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  1. Yes. They moved over to Family Tree so I suggest you switch over and enter your new data there. Hope that helps. :)
  2. I am a bit surprised at the posts in this thread. I came from a forum where people criticized others horribly. I thought I had left that behind, but I guess not. This sort of behavior from so many makes me think I had better look for another place to spend my time.
  3. Could you give some examples. I'm not sure what would be helpful to you. I use google to find results that I wouldn't normally find when I use my regular resources. This could be from church records someone decided to put online - and that helped me find one of the people in my family tree that didn't show up anywhere else. It could be someone else's family tree that is related to the work you are doing. Google also produces some nice online book results - such as google books - which has many times given me some very rich history on the ancestors I was researching (not always mine). If you have questions - I would be very happy to answer what I can. Although I am no expert. I do get a fair amount of results though. :)
  4. There are some data entry jobs that can be done from home. I looked into that at one point, but unfortunately don't have any information to direct you to companies that do this.
  5. I found it interesting that it is supported by these players on the left, but state this on their webpage: We are conservatives and moderates, progressives and liberals, non-believers and people of deep faith, united by escalating assaults on our reason, our environment, and our rights. Which conservative organizations are part of this? Maybe they're there, but I missed them if they are. What conservative speakers will be present for this rally?
  6. Since it's a joke to you, there really isn't any reason for me to give a serious response.
  7. If this thread is any example of that, I think it would be interesting to see what you would say when you're not being tolerant of peoples right to say things - such as wishing Cusak would pipe down and go make some more crappy movies.
  8. An´i`mate v. t. 1. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body. [imp. & p. p. Animated; p. pr. & vb. n. Animating.] Which is what President McKay stated. Which is what I stated. A clone, since it is animated, has a soul / spirit. I don't think it gets any plainer than that.
  9. Then there isn't anything more to discuss. This is all that matters as to the topic of the thread. The spirit animating the body answers the question in the original post. "Would a human clone be considered to have a soul?" Since the spirit animates the body then clones would have souls. :)
  10. Exactly the point I was trying to make. Thank you. :)
  11. I'm quite familiar with what constitutes a soul. However, your response just reinforces my thought that you may not have a clear understanding of what it means to be animated - which is, as President McKay indicates, the first basic truth of life. None of these examples have an impact on how a spirit "animates" a body. As such, they have no impact on my original statement. :)
  12. I don't. However, to the question of the Spirit animating the body, this is taken from the Teachings of David O. McKay: Teachings of David O. McKay Each of us has two contrasting natures: the physical and the spiritual. Man is a dual being, and his life a plan of God. That is the first fundamental fact to keep in mind. Man has a natural body and a spiritual body. In declaring this fact the scriptures are very explicit: “And the Gods formed man from the dust of the ground, and took his spirit (that is, the man’s spirit), and put it into him; and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.” [Abraham 5:7.] Man’s body, therefore, is but the tabernacle in which his spirit dwells. Too many, far too many, are prone to regard the body as the man, and consequently to direct their efforts to the gratifying of the body’s pleasures, its appetites, its desires, its passions. Too few recognize that the real man is an immortal spirit, which [is] “intelligence or the light of truth,” [see D&C 93:29] animated as an individual entity before the body was begotten, and that this spiritual entity with all its distinguishing traits will continue after the body ceases to respond to its earthly environment. Said the Savior: “I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.” (John 16:28.) As Christ’s pre-existent Spirit animated a body of flesh and bones, so does the pre-existent spirit of every human being born into this world. Will you keep that in mind as the first basic truth of life? Perhaps the problem is that you don't have a clear understanding of what it means to "animate" something.