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About mrmarklin

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  1. Glad to see the Church is rethinking the program. I’ve thought for decades now that the program has been off track, and I suppose the age change was an attempt to get it back again. But doing the same thing over and over with more people obviously didn’t work.
  2. Is the Pope more Mormon than our current leaders?

    The Catholic Church used to be the true church. Of course their doctrines are close to ours.
  3. No mistakes made in callings

    True. Likely Eyring would edit his remarks, given the chance.
  4. Is There Really More Than One Way to Mormon?

    It strikes me that AFAIK there are no Anti-Baptist, Methodist, Seventh Day Adventist etc. etc. organizations that hold conferences.. Seemingly only anti Mormons. Why is this so? Anti Mormons leave the Church, but can't leave it alone.
  5. War poured out starting with Civil War

    The nineteenth century was very warlike, even after the civil war. BTW, the civil war was the biggest war by far in the history on mankind up to that point. More casualties, more people involved, etc etc. Europe was far from peaceful from 1816 to 1914. Crimean war was fought in the 1850s In the late sixties, Bismarck forcibly united Germany, fighting Austria along the way. The Franco- Prussian war of 1870-71 was the war that triggered WW I as Germany captured Alsace- Lorraine. This was not taken lightly by the French. The Russians fought a war with the Japanese in 1904, and lost. I'm ignoring many Colonial wars such as the Boer war in the early 1900s, the Chinese incursions by the British and many others. Someone mentioned a peaceful period in the nineteenth century, but it was not so.
  6. Explaining the Word of Widsom

    There is an article in Consumer Reports this month extolling the health benefits of coffee. There are some cautions, but overall, coffee is apparently good for you!
  7. Brigham Young?

    In a way Adam is the father of all us mortals.
  8. 2018 curriculum

    Lame. I find using Conference talks as an excuse to essentially read them. Plus they're not always as doctrinally sound as an edited manual.
  9. SL Trib article on co-worker interactions

    It's a mandatory compliance meeting conducted by our broker/dealer. One cannot avoid it and earn commissions. It would not cost extra to do separate flights, meals etc.. But why? It would be fairly inconvenient to arrive on separate flights and have to take different transport. Plus it would necessitate someone arriving too early or too late. Fairly silly IMNSHO. BTW our company is paying the costs, but we are the owners! So is coming out of our hides. Which raises a question. Should a male have a female business partner not his spouse? I do (she's not the only partner) but I've know many other instances. Believe me, business associates that close are constantly dining, traveling and attending lots of stuff together!
  10. SL Trib article on co-worker interactions

    I'm not a fan of one on one interviews and I've been in a bishopric and done youth interviews. I have four children as well. The Boy Scouts now have an ironclad rule that no leader is ever one on one with a youth. It's a good rule, and one I believe the church should adopt. In today's litigious environment I think it can be the Bishops who can be vulnerable!
  11. SL Trib article on co-worker interactions

    I served long ago enough that we didn't have this rule. At that time it was assumed that having a companion present at all times was enough. And it was. I'm sure the current rule is the result of a unique circumstance, but I regard it as silly. I think staying with one's companion is enough protection.
  12. SL Trib article on co-worker interactions

    People don't necessarily WANT to travel with the opposite sex. It's almost always necessity. Next week I'm traveling with a female colleague on a mandatory conference to maintain our securities licenses. We will likely have a meal together. It's overnight, but we'll be staying in separate rooms, of course. It's all business and it's mandatory.
  13. SL Trib article on co-worker interactions

    When traveling on business I've never shared with another male, either. This is a silly argument.
  14. BoM The Musical in SLC

    I've been. It's delightful.
  15. How to be a tolerant parent?

    OP is enabling her behaviors by allowing the daughter to manipulate them into giving financial support. Also even though she doesn't obey house rules, she is apparently allowed home whenever she wants. This is enabling is immoral IMO.