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Peppermint Patty

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  1. Analytics,

    This came across my feed the other day. I was wondering what your thoughts were, about these recent findings by the James Webb Space Telescope? It looks like there have been several new peer reviewed papers on these recent findings. 

     

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    Recent models have favored a cold dark matter scenario, in which structures emerge by the gradual accumulation of particles, but after a half century of fruitless dark matter particle searches, more recent gravitational wave and James Webb Space Telescope observations have considerably strengthened the case for primordial and direct collapse black holes.[14][16][17]

    Dark matter - Wikipedia

  2. On 3/5/2024 at 4:11 PM, The Nehor said:

    That's crazy. Nehor, there are actually verified users who left reviews for that $2,000 spell. You have got to be kidding me. I think I need to be selling stuff on Esty because it looks like people will buy anything.

  3. On 6/6/2023 at 3:26 PM, blackstrap said:

    As I read about the history of Israel in the distant past , I am struck by the thousands of people killed in wars .There would be a thousand here, ten thousand there , thirty thousand elsewhere. One case has several thousand killed in the temple grounds. It seems to me that there must be mass graves all over the place because leaving that many bodies in the desert heat for weeks until they were all buried would result in serious desecration of a city. Anyone here familiar with ancient practices and uncovery of grave sites in Israel please chime in. 

    They say that you can't throw a stick in Israel without hitting bones or a culturally significant archaeological dig. Archaeology Today is reporting that right now there are over 35,000 different archaeological excavations going on in Israel.  

  4. 1 hour ago, bsjkki said:

    Name that town! I travel through Wyoming frequently. Some towns use tickets as a major source of income.

    Name THAT town? I love Wyoming, but there are literally dozens of small towns in that State that use tickets as a major source of income. Be careful if you decide to drive anywhere in Wyoming. 

  5. 11 minutes ago, SkyRock said:

    I served my mission in Brazil and all my companions were natives.  Most of the missionaries were converts.  Some had belong to various forms of spiritualist faiths.   

    Some had been members of demon worshipping churches.   Services included being possessed by a demon.  

    The Church of Pat Robertson or Joel Osteen?

  6. <what are a few examples of humor in the Book of Mormon?

     

    "The Book of Mormon is a religious text, but it contains a few instances of humor and satire. Here are a few examples:

    1. The story of Captain Moroni and his title of liberty: In the book of Alma, Captain Moroni raises a banner, or "title of liberty," to rally the people of his city to fight against their oppressors. The title is described as a "most sacred cause for the freedom of our country," and it is written in big letters, "In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children." The humor in this story lies in the use of such grand and elevated language to describe what is essentially a flagpole.

    2. The Anti-Nephi-Lehies burying their weapons: In the book of Alma, a group of people called the Anti-Nephi-Lehies choose to bury their weapons of war as a symbol of their commitment to live peacefully and follow the commandments of God. The humor in this story comes from the idea of people burying weapons they could have used to defend themselves, but instead trusting in the Lord for protection.

    3. The story of the sons of Mosiah and King Noah: In the book of Mosiah, the sons of Mosiah go on a mission to the land of the Lamanites, who are described as being "an idle people, full of mischief and subtlety." The humor in this story comes from the contrast between the serious and devout sons of Mosiah and the lazy and deceitful Lamanites.

    These are just a few examples of the instances of humor in the Book of Mormon. It is important to note that the book is primarily a religious text and that humor is used to convey spiritual messages and teachings."

  7. 1 hour ago, mfbukowski said:

    Seriously is this a "thing" in Utah?

    It seems there are several responses perhaps implying this is a common practice among JW's?

    We are on their hit list for bible discussions (yes, I have not alienated them yet- reMARKable, huh!!  😇) but haven't gotten a single zucchini!

    They OWE me bigtime! ;)

     

    I don't think you will find a single person who lives in Utah that hasn't had zucchini or other vegetables left on their porch. I think it's great. 

  8. 8 hours ago, Teancum said:

    Lecture Five teaches the father is a personage of spirit, the son of tabernacle and the HG the mind of God.

    I was unaware of this. So several years earlier during the First Vision, Joseph recounts that he saw "two glorious personages who exactly resembled each other in features and likeness" but then several years later it was being taught that the Father is a actually a personage of spirit? What happened during those years from the First Vision to Lecture 5 that changed the Father from being a personage to a spirit?

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