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  1. Thinking

    PBS - Native America

    You mean the people who lived here actually built things and planted crops? The Book of Mormon must be true. I'll be back to church on Sunday.
  2. Thinking

    Sam Young is Excommunicated

    You're a smart person who knows what reductio ad absurdum means and your conclusion had some extreme results.
  3. Thinking

    Sam Young is Excommunicated

    Well then, you should have responded, "My conclusion is logical, and here are the reasons why..." Instead your response was another question.
  4. Thinking

    Sam Young is Excommunicated

    I'm confident that you as an educated man know what Reductio ad Absurdum is, but since you are pretending not to know, and for the benefit of those who don't, it is an attempt to prove (or disprove) something by showing how absurd the result would be. You went from the original objective of changing or eliminating youth interviews to eliminating all worthiness interviews Which would lead to Adulterers, pedophiles, sexual predators, criminals, etc., can already gain access to any privilege in the Church just by lying in the worthiness interview. Regardless of what system is used to establish worthiness, members and leaders have to pay attention and report possible dangers. This is why the Church has been making a lot of changes (windows in doors, 2 adults per class, etc.). It's more difficult now for a bad person to gain access to potential victims. If the bad person happens to rise to the level of bishop, what checks are in place to prevent abuse?
  5. Thinking

    Sam Young is Excommunicated

    Reductio ad Absurdum
  6. This non-attorney has a legal question. Can Mormon Leaks be held legally culpable in some way for leaking this Special Investigations document, or does this fall into the "we think they are being unethical, but there's nothing we can do about it" category?
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    Beauty Pageants - Good or Bad?

    Viewership had been declining before the swimsuit competition was dropped (about 35% from 2013 to 2017). https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/missamerica/miss-america-broadcast-ratings-drop-again-creates-trending-moments/article_df1cfc64-53ba-5302-8174-9dd2d9b72889.html 2013: 8.6 million viewers 2014: 7.1 million viewers 2015: 7.9 million viewers 2016: 6.25 million viewers 2017: 5.6 million viewers Perhaps a time slot different from Sunday Night Football would generate better ratings.
  8. Thinking

    Red Heifer: Coming of the Messiah?

    And a chance to escape being killed.
  9. Thinking

    A Different Take On The Cross.

    I'm sorry I misunderstood you.
  10. Thinking

    A Different Take On The Cross.

    Too often we criticize those we don't understand because they have a perceived vice that we find unacceptable, so much so that we tend to judge the entire persona based on that one vice. If we dig a little deeper we might discover that we have some common ground.
  11. People frequently get ripped off by people who seem sincere, so this argument doesn't fly.
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    The Cross and Religious Symbols

    IMO the movement away from the cross was an attempt to separate the LDS Church from the rest of Christianity. After all Mormons are a peculiar people. I believe that embracing the cross as a symbol has solid scriptural justification. I have always thought it ironic that Mormons reject the cross as a symbol, but they will buy this.
  13. Thinking

    Mission calls to come by email

    Nope. Somehow they will get more ridiculous.
  14. Thinking

    Mission calls to come by email

    Bye bye autopen. RIP.
  15. Thinking

    Denson's Lawsuit Dismissed by Federal Judge

    It seems to me that the Church would want to provide pastoral care to a victim regardless of membership status.
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