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About Kenngo1969

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  1. Does this have anything to do with your "Cyber Pseudonym"? https://techterms.com/definition/gui
  2. Thought this was interesting: https://medium.com/@bekahgrant/this-little-box-brings-cell-service-to-the-most-remote-places-on-earth-15dca135d7d8
  3. "Omigosh! We got a letter! What's wrong?!!!"
  4. Kenngo1969

    Missionaires allowed to call home weekly

    Thought this was interesting: https://medium.com/@bekahgrant/this-little-box-brings-cell-service-to-the-most-remote-places-on-earth-15dca135d7d8
  5. Did his companion "kiss it all beddo"? (Sorry; couldn't resist! Carry on! )
  6. I can see the wisdom in this change, and if someone wants or needs to contact home every week via text or phone, more power to him or her. However, I don't think there's any way I would have done so. It would have been [even more] distracting. Truthfully, my parents were lucky to get a letter. My brother's calls from Italy were highlights, but, back then, making them a weekly occurrence would have been prohibitively expensive. (I'm not sure how much has changed since then.) As our esteemed Hermano Don Bernardo points out, making voice contact from Timbuktu poses logistical challenges. I wish some of our other "foreign correspondents" were here to weigh in on that aspect as well. Also, I wonder if this change will result in a "Have/Have Not" disparity between those with the means to make such contact and those without. (I hope not. )
  7. Kenngo1969

    "Why some people leave the Church"

    Which is why I said, "I don't mean this to be a judgment of anyone." Perhaps you missed that part? In any event, however I might feel about any given institution, about my relationship with it, or about my role in it, almost inevitably, I'm apt to be disappointed if I insist that "they" are the ones who need to change before I will be fulfilled by (or satisfied with) my relationship with the institution. As I've said so many times before, so often, one's ability to change one's circumstances is limited; the only thing he can control is his reaction to such circumstances.
  8. Kenngo1969

    "Why some people leave the Church"

    I'm sure you'll simply accuse me of burying my head in the sand, but I reject your premise. I'm not even sure what "overwhelming most" means.
  9. Kenngo1969

    "Why some people leave the Church"

    I don't mean this as a judgment of anyone, but, if church depresses you, you're doing it wrong.
  10. Not to mention that Siri or Google might interpret some random utterance as "Hey, Siri" or "OK, Google," might interpret some other random utterance as "Record this conversation," and might interpret yet some other random utterance as, "Send the recorded conversation to [Contact X]." https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/24/family-claims-their-echo-sent-a-private-conv \ersation-to-a-random-contact/. [Ken shudders].
  11. Kenngo1969

    "Why some people leave the Church"

    Hey!!! Sock puppets have feelings, too, you know!
  12. Kenngo1969

    Missionary work during the priesthood ban

    But, despite its sketchy provenance, you've done a nice job spreading it here, anyway. Congratulations!
  13. Kenngo1969

    "Why some people leave the Church"

    Here's Dan Peterson's take on the address (and, by extension, the questions) under consideration: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeterson/2019/02/research-is-not-the-answer.html
  14. Kenngo1969

    "Why some people leave the Church"

    I would expect my leaders to have problems putting me in certain positions of responsibility and trust in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints if I were to say, with respect to the Temple Recommend questions, "Well, I'm not sure about the first three, especially the last clause of the first one. And that sixth one? We-e-e-l-l-l, I might have a few problems with that one, as well. And if I weren't to confess the problems I have with the Church, its leaders, its teachings, and so forth, that would mean that I probably couldn't answer the eighth one honestly, either. And by definition, if I have problems with the first three, very possibly, that makes it much less likely that I don't (or that I won't) have problems with the twelfth, as well. But, other than that, I'm good to go! You sign where you sign, I'll sign where I sign, and who knows?! Maybe we'll bump into each other in the House of the Lord one of these days?! Thanks! See ya!" I could understand why someone might continue to attend to maintain family harmony or out of respect for other members of the family, wanting to support them (whatever the state of my faith), and so on. But I don't understand accepting a teaching or a leadership calling in an organization to which I am not fully committed. That's absolutely baffling to me. No one's going to know you didn't accept the calling except you and the person who attempted to issue it to you unless you tell someone else, so the whole "going-along-to-get-along" and "maintaining-family-harmony" rationales go out the window. (And if you really are a sockpuppet, Joey, I especially don't understand the rationale of attempting to convince strangers that you, notwithstanding your disbelief, serve in some leadership capacity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But, as an old math teacher of mine used to say, "Whatever blows your skirt up!" )