"If it brings a tear to your eye or raises the hair on your arms, it must be revelation."
I was drinking Coke BEFORE the LDS Church said that it was O.K. Does That Make Me More Spiritual Than Those Who Weren't?
"Please bless the refreshments that they may nourish and strengthen out bodies..."
If thy right eye offend thee pluck it out... or if both eyes...err... nevermind
The only thing that is missing is blood! Oh Wait... there's some on his lip! DEGOW!
11 November 2013
06 November 2013
"The dangers I speak of come from the gay-lesbian movement, the feminist movement (both of which are relatively new), and the ever-present challenge from the so-called scholars or intellectuals." - Boyd K. Packer, Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Talk to the All-Church Coordinating Council, May 18, 1993).
Celestial, Terrestrial and Telestial Mormon Feminists
27 June 2013
CAFFEINE WAS CONSIDERED AMONG THE GREAT EVILS
THE 2013 SCIENTIFIC TRUTH ABOUT CAFFEINE
|Dr. John Pemberton|
THE INVENTION BY A PHARMACIST
WHAT DO THE PROPHETS HAVE TO SAY?1930 General Conference by David A. Smith
"Caffeine and tannic acid are the harmful agents in these beverages."
|Gordon B. Hinckley|
WHAT DOES THE LDS CHURCH SAYS TODAY?
26 June 2013
PLAYING CARDS WERE ASSOCIATED WITH EVIL
WHAT AMERICAN HISTORY REVEALS
WHAT DOES THE WORLD THINK TODAY?
|Joseph F. Smith|
WHAT DO LDS PROPHETS HAVE TO SAY?1894 General Conference Joseph F. Smith
"...idle habit of playing cards"
1894 General Conference Joseph F. Smith
"It is no more card-playing than it is checker-playing, if checker-playing is indulged into the wasting of time. Perhaps the one is as pernicious as the other, although I have not noticed in my life the same tendency to evil in playing checkers for amusement as there is in playing cards. As I understand, it takes four or more to make a good party at card playing, and they get to cheating one another and practicing fraud in order to win. You can not do that in checkers. I know a little about checkers myself. I protest against every practice that has no better recommendation for it than the wasting of precious time. I pronounce it wrong. And I say to the Latter-day Saints that idleness is one of those things set down in the revelations of God."
|David O. McKay 1897|
1939 Gospel Doctrine by Joseph F. Smith
“While a simple game of cards in itself may be harmless, it is a fact that by immoderate repetition it ends in an infatuation for chance schemes, in habits of excess, in waste of precious time, in dulling and stupor of the mind, and in the complete destruction of religious feeling. … There is the grave danger that lurks in persistent card playing, which begets the spirit of gambling, of speculation and that awakens the dangerous desire to get something for nothing... It is not easy to imagine that leading men in the Church would find any pleasure that was either inspiring or helpful at the card table” (Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed., Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1939, p. 329).
|John A. Widtsoe|
“It must be added that relaxation from the regular duties of the day is desirable and necessary for human well-being. Wholesome games of recreation are advocated by all right-minded people. Moreover, the … objections [to card playing] are not directed against the many and various card games on the market not employing the usual ‘playing cards.’ Most of these furnish innocent and wholesome recreation, and many are really instructive. It is true that they may be played to excess, but in fact it seldom happens. This is true even when such cards are used in games imitating those with ‘playing cards.’ It is true that such cards may be used for gambling purposes, but in fact it is almost never done. The pall of evil seems to rest upon the ‘playing cards’ handed down to us from antiquity” (Evidences and Reconciliations, Murray & Gee, 1943, pp. 218–19).
1969 General Conference by Robert L. Simpson
"Let me tell you about a sister who became literally hypnotized by a deck of playing cards. Eventually, there were not enough hours in the week to fit everything in. Her keen spiritual sensitivity became dulled, and it was easy for the cunning one to help her decide to give up an important Relief Society calling and abandon her wonderful circle of former associates in favor of the nonessential, time-wasting pastime that had captured her fancy."
October 1974 General Conference by Spencer W. Kimball
"We hope faithful Latter-day Saints will not use the playing cards which are used for gambling, either with or without the gambling."
AVOID THE APPEARANCE OF EVIL"Abstain from all appearance of evil." -1 Thessalonians
13 June 2013
Author: Maurice Dew
Publisher: Pioneer Productions
Year Published: 2013
I have four girls at the ages of three, six, ten and twelve who overheard me playing the music for this review and they loved it. They told me that they recognized the songs from primary and were jumping up and down to the music. It was fun and exciting to see them happy and dancing to primary songs.
However, I do want to say that something to the "orthodox" members of the LDS faith about this music CD. Some may unmistakably consider this music CD disrespectful and offensive solely upon merits of it being under the influence of Rap. They may consider this music, "light-mindedness" (D&C 88:121) trampling the sacred hymns with Rap. However, the imagery the Maurice Dew portrays to his listeners is anything but disrespectful, offensive and so called, "light-minded." This is not Gangster Rap. This is not Thug Rap. This is not the kind of rap that you would need to change the channel too so that your kids will not be harmed by the visuals.
The lyrics are uplifting and inspirational. I believe if Maurice did music videos to this album it would greatly change the attitudes that people have against rap because the video would be showing people serving others, history of our pioneers, children having fun, and people learning life lessons.
Importing the CD into ITunes was a pain since it is not registered with the CDDB Database. I had to manually enter the album, artist and song names into my library of music. There are a total of 12 children primary songs and one hymn (Praise to the Man) by which is my favorite song out of the whole album.
1. Here We Are Together
2. Called to Serve
4. When I Go to Church
6. The Wise Man and the Foolish Man
7. The Dearest Names
9. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
10. The Ox Cart
11. Jesus Said Love Everyone
12. Praise to the Man
13. (Heritage) Come, Come, Ye Saints
Hearing Maurice Dew's music album for the first time was very new, exciting and enlightening.
"Those of you interested in the growing LDS hip-hop scene will no doubt find something to love in the music of Maurice Dew." (www.linescratchers.com) The songs are catchy and memorable. You and your children will love blasting this in your car and home. To preview all of the songs go to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/maurice23