zil2

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    zil2 reacted to Jamie123 in Life as we know it   
    I used to get so excited every Friday evening when Star Trek TNG came on. I would unplug the phone (no interruptions!) and sit in front of the TV rubbing my hands together and singing this song - with Jean Luc Pickard inserted instead of Captain Kirk.
    Then a couple of days later I'd wonder why I'd had no phone calls and realize the phone was still unplugged.
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    zil2 got a reaction from SilentOne in Life as we know it   
    These days they're a lot better.  I think when you and I were children, they were nowhere near as accurate.  Still, there are days - like at the beginning of this month - when the forecast never, ever mentioned snoooooow, but...
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    zil2 reacted to Vort in Life as we know it   
    It's life, Jim, but not as we know it.
    It's worse than that! It's physics, Jim!
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    zil2 got a reaction from pam in Life as we know it   
    I feel like I should be insulted, but I'm not sure... 
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    zil2 got a reaction from classylady in Chocolate Candies   
    A friend gifted me some of this a month or so ago - serious yums! (I assume she found it here in the states, though I've never seen it here.)
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    zil2 got a reaction from Carborendum in Life as we know it   
    Well done!
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    zil2 reacted to LDSGator in "Escape From Germany" movie   
    It’s interesting that you brought this up. There was a shooting at the local mall during Christmas time. 
     
    https://www.ocalagazette.com/update-on-paddock-mall-shooting-with-security-footage/
    Melissa and I were there one hour before it happened. To be clear, it was not a mass shooting-it was between two street punks-but we often think it was a blessing/luck we weren’t there when the shooting happened. 
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    zil2 reacted to Carborendum in Life as we know it   
    Well, let's see...
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    zil2 reacted to LDSGator in Life as we know it   
    Lol, we’ve all proved his saying correct. No intelligent life here. 
     
    😜 
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    zil2 got a reaction from Carborendum in Life as we know it   
    Please tell me you're being sarcastic.
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    zil2 got a reaction from LDSGator in Life as we know it   
    I don't think that's what Traveler was trying to say.
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    zil2 reacted to NeuroTypical in Life as we know it   
    Coolest thing I've seen all month!
    Interesting to see NASA tracking something going almost as fast as I do when there's no idjits in the passing lane.
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    zil2 reacted to Traveler in Life as we know it   
    @Jamie123 does have a point.  There seems to be so much conflicting information lately that our models of the universe are having problems.  One very important premise is that the universe is isotropic.  Well, it is, and it isn’t – sort of.   In effort to resolve discrepancies it has been determined that about 95% of our universe is made up of Dark Energy and Dark Matter.  It appears that this dark stuff is not consistent.  I find it quite interesting that a theory gaining traction is that the universe itself is kind of a living thing with intelligence. 
    It is my perception that when the Messiah returns that the knowledge of the universe will be opened up and made known – like the opening of a scroll or book.  That the inconsistencies of our evolving understanding will be resolved.  I believe what is currently being manifested and the acceleration of our knowledge of things is a sign of the times.
    I would add that it is quite astonishing to me that with all that we are learning and the information available – that the most simple observable things about humanity that we have easy access to everyday and that has been known for millennia (such as reproduction and sustainability of our species) is being needlessly confused with stuff that is utter nonsense.  And the excuse is that we should not hurt the feelings of those being the most confused.
    It is rather interesting to me what we are willing to sacrifice on the alters of the g-ds we worship.
     
    The Traveler
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    zil2 reacted to Traveler in Life as we know it   
    That would depend on how you see yourself in comparison to other species here on earth.
     
    The Traveler
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    zil2 got a reaction from NeuroTypical in Life as we know it   
    All I have to say to that is: "weatherman".
    Or:
     
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    zil2 reacted to Vort in Life as we know it   
    Can you imagine getting your bachelor's degree in meteorology so that you can be a TV weatherman?
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    zil2 got a reaction from LDSGator in Life as we know it   
    I feel like I should be insulted, but I'm not sure... 
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    zil2 got a reaction from Carborendum in Life as we know it   
    These days they're a lot better.  I think when you and I were children, they were nowhere near as accurate.  Still, there are days - like at the beginning of this month - when the forecast never, ever mentioned snoooooow, but...
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    zil2 reacted to Carborendum in Life as we know it   
    You know, they tend to get a bad rap.  But they are actually a lot more accurate than pop culture acknowledges.
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    zil2 got a reaction from Carborendum in Life as we know it   
    All I have to say to that is: "weatherman".
    Or:
     
    Lyrics, for those who don't want to listen:
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    zil2 reacted to Carborendum in Chocolate Candies   
    Ok, weirdo. .

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    zil2 reacted to Vort in John 14: Misprinted text or Mistranslation?   
    "By way of" is how I always interpreted that verse. "Por" seems like a straightforward translation. But I agree, common word usage and patterns often mask a better understanding of what we're reading. It's a type of simplicity in meaning, an application of Occam's Razor, I suppose.
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    zil2 reacted to Carborendum in John 14: Misprinted text or Mistranslation?   
    I believe the original intent was somewhere in the midst of all those meanings.  But each word conjures up different roles -- all of which are correct.
    It is somewhat an individual perception.  When I interpret it as "by way of" or even "through", I feel more of the "advocate with the Father" role.  But when I think of "because of" I get more of a sense of the Savoir role through His Atonement.  He made it possible.
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    zil2 got a reaction from Vort in John 14: Misprinted text or Mistranslation?   
    They are all correct, and some (if not all) can have multiple meanings.  Being aware of all of them can help each person at the various times in their life to think about it in the way that best helps them.
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    zil2 reacted to Carborendum in Have we decided to live the lesser law?   
    Back to the topic:
    I'd like to tell you the story of my wife's grandmother.  She's in her late 90s.  So, that puts her birth about 20 years after Susan B. Anthony died.  And she fit right in with modern feminists today.  But she had some noticeable differences.
    She married in the temple.  She raised 5 children.  Remained married to the same man until his death a few years ago.  She had a career spanning several decades and was also an involved mother.  She had many awards that came from her profession.  So, she was fairly well accomplished.  And all of her children are still members of the Church and actively attend. 
    Unfortunately, the results don't end there.  Of her grandchildren only three remain active outside of my wife's branch.
    For Grandma's other children: Their only son got divorced twice and is now single with no active children.  One daughter divorced and remarried with only two children still active.  The other daughters married outside the faith and have children who were either never baptized or all left the Church except one.
    Of my wife's branch, all but one are active and very strong members of the Church.
    Years ago, we were at a family reunion celebrating their 70th anniversary.  And at a point where we were all mingling, Grandma said, "If I had it to do all over again, I never would have had any children."  This was a matter-of-fact statement in front of all her children, spoken as casually as if she were talking about the weather.
    Fast forward.  After her husband died.  She came home to an empty house.  And after many days, she began wondering why her children never come to visit her.
    The stories of her motherhood are sketchy.  I hear some good tales, some bad.  Some stories where she sacrificed.  Others where she neglected.  So, I don't know her whole story.
    What I can say is that after an entire lifetime of condemning the Church and its policy on women and the priesthood and roles of mothers, how much were the children (much less the grandchildren) inspired to believe in such a belief system?
    The grandfather was pretty much the model father.  All the children agree on that point.  He did things like teach my wife how to make stained-glass windows.  That sounds like a "crafts" project that a mother or grandmother would teach.  But this man saw it as a hobby that a man does in his shop.  He created memories with his children and grandchildren.  Grandma made memories of her going to work and teaching all the daughters to be working mothers and the son to be a weakling.
    At another family reunion, Grandma made a comment about how large her posterity was.  The funny thing about that...
    Most of the other branches of the family had working mothers.  But not my MIL.  Of all the grandchildren, most of those with working moms lost their children in the gospel.  I believe that all the other active cousins and spouses are fewer than those from my wife's branch.  And when considering great-grandchildren, it's not even comparable.
    While it is possible to be a successful working mother while prioritizing family, there is always something that is lost.  One generation was able to do it with minimal disfunction.  The second generation paid the price for trying to imitate it.  I hope that Pres. Johnson is able to prevent that from happening.