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  1. slamjet

    We need to discuss shaving

    I use a Merkur 25C with Gillette Silver Blues. I went this way because I'm a full on head shaver with wire-like stubble so one blade per session. Besides, I learned on a Gillette Super Speed about four decades ago.
  2. slamjet


    I have a gay daughter. Try that same "you're not good enough for my child" in that scenario. Believe me, It gets weird.
  3. Allow me to share my experience with the new curriculum. This past Sunday in my Elders Quorum was the first Sunday we did that whole "quorum counsel" thing. Essentially, group discussion. The topic was "I don't know all things but I know the Lord loves me." Ok, decent topic except it was turning into a lesson. Now don't get me wrong, I always liked the way the presenter teaches and he's a really good friend however, three-quarters of the way through there was very little quorum participation. So I opened my big mouth in an epic way. Me: May I say something? Teacher: Sure, go ahead. Me: I think we're going off the rails here. I then proceeded to state how this was not the intent of the curriculum and, like I'm genetically programmed to do, proceeded to take over and lead a group discussion. That is until it finally dawned on me that I was being a total ***. In my defense, I've been through over a decade of group therapies and 12-step programs so I know how these meetings are suppose to go. As an indictment, I've not had my blessings restored so I have no priesthood. But I was sitting there as though my chair was made of thumb-tacks and trying to hold myself back. But my filters were not strong enough, eventually malfunctioned, and that was it. To make it even better, one of the Bishopric was there, got up at the end, tried to put it all into perspective about figuring this out, pointed at me, and said "at least <slamjet> doesn't have a problem participating... to a fault." So yea, I think I embarrassed the teacher, had to profusely apologize, and re-enforce the notion that I am a real pain.
  4. My ward's Christmas Celebration Dinner was cancelled due to the fire that was around the corner so I give to you some videos that I was asked to put together and will not be used. One long compilation, one short compilation, "What Child Is This" music video, and "Veni Veni" music video (ended up being cut out) I put together. Please feel free to use them.
  5. slamjet

    "His Hands"

    I don't know if anyone would be interested but I was asked to create a "music video" to show at my Stake Ward Conferences. I ask that you please overlook the imperfections, I only had half a day to put it together. Otherwise, enjoy.
  6. slamjet

    Few Will Find Celestial Glory

    I am. <Gospel According to Slamjet> It's my view that in the final judgement, God will be taking into account the whole of our environment and influences including that which created the catalyst for our decision making progress; the first being our imperfect parents. Because we have been raised under the tutelage of flawed people, we can't be expected to make flawless decisions. Besides, there are a host of flawed people who influence us to the day we die. Some have it good, some have it bad. In the end, the trials will be more or less equal and it's how we work within these trials that will ultimately count: </Gospel According to Slamjet>
  7. slamjet

    Same sex attraction

    1) Don't know 2) Don't know 3) Don't know All my thinking about SSA has been changed since my daughter came out as Gay. My daughter telling me about the conflict within her with church teachings during her childhood and teen years and having a sense that she was gay three years before she told me made me rethink it all.
  8. slamjet

    Few Will Find Celestial Glory

    I believe God is not a failed parent.
  9. slamjet

    What’s the last movie you watched?

    I watched Wonder Woman with my daughter. Interesting experience: The #1 thing about the movie she loved was in the final fight scene and when Wonder Woman landed from a long, long, long jump, her thighs wiggled. And yes, she wouldn't stop talking about the realistic portrayal of a real woman's body.
  10. I don't have a ward calling I have a stake calling.
  11. I had an unpleasant experience with a friends computer and how he ignored his common sense, much to his computer's demise. It took a bit over three weeks for me to figure out how to fix his computer's issue, mainly because I was afraid of making a wrong move and making things worse. In the end, I was able to fix his system, luckily. I posted this on my Facebook and thought I'd share it here: A word of warning about and old scam that I just had to deal with. It's called the "Microsoft Phone Scam" or the "Syskey Scam." This is where Microsoft or other Tech Support call or email you to tell you they need to fix your computer by having them grant remote access to your system. What they do is lock it up by changing the system key then extort lots of money from you to fix it. And it's done on both PC's and Apple systems. A good friend fell for this and it took a few weeks of research and building intestinal fortitude to finally get access to his system, clean, and fix it (they even disabled his antivirus). Frankly, he was lucky that this scammer wasn't too sophisticated. Other ransomware scammers can make it impossible to salvage your system by encrypting the whole disk. Please be assured that NO ONE will call you about your system except bad actors. Don't ever give ANYONE access to your system. Your computer and phone holds more personal information and passwords than you realize. It goes without saying that your life will be made miserable if you get scammed. So please use your common sense, jealously guard your computer and smart phone: > DO NOT open any attachments that you are not expecting, especially ZIP attachments; > DO NOT click on links strange or funny email addresses; > DO NOT click on links in emails send from family or friends. They've been hacked and the email is phishin for systems to lock up The internet is full of traps so be smart and be safe. Here is an article from Microsoft about the scam, Here's another one from Apple, and their community board.
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    Punishment in Mortality... Or Not?

    From everything I've read thus far, it doesn't seem like a semantic issue. Consequences of choices in mortality then in the end, punishment for the non-penitent and delivery from judgement for the penitent. Yes, there is the law but we will be required to answer for breaking the law at the final judgement. It seems to me that the Atonement allows us to live in mortality without having to immediately answer the law. If that were not the case, the consequence of breaking the law is being cut off from the presence of God for eternity since one sin would make us imperfect and unable to be in His presence. With that being the case, mortality is filled with resistance and consequences all designed to further our education and character. I found this quote that was in Faith Precedes the Miracle: “No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God … and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.” It seems to boil down to God is not a failed parent. If he were, we'd all have to suffer the punishment of being cast off forever. Instead, we suffer consequences which can be a temporary state depending on our free-will. Bottom line for mortality: Society punishes, God teaches. I'm willing to accept that I may be way off the mark, but I think I'm closer to the mark than away.
  13. I dunno, there are a few sisters...
  14. slamjet

    Punishment in Mortality... Or Not?

    For me, it went like this: I take care of the A.V. for my ward (as an assignment) because I own most all of the equipment needed and I have fun playing with my "toys." So during a ward activity, the conversation with the Bishop's Second Counselor was: Counselor: We need speakers for August, are you going to be around? Me: Yes I am. BTW, what day is the activity? Counselor: Sunday Me: [thinking] Sunday, what activity is on a Sunday that they need my speakers for? [/thinking] Me: So what activity do you need speakers for? Counselor: Sacrament meeting, Me: 0_o what the heck? That was dirty. Counselor: Yes it was, *smirking* but now I know you're in town and available. *walks away* I kid you not, that's just how it went.