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by h_p
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cutlural differences
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Cutlural differences

If the cultural difference is actually justification, Australia should kick every Afghan out of their country. Anybody who believes this simply cannot be a multiculturalist. You can't have it both ways.
by h_p
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 38
Views: 1520

Re: North Korea

I think North Korea is more likely to be annexed by China than being reunited with the South.
by h_p
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bill Nye...really? I mean, really?
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: Bill Nye...really? I mean, really?

It's even worse than that. They actually believe NOT wanting to date a tranny means you're a sexist hater. How long until this becomes the cultural norm?

http://everydayfeminism.com/2017/04/cis ... ate-trans/
by h_p
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Massive Russian Build Up at North Korean Border
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: Massive Russian Build Up at North Korean Border

The radiation map of Chernobyl looks pretty disastrous to me. Not sure I'd be using that as an example to allay people's fears.

http://www.mappery.com/maps/Chernobyl-radiation-Map.jpg
by h_p
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

Some campuses have written codes that would make it a punishable offense for a professor to even imply there is a difference between male and female brains, yet every study in the neurosciences says there are. Even worse, saying things like that are considered hate speech, which the left considers ...
by h_p
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

I think the church will accept gay marriage before it accepts polygamy again.
by h_p
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If the left becomes the majority...
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: If the left becomes the majority...

I watched a lot of video of that Berkeley rally. The Trump supporters are lying to themselves if they think they only had peaceful intentions. Both sides came to fight and they all know it. I too saw a lot of video footage and the left came with offensive weapons and the right came prepared. In the...
by h_p
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If the left becomes the majority...
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: If the left becomes the majority...

I watched a lot of video of that Berkeley rally. The Trump supporters are lying to themselves if they think they only had peaceful intentions. Both sides came to fight and they all know it.
by h_p
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: College Kids Say the Darndest Things
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: College Kids Say the Darndest Things

What a nightmare world they live in.
by h_p
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Principles of Liberty
Topic: A Note on a Private Property Society and the United Airlines Passenger Forcibly Removed
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: A Note on a Private Property Society and the United Airlines Passenger Forcibly Removed

I wonder what things were like on that plane when the United employee boarded and sat down in that guy's seat. I wonder if he or she knew what went on in order for them to sit there.
by h_p
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I'm Feeling Like a Chinese Disabled Woman this Morning
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: I'm Feeling Like a Chinese Disabled Woman this Morning

Seems like this basic concept of biology (or simple reality?) is something Millennials are struggling to deal with.
by h_p
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Emergency Preparedness & Self-sufficiency
Topic: Where are the Conference Talks on Preparedness?
Replies: 22
Views: 1969

Re: Where are the Conference Talks on Preparedness?

If there are no talks on it, should we consider the council to have food storage a thing of the past, or certainly not a priority among things to focus on in the present? The absolute best thing you can do is get personal guidance on this directly from the Lord. It will be specific to YOU, and much...
by h_p
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

I can't blame ya'll for thinking that way, I guess. It's what I used to believe, until I got to know some people intimately who have been suffering from it for decades. I now believe that depression and other mental illnesses are THE biggest spiritual challenge a person can be given in this life. No...
by h_p
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

Hope I didn't come across as implying anything negative about what you said, Lizzy. Someone here was saying the move to smaller wards/stakes might be an attempt to fluff our numbers. I have no evidence of it, but either way, it's a snoozer of an issue for me. I'm more concerned about how the church ...
by h_p
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

I'm not sure how you're justifying your conclusions based upon those statistics. To me I'm not seeing a downwards trend; rather, I'm seeing cyclical changes. Well, I'm really not much of a statistician, and your explanation makes more sense than what I was seeing. I was interpreting it as a possibl...
by h_p
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

What was this depression? In my mind, in most cases nothing. Yes, there is a rare chemical depression, but most cases of depression are self induced and are simply a matter of 'feeling down'. Spoken like someone who really has no idea what it's like. If you're willing to take some advice here, I'd ...
by h_p
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If only she had a gun
Replies: 33
Views: 951

Re: If only she had a gun

I know that what you are saying makes sense but did you read the story yet about the homeowner in Washington who has just been arrested for killing an intruder in his shower? He's probably going to spend the rest of his life in jail. It's a scary world. It's not always easy to know what is the best...
by h_p
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

Anyway, what a deal - these poor boys have to live with the stigma (which, of course, shouldn't exist, but let's be real, it does exist) of "coming home early", when they didn't want to go in the first place but were forced to by parents. Sad situation. Our boys learned lots of good things, too; I ...
by h_p
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

^^^ this times 1000.
by h_p
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

This is the work of the individual when it is all said and done. We can only blame others to a certain point and then we realize that we really can't blame them at all. Or, we can blame them, but it does us no good. We must realize that we need to take accountability of our own feelings, our own ac...
by h_p
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

I agree with your thoughts, but we are talking about teenagers being chided and reprimanded by some of the most "important" leaders in the church hierarchy. In my own life, I was taken into a room, alone, with a High Councilman, who then asked me what my husband and I were going to do to get our (R...
by h_p
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

I do agree that those leaving for missions aren't always the best prepared, and it's more of a culture shock for them getting suddenly disconnected from the electronic world they grew up in than in my generation. But when the VAST majority of the difficulty of a mission comes from their own leadersh...
by h_p
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If only she had a gun
Replies: 33
Views: 951

Re: If only she had a gun

Hopefully, you guys would at least warn them first and give them an opportunity to exit the house the same way they came before you let them have it. Perhaps the close call would wake them up and motivate them to find another line of work. The home invaders knew the door was locked, they knew someo...
by h_p
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

Discouragement seems to be a huge issue with the missionaries right now and I really hope that the church reevaluates the number of times that missionaries can speak to their family and friends. In an age of communication, being cut-off just doesn't make any sense anymore. Parents, family members, ...
by h_p
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: April 2017 General Conference
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: April 2017 General Conference

JohnnyL wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:04 pm
It seemed like it was a lot of "batten down the hatches, a storm is coming".
Which even the clueless are realizing these days.
by h_p
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

Regarding The Hastening, AKA the policy of sending 18-yo Elders and 19-yo Sisters into the mission field, has it had a net positive effect on the lives of those who answered the call? What can parents do to have their children better prepared for serving as missionaries? All I have are anecdotes, b...
by h_p
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

Here's a comparison of the number of new converts per new ward created each year (new converts / new wards) since 2001: 2001: 1927 2002: 5542.8 2003: 2805.4 2004: 671.1 2005: 683.6 2006: 793.1 2007: 924.4 2008: 1115.3 2009: 1004.3 2010: 1299.2 2011: 2499 2012: 1483.2 2013: 1253.4 2014: 788.9 2015: 6...
by h_p
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics
Replies: 165
Views: 5435

Re: Church Growth Rate, Latest Statistics

Convert baptisms of 240,131 is the lowest number since 1995. It's actually at the lowest point since 1987, when we had 227,284 convert baptisms. That year, the total church membership was 6.4 million, and we had only 34,750 missionaries. The heyday of modern missionary work was from 1989-1990 (318,...
by h_p
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If only she had a gun
Replies: 33
Views: 951

Re: If only she had a gun

shadow wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:00 am
The interpretation should include the fact that at the exact time he said it there were security detail in front, behind, above and below him who were armed with guns.
If that's the definition of being pro-gun, then we don't have a single Democrat in this country who is anti-.
by h_p
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If only she had a gun
Replies: 33
Views: 951

Re: If only she had a gun

Another way to look at it is that because there were no guns that day, no one was killed during that home invasion, including the frightened woman. Nothing those intruders took was worth the loss of a man's life. What I'm trying to say is that death by firing squad may not be a just punishment for ...

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