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  1. Your second answer is a little better. However, your first question is still confusing. Please clarify what you really mean by this - - - And is that a problem in your view or not? What kind of bald-faced question is this? It is obvious bsjkki is stating that systematic lying by the dominant media is a serious problem. What was your point of your question? Don't you think bsjkki made an unambiguous statement? And pretty straightforward?
  2. This is weird. Is it your implication that it is useless to defend liars by calling out "other" liars and vice versa? I simply don't see your logic?
  3. And is that a problem in your view or not? This is weird. Is it your implication that it is OK for approved media sources to lie if it furthers your agenda?
  4. What experts? Consider these: From https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individuals/derrick-bell
  5. Proponents of CRT have their narrative and are desperate to maintain control. It is very interesting to see many videos of minority ethnic parents at school board meetings make strong objections to the divisive nature of CRT with its denial of positive accomplishments made by the American Republic. Here are two more middle of the road reviews of the arguments - - - https://www.prageru.com/video/what-is-critical-race-theory
  6. David was strongly moved with righteous indignation. He was zealous for the NAME of God. He went to King Saul to get permission to go up to Goliath. The king must have felt a surge of the spirit from God to acquiesce to the boldness of David. Otherwise why would the king risk losing the kingdom by "foolishly" sending David as a "champion" in a one-on-one contest? Especially since David was NOT old enough (or even big enough) to be in the army? Certainly still a boy, not mature enough. In the previous chapter (1 Samuel 16), we read: 12. And he (Jesse) sent, and brought him (David) in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. 13. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. 14. (JST) But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit which was not of the Lord troubled him. I believe Israelite kings were clothed upon with the Priesthood (as long as they were faithful). Righteous kings represent the Lord in leading the House of Israel (the name which means: Let God Prevail). Same was true for the righteous kings among the Nephite people. When David was anointed, Saul lost his status and no longer had the priesthood. The presiding authority had been conferred on David.
  7. Then you would have a rectangular covenant relationship (her God and his God). Conflicting jurisdictions. Normally it would be triangular. The closer one partner gets to God, the close will the partner get to his/her spouse. The more bonding there is between partners, the closer they will come to God. However, God made innumerable earths. If the partners experienced mortality on different earths both of which were created under control of Elohim and Jehovah, then no problem IMHO.
  8. Only if you believe in reincarnation. According to google - - - How do you release a karmic cycle? 7 Strategies To Get Rid Of Your Bad Karma Identify your karma. ... Sever ties to toxic people. ... Learn from (and take responsibility for) your mistakes. ... Perform actions that nourish your spirit and invoke well-being on every level. ... Defy your weaknesses. ... Take a new action. ... Forgive everyone.
  9. I am inclined to think those verses are figurative. Most likely Jehovah sent destroying angels to locate every firstborn of humans, animals and check if the requisite tokens are present and properly placed.
  10. My paternal line came out of Norway. Was there a war between Norway and Sweden? How do you feel about that? Welcome to the board.
  11. Makes sense though, considering our beliefs on faith. If a person wants certainty, most (all?) religions are not for them. Since the Universe is infinite and the number of intelligences is infinite, it makes sense what God's Eternal Purposes - - - Which are: invite intelligences to become spirit children of Heavenly Parents train them in the First Estate plateauing after a great while and NOT progressing as much as before, they asked God how can they be like Him? present to them a whole new environment for radically different experiences and call it the Plan of Happiness upon entering the Second Estate, a veil of forgetfulness is placed over the minds of mortal beings so as to NOT overwhelm them with the memory of the Burning and Glorious Presence of God You know the REST of the story. This work NEVER ends. Generations after generations, Eternal Rounds on top of Eternal Rounds. The top degree of the Celestial Kingdom requires faithful and committed covenantal partners. The remainder cannot be anything more than forever best friends.
  12. Like the prophet Jonah had a strong antagonism against Nineveh. Maybe he already had a strong aversion against Nineveh by the time God called him to go there? Maybe he lost loved ones in the frequent skirmishes in the past? Did God intend to patiently teach Jonah about the bigger picture? And to give him a larger vision of the Plan of Happiness? ETA: “When from Thy stern tutoring, I would quickly flee, turn me from my Tarshish to where is best for me. Help me in my Nineveh to serve with love and truth; not on a hillside posted, mid shade of gourd or booth. When my modest suffering seems so vexing, wrong, and sore, may I recall what freely flowed from each and every pore. Dear Lord of the Abba Cry, Help me in my duress to endure it well enough and to say, . . . 'Nevertheless.'” - Neal A. Maxwell
  13. That is asinine. The hunter will have to wear hazmat suit and test the deer. If positive, burn the deer? If I was the hunter, I would dress down the deer and later cook it. Damn the torpedoes.
  14. I would think "tenets of Judaism" is more closely related to the Law of Moses. Not the Abrahamic Dispensation in which the higher law was given. Paul described the Law of Moses to be the carnal commandments, the lower law. I read a new post in the interpreter last night that was very interesting. It is about ancient scribal culture including that of the Priest of On. Thought provoking paragraphs from https://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/lehi-and-nephi-as-trained-manassite-scribes/#more-53760 - - - Egyptian Scribalism and Joseph’s Posterity Joseph then married an Egyptian, the daughter of one of the more distinguished priests of the kingdom and presumably one of the more entrenched members of the educated elite. His sons Manasseh and Ephraim would have been cared for by this Egyptian-speaking mother and her Egyptian staff. They would also naturally have been recipients of the best Egyptian education in conjunction with the traditional Abrahamic training that Joseph and his father-in-law could have provided them. By Joseph’s time, a centuries-old “system of education for the children of the aristocracy” had been in place.105 John Baines and Christopher Eyre, noted British Egyptologists, explain further that “at latest by the early Twelfth Dynasty (c. 2000 BC) … a standard system of formal elementary education in literacy was established.”106
  15. It has to be conditional. God invited us to participate in mortal earth, a great and amazing testing laboratory. He sent us here to prove our "trustworthiness". Whether we will be faithful in being strictly honorable and truly loving in caring for the intelligences to participate in the next "Eternal Round" of the Plan of Happiness. Since the universe is infinite and the number of intelligences is infinite, the "work" will NEVER end. The Gods will continue in ever increasing dominions, generations upon generations. Forever and forever.
  16. There is another aspect. Which is Eternal Increase. Which is the "recruiting" of intelligences to become spirit children and to enter into the First Estate. Which leads to presiding in Celestial Realms after qualification of faithful completion of the Second Estate. Even people who do not marry or couples that remain childless can attain Eternal Increase in the next world. God is just and ever faithful.
  17. Blood boil? Skin blister? Stomach puke?
  18. So how did he deal with William W. Phelps' original antagonism against masonry? I don't think Joseph was involved with masonry from Palmyra to Far West. He most likely attempted to build good will by joining hands with masons (both members and non-members) and improving the defenses for the Nauvoo church. It was then he might have commingled a few elements of masonry in small ways for temple rituals.
  19. Just a little change in focus. LDS ward houses are centered around the chapel. Why are basketball courts situated immediately behind the chapel? To enable overflow from the chapel into extra chairs placed in the gym. Why is there a stage placed on the other end of the gym? To provide a theater-like presentations for the enjoyment of the members and interested neighbors (usually on other days of the week). All three facilities encourage greater interactions for the "Body of Christ" in a cheerful, positive manner.
  20. And also she gets to preside even if she is not a member. No it don't. Because God gave her the privilege of child-bearing, she PRESIDES over her posterity. With or without her husband. Along with her husband OR along with God OR both.
  21. Ukrainian choir was invited to sing in the opening segment of SNL - - -
  22. " At the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 18, Bill Gates was asked to assess where we are at in beating the pandemic. He replied: “Sadly, the virus itself, particularly the variant called Omicron, is a type of vaccine. That is, it creates both B-cell and T-cell immunity.” Maybe Mr. Gates read my Jan. 5 opinion piece, “Omicron May Help End the Pandemic This Winter”? I’m glad he agrees with me that Omicron is like an effective vaccine that is helping end the pandemic. As a veteran vaccine scientist who spearheaded a vaccine project in 2003 against the original SARS, I was quite confident projecting where Omicron would lead the pandemic, given its characteristics after it emerged late last year. But knowing that the world’s most famous influencer looks at it the same way is quite satisfying. " From https://www.theepochtimes.com/pandemic-lessons-learned-omicron-vs-bill-gates_4302529.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-02-26-2&utm_medium=email&est=DXeTQ9y7cXY7n3nwrjniYOaDrZWiMNRZ1SR%2BSEtrjCQuuZYNH2mxEJVOsvjfvIfWML8d
  23. I read the post. Very beautifully written. A sidelight: She used the word "baptistry" which is the same word I use and by my church. But my spell checker wants to use "baptistery". I wonder what @Scott Lloyd would say about this?
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