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by SamBee
24 Jun 2018, 03:13
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Geneticists and statisticians estimate everyone on earth shares the same parents as recently as as about 3000 BC. Everyone of European ancestry is related even more I really don't buy this. There are some seriously isolated populations out there. It's ironic that people carefully guard every bit of...
by SamBee
23 Jun 2018, 15:00
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Geneticists and statisticians estimate everyone on earth shares the same parents as recently as as about 3000 BC. Everyone of European ancestry is related even more I really don't buy this. There are some seriously isolated populations out there. It's ironic that people carefully guard every bit of...
by SamBee
23 Jun 2018, 14:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orrin Hatch Pleads for Acceptance of LGBT People on the Senate Floor
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Orrin Hatch Pleads for Acceptance of LGBT People on the Senate Floor

He's an interesting character. Not so long ago he was arguing for medicinal cannabis in the senate.

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by SamBee
23 Jun 2018, 03:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

I just listened to clips from Oaks’ talk. I’m amazed. He flat out said the ban was God’s command. What the heck?!? Mormonism has this weird conundrum... officially we follow the current president's counsel over the previous ones, but we still can't admit some of previous ones might have been wrong.
by SamBee
23 Jun 2018, 03:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Alan Watts
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Alan Watts

- I disagree about drugs with him given how many are destroyed by them - He did drink and womanize quite a lot... it wasn't very Buddhist of him. But he did have quite a few incredible insights, and was very skilled at teaching. I guess a tree can bare good fruit and bad. This... but I suppose it d...
by SamBee
22 Jun 2018, 13:57
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Noah film, Creation scene
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Noah film, Creation scene

Maybe. Their telling of creation felt more theistic evolution and the church's traditional telling of the creation story feels more literal (no death before the fall, so evolution is out). I think the church's current interpretation of the creation story lands in the "we don't know" or "no comment"...
by SamBee
22 Jun 2018, 11:46
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Intro & Hellos
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: My Intro & Hellos

As the saying goes, don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Do what works for you, but keep the good stuff.

By the way if you're going to drink coffee... I wouldn't go for Starbucks, they may be the best known, but they don't do the best coffee. I steer away from it because it does things to me.
by SamBee
22 Jun 2018, 11:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Noah film, Creation scene
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Noah film, Creation scene

https://youtu.be/q7tNWZhQGFc

This looks very like it has had an LDS hand in it.
by SamBee
22 Jun 2018, 11:31
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Alan Watts
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Alan Watts

A five minute talk by Alan Watts on "Why Society Needs Outsiders".

https://youtu.be/qQFcNFAzXGo
by SamBee
22 Jun 2018, 10:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?
Replies: 18
Views: 282

Re: Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_same-sex_unions Wikipedia, so unreliable, but the Roman law of the 300s forbidding it is of interest:. When a man “marries” in the manner of a woman, a “woman” about to renounce men, what does he wish, when sex has lost its significance; when the crime is one...