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Alma : 50 - Happiness
 If the fortifications that Moroni built in the beginning were enough to astonish the Lamanites to the point that they were afraid to fight, and then failed to kill even one Nephite, while they themselves were slain to the tune of over 1,000 - I can only imagine what the additional fortifications did...  Goes to show that a good Christian never leaves good enough alone when it comes to freedom, religion, family, or morals.  That's probably some advice I could use myself....

Another point of interest in this chapter is Mormon's addendum that "there never was a happier time among the people of Nephi, since the days of Nephi, than in the days of Moroni."  hmm.... "happier"...  That's a good gauge for life in general...  Seems like today's guages are "rich", or "successful", or "famous"....  Wouldn't it be better to be poor, lowly, and generally unknown - but happy?  To me, it seems like all the litmus tests used today to guage general wellness are rather meaningless if I'm unhappy.   Thinking and pondering upon this a bit, a memory comes back of watching President Gordon B. Hinckley make his way out of a cultural hall after hearing him speak to a group of youth, when he stopped momentarily to shake a young girl's hand (she was probably in her late teens), and while briefly looking at her, asked, in his usual peppy manner, "Are ya happy?", and then continued on his way.  I saw this with my own eyes, and while not an amazing moment, it kind of struck me that he used the word "happy"...  I wonder how many people today are "happy"....

Also...  Stupid pride and selfishness comes in to destroy a reign of 3-4 years of peace.  I take it they didn't like people who disturb the peace, as Teancum killed Morianton in battle...

If I were him, I probably would have done the same.

Good chapter.