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  1. Washington and Oregon don't have strict gun control laws. So, is there any evidence that religion helps decrease suicide rates? No one goes out to vote during midterm elections. Mitt Romney was a progressive.
  2. Do you disagree that heavily Democratic states have tougher control laws? Two studies conclude stricter gun control laws contribute to drops in suicide rates. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26212633 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2377713
  3. Traditional heavily democratic states have tougher gun control laws, you disagree? and read the study please.
  4. It does work! Those same states have "stringent firearm control laws" http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/pr0.1990.66.3.923
  5. 2006 to 2016 is ten years. California, NY, MD, Wash, Mass, VT and others have a history of voting heavily Democratic
  6. I said, "Bytheway" and please notice the changes.
  7. "Same-sex marriage laws linked to fewer youth suicide attempts, new study says" http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/same-sex-marriage-fewer-youth-suicide/ Raifman, Julia, et al. "Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Association Between State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts." JAMA Pediatrics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By the way all "Solid democratic" states (except Wash and Vermont) had a low suicide rate (2000 to 2006). All solid democratic states where Clinton had a big victory of more than 15%. The rates in Wash and Vermont were not high compared to most states. Traditional solid dem states have "stringent firearm control laws". Two studies conclude stricter gun control laws help reduce suicide rates. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26212633 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2377713
  8. Compare 1 Nephi 16:35 "And it came to pass that the daughters of Ishmael did mourn exceedingly, because of the loss of their father, and because of their afflictions in the wilderness" to 1 Nephi 5:1 And it came to pass that after we had come down into the wilderness unto our father, behold, he was filled with joy, and also my mother, Sariah, was exceedingly glad, for she truly had mourned because of us. Helaman 9:10 And it came to pass that on the morrow the people did assemble themselves together to mourn and to fast, at the burial of the great chief judge who had been slain Mosiah 7:24 Yea, I say unto you, great are the reasons which we have to mourn; for behold how many of our brethren have been slain, and their blood has been spilt in vain, and all because of iniquity Anyways, why would Nephi do wordplay in 1 Nephi 16:35, but didn't care to mention more important details like the presence of the Mayas? Notice that dot below the "h"? According to the wikipedia. So thank you, more evidence that it needs "ch"
  9. I have a question: Had Ishmael died in Bountiful, does that mean Nephi wouldn't have mention "daughters of Ishmael did mourn exceedingly"?
  10. No, but I have to be extra careful with free online Journals that are not recognized by the scholarly community. Neal Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, and Jeff Lindsay are not Hebrew scholars. Stephen D. Ricks wrote "could have", and I agree with that. Bytheway, how many scholarly articles has Stephen D. Ricks written for a respected Journal? You wrote that doesn't tell me anything. When did you present evidence that Nephi was using wordplay in 1 Nephi 16:34 - 35? Yes I agree it's possible, but coincidence (and patternicity) can explain it just as well, if not better because no one has demonstrated that the Book of Mormon is a translation of an ancient text. If you have good evidence please present it to the scholarly community for review.
  11. NHM in Hebrew is Nacham נָחַם which means "to be sorry, to console oneself". It seems the word needs "ch" to mean "to be sorry, to console oneself". http://biblehub.com/hebrew/5162.htm. I agree it is possible, I don't dispute that. All am saying is that coincidence is another possibility... a reasonable one. I didn't find Hebrew scholars (LDS or non-LDS) that say Nephi was doing wordplay in 1 Nephi 16:34 - 35, And I am still waiting for evidence that the NHM altars date to at least 600 BC.
  12. As I explained above (just a minute ago), the reality is much worst.
  13. To all the Pew poll skeptics A) LDS church uses Pew Data B) Yes the data is a little problematic. Why? because Pew doesn't take into account: 1. Low information hardworking Americans that don't have time (or not interested) to participate in phone surveys. They simply hangup. Low information hardworking Americans that have busy lives don't know much about Evolution. 2. Spanish speaking Americans. Most Spanish speaking Mormons don't read LDS books on Science and Mormonism because there very few in Spanish, if any. They don't read BYU Books, or the Mormon interpreter, they only have Bruce R Mcconkie on that subject... Science and Mormonism. I strongly suspect the real percentage of Mormons that believe humans "Always existed in present form" is much higher than 52%, the same applies to all religions too. Which is so sad. MD&D doesn't represent the general population at all. Pew Questions: "Which comes closer to your view?" "Humans and other living things have evolved over time [OR] Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time" Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection, [OR] A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans "and other life in the form it exists today"
  14. "Nohemi Gonzalez's stepfather and mother, mourn at her vigil Sunday at Cal State Long Beach" http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-cal-state-student-paris-shootings-20151114-story.html Hebrew word-play? "Only on a few occasions will one find wordplay. It doesn't simply appear everywhere" - Robert Smith