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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22 2014 5:05 a.m. MST

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Draper, UT

Jerry Johnston is a genius...not to mention a terrific and inspiring writer.

G L W8

Paper and rope—arguably a mixed metaphor. But I suppose God would overlook trivial criticisms if the point comes clearly across. And Jerry has hit the nail on the head (I can mix ‘em too)! We are here to learn from our own experience. So God would defeat his purpose if he interfered every time we were challenged with a difficult task, as some naysayers seem to indicate he could do if he really existed. The matter of faith—relying on Him at rope’s end—is a totally different matter than creating a piece of paper—a useless exercise in the Sunday School case, but not in the historical DesNews one. Well done, Bro. Johnstone!


I'm more inspired by the courage of those who stood up for freedom of the press in this story, and demonstrated a great deal of ingenuity in the process of doing so, than I am by the religious metaphor present here. I sometimes wish that we had less freedom today, just so that it would be more precious to us, and that we wouldn't take it for granted so easily.

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