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  1. I wonder if this info is available elsewhere.
  2. I am going to get boosters for my daughter and I as soon as I can schedule them and was wondering if there have been any studies showing preferred mix and match. I am guessing since moderna and Pfizer were the same type, that either of those would do better with a booster of JJ. Is my guess wrong or just unsubstantiated?
  3. Argue with mods about it. Banned behaviours in the guidelines
  4. Boardnannying here… I don’t think it is appropriate to publicly diagnose anyone for any emotional, physical, or mental behaviour who is not asking for such, even if one speculates in private.
  5. I am practically positive there was an official rule against tattoos since I was a kid, so since the 60s. I can see some not being aware of it because it was a given in my youth that only the wild ones would get tattooed. It wasn’t until they became popular that it needed to be repeated across the pulpit, I am guessing. I am not condemning anyone for getting a tattoo, just going for accuracy. I will try and find a reference to back up my memory on this. It is possible I just had teachers who taught this. So far the oldest specific instruction is from 1996, one of those I Have a Question pages iirc. The oldest mentioned is from the 80’s and he is referring to his youth in the Navy and being urged to get a tattoo…implying that “Mormons” don’t get them. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/liahona/1989/06/where-would-i-be-without-the-church?lang=eng
  6. There is either one or two mods that are currently active. Sometimes they go for extended times not being available. This appears to be one of those times. You shouldn’t assume this is tolerated simply because this alias hasn’t been banned yet. Rather Ahab has demonstrated he has no regard for the rules of the forum and he lies to sign up again, using the justification that he only posts under one name at a time to deceive himself that he isn’t lying about using additional profiles to get around bannings. There is a good chance he is using other methods to disguise his IP address so the mods can’t just block his IP as well. If anyone knows of a way to permanently ban someone, offering it to the mods would likely be appreciated. He is the board’s equivalent to “sovereign citizen”, he interprets the rules to justify his choices and to use the board and its community as he wills rather than to see how best he can work in the community.
  7. He is presenting ideas that are dangerous for women, easily used for justification of rape by others even if he is not tempted.
  8. Yes, makes as much sense as saying no to being beaten and then changing one’s mind into wanting to be beaten, to be hurt. How often does that happen?
  9. In a court of law, hopefully unless it was proved she said “I changed my mind and now say ‘yes’” and she did so without pressure or fear of punishment, it will be viewed as rape if she said “no”.
  10. My understanding of it (haven’t read it or made it to the library, book buying is delayed until I see myself able to concentrate enough) is that it is a compilation of 400 alleged correspondences between the Book of Mormon and Mesoamerica during certain time periods. It is a book dealing with historical analysis, I assume, but does not appear to match what I would describe as a history textbook…the purpose imo of which is to teach a narrative of history, not to make the argument something belongs in a certain time period. From Amazon:
  11. The move is official. https://www.eastidahonews.com/2021/10/idaho-supreme-court-approves-move-of-daybell-trial-to-ada-county/ I believe there is a status hearing for LVD today. May be repeats… Interview of brother of Charles Vallow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqP76aEaxfk Interview of LVD friend: https://youtu.be/L217FMbxx1k calls to police by JJ’s grandparents: https://youtu.be/utfjTaepoaY
  12. https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/73797-exciting-ahab-board-drama/?tab=comments#comment-1210051341
  13. If someone catches a cold and decides to deal with it by going to bed and pampering themselves for a few days, are they consenting to the cold in your view or are they choosing to protect their body by giving it the chance to heal itself? Resisting rape is not done just in that moment of physical attack through physical resistance, mental and emotional resistance takes place by the victim choosing not to allow the rapist to dominate their life, to take away their choices in the days and years after the rape…and how they choose to protect themselves, to live to fight another day, to achieve this may occur in many ways. A decision to pretend to act as if one accepts the rape as sex is not actually accepting the domination of the rapist nor does it change the physical act of rape into consensual sex; it is simply a different method of fighting the rapist, of refusing to give up.
  14. A woman who acts in any way to survive a rape so she can continue to live, to care for those she loves, to do good in the world is being virtuous. That may mean physically fighting her attacker, it may mean freezing because her instinct takes over to protect her, or it may mean she chooses to pretend she is consenting when she is not. Or it may mean something else.
  15. They might be trying to, but that doesn’t mean they can in any meaningful way. You can’t take away any of those things except the physical control over the body. The others are states of being, part of someone’s character that are developed by the person acting with honor, integrity, virtue, not by the behaviour of others. You defend and fight for your character not in some sort of twisted tug of war with an attacker, but by continuing in your daily life to make choices that are virtuous, honorable, etc. Someone who makes the choice to attack you has no effect on whether you are virtuous anymore than someone rear ending your car while you are at a stop sign means you are a bad driver. You made no choice that was telling people you wanted to get crashed into. I agree virtue is worth fighting for, but it is not a physical state that can be taken by another through rape or anything else. Virtue is about what “You” do, not what someone else does to “You”. Virtue is fought for by continuing to be virtuous, by doing good to the best of your ability.
  16. Just an FYI….We need to be careful not assume words translated into “Atonement” always mean “at one” or to unite or we may be importing Christian beliefs into Judaism that aren’t actually there. https://youtu.be/-hVIzks_e8I
  17. I don’t think so, at least not a good one. I think too little detail is provided for a textbook and there is a massive focus where very little is said about anything outside that focus.
  18. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/eternal-marriage-student-manual/holy-spirit-of-promise?lang=eng https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1978/06/q-and-a-questions-and-answers/what-is-the-holy-spirit-of-promise?lang=eng https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/gs/holy-spirit-of-promise?lang=eng https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/video/doctrine-and-covenants-visual-resources/2010-07-113-holy-spirit-of-promise?lang=eng He states it can be forfeited….
  19. In this context… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sock_puppet_account In another…
  20. Thought some might find this interesting https://evidencecentral.org/recency/evidence/ishmaels-burial Ishmael being a common name in the area, I am guessing, at that time, the odds it was for the BoM Ishmael seem quite high, IMO. But useful for showing the BoM context is consistent for that episode.
  21. She probably wants what she says she wants, but there are other things she wants or needs more.
  22. Don’t worry about that….if you want to actually pad your count, there is the three word thread.
  23. Do any of these studies show the vaccinated as being more likely to get infected, all other things the same? How about more likely to be hospitalized or die?
  24. There are higher vaccination rates in urban areas, but those are more likely to have ‘better’ spread than rural. I need to read the study, maybe my brain will be there once I sleep, but counties should be compared with density as well.
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