Being Your Brother's Keeper

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moksha
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Being Your Brother's Keeper

Post by moksha » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:14 am

Ran into an old forum thread that examined LDS thoughts on Being Your Brother's Keeper. It is interesting how the TBM interpretation of this expression hedges upon conservative political philosophy.

https://thirdhour.org/forums/topic/2766 ... rs-keeper/

What are your thoughts on this subject?
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Re: Being Your Brother's Keeper

Post by Red Ryder » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:45 am

What got you banned over there back in 2010?

Talking about the ya-yas? :shock:
Hearing this usage of the term ya-yas adds new meaning to that Patti Labelle song, Lady Marmalade.
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Re: Being Your Brother's Keeper

Post by RubinHighlander » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 am

Red Ryder wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:45 am
What got you banned over there back in 2010?

Talking about the ya-yas? :shock:
Hearing this usage of the term ya-yas adds new meaning to that Patti Labelle song, Lady Marmalade.
But it adds no meaning to the song "Race Car Ya Yas" by Cake :)

Speaking of Cake, my Highlander just hit 234,567 miles a couple of days ago.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwTDqvaAmcx/

Sorry for the detour.

Brother's keeper for TBMs plays into the "Keep everyone on The Path." MO. I really felt the burden of this one when I was an EQP. There's was always a lot of pressure in our Stake to keep the HT and PPI numbers high.
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Re: Being Your Brother's Keeper

Post by Hagoth » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:31 am

RubinHighlander wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 am
Speaking of Cake, my Highlander just hit 234,567 miles a couple of days ago.
Excellent! We expect to hear back from you VERY SOON at 456,789 - the final frontier.
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Re: Being Your Brother's Keeper

Post by Hagoth » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:34 am

I think this and many other religious discussions could be satisfied by the time-honored doctrine of "don't be a dick." If we all just applied that simple philosophy we could spend a lot less time sitting in front of computers arguing about where The Bosses expect us to fall on the love/hate spectrum and get out there and do stuff (3 fingers pointing back at me).
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Re: Being Your Brother's Keeper

Post by RubinHighlander » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:38 pm

Hagoth wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:31 am
RubinHighlander wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 am
Speaking of Cake, my Highlander just hit 234,567 miles a couple of days ago.
Excellent! We expect to hear back from you VERY SOON at 456,789 - the final frontier.
That's a stretch Hagoth! How about when it hits Pi?
314,159

I hope to have a newer Tacoma or 4Runner by then.
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Re: Being Your Brother's Keeper

Post by Random » Mon May 13, 2019 5:59 pm

Being your brother's keeper is based on a misunderstanding of what is written in the Bible. Cain killed Abel, right? God asked, "Where's your brother?" Cain essentially said, "How the hell should I know? Do I have the key to my brother's cage?" So now we sing a song about how we should have the key to our brother's cage ("I would be my brother's keeper." Think of zoo keeper).
[They] which knew me from the beginning . . . would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
Acts 26:5

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