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« Reply #75 on: February 04, 2012, 03:11:15 am »
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One of the strangest things in this world is the number of women who know how to tie a tie and number of men who don't.

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« Reply #76 on: February 04, 2012, 03:15:09 am »
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So is Tweed going to vote for Romney?

Hey Tweed do you still have your Lenin shirt from your communist phase? You should wear that on Sunday.
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« Reply #77 on: February 04, 2012, 06:32:22 am »
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I do still have my Lenin shirt (two of them actually -- the more incendiary of the two has a big portrait of Lenin on the front with 'WWLD?' in bold caps under his face. no, I'm not going to wear that)... the student branch of Ithaca LDS meets at 9am Sunday, now I just need to find a ride.
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« Reply #78 on: February 04, 2012, 06:43:38 am »
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but there's only so much trickery.  you can trick men.  into Ivy League degrees.  into law school acceptance.  into paying for your food and drink.  into having sex with you.  but! and here it is.  you can't trick God. 
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« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2012, 07:58:04 am »
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Tweed, I know from reading this that you don't really believe in Mormonism, but have chosen to join it. However, you have made reference to God as well. Do you believe in God?
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« Reply #80 on: February 04, 2012, 09:36:48 am »
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I do still have my Lenin shirt (two of them actually -- the more incendiary of the two has a big portrait of Lenin on the front with 'WWLD?' in bold caps under his face. no, I'm not going to wear that)... the student branch of Ithaca LDS meets at 9am Sunday, now I just need to find a ride.

I vaguely remember reading you could contact the missionaries to accompany you to services.
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« Reply #81 on: February 04, 2012, 09:42:44 am »
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Haha,  The Jets, Mets, and Islanders triumvirate of suck finally pushed someone over the edge into drastic action.  Hell, if he is a Knicks fan like me, he may end up joining one of those fundamentalist LDS cults.   Stay strong Brother Tweed.
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« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2012, 10:37:50 am »
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If you're for real about this, you might want to try finding a Community of Christ near you; they might be more to your taste ideologically.  Congrats!  If you're not for real about this, have you considered going into writing?  Your style isn't quite the kind that I go for, but you have chops.
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« Reply #83 on: February 04, 2012, 12:59:10 pm »
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If you're for real about this, you might want to try finding a Community of Christ near you; they might be more to your taste ideologically.  Congrats!  If you're not for real about this, have you considered going into writing?  Your style isn't quite the kind that I go for, but you have chops.

while I would very probably 'fit better' with RLDS, I choose LDS as it is the most important, if you will, and therefore viewed as the inheritor of the latter day saint tradition.  the influence I can have through there is therefore greatest. 

as for the last bit, I do appreciate the compliment, but see no incompatibility with being 'for real' and continuing to write... I would even be critical of the idea it is necessarily clear that, first of all, even if all the words I've written are to be taken at face value, I am 'for real' about conversion, and, second, critical of the idea that I necessarily must know myself whether or not I am 'for real'.
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« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2012, 04:45:00 pm »
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Does anyone else not believe for one second that this is genuine?

Nice try.
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« Reply #85 on: February 05, 2012, 03:22:19 pm »
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So did you go to church today?
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« Reply #86 on: February 05, 2012, 03:26:03 pm »
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no.  no ride.  my friend says he will go with me to the 9am student service next Sunday, and I'll do what I can to hold him to it.  he is the most dependable friend I have up here, not prone to flake, so it seems likely to happen.

also, it's a Temple, BRTD, get it right.
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« Reply #87 on: February 05, 2012, 03:38:54 pm »
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no.  no ride.  my friend says he will go with me to the 9am student service next Sunday, and I'll do what I can to hold him to it.  he is the most dependable friend I have up here, not prone to flake, so it seems likely to happen.

also, it's a Temple, BRTD, get it right.

No it isn't. You are not allowed into the Temple, until you are consecrated or whatever the term is in LDS vocabulary, and the stake president signs off that you have tithed on time. You sir, are going to a mere church.
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« Reply #88 on: February 05, 2012, 03:48:38 pm »
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well that sucks.  the missionaries didn't give me any of that info.
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« Reply #89 on: February 05, 2012, 04:04:38 pm »
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Yeah I always knew the difference between LDS temples and churches. Once an LDS temple was built and opened in Bismarck I remembered how a weird alliance of fundies and liberals would constantly picket and demonstrate outside it.
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« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2012, 04:34:50 pm »
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Yeah I always knew the difference between LDS temples and churches. Once an LDS temple was built and opened in Bismarck I remembered how a weird alliance of fundies and liberals would constantly picket and demonstrate outside it.


You can get into a Temple for a grand tour as a mere gentile right after it is built, and before it is consecrated a month or so later. So find out where the Saints are building a Temple near you (does Des Moines have one yet?), and put that on your calendar. Under the LDS president who recently died, the LDS were on a mad Temple building spree. Whether the current president Monson has slowed that down, I don't know.

Sad to say, I missed the grand opening of the one in Newport Beach a few years ago. Sad
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« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2012, 04:40:57 pm »
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So let's imagine there was a huge blizzard and some people got stranded and the only building nearby was an LDS Temple and they basically had to either take refuge there or freeze to death. Would the Mormons be OK with them entering? Because there's no question all Christian churches would let people inside in such a situation no matter what their religion was.
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« Reply #92 on: February 05, 2012, 04:47:56 pm »
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So let's imagine there was a huge blizzard and some people got stranded and the only building nearby was an LDS Temple and they basically had to either take refuge there or freeze to death. Would the Mormons be OK with them entering? Because there's no question all Christian churches would let people inside in such a situation no matter what their religion was.

Oh, they have an anteroom designed for the tourists, which would be available to you BRTD, where there will be displays for you to savor (now featuring Christ as the star attraction with the angel Maroni tucked off to the side, rather than covered wagons, and depictions of Brigham Young standing on the mountaintop overlooking "Zion,"  intoning "[T]his is the place"), and I assume that the anteroom has heating.

Man, was't that sentence above just fabulous?  Tongue
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« Reply #93 on: February 05, 2012, 07:18:37 pm »
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So is Tweed not a true MorMan yet?
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« Reply #94 on: February 05, 2012, 10:58:58 pm »
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Not until he steps into the buffalo bowl:

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« Reply #95 on: February 06, 2012, 02:15:23 pm »
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Not until he steps into the buffalo bowl:



Okay, I've always thought that was pretty cool.
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« Reply #96 on: February 06, 2012, 08:52:41 pm »
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I tried reading the story in hopes of being amused but my head started to hurt from the pretentiousness.
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« Reply #97 on: February 06, 2012, 09:02:04 pm »
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Well?
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