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    Disturbing New Statistics about Seminary

    When I was in high school I used to get up at 4:15 AM. I would deliver newspapers and come home and shower to get to seminary by 6:00 AM. I would leave seminary a few minutes early with some others to go to the school for early morning marching band practice. Then school would start at 8:30 AM. After school there were additional band practices, etc. I am not sure how I did it. Just thinking about that I feel I need to take a nap...
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    Change to TR Interview Question?

    It is not clear to me what the change is. You say the first question above is from the limited-use questions and the second one is from the regular temple recommend question list. What was the change? Did the limited-use question match the regular recommend question before? If not what was the limited use question before the change?
  3. According to Dallin H. Oaks only the president of the church can receive revelation to guide the entire church. Maybe there is an exception for apostles who will become the president later. ETA: emphasis
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    Sam Young is Excommunicated

    If you listen to the short promo on that page you will see that it is indeed the correct story. I thought the same thing when I first followed the link.
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    LDS Personal Faith Crisis- 2013 study

    About 10 years ago my wife and I were teaching the 7 year old primary class. We were told by a member of the bishopric to avoid talking too much about baptism in our class. There was one child whose father was excommunicated for apostasy. I heard that he claimed to receive a revelation and refused to renounce it. (They didn't really go into any detail about this.) I am not sure about the status of his wife. Because of this the 7 year old was not allowed to be baptized when she turned 8. So in order to not have her feel to bad about this we were not to make a big deal about baptism in the class.
  6. How far above sea level is DisneyWorld?
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    Bill Reel’s Conference Predictions

    Sounds like we need to star packing the handcarts for the trip back to Missouri...
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    “Relaxed but Engaged” Mormons

    I would think that anyone who believes in the Book of Mormon would have claim to the name "Mormon." For some reason the church doesn't want any other church to be called Mormon. But at the same time they don't want to be called Mormon either. I'm not sure the church can claim control of how the term is used when they are rejecting it at the same time.
  9. I agree that onion rings on a burger are quite tasty. At Apollo Burger in Utah you can get them if you order the Texas Bacon Cheeseburger (which I order every time I go there.) In N Out does offer grilled onions, which is almost as good as onion rings IMHO. The things I like about In N Out are the toasted bun, fresh lettuce and tomato and the grilled onions. The staff is always friendly and it is also fairly inexpensive compared to the other options. The fries are below average.
  10. I remember reading that talk back in the 1980s when I was at BYU but at the time I certainly did not interpret it to mean that the previously taught reasons for the ban had been repudiated (curse of Cain, etc.) That thought had never entered my mind until the church statement in 2012. I remember telling my wife about it at the time and she was very surprised and had never heard of it either. Evidently even a long serving religion professor at BYU hadn't heard of it either. If the church intended to disavow those theories in 1978 they did an extremely poor job communicating it.
  11. Can you tell me when these theories about the priesthood ban were repudiated? The first I heard of it was in February of 2012 when the Church issued a press release in response to the Washington Post article where Dr. Bott made his statements. Then the priesthood essay was released in December of 2013. Was there an official statement made prior to those that was issued to the general public?
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    Woman Denied Temple Recommend for ...

    You can listen to her tell her story in her own words on the Tribune podcast. The interview is not long (about 20 minutes) and she sounds like any other Mormon mom you would find in your average ward. https://soundcloud.com/mormonland/breastfeeding-mother-speaks-out-in-first-audio-interview-since-being-denied-a-temple-recommend-episode-42
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    Woman Denied Temple Recommend for ...

    This seems to be the real issue that a lot of posters seem to have with this woman. Most don't seem to care about the breast feeding. The fact that she wouldn't submit to authority and stop breast feeding seems to bother some. But the real push back that I am seeing is that she spoke out about all of this in public. That is the real taboo here - openly criticizing a leader. If she criticizes a leader that is seen as evidence that she is in the wrong. This is what I don't understand. I don't think it is wrong to speak out when you feel you have been treated unfairly.
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    Ammon Bundy, socialists in the church?

    Fortunately for us the sun shines quite a bit, and wind farms are built in windy areas. I am not saying we can convert to 100% renewable energy any time soon, but we can and are expanding the usage of renewable energy. We are certainly not limited to a "tiny fraction" of our power needs. I understand that we need to be realistic and there are challenges getting to high percentages of our power coming from renewable sources, but I believe we are still in the "low hanging fruit" stage. To go beyond that we will need to be able to store energy. There are a number of ways to do this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_energy_storage I think an interesting option is to use excess solar energy to create hydrogen during the day. This can be used in hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity when needed or used to power hydrogen automobiles.