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  1. And a Christian club would be open to Christians, as well as people who are curious as to what Christianity is. One of my friends who attends something called Young Life told me that they where welcoming to her friend who is not Christian, and is Bi.
  2. Because uncertainty is scary and uncomfortable, and recent generations have this mindset that the world should be easy and comfortable.
  3. In that case, we should ban all school Latino-based clubs because they racially discriminate against non-Latinos. Same for any other cultural clubs. Heck, let's nip this problem in the bud, and ban all clubs because they have to discriminate against SOME type! /sarcasm
  4. You know in movies when two guys would be hanging out and a woman would walk by, and one of the guys would do a two-note whistle? That was the kind of whistle I was referring to. A cat-call is baically all the rest; the "heyyyyy sexyyyyyyyyy"s, the "come on babe's"s, and so forth. Then there's honking. That is the one I encounter most frequently. Walking down the sidewalk and hearing a car give you the double honk.
  5. I would say it would be better to e-mail your friends a copy of your resume and ask them to pass it along. They know you better than us, and can give better/stronger recommendations.
  6. Something doesn't quite feel right. I'm kinda wondering if this is a lure... don't think that's the right word...
  7. Going back to OT. There where some interesting points made. What do feminists hope to achieve in their movements? What can be defined as offensive? Are those who are offended in the minority or majority of their demographics (ex. are the majority of females offended by whistling?) I am a woman, and I personally find whistles less offensive than cat-calls. I think of whistles of the guy equivalent of "Wow, he's a hunk."
  8. This is really disheartening. An 18 year old man was killed after an altercation with the police, not even an hour after he robs a convenience store. His family is calling for justice, and is protesting, saying that he was an awesome man who wanted to go to college. Thoughts?
  9. How did you find out the information about your bishop? Was it in the newspaper, or did you do some googling?
  10. My father is a recovering alcoholic. He used to yell about just about everything (he wouldn't hit us, though. Got to give credit where credit is due.). Same with my grandfather. I work at a grocery store, and sometimes have to clean up after a customer drops a bottle of alcohol. Just the smell will trigger memories of my father punching walls, of my grandfather yelling at my father because he was TOTALLY okay to drive, and of being told I'm a lost cause and will never amount to anything. Coffee does not trigger those memories.
  11. Have you talked to your Young Women's leader about this? What happened to you was not your fault. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Hugs!
  12. The main argument of the body-shaming is that if you liked your body, you'd show it off, and because you're hiding it (i.e dressing modestly), you must hate it. Counter-argument: you have a gorgeous, diamond studded, skillfully crafted bracelet. You really like it because it's pretty, and you are very proud of it. Would you wear it all the time, or would you say there's a time and a place to wear it? Are not people more precious than bracelets?
  13. I worded my post poorly. I apologize. There are parts of the scriptures that do seem to be somewhat racist/xenophobic. Where they intended to be that way? I don't know. I have seen some members who have the "neener neener" attitude towards members of other faiths. Then again, I have also met people who think they are above the rules, or that work is for poor people. They are not common (from my observations), but they do exist. And unfortunately, Satan is using the few to stir bitter feelings towards many.
  14. Half-truths are by far one of the most (if not the most) effective ways of leading away from God. Satan knows this, which is why there's nondoctern (like the racist teachings and the "our church is better than your's") listed alongside docterne (like proxy work for the dead, The Book of Mormon being a translation.) (I appologize for any spelling mistakes/noncoherent thoughts; I just got home from work and my bed is calling my name.)
  15. I'd ask your local PD.
  16. Background check for... Screening a potential roommate? Hireing for a small company? Seeing if your next door neighbor has any bad history? The proccess is different (in some states) depending on the reason.
  17. Tempting. VERY tempting. I... shall... resist...... BOOM!!!!
  18. It has been several months. They've said they've talked to some people in their ward for advice, but they've all said to use poison, and they don't want to do that. They don't want to call an exterminator, because they think all exterminator will do is set traps, wheich they can do themselves (but have not for about a month.) I'm super tempted to call the health and saftey department on them (or maybe APS, as they do have a son there who's autistic), but I feel like I'd be a backstabber if I do (for many reasons). I'm thinking of sending them, their ward executive secretary (he's the only one in their ward I have the e-mail address for, he might be able to pass it on to their bishop, right?), and my bishopric an e-mail saying they have a month to get things straightened up before I take action aka call and report. Do you think that would be too mean?
  19. Question, do you think I should talk to their ward about having someone keep an eye on them? They (my parents) are a bit creeped by the rats/mice (I think they have both), but have no real motivation to do much more than the basic snappy traps (baited with peanutbutter). Edit: I talked to them. They said straight up they don't want to call an exterminator. UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! </frustration>
  20. Their doberman doesn't like cats. I'll talk to them about calling an exterminator, but I have a sneaking suspicion they will not want to because it can be pricy. Perhaps if I remind them that treatment for the bubonic plague is even more expensive... By the way, they first saw rats in November. They didn't tell me about this when I visited for Christmas, and it was only when I asked what that noise was that I found out that they have *guests*. So maybe they arn't bothered by them?
  21. I recently found out that my parent's house has a few *ahem* visitors. I was able to convince them to set traps, but they don't want to do anything else (like poison) because they are afraid the dog will eat it. Anyone have any advice for getting rid of them? (if this is in the wrong forum, mods feel free to move it)
  22. We had a lesson once in Relief Society about missions. One sister said that she, several years ago, turned in her mission papers and got a rejection letter. She went to nursing school, completed the program, and was about to accept a really good position that she knew would never be offered to her again when her mother suggested she submit her mission papers again. She got her mission call, served a mission, and came home and took a not-as-glamourous position (I don't remember what it was, or even if it was in the same field). Point of this story; It might not be that the Lord is telling him "no", it could be that the Lord is saying "not at this time".
  23. I look and sound almost exactly like my mother. Who looks and sounds almost like her mother. Who looks and sounds almost like her mother... and I assume it keeps going back. (It's REALLY scary when your grandmother (your mom's mom) mistakes you for your mother on the phone.)
  24. Gretchen


    Gods law is that you are honest in your dealings with everyone. Including paying back debts.