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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Man who performed baptisms sues LDS church

You confuse coffee and tea with caffeine. A Mountain Dew isn't keeping anyone outYes he was. I know that shocks some people. The Word of Wisdom was initially "not by commandment or constraint". The general thought is that this was to give people time to adjust and quit deal with their addictions. (I don't think that's doctrine, it just make sense.) The "Emma story" is half true, at least, and widely known. She had been complaining to him about cleaning up the tobacco that missed the spittoon. Who's trying to keep that locked in a vault? I heard it in Sunday School?  (Aug 29, 2010 | post #12)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Man who performed baptisms sues LDS church

Was that supposed to shock and surprise me? It contains small lies, mostly of omission. The bulk of it is probably true. It really shouldn't surprise anyone. I thought you were going to bring up something incredible that occurred.  (Aug 29, 2010 | post #11)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Not giving til it hurts

I don't know how you feel. I won't pretend to. I will have you know, though, that I also had a friend who committed suicide. I wasn't close, like you were, but it really hurt. I have little patience for your hatred, but I do respect your painSorry. I thought that would have been obvious. Having a friend die hurts. I've been told it hurts much more when you're romantically attached. Such a thing would cause anybody to lash out in search of meaning, I would think. Since the event appears life-changing, and you've told us you're gay too, it's not a huge stretch. I was just trying to understand where you're coming from. I wish you had been there too. Unfortunately, not every suicide is a plea for help. He probably thought about it for quite some time. Some people share, others leave clues, others hide it in shame, or try to convince themselves that it's merely a fantasy. Depression is odd thing. (I had a different friend on suicide watch; different social circle) Doctors really don't understand it, though they can sometimes identify a cause. You can't reason with depression. You can offer help, support, comfort, hope, and distraction. That's about it. You probably did more for him than you realizePossible. I don't really believe it. Most teenage guys think that of their fathers, and many young adults. He may have been overbearing, and he may have overreacted. That happens all the time, everywhere, for whatever disagreement is handy. I bet he cried at the funeral (may have tried to hide it_Assuming_ that was true, it's contrary to the gospel. I agree. I'll give you a more likely possibility. The Book of Mormon teaches that parents are responsible to teach their children correct principles, or the sin may be upon their own heads. Some parents forget that the principle was taught by Lehi. Two of his own sons went apostate, even murderous. Some parents feel that it is their duty to do all that they can, even if it crosses the bounds of reason. They just don't understand that they're doing more harm than good. Nobody blames Lehi for what happened to his sons. This father may have forgotten that. Children must find their own way. Unfortunately, that will _always_ include dealing with their own weaknesses and sins. Whatever the truth of the situation, I'm sorry for your loss.  (Aug 29, 2010 | post #21)

Chico, CA

Effort under way to switch Chico November election to June

Actually, I know a fair bit more than that about computers. For instance, it has nothing to do with the location of the ISPs various servers. I also know that GeoIP (et al) are occasionally wrong. (not as often as they used to be) ------------------ ------- Your (2) is make-believe. Unless you can point to specific case law to back it up, I don't buy itReally, THE same people? Can you prove that? That's the first potential problem that's been brought up. (I have my reservations, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.) It would be unfortunate if this failed because of something so inane.  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #56)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Not giving til it hurts

How old was he, this friend of yours? Where did he live (what city)? Was this a close friend, or an acquaintance? How long did you know him? Were you part of the same social circle? Did you know his family personally? (No offense intended... were you intimate?) I don't want to make light of his choice. You keep bringing it up, so I'm curious about the details. It's clearly a defining event to you.  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #19)

Chico, CA

Effort under way to switch Chico November election to June

It's come up every few posts. Why don't you go find it? That might be an "enlighten "ing experience too. I can understand that going back half-a-dozen pages to get caught up on a topic is a bit much (this thread really isn't very long), but not one? Not at all?  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #53)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Without a pastor, Center Point Presbyterian's 14 members ...

This article really isn't about the LDS Church, and the editor is asleep at the switch. The reason roboblogger picked it upNote: one important difference, our pianists aren't paid.) This belongs in local news, or perhaps Presbyterian.  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #1)

California

5 Calif. inmates shot during riot, 2 others hurt

You'd better believe it.  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #6)

Chico, CA

Effort under way to switch Chico November election to June

You use the word "would". It's soft, pliable. It implies you won't prove it, only that you claim it could be done. I notice you omit it in your second point, meaning you really don't hold it to the same standard. Are you a student? No, that can't be it. School has started already. Why does someone from Orangevale care so deeply? I'm sure there's a reason. Are you a parent of a student?  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #51)

Chico, CA

Effort under way to switch Chico November election to June

You haven't been following this thread at all, have you? That's been addressed already.  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #50)

US News

Court rules authorities can use GPS to monitor you, witho...

Jack, this really has nothing to do with the "war on drugs". The agents didn't make an exception because they were trying to bust a drug dealer, and future agencies won't limit their behavior to drug enforcementEver hear of a "sole-proprie torship"? It's getting pretty close...  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #12)

US News

Court rules authorities can use GPS to monitor you, witho...

The ninth circuit is stupid liberal. (The "liberal " part doesn't scare me nearly as much as the "stupid" part.) I don't think this decision has anything to do with liberalism, only the circuits propensity to ignore the Constitution.  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #8)

California

5 Calif. inmates shot during riot, 2 others hurt

This is what happens when gangs control the prisonsWow, did they get lucky!  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #1)

Chico, CA

Chico's Butte Community Bank gets orders from FDIC

Yes, FDIC will ensure funds. There is a catch, though. The bank may be closed for a few days if the FDIC seizes it. All customers will be unable to access their accounts during that time. If you bank there, be sure to pull out some spending money and a few bucks for emergencies. The takeover will probably take less than a day, but it's impossible to tell, so plan ahead.  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #38)

Chico, CA

Knights of Columbus embezzler sentenced to 33 months in p...

It doesn't say how much of the stolen funds were recovered. If none, I bet he spent much of it on a lawyer, and will need to again in civil court. He'll wind up broke, but only a fraction of the original amount will be returned.  (Aug 28, 2010 | post #3)