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  1. Colirio

    50-year-old assaulted over birthday hat

    Very true. To be fair, though, what did we all expect it to be like in the last days before Christ’s second coming? I believe it will get much worse. That being said, the restoration itself is getting more and more exciting, isn’t it?
  2. Colirio

    So we’re not discussing Romney?

    Everyone knew that Harry Reid would choose a particular side on most issues. We already know that a venomous serpent will bite and therefore we don’t put any confidence in it not biting. Mitt Romney makes a pretense of being on a team and then sides with the other. Justified or not, this comes across as disloyalty at a time when the nation is deeply divided on foundational principles. Wanna know who is hated worse than the enemy? A traitor. The Democrats made their impeachment decisions in order to uphold their ideology. I disagree with their ideology and believe them a dangerous enemy to liberty. But I believe Romney made his decision to serve himself and his own political interests. He might state differently, but I simply don’t believe or trust him. I bear no ill will towards him, but he needs to be voted out if he is going to place his own political interests above that of the nation; especially during times when a small number of votes can sway the outcomes.
  3. Colirio

    So we’re not discussing Romney?

    You know, for whatever reason, I decided to watch this piece tonight after you recommended it. Glad I did!! Thanks for recommending! Gave me a much greater understanding of the reasoning behind this particular impeachment process. It also gives a great insight into how deep the corruption really goes. It also solidifies what I thought about Mitt Romney..... Not. A. Fan.
  4. Colirio

    Women and Priesthood Power

    @Grunt, one of the best talks was from Dallin H. Oaks that really helped me to understand. You might have already read/listened to it, but it was what helped me: EDIT: Just thought I should add part of his talk here: ”I come now to the subject of priesthood authority. I begin with the three principles just discussed: (1) priesthood is the power of God delegated to man to act for the salvation of the human family, (2) priesthood authority is governed by priesthood holders who hold priesthood keys, and (3) since the scriptures state that “all other authorities [and] offices in the church are appendages to this [Melchizedek] priesthood” (D&C 107:5), all that is done under the direction of those priesthood keys is done with priesthood authority. How does this apply to women? In an address to the Relief Society, President Joseph Fielding Smith, then President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said this: “While the sisters have not been given the Priesthood, it has not been conferred upon them, that does not mean that the Lord has not given unto them authority. … A person may have authority given to him, or a sister to her, to do certain things in the Church that are binding and absolutely necessary for our salvation, such as the work that our sisters do in the House of the Lord. They have authority given unto them to do some great and wonderful things, sacred unto the Lord, and binding just as thoroughly as are the blessings that are given by the men who hold the Priesthood.”7 In that notable address, President Smith said again and again that women have been given authority. To the women he said, “You can speak with authority, because the Lord has placed authority upon you.” He also said that the Relief Society “[has] been given power and authority to do a great many things. The work which they do is done by divine authority.” And, of course, the Church work done by women or men, whether in the temple or in the wards or branches, is done under the direction of those who hold priesthood keys. Thus, speaking of the Relief Society, President Smith explained, “[The Lord] has given to them this great organization where they have authority to serve under the directions of the bishops of the wards … , looking after the interest of our people both spiritually and temporally.”8 Thus, it is truly said that Relief Society is not just a class for women but something they belong to—a divinely established appendage to the priesthood.9 We are not accustomed to speaking of women having the authority of the priesthood in their Church callings, but what other authority can it be? When a woman—young or old—is set apart to preach the gospel as a full-time missionary, she is given priesthood authority to perform a priesthood function. The same is true when a woman is set apart to function as an officer or teacher in a Church organization under the direction of one who holds the keys of the priesthood. Whoever functions in an office or calling received from one who holds priesthood keys exercises priesthood authority in performing her or his assigned duties.”
  5. Colirio

    Impeachment question for experts

    President Trump was acquitted by the senate.
  6. Colirio

    Iowa Caucus

    C’mon guys. That’s not fair. They need just a little more time to decide who they want to win... ...and with the graveyards closing at sundown, most of their constituents didn’t have a chance to vote.
  7. Colirio

    What’s the last movie you watched?

    My son really liked Monster House. Admittedly, it is kinda creepy in some parts and maybe too old for her. Another is A Corpse Bride. This one is on the same level as A Nightmare Before Christmas. Maybe not a “monster movie” per say, but Disney’s Princess and the Frog has monster-esque people. Seems to be another favorite of fans of that genre.
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    New Church Handbook announced

    Because some member(s) would attempt to second guess the decisions made by the bishop(ric) because they “feel” that some other decision should have been made? I just can’t imagine a scenario where that would EVER happen.... 🤭
  9. Colirio

    Temple Clothing Change

    Thanks for sharing, @Grunt I’m curious to see the new design!
  10. Colirio

    Book of Mormon – Videos and Movies

    The only thing I recall that we are told of Lehi and Sariah’s age was on the ship sailing to the promised land. The record states that they were stricken with years (1 Nephi 18:17) and that they had grey hairs (1 Nephi 18:18). They also had “young” children. The record states that they had wandered in the wilderness for 8 years (1 Nephi 17:4) prior to their start of the ship building process and gathering of provisions for the ship. We are not given information as to how long the building and gathering processes took. Anything else would really be our own presumptions. In terms of the Book of Mormon videos, are we really going to keep having discussions of how the book was better? 🤓
  11. Colirio

    Revelation- How does it REALLY work?

    Shortly after my mission, I dated a young lady who was pretty amazing. When I prayed, I felt that she would be a great eternal spouse for me. This was exciting! However, I then felt to pray further and ask if I would be a great eternal spouse for her. The answer was, “No.” I would not have been the person she would need. This was a turning point for me in my spiritual progression in realizing that sometimes I wasn’t asking the right questions. I have since found that there is often further insight to be gained in most anything God reveals. Just like Lehi’s dream, it was actually Nephi’s further questioning that gave us the insights we have come to rely on.
  12. Colirio

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    An example of when the fans become more creative than the creators:
  13. Some thoughts: 1. There is a political swamp. a. Denizens of the swamp (long term political officials) use their political power and persuasion to structure the organization for them to stay in power long term. b. Denizens use their power to put down any detractors or factions that might pose a threat to their power. c. Denizens pay the costs (ie. money, favors, extortion, etc.) to enlist the help of others to keep them in power. 2. Political rivals of the swamp fight an uphill battle. a. The structure has been built to keep them out. b. The denizens have the power to protect the people, which includes protecting themselves from corrupting influences. c. Political rivals of the swamp often have few friends except the enemies of the swamp. That being said, if you take away power to investigate crimes of anyone, including political rivals, you undermine the foundation of law. Does government and law exist anywhere except in the minds of the people?
  14. Colirio

    Joseph was a bit of a jerk!

    😂 Mores, that was an ace response!
  15. Colirio

    Joseph was a bit of a jerk!

    Joseph lived before the time of Moses. 🙂