MormonGator

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    MormonGator reacted to Maureen in Another "Church Culture Stinks" Article   
    Any kind of "social culture" CAN be changed, and should be; especially if it is not helpful.
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    MormonGator got a reaction from lonetree in Stand clear of European and left-wing US news sources! They're about to wet themselves!   
    When the left loses elections, they blame everything but themselves. True believers of all types are incapable of self reflection or self critique. 
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    MormonGator reacted to Jane_Doe in Running out of space on the covenant land   
    @GaleG, are you actually interested in the answers to these questions?
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Midwest LDS in No Guns in Sacrament Meeting—We Mean It This Time!!!   
    The first thing I would do is excommunicate you. Literally bro, like two seconds into my tenure. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Midwest LDS in No Guns in Sacrament Meeting—We Mean It This Time!!!   
    I'm sure all of us, including myself, are very relieved about that my friend! 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Traveler in Impeachment question for experts   
    Does this really surprise you Vort? Really? REALLY? 

    There are two parties. The destructive and the stupid. I'll let you figure out which is which. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from mrmarklin in No Guns in Sacrament Meeting—We Mean It This Time!!!   
    I know the odds of being in a mass shooting event are very small (and they are) but they aren't non-existent. It seems odd to me that a church that rightfully preaches about self-reliance and taking care of your family has this gun policy. I don't get it. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from NightSG in No Guns in Sacrament Meeting—We Mean It This Time!!!   
    And if the armed intruder doesn't want any of those things but instead just wants to shoot people...well, good luck. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Grunt in Does Character Matter?   
    Correct. Let's not forget, in todays democratic party, Bill Clinton is a moderate.
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    MormonGator got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Does Character Matter?   
    @NeuroTypical-Just to go a step further, I understand why some religious people struggle with this concept. Like you perfectly said, many in politics say "Sure, he's a lousy excuse for a _____ but at least he is a _________." In politics, and in the real world, winning is everything. If bankers don't make money, they get fired. If a salesperson doesn't make their numbers, they get fired. It even trumps morality*. 
    For someone who is religious, morality is everything, winning is secondary. So they might have a hard time grasping how someone can think differently. 

    *There are exceptions. Anthony Wiener is one of them, but he was in a "safe seat", so they could throw him under the bus. Same with Al Franken. I guarantee you that if they were in purple seats, they wouldn't have been scarified so quickly. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Does Character Matter?   
    That's how politics works. In fact, that's sort of how the real world works. 
    Now, with the #Metoo movement, some democrats are throwing Bill Clinton under the bus. But back in 1996, no democrat would do that. It would mean political suicide. 
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    MormonGator reacted to NeuroTypical in Impeachment question for experts   
    Yay - National discourse is at the level of a bunch of grown ups arguing about what happened on Facebook first - was it the block, or the unfriend and report?
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    MormonGator got a reaction from LiterateParakeet in Opposition is a necessary part of learning and growth   
    I'm sure @priesthoodpower just wasn't clear and we're misunderstanding them. 

    It's mortally offensive to adoptees (me) and their parents (my parents) to think that way. But it's so downright stupid that it doesn't really need a response. So I'm sure we're just misunderstanding. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Grunt in Does Character Matter?   
    Correct. Let's not forget, in todays democratic party, Bill Clinton is a moderate.
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    MormonGator got a reaction from LiterateParakeet in Opposition is a necessary part of learning and growth   
    I'm sure @priesthoodpower just wasn't clear and we're misunderstanding them. 

    It's mortally offensive to adoptees (me) and their parents (my parents) to think that way. But it's so downright stupid that it doesn't really need a response. So I'm sure we're just misunderstanding. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Grunt in Does Character Matter?   
    Correct. Let's not forget, in todays democratic party, Bill Clinton is a moderate.
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    MormonGator got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Does Character Matter?   
    @NeuroTypical-Just to go a step further, I understand why some religious people struggle with this concept. Like you perfectly said, many in politics say "Sure, he's a lousy excuse for a _____ but at least he is a _________." In politics, and in the real world, winning is everything. If bankers don't make money, they get fired. If a salesperson doesn't make their numbers, they get fired. It even trumps morality*. 
    For someone who is religious, morality is everything, winning is secondary. So they might have a hard time grasping how someone can think differently. 

    *There are exceptions. Anthony Wiener is one of them, but he was in a "safe seat", so they could throw him under the bus. Same with Al Franken. I guarantee you that if they were in purple seats, they wouldn't have been scarified so quickly. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from mrmarklin in No Guns in Sacrament Meeting—We Mean It This Time!!!   
    I know the odds of being in a mass shooting event are very small (and they are) but they aren't non-existent. It seems odd to me that a church that rightfully preaches about self-reliance and taking care of your family has this gun policy. I don't get it. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Does Character Matter?   
    That's how politics works. In fact, that's sort of how the real world works. 
    Now, with the #Metoo movement, some democrats are throwing Bill Clinton under the bus. But back in 1996, no democrat would do that. It would mean political suicide. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from Grunt in Does Character Matter?   
    Correct. Let's not forget, in todays democratic party, Bill Clinton is a moderate.
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    MormonGator got a reaction from LiterateParakeet in Opposition is a necessary part of learning and growth   
    I'm sure @priesthoodpower just wasn't clear and we're misunderstanding them. 

    It's mortally offensive to adoptees (me) and their parents (my parents) to think that way. But it's so downright stupid that it doesn't really need a response. So I'm sure we're just misunderstanding. 
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    MormonGator reacted to Grunt in Impeachment question for experts   
    I'm not even close to being convinced that Trump has a chance this election.  It's way too early to tell.
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    MormonGator got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Does Character Matter?   
    @NeuroTypical-Just to go a step further, I understand why some religious people struggle with this concept. Like you perfectly said, many in politics say "Sure, he's a lousy excuse for a _____ but at least he is a _________." In politics, and in the real world, winning is everything. If bankers don't make money, they get fired. If a salesperson doesn't make their numbers, they get fired. It even trumps morality*. 
    For someone who is religious, morality is everything, winning is secondary. So they might have a hard time grasping how someone can think differently. 

    *There are exceptions. Anthony Wiener is one of them, but he was in a "safe seat", so they could throw him under the bus. Same with Al Franken. I guarantee you that if they were in purple seats, they wouldn't have been scarified so quickly. 
  24. Like
    MormonGator got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Does Character Matter?   
    @NeuroTypical-Just to go a step further, I understand why some religious people struggle with this concept. Like you perfectly said, many in politics say "Sure, he's a lousy excuse for a _____ but at least he is a _________." In politics, and in the real world, winning is everything. If bankers don't make money, they get fired. If a salesperson doesn't make their numbers, they get fired. It even trumps morality*. 
    For someone who is religious, morality is everything, winning is secondary. So they might have a hard time grasping how someone can think differently. 

    *There are exceptions. Anthony Wiener is one of them, but he was in a "safe seat", so they could throw him under the bus. Same with Al Franken. I guarantee you that if they were in purple seats, they wouldn't have been scarified so quickly. 
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    MormonGator got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Does Character Matter?   
    That's how politics works. In fact, that's sort of how the real world works. 
    Now, with the #Metoo movement, some democrats are throwing Bill Clinton under the bus. But back in 1996, no democrat would do that. It would mean political suicide.