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  1. I don't understand why anyone would have a problem with abortion when the life of the mother is at risk. If the mom dies, so does the baby. Not sure how that is better than keeping one life around.
  2. Yes. The best theology is the one that actually is the right one. We can invent ones that perhaps might sound better but if these alternate theologies simply do not match what is actually is true, it does not matter. I might be a better person if I have different qualities than I have but at the end of the day, I have what I have and I have to live with that reality.
  3. Not surprised by this. Newspapers are having a hard time staying afloat. It is made worse with the Tribune in how they slant the news towards a Democrat viewpoint. Not the best thing to do in a state that is mostly Republican and conservative independent. Then they tend to be more critical of the LDS Church. I have nothing wrong with the paper being critical but having too much bias in state that has lot of LDS also tends to limit your customer base. If the Tribune wants to turn the ship around, it needs to appeal to a broader base. Have stories that look at multiple sides of an issue. Become a paper that those who are on the right might also enjoy reading. Perhaps a few less anti-gun articles might be helpful.
  4. A few drone strikes and Apache helicopters patrolling the area will help out a bit.
  5. "After the death of Jesus Christ, wicked people persecuted the Apostles and Church members and killed many of them. With the death of the Apostles, priesthood keys and the presiding priesthood authority were taken from the earth. The Apostles had kept the doctrine of the gospel pure and maintained the order and standard of worthiness for Church members. Without the Apostles, over time the doctrine was corrupted, and unauthorized changes were made in Church organization and priesthood ordinances, such as baptism and conferring the gift of the Holy Ghost. " I don't see this to be accurate to what happened. The apostles tried hard to keep the gospel pure and maintain order but there are many places in the New Testament that indicates they were having a hard time with this. Individual and group apostasy was already widespread. For example Galations 1:6: "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel... The gospel did not begin to become corrupted and changed after they were gone. It was being corrupted and was being changed while they were still around. They were fighting a losing battle and it only got a lot worse once they were gone. Once they were gone, there was nothing to stand in the way of apostasy being complete. .
  6. If the focus group is lead by any of these individuals, be prepared.
  7. It may be that it is a basic need and perhaps it may not seem right. However the scriptures say that the natural man is an enemy to God. Most sins that we do are natural. Anger, hate, envy, desire to steal, ect are all human traits that individuals possess to one degree or another. We are called to put off the natural man and submit ourselves to God and the commandments. Sexual intimacy is no exception to this. Monogamy, even marriage itself is not natural. God gives us agency to choose. Are we willing to sacrifice or direct our desires and basic needs to specific specifications that get us to eternal life or ignore it for the needs to mortality? Life is designed to be a test. If everything was easy, it would not be much of a test. The standards of the world is "my will be done." Do whatever feels good or makes you happy. The standards of the gospel is "thy will be done." That may require giving up something or not having something for a particular time to gain something far more in value later.
  8. Legal in regards to the law of man yes but morality is not necessarily determined by the law of man. It is legal to make porn or have an abortion. The does not mean porn or having an abortion is moral. For thousands of years, sex in a marriage was heterosexual so the default would be that it would not be immoral for those in the church and many outside of the church. Expanding the definition of marriage does not mean the new standards mean those are now moral. Its not an issue that the church refuses gay marriages to be real marriages, it just recognizes the view that these marriage as not compatible with the gospel or the laws of God. The supreme court can legalize marriages in the USA for mortals. It has no jurisdiction for those in the spirit world and beyond. The Church has an eternal perspective on the issue.
  9. Overall people will dissect the scriptures in various ways to find some justification for their actions. I suppose in time when sex robots become more common people will justify themselves with those things by finding some reason in the scriptures to justify it. I think any reasonable person who reads the scriptures knows which side of the fence Jesus and Satan have on the issue.
  10. I would tend to think that even those who think conversion therapy works that even they believe the person in question needs to want to do it for it to be successful. You can't force anyone to change their behavior while they are kicking and screaming. This is especially true for teenagers.
  11. I think the government should not interfere in the choices that we make as long as it does not infringe on the liberty of another. Inaccurate claims should not be banned. They can be flagged as inaccurate. Its the responsibility of citizens to educate themselves. Not have government come in and made decisions for them. People should be allowed to take whatever pills they want. However a bank should not use your money in ways without your permission or knowledge of. At least you should be insured against any misuse of it.
  12. An exalted being is a being who has the same attributes of perfection like God the Father and Christ have. Why would a perfect being attempt to change what they are to something else? That would indicate a flaw in their perfection. A perfect being has no hang ups nor confusion of what they are. They accept reality. It would also call God who resurrected that person a liar as God would know through his perfect knowledge what gender that person is.
  13. Beto is clearly losing it. Tonight he pretty much called every owner of an AR-15 or AK-47 as a potential threat. 99.9% owners are good citizens but to Beto and others even if 99.9999% of AR-15 owners are good citizens, all it takes is the handful of nuts and everyone needs to be punished. Beto will be out of the the race soon. He is just making crazy statements to get noticed.
  14. The people who call for the removal of the tax exempt status tend to me more liberal so of course they will overlook what leftist leaning organizations do.
  15. My problem is that this need especially by those on the left to ban things in life. People should have a choice in life to do what they want. Nobody should be forces into conversion therapy but to ban its takes away choice. Its a wide spread problem especially on those on the left. Some what to ban our choice in health care. Ban our choice in the types of guns we can buy. Ban our choice on what we can say in public or at work. Every week, California is banning something. America should be a country where we should get more freedom all the time. It seems the opposite is really happening.
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