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  1. Colirio

    No Talk of Miracles

    Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Or even better: JST Matthew 7:9 Go ye into the world, saying unto all, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come nigh unto you. 10 And the mysteries of the kingdom ye shall keep within yourselves; for it is not meet to give that which is holy unto the dogs; neither cast ye your pearls unto swine, lest they trample them under their feet. 11 For the world cannot receive that which ye, yourselves, are not able to bear; wherefore ye shall not give your pearls unto them, lest they turn again and rend you.
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    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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    Baptisms for the dead

    Brigham Young - “Jesus was the first man that ever went to preach to the spirits in prison, holding the keys of the Gospel of salvation to them. Those keys were delivered to him in the day and hour that he went into the spirit world, and with them he opened the door of salvation to the spirits in prison.” (Journal of Discourses 4:285.)
  4. “Rebel scum.” or perhaps ”Imperial dog!” (I’m not sure which I am supposed to type!)
  5. That’s kind of cool of you to say that.
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    Kneeling to bless sacrament.

    The annual award presented by the Bishop for their participation was what made me cringe a bit as it seems very awkward to my 21st century way of doing things. I agree. I certainly should clarify that I also think that they were doing the best with the light and knowledge that they had at the time. In the cultural period in which they lived, it very well could have been the exact thing that was needed. Agreed. It’s almost as if everyone needs to repent... 😁
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    Ages in Genesis 5

    Are we sure that a “year,” a translation of terminology having been passed down from the time of Moses or earlier, accurately reflects the time it took for this earth to revolve around the sun or could it reflect some other measurement of time? For instance, some other cultures have used agriculturally based calendar systems. And if that is accurate, are we sure that their systems of counting and math has been taken into account on this case? It just seems to me that there has been a lot of time that has passed, a lot of units of measurements that have changed over that time, and several translations of languages have occurred of this document before it arrived to us in our modern language with our modern units of measurement. Then, there is the whole “age of a man” thing in other scriptures: 3 Nephi 28:2 And they all spake, save it were three, saying: We desire that after we have lived unto the age of man, that our ministry, wherein thou hast called us, may have an end, that we may speedily come unto thee in thy kingdom. 3 And he said unto them: Blessed are ye because ye desired this thing of me; therefore, after that ye are seventy and two years old ye shall come unto me in my kingdom; and with me ye shall find rest. D&C 63:50 And he that liveth when the Lord shall come, and hath kept the faith, blessed is he; nevertheless, it is appointed to him to die at the age of man. 51 Wherefore, children shall grow up until they become old; old men shall die; but they shall not sleep in the dust, but they shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye. Isaiah 65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
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    Kneeling to bless sacrament.

    If you think that is awkward, just read through this little article and try not to cringe: The Improvement Era - April 1933
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    Kneeling to bless sacrament.

    As someone who has traveled and attended sacrament meetings in many different places, I have found it to be less of a geographic cultural focus as much as a “local church culture thing.” There have been wards that focused on such things as kneeling on both knees, priesthood holders must wear white shirts and ties, holding one hand behind the back while passing the sacrament tray, etc. Fortunately, the new handbook helps clarify the essentials and discourages certain traditions. In my own opinion, I find some “church culture” traditions somewhat pharisaical, but understand that they are probably well meaning in trying to maintain a reverent atmosphere for such a sacred ordinance. If you really want a throwback, research how administering the sacrament used to have the priesthood holder raise his arm to the square or even both arms to the square.
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    Kneeling to bless sacrament.

    From the Handbook: 18.9.4 Instructions - 4. After the hymn, the person blessing the bread kneels and says the sacrament prayer for the bread (see Doctrine and Covenants 20:77). That being said, in regards to the main topic, I find nowhere does it state that kneeling must be done on both knees as opposed to one knee. Certainly the dictionary doesn’t make the distinction: kneel /nēl/ verb be in or assume a position in which the body is supported by a knee or the knees, as when praying or showing submission. Likewise, arrangements can and should be made for special circumstances by the presiding authority, in this case the branch president, as to what is acceptable.
  11. Same here! To be fair, they all have lived in the US most of their lives.... I do tend to wonder how big a part gun control will play in the upcoming US elections.
  12. From the article- “Canada has banned assault-style weapons following the murder of 22 people in the worst mass shooting in the country’s history, Justin Trudeau announced on Friday. “These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada,” said the prime minister. “Effective immediately, it is no longer permitted to buy, sell, transport, import or use military-grade assault weapons in this country.”” Also from the article - ““Justin Trudeau is using the current pandemic and the immediate emotion of the horrific attack in Nova Scotia to push the Liberals’ ideological agenda to make major firearms policy changes,” said the Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer, following Trudeau’s comments. “Taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens does nothing to stop dangerous criminals who obtain their guns illegally.”“ This quote at the end of the article is what I found truly fascinating - “An “overwhelming majority” majority of Canadians – nearly four out of five people – support the ban, according to a poll from the Angus Reid Institute, released Friday.“
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    And, the Tyranny continues.

    I agree that we are far from the level of tyranny of other nations. I’m not sure that I have seen anyone claim otherwise; on these forums, at least. I realize you probably already recognize this, but just because things could be worse doesn’t mean that people are left without reason for complaint. Just because @Vort isn’t punching your nose doesn’t mean that you can’t complain about him spitting on you.