Fether

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  1. As much meaning an joy as two toddler have living in a home together.
  2. Arming teachers is not about having the cafeteria lady and pre-algebra teachers patrolling the playground with M4s. It’s about school districts allowing, and maybe even paying for, concealed carry permits, classes, and regular trainings. It’s also not about saying the teachers are in charge of safety, but just having an extra precaution in case of a shooter situation. It’s not a solution, but rather another roadblock to prevent a bad situation becoming worst. The problem is mental health and having 1,000 kids, who are trying to figure out who they are, all trapped in a building together 8 hours a day half the year. The fix? Easy. Everyone is homeschooled by parents who are morally pure and have the ability to teach their kids. If a child shows signs of mental health struggles, they get to meet with a good therapist to help them…Actually… nvm… that isn’t simple, finding a good therapist is nearly impossible. This plan won’t work.
  3. I was going to say “your simple answer has a lot of complex words and sentences” xD But the overall “bigger punishment” idea is simple. Just took a minute to get there
  4. Is the gun violence / mass shooting issue not something worth addressing? Do you have better solutions?
  5. We only do the most recent week
  6. I haven’t seen a house sub $300,000 since pre-covid
  7. I would argue that knowing the day it will come is of equal concern as knowing where Kolob is… which is zero. So why would anyone but the Prophet know? Signs of the end are not so we can know what day it will come. Signs of the end are there to remind us that there is an end and we ought not procrastinate the day of our repentance.
  8. I remember that. Can you imagine how terrifying it would have been to be in the chapel when that van blew up? Killing that monster family (can’t remember their names). So sad
  9. Discovered the “offset” command. It worked perfectly
  10. I’m hoping some of you google sheet nerds can help me become more of a google sheet nerd. Is there a way to have a function with the variable X, where X = the number of cells to pull information from. for example. I am trying to calculate how much electricity someone has paid since they have lived in their home. I have their current electric bill as well as the annual % increase of said bill. I want to be able to ask the “how long have you lived in your home?” And they say “8 years”. Then I can enter “8” into a single cell and it tells me how much money they have paid for their electricity since they have lived on their home
  11. What would you call that phenomenon Frasier experienced?
  12. There are numberless platitudes, one liners, phrases and words we use in the church that I feel we use in more situations than is called for this leads to ambiguous definitions. I can see “joy” being in that pile. To me, I understand joy just meaning peace in the direction are going. I am without a doubt happier playing video games than I am at the temple. But the peace and self assurance I get from the temple is essential for my life. Plato t video games does not give me peace or provide a sense that what I am doing is good. I would not connect joy and happiness in anyway.
  13. I had the exact same question after my temple visit last night. I understand it represents eternal life… but there is an assumption there that immortality is possible without going through life. Why would there be cherubim and a flaming sword placed to guard it
  14. I find that belief and knowledge are opposite ends of a spectrum where Faith is the application and internalization of those beliefs and knowledges in our own lives. For example: I know that eating too much unhealthy food is unhealthy for me and will cause me to gain weight. But I still choose to eat it despite my desire to be healthy. I have knowledge, but no faith. I believe that investing in NFTs and Crypto will result in mass wealth in the future… but I don’t do it. I have belief, but no faith. I know spending time on scriptures every day brings me peace and joy. I choose to spend that time in scriptures each day. But have knowledge and faith. I believe doing work for the dead is helping bring about Gods plan of salvation. I choose to spend some of my time doing work for the dead. I have belief and faith. We won’t be judged on what we believe and know, we will be judged on our faith. The examples above seem to go along nicely with that
  15. I love and hate this topic. It is very interesting… but it always ends up becoming a “what does it mean to know” epistemology conversation which is such a bore. I think Alma, when is talking about gaining knowledge, is referring to knowledge on specific principles. Not things like whether there is a god or not, if this church is gods one true church, or if Joseph smith was a prophet. I think he is referring to commandment. I know, through experience, that the principles taught in the word of wisdom are true, that reading scriptures every day gives me peace and strength to overcome temptation. And so , and that obedience brings blessings. I do not, however, know that God is real or that this is gods one true church. This is what I think he means by having a perfect knowledge in That thing, but not a knowledge that is perfect (Alma 32:34-26). Hence why continued faith is necessary.