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  1. adding to that American Medical Association Cannabis with THC and pain management https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/medicinal-cannabis-and-painful-sensory-neuropathy/2013-05
  2. How would you have presented it? A Bishop is a volunteer, right? Bishop, in fact every position of service in the Church, is a volunteer position. For reference to cover those who receive living expense, the United States military is all volunteers - who also receive a pay.
  3. I think Daniel Peterson and @smac97 have done a good job at summing up the "evidence" for both sides. As I understand it, Daniel Peterson wrote a piece that was published wherein, I believe, he essentially said it is a act of faith whether for or against. And I believe @smac97 posted a few months ago about "balance of evidence" or something like that - as I recall - smac stated he finds the balance of evidence in favor of the truthfulness of the Gospel as taught in the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.
  4. There was a motion to compel discovery, this motion was filed on or about the time that Vernon withdrew, I believe the morion to compel has been withdrawn. Would a party - under the present case circumstances - be permitted to refile the same morion to compel?
  5. Not sure what you mean. I am asked if I keep the Word of Wisdom. I answer as I see fit. I do not get into the weeds about what the original intent was.
  6. And that question is answered in Church materials. I just am not particular to "well what it really meant is *insert personal philosophy*" discussions. I appreciate your comments on the other discussion, particular your beer in chili comment. I also appreciate other comments that suggested avoid cooking with alcohol just to be safe.
  7. I can only shake my head when people provide their own philosophy as "the original intent" for any given revelation.
  8. Thank for sharing, I believe I understand your position. If we take Sam for the words he used, then no interviews period. If a minor says "Bishop can I talk to you in private about being bullied in Sunday School", according to sam's postings it would be "predatory grooming behavior" for the Bishop to speak to the minor "behind closed doors" about being bullied. Sam has, in my opinion, set a zero tolerance standard for any "behind closed door" conversation between ANY adult and ANY minor regardless of the relationship.
  9. I do not think Sam would agree with. From his blog: "Taking minors behind closed doors, beyond the earshot and eyesight of everyone, IS predatory grooming behavior." ** which means every parent, teacher, police officer, Principal, etc who talks to a minor one-on-one, is engaging in "predatory grooming behavior". Notice what he labels "predatory grooming behavior"..."behind closed doors", so would that mean zero "behind closed doors" listening or giving encouragement or adice?
  10. Are you being serious with this post? Grooming has a specific intent, and it seems apparent - in my opinion - that Sam Young does not understand what grooming means.
  11. And on and on and on.... And because it can go on and on, I do not press the issue with others and how the decide to live the WoW. I do not drink alcoholic beverages for recreation purposes; I do "drink" (intake by mouth and swallow) medicine which contains alcohol; I do eat beer-battered food.
  12. opps, I just realized what my editing did. I posted and deleted, but we cannot delete a post. So I put "nothing to see here" because the post requires something, AND I just realized that phrase is usually reserved for dismissing a post, I had no such intent.
  13. Not everyone lives in Zion where Whataburger is served.
  14. This, and the way the article is written. The use of "That’s way, way far from the truth." is a tad annoying
  15. Doing something and demanding - by way of exclusion from participation - others conform because of "custom"/tradition/it is just how we always do it...does not build a community in my opinion. As suggested earlier in this thread the focus should be on expanding participation and build the community based on mutual participation/accomplishment.
  16. I am not fond of traditions. I think it has to do with the Book of Mormon and "foolish traditions".
  17. The Congressional Medal of Honor - the highest military honor in the United States - is an inverted pentagram.
  18. Day time arson seems pretty bold. I have to wonder though if all the traffic cameras are utilized to locate person of interest.
  19. And the Congressional Medal of Honor.
  20. meant to post "is to be regarded as". I believe we are in agreement.
  21. That language is not part of the blessing The person who gives the blessing: Addresses Heavenly Father. States that the blessing is given by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood. Gives the child a name. Gives a priesthood blessing as the Spirit directs. Closes in the name of Jesus Christ.
  22. From the Church: Priesthood Ordinances and Blessings Priesthood ordinances are sacred acts given by the Lord and performed by the authority of the priesthood. Priesthood blessings are given by the authority of the priesthood for healing, comfort, and encouragement. Brethren who perform ordinances and blessings should prepare themselves by living according to gospel principles and striving to be guided by the Holy Spirit. They should perform each ordinance and blessing in a dignified manner and comply with the following requirements; the ordinance should be: Performed in the name of Jesus Christ. Performed by the authority of the priesthood. Performed with any necessary procedures, such as using specified words or using consecrated oil. Authorized by the designated priesthood leader who holds the proper keys, if necessary. Ordinances that require priesthood leader authorization are naming and blessing children, performing baptisms and confirmations, conferring the priesthood and ordaining to a priesthood office, blessing and passing the sacrament, and dedicating graves. Naming and Blessing of Children In conformity with this revelation, only worthy men who hold the Melchizedek Priesthood may participate in naming and blessing children. The ordinance of naming and blessing children requires authorization from the presiding authority. Worthy Melchizedek Priesthood holders...I have never heard that a Melchizedek Priesthood without a Temple Recommend is regarded as "unworthy".
  23. Didn't a State assembly, a southern state I think, pass an abortion law it knew was not Constitutional? But since a suit was brought, the parties get appeal rights, which means get it back to SCOTUS and attempt to over turn Roe v. Wade.
  24. I can agree with the legalization of some current substances. What ever substance is legalized, tax it, and make the importation of that substance illegal.
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