"I'm a member as well, but not in the Elder's Quorum. I'm in the High Priests group, but serve in the primary until Sunday when I'll be serving in the young men.
I'm not sure how your question applies to the conversation at…"
"You're discounting the legitimate amount of female missionaries the LDS church sends out, not just to Temple Square or the visitors centers, but into some "interesting" neighborhoods as well.
Honestly, I think your statement is just…"
"Look, guys, RJ has a point. When most people think Mormon, they think of the full-time missionaries. Frankly, having been one myself, they aren't all that manly. We may have thought we were, but not in many of the ways that matter. There could…"
"In light of the recent posts, I thought this bit that I wrote recently on facebook might be worth adding to the discussion:
I wanted to share this in church today, but didn't get the chance.
I had a colleague who was upset that the LDS church…"
"I agree with the sentiment you're talking about here. Those of us who can gather still should, in my opinion. The purpose doesn't seem to be to allow us to "relax" in the gospel even more, but to give more people the opportunity…"
"I'm in the bishopric of my ward. So far, we haven't received these kinds of mandates in our area (Las Vegas). On the other hand, I have been involved in asking people to do things beyond what they believe they can do. I have gone to my…"
"Brigham City was done by Richard Dutcher who was LDS at the time.
Personal favorite is actually Kirby Heyborne's stuff. I like The Best Two Years and Saints and Soldiers although some may argue that's not technically a Mormon…"
"I'm not quite in the 40's bracket that you were looking for, but I would argue that if you can afford it (the key idea that could have kept us out of our current fiscal crisis) and it's something that won't get out of your head…"
"That is why it's such a danger now, but I think the problem stems from the way it enforces a certain way of looking at women. Porn supports the concept of women as objects designed to satisfy our whims and urges, and pretty much nothing more.…"
"I think what I'm getting at is that if the founder of a philosophy is so wrong, then why would you want to follow that philosophy.
Another thing that I wonder about is where you're getting some of your information. I've heard a…"
"And illegal border crossings are down 73%.
Most retail shrinkage occurs due to employee theft. Therefore, we should not stop shoplifters.
It doesn't matter how small that number gets, it's not an effective argument.
"Ah - my mistake.
We do have other trends at play though. Over 66% of all illegal immigrants have been in the US for more than a decade. Only 7% of Mexican unauthorized immigrants have been here for less that 5 years, which suggests that the…"
"Regarding all of those jobs, a miner or a deep sea fisherman or on an oil rig, I say why not? Of course it's possible. Sounds like a good time. No reason you can't see the world and discover all kinds of work while you're young and…"
"Thanks for the reply. Blazers, I'm not sure about - I think they've never been a thing here, though I have seen them become slightly more popular in the recent years. About brogues - are they good for long distance\ everyday wear? Because…"
"If they're punching you, you have every right to defend yourself. Push back, fight back, get loud and angry. Most bullies will find someone easier to pick on if you're too much hassle.
If they're saying hurtful things you just need to…"
"And two thirds of the day there's no one in my house. Still not gonna take the lock off my door. You seem to be operating under the assumption that unless we seal off 100% of the border, then it's a total failure and we should take no…"