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About Moonbeast32

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  1. How about we just trash the partisan system? Democrats don't represent me. Republicans don't represent me. Perhaps there was a time when the two parties had a place in our government. No longer, I say. It is seemingly no longer possible to live in accordance with section 98:10 whilst supporting either party. In fact, strangely enough, I am often laught to scorn when I suggest such an idea as electing moral men to be my leaders. It's as if everyone is brainwashed into thinking that virtue has no place in politics. How tragic. Such a notion is a heart wrenching departure from the foundations of this country. A nation of virtue and righteousness built in the midst of an apostate world of corrupt and greedy kingdoms is what makes America greatest of all. The spread of democracy across the world has been her greatest achievement. It makes me sad when it seems most have forgotten our legacy. Maybe my passion is misguided, but I wholly blame the 2 major parties for this. During my lifetime, I have observed them employ the same sinister and beguiling rhetoric that anti-christs use. They are devilish in their conduct, and have both condoned wickedness at some point or another. Their methods of obtaining power over each other have driven men to be contentious; and so, the Spirit of God no longer has a place in them.
  2. It's a system I recently picked up called Tiny Dungeon. Have you ever wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, but we're intimidated by all the rules procedures and complexities? TD might be for you. It's super simplified, and very easy to get started with. I'll probably run a session every Saturday or something. Once I get enough people to volunteer, then I'll decide what conference platform to run the game on. Possibly zoom.
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    The gathering of Israel

    The gathering of Israel is more than just believing in Christ. To be gathered means to be re-connected with your ancient heritage. It means re-activation of the covenants that lay dormant since the days of father Abraham. Gathered Israel not only believes in Christ, but they preach of Christ. They Prophecy of Christ. They administer in his name, and possess the fullness of His gospel. I love the Bible, particularly the book of Exodus. Yet, in the 15 centuries it has been in existence, it has accomplished none of the above. The Lord never meant for it to stand alone.
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    Home Schooling: Time to Jump In?

    This is just my opinion, but when people say that homeschooling can't provide an adequate social education, that's total bologna. Why not send kids to a prison? They'll get the same quality of social education as in a public school. Hot takes aside, I believe that the bulk of a child's social development happens during activities outside of school. For this reason, homeschooling isn't going to fix the issues kids are now having to endure because of the pandemic.
  5. Concerning the gathering of Jews, I heard that John Taylor might have been responsible for inspiring the Zionist movement. At least, that's what Dr Madsen says in his Presidents of the Church series.
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    Help starting a garden.

    I want to finally make president Benson's advice a reality. But I've never done gardening before. I feel in over my head. I have an empty garden box, and a small portable greenhouse. there are mountains to the east, so I don't get much sun in the morning. I live in Utah county, in the foothills of Timpanogos. I have never done gardening before. I don't know what seeds I should plant or how to raise them. Could someone please help me to make an educated decision?
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    What are other congregations doing about Church

    We do what the Spirit prompts us to do, @Vort. If people are living worthy of it, it will guide them to know what they must do. It is my experience that they who obey are filled with a sort of peace that consumes all panic. I don't see much use in disputing the severity of out national emergency, or to what purpose it serves. As for me, it's been 2 days into my quarantine, and I've been sensing a strange sort of excitement between me and my mother. An expectation of good things to come, and a feeling of refuge inside our home. For now at least, all the measures we've taken feel right.
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    Earthquake in Magna

    WHO Is world health organization
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    Earthquake in Magna

    I've heard that claim being disputed. Do you have a source?
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    Earthquake in Magna

    5.7 the reports are saying. I don't know how many of you live in SLC county, are you doing all right? It was enough to rattle all my bookshelves all the way down here in Orem.
  11. I just don't understand, @Vort. When the church dissolves high priests, reduces meeting times, introduces ministering, its applauded as being progress; great steps in improving the welfare of members worldwide. But when the church takes more steps to ensure the welfare of members worldwide, it's "wrong-headed and based in a 19th-century-level understanding of microbiology." So, what, is the council any less inspired today than they were 2 years ago? I live with my mother who's in the risk category. 3% may seem small to you, but when family members are involved, it's a huge number. If I don't do my part to control the virus, then treatment centers may be strained too thin to help her if she gets infected. You're right that there's no need to panic, and people with the Spirit of Truth will not. But I'm not going to disregard professional and spiritual counsel just because it casts a bad light on the president.
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    Is it hard?

    What exactly do you count as church activity, @prisonchaplain? I spend a great deal of my time listening to old talks from past general conferences. That being said, I do not consider listening to these talks to be considered a dedicated study. I just do it to pass time Besides that, I study the Book of Mormon about 1/2 hour every day, with the occasional additional study amounting to about 1 hour per week. There is of course church, including coming early and intermingling afterwards , totalling near 3 hours. After church, I usually get together with a group of friends for 2 hoursto study and discuss next week's reading for the Come Follow Me program. With all that listed, it's time to answer your question. This question isn't specific enough. Despite all the activities I've listed, Ive still gotten no closer to being the ideal sort of member of the Church of Christ I want to be. Why? Because engaging in this amount of time isn't meant to accomplish that end. I suspect that 80% of the time, I'm missing the point as to why I'm doing them. To abstractify my thoughts, Worship smart, then hard.
  13. Yes, there is a better way. Remember this? 16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent; 17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I; 18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink It's not a "system," it's the inevitability for transgressing the law. What exactly are the points you disagree with? It looks like we're on the same page to me.
  14. Also, based on this quote from C. S. Lewis, I doubt most Christians literally think of hell as a vulcan wasteland of fires and sulfur: "There is no need to be worried by facetious people who try to make the Christian hope of ‘Heaven’ ridiculous by saying they do not want ‘to spend eternity playing harps’. The answer to such people is that if they cannot understand books written for grown-ups, they should not talk about them. All the scriptural imagery (harps, crowns, gold, etc.) is, of course, a merely symbolical attempt to express the inexpressible. Musical instruments are mentioned because for many people (not all) music is the thing known in the present life which most strongly suggests ecstasy and infinity. Crowns are mentioned to suggest the fact that those who are united with God in eternity share His splendour and power and joy. Gold is mentioned to suggest the timelessness of Heaven (gold does not rust) and the preciousness of it. People who take these symbols literally might as well think that when Christ told us to be like doves, He meant that we were to lay eggs."
  15. But I do think it's necessary. For reasons mentioned above, I think the abstract of a burning fire perfectly explains what hellfire is.