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5 pages on this topic?

Let's face it, the Electoral College will be in place for the rest of our lifetimes. Do you understand the process involved to amend the Constitution? Cmon people...
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SeattleGriz wrote:The Mormons I have experience with, were also really good at sticking together. They tend to only associate with other Mormons.
Why would they want to associate with anyone else? They have it all....a perfect white Utopia. No wonder so many jealous Catholics and Baptists make fun of them.

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Yes, exactly. That's why they go on these missions to only the white places on the planet to spread their good word....places like Samoa, Central America, PNG, Guam, Philippines, etc., etc.... :dunce: :dunce:
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CID1990 wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Mormon here in the Pacific North West
I've worked with many and also find them to be charming and professional and kind

and they don't proselytize because they understand how deranged the core of their faith is
they are the ONLY religion (to my knowledge) that has actively re-written their book (in real time)
to delete out the really stupid stuff as well as actively hide their fundamentalist brothers


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They get the game...
Well then... sounds like all the older, more "established" religions could benefit from the Mormon model
I've had fun with this idea before with a few of my friends:

It's a bit of a risky gamble for the bedrock Religions...
The establishment Religions have the collective strength of their antiquity
ancient fables and the core tenets from before time (blah blah blah)

If you risk a new miracle story it could backfire
and any additions or subtractions to ancient doctrine could cast suspicion and detract from the core

whereas the new guys risk almost nothing by playing this game
They have no legitimate back story (in some cases) or in Mormonism they have stolen the back story
but their book is muddled and unrefined and needed some serious corrections

it's a fun debate
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mainejeff wrote:I love Mormons.

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mainejeff wrote:I love Mormons.

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Intelligent? Check
Polite? Check

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Actually there a more black Mormons than I would have thought because of the racist history of them. I know of several out here including Thurl Bailey a current Jazz announcer.


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mainejeff wrote:
SeattleGriz wrote:The Mormons I have experience with, were also really good at sticking together. They tend to only associate with other Mormons.
Why would they want to associate with anyone else? They have it all....a perfect white Utopia. No wonder so many jealous Catholics and Baptists make fun of them.

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Judas Priest you are one low information queen

LDS is big in both Africa and Central America- to name a couple brown and black places

They are wildly successful in Nigeria - loads of them are going to BYU on full scholarships


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Chizzang wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
Well then... sounds like all the older, more "established" religions could benefit from the Mormon model
I've had fun with this idea before with a few of my friends:

It's a bit of a risky gamble for the bedrock Religions...
The establishment Religions have the collective strength of their antiquity
ancient fables and the core tenets from before time (blah blah blah)

If you risk a new miracle story it could backfire
and any additions or subtractions to ancient doctrine could cast suspicion and detract from the core

whereas the new guys risk almost nothing by playing this game
They have no legitimate back story (in some cases) or in Mormonism they have stolen the back story
but their book is muddled and unrefined and needed some serious corrections

it's a fun debate
I went to a Mormon church here in Bangkok recently - ironic that it was my first time in a Mormon church even though I have Mormon cousins

It was for the baptism of a buddy’s daughter. The officiant was a deacon of the church, and also my direct boss at work

I was hoping to witness some weird or goofy stuff ....

Instead, what I got was basically Methodist Lite, with more singing and less hymnals.

And they were more racially mixed than any UMC or AME church I have EVER been in


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bluehenbillk wrote:5 pages on this topic?

Let's face it, the Electoral College will be in place for the rest of our lifetimes. Do you understand the process involved to amend the Constitution? Cmon people...
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CID1990 wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
I've had fun with this idea before with a few of my friends:

It's a bit of a risky gamble for the bedrock Religions...
The establishment Religions have the collective strength of their antiquity
ancient fables and the core tenets from before time (blah blah blah)

If you risk a new miracle story it could backfire
and any additions or subtractions to ancient doctrine could cast suspicion and detract from the core

whereas the new guys risk almost nothing by playing this game
They have no legitimate back story (in some cases) or in Mormonism they have stolen the back story
but their book is muddled and unrefined and needed some serious corrections

it's a fun debate
I went to a Mormon church here in Bangkok recently - ironic that it was my first time in a Mormon church even though I have Mormon cousins

It was for the baptism of a buddy’s daughter. The officiant was a deacon of the church, and also my direct boss at work

I was hoping to witness some weird or goofy stuff ....

Instead, what I got was basically Methodist Lite, with more singing and less hymnals.

And they were more racially mixed than any UMC or AME church I have EVER been in
Second fastest growing religion on earth...
Second only to Islam

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bluehenbillk wrote:5 pages on this topic?

Let's face it, the Electoral College will be in place for the rest of our lifetimes. Do you understand the process involved to amend the Constitution? Cmon people...
Yes I understand that Amending the Constitution requires overwhelming public consensus. And I think that is a good thing.

However, polls have consistently indicated that a substantial majority favors getting rid of Electoral system. It's not to the point of saying we can do it yet. But it's not an impossible situation in the long term.

Right now Republicans like the Electoral system because, during the past 5 Presidential elections, they've won twice through the Electoral system while losing the popular vote. But things are evolving in a way that is likely to make them HATE the system.
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bluehenbillk wrote:5 pages on this topic?

Let's face it, the Electoral College will be in place for the rest of our lifetimes. Do you understand the process involved to amend the Constitution? Cmon people...
Yes I understand that Amending the Constitution requires overwhelming public consensus. And I think that is a good thing.

However, polls have consistently indicated that a substantial majority favors getting rid of Electoral system. It's not to the point of saying we can do it yet. But it's not an impossible situation in the long term.

Right now Republicans like the Electoral system because, during the past 5 Presidential elections, they've won twice through the Electoral system while losing the popular vote. But things are evolving in a way that is likely to make them HATE the system.
So you hate the EC because "polls"? :? :lol:

I can't think of a reason more retarded than that. :rofl:

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Chizzang wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
I went to a Mormon church here in Bangkok recently - ironic that it was my first time in a Mormon church even though I have Mormon cousins

It was for the baptism of a buddy’s daughter. The officiant was a deacon of the church, and also my direct boss at work

I was hoping to witness some weird or goofy stuff ....

Instead, what I got was basically Methodist Lite, with more singing and less hymnals.

And they were more racially mixed than any UMC or AME church I have EVER been in
Second fastest growing religion on earth...
Second only to Islam

:nod:
Not anymore, they are losing members in Utah, and that is not counting the ones who go jack and the church does not remove them from the count.

They fit the classical definition of a cult here in Utah. Leadership is very controlling and members are expected to do many tasks. If they miss paying a tithe, a member or leader will go to there house and collect.


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Your obsession with "fags" is showing again...
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Chizzang wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
I went to a Mormon church here in Bangkok recently - ironic that it was my first time in a Mormon church even though I have Mormon cousins

It was for the baptism of a buddy’s daughter. The officiant was a deacon of the church, and also my direct boss at work

I was hoping to witness some weird or goofy stuff ....

Instead, what I got was basically Methodist Lite, with more singing and less hymnals.

And they were more racially mixed than any UMC or AME church I have EVER been in
Second fastest growing religion on earth...
Second only to Islam

:nod:
I think humans are religious beings... because we have to have an explanation for everything. Only children can be happy and content with mysteries - like the tooth fairy or Santa

But once we are adults we cannot stand the unknowns. Some of us become scientists or at least consumers of scientific inquiry. The rest of us are religious (and there is plenty of overlap between the two)

All of that said^^^ I think that because of those things, as a species we will never lose our religion - because we will never figure it ALL out. Some things will always be beyond the limits of understanding. If mankind has to contend with various religions moving forward, I would not put Mormonism high on the list of religions that scare me. Maybe they don't practice what their forefathers said they should but what they actually DO isn't all that bad.

It's kind of nice, actually
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Ibanez wrote: Why can't someone argue that the reason the economy is doing well is because of something a previous administration has done. Isn't that what is said about the 1990s? That Clinton was enjoying the benefits of Reagan policies? It often takes years for the effects of policies, legislation, initiatives, etc... to be felt and measured. I'm not saying that business don't like a Trump administration, but i'm not sure as to how much credit belongs to Obama/Biden vs Trump?pence. :twocents:
Your just trolling AZ to get him to post the long list of economic milestones since Trump took over.

Any normal person would just look at their most recent 401k statements and realize the difference all by themselves. :coffee:
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Chizzang wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
I went to a Mormon church here in Bangkok recently - ironic that it was my first time in a Mormon church even though I have Mormon cousins

It was for the baptism of a buddy’s daughter. The officiant was a deacon of the church, and also my direct boss at work

I was hoping to witness some weird or goofy stuff ....

Instead, what I got was basically Methodist Lite, with more singing and less hymnals.

And they were more racially mixed than any UMC or AME church I have EVER been in
Second fastest growing religion on earth...
Second only to Islam

:nod:
The Mormons have discovered the secret to growing their religion.....have standards that weed out undesirables. Show people how great they are.....rather than forcing stuff down people's throats with angry ugly old white men. :nod:

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CID1990 wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Second fastest growing religion on earth...
Second only to Islam

:nod:
I think humans are religious beings... because we have to have an explanation for everything. Only children can be happy and content with mysteries - like the tooth fairy or Santa

But once we are adults we cannot stand the unknowns. Some of us become scientists or at least consumers of scientific inquiry. The rest of us are religious (and there is plenty of overlap between the two)

All of that said^^^ I think that because of those things, as a species we will never lose our religion - because we will never figure it ALL out. Some things will always be beyond the limits of understanding. If mankind has to contend with various religions moving forward, I would not put Mormonism high on the list of religions that scare me. Maybe they don't practice what their forefathers said they should but what they actually DO isn't all that bad.

It's kind of nice, actually
Absolutely agree ^ that we are religious beings
but to me it feels more like because we need to feel eternally connected
and need an explanation as to what comes next - because this can't be all there is

Humans by a vast majority do not believe death is the end (for themselves)
yet (strangely many) are perfectly fine believing that other living things just die

:lol:

and we attach that "eternity" to a personal definition of "sentient"
I suffer I feel and I recognize myself the mirror therefore I go on forever

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kalm wrote:
SDHornet wrote: Your just trolling AZ to get him to post the long list of economic milestones since Trump took over.

Any normal person would just look at their most recent 401k statements and realize the difference all by themselves. :coffee:
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Trumps deregulation has more to do with keeping the economy booming than his tax cut. I think chizzy covered this already.

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I see the Democrat Nevada gov has vetoed the bill to join the popular vote compact. He said the bill, “could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests and force Nevada’s electors to side with whoever wins the nationwide popular vote, rather than the candidate Nevadans choose.”

So there are some Democrats that get it.
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SDHornet wrote:
kalm wrote:
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Trumps deregulation has more to do with keeping the economy booming than his tax cut. I think chizzy covered this already.
Could be.

So list the deregulations and let’s discuss it.
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SDHornet wrote: Trumps deregulation has more to do with keeping the economy booming than his tax cut. I think chizzy covered this already.
Could be.

So list the deregulations and let’s discuss it.
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HI54UNI wrote:I see the Democrat Nevada gov has vetoed the bill to join the popular vote compact. He said the bill, “could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests and force Nevada’s electors to side with whoever wins the nationwide popular vote, rather than the candidate Nevadans choose.”

So there are some Democrats that get it.
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