Emmanuel Goldstein

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  1. Emmanuel Goldstein

    What (not who) destroyed Three Mile Island?

    We know the truth. A fight between Wolverine, Sabertooth and Deadpool led to the disaster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HSpMde-kYk
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    Standing Up to Those Who Take the Lord's Name in Vain

    I remember I had a really bad day once and a guy on the bus was talking about something very sexually inappropriate and I got angry at him and told him to stop. He started yelling at me and i ended up using the Lord's name in vain under my breath when I told him to shut up. He then got even angrier and started acting like he was going to attack me because, "How dare you use the Lord's name in vain!!!" I eventually reached my stop and got off while telling him to stop being a hypocrite. Here he was speaking disgusting things, but when I got mad and swore, under my breath, he went off on me? No, if someone uses a curse we should try to be patient, unless they are actually threatening violence. That is my two cents.
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    Statistical Scriptural Truth?

    I'm sorry, but religious truths are not built on the foundation of Statistical Probability. It is really sad that so many so called scholars are fixated on Meso-America as the only possible location of the Book of Mormon lands. Honestly people, are your testimonies so weak that they must be supported by statistical analysis. Read the book and pray to know if it is true. Yes, a street sign in Hebrew that says "Zarahemla - 120 furlongs" with an arrow would be awesome, but if you have not received a spiritual confirmation of the truthfulness of the Gospel and Book of Mormon you will be let away from the truth, even with hard physical evidence. http://bookofmormonresources.blogspot.com/2019/06/las-vegas-odds.html
  4. Last night we were reading Alma 2 as a family and my son asked if we know where the River of Sidon was. After a second I said, "No, we don't know. There are some that believe it is the Mississippi or the St. Lawrence river. Some believe it is in Central or South America, some believe it is in Baja California and I think it could be out west somewhere." I then told him that it does not matter where it was, what matters is that it was in the Americas and that the events of the Book of Mormon tell of events that really happened. I know some BYU professors and others think it is some allegorical story, but I know that the Spirit has testified to me that it is true. All of these arguments about Where and How do nothing to strengthen testimonies of the restored gospel and in fact damage testimonies. So, please tread lightly.
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    Who Named the Book of Mormon?

    stepping into our dimension from another is not a portal, it is a simple matter of taking a step. Read some Brian Greene and you will see.
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    Who Named the Book of Mormon?

    That is not what Brigham Young said. There is no historical or scriptural evidence of a wormhole portal. lol
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    Who Named the Book of Mormon?

    I don't deny that the plates may have been "with" the abridgment, but Joseph also said he returned the plates to Moroni and then some plates were brought to him later to translate the lost items. Why didn't Joseph translate the small plates while he was translating the abridgment then? Keep in mind that the repository is also in the Hill Cumorah in upstate New York, the Small Plates were most probably there as well. But I don't really care to argue as I don't really have the time. I think we can all agree that it was a good thing that the Small Record was available in some form so we have the story of Nephi and his family. The fact that we have the Book of Mormon is a miracle and I am very grateful for it.
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    drugs and gun violence

    Yep, there may be a connection to the drugs and video games, but the real cause of mass killing tends to be that some people are just plain evil. They are not outside of their minds, they are the most sane people you can find, they are just bad people with bad motivations in life. Look at the Vegas shooting, that guy methodically planned it and then did it. He was just an evil man that wanted to cause as much suffering as possible before he took the expressway to hell via bullet.
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    This Week in Onion News!

    If this is really from The Onion then they probably added "the" just to mess with people even further.
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    Who Named the Book of Mormon?

    I missed it, good for Vort, he seems pretty well founded on what is true. I have not been on the forum in a few days.
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    Doesn't sit well with me

    Our leaders do use a donated private jet from time to time, but they also fly commercial as well. The big difference is that our prophet does not live a life of luxury off the backs of the members. He lives in a apartment provided and owned by the church. He flies in a donated private jet and when he dies neither his wife or kids will inherit any of it. Besides that, he has his own money that he earned as a heart surgeon. The reporter mentions that her two grandfathers were poor ministers who felt that being rich was immoral. I laughed out loud when he he was asked about when other preachers say it is wrong to be rich and he said, "their wrong." What a self righteous hypocrite and a viper. He even claims that the disciples in the bible would not have a problem with it and I thought, "Jesus might."
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    Who Named the Book of Mormon?

    My goodness people, have you read the book? It was named by Moroni in the title page of the book. The title page was the last thing he wrote on the plates. As a side note, Joseph said that the last page of the book was the title page and the plates were then turned over to Moroni. Then the small plates of Nephi were brought to him to translate, they were not part of the set that he got from the Hill Cumorah in Palmyra. Most people think they were just added in as a combined bundle and that is just not supported by the historical record.
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    Help! Clearing my own bias

    We don't choose our callings, they come from the Lord thru his set apart servants. It is pretty arrogant to tell a Bishop what calling we should have.
  14. Is this renovation project partly to prepare the Houses of the Lord for His return in the next few decades? I have been thinking that the Lord will eventually return and the world seems to just be spiraling into the ground at an accelerated rate.