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  • Birthday 02/17/1940

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  1. I think that in the afterlife (or whatever) all men will have beards. It's natural. Shaving the face every morning is just irrational, unnatural, and foolish. When I was seven, we had in Utah, the centennial (1947). There was a statewide beard growing contest. My father, my uncles, my grandfather, all the males in the ward grew beards. And after the 24th of July they shaved them off. I was struck by how much better they had all looked with the beards and decided then to not shave in my lifetime. Yep: that beard I have now was started in 1947.
  2. I've done a lot of bike touring and commuting -- most of it pretty strenuous. I'd like not only bike racks, but showers. Bike in sensible biking clothing, shower, and change to whatever you usually wear to church.
  3. Very irregularly distributed. Some weeks none. Periodically read the OT and the NT cover to cover as my sole recreational reading. Other scriptures are harder to get into. Interesting how much "story" or "plot" helps.
  4. I have been reading descriptions of how the universe ends, given the instability posited by the GeV value of the Higgs Boson, and they uniformly remind me of something I heard in Sunday School (back in the 40s and 50s) about the Apocalypse: the Heavens would roll up like a scroll.
  5. Didn't laugh out loud but I did snort a little bit. Writing a book about it. The age of Isaac at this incident is a matter of some controversy. Not to mention if it was Isaac or Ishmael.
  6. I'd be looking at Web Cams, then. Wait for Amazon to make one its gold box deal.
  7. I saw it on TV (and wasted vast amounts of time watching all the episodes in LV that I'd missed just before watching the final). Olympics didn't occur to me but a crappy show on ABC, Wipeout did. I'd really like to see those guys go up against the obstacle course with the Big Balls and all. Not holding my breath, though. One show on ABC and one on NBC. Olympics are more probable.
  8. Exactly. You may want to consult modern scripture on the point.
  9. Funny, but most people always believe that other people are gullible, but not them. It's the key to many a short con.
  10. I'm not an atheist (but I sometimes play one for my LDS naturist friends), but it seems to me that Christmas -- except for the name -- is clearly a pagan holiday slightly detached from the winter solstice. Jesus wasn't born anywhere near December and it's only very recently that anyone thought so. I recently saw (but didn't read) some article about how atheists can turn the solstices and equinoxes into proper holidays for themselves. That's nice. Gets the atheists, the pagans, and the Christians all on the same page and putting up those "Christmas" lights. Easter is another kettle of fish. It's sourced in the spring equinox but that led to Passover and that led to the whole Christian Easter business (you might want to look into the origin of the work "Easter").
  11. I'm afraid to point out that it's Maundy Thursday.
  12. We still are on to something and you're close, MoE. If your senses of modesty and dignity are not tied to clothing, then you can be modest and dignified without clothing.I've rarely seen an immodest nudist but I see immodest clothed people every day. Jesus said you don't have to weave nor spin nor wear clothing to be properly arrayed (or attired).
  13. And now, thanks to the Supremes, any arrest, even for just being annoying, comes with a FREE STRIP SEARCH!
  14. So, anyone but me get turned in to the BYU Honor System for drinking Postum? It was the coffee flavored, but, really.