Saturday, November 14, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
To me, this is where the great "sifting of the wheat from the tares" in the last days begins.
The reality of that spiritual witness cannot be refuted by the haters and disbelievers. Millions upon millions of people have testified of the answers they have received regarding many issues ranging from the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the reality of the mission of Joseph Smith, the blessings of the law of tithing, divine protection, and others. Many of these people have seen these witnesses repeated hundreds of times in their lives. Those who try to argue against the validity of these experiences simply look foolish to the many millions who have actually witnessed them. It's as silly as arguing that Tahiti (or any other place) doesn't exist simply because you have personally never been there and never made the required effort to go.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Population growth is controlled through self-restraint and personal responsibility. People would have children when they want them and can afford them. Most unwanted pregnancies would not occur if people behaved responsibly.
A “living” minimum wage would drive prices up, making the “living” wage even less affordable. Employers would have to raise prices to cover the increased wage expense. They might have to lay off a good portion of their crew. The “value menu” at a fast food restaurant would start at $3 instead of $1. We end up with higher prices, higher unemployment, causing the living wage to not be enough to "live" on after all. So then do we raise it again, and keep going through this same cycle?
Engaging in pornography?
Families would be even more endangered than they are now. It is well established that pornography destroys families. It destroys trust between spouses. It erodes one's ability to have a normal, healthy married sex life. Divorce rates have increased sharply because of porn addiction. This causes increased need for social services for kids as well as adults, which are largely government funded. The victims of porn addicts often need government financial assistance. Teen dropout rates increase. Teen substance abuse rates increase. Teen pregnancy increases. Teen suicide increases. These happen because the family, the god-ordained institution in which civility and moral stability is taught, is broken. Liberals want to dismiss the value of the family, but they cannot refute the facts that support the value and positive social impact of families. Liberals also want people to believe that pornography is harmless. The evidence proves quite the opposite.
Sexually active outside of marriage?
This already appears to be the norm, not the exception. So what do we have now? More disease, more unwanted pregnancies (therefore more abortions), more welfare because of teenage and unwed mothers, more fatherless children (with all the social disadvantages that brings), and so on.
Do these examples sound like they are value-neutral? Absolutely not.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I would like to see my children have enough experience exercising their faith on their own and seeing the blessings and answers that come, that they could never doubt what they know. Jacob, the brother of Nephi, gives perhaps the best description of what I hope to see in my children:
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Isaiah was right on:
Sunday, July 28, 2013
The “Court of Public Opinion”
Further, Eric Holder stated that the 'Stand Your Ground' law, upon which Zimmerman tried to base his defense, should be repealed. That law was upheld a couple of years ago by the Supreme Court as the "Castle Doctrine". But for Holder to say a good law should be repealed simply because the outcome of a racially-charged case (upon which he can personally gain) didn't go his way, is just another indication of power-grabbing corruption in Washington.
Obama and Holder, at the urging of the NAACP, are considering Federal civil rights charges to keep the hatred and racism alive despite a lack of evidence.