Lakumi

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  1. I wonder why other drinks don't come in the tall Arazona cans

     

    (Arazona is an iced tea though they do have a fruit punch-which I have right now-and it comes in these massively tall cans, I think Beer comes in cans this big too... wish like Mountain Dew came in them too).

  2. You are painting with a broad brush about what it means to be a man. I follow only a couple of teams in sports, own many guns but don't hunt...to old to play football, I played basketball. I did hunt small game when a teenager, but never since. My guns are because I am a collector.

    What do you think it means to be a man then?

    I'm generally curious.

  3. I have a handful of atheist friends on facebook, as well as on a homeschooling message board, and all of them have denounced what he said. Much like how Christians don't want to all be lumped together with the likes of Fred Phelps (the Westboro Baptist Church guy), they don't want to be lumped in with Dawkins and the many outrageous things he's said.

    Very true, everyone I know is an athiest and wouldn't support such thinking.

  4. What if you don't live in America, Canada has different values then America, the UK has different values, France, Germany, etc...

    I agree with them in that I don't believe gender is predetermained in the pre-mortal existance if such a thing exists. While I think the other gender names sound a bit silly, it doesn't bother me at all.
    Why should there be a "gender distinction" I certainly don't follow what it means to be a man most of the time, I collect dolls and dislike most sports and have really always been this way. There was no drive for me to like go out hunting or play football. It was never pushed on me I was simply allowed to like what I wanted, and that's what I chose.

    What evidence to you have, you claim to have a lot of it...

  5. Yes it was him......I believe it was in his book titled Marriage.......I have a few copies of the book and anytime a couple came to me and said they were going to be married I asked the. To read that book together and come back to me a two weeks and we will talk again.

     

    reading?! why start it off on the most boring foot lol

     

    I kid, though I do wonder if I would do any reading...I mean the people who write these books certainly don't envision people like me existing, or getting married.

    The crazy such as myself are seldom successful at it, but I'd read President Kimball's book anyway, wouldn't hurt.

  6. A former Prohet while alive always said two people who are or were complete strangers could be sealed in the Temple and if they stay true to their covenants and stay active in church they could have a Happy Marriage. In his book he never stated whether you should be from the same country. I would go for it.

     

    I couldn't imagine any scenario where I could sleep in the same room as someone I didn't know really well and trust them not to murder me in my sleep :lol:

  7. Separation of church in state was penned by Thomas Jefferson in a letter.  The only thing said in the Federal Government was "Congress shall make no law".  How we go from that to removing the 10 commandments from courthouses is beyond me.

     

    Connecticut had an official state religion until 1819 (Congregationalist), way past the signing of the Constitution.  The only thing federal was that there could be no national religion.  Last time I checked, none of the places that have had to remove religious symbols were mandated by Congress.

     

    Unlike today, the Constitution was really more of a union of very independent states.  The European Union is in many ways more like the original intent of the Constitution than what we have today (except of course the EU isn't very pro-freedom).  The States had a whole lot of leeway into what they could do . . . . unlike today where States are more a subsidiary of the National government rather than an independent entity.

     

    What does that even mean?!

  8. "Separation of church and state" is a phrase that one of the founders penned.  It is not part of our Constitution, or even the Declaration of Independence.  The purpose of religious liberty was to protect minorities from government persecution.  Today atheists (a small minority) find offense at the very sight of a religious icon.  To me they are either immature, weak, or just enjoy angering people of faith.

     

    I don't know if I see it that way, I know they think Christians are "simple minded and oppressive" (amongst many things) from my personal experience as one...

    Canadians seem to have less beef with them since there are so many more non believers (yours is like at 4% ours is at like 23% or something, don't quote me)

    Also something interesting to note about Canada and the US in terms of religious people, many will say they are Catholic or whatnot, but never actually go to church (my dad's side of the family is a good example, while they are all God believing people, none of them ever go to church apart from Weddings or Baptisms or the like).

    Growing up to me and people I knew, lot of the Christian things (church, bible study) were weird things you see on tv. No one you knew went to church, people from other countries went there, but no one you knew ever went.

    The Bible was a book with a few stories you'd heard and it had Jesus but no one ever read it.

    Even in Catholic school, no one ever went to church on their own, you went a few times with your class as some sort of sick joke field trip, but that was the only time I ever saw a church before I went as an adult per general curiosity.

     

    I certainly don't think the US has that sort of "meh" attitude about religion.

  9. Has any religion been revealed outside of a culture?

    I mean was, some people just want to go to church and like go home, not get callings and all the other stuff LDS has that most churches don't have.

     

    But there is religion without culture and culture without religion.

  10. Not trying to be rude here......best thing for you to do is research church and state on internet

    That won't really help since Canada does it differently then the US, so I felt it was simply easier to ask people who live in the US, vs reading some broad ideas on wikipedia or something.

     

    As I mentioned Canada isn't the sort of place to have giant crosses on public property (they might exist but I've never seen any and I'm pretty well traveled) example- it doesn't say "In God we trust" on our money (only reason I think God is in the national anthem is we probably have no idea what to replace it with that flows lol) but our anthem is weird since sometimes its sung half french-half english and I won't get into that.

  11. As a convert for over a year now, I really do not find the LDS lifestyle that difficult!  As long as one is spiritually in tune with the Lord, it is not difficult to follow His commandments.  But I do agree that being Mormon is a lifestyle not simply a religion.  I fear that many converts do not fully understand this and that might be why its is difficult for converts to maintain their spiritual pathway.

    I think some people just want a religion not a culture.

  12. I believe you  have a huge misunderstanding of what separation of church and state really mean.  Or what it was meant to mean.   

     

    Somehow the voices of a few have been allowed to be the voices of all of us.

     

    So what is it supposed to mean then?

     

    In Canada I've never seen any religious icons like that, just sitting on public property. I've seen things like that infront of churches, but never in like a park or something.

    I mean Canada is a land of "we don't wish to offend you" I think I've seen more statues of Maurice Richard then of like Mary or crosses or something.

  13. I'm surprised it's still there.  So many other crosses that have been landmarks in other places for so many years have gone through the court systems and are being taken down. So sad.

    I've always been very torn on the whole religious decor in public places. One one hand it is insulting to those who don't practise said religion and feel the idea of a seperation of church and state, as the US claims it has, should be upheld, but on the other, it is a landmark and often a part of a towns history. You can't erase history because you don't like it or don't agree with whatever the thing that is there stands for.