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  1. It was not clear to me but did the LDS PR guy get to see a private screening of the "epic" ? Maybe the Church is a little more "gun shy" as a result of the Tim Ballard controversy?
  2. It is a progressive process for both righteousness and wickedness. If a person commits a wrong, he may feel naughty, daring or whatever. He might take delight in it. If that person keeps doing the wrong thing, he will branch out to more serious sins and feel justified with them. It becomes a downward spiral and the person begins to walk in darkness at noonday. Same thing happened with Cain. He was taught correct principles by Adam and Eve and even talked with God. But he dabbled a little bit with Lucifer and progressively became more "deranged". To the point of committing the brazen murder of his brother Abel. 2 Ne 26:22 And there are also secret combinations, even as in times of old, according to the combinations of the devil, for he is the founder of all these things; yea, the founder of murder, and works of darkness; yea, and he leadeth them by the neck with a flaxen cord, until he bindeth them with his strong cords forever. Psalms 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. Psalms 129:4 The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked. Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
  3. I took a look at Google Maps. It appears that the temple site can be accessed by Skyline Drive and then Olive Glenn Drive. Is that correct? Cody has over 10K population heavily latticed with streets. The temple site is on the south west corner on the edge of the "boonies". Looks to me that the city really should not have a problem with the temple. It appears to have plenty of room for residentials to be built around it?
  4. Both above statements very incoherent. Holodomor actually did happen. Millions of Ukrainians died needlessly due to the brutality of oppressive totalitarian regime.
  5. I have read them and do NOT discount them. Simply relieved that they have consented to go public. I would agree that it is looking bad for TB.
  6. Only a totalitarian would say this. Witness what happened in early 20th century: The kulaks in Russia were rich farmers. They were well to do peasants who owned their own land and were considered to be the landlords of rural Russia. They owned large farms, headed several cattles and horses, and were financially capable of employing hired labour and leasing land. They were subjected to wide-spread severe famine artificially imposed by Bolshevics.
  7. In court, fairness does not always prevail. In public, the accused can be subjected to a living hell (sometimes by the dominant media ramped up to a frenzy of hate). Damned if you do, damned if you don't. There is too frequently a shocking lack of due process in many areas of society.
  8. The accused has the right to face the accusers. Plus have the right to examine all the evidences for and against.
  9. It is difficult to determine if you actually have read his column? Do you agree or disagree with the many examples he has illustrated in his column?
  10. It is very difficult to "interpret" your statement. You said "co-opting a positive word" - are you referring to terms like woke, wokiest, wokist, etc? If so, please explain how they are being "co-opted". Also, please explain your definition of wokism and why you think it is positive. What are the ways it is being interpreted in a "warped" way. "What a nut" ? Victor Davis Hanson is an eminent professor at several universities and colleges: "Victor Davis Hanson (born September 5, 1953) is an American classicist, military historian, farmer, and political commentator. He has been a commentator on modern and ancient warfare and contemporary politics for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Washington Times and other media outlets." He has written many scholarly works: Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece. University of California Press, 1983. ISBN 0-520-21025-5. Rev. ed. 1998. The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece. Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. 2nd. ed. 2000. ISBN 0-394-57188-6 Hoplites: The Classical Greek Battle Experience, editor, Routledge, 1991. ISBN 0-415-04148-1 The Other Greeks: The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization, Free Press, 1995. ISBN 0-02-913751-9 Fields Without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Idea, Free Press, 1996. ISBN 0-684-82299-7 Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom, with John Heath, Encounter Books, 1998. ISBN 1-893554-26-0 The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny, Free Press, 1999. ISBN 0-684-84502-4 The Wars of the Ancient Greeks: And the Invention of Western Military Culture, Cassell, 1999. ISBN 0-304-35222-5 The Land Was Everything: Letters from an American Farmer, Free Press, 2000. ISBN 0-684-84501-6 Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age, with John Heath and Bruce S. Thornton, ISI Books, 2001. ISBN 1-882926-54-4 Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power, Doubleday, 2001. ISBN 0-385-50052-1 An Autumn of War: What America Learned from September 11 and the War on Terrorism, Anchor Books, 2002. ISBN 1-4000-3113-3 A collection of essays, mostly from National Review, covering events occurring between September 11, 2001, and January 2002 Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, Encounter Books, 2003. ISBN 1-893554-73-2 Ripples of Battle: How Wars Fought Long Ago Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, Doubleday, 2003. ISBN 0-385-50400-4 Between War and Peace: Lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq, Random House, 2004. ISBN 0-8129-7273-2. A collection of essays, mostly from National Review, covering events occurring between January 2002 and July 2003 A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War, Random House, 2005. ISBN 1-4000-6095-8[41]
  11. Victor Davis Hanson has an excellent perspective on the vast panoply of the culture. Have a look at his column: https://www.independent.org/news/article.asp?id=13968&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAiAgeeqBhBAEiwAoDDhnylpTe95HiG8S1dTQ_hVR6tadJw4cD2Tb0D-rRRrkfvyHWsMz59JNxoCi_QQAvD_BwE
  12. Wokist Urban Dictionary https://www.urbandictionary.com › define › term=Wo... A person who satirically takes supposed "left-wing ideology" to its extremes. Based on the word "leftist," popularized among left-wing commentators as a ...
  13. There is already too much wokist insanity in the culture. Dabbling in these kinds of games will only make it worse.
  14. Does your wife keep the Word of Wisdom?
  15. Good to know. Philadelphia - a greek compound word meaning brotherly love.
  16. I agree with the concept of progression. All of us were intelligences before we became spirit children of [a] Heavenly Parents. The first time intelligences obtained the priesthood was when they entered into covenants for admittance into the First Estate to become spirit children. Therefore the Gods did NOT have the priesthood prior to obtaining the First Estate. BUT the priesthood has ALWAYS existed. There was no first generation of God that did the first implementation of the Plan of Happiness. There was no beginning to the succession of implementations of the Plan of Happiness. And there will be NO end to this succession.
  17. It would be interesting to know what prompted the investigation by Davis County. Since the matter is said to be "closed", will there be a report released to the public? @smac97 is there some way to find out?
  18. From the link: “Great miracles were recorded although the adversary fought back,” said Sister Iniembe Hembadoon Linda of the Makurdi District. “We overcame all our challenges by the power of the Holy Ghost, who actually led this great work.” There are 5 wards in Makurdi which has a population of roughly 365,000.
  19. Wow. Looks like she has a better understanding of her husband than he of her!
  20. Does the book discuss what the issues were that led to social reform? Were the people concerned with robber barons, unfair bankers, oppressive bureaucrats? I wonder if people were migrating westward because of economic disasters (like the Smith family fleeing failed farms due to unusually cold climate).
  21. Isn't that analogous to waving white handkerchief during temple dedications? In the OT Mosaic Law it is indicated that on Nisan 10 a paschal lamb meeting all the requirements is selected and "set apart". On Nisan 14 it was sacrificed. Nisan 10 corresponds to Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (being chosen by the people on Sunday). The evening of Nisan 14 was the Last Supper preliminary to His agonizing ordeal in the Garden of Gethsemane all night Thursday (according to Jewish customs, the day "ended" at sundown so it could have been Friday all that night with the crucifixion occurring in the following daytime it still being Friday).
  22. No one has touched this. To me, this is the crux of scripture as text, and the problem of historical belief. I seems @Hamilton Porter did a pretty good job of responding to your line of thoughts. He is saying that religious history is very meaningful for prophets and other heroic characters that wade through much tribulations and serious testing. We see this in the life of Jacob (son of Isaac) where his whole life was a long series of progressions and challenges and seasoning. Same for Abraham and Jonah and even Mahonri Moriancumer (brother of Jared) and many others. ALL of these things are REAL experiences intended for everyone that is born into a fallen world. Which is the essence of the Plan of Happiness. Very necessary to be able to advance beyond what we achieved in the pre-existence. The scriptures (religious history) is extremely important for learning the testimonies of actual historical persons. It is an encouragement for the readers to exercise greater faith in applying incremental steps in drawing closer to God. For some it may require willingness to give up their lives in order to remain true to the Gospel. We don't necessarily need to "worry" about Bach's biography for the purpose of evaluating his music. But information about his background, the mentors, the music of his "competitors" and cultural influences are interesting to scholars and lay people. The same holds true for eminent scientists who stand on the shoulders of giants that preceded them.
  23. Why do you think American chocolate is horrendous? For many years I have been leery of the waxy appearance/taste. It seems to vary among brands. Does anyone know which ingredient it is that makes it waxy? I love nutty chocolates and I am partial to Hershey's nuggets.
  24. It would be you since you were creative enough to pose the question in such a way that the AI was "inspired" to give you a high quality response. Nobody is going to confront you on this (at least for a few years). But if you become famous 10 or 20 years later and some academics will research your body of works, they become befuddled on why this particular piece (the one by the AI) does not conform to your writing style with the rest of your works.
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