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  1. How to be a tolerant parent?

    I agree that actions have consequences. Not always consequences we can foresee nor want. I did as you premised. "You're an adult. (he was 20 at the time, my step-son) Get a job, pay your share or move out in 60 days." He got a job, found an apartment and moved out. Since that time he has never spoken another word to his mother. He leaves occasions whenever our paths cross. His mother learns details of his life only through others who pass on information they know second hand. Actions do have consequences. Sometimes those consequences create hurt for more than decades.
  2. Perfect Fallibility

    You ask for a greater context, not only of the story, BUT OF HIS LIFE. Wow! Get a grip. This was only a story. Whenever I have spun a yarn and someone has caught me in yarn-spinner mode with some actual facts surrounding my story, that cast doubt, Like, " a lake trout could not possibly weigh 15 kilos" Or, "It is not possible to drive from Stockholm to Göteborg in two hours", then I quickly adjust my story and remember never to repeat that same tale for that audience again. I don't expect anyone to come with a caveat that "since you lied about the size of the trout you caught, therefore, you must have lied about you actually being my father!" Holland repeated a story he had been told. He added details like the breed and size of the dogs, that makes the story more colourful. He added details of one brother (missionary) stumbling upon another brother (prodigal), while in fact the two brothers could not have met under such circumstances. Holland stretched the truth in order to tell a story. That doesn't call for an inspection of his life.
  3. Are cureloms imaginary?

    it makes sense for anyone who has done translation work. I did it professionally for a number of years. I translated letters written in English by people who spoke Portugese as their native language, into Swedish. I also worked in the reverse, translating Swedish documents into English to be read by people who spoke Portugese. Since we were communicating regarding technical hardware for trucks (lorries) misunderstandings were rather common. We had a delay in production because a silencer for a lorry was translated as a muffler. The fault was mine because I used an North American term "muffler" (in England a hand warmer for ladies) instead of the British english term, "silencer", which to anyone with an American background envisions a gangster film. Furthermore Portugese is a language where formal and polite correspondence must follow certain forms,such as "Dear Sir", but even more floral, such as, "It is with the greatest honour that I address this issue regarding transmissions differentials,and I correspond this humbly for your perusal". While Swedish would simply say, without any inleading phrasology, "Regarding transmissions differentials communication 5:" But Joseph Smith didn't work with standard translations. Most of the time the golden plates were not even in the same room as him and he was guided by the seer stone(s) to interpret symbols, with God as a mediary. Joseph Smith translate horses when horses didn't fill the bill and he translated elephants when elephants would not have existed. So cureloms were créatures he didn't recognize.But god would have recognized them and give them a word that would later fit in place. Just show me a curelom and I'll be satisfied
  4. Are cureloms imaginary?

  5. Are cureloms imaginary?

    useful animals in the New World included the alpaca, vicuña, chinchilla, guinea pig, llama (domesticated guanaco), tapir, agouti, capybara None of which are named in the BofM.
  6. Are cureloms imaginary?

    camel hair is coarse and probably itchy (I've tried one on but didn't like it) It was probably a sign of a poor person. Much like llama wool, it is decidedly coarser than alpaca or vicuna wool. llama wool was also considered wool for the poor. And you're right. I forgot the guanaca.
  7. Are cureloms imaginary?

    Interesting thought. But if cureloms are actually alpacas, llamas or vicunas (and yes they are different from each other) wouldn't the translation have stated those names, even if JS didn't know the differences?
  8. My (Ex) Stake President is a Woman

    I agree with every point you have made in this discussion. Apparently there are those who think gender dydphoria as a mental illness. I agree with your thought that God (church leaders/authorities) missed the whole issue when appointing and confirming this woman as a church bishop and stake president. I remember (way back when) a boy on our hockey team was suddenly redefined at puberty as a girl. It all came down to his/her being born with the outward appearances for being male and the inner plumbing to be a girl. The issue in those days was that our hockey league refused to provide facilities for a girl (changeroom and toilets) on the team and he/she was therefore cut from the team. He/she was still the best right winger we had, with a mean right handed shot. He/she wasn't confused about gender, society was/is, the church was/is. Doctrine says gender is black and white. Reality has many shades in between.
  9. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    Yes it is.......if you say the contract is between one man and one woman, one woman, one woman, one woman, one woman...ad infinitum
  10. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    700 Mormons or 700 unassigned loyalties?
  11. I read the article but it didn't give examples of the questioned asked. The questions in a poll determine the outcome. The fact that the study was carried out by a Belgium Catholic college may have influenced the questions (sort of like when cigarette companies did "scientific studies" into the dangers of cigarette smoking.) As a former TBM, now defining myself as somewhere between atheist and agnostic, I am not a good measure of "openmindedness". My former beliefs weigh too heavily into my decision making. But please, give some examples of their type of questions that permitted them to assign "openmindedness!"
  12. Are cureloms imaginary?

    I would love to weigh the evidence. I agree, evidence counts. I can't prove the non-existence of cureloms or cumelons, or cumons. But if there is evidence out there, let's hear it. In ancient egyptian the hieroglyph for hippopotamus was an actual drawing of a hippo, pronounced "db". The Greeks, well, they chose a word that English has passed along as water horse, but a water horse somehow misses the mark. Modern photos do, however, demonstrate what a hippo looks like. If and when you can provide evidence of what a curelom looks like and which animal it corresponds to in English, I'm all ears. Until such time, no evidence is exactly that, no evidence.
  13. Polygamy by any other name?

    In Scandanavia, yes. A donor accepts the legal and financial support for any child that results from a sperm donation. As to the relationship with the woman (women) that accept sperm donation, there is none. If American law follows such strict defintions, I have no idea.
  14. Same Sex Marriage Poll

    I support same sex marriage for the same reasons that I support any couple committing loyalty and love to each other. "to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health," I can find nothing in the pledges stated above that limit the pledges by gender.
  15. As a Canadian, living in Europe, I can sit on the sideline and just enjoy the show. Too often, though, the chuckle sticks in my throat because Trump is in command of the most powerful military in the world. He obviously wants to spend more money to increase the military than to increase the well-being of the lower 75% of American citizens. His mix of cluelessness and knee jerk policies is frightening. Good luck America.