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About sheilauk

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  1. Don’t the numbers include children baptised as well as missionary converts? Would there have been a larger number of children to be baptised in the world wars and in the flu pandemic, given that larger families were more normal in the first half of the 20th century, than at this time?
  2. I didn't join the Church because of Joseph Smith or the plates. Or because it's "true". I joined it because God told me to. If the Church is not true, if Joseph lied in some way, I would rely on what God told me about what to do and where to go. I had revelation long before thinking about churches to join that, to this day, lead me to know (I use that word deliberately, it's more than a belief ) Christ lives. I don't need the Church for that. So yes, I'd still be a believer. The Church is where I worship and I'm open to that changing again if necessary. I'll add that I find more
  3. Not always safer. Regardless of the legality, taking marijuana on a regular basis can be very damaging. Smoked it can cause cancer, especially throat and mouth cancers and it changes the brain causing paranoia. I have dealt with a number of clients suffering health issues due to cannabis use and it is addictive. One client committed armed robbery while under its influence. I've no problem with it being prescribed by doctors and taken like other legal drugs (many of which are also highly dangerous) but self medication should be avoided and I have yet to be convinced that it's the won
  4. It was extremely common in the 19th century and before for mummies to be opened up. In the UK the wealthy held unwrapping parties. The greedy pulled the wrappings off for the jewels and gold that was placed underneath them and finally, and most gruesomely, mummies were ground up and the powder used in creams rubbed on or mixed into drinks because it was believed to be medicinal. The tombs in Egypt were robbed almost the moment the mummy was buried and it went on for centuries, into the 20th. So, it would be very surprising if a mummy remained unmolested. Even now, mummies are on disp
  5. Surely the date here (Chamberlain 1816) is incorrect. How reliable is the rest? And I fail to understand the "problem". No one says Joseph Smith was the only person to be having visions. And I wouldn't think he was the only person worried about his sins or what church was right etc. Why would the Lord not also visit others? And wouldn't He look the same to all those He did visit? Our appearance doesn't change after all. There are only so many ways you can write about the same subject. It was a time of much upheaval and the Lord was preparing the world. Personally, I woul
  6. This is how it's been working for me for some time,
  7. As I understand it, the decision on which Kingdom we inherit is made after Christ's Millennium Reign on the Earth. (I'm sure that those who are better versed in our principles will correct any errors in this post). During that time Temple work will be done for billions of people and, as part of life in general, people will continue to marry and be married. Most of the people on the Earth will be there having been resurrected from the Spirit World. During that time, we will have the opportunity to continue to grow in the Gospel and to learn. And, I believe, to make the covenants not made in t
  8. I'm so sorry for your loss. They may be animals but they are family and it's hard to lose them. Poor Spock must be distraught. 😟
  9. sheilauk


    My sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time. 😟 May you find comfort in the Lord.
  10. The "loophole" already exists for one type of act. Are you in favour of getting rid of any form of discretion regarding registration? Remember, this isn't about whether or not the act is illegal but about the consequences /punishment for that act. Should an 18 year old young adult be subject to the stigma of registration for having consensual sex with a 17 year old who may be in their school class? Punishment of crimes is often not a matter of absolutes and doesn't result in the country heading down slippery slopes. Every case is different and calls for judicial discretion in sentencing.
  11. Not quite. I think there were some differences in content between the Liahona and the Ensign. Distribution of the two magazines is also not split between the US and the rest of the world as the UK at least gets the Ensign too.
  12. Indeed. The method / type / form of sexual activity, or the gender of the perpetrator, should make no difference to the consequences.
  13. I don't see it as a hail Mary. It's an attempt to equalise the legal response to certain acts. In the brief details given, it appears to me that the proposal could be better worded, but the intent is sound enough. The sexual activity outlined remains illegal, namely any form of sexual activity with a minor. The issue is sex offender registration and whether it should be mandatory. At present, one form of sexual activity means registration isn't mandatory, with all other forms it is. That to me is inconsistent and should be amended. The law should be consistent. Being on the sex off
  14. Very sad, I hope they are okay.
  15. Wishing you all the best! I'm sure all your family and friends are with you in spirit. Xx
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