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    person0 reacted to Backroads in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    As someone who arguably helps kids homeschool, this is so dependent on what families are willing to do and sacrifice.
    I've seen a number of families come to my online school in order to homeschool, watch and better control what their kids learn, bond as a family, etc ,...
    And fail miserably.
    These families say one thing of great values, but can't be bothered to work with their kids. Oh, we need to be a part of the education? We need to spend time with our kids for this to work? What if we don't like our kids?
    The hard truth is families truly must take all this for their own responsibility.
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    Well, my wife and I took our kids out of the public school system and are homeschooling them, that is the action we have taken.  There is some expansion in the works on that to create a local homeschool co-op.  I would suggest one of the most effective things that could be done would be for people to leave the public school system en masse.  Then you have complete control over what is being taught to your children, and the principles of the Constitution and liberty can be instilled within them at home.
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    person0 reacted to Carborendum in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    We put our kids into a private school a few years ago.  They've been thriving.  So has the school.  There is a waiting list so long, we don't know if we can keep up.  We've been blessed with a generous benefactor.  They've purchased more properties to build new schools.  They've asked me to head up the efforts in developing the properties.
    This may seem like a simple business model.  But it is more than that.
    People are waiting in line because they see what is happening.  They know that they can no longer simply "hope" that the public school system won't corrupt their kids.  The School Administrator said in a meeting that we need to build these schools faster because too many families are concerned about what their children being taught.
    Boys are girls and girls are boys.  They're racist even when they've never even had a racist thought in their lives. They're being taught that homosexuality is superior to hetrosexuality.  And "pansexuals" are the most tolerant of all.  They're being taught that government running your life is the best way to live.  They're being taught that the United States is the most evil, racist, oppressive nation that has ever been established on this earth. Now, consider those last two and recognize just how contradictory the mindset is to accept such ideas.
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    person0 got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    There was a time when real policies existed for this purpose.  It was called Redlining.  Those policies are no longer in effect, so the current claim is that the historical issues propagated poverty to the current day, and impoverished communities (minorities in particular) are continually impacted by the racism of the past with no recourse to improve their lives on their own.  Of course, that is false, because almost anyone can improve their livelihood through their own efforts.
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    Well, my wife and I took our kids out of the public school system and are homeschooling them, that is the action we have taken.  There is some expansion in the works on that to create a local homeschool co-op.  I would suggest one of the most effective things that could be done would be for people to leave the public school system en masse.  Then you have complete control over what is being taught to your children, and the principles of the Constitution and liberty can be instilled within them at home.
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    Well, my wife and I took our kids out of the public school system and are homeschooling them, that is the action we have taken.  There is some expansion in the works on that to create a local homeschool co-op.  I would suggest one of the most effective things that could be done would be for people to leave the public school system en masse.  Then you have complete control over what is being taught to your children, and the principles of the Constitution and liberty can be instilled within them at home.
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    person0 got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    There was a time when real policies existed for this purpose.  It was called Redlining.  Those policies are no longer in effect, so the current claim is that the historical issues propagated poverty to the current day, and impoverished communities (minorities in particular) are continually impacted by the racism of the past with no recourse to improve their lives on their own.  Of course, that is false, because almost anyone can improve their livelihood through their own efforts.
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    person0 got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    There was a time when real policies existed for this purpose.  It was called Redlining.  Those policies are no longer in effect, so the current claim is that the historical issues propagated poverty to the current day, and impoverished communities (minorities in particular) are continually impacted by the racism of the past with no recourse to improve their lives on their own.  Of course, that is false, because almost anyone can improve their livelihood through their own efforts.
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    person0 reacted to NeedleinA in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    Bingo!
    We sold our home and moved to a different school district 4 years ago.
    We home schooled our kids until Middle-School. We have one home schooler left and the other two are in a very conservative school district for now.
     
     
    @person0 I hope my last post didn't come off as something directed at 'you' specifically... it was generic. I tried to edit/clarify it just in case.
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    Well, my wife and I took our kids out of the public school system and are homeschooling them, that is the action we have taken.  There is some expansion in the works on that to create a local homeschool co-op.  I would suggest one of the most effective things that could be done would be for people to leave the public school system en masse.  Then you have complete control over what is being taught to your children, and the principles of the Constitution and liberty can be instilled within them at home.
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    person0 got a reaction from NeedleinA in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    Well, my wife and I took our kids out of the public school system and are homeschooling them, that is the action we have taken.  There is some expansion in the works on that to create a local homeschool co-op.  I would suggest one of the most effective things that could be done would be for people to leave the public school system en masse.  Then you have complete control over what is being taught to your children, and the principles of the Constitution and liberty can be instilled within them at home.
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    person0 reacted to Grunt in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    Do you think it matters what they say they are trying to do with their movement?   Isn't what is actually being done with their movement more important?  After all, once the bus leaves the station it really isn't "their" movement anymore.
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    person0 reacted to Just_A_Guy in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    Indeed; redlining has been illegal since the late 1960s.  I can *sort of* see the argument that white middle class folks from better neighborhoods were able to leave their kids with a bigger inheritance which percolates down to the present day.  On the other hand, speaking anecdotally:  my parents inherited very little on their own parents’ deaths, and what they did inherit was after they were well-established in life.  The “inheritance” that really matters is cultural—a stable trauma-free childhood, two parents in the home who are both engaged in their children’s care and upbringing, and inculcation of values like respect for authority and delayed gratification and resilience and planning for the future.  
    I would acknowledge that there are still stereotypes and influences out there that mean that all other things being equal, a black person probably has to work somewhat harder to get ahead in life than a whole person does.  But don’t think that skin tone alone permanently hamstrings a black person’s ambitions in the way the critical race theorists want me to think that it does.  Rejection of traditional American cultural values that critical race theorists pooh-pooh as “whiteness”—the stuff in that infamous Smithsonian infographic, for example; like nuclear families and property rights and rational, linear thinking and independence and self-reliance and scientific method and politeness and ability to keep to a schedule and clarity in speaking and writing and judging people by their intent as well as the results of their actions (https://www.newsweek.com/smithsonian-race-guidelines-rational-thinking-hard-work-are-white-values-1518333)—rejection of those ideals will set you back; in any society, no matter what color your skin is.  
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    person0 got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in Critical Race Theory - Someone (liberal) please explain   
    There was a time when real policies existed for this purpose.  It was called Redlining.  Those policies are no longer in effect, so the current claim is that the historical issues propagated poverty to the current day, and impoverished communities (minorities in particular) are continually impacted by the racism of the past with no recourse to improve their lives on their own.  Of course, that is false, because almost anyone can improve their livelihood through their own efforts.
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    person0 got a reaction from Vort in The best video game I have ever played.   
    My daughter and I literally just got done doing a co-op session on Portal 2.  Both Portal 1 and 2 are fun, but with 2 you can download a seemingly endless supply of levels, or create your own (I'm too busy to make them, though).

    EDIT:  Just realized this thread was resurrected, but still a great game.
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    person0 reacted to mordorbund in The best video game I have ever played.   
    My kids have been dusting off my old games and came across Portal. I remember it being good. It's better than I remembered.
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    person0 reacted to Vort in The best video game I have ever played.   
    Portal.
    (Those of you who are gamers will laugh at the fact that I am years behind the curve. But you will also recognize the truthfulness of my statement.)
    Pros:
    - Very, very, VERY spatial
    - 1st person but NOT a shooter
    - Amazingly creative
    - Fun puzzle-solving involved, and not trivial (after the first few)
    - Ending sequence is a riot
    Cons:
    - Too short (took me maybe 12 hours total; I am sure that an experienced gamer would take half that time or less)
    - No 2-player mode (not a problem for me, but it might be fun)
    My 17-year-old showed it to me and I decided to try it. No cheats or anything. Didn't even read hints or any such thing, and I am very glad for it.
    Seriously, it's good that all video games are not like this, or I might be one of those guys who lives in his basement and draws welfare checks.
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    person0 reacted to estradling75 in The best video game I have ever played.   
    If you haven't yet... Go to play Portal 2 now
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    person0 got a reaction from Carborendum in Is there room for the terrestrial Kingdom?   
    Uhh. . .
    Can someone love the gospel and not love Jesus Christ at the same time?  I'd say the two are mutually exclusive when it comes to a point of not even trying.  (Looks like you responded to this already)
     
    Perhaps not directly, but don't we see a little of that from King David?  His circumstance was certainly different as he committed a major sin and then experienced continual remorse and a desire to repent; Fether was not referencing people who want to turn away from their sins, but those who want to continue to live them.
     
    If they can't come to terms with the unfairness, they have a lot more to learn, and a lot more looking around to do.  How is their life any more unfair than a child who is sold into slavery and sexually, mentally, and physically abused their entire lives until they die or are killed?  How is their life any less fair than someone who never has the opportunity to marry, and yet lives their entire life having to cope with normal sexual desires?  If they struggle with that question of fairness, their mind's eye is shallow and they need to recognized the endless pit of unfairness that exists in our mortal world.
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    person0 reacted to Vort in Is there room for the terrestrial Kingdom?   
    I guess that depends on what you mean by "room in the Church". There is always room in the pews. As long as people don't disrupt meetings or use such meetings as an opportunity to preach against the Restored Gospel, they are always welcome.
    But if you're talking about being baptized—that is a different matter. Those who are baptized are under covenant to live the gospel. If they choose not to live the gospel, and especially if they openly flout gospel principles, they risk being excommunicated. Such people should never be baptized into the Church; doing so does the Church ill and puts them in a situation to condemn themselves by disobeying their covenants.
    We should definitely be sensitive. But by the same token, we should always preach the gospel in clear tones.
    Some things are perhaps not "core doctrine" and might be better left unspoken in certain instances. But the sanctity of the family is absolutely central to gospel teachings. Why should the girl go crying to her mother because an obvious and very important truth was taught? The only possible way she could have taken offense is if she connected up the dots and came to the conclusion that living a lesbian lifestyle is anti-family and thus anti-Christ. If that were the case, she should neither take offense nor go crying to her mother, but should reassess her beliefs and commitments, and decide whether the path of lesbianism or the path of the gospel were the one she wanted to walk. I realize she's a youth and not an adult, but if she's old enough to go to seminary, she's old enough to ask herself some hard questions.
    You cannot walk the gospel path and a path of sin simultaneously.
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    person0 got a reaction from scottyg in Queer sister speaks at 2021 BYU Women's Conference   
    I only read the first two pages of this thread and came out shocked no one shared this connection.  I sincerely believe the brethren have been instructed, as the Lord's servants, that the time has come to let the wheat and tares grow together as we navigate the "winding up scene" during the "latter part of these latter days".

    When wheat and tares grow together, some of the wheat may be starved by the tares, and some of the wheat will be spared by not gathering the tares.  In the end, all the tares will be burned and only the wheat will remain.

    So long as we maintain our number one priority to live in accordance with the commandments of God, and the principles of the Restored Gospel, we will be prepared.
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    person0 got a reaction from scottyg in Queer sister speaks at 2021 BYU Women's Conference   
    I only read the first two pages of this thread and came out shocked no one shared this connection.  I sincerely believe the brethren have been instructed, as the Lord's servants, that the time has come to let the wheat and tares grow together as we navigate the "winding up scene" during the "latter part of these latter days".

    When wheat and tares grow together, some of the wheat may be starved by the tares, and some of the wheat will be spared by not gathering the tares.  In the end, all the tares will be burned and only the wheat will remain.

    So long as we maintain our number one priority to live in accordance with the commandments of God, and the principles of the Restored Gospel, we will be prepared.
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    person0 got a reaction from scottyg in Queer sister speaks at 2021 BYU Women's Conference   
    I only read the first two pages of this thread and came out shocked no one shared this connection.  I sincerely believe the brethren have been instructed, as the Lord's servants, that the time has come to let the wheat and tares grow together as we navigate the "winding up scene" during the "latter part of these latter days".

    When wheat and tares grow together, some of the wheat may be starved by the tares, and some of the wheat will be spared by not gathering the tares.  In the end, all the tares will be burned and only the wheat will remain.

    So long as we maintain our number one priority to live in accordance with the commandments of God, and the principles of the Restored Gospel, we will be prepared.
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    person0 got a reaction from scottyg in Queer sister speaks at 2021 BYU Women's Conference   
    I only read the first two pages of this thread and came out shocked no one shared this connection.  I sincerely believe the brethren have been instructed, as the Lord's servants, that the time has come to let the wheat and tares grow together as we navigate the "winding up scene" during the "latter part of these latter days".

    When wheat and tares grow together, some of the wheat may be starved by the tares, and some of the wheat will be spared by not gathering the tares.  In the end, all the tares will be burned and only the wheat will remain.

    So long as we maintain our number one priority to live in accordance with the commandments of God, and the principles of the Restored Gospel, we will be prepared.
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    person0 got a reaction from scottyg in Queer sister speaks at 2021 BYU Women's Conference   
    I only read the first two pages of this thread and came out shocked no one shared this connection.  I sincerely believe the brethren have been instructed, as the Lord's servants, that the time has come to let the wheat and tares grow together as we navigate the "winding up scene" during the "latter part of these latter days".

    When wheat and tares grow together, some of the wheat may be starved by the tares, and some of the wheat will be spared by not gathering the tares.  In the end, all the tares will be burned and only the wheat will remain.

    So long as we maintain our number one priority to live in accordance with the commandments of God, and the principles of the Restored Gospel, we will be prepared.