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  1. askandanswer

    Life, Death and an Isotropic Universe:

    33 And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten. 34 And the first man of all men have I called Adam, which is many. 35 But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you. For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the word of my power. And there are many that now stand, and innumerable are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them. (Pearl of Great Price | Moses 1:33 - 35) Elder McConkie and Elder Callister have both taught that Christ's infinite atonement covered all of God's creations, no matter which world they lived on.
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    The election

    Is it just a coincidence that Trump is claiming fraud only in those States in which he hasn't done well? Surely someone who was primarily motivated by concerns about the fairness and accuracy of the election would want to investigate all seemingly legitimate claims of electoral fraud regardless of how it impacted on their own electoral prospects.
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    Make the Forums Great Again

    Mission accomplished 😈
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    Make the Forums Great Again

    I think that a lot of the problems here come from various participants trying to persuade others of the rightness of their own views while trying to convince others of the wrongness of the others' views. I don't come here to debate, I come here to ask questions and get answers. The answers may or may not be right, but they generally inform my thinking about a particular question I have in mind, and for that I'm thankful. If you look back through the history of my posts, you will rarely see me attempting to argue a particular point or trying to persuade or dissuade someone. That is not why I am here. I'm here to gather thoughts, information, ideas and perspectives. I feel no need to bring others around to my view point or encouraging them to change their mind, I'm happy for people to have their own opinions rather than having mine. It's my own little philosophy that there are very, very few things that can be known for certain, and the only things that can be known for certain are those things that are revealed by the Spirit. Such truths are generally not found through hammering things out in arguements on a discussion board. It seems to me that there are very few matters that are discussed here in absolute terms, and that most of the matters discussed are where to draw the line between two opposing positions, rather than whether or not one or both of those positions should exist at all. When trying to draw the line between two positions, I think that one person's opinion is as good as anyone else's, and if someone ends up in an incorrect position, that is between them and God. I'm also of the view that when you get right down to it, many people's opinions are derived from their feelings rather than the facts. It seems to be an emotional, subjective decision on how much weight to put on particular fact, and which facts to rely on and which to discard, and emotions are not readily amenable or responsive to logical discussion.
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    Make the Forums Great Again

    Only the ones from Texas
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    Make the Forums Great Again

    More posts from me - obviously
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    The election

    Fro mmy scripture reading this morning: Titus, 3: 1- 4 1 Put them in mind to be asubject to bprincipalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2 To aspeak evil of no man, to be bno brawlers, but gentle, shewing all cmeekness unto all men. 3 For we ourselves also were asometimes foolish, bdisobedient, deceived, serving divers clusts and pleasures, living in dmalice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, and verse 9 9 But avoid afoolish questions, and genealogies, and bcontentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
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    Okay...which one of you Utahns put this up??

    This even got a very brief mention on the 7:00 pm new services on our national broadcaster here in Australia last night.
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    Listening to Arguments at the SCOTUS

    Just by way of information, in Australia, I think the consitution mandates a compulsory retirement age of 70 for the judges in our highest court.
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    The second coming is in March

    I accept that there might be some difficulty in trying to calculate the hour or the day of the second coming. I'm not as convinced that it would be equally difficult to calculate the month or the year. The scriptures are very specific in referring only to the hour and the day.
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    Sacrament Talk

    Its my observation that for speaking assignments given at the last minute, Bishopric members often leave it up to the speaker to set their own topic, probably in the hope or belief that that makes it easier for the person preparing the talk. It gives them the opportunity choose a subject that they are already familiar and comfortable with.
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    Biden Corruption Emails

    Are votes cast before the election counted, and the results released, before polling day?
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    Conference October 3-4, 2020

    In legal terms, one who is without guile is "not guilety"
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    Conference October 3-4, 2020

    if I heard him correctly, President Nelson just announced plans for a temple in Kiribati. For those who do not know, Kiribati is made up of a bunch of tiny specks of land amidst the South Pacific. I'm amazed to hear of plans for a temple in Kiribati, given how small it is, but I guess its remoteness and the poverty of the people make it hard to get to temples in Australia or New Zealand. The church website states that the first stake in the country was created by L Tom Perry in 1996, and that there are 16,659 members living there.