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  1. I was bothered that they quoted unofficial sources but implied they were associated directly with the church.
  2. They may not be hiding, but the MSM is hiding them.
  3. Ok, so where is the coverage in the MSM of this? What story other than an underground video describing their actions is there in the news? Do you have any sources in the media? This is the cover up I mean.
  4. And no, I don't think Trump or the GOP invented a far left branch of the Democratic party to split the party. I think it was a Communist branch that is attempting to take over the party, and has used academia and the youth vote to do it. This video is making the rounds, and I have no reason to doubt the conclusions. Basically, a group behind the scenes has run far left puppets to take over vulnerable Democrat incumbents in solid Democrat districts, basically taking over the party through surrogates.
  5. Of course they are. Bernie Sanders in practice, policy and life experience is a Marxist Communist. He calls it "democratic socialism" but that's just a sugar coated way to let the media call it something it is not. This is a lie. and the MSM is going along with it. The AOC platform is equally communism, but is sold as "social justice". Let's not pretend this is forthcoming and they aren't hiding anything. They most certainly are.
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    Name of the Church

    The internet. The church began emphasizing the church name over "Mormon" a decade ago, and their search hits fell dramatically. People simply couldn't find official sources when they searched for Mormon stuff. So, they did SEO techniques to get people to official information using the search term "Mormon" I think they still do, but are now directing to Latter-day Saint sites, and hopefully they can correct misconceptions. And I think the Sister Wives and the Warren Jeffs news really confused people on who were Mormons. So the church is smart to just abandon the fringe Mormon news from official use by just not using Mormon any more.
  7. Well, LDS claim to have the fullness of the Gospel, but not an exclusivity on truth.
  8. I also suspect within the next 4 years, "democratic socialism" will be replaced with open Marxist Communism.
  9. Well, if you watched the news, you would have no idea their agenda, or it's poopooed as hysterics.
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    If you were to move to the SLC area...

    FYI, I grew up in Holladay and I still love it there. But the prices are well above 400k on average.
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    If you were to move to the SLC area...

    The benches are still desirable. Homes are older though.
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    If you were to move to the SLC area...

    I would say Murray or Taylorsville, but the homes are a bit older than you may want.
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    For those who live in Utah...

    People ask where I live in California, and I just say, near Disneyland. Easier than trying to explain the geography.
  14. There is a shadow communist arm of the Democratic party which is running far left candidates against incumbent Democrats in order to force the party to the far extreme left. The DNC needs to correct this, or they will be over taken.
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    For those who live in Utah...

    I grew up in South Salt Lake, and moved to Southern California when I was in my late 20s, and have been here for almost 30 years. I find the church is known as a bit quirky, but well respected. The LDS kids are usually the good kids in school, and non-Mormon families are happy to have them hang out with them in school, but not marry or be more serious because they don't want them caught up in a quirky church (putting it politely). One of my coworkers was worried her daughter would get married in a temple and not be let in. But what still kind of surprises me about Utah anyway is the culture is so Mormonic. Either you are in the church, or you are mocking the church. I am used to the LA Weekly and the OC Weekly which are standard liberal news mags, but in Utah, the SLC Weekly was the same thing, but every single article was about how rotten those Mormons were. The non-Mormons in Utah, particularly in politics are really bitter. Even smoking. Here in California, non-smoking laws are praised by the left, but in Utah, they are all upset about it. It's really bizarre. That said, I have thought about moving back, but the winters and family out here keep me here. Thing is, there are enough Mormons here to make it feel culturally significant. There are several church buildings nearby, so I still feel like I am home. And some of the inland suburbs feel very community driven, like the neighborhoods I grew up in.
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    Political Discussion? Not what you think...

    Reagan would be nice. For living, maybe Rand Paul or Trey Gowdy. Jesus would have a hard time I think, because ultimately he is a benevolent dictator (but actually is) and would be unable to rule in our secular, imperfect world.
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    Are all the leaders rich?

    I know a lot of people get upset when many of the leaders are businessmen, but this is an international church now, and we need leadership familiar with the business and political world to achieve the goals of the Lord. Do you know the first non-US country to have two temples? Germany. Why? Because of the savvy of our leaders, we were able to negotiate a temple in East Germany before the wall fell. After the reunification of Germany, the country had a West German and East German temple. That is simply remarkable, and could no be done if the Lord did not place those leaders in those positions. A friend from high school was in the Austria mission before the temple and was one of the first missionaries to enter East Germany. The Lord knew what was coming, and prepared the people years before it happened.
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    Are all the leaders rich?

    Even if the numbers are correct, the leaders would have put far more into the church via volunteer time and tithes and offerings than they ever would get out from a stipend? The only time church leaders are paid is to compensate for their families (i.e,. the money is to support wives and children who would be affected if he was suddenly no longer making a living). A leaked pay stub from an apostle, showed his stipend at just under 90K in 2000. Put that into perspective, and your typical IT specialist managing the church's website makes more than an Apostle.
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    TK Smoothies

    This is why I love the way we approach doctrine. We (even prophets) simply interpret what we know from past revelations. And we may be right, we may be wrong. And if a prophet has a personal conclusion about something, and a revelation corrects his belief, we don't all panic. We simply accept additional light on the topic. "[W]e believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. "
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    Ted Bundy Tapes

    The series was fascinating. I remember the TV movie and it was filmed at the cottonwood mall very close to where I lived. Not sure if that was the actual mall since it looked like a different mall. The was a Sears in the shot and the CW mall had JCPenney. And I also got nostalgic seeing the old newscasters and logos. The thing is, he escaped an went to Florida and could have laid low and instead attacked a whole sorority. He either thought he was invincible or wanted to go out with one final event. And then you hear him explain himself. He never admitted guilt until he was about to be executed and only then too buy time. He really in his own mind disassociated his crimes from his mind. And he thought the world was insane and here was normal.He described events in third person and hypotheticals. He used the church to fit in. His Ward and Bishop and many others in his life truly thought he was a victim of mistaken identity. He was that charming.
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    Worst superbowl ever

    I don't recall much social justice talk, bit I was happy to see Gladys Knight sing the national anthem.
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    Celestial Kingdom

    Since God is a physical being,I can only assume he resides in a physical realm.
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    Celestial Kingdom

    I think that God the Father created worlds without end, and i am maybe in the minority that believes that each earth has a savior, and that the story of pre-mortality only involved the people of this Earth, and not of God's other creations. I am not arrogant enough to think we are lucky enough to have been assigned the one Earth in the vast universe to be the epicenter for the fall of Man via Adam and Eve and the assignment of a savior. Moses Chapter 1 says: So how do I reconcile "by my Son"? I interpret it to mean, by the savior of that inhabitable planet, and that Moses was still under the restriction of "only an account of this earth" and didn't need to understand how Adams and saviors fit in the larger scheme of the Father's power. So, to answer your question, I would say our savior created many worlds, but only one that is inhabited by (a portion of) God's children.
  24. Smith also called his Seer Stone a U&T, so the term as used by him, does not mean a specific type of interpreter, but simply a conduit for revelation. Also, the Earth, when it is celestialized, and becomes the Celestial kingdom will become a giant U&T. And each inhabitant will be given their own stone which acts as a U&T. I believe anything that is sanctified to be in the presence of God is a U&T. And for us mere mortals, since we cannot stand in His presence, a tool is required to act as a conduit.