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  1. You people have it all wrong, so I'm just gonna say what we all know. We bring the bigwigs through first, so the giant mind controlling frog we keep under the font, gets them good and hypnotized before the masses show up. (I miss the '90's, when it was easier to find people who believed stuff like this.)
  2. This part in the section on transgender individuals has been there for a while, but I'm still blown away that it's there. It's easy to find people who don't know it's there at all: You probably won't be Elders Quorum president any time soon, but if you were born a Jane, and want to be called Fred, we'll update our church records to accommodate you, and call you Fred over the podium and everywhere else.
  3. From my perspective, FARMS and other apologetic services basically won the day. Online LDS apologists gave such reasonable answers to everything, and made those answers so findable, the critics had to scramble for anything that would stick, ending up with "Internet mormons vs Chapel mormons" and "Dan Peterson is evil and bad and fat", and not much else. Somewhere in the middle of that, Owens and Mosser, two respected Christian scholars, wrote a scholarly essay to the tune of "For the love of Pete Christians, we suck-diddly-uck at taking on the Mormons! We have to stop being blinder-wearingl
  4. You don't have to look far to find a "we". I've personally met several who are quite passionate about it. There is ALWAYS a historical or mathematical way of considering The End (tm) to not be very far off. You can fill libraries with books written on end times. I figure eventually one of them will be spot on. It's sad to think about the amount of effort people have put into such things, knowing that all of them will be wrong except one. But hey, the solution to all of them is the same: Live life as if "it" was going to happen tomorrow.
  5. Between COVID and the social unrest, the news seems to be a never-ending slew of bad news, with each new story more horrible than the last. They tell me such media barrages is stressful, and often paints a far worse picture than reality dictates. I'd like to get a more realistic snapshot of what's actually happening in people's neighborhoods and cities. So, how is the local news in your areas? Good or bad. My county in Colorado has fairly low infection and one of the lower death rates in the state. I'm planning on sending two daughters to real live school at the end of August,
  6. If I can leverage from my own experience, I think I know college got so out of control in the first place. My dad and the rest of the Greatest Generation returned from WWII, and saw college as a way to ensure their boomer kids had it better than they did. I remember my dad's opinions: "You are going to college. I don't care what you do there, but you will work towards a degree. You have this marvelous opportunity that I never did, and you will not squander it." I'm sure I was not alone in hearing that advice, and I witnessed plenty of folks drifting through college because their parents
  7. Whelp, Colorado just joined the states making masks mandatory for all indoor public areas. I guess we'll see if the bishop stays masked at the podium in 3 weeks.
  8. My ward held services in the chapel for the first time since March. Maybe 70/30 split mask/no mask. Our Bishop apparently never read the study about indoor spread at the podium, because he wore a mask while seated, but took it off when speaking to us. Everyone was glad to see each other, nobody made an issue of it. I mentioned the total lack of fist fights to a counselor, and said I expect them to do better next month. 2 hours ago, the governor of Colorado issued a mandatory mask order for all indoor public gatherings. Within minutes, my county's Sheriff's Facebook page said they we
  9. Hmm. I think most Latter-day Saints don't read the Book of Mormon and come away with concerns about pre-columbian horses, "silk," etc. Some do, of course. And when that happens, there is a wealth of information available to them. Immediately. For free. Dang - did I wake up in the year 2002? This criticism, and its valid and worthy mic drop response, are about word-for-word straight out of the late great apologetics battles of like two decades ago. And the wealth of information has only grown vaster, quicker, and free-er. Is this thread going to bring up "the embarrassin
  10. We sure saw the danger of this in CHAZ/CHOP. We can't be sure, but it's entirely possible (and more than a little likely) that the CHOP security murdered the guy who stole the white SUV. Pity the Seattle left didn't require their protest security to, oh, I dunno, wear body cameras, be trained in de-escalation tactics, call mental health professionals, not have guns, etc. That said, the left usually doesn't arm up like that (which is good, because they obviously can't be trusted with bang sticks). The right has been doing armed militias ever since there has been 'the right'. For decade
  11. Heh. CHAZ/CHOP cops: And my personal favorite:
  12. So, I'm not much of a flag-waving militia-friendly zealous patriot, but I have hung out with a few on this or that website and forum for two decades now. The first time I ever heard of the boogaloo movement, was when people on the left started shouting about it. Whatever it is, I'd say the thing it is the most, is over-emphasized by folks from the left. Case in point - my uncle was part of the (as he put it) 300 armed citizens that showed up to help the police maintain order. He was happily facebooking away during the event, particularly of him in front of the temple. He's certainly n
  13. Every time a LEO uses his weapon in the line of duty, there's an internal investigation, and if it's found a cop did wrong, there are consequences. Yeah, we can talk about improving that system, we can look into how well it's working, racial bias, etc, but no, we don't get to just claim that cops get to blaze away at blacks all day and get off scott free. That's a current popular media narrative, but I don't think the facts bear it out. When cops kill someone in a justified shooting, of course they don't go to jail. When the killing is unjustified, of course they do. The notion that
  14. However you feel about it, it is a true statement. Um, @Rajah Manchou? Kenngo's statement wasn't referring to the BLM protests. Kenngo's statement was referring to (and you even quoted it), "black people killed by other black private citizens every year dwarfs the number of black people who are killed by police" The statement you quote, to which Kennog refers, is a true statement. "black people killed by other black private citizens every year dwarfs the number of black people who are killed by police" ^^^^ This is a true statement Last I saw, somewh
  15. Just wanted to keep these worthy words fresh in this thread.
  16. I was watching the facebook posts of my uncle Randy yesterday. He said he, and around 300 armed civilians, had come to Provo to make sure there wasn't a repeat of the violence and anarchy the day before. He was there specifically to defend the Provo Temple. He, too, was impressed with how orderly the protesters were, after they saw all the armed folks who weren't with them. Conversation with my wife yesterday: Me: "Can I strap on my gun and go find the people who are aiding the police in keeping order, so I can go make powerful, obviously armed, eye contact with the protest
  17. Technically, it's not a meme. It's just a photo with a quote. Memes tend to involve some sort of remix/parody/metastatement or metahumor, and intertextuality. This is a meme:
  18. I've lost the links, but early on in the Colorado Springs protests, there were pix and videos of the police and protesters kneeling together in remembrance of George Floyd. Also a video of the protesters doing a roller-skating line dance. On my way home today, I saw good General Palmer on his impressively-ungelded stallion, unmolested and ungraffiti'd, where he'll surely continue to evoke awkward tittering for years to come, from the high school he guards.
  19. 1. "Most sensible people disagree with Smac's posts on this board." 2. I agree with many, if not most, of Smac's posts. ___________________________________________________________________ Therefore, I am not a sensible person. I'd just like to go on record as having understood this argument back when I chose my username.
  20. Factors leading to OVER reporting deaths: - "If you have rona at the time of death, it's counted as a COVID-19 death" - see Smac's video above. - Financial incentive to the medical community to find/treat/count rona. - Double-counting from different sources (Colorado actually had a negative death count one day last week, as they found and eliminated a bunch of duplicates.) - Overreporting for political reasons (Globalist agenda, want to smear this or that political leader for an election benefit, etc.) Factors leading to UNDER reporting deaths: - Dying of complications re
  21. I figure it means exactly the same thing as when people use the Lord's name in vain in countless "Oh my god"s. It doesn't mean anything. It's said out of habit, or as a vocal filler. Without thought, without meaning.
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