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  1. I decided this was better not on my facebook wall, but, gosh dang it I'm feeling saucy and I wanted to say it somewhere. But seriously, no politics. Here the post is mostly about the myopia of the critics of the Church. Mostly random internet example criticizing the Church's 100 billion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf0jpruvEJE&t=390s Anyway, I expect more logic from the critics of the Church. Well, no, I don't. But wouldn't it be nice!
  2. A double edged sword, but pretty relevant to today. "If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do. ... So whenever you find yourself getting angry about a difference of opinion, be on your guard; you will probably find, on examination, that your belief is going beyond what the evidence warrants." --Bertrand Russell
  3. This is a bit more recent, but current thinking is that much of the heavier elements aren't from supernovae but merging neutron stars or dying low mass stars (https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/363/6426/474.full.pdf).
  4. I haven't read as much as you. Still, given how much they critique the theology of the medival ages and the reformation I do not see them as asserting the apostasy didn't happen. Rather, they do (correctly) asser that the restoration of the Church is only *part* of the latter-day restoration of all things. They also assert that the atonement is more about healing of woundedness than the idea of penal substituion (which lacks on so many levels). I tend to vary from their view of premortal innocence to believing everybody, at some level, has imperfection/corruption in their fundamental cor
  5. I'm reading through Fiona and Terryl Given's new book All Things New. While I don't always line up with their theology I do appreciate their insights. This book is interesting in a couple of ways. If one has listened to them or seen them in person or on video, angry would not be an adjective that would come to one's mind to describe them. They are very calm, mild mannered, and patient. Yet this book invoked that very adjective to me. While not overt or over the top in anyway, they don't mince words in denouncing the theological traditions that arose from the apostasy. I have long maintained th
  6. Late to the thread but I can throw in my 2 cents. For me the fundamental nature of our being is the uncreate aspect of ourselves which we have at times called "intelligences". While uncreate, all of them/us have some degree of imperfection from the standpoint of a celestial society. One of God's goals is to raise the other intelligences like to himself. But, one doesn't just give all power to a being who, at its core, is flawed. We might be able to control our behavior, restrain our impulses, and otherwise behave good. An all powerful being having even the least degree of imperfection
  7. AS CV75 says. Somebody with the Melchizedek Priesthood who never had the Aaron Priesthood conferred upon him can nonetheless officiate in all Aaronic Priesthood ordinances.
  8. Since the winners write the history, there is a very good chance that Lucifer's persuasion is not given a "fair shake" as it were in our documents. Not that I need it to be. But obviously he had some persuasive arguments in his disposal if, despite the Father's Plan working on millions of world prior (as Calm pointed out), Lucifer was able to persuade a third part* that maybe his plan would be better. * just as a point of clarity, a third part isn't necessarily the same thing as 1/3
  9. It's early yet to tell about the longevity of the anti-bodies. Some initial reports are that it is order months at least. Though, on a cheerier note, in the UK, almost a third of those who were hospitalized for covid were re-hospitalized within 5 months, with one in eight passing from complications. https://nypost.com/2021/01/18/1-in-8-recovered-covid-19-patients-die-within-5-months-study/ (Though I'm not sure to read that statistic if it is 1 in 8 of all post-hospitalized patients or 1 in 8 of the 1 in 3 re-hospitalized. The source article was paywalled.) EDIT: Another cited this ar
  10. As for anti-vaxxers, in the demographics in Texas are likely mirrored elsewhere. "Texans who are college-educated, live in suburban or urban areas, have higher median incomes and are ethnically white are less likely to vaccinate their children, according to analysis by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200310141309.htm I would not be surprised if there is more than a little bit of demographic correlation between the healing oil, energy healing, and such groups and anti-vaxxers.
  11. I forget what movie this scene is a spoof of (since I didn't actually see the movie, just a clip of it).
  12. As the D&C suggests, our placement in the afterlife is largely based on what we are willing to receive or abide by. If I am comfortable with the celestial laws and way of life, I will be welcome there. If not, I would not want to be there and so would choose not to be. Is there kingdom hopping? As you point out, there is no consensus on the topic. However, for me, since I believe in the continued progression/evolution of the individual I am comfortable with the idea of kingdom hopping if a telestial or terrestial person grows to the point where they are comfortable with a new and bett
  13. I'm surprised that nobody has brought up D&C 82:10 yet, "I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise." The Lord will bless us because of obedience to a commandment. I personally do not read it as an all or nothing thing. Obedience to a specific commandment brings a specific blessing*. But, note, this verse does not deny the option of mercy from the Lord. * I suspect many blessings are natural consequences of obedience and scarcely need providential intervention. (Edit to add example: living the law of chastity as a teenager yields t
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