mordorbund

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    mordorbund reacted to Scott in Celebrity Doppelganger   
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    mordorbund reacted to NeedleinA in Heavenly Parents   
    ^^^^ Why then disseminate such ideas?
    You are critical of
    yet, here you are with your own nonsense. "Shame on them but not shame on me?"
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    mordorbund reacted to estradling75 in So my longtime friend thinks Pope Francis is the Antichrist   
    That is where I was going to go with it.  The night without darkness is hard to explain scientifically because we lack any kind of evidence (except for the testimony of the Book of Mormon itself)  Where as the wise men also saw the sign in the Heavens of Christ's birth and acted on it.  This seemed to be a sign that was clear to those watching but otherwise not remarkable...
    It is natural to assume they were one and the same but they seem very different, and I am not even sure they are the same mechanism.
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    mordorbund reacted to Carborendum in Heavenly Parents   
    BOJ,
    The summary of your central argument is this:
    Not buying it.
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    mordorbund reacted to Just_A_Guy in Trump COVID19 positive   
    Some folks toyed with this dynamic after the last election:
    https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2017/march/trump-clinton-debates-gender-reversal.html
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    mordorbund reacted to Carborendum in The Fall - Blessings or Punishments?   
    The figurative "losing job A" (through disobedience) was not what you asked about.  You asked about whether the consequences of their actions were "blessings or punishments" (see the title of this thread).  So, I addressed your question about the consequences.  In fact, in your OP you never even asked about their actions being right or wrong, or deserving of blessing or punishment.  So, I had not addressed that.
    In my opinion and interpretation of LDS theology, their actions were both right and wrong.  And the results were also blessings and punishments.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from MrShorty in Timelapse of the Future - Very interesting video I found   
    Aaaaaaand just like that NT became a Star Trek villain.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from MrShorty in Timelapse of the Future - Very interesting video I found   
    Aaaaaaand just like that NT became a Star Trek villain.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from MrShorty in Timelapse of the Future - Very interesting video I found   
    Aaaaaaand just like that NT became a Star Trek villain.
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    mordorbund reacted to Vort in Heavenly Parents   
    When I think of the so-called lurkers who peruse this site, both LDS and non-LDS, I sometimes think that some of the speculative posts by the Saints are more damaging than the trolls by dedicated antiMormons.
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    mordorbund reacted to Vort in Halloween is in the eye of the beholder   
    And don't forget anime.

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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I've always found the Church's name dashing.
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    mordorbund reacted to Just_A_Guy in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I used to think that way, but I’ve seen some real ugliness online over the past four years and now, over the past six months, in-person as well.  
    I have no idea what the die-hard  Trumplings (or, in fairness, pretty much anyone on the left) will do if their boy isn’t inaugurated next January; and these conference addresses aren’t calming my nerves.
    Food storage, folks.  Food storage.
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    mordorbund reacted to romans8 in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I have heard some use Latter-day Saint as it strikes a balance between LDS and the longer name.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I've always found the Church's name dashing.
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    mordorbund reacted to Vort in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    Turnabout is fair play.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I've always found the Church's name dashing.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I've always found the Church's name dashing.
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    mordorbund reacted to NeedleinA in Conference October 3-4, 2020   
    I have never seen this before, but if you say so.

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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in Eternity, infinity, and limits   
    Thanks for clarifying that you're working off a dimensional model. I want to revisit this just so it can be closed cleanly. infinityn has cardinality of Aleph0. This can be shown using the same argument that's used for INFRational having cardinality Aleph0. You line up all the whole numbers on one axis and all the whole numbers on another axis and you cleanly map the 2D to 1D with zigzags. A special zigzag you can use for this is the Hilbert curve. This is useful because there's a 3D analog that maps cleanly to 1D. I haven't done anything rigorous, but given the nature of nD cubes, I imagine you have that mapping for any infinityn. I'm not sure if it applies to infinityinfinity. and all bets are off if you intend to use INFReals for your axes (since just the first axis alone is in Aleph1).
    The difference is that for any given y, x12 = x23. This is essentially the math equivalent of eat, drink, and be merry. God will be us with a few stripes, but eventually we'll have all the same experiences as Celestial people. It just takes longer. And who really cares about longer when we're talking about eternity? In contrast, the dimensional model says you will never experience "up, but not North".
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in The Law of Consecration and Stewardship   
    I'm not sure. On the one hand, I see the value in experimenting with different implementations of covenant principles to discover what actually works and what doesn't. For one thing it dispels a lot of myths and fantasies about what God is actually asking for (refer back to Traveler's or LoudMouthMormon's comments about what happens when you help the poor monetarily but not with skills training; or the back-and-forth in this thread about whether it's really just the labor that's deeded out or if the property is actually stewarded). For another it becomes something of a pilot program for the large-scale thing. Based on Discourses of Brigham Young, I gather that Brigham's vision of the Millennial government was essentially that Christ will return, say "Zion has it right" and then roll it out across other communities.
    On the other hand, we have the story of Zeniff in the Book of Mormon. He describes himself as being zealous in reclaiming the Nephite inheritance, but seems to recognize that he displayed a terrible lack of wisdom in some of the agreements he entered; which left them vexed by the Lamanites in his time and in bondage within a few generations. And I must admit that head-image me would look askance at anyone who told me they were purchasing land in Missouri just so they could donate it when the Church eventually asks for it. So I can see how it would be unwise to start practicing the United Order without additional (revealed) guidance.
    But on the other hand, Zeniff, Noah, and Limhi's interactions with the Lamanites seem to provide a turning point. Nephi, Jacob, and Enos all sent out missionary efforts to reclaim them but failed tremendously. It's not until after they've have a community of Nephites live among them for generations that Mosiah's sons are able to make any headway. So if the Lord wasn't behind the initial zeal He certainly turned it for His own purposes. So God can certainly consecrate such efforts for good.
    But on the other hand, can isn't the same as will. And the question was about the wisdom of it not the utility in God's economy.
    But on the other hand.....

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    mordorbund reacted to Vort in The Law of Consecration and Stewardship   
    Is it unwise to live a united order as an expression of the law of consecration without the express command of God?
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    mordorbund reacted to Just_A_Guy in The Law of Consecration and Stewardship   
    1) What is the source for the claim that the GAs live the Law of Consecration?  (I’m not disputing it, necessarily; but this seems to be one of those things that everybody knows but no one can source.)
    2)  FWIW, property records in Davis and Salt Lake Counties are online, and searchable by owner name; and several members of the Q15 are on there as owning homes in their own names or under family trusts.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Traveler in Alma 30:7-11   
    Is this about that Sunday I got a hole in one?