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    Seeking His truths and Striving to Become like Him

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    War poured out starting with Civil War

    This was the war that greatly united the German Confederation which led to a massive military threat against the rest of Europe. When the Russians pulled out of WW I, the Germans were able to shift 50 divisions to the Western Front. The entry of the US in 1917 was providential.
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    The reasons for the flood

    Seems like a self-contradicting sentence? Unless you mean earth is NOT the same thing as world? In the Pearl of Great Price we learn that Earth is a sentient being composed of physical planet energized with spirit entity. Moses 7:48 And it came to pass that Enoch looked upon the earth; and he heard a voice from the bowels thereof, saying: Wo, wo is me, the mother of men; I am pained, I am weary, because of the wickedness of my children. When shall I rest, and be cleansed from the filthiness which is gone forth out of me? When will my Creator sanctify me, that I may rest, and righteousness for a season abide upon my face? Not all of them. Some are "pre-born" spirit children of God waiting their chance to come into the world. Some are human beings serving "ministering" at the bidding of God. The Adam/God confusion is explicitly rejected by the Restored Church of Christ. I am solidly convinced of the error of the "theory". See FairMormon - - "During the latter half of the nineteenth century Brigham Young made some remarks about the relationship between Adam and God that the Latter-day Saints have never been able to understand. The reported statements conflict with LDS teachings before and after Brigham Young, as well as with statements of President Young himself during the same period of time. So how do Latter-day Saints deal with the phenomenon? We don't; we simply set it aside. It is an anomaly. On occasion my colleagues and I at Brigham Young University have tried to figure out what Brigham Young might have actually said and what it might have meant, but the attempts have always failed. The reported statements simply do not compute—we cannot make sense out of them. This is not a matter of believing it or disbelieving it; we simply don't know what "it" is. If Brigham Young were here we could ask him what he actually said and what he meant by it, but he is not here.... For the Latter-day Saints, however, the point is moot, since whatever Brigham Young said, true or false, was never presented to the Church for a sustaining vote. It was not then and is not now a doctrine of the Church, and...the Church has merely set the phenomenon aside as an anomaly." I strongly believe that the Gods created a pristine planet that was Terrestrial (Paradisiacal) in its entirety. There were NO seeds of death anywhere except in the ONE solitary tree in the middle of the Garden called the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil". It was merely a symbolic "trigger" that allowed the transformation of the world and all its occupants to become subject to death and decay and corruption. The Law of Eternal Justice would NOT permit any exalted Beings to create anything of a fallen or corruptible nature. Also, the Gods cannot corrupt their bodies. That would be a violent violation of the Eternal Law of Justice. The reason this tree was there was because the "Plan of Happiness" was embedded in the Priesthood that very carefully laid out guidelines for carrying out the 1- Creation; 2- Fall; 3- Atonement; 4- Resurrection/Exaltation. Everything was done by Priesthood Ordinances. This is why the Law of Eternal Justice required God to keep His hands off the implementation of the Plan. He could only offer two choices (mutually exclusive) and Adam/Eve had to try to figure it out and make the choice. Were we victimized by coming into a fallen world? NO, we made covenants in the pre-existence to accept the process of the Plan of Happiness and to gain important experiences.
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    demonic thoughts.

    3 Nephi 7:19 And in the name of Jesus did he cast out devils and unclean spirits; and even his brother did he raise from the dead, after he had been stoned and suffered death by the people. Mosiah 3:6 And he shall cast out devils, or the evil spirits which dwell in the hearts of the children of men.
  4. A few years ago, my bishop had me and my wife read this book: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Languages-Secret-that-Lasts/dp/080241270X/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1538779122&sr=1-3&keywords=five+love+languages Each person needs to find out what actions or expressions appeal the most and to practise at one or two of the five love languages. Your partners love language may be different from your love language.
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    Bill Reel’s Conference Predictions

    In my ward, they have been passing gluten free crackers for a small handful of people. It is mildly disturbing to me as it is not as symbolic of the "Bread of Life".
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    Mormon Women for Ethical Government

    You said: "his penchant for being less than truthful while under oath". . .this is awfully self serving. How about specific examples that are provable? Leave out tea leaves decipherments of high school year books. Burning question: why did Ford talk in that phony squeaky little girls voice the whole time? She is a professional psychologist for crying out loud!
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    Mormon Women for Ethical Government

    I suppose you have NO problem with Feinstein sitting on the Ford letter for two months. When demonizing K's stated positions did not do the trick, she leaked the letter at the eleventh hour. Is this fair play? There is nothing extreme about Kavanaugh or his defenders. Your reliance on PBS is worrisome.
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    Mormon Women for Ethical Government

    No. Kavanaugh never knew Ford. But Ford was already a vigorous opponent to both Trump and Kavanaugh. She was photographed participating at the ****** Hat protest event in Washington D.C. recently. Which makes her an extremist leftist idealogue willing to engage in the "Politics of Personal Destruction" against a VERY decent and faithful husband, father and big time contributor to the community and nation. None of Ford's supposed witnesses were willing to back up her fake party account. She is unwilling to document many important elements of her story such as how she got to the "house", where the "house" is/was, why did she need to go upstairs for the bathroom (wasn't there a bathroom on the main level?), how often did she go to parties during her high school days, was she in the habit of excessive drinking?, why did she leave the only other female at the house without telling her about the supposed "danger"?, how did she get home, why did she not share her story with her parents?, why not notify the local police? So many questions that the hack senators are refusing the other side to raise to make it an open and honest inquiry. The whole thing stinks to high heaven. This is a VERY serious moral issue that the nation MUST come to grips with!
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    Should legal immigrationbe easier?

    These are amateurs standing by their cars hemmed in by the police. They are NOT professional news reporters. It sounded like they wanted to get home and stressed out by the mayhem. They are certainly NOT going to approach the rioters to get better videos. Why are you discounting the columnist account of the riot? Why are you attempting to scrub the actual history of moslem misbehavior?
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    Should legal immigrationbe easier?

    There were 100 Somali rioters. I found the video and tried to post it but Chrome (Google) blocked it with a 403 message (liberal censorship). Here is the article - https://bigleaguepolitics.com/exclusive-video-somalis-riot-at-minnesota-amusement-park-forcing-evacuation/
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    Should legal immigrationbe easier?

    You are still majorly engaging in ad hominem. You say Robert Spencer's work is "horrible" but you do not go to the trouble of listing the first few most objectionable items and refuting them. You merely wave your hand to sweep them away. You do not speak for Daniel. I would love to see him chime in. I saw him speak at the Ballroom of the Wilkinson Center for Education Week at BYU last August.
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    Should legal immigrationbe easier?

    Yes, Robert Spencer did write the book: https://www.amazon.com/Islam-Unveiled-Disturbing-Questions-Fastest-Growing/dp/1893554775/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 It was not clear what you were implying in connection with the Tanners so I checked their website. It does not look like the Tanners have written a book detailing Islam.
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    Should legal immigrationbe easier?

    Not quite. The Establishment Elites (or Globalists) are pushing two religions: 1- one world atheistic communism (their version); 2- Islamo-Fascism. They want to "dovetail" Islam with their system because it has a very nice totalitarian set up controlling both civic and religious observances. They would not be averse to playing the masses against each other. Similar to Orwell's "1984" wars between three powers. Book of Mormon teaches about this Great and Abominable Church of the Devil. There has been a subversion of the First Amendment ever since Madalyn Murray O'Hair fooled the Supreme Court into ruling for a wall between church and state in 1963 (misinterpreting Jefferson's letter to Danbury Baptists). The First Amendment was intended to prohibit the establishment of one denomination over the country. But it does allow free exercise for multiple denominations to participate in the public (taking care NOT to favor one over others). The effect of the ruling was the de facto establishment of Atheism in public schools and many public areas (causing increasing corruption of our youth). Affirmative action, onerous prosecution of "hate speech" and "islamophobia", promotion of Islam in the public square and schools are ever increasing. Putting quite a damper on the rights of the American public. Can't help but see it getting worse. The LEFT do not care about "Rule of Law". It is their dictates and fiat and political correctness doctrine that has weight. Obama issued numerous executive orders. The bureaucracy (Deep State) make over 90% of the rules and regulations that increasingly oppress the regular citizens (while favoring the current "favorite" victims). Do you know why ACA (Affordable Care Act) was passed into law without the Congress ever having read it? Because it was put together by many parts of the bureaucracy over several years. No wonder Nancy Pelosi said for the Congress to pass it in order to find out what was in it (the bureaucracy was already prepared to publicize the mandates and to implement the constraints). It would help to read a wider spectrum of publications (and avoid the extreme left and question the dominant media).
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    Should legal immigrationbe easier?

    Ad hominem. This has become a very bad habit for you in the last couple of years. You do not know Robert Spenser. He is expert in Arabic and has studied the Quran, hadiths, all the historical documents very extensively. He has written many powerful books detailing the history, culture, analysis, exposes. I have seen several of his lectures. In my opinion, he is just as good as Daniel C. Peterson.
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    Should legal immigrationbe easier?

    Sadly, you have not been paying close attention to news reports. In the last several years we have seen hysterical reactions of public school administrators and teachers to students bringing bibles to study during lunch breaks, wearing the cross on a necklace, engaging in casual conversations about Christianity and many other innocuous expressions. On the other hand, there are many classroom sessions in which students get to wear the chador, practise moslem prayers, dietary experiences, etc, all in the name of "multiculturalism". They even have them say a prayer that commits them to Islam. I have read of a few colleges that have set aside special rooms for ritualistic cleansing (some kind of basins) and prayer spaces. Most of the government establishment only pay lip service to the Constitution. They run circles around it. The Obama Administration had numerous moslem activists with several having ties to Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR and other terrorist organizations. All three of your "prongs" have been breached numerous times in the last few decades.