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  1. it doesn't mention Sudbury, Ontario either but I've learned to deal with it
  2. So, what do you think about Pres. Monson using "choice land" to refer to the USA? is it just subjective or does he know something we don't?! which i'm sure he did but just about Book of Mormon Geography!
  3. In 1979 President Monson put out a book entitled, "Be Your Best Self" and it's a collection of talks that he gave. I don't know when the original talk came out but I posted it below. In it though he quotes Ether 2:12 which reads "Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ" https://www.ldsliving.com/President-Monson-America-Needs-You/s/85778?utm_source=ldsliving&utm_medium=email but then he talks about
  4. https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders-and-ministry/2020-06-27/president-nelson-mission-leadership-seminar-joseph-smith-187832 According to this recent address by President Nelson he is saying that Moroni visited Joseph Smith 20 times, I know about 3 or 4 times in 1823 and then the 4 yearly visits and that would be 8 but 12 other times? When was this?
  5. would you be bothered if the armed citizens were protestors? Does US gun laws differentiate between a someone who is pro BLM or a someone who is against BLM?
  6. The Church has been saying the same thing for decades now what is termed "defunding the police", i.e. breakdown of the family equals increase in violence and weakening of societal restraints. President Hinckley said in conference 1975, "additional billions for increased police forces and larger prisons"-He was quoting from an article. Defunding the police doesn't mean disbanding it, it just means money could be better spent elsewhere. In the POF in 1995 we read, "Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold
  7. Viruses will have humility either forced humility or otherwise. Humility to the fact that opening up too soon was a terrible idea, not wearing masks is a dumb, dumb practice or humility to the idea that paranoia drags it out and making it worse than it is for all the reasons listed above. You need balance and I don't know if mankind is achieving that.
  8. a friend of mine had him for a few lectures and almost took urban planning because of him, but good thing he dropped that idea!
  9. my bro has asperger's , back when he went (91-93)I can't recall if it was called that. He did a trial mission for a week I think it was and I guess he passed. He did it, had a 1000 companions but a mission can be regimented, which is great for aspergers but it can be so unbelievably topsy turvy which is not good for a mission. As for official policy? I can't speak to that
  10. What is with Elder Callister writing these articles? he seems to be the one emeritus GA that does this kind of thing! I don't know tickety-boo about the founding fathers or anything about that founding of the the US so I can't speak to the article aside from who writes it!
  11. I doubt anyone would have done his work as work for the dead wasn't commonly done, IIRC Brigham Young saying that endowments were done in Solomon's Temple but not many
  12. wow, Thank you!!!!!! Would you say then that Paradise is for those who had their ordinances done? whether in this life or the next?
  13. would the teachers then be latter-day saints or people who became LDS who accepted the Gospel? I would imagine even they would be still learning though. Like, if Joe Quimby of Manti Utah died today, 89 years old, LDS, i'd assume he would become a teacher to those who have never heard or less valiant
  14. Would it be fair to say that the spirits in Spirit prison are people who rejected Christ here when they were in mortality and those bad people who never heard of of the Gospel while in mortality. I suppose too that the Gospel in being preached in Paradise to good people who never heard of the Gospel or had a chance to accept it?
  15. Sometimes you don't realize what you're saying or doing negatively impacts someone else and it's good they can say something and you can learn from it and not do it anymore
  16. So, whatever Trump speaks? or tries anyways
  17. Right now for us it's 50 people but that is across the board, you can catch covid 19 just as easily at Church than you can at Froggie's Bar and Grill . We haven't heard tickety-boo about returning to church
  18. Our Temple, 6 hours, away has been renovated several times but it has never been re dedicated. I like what Pres. Joseph Fielding Smith said at the Provo Temple dedication in 1972, paraphrasing, but he said that what we really do is dedicate ourselves to the Lord at a Temple dedication. So, if that's the case then it's a renewal for both the Temple and the Temple attender
  19. that's true but why build in a religious test, a recommend, for employment to begin with? I don't see how having a recommend makes one somehow better at making garments than someone who doesn't?
  20. isn't there something in your guys' laws about firing someone for losing a recommend? obviously if you're involved in criminal matters then sure but gambling, WOW stuff, if that enough to fire someone over? In the States can a nonmember employer fore some member for losing a recommend? late on child payments let's say, is that a fireable offence?
  21. why would some organization hire someone who isn't qualified to do the job? I can't imagine people would hire someone strictly based on their sexual orientation and the Church is no different, they want as does everyone else someone qualified. I suppose they could not hire someone based on their sexual orientation , you can't fire someone you didn't hire. The Provo City Centre Temple was designed by someone who was transitioning to a woman as was the MTC , IIRC, Laurie Lee Hall assisted in both projects, she was exed but before that she was on those projects
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