Key sources on the “Judyth” storyinclude:

Bourdain recently revealed that he drinks his scotch with ice regardless of how old it is. To whisky traditionalists, who only sip whisky neat or with a few drops of water at most, diluting the drink with ice is nothing short of sacrilege.

– a draft of the final chapter of herbook, titled

The right to lie in the service of your own interests is highly valued and frequently exercised.

– and aresponse to critics written in November2003.

"More than four hundred words were added to this revelation [on priesthood] of August 1829 (Section 27 of the Doctrine and Covenants). The new material added the names of heavenly visitors and two separate ordinations. The Book of Commandments listed the duties of Elders, Priests, Teachers, and Deacons and refers to Joseph's apostolic calling but there is no mention of Melchizedek Priesthood, High Priesthood, Seventies, High Priests, or High Councilors. These words were later inserted into the revelation on Church organization and government of April, 1830, making it appear that they were known at that date. But they do not appear in the original, Chapter 24 of the Book of Commandments three years later. Similar interpolations were made in the revelations known as Sections 42 and 68." (Problems in Mormon Text, by LaMar Petersen, pp. 7-8. See also Gregory A. Prince, Power on High: The Development of the Mormon Priesthood, Signature Books, 1995. D. Michael Quinn, Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Chapter 1, "The Evolution of Authority." The Changing Story of Mormonism, Chapter 16)

– An The narration is in Dutch, but Judyth speaks in English.

Supposedly Echelon only covers communications outside of the United States. Although there is no evidence that the Bush administration has employed Echelon to monitor communications to and from the U.S., this surveillance capability is probably exactly what the president wanted and may explain why the administration sought to bypass the FISA process of acquiring a warrant for searches.

– Yet  from Judyth,including several photos, and samplesof Judyth’s artwork.

A version of this essay originally appeared in .

Joseph Smith Indictment and Arrest Warrant, MS 3464 as cited in by John Dinger on Rational Faiths Aug 16, 2015. (It was specifically because of the indictment brought against him that with a couple of days he gave his speech in which he claimed "I had not been married scarcely five minutes…before it was reported that I had seven wives.…What a thing it is for a man to be accused of committing adultery, and having seven wives, when I can only find one. I am the same man, and as innocent as I was fourteen years ago; and I can prove them all perjurers." — Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, pp. 410-11.)

There are certain situations in which it can actually be better to lie than to tell the truth.

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I'm sure most of those foreign nationals come from countries that spy on us. It's irritating, and I think they shouldn't do it. But it's not nearly as bad as when they break the law to spy on their own citizens. I think that's equally wrong no matter who it happens to, but I'm extra angry when it happens to me.

Some readers may be tempted to stop reading right now, given the sheer implausibility of thetale.

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77. Modern leaders of the church have used general conference as a platform to condemn the practice of situational ethics. Yet Joseph Smith's letter to Nancy Rigdon sent to convince her to become a plural wife is the epitome of situational ethics. It said, "That which is wrong under one circumstance, may be, and often is, right under another …. Whatever God requires is right, no matter what it is, although we may not see the reason thereof till long after the events transpire…. But in obedience there is joy and peace unspotted."

The mice, by the way, were longgone from his apartment by the summer of 1963.

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98. The LDS leaders' constant use of prevarication turned friends against them. Theodore Schroeder, once friendly to the Mormons became a bitter enemy when he discovered the extent of the deceit used by church leaders and members alike. In 1897 he wrote essays exposing the continued practice of polygamy, despite denials issued by the church. He set out to prove that the church had consistently lied about its involvement with polygamy since the Nauvoo period. (Solemn Covenant, p. 246)