anatess2

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    anatess2 got a reaction from prisonchaplain in Movies you like that no one else does   
    Onward is shaping up to be one of my favorite movies that is tanking at the box office.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from DennisTate in May I write up a concept for an L.D.S. film series here?   
    Except that Mitt Romney has sullied his hands by showing that he'll do anything, including dirty politicking, to get himself on the political throne.
    He is no white horse of any kind.
    And that's all I have to say about that.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Traveler in New or potential members   
    That's not gonna be your biggest hang-up, I don't think.  Baptism can be a private affair if that's what you prefer.  You only need the priesthood authority to baptize you and 2 witnesses to make sure it's done right.
    Where you're gonna have a hang-up is membership itself.  This is not a passive church.  Being a convert is an ongoing action - receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost is supposed to inspire you to share the gift with others.  There are Sunday school classes, compassionate service, church fellowship activities, church callings which could include teaching and... because you're a woman, you become an automatic member of the Relief Society and will be called upon to minister other women.  You can, of course, decline all of these.  But being an active member of the church, people will be in the habit of asking these things of you.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from mdfxdb in Playing with opposite gender--primary age   
    @Momcat, your daughter will learn to act as you teach her to act if she trusts you more than her peers.  These age guidelines above are what generally happens in boys and girls who are left to socialize on their own terms - it's what I would call "stages of cognizance in human biology".
    Teaching her to act on things not age appropriate to their cognizant abilities will only confuse them.  Of course, these ages are general guidelines and your daughter could possibly develop as an outlier.  But if you're well in-tune with your daughter you will recognize her progression.
    That's why in my house (and my house only) - I taught my children the ages specified in For the Strength of Youth or other things are just guidelines and not our house rules.  8 is the minimum age of baptism, but my children will not be baptized even if they turn 8 if they're not ready to be baptized.  16 is the minimum driving age, but my children will not drive even if they turn 16 if they're not ready to drive.  Same with every other age distinctions.  This especially became an issue when the Church changed the age for Priesthood Quorums from their birthdays to the beginning of the year of their birthdays.  My son who had 9 months before he becomes a Priest in the "old policy" was suddenly faced with becoming a Priest at age 15.  I told him - you don't have to be ordained a Priest if you're not ready.  As it turns out, by January he was ready, so he got ordained with the rest of his age group.
    Note:  As @Jane_Doe stated, there's nothing inappropriate about females at any age having friends that are male.  What makes it inappropriate is how your daughter behaves around males and how males behave around her.  They way I taught this to my sons is by teaching them simplistic good touch versus bad touch and simplistic concepts of eternal marriage and chastity since they were young children that gradually became more complex as they started to be cognizant of more complex things.  Then I left them to govern themselves in the company of their friends while I stayed in tune with where they are in their journey as young men of the Priesthood.
     
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    anatess2 got a reaction from NightSG in Brigham Young statue vandalized   
    And here I was hoping these people were just LARPing 1984.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from NightSG in Brigham Young statue vandalized   
    A parent doesn't have to teach his kids history.  A parent NEEDS TO TEACH his kids good manners and right conduct which includes self-discipline, repentance, forgiveness, humility and charity among other Godly virtues.
    A parent doesn't need to know history himself.  A child will learn history out of curiosity.  "Nobody taught me this" - is a victimhood mentality.  The attitude that it is somebody else's fault that I didn't know X - that is an indication of a lack of virtue.  So yes, a parent can successfully parent even when such parent is illiterate if the parent successfully instills Godly virtues in his children, especially the virtue of humility - the acknowledgment that I don't know everything and, therefore, I can learn something from everybody else, living or dead, abolitionist or slave trader.
     
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Traveler in Liberals in the Church   
    Yep.
    That's why it's not useful, and even hurtful, to talk to/about individuals using group identities.  Jordan Peterson talks about this a lot.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from JohnsonJones in The "Say Nice Things About America" Thread   
    The plane fact that you can be prosecuted for Hate Speech, whereby "hate" is defined by government, means you do not have freedom of speech.  You have government-indulged speech.
    And yes, I'm very familiar with Count Dankula.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Plein Air in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    No.
    What's the difference between 200,000 deaths and 200,001 deaths?  None.
    "Give me liberty or give me death" - someone famous.
    "Those who give up liberty for safety will have neither liberty nor safety" - another someone famous.
    "“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - another one also famous.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Fether in Liberals in the Church   
    One thing I learn about politics - Republicans don't always know what the Republican Party stands for... same for Democrats and the Democrat Party.
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    anatess2 reacted to Traveler in Liberals in the Church   
    To be honest @anatess2 - I am of the mind that most people involved in religion or politics - most of the time - do not know what they are standing for; especially if they do not offer themselves as the best example of what they understand as their belief.
     
    The Traveler
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Fether in Liberals in the Church   
    One thing I learn about politics - Republicans don't always know what the Republican Party stands for... same for Democrats and the Democrat Party.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Grunt in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    Shoulda worn that mask...
    😂
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Grunt in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    Shoulda worn that mask...
    😂
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Grunt in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    Shoulda worn that mask...
    😂
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Fether in Liberals in the Church   
    One thing I learn about politics - Republicans don't always know what the Republican Party stands for... same for Democrats and the Democrat Party.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Grunt in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    Shoulda worn that mask...
    😂
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Grunt in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    The virtue signaling is thick on this one...
    It's sad to see how much the quality of your posts have declined.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Grunt in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    The virtue signaling is thick on this one...
    It's sad to see how much the quality of your posts have declined.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Plein Air in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    No.
    What's the difference between 200,000 deaths and 200,001 deaths?  None.
    "Give me liberty or give me death" - someone famous.
    "Those who give up liberty for safety will have neither liberty nor safety" - another someone famous.
    "“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - another one also famous.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Grunt in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    The virtue signaling is thick on this one...
    It's sad to see how much the quality of your posts have declined.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from person0 in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    And this is EXACTLY WHY people should not cede power to government.
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    anatess2 got a reaction from ldsguy422 in Liberals in the Church   
    Conservatives working to loosen anti-pollution regulations are like people who don't want government mandated facemasks... they don't believe the pollution reduction rendered by the regulation is significant enough or even existent to warrant the restriction.
    And environmentalists use the same argument as mask-karens... if you don't approve of the regulation you must not care about the environment!  It's so stupid it's not even worth a first-grade exercise in dialectics.
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    anatess2 reacted to Jamie123 in The "Say Nice Things About America" Thread   
    If she'd stayed in Britain and done "princess stuff" - like opening schools, giving speeches at charity events, cheering up terminally ill people in hospitals - instead of creeping off in a sulk the moment she got bored with it, I don't think anyone would have cared two hoots that she was American. We like Americans. Its true we do make fun of them, but we make fun of everyone and everything - including ourselves. In fact especially ourselves: I don't know if the writers of Family Guy think they're offending us Brits by portraying us as beer-swilling cockneys with wonky teeth, but if so they've missed the mark by a long way!

    P.S. Classic British comedy, making fun of British and American stereotypes together:
    (Poor old John Cleese was an early victim of the "cancel culture".)
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    anatess2 got a reaction from Jane_Doe in Push for Utah to mandate statewide mask wearing   
    Same difference.  Because, you're having a government forcing EVERYBODY - even those who don't carry the virus and can't possibly spread it - to wear one.  There are so many assumptions that the government is making here.  1.) Everybody is a carrier. 2.) Masks are required to stop viral spread regardless of other methods exercised. 3.) Any mask - including non N95 standard ones - can stop viral spread. 4.) Masks can improve societal health more than it hurts... and the main thing - 5.) Stopping viral spread among a healthy population is the best way to deal with a viral pandemic.