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  1. It is not a worthless babble. It does provide plausible answers for a lot of questions raised by critics. But, if either side had conclusive arguments, we would not even be having this conversation. The affair would be settled, one way or the other. I have found that most skeptics are of the Dale Morgan variety. And that is why we will never have any type of "conclusive arguments" from either side, but skeptics will continue to launch broadsides and apologetics will continue to seek plausible answers.
  2. Apologetics is not intended to convince skeptics. Just to provide plausible answers, when possible, to problems that are advanced against the Restoration. And you are correct that faith and a spiritual affirmation is the only real answer, at least in this life.
  3. What this comes down to is that one or the other groups (i.e. those that claim to have received a revelation that the Book of Mormon is "true" or those that claim to have received a revelation that the Book of Mormon is "false") has been deceived. That question will only be settled definitively in the phase of life.
  4. I expect that most if not all of those who will inhabit the Telestial Kingdom will already be feeling a lot of genuine remorse and contrition ere they begin their period of punishment but will have to pay the full price that justice demands because they were not repentant here on earth.
  5. I think this is where outer darkness comes into play.
  6. No, he or she cannot make an atoning sacrifice. Whatever punishment is meted out to the unrepentant will not be an atonement or a sacrifice. It will be whatever penalty justice requires for sins not repented of. That is what is laid out in D&C 19.
  7. I have not heard any general authority describe the punishment meted out to the unrepentant thusly. My understanding is that they have to suffer for their own sins, until they have paid the "uttermost farthing." (3 Nephi 12:16) Do you have any scriptural or General Authority references to support your thesis? Thanks, Glenn
  8. Maybe the "argument" should be changed to suggestion since there is no way of reading people's minds.
  9. I was able to download the article and have perused the first couple of pages. It does not convey or hint at any widespread animus or prejudice against Catholics. I will read the entire essay when time permits. A quote from the article: And another: I expect to find conflicts of some sort elsewhere in the essay, human nature being what it is. Glenn
  10. I was not expecting a complete refutation. I would have preferred taking one example of something he has said and showing how he is wrong. You did expound on why you think Peterson is wrong, though in generalities, which is okay, as you were expressing your opinions. Thanks.
  11. I have not read any of his books but I have watched and listened to some of his lectures and have watched several of the debates in which he has engaged. He uses facts and data to support his viewpoints and those with whom he has engaged in debates seem not to be able to refute him. Would you mind articulating just how you believe Dr. Peterson is wrong? His book "Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos" has been very popular and has helped a lot of young men. Thanks, Glenn
  12. I do believe it is a good idea to do some self assessment in many cases though. I know I often unconsciously or inadvertently have done things that have sent the wrong signal to people. But for most cases I am on board with your point of view. None of my friends over the years would have offered me a cigarette or an inappropriate picture because I made sure that they knew where I stood on such issues.
  13. When you set up or accept this type of strawman argument, no one wins. If you say the only way to show love and compassion a particular person is to accept what that persons desires as okay, the door is shut. I have a (step)son, now deceased, who was gay. He had been a member of the church but was removed from the church membership rolls because of his lifestyle. I learned to love all of my second wife's children and he was no exception. We had a good discussion about the situation when he came out. He understood my position on the the matter and the matter never came up again. My wife and I accepted him as he was. He still was our son and we loved him. We placed no difference between him and any of our other children. The last time I saw him he kissed me on top of my head (the bald spot) and we hugged before he departed. He knew that I and my wife both loved him. It was not an either or situation for either of us. Glenn +
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