Date: October 13, 2015 01:10AM
michaelm (not logged in) Wrote:
> Nephi becomes a man
> "In a world that sends so many false and
> destructive messages to young men about what it
> really means to be a man, the scriptures are a
> powerful source of light and truth, providing
> stirring examples of what it means to be a man and
> what the process is of becoming man."
> "Follow the spirit."
> "As Nephi went by night toward the house of Laban,
> he discovered Laban drunk in the street. The
> Spirit urged Nephi to kill Laban. After many long
> struggles in his own mind and with the Spirit of
> God, Nephi took Laban’s sword and cut off his
> "Significantly, Nephi attributed his ability to
> hold Zoram and convince him with a covenant to not
> flee to the fact that he had now become a man"
Good gosh, after a post of Sister Missionary Kylee Chapa's made it onto The Friendly Atheist's blog two years ago, one would think the DN would not have printed Halverson's embarrassing, horrible article about a male murderer/beheader who did not exist.http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/11/07/mormon-missionary-tells-us-why-we-should-cut-off-the-whole-head/
"Kylee Chapa is a Mormon missionary currently working in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was recently teaching the Book of Mormon to a 13-year-old girl named Kami and they came across a horrific passage in which Nephi is told by God that he must kill Laban in order to secure some brass plates.
In the story, Nephi struggles with the command to kill someone else because, you know, murder is wrong. But if Heavenly Father says so, why not?! So Nephi cuts off Laban’s head."
If Halverson needs a manly figure in his life, I would suggest reading about the life of Chuck Yeager.