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Scott Lloyd

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  1. Maybe, just for fun, I’ll incorporate it into my everyday vernacular, even the wording I select in day-to-day conversation.
  2. Another Monsonism was use of the passive voice for effect, as in “hearts were softened, eyes were opened, testimonies were strengthened.”
  3. Not so much now that President Monson is gone. It is imitative of scriptural phrasing. Here’s a discussion about it on a Bible forum: https://www.waywordradio.org/discussion/topics/the-word-even-in-the-king-james-bible/ By the way, “supernal” is a fine word, a good addition to any vocabulary.
  4. I believe some labels are essential. I just don’t like it when they are misapplied.
  5. Does it bother you that the name is still being used? Do you believe there is some below-the-surface motive for retaining it?
  6. Your remark troubles me a bit, because I’m still not altogether clear on whom you regard as fascists and hence warrant being “punched” by the masked thugs who style themselves as “antifa.” In the above post, you compare targeting a Trump rally to targeting an elementary school play as though you believe they are opposite extremes on a spectrum. Do you really regard attendees at a Trump rally generally as fascists? Do you condone the incidents I documented earlier of people being assaulted because of wearing a hat with a campaign slogan? How about the behavior of the guy who now faces felony charges because he savagely and repeatedly struck a person in the face for lawfully recruiting for Turning Point USA on a college campus? Is it OK with you that an independent journalist covering an antifa gathering was repeatedly attacked by the mob, resulting in his hospitalization and neurological damage? Earlier, you gave me faint praise by allowing that you do not regard me as a fascist. That took me aback, because it never occurred to me that you might so regard me. But now I’m wondering whether in your view I’m so close to the line that you see it as appropriate to offer that reassurance.
  7. Why don’t you just read the book that Leonard, Turley and Ron Walker wrote?
  8. Reminds me of the days before Ezra Taft Benson became president of the Church. Not a few believed that, because of his politics and ultra-conservatism, he would impose commensurate policies and changes within the Church. His presidency came and went, and as it turned out, he behaved pretty much like prophets before him.
  9. My recollection is that Meadowchik in recent posts has self-identified as "apostate" and "probably atheist."
  10. I don't think that's what he's doing. I think he's identifying Church leadership as those who have been called and authorized by God to act in His behalf. I probably ought not speak for The Nehor, though.
  11. So I take it, then, that one characteristic of said "grooming" is that it turns one into an idiot who doesn't even recognize that he has been "groomed." It's not unlike brainwashing in that respect. Or hypnotism.
  12. That’s certainly ironic, if not predictive! 😆
  13. I don’t think it was conceived originally as a political, intellectual or philosophical platform. I could be wrong, but I recall the initial purpose was to say what one is doing at the moment.
  14. Here’s a working definition: 1often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
  15. Here’s a translation of the above: “Abuse does not cancel out use.” No one here is saying it does. That’s a straw man argument.
  16. Which is why I asked you for examples of fascists on this board — so we could better understand you when you use that term. You said you don’t mean me. I didn’t expect you did, but thanks, I guess, for the faint praise. Then, you spoke of some, including one who hadn’t posted for a long time, but wouldn’t name any, and you surmised there must be others lurking around here. Not very clarifying, since, if they remain unidentified, there is no way for us to assess your meaning.
  17. I think <fascist> is a term that is thrown around far too glibly these days — like <racist> and <white supremacist> and <alt right> and <xenophobe> and <homophobe>.
  18. Do we have any fascists here? Or are you saying the DezNat group has no fascists?
  19. Don’t forget the Sunday School President. He is a ward auxiliary leader as well. I’m sure he has insights too.
  20. “If” being the operative word. That’s like saying, “Americans are protected by the Bill of Rights, but if the political climate changes and despots take power, that.could change.” Or, “I enjoy peach cobbler, but if I eat too much and get sick of it, that could change.” As my youngest son said once, “Thank you, Captain Obvious.”
  21. Are you thinking of <libertine> thought? Not the same as libertarian.
  22. It's not a violation of the establishment clause, because churches don't enjoy any greater entitlement than do charities and other 501 (c) (c) organizations. Again, a non-religious group could set up one of these organizations and enjoy the same tax-exempt status that churches do. Arguably, subjecting a church to taxation is violating the free-exercise clause in that it hinders the church in its altruistic mission to serve the needy and deserving. Furthermore, of the two of us, I’m the one with the more libertarian inclination in this debate, because I want to see churches left unmolested to pursue their noble aims, whereas you want to see them forcibly deprived of their means by governmental edict (taxation).
  23. Theoretically, no, because presumably you are in it primarily for commercial profit, unlike churches, charities and the other purposes for which a 501 (c) (3) qualifying organization is set up (see my above post). That people benefit from being employed by your firm is the result of a mutually beneficial business arrangement between you and them, not an altruistic grant on your part.
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