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1 year ago
rhgc
The most remarkable figure is the continuing declining birth rate among Mormons.
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1 year ago
rhgc
I wrote a paper back in 1960 entitled: "Is this Heaven or Hell?"
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1 year ago
rhgc
The theology of the Universalists was that ALL got heaven. The Mormons, other than "outer darkness" for apostates, put non-members into a "spirit prison" until they "see the light" and have work done for them.... The Mormons also have a purgatory called "Paradise".
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2 years ago
rhgc
I, also, find the belief of a hell important. There are people who are so evil that an eternal punishment is deserved.
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2 years ago
rhgc
If a minority is chosen he will likely be elderly so that he would be unlikely ever to be the prophet.
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2 years ago
rhgc
With twelve children, it was a problem that my DW almost left. Entirely apart from this, see if your DW will read The 19th Wife and perhaps Zane Grey's "Riders of the Purple Sage".
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2 years ago
rhgc
First, my mother wrote out her funeral plan although the exact wording of the eulogy was for me to write (though including certain notes she made). Because she liked an Elvis song the minister allowed it because she had put it in writing! I wonder when some billionaire has a pyramid built to equal or outdo those in Egypt. It would also be a good bet to have a supplement printed in all major
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2 years ago
rhgc
I have "felt the spirit" in many places but especially seldom in LDS settings.
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2 years ago
rhgc
A third party with a Republican and Democrat uniting to save the country.
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2 years ago
rhgc
When I have been a patient in the hospital, I found the visit of the Catholic priest especially enjoyable - though I am not Catholic. He does not try to convert people or even discuss theology but, rather, acts to cheer up and encourage patients and bless them in that way.
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2 years ago
rhgc
At my trial for apostasy, I challenged the Council: "Do any of you actually believe in the Book of Abraham?" No-one answered.
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2 years ago
rhgc
As soon as I opened the citation, I gagged. Christ did NOT bleed in Gethsemane. The verse in the KJV was an addition in a period well after the original gospels! JS added even more" "every pore"! JS didn't even have the brains to note that the two verses were not in the original gospel. Like the rest of the JS translation it was bogus in the extreme. BTW, the idea that use of th
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2 years ago
rhgc
Note: The first witch hung in the colonies - in Connecticut - was sentenced by a magistrate from whom the longest second counselor in the FP was descended: Daniel H. Wells (related to the actions of MMM as commander of the legion).
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2 years ago
rhgc
Just to show how I felt about "Mormon" names from the fake BOM, I named our children including the names of four of Christ's twelve apostles, three names of women from the OT and five of women in the NT! ZERO from the BoM.
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2 years ago
rhgc
A name I don't particular appreciate is "Hyrum". I would much rather see the name "Hiram Walker". The bro of JS is not to be admired.
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2 years ago
rhgc
Your're a better golfer than I am. Heck my typical drive gets me not a whit closer to the hole. Finally I found that if I aimed the ball at 90 degrees - like east instead of north - the drive would curve enough to at least get me in the general direction of the hole. I had to quit golf because I ran out of golf balls on the tenth hole - down a net of thirteen balls.
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2 years ago
rhgc
Our families - non-mormon - married in their thirties and had children in their forties and even one at 51 (for the wife!) and older for men.
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2 years ago
rhgc
I have the opposite. Family records go way back and there are stories in print about many of them. By way back, I mean to 1620 here in America and back to 1066 and earlier in Europe. I am only nine generations back to 1620. My parents were never angry with us. I remember that in my life I was only spanked one time and that was because I insisted on it because my older brother got spanked and I
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2 years ago
rhgc
Look, St. Paul wrote that the story of Abraham and Sarah was an allegory. Why do people take the story of creation literally??? If you really believe in the Bible as your guide, why shouldn't we have slavery, etc.? Rather, we have evolved/progressed. Ask anyone who doesn't believe in evolution why almost all people today have no room for wisdom teeth?
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2 years ago
rhgc
We are still evolving, despite certain political figures who seem to be devolving and returning to prehistoric beings.
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2 years ago
rhgc
It is an obvious fable only meant for young children and prehistoric peoples who would not yet know of science. Fortunately, my parents never even told us of Noah and the ark! Those religionists who even suggest it is literal are helping to make their children total non-believers in religion.
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2 years ago
rhgc
When I met Jesus in a dream, he was not wearing a jacket and tie. Nor was his clothing bright white.
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2 years ago
rhgc
No. You can read about the whole story in the bios - "Before the Sanhedrin". It is true that I did later have two glasses of champagne at the wedding, in Boulder, of one daughter. I did not drive.
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2 years ago
rhgc
David Checketts was my SP and instrumental in my resigning from TSCC. His first attempt was reversed by the FP on my appeal. When he tried a second time to try me, I quit.
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2 years ago
rhgc
Most of what you write, koriwhore, is right. But I would disagree as to a true conservative. Many years ago I wrote that the difference between a conservative and a liberal is not that one wants the status quo but that both want change - the difference being what changes should be made and, indeed, sometimes they agree. What is astonishing to me is that so many today of the so-called conservative
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2 years ago
rhgc
There are some who hold to the doctrine that man is inherently "good" and others that man is inherently "evil". The concept of a "Satan" is often held by both: that man is somehow "lead astray". Rather, I would submit that man is both, that we all have the ability to act and think "good" and also to act and think "evil". There is no Sata
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2 years ago
rhgc
Religion itself is proof of the concept of evolution. One can see evolution of religion even within the Old Testament. One of the biggest difficulties in the world relates to practitioners of religions who insist on a certain time that set the rules forever.
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2 years ago
rhgc
Even those who present everything as black or white can evolve into rational beings. Many of us change our views as we progress on this orb.
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2 years ago
rhgc
For many years, on the Connecticut shore, we have had a problem with Canada Geese which have found it more convenient to stay year round rather than commute from Canada to the southern states or beyond.
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