Captain Awesome

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  1. Captain Awesome

    Abortion and human rights.

    So... given that the majority of abortions are performed because the woman finds it inconvenient to keep the baby, my suggestion is that woman use their free choice, their free agency, to not have sex unless or until they are prepared to accept the consequences of doing so. Obviously this would not apply to the very small percentage who are victims of rape or who would die themselves if they went ahead with the pregancy and birth.
  2. Captain Awesome

    Abortion and human rights.

    I am pro life and pro choice. I believe we should all have absolute sovereignty over our bodies and lives. I believe we alone should choose what happens with our bodies. I believe a woman should be able to make that decision. I believe a baby should be able to make that decision. I believe a woman should not take that decision away from a baby. There is obvoiusly a conflict of interests there. Ideally a woman should have the choice, but that choice should, in my opinion, be to not kill a baby. Because killing that baby is colossal hypocrisy (because the pro-choice person is taking that choice away from another person by killing them). It should be noted that while rape and a woman's health/safety are often raised as reasons, the fact is that the majority of abortions occur simply because the woman finds it inconvenient to have and raise a baby at that time. They literally kill the baby to avoid inconvenience. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16150658
  3. Captain Awesome

    Abortion and human rights.

    I didn't mention the having sex and decisions thing at all. The only thing I discussed was the right to one's body and life. Apparently (and I agree it is right) a woman (and anyone else) should have absolute sovereignty over their own body. I apply the exact same standard to babies.
  4. Captain Awesome

    Abortion and human rights.

    I have two questions about abortion. Are the folks who say "It's my body, it's my choice" aware that they are violently taking that choice away from another human life (the baby)? If your body is your choice, why would you just go and kill the baby and take that choice away from him or her? Does the LDS church have an official position on abortion?
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    Kritzinger Warning and Ferguson

    I'd just like to point out that WW2 was not all about Jews. The NAZIs persecuted many types of people. Although people commonly talk as though it's Jewish intellectual property and nobody is allowed to say any different, the reality is they were just one of many groups who were persecuted or otherwise lost greatly during that conflict. WW2 deaths Soviet Union: more than 20 million.China: 10 to 20 million.Germany: 8 million.Poland: 6 million.Japan: 3 million.Etc... As for Ferguson, again people are ignoring reality in order to push their agenda. The story people are pushing is that the cops are all racist and oppressing the people, and it's all about American black people being persecuted. The reality is a guy attacked a cop, and the cop protected himself. The protestors are simply using it to be vandals and thieves. More facts: Cops in the USA shoot and kill an average of 400 people per year.Regular citizens in the USA shoot and kill (deliberately) 11,000 people per year. Why don't these people have riots, destroying the businesses of their own neighbours, when those 11,000 people are shot and killed? Why does it only matter when the cops do it?
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    A life without God

    To me it's not about restrictions. It's about walking the most spiritually (and as a by-product, physically and mentally) healthy path.
  7. I was a terrible student in high school. I could never focus on anything, was bored out of my mind, and it was really a waste of time being there. Early on I was in the top grade bracket of a state-wide mathematics competition, but I just couldn't get into high school. Later on I studied engineering and completed a five year degree in three years. It really depends a lot on how things are presented to us as we're developing.
  8. Yeah, that email was plain old racist. Not cool.
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    Saving the World

    I work with/for veterans. One of the biggest problems military people have when leaving the military is the lack of purpose. In the military, almost every aspect of their lives if orchestrated by an encompassing system. They are told what to do, when and how to do it, et cetera. Then they leave, and suddenly they're on their own, with no idea what to do or how to do it. Many fall into a rut of depression and idleness. So, as was mentioned above, people do need a purpose, a reason.
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    New member exploring things.

    Good day. I guess you could say I'm non-denominational. I believe in Jesus, God, et cetera, but also believe in the positive messages contained in many other religions (eg. Buddhism). Actually I believe or suspect they were all basically the same message delivered with some differences due to the times and cultures in which they arose. I wouldn't say I know what's what. I'm just trying to figure it all out. As for the Book Of Mormon, I am reading it now. Oh, I'm from Australia. I recently visited SLC and was very impressed. It's a beautiful city, with beautiful scenery surrounding it, and Temple Square is amazing. I'll attach a picture of the temple that I took while there.