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  1. This is why I enjoy classical music...almost all of them are dead.
  2. Unfortunately, people always seem to look for happiness and meaning in their lives in all the wrong places. Then, rather than change course, they pursue their incorrect path in hopes that they can force the right to appear. Some do it out of pride, others spite. Kind of like Darth Vader actually.
  3. It's like he's auditioning for cnn or something. I didn't mind him when he covered sports. I thought some of his takes were very good actually. However, he has always seemed sad to me. Like an incel of the left...alone and lost in his own little world. None of this stuff affects him, yet he (and many others on both sides) chooses to get so angry and worked up over nothing. Folks just need to learn how to turn the dial down a notch or two rather than having a temper tantrum.
  4. I guess I will be going vegetarian then. I for one will not eat meat grown out of a petri dish. 🤮
  5. "It is as the Lord Himself lamented to the prophet Isaiah: “[These] children … will not hear the law of the Lord: “[They] say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: “Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.” Sadly enough, my young friends, it is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods, smooth gods who not only don’t rock the boat but don’t even row it, gods who pat us on the head, make us giggle, then tell us to run along and pick marigolds. Talk about man creating God in his own image! Sometimes—and this seems the greatest irony of all—these folks invoke the name of Jesus as one who was this kind of “comfortable” God. Really? He who said not only should we not break commandments, but we should not even think about breaking them. And if we do think about breaking them, we have already broken them in our heart. Does that sound like “comfortable” doctrine, easy on the ear and popular down at the village love-in?" Jeffery R. Holland, Apr 2014 General Conference
  6. Well, their stuff is all there for everyone to see. Read a few things, watched a few videos...most of it is opinion peddled as fact. True, maybe. False, maybe. I've been around gospel radicals before, and they aren't for me. Snap judgement...perhaps. But I lose nothing by not associating with them. And for what it's worth, just being on their website doesn't feel right.
  7. Never heard of them until today. They seem like the kind of odd LDS folk (odder than most) who made up a club of "faithful" followers who are the only ones who really understand the hidden meanings of the if they know and understand secrets that others don't - when in fact we do, we just choose to hold certain things sacred and don't speculate about others over the dinner table to show off how enlightened we are. I'm not a fan of those who delve into "vain mysteries" and "deep doctrine", and subsequently enjoy putting forth their own interpretations of past prophets' words to match their view of how the church should be today. Best to just keep the commandments and follow the living prophet.
  8. The handbook states their prefered name may be used. It does not say it must be, nor does it say preferred pronouns need to be. I am willing to use almost any name a person wants, as long as it is their legal name and is not overly bizzare. If Bob changes his name to Sally, then his name is Sally. Stupid choice, but that is his name. I would likely call him Sal for short. I will not however...use preferred pronouns. Caitlyn Jenner for example is Caitlyn...that is his legal name on his drivers license. He is male though...end of story. I will not call him a she.
  9. This! I have very little meant in my freezer...because we bottle almost all of it. Power outages won't threaten to ruin our meat supply. Bottling Rabbit with a little bit of beef boullion added makes it taste so much better in my opinion.
  10. If they haven't actually experienced death yet, then I guess they could. Moses and Elijah have also had prior experience controlling the elements, as well as other forms of mighty miracles.
  11. We just do the most recent week of study. Trying to fit in everything is just too much, and our instructors tend to rush the lesson so they can "cover everything" rather than let the class make comments and learn from each other. By doing that they really aren't covering everything, bur rather muffling the spirit. Ultimately, our lessons are just meant to be a discussion about what everyone learned in their personal study that week...not an actual teaching of the material.
  12. Fire will come at the "second coming", and will burn up all things that are unable to abide a Terrestrial glory, which is what the Earth will be during the period of the millenium. My belief is that it will be the glory of the Son himself that will burn up those that cannot abide His presence upon the earth. However, it also makes sense that some kind of "fire" or something else will also have to happen again for the earth to be changed/purified to a Celestial state.
  13. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
  14. (yes, I know this reply is preaching to the choir) Unfortunately, my ward (and stake for that matter) is chock full of people who truly think that if a disaster strikes, we are all going to meet at the stake center, bring what we have, and disperse food and supplies to everyone. They have voiced it multiple times in church meetings; that "we are so lucky to have a church that can take care of us in times of need". They just don't seem to get it. These same people only have the food in their pantries mind you...probably enough to only last them 2 weeks max. No dry goods, no extra fuel, no generator, no extra clothing, no vitamins, no seeds, no firearms, no way to purify water, etc... I have had multiple people give me the "are you one of those weird preppers" looks when I told them I have bought 2 large water filters, one of them a Big Berkey. I am in no way a prepper, but I am trying to be prepared, and having the ability to filter over 10,000 gallons of water for drinking puts me at ease. There is zero chance I am taking anything of mine to the church or city hall to give to others unless I know that my family has what they need first. The church's welfare program cannot be self-sufficient if the members themselves are not so. It is meant to be a safety net...not a support system.