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  1. As we know, the law and commandments of God are to be done as they are written, and nobody's opinion or statements about the law are binding on anyone else (Deut 4:2, 12:32; cf. Alma 37:20). Exodus 21 22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 Burning
  2. When we speak of systemic racism existing, then it seems we are saying: The system itself is biased against people by virtue of their ancestry, or The administrators of the system implement the system in a way that is biased against people by virtue of their ancestry, or Both. Questions: Can anyone cite a current American example of a law biased against any particular race? Can anyone find a current American example of a racially-neutral law being wrongfully applied unequally towards any particular race? Can anyone find a current American example of both
  3. No. Edit: I have to take that "no" back. It is my position that if it is agreed that humans own their bodies as defined in my post, then unlimited abortion and slavery follow ineluctably.
  4. Notes on Property, Self-Ownership, and Abortion Simplified, functional definitions: "Property" is any resource monopolized by force or threats. The property "owner" is the "entity" (group or individual) most credibly capable of applying enough force towards all other potential monopolists of a resource to prevent their monopolization of the resource and is making such a threat. Making such a threat is what it means to "claim" a resource as property. It is to be noted that the property need not be controlled or even directly affected by the owner; the owner is instead controlling o
  5. Luke 7 19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? 20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? 21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight. 22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are
  6. Alternative question set for #1, supposing that God's commandments are nonliteral: Is it possible to run a business by solely issuing directives whose literal readings are the only things they don't mean? Could you generate even so much as a shopping list that way? Suppose you tried to run a business by only issuing directives whose literal readings are the sole disallowed meanings. How could your employees know what behavior you will reward or penalize them for? Why persecute the messengers God sends to teach his commandments, since nothing they say is to be taken at face
  7. Mosiah 12 33 But now Abinadi saith unto them: I know if ye keep the commandments of God, ye shall be saved— yea, if ye keep the commandments which the Lord delivered unto Moses in the mount of Sinai, saying: 34 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 35 Thou shalt have no other God before me. 36 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing in the heaven above, or things which is in the earth beneath. 37 Now Abinadi saith unto them:
  8. They are whatever you understand them to be.
  9. I think people should grapple with the content of the post and answer the questions only insofar as they truly wish to. I think if they do not wish to, then they should not.
  10. 2 Nephi 31:16 ... unless a man shall endure to the end in following the example of the Son of the living God, he cannot be saved. With actionable specificity, what example did Jesus set? He honored his mother and his father (Luke 2:51). He could not be taught by mortal teachers (JST Matt 3:25). He entered the kingdom of heaven while the gate was open by believing a man who said he was sent by God to baptize and submitting to the commanded baptism as a witness to God that he would keep all God's commandments (2 Nephi 31:4-7). Because Jes
  11. I am the Jared Livesey whom Louis Midgley referred to.
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