bytor2112

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    Supreme Court ruling

    No...you said, it was God showing his displeasure. A wicked people cause war...not God. Perhaps, you want to rephrase your original comment or remove it. You are now stating the facts....that wickedness is the cause of war...not God.
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    Supreme Court ruling

    So, God asked Abraham Lincoln to invade the South...is that your claim? Again, you are free to believe that God causes war and not man....
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    Supreme Court ruling

    Yes England in older....so what? The USA ended slavery as a nation in less than one hundred years and elected a black President in 232 years. It took England in it's storied history many hundreds of years to do that and they still have not elected a black Prime Minister. You are free to believe that it is God and not man that causes war if you like.....
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    Supreme Court ruling

    Yes, Brittain ended slavery before the United States, but practiced it for many hundreds of years whereas the USA practiced less than one hundred years and while slavery ended after the war between the states, emancipation was not the primary reason the North invaded the South. I would note that Brittain does not have nor have they ever had a black Prime Minister, while the USA has a black President. The idea that God was "showing his displeasure" with a horrific war is offensive on so many levels.
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    Supreme Court ruling

    OFFICIAL STATEMENT — 26 JUNE 2015 Supreme Court Decision Will Not Alter Doctrine on Marriage SALT LAKE CITY — The Church issued the following statement Friday: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that following today's ruling by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriages are now legal in the United States. The Court's decision does not alter the Lord's doctrine that marriage is a union between a man and a woman ordained by God. While showing respect for those who think differently, the Church will continue to teach and promote marriage between a man and a woman as a central part of our doctrine and practice."
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    Supreme Court ruling

    John Roberts said some interesting things as well: The truth is that today’s decision rests on nothing more than the majority’s own conviction that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry because they want to, and that “it would disparage their choices and diminish their personhood to deny them this right.” Whatever force that belief may have as a matter of moral philosophy, it has no more basis in the Constitution than did the naked policy preferences adopted in Lochner.
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    Supreme Court ruling

    Courts everywhere.....
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    Supreme Court ruling

    And Nero fiddled while Rome...er, America burned. No surprise really....just a bit closer to the retun of the Savior. Sidenote: How can u not love Scalia... "If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: “The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity,” I would hide my head in a bag. The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie."
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    MLS quick question

    I have been updating callings as EQP for over 5 years......pretty certain my counselors can do the same. Though, not sure about the new LRC which seems to only allow me to make changes.
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    MLS quick question

    He can gain access....or his EQP can do it as well.
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    MLS quick question

    If you have access to MLS, you can u can update it yourself. I serve as EQP and both counselors have acces to MLS. Actually, we have switched to LCR and no longer use MLS.
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    Next Apostle

    I was reading the article featuring some potential candidates to fill the vacany left by Elder Perry's passing and I must say, highly educated is either a requirement or coincedence. All of the brethren mentioned were very educated....no hard scrabble fisher men in that particulr grouping. When is the last time an Apostle was called that wasn't educated beyond high school? Who was it? I don't think it matters and I will sustain whomever is called. Any thoughts on why less educated men are not called to the Apostleship? (not suggesting one hasn't or couldn't be called)
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    Next Apostle

    Good info Jag.....lot's of lawyers I noticed as well.
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    smoking cigarettes

    The OP states that he had quit for 80 + days and was baptized in January...it is now May 29 (day of posting), so, it sounds to me like maybe he has been smoking again. My post isn't a judgement, it is merely clarifying that IF he or anyne else smokes it could keep them from the sacrament and from a Temple recommend.
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    smoking cigarettes

    When you say member in good standing....maybe you should clarify. Not keeping the word of wsdom can keep you from taking the sacrament and from holding a Temple recommend.
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    Cops Crash Pool Party

    The officer could have chosen better language to be sure....everything else including drawing his weapon briefly was appropriate given the situation. If we all lived in Mayberry then all officers could either not wear a gun or keep the bullet in the front pocket. That didn't look like Mayberry to me....
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    Cops Crash Pool Party

    Looks like the officer was offered up as a sacrifice to the "black lives matter" protest that appeared.
  18. Not suggesting we do anything...but u asked why I care....that is why. Prayer would be a great place to begin.....
  19. It is absolutely a commandment from Christ himself that we love our neighbor as ourselves. As his disciples and as one who holds the Holy Priesthood of God....I must care. We will be held accountable for how we exercised the keys, power and authority granted us in this life. I care because it harms Heavenly Father's children and the example it sets to a very impressionable and lost people will serve to lead them farther away from Christ and the Gospel. If it were your sister or brother....you would care. Jenner is ....our brother and those he influences are our sisters and our brothers.
  20. Well...it is a thread on a forum, so, I am commenting. :-) Secondly, because seeing people destroy there lives and in so doing help others to do the same is troublesome.
  21. Well...it is a thread on a forum, so, I am commenting. :-) Secondly, because seeing people destroy there lives and in so doing help others to do the same is troublesome.
  22. Love and understanding is not holding up an obvious sick person as a hero to the rest of society. We make judgments all the time and I am certain the Lord would have us judge between right and wrong and what Jenner (he...folks, not she) is doing is wrong on multiple levels.
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    Cops Crash Pool Party

    Mirkwood....those posts really don't fit the narrative that the media leftists and other dupes so easily swallow. Why I daresay that those posts were planted in order to justify yet more police abuse by a racist out of control cop. A cop....who resigned today and like Darren Wilson may never work in law enforcement again. Just more human debris strown by the media....that is never held accountable for the garbage they allege is news.
  24. Funny how accepting people are of Mr. Jenner's very obvious mental illness and even call him a hero for giving completely over to the illness. Don't see that happen with other forms of mental illness. The physicians, so called, that perform the disfiguring surgeries on Jenner and others should have their medical licenses revoked and should be hauled into court and prosecuted.
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    When does a man's spirit leave the body?

    Last June...June 20th to be precise at about 5:30 A.M, I had a massive heart attack and went into cardiac arrest in the E.R. The doctor and medical team were able to bring me back after a couple minutes or so....thankfully. As I lay on the table in horrible pain, I felt my spirit leaving my body. I told my wife I was sorry and was dying and then looked around the room and said I am going...and off I went. I also saw...me....as I "rushed" back into my body. For the next several minutes my wife said I kept asking what had happened to the music and as they rolled me to the cath lab, I was very much at peace and thought only of the music. Thankfully the cardiologist, who was working frantically, was able to open the blocked artery. He told me I had maybe 10 minutes left to live after they revived me. My spirit left my body. DId it go to Paradise? Dunno. I think somewhere in between as it wasn't my time.