mordorbund

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    mordorbund reacted to pam in The Slow Return to "Normal"   
    Inslee is an idiot.  I'm glad he's yours and not mine.     
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    mordorbund reacted to anatess2 in Why states & localities are failing on religious liberties   
    Yeah.  Only governments can make such a dumb assessment as to think spirituality is non-essential.  Communism much?
     
    In the case of WALMART, what happens when more people show up for your service than you can safely accommodate with proper social distancing?  After all, we're talking about a setting that normally features closely-spaced shopping.
    Yep.  Hubris of a government who pick and choose who THEY deem are "essential" and can be trusted with public safety.  Think about it, they just blanket stripped you of your means to feed yourself because they think what you do is non-essential while they continue to collect from the public purse.  US Constitution, my dear.  Time for everybody to go back to US History class and study it.
    Now tell me... how many people died because they went shopping at Walmart?
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    mordorbund reacted to Vort in When Women (don't) Speak   
    Cool story, Kim.
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    mordorbund reacted to Vort in When Women (don't) Speak   
    Cool story, Kim.
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    mordorbund reacted to prisonchaplain in LDS vs. non-LDS Christian views of the Bible   
    @mordorbund We love Malachi because it offers the strongest passage about tithing.  
    Joel is a close second in Pentecostal circles because of the promise that in the last days God would pour out His Spirit and there would be prophesy and other spiritual gifts.  
    If there is an Old Testament passage about worship bands we could get the non-denominational mega-churches on board.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in LDS vs. non-LDS Christian views of the Bible   
    I would say that this is true of those portions referenced in the scriptures of the restoration. We love the "minor" prophet Malachi because he is quoted in every one of our standard works, but I don't see that same love for Zephaniah. Joel and Amos are known (though I wouldn't necessarily say well-known) by the saints because Moroni quoted from those books and it was canonized in our Pearl of Great Price.
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    mordorbund reacted to Carborendum in Are LDS open to Theistic Evolutionary Theory?   
    You still haven't drawn a line about where you would say that such a change is impossible.  What changes specifcally?  Or, if you prefer, are you saying Orders? Families? Genera? Species?  Sub-species?  Where are you saying A is understandable change, but B is not understandable change?
    If it is not a bold line, then at least describe a grey area in a sufficiently specific manner that we can actually discuss it.  What do you accept as a "reasonable" amount of change to believe in?
    Depending on where you draw that line, your first statement may be correct or incorrect.
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    mordorbund reacted to Colirio in Fun family history stories   
    Either you forgot to type a “great” or this story is more twisted than you let on.... 
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    mordorbund reacted to prisonchaplain in Why states & localities are failing on religious liberties   
    When can government order churches to stop, legally? What constitutes an emergency? As this pandemic rages, and seems to have become too political, I've had my cynical moments. Church-goers vote the wrong way, so governors and mayors keep the liquor flowing but shut us down!
    Sadly, I should have had more answers than many. I'm a chaplain. I've lived/breathed RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) for well over 20 years now. Governments may restrict religious liberties when there is a compelling government interest--such as public safety--such as COVID-19. Indeed, most churches, including my own, have complied. What irks are the inconsistencies. Restrictions must not single out religion.
    I found the linked article extremely insightful. I am @prisonchaplain and I endorse this message. https://www.christianpost.com/voices/why-are-so-many-states-violating-religious-liberty.html
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in LDS vs. non-LDS Christian views of the Bible   
    I would say that this is true of those portions referenced in the scriptures of the restoration. We love the "minor" prophet Malachi because he is quoted in every one of our standard works, but I don't see that same love for Zephaniah. Joel and Amos are known (though I wouldn't necessarily say well-known) by the saints because Moroni quoted from those books and it was canonized in our Pearl of Great Price.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in LDS vs. non-LDS Christian views of the Bible   
    I would say that this is true of those portions referenced in the scriptures of the restoration. We love the "minor" prophet Malachi because he is quoted in every one of our standard works, but I don't see that same love for Zephaniah. Joel and Amos are known (though I wouldn't necessarily say well-known) by the saints because Moroni quoted from those books and it was canonized in our Pearl of Great Price.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Carborendum in Flemish Giant Rabbits?   
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Carborendum in When Women (don't) Speak   
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    mordorbund reacted to dprh in Baptisms for the dead   
    34 AD is still fairly ancient times.   
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    mordorbund reacted to prisonchaplain in Mormons Building Bridges founders tacitly acknowledge: “We’ve been taken over by anti-Mormons”.   
    One of the greatest unsung heroes, and defenders of biblical sexuality, is Dr. Warren Throckmorton. He is professor of Psychology at Grove City College, in, yep, Grove City, PA. Approximately 20 years ago a group of Christian men came to him. They said they had same-sex attraction, but as Christians believed that it would be a sin to fulfill those attractions. They asked that he meet with them weekly for therapy and Bible study. He agreed. Eventually he developed Sexual Identity Therapy (helping religiously-motivated, same sex-attracted men maintain celibacy). After a few years he submitted SIT (with another Christian psychologist) to the APA. Despite much political push-back, APA approved the therapy. My rough recollection of Dr. Glasgow's (head of the APA committee that examined the work) summary comment: As surprising as it is to some of us, for a number of people who they worship is more important than who they sleep with. Here's the SIT: https://sitframework.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/sexualidentitytherapyframeworkfinal.pdf
    Dr. Throckmorton's quiet love is far superior to those who claim a form of godliness, but yell at church leadership, "Love is love!" I beg to differ. Love is not selfish. I will not feed my flesh by causing another to stumble.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Carborendum in Flemish Giant Rabbits?   
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    mordorbund got a reaction from dprh in Flemish Giant Rabbits?   
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Carborendum in Flemish Giant Rabbits?   
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Carborendum in Flemish Giant Rabbits?   
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    mordorbund reacted to Carborendum in Flemish Giant Rabbits?   
    Wouldn't that be a chicken?  Oh, right. That would be crossing the road.
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    mordorbund got a reaction from dprh in Flemish Giant Rabbits?   
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Carborendum in Flemish Giant Rabbits?   
    Flemish giant rabbits? Are you starving that much for sports and mascots?
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Carborendum in Flemish Giant Rabbits?   
    Flemish giant rabbits? Are you starving that much for sports and mascots?
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    mordorbund got a reaction from Vort in Flemish Giant Rabbits?   
    Yeah, but you raise Flemish Giants for competition, not for food. I mean, who's gonna arm wrestle this guy from the article?

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    mordorbund reacted to Carborendum in Broken Bow   
    You know, I never really pondered that myself and don't have time now.  I'm taking the time to appreciate this interpretation for the moement.
    What do you think it coud be?  You seem to have spent more time thinking about it than I have.  I hope you at least have some scriptures and/or solid reasoning to back it up.