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  2. JayKi

    Tattoo

    My piercing closed up during my mission so I think i need repierce if I want to wear my earring
  3. 2ndRateMind

    Doing what is right in an out of control world

    Uh huh. Let's take a little break here, and read a short poem by AE Housman. It's called 'An Easter Hymn', and even as an atheist, it was a favourite of mine, for it's simplicity of language, it's beauty of expression, and it's mortal significance. So much so, I learned it by heart. Then came a night when I was seriously stressed. About me, about the people I loved, about the world in general. And as I lay in bed, in the darkness, I found myself reciting this poem, not as poetry, but as prayer. And the love of God hit me like a meteor, invading my heart with all the joy, all the pain, all the ecstasy of God. It was too much to bear, and I asked for it to end. And it subsided. But I have never forgotten the experience, and when Housman says, 'But if, the grave rent, and stone rolled by...' etc, I know that the grave was rent, the stone was rolled by, etc. Because, if it wasn't true, Jesus wouldn't have been there to answer my prayer. So, I guess I'm saying, I know what Housman asks for in the second stanza is true. And that Jesus does 'bow hither, out of heaven, and see and save'. But I do not know more than this, and will not claim to. Best wishes, 2RM.
  4. MormonGator

    Tattoo

    No one has said anything about my earrings, so...
  5. FunkyTown

    Doing what is right in an out of control world

    Then the answer to my question was not 'I believe the Gospels are the most reliable part of scripture'. The answer to my question was, "Not really. He probably existed as a man, but whether he taught the things he did or did the things they say he did, I have no firm belief." Do you understand how you are being deliberately obtuse? In over a hundred posts, you have not directly answered any question I have asked. You have asked how we can know the truth, I asked how you would know that you knew the truth. You prevaricated. I gave a sample morals question and asked how you came to your conclusion and you gave those same vague answers. You need to ask yourself a question: Are you really searching for truth? If so, why are you so afraid of answering questions?
  6. JayKi

    World Cup

    Yes the players were disgrace I am so ashamed of the performance we are laughing stock of Central America
  7. JayKi

    The Man Shack

    Wow I would love this kind of support
  8. 2ndRateMind

    Doing what is right in an out of control world

    That's exactly the point. I will not make any claims to any knowledge I do not have. Best wishes, 2RM.
  9. LiterateParakeet

    World Cup

    Costa Rica is out? Darn, I didn't realize. Thats one of the teams I was cheering for. Go Ticos!
  10. FunkyTown

    Doing what is right in an out of control world

    A raft is the most reliable piece of transportation between a raft, a paper airplane and an anvil. I still wouldn't cross the ocean in one. "The most reliable" could mean you think all of the Old Testament is terrible and the new testament only barely better, simply by virtue of having more connection to traceable historicity. Or you could think they're all incredibly reliable, but the Gospels are absolute truth while the Old Testament is more parable. Or you could believe that the New Testament is filled with error, the Gospels slightly less so and the Old Testament slightly more so. If you believe the Gospels are the most reliable(But still unreliable), that could mean you believe: Jesus was a fiercely pious man and a radical who lied to try to save the Jews from the Romans and committed no miracles. Jesus was the Son of God and did everything the Gospels say he did, including the miracles. Jesus was a charismatic madman. Or anything in between those three. Do you understand how that statement is so vague as to be meaningless?
  11. 2ndRateMind

    Doing what is right in an out of control world

    @FunkyTown, I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. Neither more nor less. If you can construe somehow that I think the Gospels the most reliable part of scripture, but don't accept Jesus as Saviour, I'd be interested in your line of thought. Best wishes, 2RM.
  12. unixknight

    The Man Shack

    We discussed it together but it was originally her idea.
  13. FunkyTown

    Doing what is right in an out of control world

    And yet,, that is another question that you aren't really answering. Is that a yes? No? Yes, but...? No, but...? Why is it, do you think, that you find it impossible to give direct answers to direct questions? Or at least complete answers?
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  15. JayKi

    The Man Shack

    Did you ask her to move to be with you? Or was her decision ?
  16. 2ndRateMind

    Telemarketers.

    I'm not too bothered by telemarketers. We all have to earn a legitimate living somehow. But most of my unwanted calls are from outright fraudsters; you know, the ones who say they are from Microsoft, and ask you for access to your computer so they can 'fix' a computer fault you do not have, and then proceed to mess with your system so they can charge you many $money to restore it. I don't have any time to waste on these guys, I just tell them their call is fraudulent, and has been recorded, and their details taken, and that real soon now they will be in gaol. Then I put the phone down on them. Best wishes, 2RM.
  17. JayKi

    World Cup

    If you assume half are men then 150,000 and then half men are between 16-40 75,00 that is all they had to select from is incredible they make it to world cup.
  18. JayKi

    World Cup

    Iceland can still go through if they win by 3 goal (unlikely) and Nigeria and Argentina draw. My team Costa Rica are already out so now I just support England and any team playing a hispanic team
  19. JayKi

    World Cup

    Sadly it will take a unlikely series of event for Spain no to go through
  20. NeedleinA

    Telemarketers.

    ^^^This. If it is something important, they will leave a message.
  21. JayKi

    Tattoo

    Is there any church standing on piercings? I was told I could no wear my ear ring on my mission but are they discouraged generally?
  22. NeuroTypical

    Perpetual Education Fund has enough money.

    Not sure the church publishes stuff to that detail. We get stuff like this: https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2017-12-0001-the-perpetual-education-fund-today?lang=eng&category=perpetual-education-fund
  23. mirkwood

    Speaking In Sacrament Meeting

    Heh...I'll be wearing a gun WHILE I give the talk.
  24. J.A.Kent

    Perpetual Education Fund has enough money.

    Anyone have a link to the latest PEF report/numbers?
  25. Overwatch

    Tattoo

    Get your nasty sugar cookie outta my face!
  26. MormonGator

    Speaking In Sacrament Meeting

    You and @NeuroTypical will handing out pamphlets from Everytown For Gun Safety right after the talk, right?
  27. If I have a son then I will be very excited and I can turn them into a soccer prodigy.
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