Cher Doesn’t Get the Underwear Concept Anyway...

Jul 7, 2012 by

The singer Cher stirred controversy for her anti-Romney tweet.  The Supreme Court’s healthcare decision mobilized a large number of voters to rally around the not-Obama candidate, Mitt Romney, for his promise to lead the repeal of nationalized healthcare if elected. In just the four hour period following the Supreme Court’s announcement, Mitt Romney’s campaign raised $1 million.   Cher’s concern led her to Twitter to warn her fans. About Obama she wrote: “I Feel if he doesn’t get all his DUCKS IN A ROW we’ll b forced 2 listen 2Uncaring Richy Rich! The whitest man in MAGIC UNDERWEAR in the WH.”  I’m glad to see that Cher is a concerned citizen. My first reactions: Is anyone forced to listen to the US president? Isn’t Cher white? Is a white man in the White House a problem?...

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Mormon Temple Wedding: A Ceremony Centered in Christ...

May 11, 2011 by

“Who Shall Ascend into the Hill of the Lord?” Open Access with Preparation Just this last week a friend of mine told me about her friend’s friend’s description of their exclusion from a Latter-day Saint Temple wedding ceremony. (How’s that for degrees of separation?) This friend of a friend of a friend said he had to wait outside the Temple because he was “unclean.” It was a joke at which both my friend and I laughed because that’s not  how Latter-day Saints view it. If I had to choose one word describing those waiting outside the Temple during a wedding ceremony, it wouldn’t be “unclean,” it would be “uncovenanted.” Latter-day Saints believe that in every “dispensation” in which God has dispensed the gospel of Jesus Christ, He has made a covenant with His people...

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Post-Mortem Second Chances? Not exactly, more like post mortem first chances for some and second chances with lesser rewards for others. Mormon Belief of the Afterlife. Understanding How God Makes...

Aug 14, 2010 by

This has turned out to be a lengthy and weighty post, so I’ve stopped at phase I and will continue phases II and III in forthcoming posts.  I’ve called the phases the following: What happens after we die? Phase I: The Spirit World What happens after we die?  Phase II Universal Resurrection for All: The crowning Act of Christ’s Atonement was Victory Over Physical Death for All Mankind.  Paul’s Description of Resurrected Bodies What happens after we die? Phase III Final Judgment and the Eternal Thereafter.   There are Many Mansions in Heaven with Four Different Real Estate Location Options For skimmers,  I’ve packed the headings with info. I recently read an online newspaper article having something to do with Mormons. I can’t remember the topic though it was a fair treatment. In the comments...

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Mormon Underwear: A Constant Personal Reminder to Always Remember Jesus Christ and Keep His Commandments...

Mar 3, 2010 by

Faithful Latter-day Saints (Mormons) frequently think differently than the current public. The public often views living God’s guidelines, which are called commandments, as someone telling them they can’t do something or they have to do it. Faithful Latter-day Saints live these guidelines because by faith they see the opportunity to be schooled by God in how to draw closer to Him. As a result, when faithful Latter-day Saints properly wear the sacred underclothing associated with the endowment ceremony in the Temple, it draws them closer to God. The public also often views “Mormon Temples” as secret and exclusive places because a person must be a baptized member of the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints and currently be living the commandments to enter. Plus, members do not talk about the specifics of Temple...

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Mormons and Sex: Living the Law of Chastity...

Mar 2, 2010 by

Preface and Purpose About a year ago a friend of mine who knew I was Mormon asked me about the final book of  Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series. She pointed out that Meyer was Mormon and that (spoiler alert) Bella has a daughter with Edward.  “They’re married,” was my response.  I found the question curious and was slightly frustrated when an interruption prevented us from talking further. I suspected that my friend wasn’t sure if Mormons believed in or practiced sexuality. Sometimes people say outrageous things for the shock factor and I’m not going for that with addressing this topic.  However, I do frequently purposefully push myself to exercise courage.  If I think something is right or I should do something, I weigh it and once I make the decision, I then jump in with both...

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