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by dande48
05 May 2019, 09:39
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America
Replies: 29
Views: 1299

Re: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America

Having a child who just received a degree from the College of Life Sciences I have to say that if this was one time the case, it is no longer. He came home his first semester at BYU with a testimony of evolution. Evolution is freely and openly discussed and accepted by the Life Science faculty, sev...
by dande48
04 May 2019, 16:43
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America
Replies: 29
Views: 1299

Re: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America

I truly do believe the core motivation is based on the idea that the glory of God is intelligence and Jospeh Smith's obsession with learning. But it's education with a Church/doctrinal emphasis. Most classes begin with a prayer. Every biology class started with a week or two going over documents an...
by dande48
04 May 2019, 09:56
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America
Replies: 29
Views: 1299

Re: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America

Hope this isn't too off topic, but along the lines of what SD mentioned... My sister-in-law's husband, before he married her, basically told me that the purpose of BYU (they went to BYU-I) was not to get an education, but to get married. With the focus on YSA wards, and a lot of the rhetoric you hea...
by dande48
03 May 2019, 07:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 39
Views: 1380

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

Under that model the church never attains perfection. As long as there is a future, that future will hold a more perfect version of the church. That might be the point though, that there's always room to do things better. Along this idea... the thing about "perfection", is that what it actually mea...
by dande48
01 May 2019, 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the fruits of coffee are . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 1096

Re: And the fruits of coffee are . . .

"All trees produce something." I think with most things, even things we "shouldn't" do, have some benefit behind them. Otherwise we wouldn't do it. Alcohol has benefits. Smoking has benefits. Painkillers have benefits. Porn has benefits. Adultery has benefits... etc. You get the idea. But there are ...
by dande48
01 May 2019, 11:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Forigiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1378

Re: Thoughts on Forigiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships

Is failing to give someone privileges, get into close relationships with them, etcetera, considered holding a grudge after you have let go of the emotional angst? Particularly when the withheld privileges and close relationships are based on lack of trust and self-protectionism? I believe a perfect...
by dande48
01 May 2019, 10:52
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 877

Re: War

I think that's a very good analysis, OON. I think the evidence points in high-likelihood to those conclusions.

HIstorically, Jehovah has been a God of War.
by dande48
01 May 2019, 07:06
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America
Replies: 29
Views: 1299

Re: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America

It's the best value for LDS students, who are required to adhere to certain standards, including the paying of tithing, or risk expulsion. I have no doubt the system is in place to guarantee the Church a hefty return on their investment. Compared with other universities, they operate on an "alternat...
by dande48
01 May 2019, 06:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 877

Re: War

War is an awful thing. We're still killing far too many people for no good reason. But we have seen an unprecedented amount of peace these past few decades, that I'm grateful for. The news will always sensationalize things, and make it seem like the end of the world is nigh. But all things considere...
by dande48
30 Apr 2019, 08:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Being Gay at BYU - Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Being Gay at BYU - Part 2

nibbler wrote:
30 Apr 2019, 05:25
Don't look directly into the comments.

*Immediately looks at the comments*
. Thanks, Nibs.