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stickman thinking 3While organizing my endless list of quotes I came across our entry on Witchcraft which got me to thinking…

Why do Mormons accept and applaud Adam and Eve’s rejection of God while at the same time teach that behaving inappropriately isn’t acceptable?

 

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stickman thinking 3As everyone knows, today marks the anniversary of Joseph Smith’s death. While I’ve been reading the various e-mails they reminded me of how it once filled me with pride and a great sense of indignation that anyone would kill God’s prophet.

It never crossed my mind as a Mormon what his death did for me personally. That thought didn’t cross my mind until after I’d left my heritage so I’m posing the question here for the Mormons today.

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stickman thinking 3Just a day ago we posted a very important article on the Creeds of Christianity and from our studies we learned about the definition of Christianity and what the duties of a Christian entail.

We don’t pray to foreign gods, we don’t worship foreign gods and we certainly don’t acknowledge foreign gods.

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stickman thinking 3The other day I was watching a television show called “What Would You Do?” hosted by John Quiñones.  The show is set up with actors playing out a variety of scenarios to see what the reaction would be of the average person watching things transpire.

This particular episode was about a couple of young kids who were drunk and getting into their vehicle to drive home.  The show works alongside the police so they already know what’s happening if or when anyone should call to report the would be drunk drivers and after a few minutes the cameras roll in with the host letting the good Samaritan in on the secret.

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thinkingimageI was skimming through an article in the Ensign yesterday about how Mormons need to be more informed and involved in their communities, when my eyes caught this sentence:

“You’ve been praying for a way to better engage your children in the work of salvation.”

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stickman thinking 3“Diversity of opinion does not necessitate intolerance of spirit, nor should it embitter or set rational beings against each other. The Christ taught kindness, patience, and charity. Our religion is not hostile to real science. That which is demonstrated, we accept with joy; but vain philosophy, human theory, and mere speculations of men, we do not accept nor do we adopt anything contrary to divine revelation or to good common sense. But everything that tends to right conduct, that harmonizes with sound morality and increases faith in Deity, finds favor with us no matter where it may be found.”

Heber J. Grant, Deseret Evening News, Words in Season from the First Presidency (Christmas message) 

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Enos’ Age Defying Lifespan

stickman thinking 3Enos 1:25; “And it came to pass that I began to be old, and an hundred and seventy and nine years had passed away from the time that our father Lehi left Jerusalem.”

Psalm 90:10: “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”

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