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  1. Calgary was bad enough for me. Only real difficulty I had with it was not enough sun, too dark too soon in winter (I need more than a few hours of good light when waking up late morning) and too short a growing season. I love winter, but green warm browns are greater than white and grays.
  2. Eliminating it is unlikely, prevent it from continuing to massacring hundreds of thousands, millions yes.
  3. I think that depends on what the revelation is. If it is specific to the site, then I would be agreeing. If it was more confirmation that a particular area in Utah is going to need a temple to avoiding overcrowding in current ones and it is then turned over to a planning committee that chooses a couple of sites and then the First Presidency or prophet prays over which one and the revelation is ‘all are good choices for the community of Saints’, I can see room for Erda residents receiving inspiration that there were other good temple sites out there that would also allow them to for a tim
  4. However, it may not have been the best decision imo. It would have worked, maybe even well eventually, but perhaps not as well as another site. I leave the possibility open that the residents received inspiration that there were better options out there and it was okay to push the Church to look for them. I also think it quite possible that the Erda residents have sabotaged themselves long term for a few more years of rural living. But I currently live in a town that has been moving that way. It used to be required that all lots be a certain size. But waivers have been gra
  5. Could mean hides were used for clothing and other fabric needs, bones used for knives and arrowheads, etc. Domestication isn’t about how an animal is used, but how they are bred and controlled to be available for use, correct? (Herded, etc)
  6. The Church has never issued a statement saying it is appropriate to revolt, go to war to overthrow any existing government, have they? What is the difference between having a revolt to get the liberties and having a revolt to keep them?
  7. Here is the original report: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.15.21249885v1
  8. Not the most reliable of sources, need to see if I can find original report. Highly concerning if accurate though. https://nypost.com/2021/01/18/1-in-8-recovered-covid-19-patients-die-within-5-months-study/ Hasn’t been peer reviewed yet.
  9. Mistakes have been made in making decisions for temples before IMO (gutting of Logan temple), so I don’t necessarily assume that just because the site in Erda was chosen meant it was the best site.
  10. I am just ticked off they aren’t giving it to university staff and professors given college kids spread it as much or more than k-12 and they are holding in person classes now.
  11. From the handbook, it is the legal name, not the married one, that is put on records. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/general-handbook/18-priesthood-ordinances-and-blessings?lang=eng&para=title_number26-p106#title_number26
  12. I am surprised it is as common as it is in Europe for a woman to keep her maiden name legally. https://www.google.com/amp/s/time.com/3940094/maiden-married-names-countries/%3famp=true
  13. In every country? I would be very surprised if it had a problem in Asia. Besides, on temple records, sealings and such don’t they do the mom’s maiden name?
  14. We wouldn’t have much scripture at all if we removed all the repetitions.
  15. But why do they want to hear that is my question.
  16. It all depends, I suspect, on what is important to the individual or group judging.
  17. That hadn’t occurred to me before. I would like to see how things are done in countries where women don’t change their name at marriage.
  18. https://www.aaihs.org/the-curious-history-of-anthony-johnson-from-captive-african-to-right-wing-talking-point/
  19. He had an average of 52% approval rating so the assumption of “our” for both great and beloved is a stretch. Feel free to say “my” of course. https://news.gallup.com/poll/116677/presidential-approval-ratings-gallup-historical-statistics-trends.aspx
  20. Visiting isn’t enough. I would suggest one needs to be immersed in a country to really see how it works, which means at least living there for several years....and that would need to include an election cycle if they have those.
  21. I was long enough in Canada, 13 years, to know it is a great country, better than the US in some ways and worse in others. Many shared attributes.
  22. I think that may be going too far, but switching to an American style constitution wouldn’t necessarily be the best for those countries either.
  23. “Fencesitter” means someone takes a position of neutrality. How is that relevant to being called “Perdition”?
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