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About prophetize

Erstwhile philosopher and ersatz thinker. Arabic linguist by profession. Dabble with a few other languages. I have a testimony of the gospel of Christ as restored through Joseph Smith. Strong faith in modern prophecy and prophets. Disinclined to be admiring of what passes for "progressiveness" these days.

The Wisdom of Russell Kirk

Over at The Imaginative Conservative, a plug for a recent biography of Russell Kirk by Dr. Bradley J. Birzer, written by Glenn Moots. I was amused by this: “So dispirited was Kirk by his subsequent experience in the graduate program … Continue reading

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A Couple of Must-Read Articles by Welsh and Linker

Here and here.  The obligatory hat-tip goes to Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option and who blogs at The American Conservative. I have much more to say about these matters, but suffice it to say that while I fully acknowledge and appreciate that by … Continue reading

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The Reality of Spiritual Experience

Firstly, my apologies for being away.  I’ve been rather busy lately. I have always been fascinated with mystical experiences.  It turns out that quite a few people have them.  We just don’t hear about a lot of them because they … Continue reading

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Some Recommended Articles

For your edification: Here TOF lambastes a recent Time magazine article.  “The first thing the Reader notices is that these ten replacements for the ten commandments are not in fact commandments, but simply opportunities for one to pat oneself … Continue reading

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Mere Mormonism: An Appeal

I am a Mormon by religious persuasion.  I say persuasion because I have had a few (emphasis on few) undeniable experiences that I cannot ascribe to indigestion or psychosis that has convinced me of the truth claims of the church known as … Continue reading

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Your Morals

Go to Your Morals to take a quiz and explore the assumptions upon which you have built your personal morality. My results are in the picture below.  I am green, the typical liberal is blue and conservatives are red.  I am … Continue reading

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Guerrilla War

“Conservatives are reduced, and will continue to be reduced, to fighting as guerrillas.” Thus Rod Dreher.  I encourage you to read the whole article.  Being a conservative Christian in the decades to come is going to be interesting, and it’s going … Continue reading

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