mirkwood

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    mirkwood reacted to Just_A_Guy in A question about the NFL and Sabbath Keeping   
    For me, watching competitive sports doesn’t really foster the atmosphere I want in my home on a Sunday.  Not sure I’d call it “sinful”; but it’s perhaps merely a “good” amongst the triad of “good, better, best”.  But I recognize there’s a lot of subjectivity in terms of what might constitute good/better/best Sabbath activities.  For example, I spend my workdays cooped up in an office and/or a courtroom; being outside on the Sabbath in God’s creation doing a little gardening—or in my garage gluing up a woodworking project—can be a restful and sacred experience for me.  But I imagine I’d feel differently if I were a farmer or a carpenter.
    As far as looking to the example of other Church members who are involved in those sports:  The data we’re going to get from LDS athletes on this topic is confused at best.  It’s probably worth noting that:
    —a) For a long time (not sure if it’s still true), Church institutions made a point of avoiding any kind of competitive sports play on Sundays.
    —b)  Church literature is rife with stories of kids who opted out of The Big Game to keep the Sabbath holy.
    —c)  I remember hearing lots of people point to Steve Young an example of how a good Mormon could play pro sports on Sunday.  Well, I’ve never once seen Young bear public testimony of the restored Gospel; but I’ve heard him throw the Church under the bus on behalf of his LGBTQ libertine buddies numerous times. When someone argues to me that so-and-so does such-and-such and therefore such-and-such must be OK because so-and-so is still a “good Mormon”, my (probably unfair in many cases) gut response is a two-word reply: “for now”.
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    mirkwood got a reaction from askandanswer in A question about the NFL and Sabbath Keeping   
    I think we should discuss caffeine and the Word of Wisdom in this thread too.
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    mirkwood got a reaction from dprh in Hi. My name is dprh and I'm an addict.   
    Welcome back!
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    mirkwood reacted to dprh in Hi. My name is dprh and I'm an addict.   
    Thank you.
    My wife and I thought about using Zoom or WebEx so other people could 'attend'.  But our Stake President is extremely reluctant to have ordinances on video.  And that feels right to me.  We are doing it in my parent's backyard pool, so we're going to be able to have a few more than 10 people there.
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    mirkwood reacted to dprh in Hi. My name is dprh and I'm an addict.   
    I thought about starting a new thread, but figured it'd make more sense to update this one.  I had a membership council with my Stake Presidency (hurrah for the handbook changes!) about 5 weeks ago.  They made the decision to suggest to headquarters I could get baptized again.  I got a call from my Stake President on Sunday that the Area president opened up baptisms and that I can schedule it.  Tonight, I will again be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!
    Thank you for being a wonderful community that has helped me in this journey.  (Not to imply that it's over)
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    mirkwood reacted to MormonGator in The Slow Return to "Normal"   
    I'll be happy to browse through my local comic shop again, that's for sure. 
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    mirkwood got a reaction from JohnsonJones in Led along by the nose.   
    "There is no conspiracy theory in the Book of Mormon –it is a conspiracy fact."  Ezra Taft Benson.
     
    You would do well to study Secret Combinations in the Book of Mormon and while doing so ask yourself why Mormon included that information in the most correct book on earth.
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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in A question about the NFL and Sabbath Keeping   
    Nothing wrong with watching sports as a family bonding activity...provided you have met all your other Sunday requirements.  If insert other activity replaces church activity you have a problem.
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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in A question about the NFL and Sabbath Keeping   
    Nothing wrong with watching sports as a family bonding activity...provided you have met all your other Sunday requirements.  If insert other activity replaces church activity you have a problem.
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    mirkwood reacted to anatess2 in Led along by the nose.   
    That's not capitalist.  This is the problem with Bernie Bros - they keep on assigning non-capitalist endeavors to capitalism and then attacking them.
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    mirkwood reacted to Emmanuel Goldstein in Led along by the nose.   
    Bill Gates also has donated heavily to WHO and he owns a medical company that hopes to produce the first Coronavirus Vaccine and make tens of Billions of dollars. He has a huge stake in globalism being successful.
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    mirkwood reacted to MormonGator in A question about the NFL and Sabbath Keeping   
    That’s fantastic to hear @LadyGunnar. I think one of the reasons we all like sports is because of the sense of togetherness it provides. 
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    mirkwood reacted to LadyGunnar in A question about the NFL and Sabbath Keeping   
    Football is awesome. The upsets, the wins, the Superbowl when your team wins and then loses the next year. The sense of community. Blue Fridays were awesome in Washington. It's fun.  
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    mirkwood reacted to MormonGator in A question about the NFL and Sabbath Keeping   
    Exactly.

    I know of men who work 65+ hours a  week to support their families. They should be allowed three hours to spend with their kids/wives to watch a football game Sunday. It's quite audacious of you (generic!) to lecture them. 
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    mirkwood reacted to askandanswer in A question about the NFL and Sabbath Keeping   
    Not knowing much about these things, just out of curiousity, does the football do anything while it is being watched, or does anything interesting happen to it?
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    mirkwood reacted to LadyGunnar in A question about the NFL and Sabbath Keeping   
    We watch football. It's a great way for our family to bond and spend time together.
    I grew up on a farm. We had to work on Sunday. Animals need fed and water, crops need taken care of. Calving season didn't stop for Sunday.  Dad had to get up extra early on Sundays to make it to church on time. It was never a day of rest.  
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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in Trudeau announces Canada is banning assault-style weapons   
    Why is he your most popular playlist on iTunes?
     

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    mirkwood got a reaction from askandanswer in A question about the NFL and Sabbath Keeping   
    I think we should discuss caffeine and the Word of Wisdom in this thread too.
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    mirkwood reacted to MormonGator in ThirdHour Political Leaning Questions   
    Well, you were fired as my propaganda minster a few months ago...you are now rehired as my loyalty enforcer. 

    @mirkwood, reschedule the execution. @Midwest LDS has redeemed himself.  
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    mirkwood reacted to Midwest LDS in ThirdHour Political Leaning Questions   
    How else are you supposed to keep the peasants in line? 
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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in ThirdHour Political Leaning Questions   
    Oh sweet, now I've got you for treason too!
     

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    mirkwood reacted to MormonGator in ThirdHour Political Leaning Questions   
    You and your love of summary executions. Goodness, you are turning into @Midwest LDS with your love of "tyranny". 
     
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    mirkwood reacted to Vort in Trudeau announces Canada is banning assault-style weapons   
    Well, I mean, Loverboy was a good band and all, but I wouldn't say greatest ever.

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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in ThirdHour Political Leaning Questions   
    Oh sweet, now I've got you for treason too!
     

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    mirkwood got a reaction from MormonGator in Trudeau announces Canada is banning assault-style weapons   
    Why is he your most popular playlist on iTunes?