Jedi_Nephite

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  1. Jedi_Nephite

    Secret Combinations

    Especially when modern events perfectly parallel SCs from the Book of Mormon.
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    How can I be a good neighbor to a racist?

    Do you know for a fact that the events described really happened the way it was told? Do you know the reasoning as to why the parents backed their daughter? Is it possible that, while the doors were closed, and the kids trying to enter happened to be black, it was not racially motivated? Could there have been a misunderstanding?
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    Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)

    Thank you. But to clarify, I didn’t know Jacob, the 13-year-old who died. I just know his grandfather, and I also used to sometimes play with his father after church when we were kids. My oldest brother also dated his aunt when they were in high school.
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    Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)

    I know the family of this young man. His grandfather attends the ward I grew up in, and we are good friends. The family is truly devastated by this and would like answers. https://www.wfla.com/community/health/coronavirus/13-year-old-dies-in-sleep-after-getting-covid-19-vaccine-cdc-investigating/
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    Blessing of “release”?

    I’ve never heard of it being a cultural thing or a common thing. But in the case of Love, Kennedy, the father, after doing everything he could to try and save his daughter, he finally prayed and accepted that she was going to die, that her time on this Earth would be short. I would hope, and assume, that anyone who would state in a blessing that they are released from this life would only be doing so when moved upon by the Holy Spirit. My father died of cancer over 8 years ago. His diagnosis took the whole family by surprise, as he exercised, took good care of himself, and there wasn’t any history of cancer in his family. But not only was he diagnosed with cancer, but he was diagnosed with a very aggressive case of melanoma. He died 6 months after his diagnosis. My father was a good man. He was genuinely kind-hearted, and we were all very close to him, so it was hard to see him deteriorate. But, oddly enough, all of my siblings and I never really felt compelled to pray that he would be okay. I think we started to, but we quickly realized that we needed to pray that we could accept the Lord’s decision in this, that our mother would be comforted as she dealt with this, and that my father’s suffering would be eased. My mother and I were at his bedside when he died. He was barely conscious at this point, and breathing through a ventilator. Minutes before he passed, I was compelled to call my mother into his room. We felt that it was time. So, my mother told him that if he sees a light or if someone is calling his name, that it was okay to go. When she said that, he took one last breath and left this mortal realm. Perhaps this story is not the same as giving someone a blessing of being released, but I do understand the thinking behind it, but it’s certainly not something to be taken lightly.
  6. Here’s what this guy had to say about CRT:
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    Full and complete lesson on modesty?

    Anyone who disagrees with you is a “spiritually sociopathic jack-donkey?” Jag, you’re a lawyer, so I find it hard to believe that you can’t see the deeper reasons as to why anti-mask wearing members refuse to wear them. If you’re not aware of their concerns, you either refuse to listen to them, or are not very aware as to what’s going in the world. If you’re a lawyer, I would hope your critical thinking skills are better than that. I neither said nor implied that modesty was only about sex. I didn’t say anything about sex. The modesty/mask wearing comparison was yours, not mine. In fact, what you posted from The Strength of Youth is pretty much what I said in my previous post, which was that dressing modestly shows respect for others and yourself, and, in doing so, helps each other stay on the righteous path. Yes, I did also say that doing so helps others not to think inappropriate/lustful thoughts, but, that’s true, so, my point still stands. Again, trying to compare dressing modestly to mask wearing is not only absurd, but a form of manipulation to guilt members into compliance. Modesty does not mean you have to wear a mask because Brother Jones is afraid of germs. If Brother Jones is afraid of germs, he can wear a mask. I won’t judge him for his choice to wear one, and I will hope he won’t judge me for my choice not to wear one.
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    Atari releases new console

    I saw a review for this on YouTube yesterday. I’m confused as to why Atari thinks this is going to sell. There is nothing really special about it. And it can’t compete with the next-generation consoles, especially at the price they want for it. Am I missing something?
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    Full and complete lesson on modesty?

    One reason women (and men also) dress modestly is because it is a commandment. They also do it out of respect for themselves and out of respect for others so as not to encourage inappropriate/lustful thoughts. In other words, to help each other live righteously. That is “bearing one another’s burdens.” Wearing a mask does not help anyone live righteously. However, if that person wants to wear a mask themselves, they are welcome to do so if it makes them feel better. More importantly, it’s something they have control over. But no one should be forced or guilted to wear a mask in the name of “bearing one another’s burdens.” That is exploiting a commandment to manipulate members. Again, dressing modestly vs. not wearing a mask are two entirely different things. If wearing masks is as trivial among members as you claim, why was it even a point of discussion in your council meetings?
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    Full and complete lesson on modesty?

    Uh…no. The two are not even closely related. An unreasonable fear of having some illness versus following a commandment to dress modestly is not even comparing apples and oranges. That’s comparing apples and flashlights. If bearing each other’s burdens included enabling each other’s fears, then what about someone else’s fears of getting sick from breathing their own carbon dioxide all day? How far do we want to take that reasoning?
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    Men: How do you help around the house?

    In my household, my wife and I both sweep the floors as needed. However, I do all of the vacuuming. Generally, my wife does the dishes throughout the week, but I usually do them on the weekends. Taking out the trash is primarily my responsibility. I do my own laundry, as I‘ve been doing that since my early teens (I’ve learned that I can never find my clothes when others do my laundry). I’ve offered to do the laundry for my wife and kids, but she has a particular way she likes to do it, so I’m not really allowed. I also mow the lawn, and help cook dinner, especially for the more “complicated” meals (i.e. meals that don’t come in a box). Plumbing issues are usually my responsibility. I do most of the “light” grocery shopping, when we need more milk or other items for dinner, whereas my wife prefers to do the heavy-duty weekly shopping. Since we bought our house, if there is one chore I really don’t like doing, it’s probably yard work.
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    President Nelson vaccinated

    This can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Not once did President Nelson say to where masks or to get vaccinated. Basically, if members would just stay home when their sick, practice basic hygiene, and sneeze into their arm, that would help bring the numbers of any virus down. It is surprising, though, how many people don’t do that.
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    The Tolerance of the Church

    Not only that, but she was a fully OUT lesbian who was proudly advertising her lesbian "identity." What do you mean by “she was a fully OUT lesbian?” I cannot imagine the Church would allow anyone to promote SSA in the Temple.
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    Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

    This reminds me of the movie “Signs.” For those who have not seen it, it’s about an alien invasion. However, the movie mainly takes place on a farm and is told from the perspective of a family that recently lost a mother who was killed by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel while she was out for a walk. The husband, who was a farmer and minister, was so angry with God that his wife had to die, that he divided God wasn’t real and abandoned his faith. Meanwhile, his son has asthma, and his daughter has a weird phobia about germs that causes her to constantly leave nearly full glasses of water all over the house. At some point in the movie, when it looks like the son is about to die from an asthma attack, it turns out that is the very thing that saves his life. The daughter’s germ phobia, as well as some some other things, also contribute to what saved everyone. Basically, the point the movie makes is that God has a purpose to our afflictions that we don’t understand.