Posted on July 11, 2009 by Joe O.
My five-year-old daughter came home from Primary one Sunday and told us all about her lesson the Word of Wisdom. Her teachers had creatively made pictures of things that were “bad” so the children could throw them away. They threw away images of cigarettes, alcohol, tea, and coffee – all the things that are restricted based on D&C 89 and other, later admonition from the prophets.
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Posted on April 16, 2009 by Brady
I believe that one of the common problems of our modern era is that our relationships with our bodies have become abstracted. This abstracted relationship manifests itself in a lot of ways, but I’d like to focus in on our modern concept of physical fitness. I’m implicating fitness as an abstracted relationship because we talk about fitness without much discussion of what exactly our bodies should be fit for.
As far as I can see, the implied answers to these questions are rather unsatisfying. Fit to inspire envy. Fit to turn heads. Fit to be admired, liked, loved. Perhaps secondarily we hear in the chatter around fitness some answers along the lines of fit to keep living, fit to live longer, or fit to feel good. Whatever degree of merit these answers deserve, I submit that they all likely fall short of better answers that we might come up with.
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