My cousin posted this article on Facebook. I wonder what the author would have thought about the Book of Mormon. Or if maybe he is LDS and couldn't share the true depth of his understanding in the liberal NYTimes.
4 Ne. 1: 24
24 And now, ... there began to be among them those who were lifted up in pride, such as the wearing of costly apparel, and all manner of fine pearls, and of the fine things of the world.
Of the world. Sometimes I wonder how well I'm doing in the "in the world, not of the world" area. Sometimes I worry about how I'll do when we have an actual income and decisions to make regarding frivolous things. It's kind of a comfortable place when you know that you don't have it to spend, so if you do something "extra" you'd by golly better have a good reason.