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by dastardly stem
Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: DCP lauds Brigham Young’s comments on how to civilize
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: DCP lauds Brigham Young’s comments on how to civilize

“Upon the stage of a theater,” said Brigham, “can be represented in character, evil and its consequences, good and its happy results and rewards; the weakness and the follies of man, the magnanimity of virtue and the greatness of truth. The stage can be made to aid the pulpit in impressing upon the...
by dastardly stem
Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: University of South Carolina Cancels Basketball Games With BYU Over Racial Incident
Replies: 79
Views: 1633

Re: University of South Carolina Cancels Basketball Games With BYU Over Racial Incident

Oh…MG. You want an apology from a volleyball player who may have been mistreated by a fan at a volleyball match at BYU? I get it if she made something up, but you don’t know that she did. Even if nothing was said she might have genuinely thought she heard it.
by dastardly stem
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Happy Sunday
Replies: 127
Views: 1843

Re: Happy Sunday

Simplifying the concept of "marginalization" for a person or group is difficult. In reality, 2022s equivalent of physically putting someone in shackles is persuading them that they are a marginalized group in america. Labeling POC is a desperate attempt by the left to maintain their influence and d...
by dastardly stem
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Mars and the Problem of Pain
Replies: 19
Views: 320

Re: Mars and the Problem of Pain

I've taken pain as part of the concept of evil on this question. Senseless suffering, as Gadianton points out, seems to be the loudest concern people have as it pertains the problem of evil. If there is a benevolent God why does he sit idly by and allow senseless suffering? If God sees suffering as...
by dastardly stem
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Happy Sunday
Replies: 127
Views: 1843

Re: Happy Sunday

In the previous week, I listen to five episodes of Mormon stories, the most recent of which was titled race and Mormon scripture. In the first 10 minutes of that show, the guest and John both of whom are white, characterize any person who doesn't have white skin as a marginalized person. Given that...
by dastardly stem
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Utah Mormons think God wants green lawns rather than drinking water
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Utah Mormons think God wants green lawns rather than drinking water

I thought this comment was nonsense, given the Utah chapel landscaping changes I've seen in Southern Utah. But, looking up north, I did a random google in Bountiful, chose a chapel, zoomed in to street view, and... all grass. Not only that, but it's as if google knew I was coming, and made sure the...
by dastardly stem
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Utah Mormons think God wants green lawns rather than drinking water
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Utah Mormons think God wants green lawns rather than drinking water

Yep. This is a ridiculous problem. Church's demand unlimited water, and I mean it's basically unlimited, to water huge areas of green grass to look well kept are annoying. In my neighborhood, a rather non-conservative one by Utah standards (and yet again this is somehow a political issue rather tha...
by dastardly stem
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Utah Mormons think God wants green lawns rather than drinking water
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Utah Mormons think God wants green lawns rather than drinking water

Yep. This is a ridiculous problem. Church's demand unlimited water, and I mean it's basically unlimited, to water huge areas of green grass to look well kept are annoying. In my neighborhood, a rather non-conservative one by Utah standards (and yet again this is somehow a political issue rather than...
by dastardly stem
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Mars and the Problem of Pain
Replies: 19
Views: 320

Re: Mars and the Problem of Pain

Yeah, reading over my post again, it may not be that clear. Yes, years ago I thought it was sufficient to believe along the same lines as you've mentioned that the God of Latter-day Saint theology doesn't have anything to do with the problem of evil because he didn't create any of it. As for pain, ...
by dastardly stem
Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: DCP self-editing his thoughts on the priesthood ban
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: DCP self-editing his thoughts on the priesthood ban

] To be contrary about talking to the architect: Over a period of a number of years I served in several wards as either ward clerk or exec sec. I often found myself ferrying the bishop around - especially to and from bishopric meetings. On several of these occasions the bishop unburdened himself to...