Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Bitter Fruits of Pride

In an odd bit of coincidental serendipity, I was considering posting something totally, completely, 100% serious (of course, all my posts are serious - except when they aren't). I had in mind a post about the dangers of pride, using President Benson's famous and well-known talk. I was going to use this paragraph as my theme:

The proud cannot accept the authority of God giving direction to their lives. They pit their perceptions of truth against God’s great knowledge, their abilities versus God’s priesthood power, their accomplishments against His mighty works. . . [The proud] aren’t interested in changing their opinions to agree with God’s. Another major portion of this very prevalent sin of pride is enmity toward our fellowmen. We are tempted daily to elevate ourselves above others and diminish them.

But wouldn't you know it - DKL beat me to the punch, with his pitch perfect post that exemplifies everything Benson was talking about. Unable to accept the authority of God? Yep. Not interested in changing his opinions to fit those of Christ or God? Yep. Enmity towards his fellow man (especially leaders in the church)? Yep. It's all there. Go read the entire Benson talk, and then read DKL's post. DKL could not have created a better portrait of the prideful man if he had planned on it.

Thanks DKL, for portraying pridefulness, so the rest of us can know how not to behave.


Anonymous2 said...

From the litany of disagreements with Church leaders that DKL recounts as though they were ribbons won on the field of valor:

I talk about the flaws in Christ’s moral teachings


Anonymous said...

DKL is really a parody himself at this point. Or perhaps, as has been suggested before, he is a computer program.

Most of what he says is probably intended mainly to rattle cages and get a rise out of people. There's no way any one person could actually believe everything that he has said over the years.

Someone should gather it all together in a book. The absurdity of seeing it all together in one place would be most entertaining.

Mister Correlation said...
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Mister Correlation said...

And in his latest post, DKL declares that at the last judgment he will stare God down, like a petulant student staring down a teacher.

Sorry, DKL. God stares you down (cue - "But in Soviet Russia . . .)

You're either found worthy and are welcomed into the joy of the Lord, or you aren't and you want the mountains to fall on you in order to hide you.

This isn't grade school, DKL, and I am certain beyond any shadow of a doubt that you will not enjoy being sent to hell if you try it.