weblog of principle

to kill or not to kill...joseph smith stated, “I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves.”

the algorithm by which my mind works seems to follow this approach: use principles to interpret situations, dilemmas, actions, and so forth, in an effort to make correct decisions as I govern myself.

others seem to take a similar approach. for example, Nephi was semi-told to kill Laban, but Nephi thought to himself, “hmmm, thou shalt not kill…” but then Nephi considered another, perhaps higher principle that says “God reserves the right to overrule any rule.” so Nephi lopped off his head.

as expected, many of the principles I have learned and believe to be true principles are found in the BOOK OF MORMON, Bastiat’s THE LAW, and many other media. I continue to learn and shape my beliefs and am very open to recommendations.

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~ by mormonbastiard on June 15, 2009.

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