I love my Kindle Fire. It is on my short list of things I could marry, if I could marry things. (the other items on the short list are chocolate orange sticks, my wife’schicken salad, the projection TV in my basement, Jen’s crabcakes,and my brother’s swimming pool). I use it for righteous purposes, like scripture study, reading President Monson's biography, and even maintaining home teaching statistics. Through my own superficially speculative scripture study, I learned that when the prophet Isaiah saw our day, he saw not only planes, trains and automobiles, but also Kindle Fires. What my conscience is wrestling with, however, was what thought of Kindles; “ye shall lie down in sorrow.”
Its right there 2nd Nephi 7:11: “Behold all ye that kindle fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks, walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks which ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand—ye shall lie down in sorrow. “
We're supposed to liken the scriptures unto ourselves, so I tried it here. Hmm... lets see... I have a Kindle Fire, but I don't compass myself with sparks- its been more than a few years since I've hung out by a campfire and recklessly poked glowing coals with a stick. I sometimes do walk by the light of my Kindle Fire, however. I admit that I occasionally use it as a night light in our upstairs hallway. Is that bad?