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  1. carlimac

    Looking beyond the Mark.

    Wow that sounds like an unpleasant and fruitless exercise. No thanks.
  2. carlimac

    Looking beyond the Mark.

    I never said they can't both be inspired. That's not my premise or my belief. I was just asking the question - "Could one of these have been an uninspired policy?"
  3. carlimac

    Looking beyond the Mark.

    What was accomplished by having the children of gays policy in place for only 18 months? The policy of polygamy was in place long enough to have a huge impact on women and families for good.
  4. carlimac

    Looking beyond the Mark.

    Can you explain how and why?
  5. carlimac

    Looking beyond the Mark.

    Sugar is an addictive substance. Even food can be addictive for some people who can’t control the quantity they eat. Food actually becomes harmful to their bodies.
  6. carlimac

    Looking beyond the Mark.

    So what was the deal with the change in policy about the children of gays first not being able to get baptized till 18 and gays being called apostate, then a year and a half later the policy changing and those restrictions being dropped? Which was inspired? The policy or the undoing of it so quickly?
  7. carlimac

    Looking beyond the Mark.

    I'm obviously not mikbone but wanted to respond to this question. We've been told by many leaders of the Church that going beyond the mark isn't necessary. Just search the term "going beyond the mark" or "looking beyond the mark" for the pages and pages of references on LDS.org. Another way to look at it is that "going beyond the mark" for some may be way more than they can handle, whereas someone else can keep their sanity and bodily health in check by not doing so. I have a dear friend who has a picture of Christ or a temple or a scripture plaque in EVERY SINGLE room of her house. For me, that would be going way beyond what is necessary or helpful. For her, it's what she likes and needs- apparently to remember Christ and to help her family. This friend has been known to live life in high gear with a zillion things going on at once. When I first met her she was extremely strict with computer use with her children. Over the years she's lightened up a bit. But she herself makes sure everyone knows she doesn't use social media and has dim views of it...just shy of acting as though it's against the commandments. For her, personally, maybe it is. So what YOU may think is the bare minimum of what is required may be someones very best effort- all they can muster. And I believe that's acceptable to the Lord. For someone else, it may not be enough and the Lord will ask why talents weren't expanded and resources used to do more? I fear the admonition to "magnify our callings" meant that some would go overboard and that it would be used as a measuring stick to beat upon those for whom doing the minimum feels just right.
  8. Ok I found this from the World Journal of Gastroenterology from a couple years ago. "The available literature indicates that the immunological response to vaccines in children with celiac disease (CD) does not differ markedly from that of general population and antibody titres are high enough to provide long-term protection, except for hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine. " Then it goes on to say that there are an unlucky few who for some technical reason don't develop the immunity as readily as most kids with Celieac Disease do. Since my daughter was diagnosed when she was 9 1/2 years old she'd already gotten most of her vaccines so the doctor didn't feel the need to bring it up. Plus they've continued to learn more about it over the last 13 years. New protocols. She really hasn't seen a gastro doctor for probably 10 years at least. It would be interesting to find out if she's actually developed the immunity for all the diseases she was vaccinated for, especially Hep B. See, I can learn new things and admit when I'm wrong.
  9. Ok I know for some reason I have a bad reputation on this forum- probably because I tell the truth and I'm not afraid to call out hooey when I see it. If I'm wrong I will gladly admit it. "Weird story" because from my experience and education you don't get encephalitis from vaccines that fast unless you inject it right into the cerebral spinal fluid which is impossible if you are giving a shot in the leg. And even then it would take hours for the symptoms of encephalitis to show up. The timing in the story is just off. What makes you say you can't tell if I'm being genuine? I was a pediatric nurse for years 7 at Primary Childrens and then for 4 years in a pediatric office before I quit to raise my own 7 kids. The comment about "if she stops screaming she'll be OK" was totally appropriate. Now if she were having a seizure in his office or her eyes were rolling back in her head or she had a stiff neck and he said, "Oh she should be OK." Then he should be sued and stripped of his license.
  10. I'm going to bat for this doctor. I think the only thing he did wrong was perhaps persistently encouraging giving the shot that day when the baby had a low grade fever. They could have come back when the baby's temp was normal. but it isn't unheard of to give shots if there is a slight fever. I think it was specifically BECAUSE the doctor was concerned about his patient -about the baby catching Pertussis that he encouraged giving the shot asap. Pertussis is wretched and can be fatal for babies. There is no way a doctor can know for certain before the shot is given which child will have a severe reaction. ( Except it's not recommended for kids with certain types of allergies). It sounds to me like he WAS acting in the best interest of the patient. It's wrong to characterize doctors as uncaring. Some are, but most absolutely DO care. Especially pediatricians! It's NOT the easiest specialty and what I learned from working with hundreds of them is that they tend to care more than most. ENTS on the other hand... I've had more bad experiences with ENTs than any other kind of doctor.
  11. OK this is just a weird story. The kind of screaming that happens when there is a bad reaction from the vaccine doesn't happen immediately- like right after the shot is given in the doctor's office. I've given hundreds of those shots. Yes some babies cry like crazy and some hurt and are deeply offended and let you know every time you move them. High pitched screaming associated with a bad reaction would come hours later as the neurological system is affected. The fact that this baby had been experiencing high fevers before she ever got the vaccine is something to consider. Even a low grade fever that day could have been from whatever it was that gave her encephalitis. It could be that something was brewing in her system long before she was vaccinated. Then it landed in her brain. Was it ever proven by the doctors? Do they know from a lumbar puncture what organism was growing in there? It just doesn't add up the way the story was told. I'm not discounting the mother's prompting at all. Perhaps she shouldn't have gotten the shot. But sadly her baby may have gotten encephalitis anyway. Also, I have a daughter who was diagnosed with Celiac disease at the Mayo Clinic about 13 years ago. We have never been told that vaccines won't take. Can you direct me to some kind of referrence for that? She has had all her vaccines. Hasn't had any reactions. Hasn't gotten sick with any of the illnesses.
  12. carlimac

    Anti-abortion bill in Alabama

    Alyssa Milano Demands Media Stop Calling Unborn Babies' Heartbeat a ‘Heartbeat'https://www.updateamerica.com/alyssa_milano_demands_media_stop_calling_unborn_babies_heartbeat_a_heartbeat
  13. carlimac

    Anti-abortion bill in Alabama

    But the government has taken away a person's agency to kill another human being, no matter how annoying or inconvenient it is to live with or near that person. There are lots of things we can't use our agency on, without serious repercussions. Like jail or being put to death ourselves. I guess what counts is how much value you put on the life of a baby before it's born.
  14. carlimac

    Anti-abortion bill in Alabama

    I think this is where the pro choicers have a point. It matters now! If we can say that every life matters before birth, there are innumerable babies that need their lives to matter now that have already been born. And not just in 3rd world countries. That being said, don't ask me how to do it. I'm not the expert but I certainly can see their point that too many children are in a bad place. That alone doesn't justify abortion. But it should be a huge concern for pro lifers, too. It probably is. Maybe we just need to be more vocal about how pro-lifers ARE, right now trying to take care of the "inconvenient" babies that are born. And are willing to take on even more if necessary. Pro-lifers don't have a leg to stand on ( other than religious belief which isn't enough) if they don't.
  15. carlimac

    Anti-abortion bill in Alabama

    I disagree!! I think both conversations and action have to take place simultaneously.