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  1. Here's RFM on Mormon stories. https://www.mormonstories.org
  2. Can someone tell me why the church doesn't teach much out of this book anymore, like they use to? Here is commentary: https://religionnews.com/2019/11/18/why-do-mormons-ignore-the-pearl-of-great-price/ Why do Mormons ignore the Pearl of Great Price?
  3. Just came back from seeing the movie "Midway". An even better movie than those before about the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It added so much more to what happened afterward. Excellent movie!
  4. Being evil is someone who causes harm. I think you have a titch of evil for calling someone evil, like California Boy. He isn't in the least. How about you call the leaders such as bishops that have been caught abusing children or women lately, evil. How come we never hear you say they are evil?
  5. We should not put the elderly out to pasture if they want callings, that's all.
  6. Old people can stay pretty fit into their older age. And have more time and lots of wisdom and life experience to offer. Where the young whippersnappers are busy with family and stressed to the max, sometimes.
  7. So true, I didn't tell my parents about an old man abusing girls, and exposing himself, nobody told. Luckily I ran out of his apartment for home. He was where school kids would go for treats that he handed out, he was a member but I think was not all there. In his younger years he was quite prominent and lived in the biggest home in town. And word got around between the girls walking home from school, that he gave out a bunch of candy. I was in 5th grade, but things like that weren't really talked about back then nor the warnings about it given.
  8. To the bold, there is a red letter Bible that show's Christ's/God's words and as far as I know there isn't anything He said about homosexuality. It's man made and was added much later to the Bible. https://www.forgeonline.org/blog/2019/3/8/what-about-romans-124-27 Anyway, I had a German friend come back to town and I asked if he could help me with some passages in one of my German Bibles from the 1800s. So we went to Leviticus 18:22 and he’s translating it for me word for word. In the English where it says “Man shall not lie with man, for it is an abomination,” the German version says “Man shall not lie with young boys as he does with a woman, for it is an abomination.” I said, “What?! Are you sure?” He said, “Yes!” Then we went to Leviticus 20:13— same thing, “Young boys.” So we went to 1 Corinthians to see how they translated arsenokoitai (original Greek word) and instead of homosexuals it said, “Boy molesters will not inherit the kingdom of God.” I then grabbed my facsimile copy of Martin Luther’s original German translation from 1534. My friend is reading through it for me and he says, “Ed, this says the same thing!” They use the word knabenschander. Knaben is boy, schander is molester. This word “boy molesters” for the most part carried through the next several centuries of German Bible translations. Knabenschander is also in 1 Timothy 1:10. So the interesting thing is, I asked if they ever changed the word arsenokoitai to homosexual in modern translations. So my friend found it and told me, “The first time homosexual appears in a German translation is 1983.” To me that was a little suspect because of what was happening in culture in the 1970s. Also because the Germans were the ones who created the word homosexual in 1862, they had all the history, research, and understanding to change it if they saw fit; however, they did not change it until 1983. If anyone was going to put the word homosexual in the Bible, the Germans should have been the first to do it!
  9. I believe this to be the case with homosexuals as well, it's not all about sex as some on here allude to. My bold of your statement here, is someone who is gay's feelings as well, I believe. What if your right of having these feelings were taken away? What if you weren't allowed to marry your wife? But enough of my questions, thanks for being personal, it means a lot! We're all on this earth together, figuring it all out.
  10. Do you mind giving reference to where God calls it evil, any scriptures of Him saying it vs. a man saying it? And if it's from a prophet, are prophets fallible? How about the curse of cain, do you believe that? Do you believe blacks should have been banned from having the PH? Or were leaders racist, like those in the Bible? And is the story of Cain even true? I've read that the Old Testament may not have even happened, but is allegory. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegorical_interpretation_of_the_Bible I believe that if gay couples are monogamous, we should be grateful. The mentalilty of the gays before now, seemed to make them feel that they were bad and so they just fell into the syndrome of having many partners, maybe believing they aren't like the heterosexuals and can't make a union. Maybe not very knowledgeable to make that claim, but feel in my gut that the gays being allowed marriage changes the whole ballgame, and allows for those monogamous relationships to happen more. If this makes any sense. I answered a few questions by you, would you mind answering this one: If you are a heterosexual, would you like someone telling you, you should marry someone of the same sex?
  11. I don't know if this belongs here, but maybe it sees the discrimination a lot like the civil rights discrimination.
  12. I just noticed today that on the address bar, it says "not secure" when I go to this website. Has this been the case the whole time and I'm now just noticing it?
  13. Thanks for this! I'm not going crazy afterall!
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