MormonGator

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    MormonGator got a reaction from mirkwood in Gross Tithing, Gross Blessings. Net Tithing, Net Blessings   
    You'd be punching more people than Mike Tyson did in his entire career! 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from MrShorty in Another "Church Culture Stinks" Article   
    Jokes about Utah being overly conservative, prudish and religious are sort of dated. SLC has an out lesbian as a mayor and because so many people are moving into Utah from out of state, eventually their culture will overtake the Church culture, just based on numbers. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Jane_Doe in Moving away when you're the Bishop   
    Beat me to it. My thoughts completely. 

    And I admire how much your husband cares about the people in his ward. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from LiterateParakeet in The Glory of Men is the Woman   
    I think it's more a personality thing. I'm 100% confident that if we could transport people back to whatever time they were praising, they'd find something  else to complain about. If we could transport you back to the 1950's, you'd complain about your child dying of polio. And Playboy magazine being founded. And the birth control pill. Because yeah, those things took place in the 1950s. 
    If you were transported back to the 1920's, you'd complain about how rich people were and those crazy young people dancing the Charleston.
    If we could transport you back to the 1890's, you'd complain about....something. 

    There's also the inherent flaw of complaining about the past on the internet. Which didn't exist in the past. So...

    generic usage of the word "you". 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from LiterateParakeet in The Glory of Men is the Woman   
    This shows a fundamental problem with certain types of conservatism. 1-the good old days weren't good. We gloss over and ignore the reasons why they were miserable while creating in our mind reasons why they were great. 2-old people in the 50's complained about how bad things were in the 50's because of new technology and how good life was back in the 20's, 10's, last century, etc. 3-You can't go back in time. So you better adapt instead of complaining. 4-Life actually wasn't better. We had social problems, economic problems, infidelity in marriages, etc. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from LiterateParakeet in The Glory of Men is the Woman   
    Was using sarcasm to make a bigger point. This isn't against @Traveler. Who I like. It's not against every single conservative out there either, to be clear. 

    And I "tried" when I explained it further in other posts. Frankly I think I hit the nail on the head. Conservatives talk about how wonderful the 50's were while ignoring that the birth control pill was invented. So was Playboy magazine. There were other social ills that we selectively ignore as well because we like certain aspects of the decade. 

     
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    MormonGator reacted to Vort in Moving away when you're the Bishop   
    My mission president, the emeritus Seventy Craig Cardon, introduced me to the idea of "divine callings" versus "inspired callings", where divine callings always supersede inspired callings in importance. Being a father or a husband is an example of the former; being a bishop is an example  of the latter.
    Any number of men can capably fill the calling of bishop. Only one man can fill the calling of being your son's father. If you believe that your son and your family would be better served by moving, then the choice is a no-brainer.
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    MormonGator reacted to pam in Moving away when you're the Bishop   
    I feel you need to to what is right for your family without worrying about the calling.
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    MormonGator reacted to Just_A_Guy in Baghdad embassy attack and response   
    This is one of those situations where a president’s track record of honesty and integrity (or lack thereof) can come home to roost.   
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Traveler in Does Character Matter?   
    With all due respect @Mores, your numbers are way off.

    You really think 8 out of 10 men cheat? No. Not even close. 
    https://ifstudies.org/blog/who-cheats-more-the-demographics-of-cheating-in-america

    And oh yeah, women cheat too. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from LiterateParakeet in The Glory of Men is the Woman   
    More and more LDS women are working outside the home and having fewer babies. So they aren't listening to you. 

    Clearly, I know there are different kinds of people who consider themselves "patriarchal". There are those who think it's okay to slap a woman on the bum, make comments about her body, those kind. I can not in my wildest dreams imagine you as one of them. They are boorish, rude, and society is telling them that their behavior is unacceptable. So they better learn quick.

    The other kind are those who think that women shouldn't be educated, shouldn't work outside the home, should just pop out babies. Society isn't telling those kind of men to change-it's too late. Society already has changed, leaving them behind. 
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    MormonGator reacted to Emmanuel Goldstein in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker   
    They will not be making a KOTOR film. They will have it during the High Republic about 500 years before these films. Also, all the dreams of a Darth Revan are just that, dreams. They will do new stuff and just steal plot lines, unofficially, from the old canon.
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    MormonGator reacted to Emmanuel Goldstein in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker   
    My response to your items:
    1. Yes, I looked at my watch and sighed because there was still an hour to go.
    2. Indeed, the force slip of an items was actually kind of cool. And the Solo shrug right after it happened, delightful.
    3. Agreed.
    4. Made me laugh like Han Solo in Episode 4.
    5. The acting was stiff and lazy, they all phoned it in, except Adam, he was fantastic.
    6. The whole reason they were wearing a helmet is because the actor can barely walk without a cane.
    7. All the crew of the destroyer had to do was roll the ship about 60 degrees to starboard.
    8. indeed. She and the other new girl were there to un-gay the two men.
    One other item, a certain character was obviously feeling the force and they went no where with it. dumb.
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    MormonGator reacted to Anddenex in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker   
    I just watched this movie last night and I would rate it a 5/10 (if not Star Wars I would probably have rated it lower). These are the reasons for me:
    1. It was very slow. An hour into it I was wondering how soon it would end. I could have fallen asleep but kept my eyes open just to say I finished it
    2. Too predictable. Except for the very end with Kylo Ren
    3. Appeared to try to hard to make it great, failed miserably
    4. She had trouble with the toy lazer shooter to be a jedi (how many times did she get hit with her eyes open?)
    5. The acting seemed really off beat
    6. Bringing back a certain character was just silly to me, there is a point when something that is unbelievable really can't be made believable even by the force.
    7. Specific animals on a Destroyer (almost laughed instead of yelling awesome in my mind)
    8. Thought they were going to create a love triangle with a storm trooper who gets a "feeling" -- too predictable. Gag.
     
     
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    MormonGator reacted to NeuroTypical in Baghdad embassy attack and response   
    Current round of geopolitical drama is all over except for the yelling.  Neither side wanted a war, it became a game to de-escalate while saving face.
    Iran lobbed some missiles at us, after quietly getting 90 minutes warning to us.  They get to claim they've struck an overpowering blow against the great satan and killed many Americans.  Trump gave a big press conference re-emphasizing no nukes for Iran, dismissing the missile attack as minimal with no loss of US life.   All done for this round.
    As the dust settles, I see Trump as having sent a clear message - don't screw with our embassies or else.  I don't expect anything to really change in the region, I'm fully expecting Iran to stop being so obvious and direct, and return to working through third parties, as we are. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Baghdad embassy attack and response   
    I think Trump did the right thing this time by deescalating the situation. He's like the old school father who takes his belt off, yells and screams as the kids but deep inside has no intention of actually hitting them with it.  
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    MormonGator reacted to Traveler in Baghdad embassy attack and response   
    I agree with @Scott - We are bigger, stronger and can easily take out a piranha - but it is not a good idea to have your finger in a tank with a piranha to see what will happen next - and then when the piranha attacks - get upset about it.
     
    The Traveler
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Jane_Doe in The Glory of Men is the Woman   
    That's surprising, I always assumed you were a leader in the radical feminist movement. Robin Morgan and.... @Vort

    And you are, of course, free to spread your ideology and tell the world. Just know that the world doesn't have to listen to you anymore than you have to listen to the world. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Jane_Doe in The Glory of Men is the Woman   
    That's surprising, I always assumed you were a leader in the radical feminist movement. Robin Morgan and.... @Vort

    And you are, of course, free to spread your ideology and tell the world. Just know that the world doesn't have to listen to you anymore than you have to listen to the world. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from LiterateParakeet in The Glory of Men is the Woman   
    This man agrees too. 

    The good news is that society, and yes, the church, is changing. If you are a misogynist or hardcore patriarchal, you better keep that behavior to yourself. Society is getting less and less tolerant of boorish behavior. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Maureen in Another "Church Culture Stinks" Article   
    I think some of those "complaints" are based in humor. When I first joined the church I mentioned to someone that I had never been to Utah. She said "Don't go there, they'll sneer at you for taking the sacrament with the wrong hand." I said, "Where are you from?" Without missing a beat, she said "Utah." And oh yeah, she was hardly a "liberal" or an "anti". In fact, she was an extremely conservative member but had this amazing thing called "a sense of humor." 
     
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Jane_Doe in The Glory of Men is the Woman   
    That's surprising, I always assumed you were a leader in the radical feminist movement. Robin Morgan and.... @Vort

    And you are, of course, free to spread your ideology and tell the world. Just know that the world doesn't have to listen to you anymore than you have to listen to the world. 
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    MormonGator reacted to mirkwood in Gross Tithing, Gross Blessings. Net Tithing, Net Blessings   
    You misunderstood what I was saying.  My experience is the "gross" side is making the statement while looking down their noses at the "net" side.  Christ says it isn't okay for me to punch the self righteous in the face (as you can see I have other issues then self righteousness to control.)