Monday, June 30, 2008


Today is Monday. Thursday is about 3 days from now. Hopefully I will have my call by then.
I bought new scriptures saturday with Sister Mayhugh written on the front.
There's no backing out now.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My idiot classmates.

I am so pissed right now.

I just got out of Philosophy.

We’re discussing Ethics.

Today we had a debate between the Ethical Relativists and the Ethical Objectivists.

I’m an Objectivist.

The relativist standpoint states that there is no moral truth. The truth we know depends upon our culture and the time in which we live.
Objectivism says there is an objective moral truth. People may or may not know about it, but there is a moral truth, nonetheless.

God exists. As members of the True and Everlasting Gospel (true and everlasting, huh, that means eternal, never-changing, continual…), we know that God is our Father. As members of this restored gospel we know that Jesus Christ atoned for our sins. Jesus Christ atoned for all the sins of the world. If little Billy in Africa never heard about Jesus Christ, does that mean the atonement doesn’t apply to him? Does that mean Billy is forever damned because of his ignorance?

The atonement of Jesus Christ covers every soul who has lived, now lives, and will ever live in this mortal state. Just because Billy doesn’t know about it doesn’t make it any less real.

There was one point that the idiot relativists could have brought up that actually would have had a huge affect on the argument. They didn’t do it, however, because they had no idea what they were talking about.

God’s commandments change. He commanded to kill, to destroy nations, men women and children. Now He has commanded not even to hate. He commanded to steal; Nephi was commanded to take the plates. Now we cannot even covet. These laws are changing depending on our time and culture, they are objective.

But, it’s all according to our capability of fulfilling certain commandments. God will not give us commandments we are not ready for. He will not condemn us with greater laws than we have the ability of carrying out. We gain knowledge and with that comes greater responsibility. Eventually we will come to know the all of the eternal law and commandments which are written upon.

There is an objective moral law. Whether we know about it or not does not make it any less real.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Operation Domination


My eyes shot open and began to dart around the room in bewilderment. What was that hellish noise drowning my thought process?

No sooner after I found the source my hand slammed down upon it ceasing the god-awful blare.
I stared at the alarm clock as a big 3 a.m. stared right back at me.

I was pissed. What the hell was going on? Why the hell was my alarm going off?

Then I remembered. Joy and excitement quickly filled my body leaving no room for the uncontrollable anger I’d felt seconds before.

I opened my bedroom door just in time to see Lindsey’s light turn on. We met in the hallway and proceeded to wake up the rest of Camden Six. Three Zombies, dressed in black, dazedly shuffled out of their rooms. We congregated in the bathroom and put mascara under our eyes. We then placed the finishing touch, matching camouflage hats, on our heads, and moved towards the kitchen.

We each grabbed about 6 bags of the trash we’d been saving for the past week and went out to Natalie’s car. Amy, Janiece and I, carrying the trash bags, began the long trek from Camden 6 to Shelborn South Tower. Lindsey and Natalie got into Natalie’s car, full of trash from Natalie’s family reunion, and drove it over to the Shelborn parking lot.

We all arrived at the same time and set the trash in a big pile. The light from 16’s living room window beamed down on us. I decided to take a risk. I crept up the stairs and found their door wide upon. No TV on, no one sleeping in the living, everything appeared to be clear. I came all the way up the stairs, grabbed the door handle, and slowly pulled it shut. All systems were a go.
I came back down the stairs and Camden Six was ready, trash bags in hand. One by one, we made our way up the stairs of south tower and handed the trash to Janiece as she strategically placed them in front of the door of Shelborn 16.

It was beautiful. We created a masterpiece.

There was about a foot between the top of the trash pile and the top of the door frame and there was about a foot from the pile of trash to the edge of the balcony. There was no doubt the trash would come falling in on the poor sucker who first opened the door in the morning.

Camden Six returned home with smiles on their faces and a new disposition about life. What a beautiful world we live in.

Operation Domination was a success.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


If we lack belief the council given is to act in faith and soon we will obtain a belief.
If we act in accordance with the commandments given, the blessings will come, and we will recieve a witness. We only receive a witness after the trial of our faith.
If we only have a desire to believe, let that desire work within us and we will believe.

So, submerging ourselves in something or acting in a certain way will bring about belief in that principle or action, right? If we have enough desire to believe in God and to believe that the LDS church is true, then we will believe it, right?

If we can will ourselves to believe in God, though, can we not also will ourselves to believe that molesting little children is not only acceptable, but good?

Young men were brought in and trained, or maybe brainwashed, into becoming Nazi soldiers. Young men are brought in and trained, or maybe brainwashed, into become missionaries for the LDS church. If we submerge ourselves in a culture or set of beliefs we soon live and believe according to that culture in which we were submerged. The doctrine in the LDS church even teaches this. If we surround ourselves with people who cuss, drink, and smoke and don’t have any direction in life, soon we will begin to cuss, maybe we’ll smoke, maybe we’ll drink, and we’ll lose the direction in our life. Maybe this is the tactic of the LDS church; we pull individuals in with our kindness, submerge them in our beliefs, and soon have them thinking exactly what we’re thinking. It’s all the same thing, right? Submerge them in “good” or submerge them in “evil” and pretty soon they will become just that. So what is truth, then? How do we know what is real? Some of the Nazi’s really believed what they were doing was right; Hitler really believed he was refining the human race. Some of the Mormons really believe what they’re doing is right; Joseph Smith really believed he was called of God.

Just something to think about.

Monday, June 9, 2008


“One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi… ready or not, here I come!”
With no hint of hesitation she tore into the newly sealed floor heading towards the furnace closet.
Sally hadn’t played this game in years, but the furnace was always the first place she went, hiding or seeking.
As she grew closer to the closet her frantic run halted and she converted her movement to a graceful tip-toe. There was no need to alarm the hider.
Sally reached out her arm and gently let her fingers fall upon the doorknob. Once she had a firm hold she twisted and pulled in one fluid motion. The door flew open causing a gust of wind to throw back Sally’s hair. Her wide-eyed “I found you” look evolved into a squinty-eyed stare as her eyes focused in on the empty closet. Her body turned and her left eyebrow came up as her mind began to strategize.

Monday, June 2, 2008


Remember how I dominate at everything I do?