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  1. Religious Freedom is the key to happiness

    Costa Rica also happened to run on renewable energy for 300 days in 2017! That also might have something to do with a higher life expectancy. https://www.sciencealert.com/costa-rica-s-electricity-run-entirely-renewables-300-days-2017-power-green
  2. A few days ago I stepped out of line and said something to another poster that I regret, which also happened to get me banned from the thread. I lost my patience. I want to apologize for how I conducted myself in that thread. I should have done better and I will do better in the future. With that said, I want to plead with everyone here to please be careful with what you say and how you say it in regards to LGBTQ/Mormon topics, no matter who you might find yourself more sympathetic to. This topic in particular is complex and especially sensitive. Our church leaders have acknowledged this, too. Some of us here are LGBTQ ourselves, and many of us have family and friends who are. Please don’t say anything inflammatory or hurtful if you can help it. We know what the doctrines of the Church are, and don’t need to be reminded of it constantly or told that we are apostate. In short, I hope that we can all treat each other here as if we were talking in person. Please be nice. That is all!
  3. I don’t think a little play is necessarily a bad thing on Sunday, as long as you are spending time with them. To me, that is the most important thing.
  4. We had an open discussion. Each person in the room shared the various ways they have observed the sabbath. Hopefully the sabbath is more than just a list of what you can or can’t do, but a day of rest and rejuvenation and reconnecting with family and loved ones.
  5. Talk more openly about this topic in General Conference and in church meetings in general. Tell certain members to stop being judgmental, know-it-all a**holes. Be wiiling to listen and emphasize with a gay person when they tell you their story, instead of trying to correct them or say why the church is always right. Poster removed: language
  6. Climate Change is false doctrine

    The prophets don’t necessarily tell us everything there is to know about the way the world works. We also have to rely on science and reasoning and study. And if we want the lighting fixed in our home, we should probably go to an electrician.
  7. Climate Change is false doctrine

    Sometimes, something can be both good and bad at the same time, depending on how it is used. An Ibuprofen is good if you have a headache, but that doesn’t mean that you take the whole bottle! And some medications can actually become ineffective or harmful over time. The same could be said for humankind’s use of fossil fuels. Now is the time when it has become harmful and is making us sick. And there are other ways to power our lives now without C02. What was a blessing in the early 1900’s does not make it a blessing in 2018!
  8. An Update from Josh and Lolly Weed

    I just want to add that there is such a thing as bisexuality and the Kinsey Scale. For people on the higher end of the Kinsey Scale (5-6), mixed-orientation marriages could indeed be more difficult than for somebody who is a 3-4 on the Kinsey Scale. In other words, some people with SSA are not 100% gay and have some attraction towards the opposite sex. For them, being married to someone of the opposite sex seems to be easier.
  9. Climate Change is false doctrine

    Since you brought up politics, considering that Mormons are the religious group that is most likely to approve of President Trump, SamuelTheLamanite’s post does not surprise me.
  10. Climate Change is false doctrine

    We rely on experts in any given field to help educate us. For example, when we are sick or break a bone, we go to the doctor, who went to school for years and years to be able to help treat us. But with your logic, why would God allow advances in science and modern medicine if the Priesthood and faith alone can heal the sick? I’m going to keep sticking with the experts on climate change! Science and religion need not be in conflict with each other! If something is true, it is true!
  11. An Update from Josh and Lolly Weed

    Long post! I wish him well! Mixed-orientation marriages aren’t easy!
  12. Climate Change as a Secular Religion

    I thought in Mormonism, all things are spiritual. But I guess I just don’t get it. Either that, or we just disagree. Either way, this will be my last comment here.
  13. Climate Change as a Secular Religion

    Climate change science is not a religion, it’s science. It is measureable and tangible. Are there religious and moral arguments to be made to do something about it? Yes. Not sure if this is exactly what you wanted, but it’s how I feel about it.
  14. Climate Change as a Secular Religion

    I’ll just say I’m not gonna help speed it along! I ultimately believe in making this world a better place in the here and now. We all share this earth. And as far as I can tell, there is only one earth. I also believe in being a responsible steward for future generations.
  15. Climate Change as a Secular Religion

    I agree that one record setting weather event in and of itself doesn’t necessarily prove climate change. Weather and climate are not the same thing. This I’m agreement with. I was just trying to point out that with everything I have read, we can expect more hurricane seasons like 2017 with climate change. The reason is pretty straight forward: warmer temperatures, more evaporation, more water vapor in the air, warmer ocean surface temperatures = more fuel for stronger hurricanes. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160119141420.htm “Hurricane Harvey has already dropped a staggering amount of rain over parts of the Houston metropolitan area. Before it is done, some places may get 50 inches. It’s a historic amount of precipitation. The National Weather Service characterized the rainfall as “unprecedented” and “beyond anything experienced.” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/29/upshot/harvey-rainfall-where-you-live.html https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/science-and-health/2017/8/28/16217626/harvey-houston-flood-water-visualized