THE BOOK OF MORMON – NO, I DON’T MEAN THE MUSICAL. I MEAN THE SATIRICAL.
Some years ago I was given a Mormon Bible, but it’s only now that I realize its relevance to my secular life. Let me quote you a few bits.
This one, I think, is about politicians:And thus they were supported in their laziness…by the taxes put upon the people. Thus did the people labor exceedingly to support iniquity (Mosiah 11:6).
This may be about the Middle East and peace being short-lived under the best of circumstances:They were favored by the Lord, and thus they were free from wars and contentions among themselves, yea, even for the space of four years (Alma 28:20).
I’m pretty sure this one is about self-publishing.Thou shalt not covet thine own property, but impart it freely to the printing of the book.
Pay the debt you have contracted with the printer and release thyself from bondage (Doctrine and Covenants 19:26, 35).
This may help Al-Anon:He built wine-presses and made wine in abundance. And therefore he became a wine-bibber.
(And, no, I didn’t make up the quotes)