Selections From The Dictionary of Correlationism: Worthy

Worthy: (adj.) Used to speak of ‘more or less’ adherence to fluctuating social norms that are later formalized in published material and or Conference talks, and typically a decade or so thereafter spoken of as ‘revelatory’ and, indeed, as never-changing but ever-existing; e.g., monogamy, Capitalism, ear-peircings, imbibing alcohol, ‘doing’ home-teaching, ‘having’ family home evening; to keep a rule, sometimes, is to be W. and so W-ness. is usually decided by personal insight/revelation, and/or confirmed by formal interview, ratified by a bar-code; to speak of someone or something as “worthy” is to suggest that the hard standard of perfection is not attained nor really bothered with, and that the recognition of oneself as a sinner in need of pity, charity, and grace — by virtue of failing at perfection and thus breaching one’s covenant with God — need not be bothered with either, as one is following somebody’s rules, at least some of the time, and imperfectly perhaps, but well…what are gonna do?   Though the term may be applied to oneself in private, in public the term is applied to others; the real advantage of the term is to categorize others implicitly by one’s assumption that they are or are not ‘w’, and that according to unspoken norms believed to be shared by all.  This more specific usage entials modifiers, e.g., Temple W., BYU W., Calling W., W. Brethren, Priesthood W., Vote W.   Mostly applicable when discriminating uses of the mortal body, e.g., touching a body, viewing a body; rather than, say, economic standards, and so, by virtue of the life-cycle of hormones, the elderly are more appropriately said to be W., and thus, to set the fluctuating norms some later generation will declare timeless and heavenly.

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