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  1. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    Yes! Leave already, for crying out loud! Such a tendency somehow makes me think of this song parody I just saw on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/637867622/posts/10155826662857623/ Edited to add: Of course, what I would most prefer is for her to repent in humility and return with full purpose of heart. But barring that, ...
  2. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    Blech! I think what I find most unpalatable about limelight-seeking apostates might be their self-rationalizing preachiness.
  3. This is a good suggestion. That said, it is my observation from having worked in the profession that suicides are not typically given news coverage except, as in this case, when the circumstances are very public and/or sensational. And even in this instance, the victim was not identified, much less the possible motive discussed. That said, with the prevalence of social media, people are less apt these days than ever before to get their information — or get it exclusively from news sources.
  4. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    Meh. This is a derail. I agree with Smac that it’s time to move on.
  5. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    If the unsoundness of their argument is left exposed, it doesn’t matter whether they’re willing to “play the game” or not.
  6. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    Hmm. We’ve been talking about sophistry here. Seems to me Socratic questioning could be an effective way to counter sophistry.
  7. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    Complimenting one on the skills with which he pursues nefarious ends strikes me as damning with faint praise. But as I said, it’s academic anyway, because you are misjudging Smac and, as he said, in the absence of any valid examples, merely name calling.
  8. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    Socratic questioning is only annoying if you don’t like seeing the weakness of an argument or position exposed. Otherwise, it can be fun to observe.
  9. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    I do OK. Do you often let people know you admire sophistry, or was your last post to Smac an unusually unguarded moment of candor?
  10. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    There is scarcely anything admirable about sophistry, but the point is moot anyway, because you have misjudged Smac.
  11. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    To paraphrase Billy Joel, I like you just the way you are.
  12. Scott Lloyd

    And now, Gina Colvin faces a Disciplinary Council.

    Disagreement of subject, verb and pronoun. Try: “Every sophist imagines himself/herself Socrates.” Or, “All sophists imagine themselves Socrates.”
  13. I think, to seek a meaningful correlation, you would have to consider the well-being of those who earnestly follow the standards, not those who merely have their names on the membership rolls. Current temple recommend holders would be one definable, although not foolproof, population for study. I remind you that your suggestion was that following the standards, not just having them in place, was adding to the burden of BYU students that results in their mental or emotional maladies. At least, that’s how I read you. By the way, what health benefits are derived from a glass of wine that could not come as well from a glass of grape juice? And I would have to see some reliable literature on alleged physical and mental health benefits of marijuana.
  14. Oh, thanks a lot! I thought I was being insightful.
  15. Calm, you and I seem to be raising the same points. Have you gotten into my brain?
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