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by SamBee
21 Oct 2017, 02:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealands's new prime minister is ex-Mormon
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: New Zealands's new prime minister is ex-Mormon

Oh and another thing, if you get the chance to, visit New Zealand. Beautiful country. :)
by SamBee
21 Oct 2017, 02:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealands's new prime minister is ex-Mormon
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: New Zealands's new prime minister is ex-Mormon

On a completely unrelated note, New Zealand topped the charts are the country with the highest prosperity for 2016. It's also the 14th least religious country in the world. Prosperity gospel, anyone? Quite a few LDS, particularly among the Maori and other Polynesians. The LDS were the subject of a ...
by SamBee
20 Oct 2017, 05:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if the world is not declining?
Replies: 38
Views: 723

Re: What if the world is not declining?

I suspect we will still be round in 20 years, but 200 years is another matter. Here's where we'll be: Dead. Tombstone unkept. Chances are, no one will remember our names. I meant the human race. Although strangely I wouldn't bet on everyone today being dead then either. Technology may have a few su...
by SamBee
20 Oct 2017, 05:14
Forum: Support
Topic: How anonymous are you?
Replies: 26
Views: 559

Re: How anonymous are you?

He crossed two lines - filming the temple ceremony and trying to strongarm a prominent Mormon. While I think we are too secretive about the temple, I also think his act was disrespectful. I have watched the film on Youtube and it is completely out of context. I'm not a fan of the endowment really bu...
by SamBee
19 Oct 2017, 14:58
Forum: Support
Topic: How anonymous are you?
Replies: 26
Views: 559

Re: How anonymous are you?

mormonheretic wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 11:52
Apparently church security knows how to find you.

https://medium.com/@marysnap/im-mary-sn ... 937127a071
He is a pretty extreme example. While I've had my misgivings I have done nothing near that kind of thing.
by SamBee
19 Oct 2017, 14:13
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was the priesthood ban revelation?
Replies: 23
Views: 315

Re: Was the priesthood ban revelation?

South Africa was very different to the USA on racial profiling. In the USA, there is the ridiculous one drop idea where you can be less than a 64th black and considered such... in South Africa, they had the pencil test, where they would shove a pencil in your hair and see if it stuck. Siblings in So...
by SamBee
19 Oct 2017, 10:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if the world is not declining?
Replies: 38
Views: 723

Re: What if the world is not declining?

Willhewonder wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 08:48
SamBee,
You may very well be correct. After all, Peter Zeihan is denoted as a contrarian in at least one internet source. Regardless of how they unfold, the next 10-20 years are going to be something to watch!
I suspect we will still be round in 20 years, but 200 years is another matter.
by SamBee
19 Oct 2017, 10:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was the priesthood ban revelation?
Replies: 23
Views: 315

Re: Was the priesthood ban revelation?

Pres McKay tried to get rid of it years earlier. He succeeded in extending the priesthood to dark-skinned non-Africans such as Fijians, Negritos, Tamils etc.

David O. McKay never gets enough credit for this.
by SamBee
19 Oct 2017, 10:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealands's new prime minister is ex-Mormon
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: New Zealands's new prime minister is ex-Mormon

New Zealand politics tends to be deadly dull, but this election was apparently full of surprises and scandals. It was by all accounts a pretty vicious one with the collapse of the Green vote leading to Labour success.

She isn't the first female PM in NZ. There was one some years ago.
by SamBee
19 Oct 2017, 03:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealands's new prime minister is ex-Mormon
Replies: 8
Views: 168

New Zealands's new prime minister is ex-Mormon

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/19/who-is-new-zealands-new-prime-minister-a-profile-of-jacinda-ardern Who is New Zealand's new prime minister? A profile of Jacinda Ardern The former Mormon and Helen Clark staffer is the youngest woman in history to lead New Zealand... Full name: Jacinda K...