoes and Ham
Peanut Butter laced pizza

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

One slip...

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It seems I'm writing for myself mainly. I am okay with that. Nix hurled some blocks at the TV today. It now doesn't work.  We will be going TVless for awhile. Not a bad thing really.

It's been a melancholy day.
Time to turn on the Pink Floyd...