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  1. After final judgement hell. I was always taught it was an actual physical place. You remember the pictures of the glories of heaven and hell, they're always depicted as planets. But the older I get, the more I interact with people, happy people, sad people, hurt people, abused people, the more I think "hell" and glories may be states of mind. Maybe the celestial kingdom is an eternal state of happiness, void of worry, jealousy, resentment, hatred and etc. With hell being a state of worry, jealousy, resentment and hatred. I think there's a good chance if there is life after our mortal existence, we won't be separated physically.
  2. Thanks Robert, I always learn a lot from your post.
  3. I just looked up the temperature in Antarctica, it's now -85 degrees Fahrenheit there. I guarantee after about 90 seconds in Antarctica, you would be wishing for 117f😁. Maybe hell has already frozen over.
  4. When I was young I remember an old friend of my dad telling me hell would be here on Earth after the 1000 year reign of Jesus. I've also heard that hell is in a far off corner of the universe, in the center of the earth, in a black hole. Me personally, I think hell is a state of mind. I have no idea where we'll be while our mind is in this condition, but I doubt hell is actually a physical place.
  5. I agree, you are very intelligent. I was just telling my wife if I wasn't me I think I would want to be you. Maybe Oprah.
  6. I'm not talking about on here, I'm talking about life in general. In the past ten years or so "victimhood" and laziness has infected so many of our youth it's disgusting. In my profession, construction, I'm lucky to get someone under 30 years old to work a 40hour week for more than 2 weeks. They always seem to think the work is to hard or they can't deal with the stress. Back when I started construction 30 some years ago we could joke on each other, poked fun, called each other names. Now, you have to be careful not to "offend" someone if they're under 30 or so. Everyone seems to want to walk around in a giant bubble so they can be safe. Personally, I think all this is being done on purpose, I mean putting people in certain categories/boxes, because you can control people once you give them a certain identity. Once you accept the identity, then you can be lead around by a leash like a little puppy by the people who maintain the values/ideas you're supposed to accept while living inside their prison. Not me! Screw that!
  7. But what happens to us is always someone else's fault, making us a victim, don't you know that? Mentally, It's easier being a victim, that way, know matter what happens in our life, if we deem it negative, we can blame someone else and relieve our pain. Eazzzy peazzzzy Scott. You might want to look into that.
  8. Couple of weeks ago a board member posted about how critical race theory is the key to understanding how systematic racism works. The post got 5 upvotes. We are doomed as a society. Save your money, pay off your house and have somewhere your kids and grandkids can shelter. Because we are on the fast track to dismantling everything that is good about America and the train has no brakes.
  9. Here's another grest song you might like nuclearfuels
  10. Can all the true prophets be found in one organization/religion, or are they in multiple organizations/religions? Just wondering, I don't know that much about prophets outside my own church.
  11. Does that same logic apply to someone who says they have the "secret" to life after death, like a prophet? Let's say there's this church that claims they can help you live with God again, as long as you follow the "rules" should they be trusted?
  12. You're right, he could do a lot better.
  13. I haven't read the book your talking about but it sounds to me like what it probably is teaching is to make sure you're always progressing in life, don't let yourself sit still for to long, mentally or physically. For some, the physical aspect might be doing two pushups and for others it could be doing 200, it's not the amount you do, it's that you started and you don't quit, never quit, if you're the person doing the two pushups a day and can only do one in the morning and one at night, then do that, just don't quit. Doing those two pushups bleeds over into the mental aspect of the philosophy you're talking about. Again, it's not the amount of push ups, it's that you completed the task and then realizing you were victorious so you can move on to the next task, claiming victory again and again. Basically, you're talking about learning and even training yourself how to live a positive life no matter what, no matter your limitations, embracing everything as a positive even though most see it as a negative. Here's a seal video that probably explains what your talking about. Am I understanding you correctly?
  14. If I ever start a band I'm naming it "designated survivor", thanks for the idea! First I need to find some talent, I can barely whistle.
  15. First, welcome to the board. I'm guessing from what you said, you're probably somewhere around 28 to 33 years old, and now you have four kids and one is a newborn. Ok, that's a tuff situation to be in even with help from your husband, but you can get through this, plenty of couples do, so there is hope. I'm going to take a different approach by telling you what the women in my life would do if I was slacking at home by spending too much time away and not helping out around the house. Maybe you'll get a few ideas by seeing how they handle situations by taking a No Nonsense approach 😁, and I mean they don't play around, trust meπŸ˜‚. So I'm not going to sugar coat this, because my wife doesn't, ready? First, you have four kids, sounds like very little help and now you're having anxiety and feeling resentment. So, take charge! If your husband isn't listening, show him you're not playing around anymore. Hire someone to help you out, maybe someone from your ward, if not from your ward, then find someone else and tell him he's paying for it. I would suggest not even asking him, just hire them, if he complains, tell him it's cheaper than divorce. Then figure out how much time you need them for so you can take time for yourself. If you need therapy, get therapy, hard to get a face to face appointment now so maybe it will be done online, but either way, make him pay for it. Have you made sure you're set for a future incase he passes away? Here's something else to think about. If you don't already pay the monthly bills, take them over, do them 100% yourself. My wife tells me exactly what is needed to run our base of operation (household) and I don't question it. She also makes sure the first bill payed is my life insurance policy πŸ˜‚. If you don't have a policy incase your husband passes, get one, make sure you or he pays it, that will help wake him up a little bit. I understand with four kids you probably don't even want to think about a job, 100% understood. But I'm throwing this out there so you can think about it. It takes 40 quarters to be eligible for Social Security benefits at retirement age. Talk to your husband and maybe come up with a plan so you can make sure you're working toward that. Just an idea, if you have some one you trust watching your kids, can you work in the dental office, I think it takes $1500 a quarter to count toward your 40 quarters. Find someone who would possibly want to help you start a business. Who knows, there's always a chance if you're successful, your husband might quit and start working for you😁. Basically, what I've said today is make sure you take care of yourself first and foremost, don't wait on your husband, the women in my life don't wait on me, jeez, I can barely keep up as it is. If he has to come along by you dragging him at FIRST, then so be it. Sometimes us men need a lot of persuasion. You got this!!!!
  16. Kids all around the world go days without food and we have people here that get mad if little Timmy goes till 2:30 without a nutritious meal! We're doomed I tell ya, were doomedπŸ˜‚.
  17. So like I said, I thought about what you said yesterday, about the people who promote the use of their products have done evil. Here's what I can't understand with what you're saying. Through the lense of Mormonism, we believe Heavenly Father has given Satan permission to tempt us while we're here on Earth, correct? If so, is Satan is using what God has given him to work with? Who made the cannabis plant, shrooms, and so on? I agree that people taking advantage of others by selling crack or meth is evil, but ultimately it's our decision to partake of any substance we put in our body. As Mormons, do we consider the Budweiser corparstion evil, how bout Jim Beam, the guy who makes beer in his garage, Brigham Young selling alcohol, and so on. Where do you draw the line on what purveyors are evil and who isn't?
  18. I'm sure the person who had to clean this up agrees with you😁
  19. Thank you Robert! But it wasn't always fun sometimes he let me have it. I think I've already told this story on here but I'll tell it again because it's funny and the same bishop was involved. On one of our bigger camping trips, I think there were like 15 boys that went and I had the great idea to take a couple chickens and right before dinner I let them loose and had the boys chase them and of course kill them so we could eat them for dinner. At the time it seemed like a great idea, I mean, I butcher chickens all the time. But after dropping the boys off in the church parking lot Saturday night after camping, about 3 hours or so later the bishop called me and said all's he's been doing for the past hour is talking to irate, pissed off mom's that couldn't believe their precious little boys killed chickens for dinner πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I tell you what, that Sunday at church I had some mad mom's come up to me and give me an earful, man!! I remained calm and just kept saying, yes ma'am yes ma'am, it will never happen again. All the while, inside, I was laughing my butt off😁. That bishop was mad for a while, he got over it though.
  20. You know, I'm actually going to think about that for awhile, you might have a point.
  21. I don't anymore but growing up I sure did. Also cussing, I had a couple cousins that said "oh my god" all the time, and I knew for sure they were going to hell. I've had to work hard over the years to not judge. I finally realized, my judging, was probably 10 times worse than what they were doing. Once I figured that out, made life more enjoyable because I could accept people for who they are at that very moment and not worry about what I thought God might want them to be.
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