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Published: Friday, April 22 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Provo, UT

@Just Jargon "What happened to forgiveness? I thought our sins were paid for by our Saviour...and he asked us to repent...does that mean we really "do" have to suffer for our own sins? Or does the Saviour "really" atone for them? Which way is it? BYU has to dish out "punishment", or the Saviour really has paid the price for those sin? Can't be both ways. "

Interesting...I'm pretty sure Christ paid for the sins of the moneychangers in the temple, too. That didn't stop Him from chasing them out with a whip...so which way is it?

The Atonement of Jesus Christ allows us the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins on conditions of repentance. It does NOT mean we do not have to suffer the consequences of our actions here on Earth. Rather, it allows us to learn from the mistakes that we all make and to be cleansed from them through the repentance process.

Brandon Davies made a mistake and there were consequences for that mistake. However, he has handled it all with great aplomb and I respect and admire him for that. I wish him all the best.

Plano, TX

Something I don't quite get, is the fact that the posters railing about supposed judgmental actions related to private, willingly entered into honor code agreements between BYU, it's student athlete, his coach - are somehow open to derision and attack by parties with no standing in them. Aren't these posters inflicting their own judgement on the actions of others as well ?

I hope Davies makes a great end to this story. MANY byu students through the years have done exactly as he has with regard to withdrawing from school - making things right and come back. Did it myself once, so I know it happens.

Karchaj, A.V.

Great news for this kid. Hope he does well from his return all the way through his college career.

Salt Lake City, UT

Way to go, Brandon! You can do it! We are soooo proud of you!!

Murray, UT

Great News!!! I look forward to your return to the team Davies!

Bountiful, UT

A few questions:

If Davies was just a run of the mill non-athlete, regular joe, sociology major at the Y, would everyone be so excited for this situation?

If the run or mill non-athlete kid was in your ward, would you be giving him the full hand of fellowship or whispering in the corners about him not serving a mission and breaking the commandments?

Would you be "so excited" if this was your son going through this situation?

Would you point to your son as a shining example to the youth if he was in Davies situation?

Seems to me that we are too quick to pass judgement or assign forgiveness either way in a casual manner. Or course, this isn't just a BYU issue, it isn't just an LDS issue but a people issue altogether. We put ourselves higher than others, judge, gossip, backbite, etc. But we despise when others do the same to us or our own. Seems we (LDS and non-LDS alike) ought to mind our own business, love as the Savior loves and leave the judgements to Him.

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