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  1. Agree, but not exactly the method humanity needs to be using.
  2. Question for Pogi: If you are symptomatic with Covid, at what point can you go out again assured you are not infectious? Is it ten days after the first symptoms show up, after they go, or something else?
  3. Just don’t watch them hunting or eating.
  4. Just get picky about who you read and unfollow everyone else. I have a couple of groups I follow with my hobbies and health issues...they don’t get into politics at all, I have several family and friends’ ones that just post uplifting comments about politics if they post at all, and then a couple of political ones that ‘fit’ my approach to keep me clued into stuff I am interested in...but I can skip those often. I have slowly narrowed down to a tenth of what I had and I don’t feel bad if I decide to unfollow anyone else.
  5. Another tidbit from cursor later in that thread (well worth reading, it has a great post on the Los Lunas stone): ”In 2002 Merrill Bateman, President of BYU (and a Seventy) designated me as a “Special Representative” to work in support of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Actually I had been serving as a researcher/editor/consultant with them since 1980. This call was considered a “church service mission.” The appointment was never terminated, but since I was dispossessed of office space at the organization in 2008, I consider it no longer in force from that date.”
  6. Cursor was kind enough to put up some of Sorenson’s writings. They include his story of how the Ensign articles came to be: https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/64203-john-l-sorenson-–-thoughts-from-my-10th-decade/?do=findComment&comment=1209419934 “John L. Sorenson wrote: Not long ago (2014) I happened to read an article by Michael A. Goodman, an associate professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU, entitled “Correlation: The Turning Point (1960s)” (pp. 258-284 in Scott C. Esplin and Kenneth L. Alford, eds., Salt Lake City: The Place Which God Prepared {P
  7. Just found out my sister-in-law is recovering. She had about 3 bad uncomfortable but not dangerous days and appears to be on the mend...been about 10 days since it showed up. So far her husband tested negative and has no symptoms.
  8. If you are asking me, I am not pressing any theory; I am correcting what I believe is a false claim and what Sorensen himself outright dismissed. Gotta admit, I love his style there. “Pooh!...cockamamy”. Reminds me of my grandparents.
  9. Cursor is John Sorenson’s son and he actually asked his dad about your claim: Bolded. by me https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/58389-digging-into-the-book-of-mormon/?do=findComment&comment=1209149081 Maybe this time the correction will take.
  10. That was not the original thread. That was from 2012, later that the other 2011 thread. And it is not deleted. https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/58389-digging-into-the-book-of-mormon/page/4/ I am correcting your false memory in this post: https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/58389-digging-into-the-book-of-mormon/?do=findComment&comment=1209149105
  11. Danite in the first link had a good response to your Sorensen claim, IMO. https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/52845-just-where-is-the-hill-cumorah/?do=findComment&comment=1208976310
  12. You have misremembered this before and you were misinterpreting from the beginning as well IMO. https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/52845-just-where-is-the-hill-cumorah/?do=findComment&comment=1208975319 The original thread is here. There is a glitch going where it appears some coding is deleting the rest of the posts and it happens to the relevant post of Brant’s, but it happened to be quoted and thus saved in another post: https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/52932-new-evidence-that-joseph-smith-taught-a-mesoamerican-setting-for-the-bom/?do=findComment&comment=120897
  13. Meaning what? He didn’t check in with God the Father first? They are of one heart and one mind, what difference would it make?
  14. Mike, you might find this helpful to frame the discussion as Mark Wright is excellent at identifying what we know and don’t know, imo. https://www.fairmormon.org/conference/august-2013/heartland-as-hinterland-the-mesoamerican-core-and-north-american-periphery-of-book-of-mormon-geography
  15. The text is very consistent in how it describes the location, imo. It is the assumptions that were latched on to the hill the plates were buried in that add confusion imo. Moroni wandered around for 40? years after taking only his dad’s set of records he was working on with him to finish and leaving behind all the rest...as he was on his own, the one set was likely more than enough to carry around. He was avoiding Lamanite military and gangs and likely settlements for the most part and therefore would have moved to the less military concentrated areas as soon as possible. Perh
  16. Reading the AP news service itself might help cut down on the venom. PBS tends to be civil (they have a variety of guests so you can get a wider view) though not centrist for sure. I also read Reuters and BBC as they tend to be less aggressive. I haven’t tried that hard to find a relatively civil biased to the right source as my husband provides it when I want it. Would be interested in any suggestions. I don’t mind bias in reporting facts as it is natural, it is self righteousness commentary or emotional arguments in what is supposed to be a factual description or civil debate that bugs m
  17. I was wondering if you would join that effort. Some of those arrested already do not give me hope it will be that quiet given their arsenals or background. Hopefully most will be tracked down because they got overconfident they were going to be on the winning side and therefore were more public about their intentions.
  18. Insurance might not pay full amount I would think.
  19. I would say he is well known in LDS apologetic circles, whether pro, neutral, or anti.
  20. https://apnews.com/press-release/business-wire/science-business-public-health-products-and-services-coronavirus-pandemic-d6bf385141184700a2bde035c6b47678 Info on a nitrous oxide nasal spray that is looking good for killing the virus once in body, but before it spreads...good description of how the virus gets going. added: nitric, not nitrous...sorry
  21. FM places the quote in this context later in the link, just an FYI.
  22. There is some question as to the accuracy of the quote: https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Narcissism/Boasting#Question:_Is_the_quote_of_Joseph_Smith.27s_.22boasting.22_of_keeping_the_Church_intact_accurate.3F
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