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    Temple Recommend Questions

    Why someone wants to lie, mislead, fudge on the questions confuses me. If you can't answer the authority questions then you are saying that all the work done in the temple has no eternal effect and you are just wanting a VIP ticket for the elites social club. Go join the Shriners.
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    Nehor Rants About Online Dating

    I think Hugh was 36 when he married Phyllis, she was 20.
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    Nehor Rants About Online Dating

    The one about his response to a BYU Pres? that he would just go out and walk on campus and ask the first woman he saw.
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    Nehor Rants About Online Dating

    There may come a time when you will have to resort to the " Hugh Nibley Method " of dating. It might be an apocryphal story. YMMV.
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    Utah Highest Sex Abuse Rate

    I looked , but was unable to find an emoji that demonstrated a " knee jerk reaction" . An article from 5 years ago with a title straight out of the " clickbait " manual, intended to make one gasp. Notice my use of " scare quotes " . Nuance was provided by some, shame was heaped upon the Church by others etc. Utah is 100% " Mormon " right ? ( there I go again ) , I mean to say, there are all kinds of obfuscation, and headlines about statistics in studies are near the top of the list. For your consideration. https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-statistics-can-be-misleading-mark-liddell
  6. Didn't I just read about the early church wherein Paul was faced with disputes between Jewish Christians and Greek Christians and Roman Christians etc. ? The more things change...
  7. In Matthew12 Jesus discusses Jonah and it doesn't SOUND like He treated the story like a parable.
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    Are natural disasters on the rise, and a sign of the time?

    One thing is for sure, if people give their governments enough MONEY, the problems will be solved, or at least tackled, or at least studied thoroughly, or at least programs will be started to ...ummm.... they'll get back to us.
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    Are natural disasters on the rise, and a sign of the time?

    Here is an example of just how informative the internet is on a topic. You will note that China is: building more coal plants, or shutting down coal plants, or increasing it use of coal, or decreasing its use of coal, or building coal plants in many countries outside of China , or...or...or... The old saying of " there are lies, damn lies , and statistics " can add.. and the internet. Pick your poison, your mileage may vary, follow the money... and other clich├ęs. https://www.bing.com/search?q=coal+plants+in+china&src=IE-SearchBox&FORM=IESR3A&pc=EUPP
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    Are natural disasters on the rise, and a sign of the time?

    He is just quoting news sources from the past. NYT is a kook source now... OK There is a pattern. A cycle of Climate change. It gets warmer, it gets cooler, the ice melts, the ice freezes, the media takes up the drum beats of the science of the day. People panic, news outlets sell more, the more things change the more they stay the same. Don't get me wrong, I am all for humans cleaning up after themselves. Let's start with something like plastic pollution. We have the technology but do we have the will. Sorry, it's not heart wrenching like starving Polar bears. ( by the way, there are way more polar bears now than 100 years ago. ) Dadgum melting Arctic.
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    Are natural disasters on the rise, and a sign of the time?

    Let's see. What did I just read in the headlines...12 years left before it's too late...hmmm
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    Missions are not boring!

    In Central America, I mostly remember the wild life. We had rats , of course, everywhere. Snakes of various types, they were called ' one steppers and two steppers ' indicating how far one got after being bitten. 3 inch long cockroaches, 8 inch long scorpions, snakes kept as house pets to eat the rodents , geckos walking around the walls and ceilings etc. Then there were all the variety of fruit, some REALLY good tasting. ( learned never to eat a mango like eating an apple , lots of strings in your teeth) Occasionally we would accidentally tract out a house of special ladies. . We would not figure it out until we would ask when the man of the house would be home. They would say," Oh, they start coming around about 2 pm. " OOPS ! I
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    Proclaimed upon the Housetops

    Not sure how this zombie thread was resurrected ...but...while we are back on the topic, I note that in many NDEs the experiencer says that their life was reviewed, without judgment, and that they reviewed it from the perspective of the ones that were interacted with. They got to feel how others felt during an argument with them or whatever. It does suggest that all was recorded, not just words and actions, but the emotions of all concerned. Again , it was emphasized that no judgment was felt from the divine. This doesn't quite jibe with scripture except the idea that we will judge ourselves.
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    Are natural disasters on the rise, and a sign of the time?

    Just one of a bunch of sites about US hurricanes. Note how many of the worst ones happened before 1950 . There is a tendency today in the media to hype any hurricane as the 'worst' in order to fill the ' global warming ' narrative. Even Wikipedia will show that there have been worse storms and worse years than now. One year had 7 major storms hit the US. Guess when ?? https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/usdeadly.asp
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    Matt 23 Who Were the Scribes and Pharisees?

    Are you suggesting what I think you are suggesting? That would be very suggestive! Naughty Nehor !!