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  1. What makes you think that people are not born to cheat? Monogamy is not really a natural state. Animals often have multiple mates. Many men like say Hugh Hefner had trouble staying with one woman. It may be true that one chooses to be a polygamist as marriage is choice that is done over time and requires planning. However cheating, swinging, and just going from one person to the next might be something they were born as. There was a male dog around our neighborhood who walked the streets and had much offspring. Very natural for the dog and some women say men are dogs. Also gay mar
  2. WOW, that is about 2 hours long. I don't know if I can sit through something that long without lots of car chases and things blowing up.
  3. Technically yes because having long hair, wearing women clothes, chopping body parts off, taking hormones, even changing your name does not make you the opposite sex. Though such a person would have to come to church with their hair cut, wearing the appropriate cloths and no makeup. They would have to make some big changes. I am sure this guy who identifies himself as a parrot would have to make changes also.
  4. Priesthood issues would be a big problem. A person born female but transitions can't expect to be ordained to the priesthood because they now consider themselves a male. Plus I don't understand the point of all of it in the long run is a gospel sense. A person who has gone through a surgical procedure to make them the opposite sex is no more going to be retained those changes in the resurrection than a woman who gets breast implants will be retain those implants in the resurrection.
  5. Utah is getting close to rationing care with a number of people being allowed to die because of the ICU being full. I was told at work today that at a hospital here, the ICU nurses are just getting burned out. Each is caring for up to 7 patients. Yet so many just don't seem to care in this state. Not a good time to get in a car accident, have a heart attack, or other emergency in Utah. Even if you get to the ICU, your care will be compromised.
  6. Yes and no. Of course those who don't understand as much are not held as accountable. With more light comes more accountability. However many outside of the gospel still have the light of Christ and still now the basics of right and wrong. Otherwise what sins are people being washed of when they are baptized? There is no need for converts to repent before baptism because they never commit sin. Really the only sinners that live on the earth are those in the Church who sin. Everyone else lives sinless lives. I don't think it works that way. If this is not the case and they are not sinn
  7. Does not matter if the gay couple love each other and are faithful. The scriptures do not say that sin is not sin if those involved are consenting and faithful. Perhaps gay couples who are faithful to each other are like heterosexuals in the eyes of the law but not in the eyes of God. Remember as well that even in heterosexual relationships, God does not view them equally. All contracts, covenants, ect done in the world without the sealing power of the priesthood end at death. God does not care if the couple was faithful for 50 years. Without the sealing power, the marriage is terminate
  8. I the Lord can not look upon sin with the least degree of allowance is a passage that comes to my mind. My fear is not the gay couple anymore than I fear an married couple who have an open marriage and like to swing. I fear the Lord and the great condemnation that would come from the Church accepting sinful behavior to gain favor among man.
  9. A family really can be anything one wants to make up in todays world. A traditional family, a gay family, a polygamist family. Unmarried people living together with kids can be a family. I wonder if the pope endorses all the various versions of a family that people can come up with?
  10. There are many benefits to religion. Sure there are negatives when one takes religion to far but overall the benefits far outweigh the problems. That is why religion has lasted for thousands of years. It provides a person with purpose in life. It gives direction and a moral compass how to look at things. My faith provides me with brakes on keeping other things in my life from going too far. For example, politically speaking I am a pretty right wing conservative. I could easily see myself get worked up into a right wing extremist group if I had nothing else in my life to put the brakes on
  11. I agree. My spin on "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" to be "let he who is without sin be our guide and leader on all issues." Only Christ qualifies
  12. There is the laws of God and the laws of man. There is mortality and there is eternity. The Church teaches what one needs to do or what is necessary to have an eternal family. The Church also teaches agency. So I think the answer is the church teaches homosexuals and polygamists have a right to be a part of a family. We can organize a family in any manner we choose while in mortality. So I think the answers to all those questions is probably yes. Civil rights pertain to mortality. Homosexuals and modern day polygamists have a right to be a part of a temporal family on earth. But i
  13. I suppose we can broaden this out to polygamists. Some men just don't want to be tied to one woman. They authentically want to be with more than one. Should the church make it easier for polygamists to have association and acceptance in the Church? After all, unlike gay relationships, the practice of polygamy is scriptural. One actually can make gospel case for that.
  14. Gay people are not special or exempt from the laws of God. They have to follow the same rules as everyone else. When one follows the gospel, they have a firm foundation. Worthiness in the church is not what you are but what you do. We don't need to find a solid place for them. Gay people who live the gospel are already on a solid place.
  15. I love Mosiah 3:19 has it reveals a truth that import for our day. Many try to justify behavior in our world based on genetics or being born that way. God accepts us as we naturally are. This is not the case. Even if we are born a certain way does not mean we can just go with it. We are here to improve and be better. Overcome challenges placed before us. Put off our natural tendencies and submit and sacrifice ourselves to God. We we do this, we can stand tall before God at the last day knowing we have overcome the world and our natural selves. Those who give into their natural selves a
  16. God will always prevail. I sometimes war with God because I don't get what I want and so far, I have not won a battle. We may think we can change God's mind on things but it pretty much never happens.
  17. Terrestrial kingdom candidates refused to accept or received not the gospel in the flesh but in the spirit world do receive or accept it. Much harder to deny the gospel in the spirit world as many of the excuses that one uses reject it melt away soon after death. Celestial candidates who heard not the gospel in the flesh but would have received it in the flesh had they heard it.
  18. If I was a billionaire, I would fund a massive LIDAR study. Use about 50 blimps and slowly scan every acre of that area over a several year period. If there are hidden destroyed cities, LIDAR will pick them up.
  19. Forget pottery. We need to find the Hill Cumorah. Then start digging to find all the Nephite records.
  20. China and Russia can get their vaccine trials done earlier as they have plenty of people they can test on whether it be voluntary or by force. China could kill a thousand people with this vaccine and nobody would know.
  21. Church can be anywhere. However people like to meet in buildings because they offer a secure environment from distractions, weather, and other things. I believe the current state of things regarding COVID show we can have family church outside of an official church building. Some things however require a building such as temple ordinances. The Lord only offers very limited exceptions to that.
  22. When exactly did God say that he would kill people to remind them of his love. The basic theme I get from the scriptures is God calls people to repent and gives them ample time to repent but eventually that time runs out when they get so wicked that they need to be removed.
  23. I suspect that the vast majority of active LDS women would not want to be on a show like this. It takes a particular personality to want to have their life exposed to the world in this way. They say shows like this is "reality" TV. There is not much reality in these shows.
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