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  1. Willful Destruction of 10 Commandments Monument

    Which version are you talking about? Many societies (including Atheists) believe in your individual freedom to worship. What do you mean by Judea-Christian values? I think some people disagree with you
  2. Willful Destruction of 10 Commandments Monument

    Exactly! because the US is a Christian majority nation. Why can't we change it to "the Force"? or "in the Force we trust"? God is not a Title, see the definiton of God https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/god
  3. Understood. I won't. It is just a message board.
  4. Let me just a few things. 1. It was just one example out of many in that discussion 2. the practice of drinking a lot of water is harmful. 3. The PhD psychologist did say "No evidence". 4. "more research" and "still unknown" can apply to anything, including how apologetics affects your life. Okay I am done, just wanted to clarify 1-4 points. Hopefully I don't get kicked out for saying a few more words, and I am busy right now anyway. "drinking too much can be just as dangerous" http://www.medicaldaily.com/drinking-too-much-water-can-be-deadly-new-guidelines-healthy-water-consumption-warns-340604 Last warning. The next time you derail a thread you will be banned from the board.
  5. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    Me and Scott are having a conversation about religion and politics. I am arguing that religion does influence law-makers. Elder Holland quickly influenced Utah's legislation. I believe you. Many Evolution skeptics used to believe in Evolution. It happens. Did you read the article? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/talking-apes/201705/is-porn-use-really-harmful-relationships You can say the same thing about scripture study and apologetics. I know someone that was doing a lot of apologetics (wasted a lot of time doing Book of Mormon research) before getting a divorce. I know a Bishop that got a divorce. So yes porn can be harmful in the sense that everything can be harmful, including church. It is the individual. Let me just say correlation is not causation and with your patients you are dealing with selection bias. Poster removed
  6. Willful Destruction of 10 Commandments Monument

    Okay, so why can't gov buildings also have the humanist ten commandments? https://thehumanist.com/commentary/the-humanist-ten-commandment It was just a monument, no big deal, especially if it really has "no impact on actual law". Jesus says, Matthew 5:38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. By the way, Why did Jesus cleanse the temple? What version of the ten commandments are you talking about? There are three versions of the Ten Commandments in the Bible. The version in Exodus 34:12-27 is radically different, and is the only one which the Bible refers to as "the Ten Commandments". Hinduism is the oldest living religion in the world, perhaps our morality comes from Hinduism. Or perhaps it comes from Chango.
  7. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    1) "purely secular purpose" can include restrooms, basketball courts, parking lots, water fountains, kitchens, even camping. 2) Private religious schools don't need playgrounds, the government doesn't require them. 3) State-run schools are not private schools Ever heard of safety regulations? We all (individuals and private businesses) need to follow them when creating a house, office, or building. But there is no evidence that it hurts couples according to neuroscientists and PhD psychologists. Perhaps ancient scripture studies does harm couples, we don't know. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/talking-apes/201705/is-porn-use-really-harmful-relationships So why did Utah's House of Representatives declared it a health crisis days after Elder Holland called it a health crisis? What other states are doing that same thing? CFR from a reliable source that it happens more than everywhere else in legal p0rn film studios.
  8. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    because most American Christians don't have a problem with blood transfusion. So does the Bill of Rights protect blood transfusion? In theory Christian law-makers can label it as dangerous. You disagree? I have no problem with it, it is simply one example of how our Supreme Court failed to use the 1st amendment. So you wouldn't have a problem if tax-payer money is used to fund projects of the Dawkins foundation? I am not anti-religious, I am simply pro-freedom. Elder Holland labeled porn as a "public health crisis", days later Utah House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. Please explain to me how that is not favoring religion? There is no evidence that porn harms relationships according to recent study and PhD psychologists and neuroscientists, but that didn't stop House of Representatives. It is just a hidden religious agenda. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/talking-apes/201705/is-porn-use-really-harmful-relationships Our church does influence Utah's legislation. Out of curiosity do you disagree with the new study and PhD psychologists and neuroscientists? So labeling porn as a "health crisis" is simply a religious agenda?
  9. a) the world is not black and white b) You can interpret the constitution in many ways, in many cases there is no original intent. c) the world is changing, many things that worked in the 18th century do not work today d) We have amendments (changes) because the constitution is not perfect. The constitution allowed slavery for example. Why not? She didn't break the law, it is now very obvious because she is not in jail or under investigation. I was never a Hillary fan, but most of the accusations (probably like 80%) against her are false or misleading. Republican politicians are better deceivers than anti-Mormons. So Obamacare is a disaster, but Republicans can't find a replacement. It is all just politics, Republicans won't find something better than Obamacare. It is funny how so many Republicans think they are smarter than Harvard intellectuals like Obama. Fox News is worst than CNN or even the New York Times. Fox News is doing a lot of anti-science propaganda.
  10. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    The First Admendment doesn't protect blood transfusion if lawmakers claim it is dangerous. It's called a hidden agenda, happens all the time. By the way, "Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground " Yes in the property of the church. http://www.npr.org/2017/06/26/534084013/supreme-court-rules-religious-school-can-use-taxpayer-funds-for-playground Where is the First admendment?
  11. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    He was talking about origins, history begins around 4,000 BC The Bill of Rights protects blood transfusion? prevents cows in the streets? guarantees that roe vs wade is not overturned? People have the right to vote for any reason. However, if we had a conservative Muslim majority in our country you wouldn't be a fan of religion in politics.
  12. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    Yes, I like that! Now we are getting somewhere. I think the church is getting more political https://www.lds.org/church/news/first-presidency-asks-members-to-oppose-recreational-marijuana-assisted-suicide?lang=eng but for some reason it is politically silent on legislative proposals concerning abortion. It is even silent on stem cell research. Everyone has the right to vote, but imagine if the US had a conservative Muslim majority ? or a conservative Hindu majority? Imagine if blood transfusion was illegal? or abortion under all circumstances? or cows in the streets? Jesus was wise to say "my kingdom is not of this world". Romney said, "Almost 50 years ago another candidate from Massachusetts explained that he was an American running for president, not a Catholic running for president. Like him, I am an American running for president. I do not define my candidacy by my religion...Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the nation begin." So isn't best to vote as Americans? that is something else You an anthropologist?
  13. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    We know that, but the church has "not favored or opposed legislative proposals or public demonstrations concerning abortion". In other words it is politically silent on abortion. Did the church "oppose legislative proposals ... concerning abortion" before 1973? FYI there are still legislative proposals concerning abortion, why is the church silent? The church is still not politically silent on SSM http://kutv.com/news/local/defeated-in-the-us-lds-church-takes-fight-against-same-sex-marriage-to-mexico
  14. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    So the legality of"sex-selective abortion" doesn't concern matters of morality and decency? The church has made it very clear that it "has not favored or opposed legislative proposals or public demonstrations concerning abortion". Why is the politics of SSM marriage different? Is SSM worst than Sex-selective abortion?
  15. Recent Survey (via Jana Reiss)

    CFR are you an antrophologist? History ends around 3200 BC. Let's not talk about origins, it is kind of irrelevant, please answer my question instead