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  1. What are the odds for the Open House attracting 3 million visitors? How long will that take? Will they run the event 24 hours each day from Monday thru Saturday for however many weeks?
  2. I voted other. I think it is so weird for people to put all their focus on the mortal world and be so blase about the next stage. Remember what Joseph Smith said about "leaving neutral ground" ? Then they will be worse off than the average mud grovelor.
  3. No worry. Just wait a few years then get the books at D.I. in Orem, Utah. They will be priced at $2 per book.
  4. From http://www.lightplanet.com/family/children/spirit_womb.html When Does the Spirit Enter the Womb? by W. John Walsh While the Church has never issued an official declaration on this subject, President Joseph Fielding Smith taught: [See also Will a Miscarried Child Be Resurrected?; Stillborn Children; Teachings About Premortal Life home page; Premortal Salvation of the Dead; Basic Beliefs home page; Teachings About the Family home page; Teachings About Children home page.] +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ More interesting perspectives in https://100hourboard.org/questions/71628/ Q: Dear 100 Hour Board, Is there any church doctrine about, when unborn children die (miscarriage or abortion), if there's a spirit connected to that body or not? I'm not trying to say abortion is ok or anything. I'm just wondering if, when someone has a miscarriage, if they actually have another kid who just wasn't born, or if it was just a body that didn't work out, and isn't someone's? Sorry if I'm not very clear. -The Questioness A: Dear Lioness, There is no official doctrine on when the spirit enters the body. There are, however, multiple ecclesiastical perspectives, as explained in this Ensign article, which I quote below: When does the spirit enter the body? On this second question some Church leaders have made comments. President Brigham Young said he believed that “when the mother feels life come to her infant it is the spirit entering the body.” (Journal of Discourses, 17:143.) The message “The Origin of Man” issued by the First Presidency in 1909 stated: “The body of man enters upon its career as a tiny germ embryo, which becomes an infant, quickened at a certain stage by the spirit whose tabernacle it is, and the child, after being born, develops into a man.” (James R. Clark, comp., Messages of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1970, 4:205.) Elder Bruce R. McConkie, referring to “The Origin of Man,” expressed his opinion that the message “appears to bear out the concept that the eternal spirit enters the body prior to a normal birth, and therefore that stillborn children will be resurrected.” (Mormon Doctrine, 2d ed., Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966, p. 768.) It is not clear exactly at what point of development that “certain stage” of quickening—when the spirit makes eternal claim to the body—occurs. Even though quickening occurs before birth, we still do not know definitely when a living soul comes into existence. I hope that's helpful. –Concealocanth
  5. Because the commute is just AWFUL?
  6. Maybe the storyteller had a severe lisping problem?
  7. The Maxwell Institute has an interesting publication detailing the many attempts to claim discovery of metal plates (including the "prophet" Strang): From https://publications.mi.byu.edu/pdf-control.php/publications/transcripts/I00174-Summer_Seminar_Working_Papers_2012_The_Other_Plates_Deja_Vu_.html "Still, the question remains what is behind the recent boom in stories purporting to be written on metal plates. The answer to this question is twofold. First, as seen with the early Christian apocrypha, there appears to be no temporal limits to the rise of apocryphal texts. Once the foundational documents are in place production can be done on demand. New Testament apocrypha came onto the scene shortly after the Gospel accounts and continued to be written well into the middle-ages.[37] The second reason why these stories begin to appear more frequently of late, which the ancient apocrypha cannot explain, is most likely related to the proliferation of the internet. Groups possessing apocryphal texts tend to exist on the margins of Mormon society and the internet allows them a opportune medium to reach out to a worldwide audience. It is entirely possible that many more supposed plate discoveries existed whose stories have simply disappeared without the internet's power to publicize these events."
  8. There are extremists that advocate for post natal abortions on children as old as eight years. They do not care about allowing them to be adopted. Truly sad how some people think.
  9. Very far from "spot on". This guy really needed to involve the power of the Atonement in that situation. He should have "done his duty" and bring the perp and himself to the Bishop's office to resolve the "crazy thing". Instead, he kept it to himself and allowed the wound to fester and become more gangrenous. The guy is wimpy snowflake. It really was no big deal. But it was not appropriate to allow the adversary to use shame to keep him from "clearing the air". There were so many details in the story that did not add up.
  10. This story does not ring true. Something fishy.
  11. Now comes news of the lawyers for the Covington students filing the first suit against the Washington Post for conducting an outright smear campaign against the boys. There are about a hundred other news organizations and various activist Hollywood celebrities who are on the list to be sued for acts of character assassination. Surprisingly (and maybe no wonder) the local dioceses in Covington are also being called to account. The boys should not have been demonized for choosing to participate in Pro-Life events at D.C. They have their First Amendment Rights to be anywhere in that town and to be able to honor their Catholicism and to be free to wear their MAGA hats. They were at the Lincoln Memorial only by prior arrangement for boarding their buses for the trip back to Kentucky. They had no idea that the Black Hebrew Israelites or native American activists would be there to denigrate them. I will say it again: the Covington Boys have been very exemplary in their conduct and tried their best to display positiveness.
  12. I fully agree. I must say that the Covington boys have shown tremendous respect and positiveness. Unfortunately the local leaders did not take the time to review the situation or to interview all that participated in the field trip. What are your thoughts about the players in the story?
  13. https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/catholic-clergy-have-acted-more-shamefully-than-leftist-media-in-covington "On the day of the incident, the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School issued a joint statement saying, "We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general....We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church's teachings on the dignity and respect for the human person." They promised to "take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion." https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/covington-bishop-continues-to-condemn-catholic-students-despite-videos-prov "Bishop Roger Joseph Foys of Covington, Kentucky, along with the Covington Catholic High School administration succumbed to the mainstream media's leftist spin of the Friday, January 19 altercation, issuing a joint statement of condemnation. “We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C.,” the January 19 statement read." Chris Milhouse JANUARY 24, 2019 AT 7:33 AM Another big blunder by the Catholic hierarchy. They jumped to conclusions without knowing the facts just like the mainstream media did. Their revised statement should, at least, have been the first statement, instead of threatening the boys with expulsion. Another example of where the Church ranks are so quick to throw children under the bus, while they continue to close ranks and protect the SHAMEFUL coverup they’ve all engaged in over the years!!!
  14. Or virtue signaling. A Parkland student objected to attempts to demonize the Covington boys. It is ironic that we are all united in expressing concern for the Parkland students but we are divided with some agitating for violence against the Covington boys. So sad.
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