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  1. Thinking

    Video games

    This. It could be that depressed people are attracted to gaming. Correlation does not establish causation. A controlled experiment would need to be designed. For example, we could start with 1000 non-depressed volunteers. Randomly assign them to different treatment groups. The control group would not play at all. Another group might play 1 hour per day while a third might play 2 hours per day and so on. Professionals would need to evaluate the levels of depression among the volunteers. It would not be cheap or quick.
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    Mormon Helping Hands

    In the Deseret News article about President Nelson's visit to victims of that devastating fire in Paradise, CA, there is a picture of a volunteer wearing a Mormon Helping Hands vest. It just sounds right. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Helping Hands just doesn't have the same ring to it. Just sayin.
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    Mission Presidency?

    I don't remember my mission president having counselors.
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    Educated...Tara Westover

    It's only dead if the mods have closed it. This one was "mostly dead."
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    Video games

    I'm a high school math teacher. Most of the students that I catch using the phone during class time are playing a game.
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    The ministry of reconciliation

    I have two siblings who won't talk to each other. It started with a misunderstanding and graduated to retaliation mode, where it is thriving. I have talked to both on numerous occasions and have told them to apologize to each other. Neither wants to be the first one to apologize, and I suspect that if one did apologize , the other would accept the apology but not return an apology. It's been going on for about 9 years.
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    How was two hour church?

    I was going to post something like this but I decided to read through the thread first. You win.
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    Tithing

    Does that depend on the insurance company, because we were never given the option to just receive the funds?
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    Tithing

    My son was hit by another driver a few years ago and it was determined that the other driver was at fault. The other driver's insurance company never wrote us a check. We took the car to an approved repair shop and got an estimate. After the work was approved, the shop did the repairs and the insurance company paid the shop directly. We would only have received a check if the car was totaled (repair cost > car value). I wonder if different insurance companies have different policies.
  10. The Salt Lake and St. George Temples have front doors that I have never seen open. I've been to several weddings at each temple. The bride and groom exit the temple from a side or back door. The wedding party usually gathers on the steps of a front door for some pictures, but the doors are locked. It seems that at some time these doors would have been used, but no longer. Does anybody know the history of these doors?
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    Rumors of Changes to Temple Worship

    Just a little humor.
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    Rumors of Changes to Temple Worship

    I read the following quote on a bulletin board at BYU in the 80's. "The weaker sex is actually the stronger sex because of the weakness of the stronger sex for the weaker sex."
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    Rumors of Changes to Temple Worship

    Only one person is baptized at a time, while many people participate in the endowment ceremony simultaneously. I don't think this is an issue.
  14. I attended sacrament meeting today with my wife. There were several musical numbers and a few short talks. During the bishop's talk he stated that the suffering in Gethsemane was greater than any suffering ever. This is not the first time I have heard this claim from LDS sources. There is a passage in Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage that suggests otherwise. The Cross + Gethsemane > Gethsemane What say you?
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    Once a Bishop. Always a Bishop.

    I posted the link and the article eight posts before JAHS (on the same page 2). You both missed it.
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