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  1. longview

    Polemics and Apologetics

    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?
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    Polemics and Apologetics

    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!!!
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    Polemics and Apologetics

    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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    Polemics and Apologetics

    Speaking of polemics, how to account for the Catholic Church condemning the Covington boys based on short snippet of viral video? When it turns out that the boys were in actuality showing great self restraint and civility?
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    Noah’s Global Flood

    I don't think grass would necessarily be a candidate for exaltation in the Eternities as a "glorified blade of grass." Though I may have seen a quotation by Joseph Smith that your pet will be there to greet you in Heaven.
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    Noah’s Global Flood

    These scriptures indicate that Earth will be moved from place to place. Not destroyed. Yes, pretty much. If the "dust" can move hither and thither at the command of God (see my scripture quotation in my signature block below), then everything (even bacteria and viruses) are invited to play out the Great Plan of Happiness. It is like taking part in a pageant. I would have to say my personal beliefs developed from decades of scripture study and ponderings, based on my understanding that God does NOT coerce anyone or anything.
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    Noah’s Global Flood

    If the Lord caused the wind to blow vigorously on the Jaredite barges toward the Promised Land, why would anything be TOO HARD for the Lord?
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    Noah’s Global Flood

    1- Heavenly Father and His Son created (organized) all things including worlds, animals, etc. We are unique in the sense of having been invited by Heavenly Father to come out of the Intelligences and become His direct spirit children (in His Image both spiritually and physically). 2- The Earth was NOT destroyed. It was merely cleansed of the pollution that resided on its surface. 3- I believe all entities previously made covenants to take on a specific role before entering into it. God said Earth will fulfill the "measure of its creation." I do not know what other "measures" there would be or if any planet failed in its role.
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    Noah’s Global Flood

    The Earth is a sentient being with both spirit and physical components. It is self-aware. It cried over the wickedness of its "children" who would be destroyed in the world wide flood. D&C 88:25 And again, verily I say unto you, the earth abideth the law of a celestial kingdom, for it filleth the measure of its creation, and transgresseth not the law— 26 Wherefore, it shall be sanctified; yea, notwithstanding it shall die, it shall be quickened again, and shall abide the power by which it is quickened, and the righteous shall inherit it.
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    “No Action” for Gina Colvin

    Which brings up the question of which church has the correct understanding of what is needed to be a "true disciple" of Christ. Who has the authority for resolving differing interpretations of scriptures? All the churches claim to pray but still are unable to come to the "unity of the Body of Christ" as required by Him: "If ye are not ONE (united), ye are not mine."
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    “No Action” for Gina Colvin

    It seems RCC and Eastern Orthodox have greater formality and solemnity for "granting admission" into the Kingdom of God. It is sad other churches have trivialized this ordinance. Such as substituting "alter calls" and claiming anointing of the holy spirit, etc. I will never forget hearing Hank Hanegraaff on his radio program "Bible Answer Man" about 20 years ago commuting home from work. There was a sincere and thoughtful lady (likely not LDS) asking him about the importance of baptism and pointing out that Jesus considered it so important that He would show ALL His followers to do the same. But Hank kept disassembling and brushing off her scriptural citations. It was really frustrating hearing him squashing the lady in such a deflating manner. I was much impressed with her attempts to reason by the scriptures. John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
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    “No Action” for Gina Colvin

    Baptism into a particular church implies the following: 1- accepting/believing that this church properly represents the Lord and has the authority to perform this ordinance; 2- making the commitment publicly to live by the teachings of said church; 3- striving to accept the challenges and trials that will come their way and attempting to do God's Will to grow and become faithful in overcoming/meeting the test. For Gina Colvin to turn around and accept baptism into another church implies she desires to take the "cafeteria approach" to choosing what parts of which church she "fancies" or feels comfortable with. She will have to resolve on her own what parts to follow or disregard. A very clear indication that her "commitment" with either church was very flimsy and carnally minded. 1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
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    Evolution

    Are you implying that DNA evolved from something other than primitive RNAs? Was it coacervates? Have you had thought experiments on how that might have happened? You are completely missing the point. Please refer to my response to "katharine the great" posted before your last.
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    Merry non-Christbirth time!!

    I am confused. I thought I read somewhere that the Jews occasionally inserted a 13th month into their lunar calendar in order to adjust for celestial observations. They could have marked equinoxes in winter and summer? Assuming the Jews had no problems with "resetting" the calendar, here is my arithmetic: 1- subtracting 596 years from 597 BC brings us to 1 BC. The next year would be 1 AD. 2- 600 years after 597 BC would make it 4 AD. 3- 34 years after 4 AD is 38 AD?
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    Evolution

    What evidence would you accept? Do you believe the physical brain is sufficiently complex to provide sentience? How would you measure that? Can the scientists map the brain structures, lobes, glands, neurons, etc to show how sentience is made possible? If it can be demonstrated with theoretical models for sentience that a structure many orders of magnitude greater would be required, would you accept that there is an unseen component? The spirit? If you believe the spirit component is required for "quickening" organisms, why do you think God would want to bother with overseeing mind-numbing billions of years for evolution to produce the "parts" for His Creations? Why can't you accept God's Power to command the dust to move hither and thither to form bodies? As I have stated in a thread a few years back, I believe God could have used "Priesthood Templates" for performing His creative works.
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