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  1. Therein lies the problem. There aren't many under the age of 30 that know what Socialism is anymore. Interviews with that age demographic asked about socialism tend to answer that it's being really 'social' and 'really nice to everyone' and being 'fair to everyone' and have zero education about it. I clearly remember my government classes teaching me Capitalism, Socialism, Communism (and Marxism). I've heard most schools don't teach these anymore. Judging from the 'on the spot' interviews I've watched and the articles I've read written by the 18-29 age demographic.... this just might be true. In order to vote intelligently, you have to educate yourself to what you are voting for.
  2. Not only is it IN the handbook that anyone 31+ would switch from the YSA ward - BUT in fairness to all the others, they have an expectation that their peers in the ward are all similar ages of 18-30. I personally would have zero problems telling this woman "Hey, you know when I suggested the YSA ward? Well I had no idea you weren't in the 18-30 age group! I know, right? You look really awesome. But, I'm really sorry for suggesting it because obviously, you really shouldn't be going to the YSA ward, it IS for those 18-30 year olds. Sorry I messed up with my suggestion but it was in a good way! That's quite the compliment!" And then bow out of helping with rides or anything else....
  3. What immediately sprang (sprung?) to mind reading the original post is that I agree with the OP in some respects because toddlers are taught from day 1 to repeat this phrase over and over... and over. They can barely speak, but they get up in front, with Mom right next to them whispering in their ear and they are made to say the exact same thing over and over again... child after child, repeating testimony... "I know Josef smif was a pahfit. I know da chooch is twoo. I wuv my famwee. Injesuschwistamen." Parents are compelled to make their babies get up and try to utter it because other parents do (peer pressure of sorts). The children do this over and over and then they are 4 and 5 and can say it without help and love getting up in front of people to repeat it for the attention. By the time you are 6 or 7 it's just something they say. Adults - similar. Said, uttered, without thought time after time, it loses it's meaning. It's just a phrase you are compelled to repeat or say all the time because it's something you've gotten so used to doing. The second part; compelled to do it because 'everyone else is' so you feel spotlighted if you don't..... (Just typing out my immediate brainstorming thoughts as I read the original post... LOL. Pretty sure I started rambling there as I was sorting out some thoughts!)
  4. Does anyone know if the lds store online ( store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org) takes PayPal as an option? After 2 different debit cards have been hacked in the past few months (which is a story in itself! LOL) I am trying to use PayPal more now. Anyone know if PayPal is an option there? Thanks!
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    Really? The world is coming to this?

    I've seen many versions, but I cried numerous times during this particular one. I thought it was very well done.
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    What’s the last movie you watched?

    Last movie was last night (online) "This Beautiful Fantastic" and oh... it was awesome. The description doesn't sound all that intriguing at all but I took a chance and I loved it. Absolutely loved it. But... I like quirky characters so, there's that. LOL.
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    What’s the last movie you watched?

    Saw it when it came out... bought the DVD.... still love it years later AND ironically (?) just quoted it and mentioned it to friends on a different board the day before yesterday! LOL.
  8. Before I even read any of the replies my first thought was "There could be a distinct difference in answers and opinions based on whether the comments from a male or female.....". As a female I absolutely knew how you felt about not wanting him to wear the same temple garments that he wore when he married his first wife. Just as you stated - it's almost like a bride wearing the same gown to her second wedding. But on the other hand, my own husband would have answered as the guys here did! LOL. He probably wouldn't have emotion tied to the garments and wonder why on earth I wouldn't want him to use them for 'our' wedding. (And yes... he would have bought a different set or rented a different set if and when he knew it would bother me... just as your husband will do). I think it's kind of a female thing to tie emotions to the clothing. Not all females of course. And not all males. But generally speaking the guys are like, "Why wouldn't I just just wear the same ones?" and the females are all... "Oh please don't wear the same ones you wore when you married her!"
  9. At 26 carats there is no way I would ever think it was real... and I would have done the same thing she did and just wore it for 30 years. Except I doubt I ever would have brought it in to be appraised at all - I would still be cluelessly wearing it. (Except I'm not a big fan of gaudy, flashy or big jewelry so I actually would *not* be wearing it... but you get what I mean!)
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    It begins...

    I can't even imagine... LOL. We have a small George Foreman grill that lives on our counter solely to make bacon.
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    Married a nonmember

    I agree with both mdfxmd and my two cents: You can't expect a spouse to be ok with a 180 degree turn after after 12 years. If the situation were reversed and you both were attending the Mormon church for 12 years and he suddenly told you he didn't want to go anymore and wasn't going to - I'm sure that would be a huge upheaval in your life (and honestly, many many marriages have broken up over such). So while it's unrealistic to suddenly turn the table on your spouse and children after 12 years when they are happy where they are; this is where I agree with my two cents. You certainly can attend both. My friend has a similar compromise in her family. It works out very well for the most part and they've been married now for about 24 (?) years.
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    Happy Pioneer Day!! (Not anymore)

    From what I glean from talking to people all over the US, it's not really celebrated outside of Utah.
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    Country Music - bother!

    Tim McGraw - Humble and Kind (Apparently I don't know how to get the video to post here - I tried to embed it and that didn't work. I tried to put the URL but the editor turned it 'red' and apparently I wasn't allowed to post that either. LOL. So you'll have to look it up.) "Humble And Kind" You know there's a light that glows by the front door Don't forget the key's under the mat When childhood stars shine, Always stay humble and kind Go to church 'cause your mamma says to Visit grandpa every chance that you can It won't be wasted time Always stay humble and kind Hold the door, say "please", say "thank you" Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie I know you got mountains to climb But always stay humble and kind When the dreams you're dreamin' come to you When the work you put in is realized Let yourself feel the pride But always stay humble and kind Don't expect a free ride from no one Don't hold a grudge or a chip and here's why: Bitterness keeps you from flyin' Always stay humble and kind Know the difference between sleeping with someone And sleeping with someone you love "I love you" ain't no pick-up line So always stay humble and kind Hold the door, say "please", say "thank you" Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie I know you got mountains to climb But always stay humble and kind When those dreams you're dreamin' come to you When the work you put in is realized Let yourself feel the pride But always stay humble and kind When it's hot, eat a root beer popsicle Shut off the AC and roll the windows down Let that summer sun shine Always stay humble and kind Don't take for granted the love this life gives you When you get where you're going don't forget turn back around And help the next one in line Always stay humble and kind
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    What’s the last movie you watched?

    Just re-watched Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation tonight. Yep... the really really old one! Ha I'm a sucker for old movies.
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    Possible job switcharoo

    Backroads - can I ask? What did you decide? (Did you post it somewhere else and I missed it?) New job or no?
  16. ... I was asking myself similar questions. Along with "Is Dillon just trying to dig himself into a hole here?" "Is this a regional US or differently country culture thing?" and more. Basically just trying to figure out where this view of 'all' teenage girls comes from....
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    Possible job switcharoo

    I know Anatess has talked about how they used to have a plan like this but I thought she said the insurance companies did away with them when Obamacare became mandatory. I LOVED the plan she talked about (last year sometime I think?) as it was a 'hospital only' type plan and would have been perfect for our healthy and non-doctor needing-generally-speaking-family. Second thought: I thought Trump took away the penalty for not carrying insurance.... has this kicked in yet? You wouldn't have to satisfy the government if that has kicked in. Third thought: Someone mentioned COBRA above. HUGE cost. We had to use it twice in the past 14 years when my husband was switching jobs/companies and we had to wait 3 months for the new programs at the new job to kick in. You can keep your current coverage but you are paying the entire monthly premium. OUCH. We did cover only the kids the first time as they were young and in numerous sports and we just knew if we didn't have it... THAT is the time our son would be hit in the face with a baseball or something (LOL). The second time around I figured out the dates for 'retroactive coverage' were within the time period where you don't have to pay a premium but if something happened (major) you could pay the previous premiums all at once and your coverage would be activated - so we 'floated' on the belief nothing would happen (and it didn't) but knew if something huge DID, we could cough up the $3000 for 2 months premiums and the 80/20 would kick in retroactively. WHEW - sorry for all that but perhaps it would help someone wondering about COBRA. LOL. Nice to have the option when leaving a job but so expensive.
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    Harassment with being Child-Free

    If I could "like" this about 20 times I would. I was also thinking; Just say "none" and don't add the 'we aren't having kids'. Just "none" with a smile is sufficient. Let them think or take it how they wish.
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    Garment questions

    Did you see Dri Lux are being discontinued???? https://mormonhub.com/blog/buzz/lds-news/garment-changes/
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    Going through growing pains in my young Mormon faith

    While it is actually true you cannot enter the Celestial Kingdom unless you are married and the only way for a woman to enter is to be sealed to you and have you call her - the feeling of not wanting to marry yet MAY be just because you have not met the right woman. But yes - according to Mormon doctrine you are called to be married to achieve the highest level and become god like. Apostle Bruce McConkie wrote that those who attain exaltation “…inherit in due course the fullness of the glory of the Father, meaning that they have all power in heaven and on earth…” (Mormon Doctrine pg. 257). Doctrine and Covenants also teaches that “then shall they be gods, because they have no end…then shall they be gods, because they have all power…” (D&C 132:16-26). This is the ultimate goal in Mormonism. One of the requirements to reach this goal is what Mormons call “celestial marriage.” Today celestial marriage is simply defined as a marriage in a Mormon temple designed to last not just until death but throughout all eternity. Couples joined in such marriages are considered “sealed” to each other. Their children afterward are automatically “sealed” to them as well. This, they believe, ensures that their family will continue in heaven eternally as a complete unit. McConkie wrote, “Celestial marriage is the gate to exaltation, and exaltation consists in the continuation of the family unit in eternity. Exaltation is…the kind of life which God lives” (Mormon Doctrine pg. 257). Celestial marriage is an absolute necessity to reach this desired goal. Its importance in the place of salvation and exaltation cannot be overestimated. “The most important things that any member of (the LDS Church) ever does in this world are: 1) To marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority; and 2) To keep the covenant made in connection with this holy and perfect order of matrimony…” (Mormon Doctrine pg. 118). All Mormon men who desire Godhood are required to marry; if they do not, their leaders have taught that their actions will be displeasing to God. For instance, President Joseph Fielding Smith said, “Any young man who carelessly neglects this great commandment to marry, or who does not marry because of a selfish desire to avoid the responsibilities which married life will bring, is taking a course which is displeasing in the sight of God…There can be no exaltation without it. If a man refuses…he is taking a course which may bar him forever from (exaltation).” (Doctrines of Salvation 2:74). Those who choose to remain single or do not enter into the covenant of celestial marriage while on earth are no longer in obedience to God or to Mormon authorities. They will not advance to Godhood, but will be given menial tasks as angels for all eternity. As McConkie put it, “Many who practice celibacy do so out of an excessive religious devotion and with the idea in mind that they are serving their Maker. In reality, they are forsaking some of the most important purposes of their creation…” (Mormon Doctrine pg. 119). And Doctrine and Covenants 132;16-17 says, “Therefore, when they are out of the world they… are appointed angels in heaven… to minister for those who are worthy of a far more, and an exceeding, and an eternal weight of glory. For these angels did not abide my law”.” _______________________________________ “It is the normal thing to marry. It was arranged by God in the beginning, long before this world’s mountains were ever formed. Remember: ‘Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man.’ (1 Corinthians 11:11.) … Every person should want to be married. There are some who might not be able to. But every person should want to be married because that is what God in heaven planned for us” (Spencer W. Kimball, The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, 291).
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    Starbucks & beer

    I know of people who absolutely will not go to Starbucks even if they were just going to get a fruit drink - because they are afraid someone from their ward will see them and think they are getting or drinking coffee. So I think 'some' people do and 'some' people don't. On that same level there are some people who would see a fellow LDS go into Starbucks and be judgemental and gossipy about it - and others that wouldn't bat an eye at it, would assume a fruit drink or wouldn't even care either way.
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    12 yr old testimony drama

    I know this post kind of got derailed, but I have a question... LOL. I saw about 5 seconds of the video when it first hit mainstream news and then I clicked away - and I never actually went back and watched the whole thing. However, one of the questions I had when I saw those 5 seconds was "this is obviously planned out because who would be filming it already if were not.. No one would be filming and recording otherwise...." and I didn't dwell on it and went on with life. BUT! Seeing the topic discussed here and reading through it, it seems it was her parents idea for her to stand and give this pre-written speech and if I understand correctly from the comments here - her parents are the ones who filmed it and released it to the public??? So - apparently it was their idea to make a statement like this in this way... was this actually their ward? Were they actually members or did they randomly go to a different city where they wouldn't be known? Since I didn't want to finish the video and didn't read about in detail I don't know some of the answers rattling around in my brain. For anyone who wants to answer... thank you!
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    Can everyone become God?

    Jane_ Doe - LOL. Sorry I thought the "to" was implied. Women can only get into the celestial kingdom by being sealed to their husband. And he, by being sealed to at least one woman/wife. Or many. But she can only be sealed to and called by one.
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    Can everyone become God?

    Women can only get into the celestial kingdom by being sealed and called by her husband.... so being a good Christian is kind of a different issue on a different level.
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    An Odd Situation

    Perhaps they are stockpiling it as 'trade and barter' items just in case for the future? I wouldn't say a word. Not my place to judge.