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2 years ago
rhgc
I am assuming that many will shake their faith on their own. It is important that they have friends who have already traveled the road and can show that they are whole and happy. My objective is not to stir up antagonisms but improve lives.
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2 years ago
rhgc
The best thing to do is NOT shunning, but showing how much happier you are outside the morg. If you remain friendly, they will eventually not only stop shunning, but will start to listen. Someone once told me that sugar attractst more ants than vinegar. If you cut ties, you will be unlikely to be in the position to help others learn the truth.
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2 years ago
rhgc
That is a different culture. We are looking at the USA.
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2 years ago
rhgc
I figured that when I resigned, all the ordinances were voided. That included, I thought until today, the whole sealing thing. Anyone else think the same?
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2 years ago
rhgc
What most people don't consider is that the harder it is to get a gun, the lower the rate of suicide! Stricter gun laws would save 10,000 suicides! It is not the murder rate which is important but the tendency of gun-owners to kill themselves.
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2 years ago
rhgc
April is great!
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2 years ago
rhgc
It was my last calling. The first month was August and in priesthood and in front of the the RS I asked for for volunteers because many would be away on vacation. Result was that we got it all done. BUT bish and his counselors chewed me out: it was a CALLING and I had to simply call on people to do the work. So, in November, I appointed the bishopric, high counselors, EQ presidency, HP leaders, R
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2 years ago
rhgc
DW and I talk to the cat. I have read that talking and playing certain music is good for plants.
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2 years ago
rhgc
Odd as it may seem, in my graduation yearbook from MIT, I was the only one wearing a bow tie for the picture.
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2 years ago
rhgc
My response would have been to wear a bow tie with my full beard, mustache, and sideburns. True, I have only a half dozen bow ties and only one bolo tie compared to the many cool neckties I have (few being LDS types) but if the bow tie would especially irk the SP, I would have worn a real bright one. In some post ages ago, I wrote about how the women of the ward went wild in praising a tie I w
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2 years ago
rhgc
I find a belief in hell to be very useful.
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2 years ago
rhgc
How anyone can believe in Noah and the flood, etc., is beyond comprehension. However, one may draw some morals from the story and treat it as allegorical like the other Bible stories. For example, the apostle Paul specifically referenced the story of Abraham and Sarah as an allegory. The story is only false if one takes it literally. Really, it is best understood as fiction. The Garden of Eden is
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2 years ago
rhgc
The mormon doctrine "after all you can do" is an obvious error because NOBODY has done ALL they could do. The Christian belief is that grace makes up the difference between what we do do and perfection. Simple math.
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2 years ago
rhgc
In addition to my comments above, the problem with low blood sugar also is responsible for depression.
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2 years ago
rhgc
Actually, the disorder may not be "mental" but rather may be due to a problem with his blood sugar. Specifically, When one's blood sugar is low, one's hearing and other senses are diminished and the person may become very loud, argumentative, and even violent. This often relates to alcoholism but actually is simply the effect of low blood sugar, a problem common among alcoholics but als
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2 years ago
rhgc
I am thankful that we have 12. Every one is a blessing.
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2 years ago
rhgc
Way back in the 1600s sermons would last for three hours!
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2 years ago
rhgc
Our oldest son was four when child number four arrived. Then, I got a dishwasher. DW was a full time mother from the beginning. I would relieve her when I got back from the office because it is difficult keeping children alone. Later, my office was in the home. Our fiftieth anniversary is not far away.
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2 years ago
rhgc
1. Have a will appointing a person you are sure will carry out your intentions and provide penalties for anyone who not do so! 2. I will turn over in my grave if anyone puts my body through an LDS service. I do wish to be buried and not cremated. 3. You will prevent any relatives from pushing your spouse if they outlive you to have the LDS service. In my case I would suspect some of our childre
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2 years ago
rhgc
So did I!
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2 years ago
rhgc
Where I live, not only was a white shirt required but a jacket and tie - and the tie had to be simple - plain or striped. As I am never one to conform completely, I found some really neat ties and the women loved them! Because of my profession, I always wear a tie - but not a plain or striped one.
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2 years ago
rhgc
I'm lucky also. I can sleep immediately after drinking a double coffee. No sleep deprivation from the caffeine.
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2 years ago
rhgc
Wendy's here beats McDonalds if you are ancient like me: 12 oz. cups are FREE.
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2 years ago
rhgc
Actually, though one can conclude that no church is entirely right, Mormonism is more wrong than almost any other church.
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2 years ago
rhgc
OR is he a ventriloquist? Maybe he is really speaking.
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2 years ago
rhgc
My cost - being as I always buy on sale - is about 2 cents a cup.
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2 years ago
rhgc
Because someone thought the Y was for Yale.
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2 years ago
rhgc
My grandfather, whose name I bear, was a 33rd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite and I have his degree from 1907 hanging in my office.
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2 years ago
rhgc
No. I ran for public office. I once got over 50 consecutive people to sign a primary petition for me. On the occasions I was called upon to do a split with the mishies, I never spoke about TSCC but almost all joined. I spoke about anything but TSCC.
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