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  1. Sure. One day it will be accepted that sexual gratification beyond procreation is sinful. Since homosexuals cannot procreate, and assuming that copulation is beyond their lifestyle, a homosexual could indeed receive a temple recommend. Why not? It seems you generalize all homosexuals as being sexually ravenous. Which they are not.
  2. Totally. I hadn't abused anyone, had I? Or been profane? Where's the tolerance?
  3. I thought the motto was ... In God We Trust
  4. I think I know ... but that just seems so ludicrous in the context of our modern, Western sensibilities. It can't be what I figure it is.
  5. I'm curious. Which ideas were they? I can't say I was advocating for anything, only expressing my views as a believer in the Book of Mormon and asking if others believed like me.
  6. Thanks. BTW ... You had posted in my thread I believe. Why, in your estimation, was the thread deleted?
  7. How do I inquire about a deleted thread?
  8. 1. The gentleman I had quoted seemed to advocate such. Since you quoted me in that context, I assumed you advocated the same. 2. The point of this "canard" is to warn the faithful of their inability to properly distinguish between misdemeanor and felony; that they lack the judgment and knowledge to make such a call, and that such will be clarified at the resurrection. Without this understanding one person can smugly point to another and say, "Look here, a felon!" and conjure animosity among others towards that person. 3. When one person identifies another as a felon, they are being smug — even if they identify them for the sake of warning them.
  9. If a person's sin is neither abusive nor violent towards another, then don't mention it to them, because it's radically inappropriate to do so. When you call out their sin—unless as a cherished friend, or family—you're essentially saying that you're more righteous than they are (less "filthy"). And with regard to someone who's content with practicing homosexuality, even as they acknowledge it's sin: Aren't we all content with some sin of ours? Take this passage from James 2: So what you're saying is that sodomy is worse than cussing? or that one particular sin is more damnable than another? If so, perhaps there'll be people who "routinely engage in sodomy" that'll enter the kingdom of heaven before you do.
  10. Who isn't living in sin? Let he who hasn't sinned cast the first word. Why not lend a hand and help them to their feet so to speak (be positive), instead of keeping them down with your open disapproval? If you took the log out of your own eye before trying to take the sliver out of theirs, that would be one thing.
  11. @Zarahemla In my opinion this story is strictly metaphorical. This idea of evil being 1/3 exists in various cultures. This metaphor concerns the battle between good and evil. Evil exists, but only enough to give Goodness a run for its money. In the end, Goodness always triumphs.
  12. Greetings everyone, and peace be with you. I am considering becoming a member of the Church, as I like many of the teachings. However, when it comes to the nature of God and exaltation, it is one teaching I cannot accept — not because I am not open to the idea, but because I feel there is no sound case for it; Isaiah 66, verses 1 & 2 come to mind. Isaiah seems to make clear that God is spirit, and that a particular man shall one day embody that spirit — the Christ. Notice that God poses the question, "Where is the place of my rest?" I would be grateful for your thoughts on this. New American Bible, Revised Edition Thus says the Lord: The heavens are my throne, the earth, my footstool. What house can you build for me? Where is the place of my rest? My hand made all these things when all of them came to be—oracle of the Lord. This is the one whom I approve: the afflicted one, crushed in spirit, who trembles at my word. King James Version Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. Young's Literal Translation Thus said Jehovah: The heavens [are] My throne, And the earth My footstool, Where [is] this — the house that ye build for Me? And where [is] this — the place — My rest? And all these My hand hath made, And all these things are, An affirmation of Jehovah! And unto this one I look attentively, Unto the humble and bruised in spirit, And who is trembling at My word.