I too love the scrutiny. It keeps me on my toes and helps me in improving my
actions. The fact is, we love the opportunity this gives to millions who
otherwise would just write us off - to actually ask us what we believe. We are
just like them in many ways, and it opens the channels of communication a little
bit. It's all good.
Back to the article - Texas is abuzz with disccussions between the religious
sects. On a weekly basis my associates who are Catholic, Baptist and Methodist
come to me with questions to clarify what we believe - rather than going to
their pastors. That is, after all, all we can ask. So the I'm a
Mormon campaign and the Romney campaign have already won - in open discussion
and mutual understanding points.
@ Pagan.Let Detroit fail or go bankrupt. No company should ever be bailed
out. Let the market take its cource. GM and crysler could have filed BK's and
cam out just fine or blew a way. As for cuting jobs at Bain its called getting
companies lean and productive. Or dumping the dead wood. When Mitt becomes
president watch the dead wood drop from government employment rolls.
'I hope the corporations can succeed, as my retirement fund depends on it.' -
LDSareChristians | 3:43 p.m. Nov. 8, 2011 And if it dosen't...? *'Behind the Enron Scandal - Called to Account - By Cathy Booth Thomas
- Time Magazine - 06/18/02 'In holding the accountants accountable,
the jury in essence sanctioned the entire bean-counting industry for its failure
to police rogue corporations.' What happens too... the
people? Corporations, come and go. Would you like an example? *Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million By Ken Thomas
AP Published by DSNews 08/04/11 I choose to support goverment,
because the goverment is accountable...to the people. Business is
accountable, to the Board. Who, as my example shows, can close a
business, on a whim. For whatever reason. How 'secure' does your job
Pagan posted: *Mitt Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip
Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11I am one of those people
(not directly employed). I hope the corporations can succeed, as my retirement
fund depends on it.
I'm just amazed that so many of you people even bother to answer those on these
posts that are constantly attacking the LDS Church and making these pointless
points. There are some posters (you can probably guess who they are), who's
posts I don't even bother to read any more. They are just tirades stemming from
their own personal emotional problems.FDR Fan: Thank you for your
points that actually do have a point. Those are excellent posts even if the
first one didn't get through. Unfortunately, our doctrines are often distorted
or misunderstood and it is important for us to clarify them by giving them full
explanation whenever we can. I believe what you said is correct
about the actual doctrine of the Church. That is what I have always been taught
and it makes the most logical sense. Unfortunately, we are taught that this is
the most evil of all worlds. I am being drawn uncontrollably to the conclusion
that this is true. Perhaps that is why our Elder Brother, Jesus Christ, came to
THIS world to fulfill his mission as the Saviour of all of our Heavenly Father's
'pass tarp and unemployment will not exceed 8%. really?' - ute alumni | 1:56
p.m. Nov. 8, 2011 Um, no. *'Univ. of Maryland study
finds Fox News viewers to be misinformed on key issues' - By Ryan Witt -
Examiner - 12/17/10 'Over 40% of respondents said President Obama
started TARP even though TARP was signed into law by President Bush on October
3rd of 2008.' Not really. :)
paganhow about little things regarding yomamapass tarp and
unemployment will not exceed 8%. really?pass social medicine and rates
will come down. really?close Guantanimo? really?gay marriage.
really?on and on and onyou're worried about Mitt? reallyyo to
go. empty suit, no experience, no leadership.
Said Pagan:*'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' - By Mitt Romney - NY Times -
11/18/08*'Mitt Romney as job creator clashes with Bain record of job cuts'
- By Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg News - Published by DSNews - 07/20/11'Employees
who lost jobs at Bain-controlled companies more than a decade ago say they still
hold Romney responsible."I would not vote for him for anything,"
said Phyllis Detro, 68, who lost her job...'*Mitt Romney: Corporations are
people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11 In the long term, each of those short term actions could well have
resulted in STRONGER companies... like Staples even EXISTING today...
Sometimes you have to prune a tree so it grows better and provides good stock
for fruit.He's a smart man and I don't doubt he'd bring good
business experience to bear in serving the nation, regardless of his religion.
I've been on the receiving end of VC money, and lean and mean is what that phase
is all about...short term cash flow matters intensely.
I don't understand what I did but my comment above was a continuation of a
comment about Hugh Hewitt's book "A Mormon in the White House?"He said that there were 3 issues that Mitt Romney had to address but he
positive things to say. The one issue that I commented on was that some may be
reluctant to vote for him because it might encourage others to convert to
Mormonism, thereby condemning them selves. I related how my sister attended a
fast meeting where several young men expressed gratitude to their big brother,
Jesus. She thought that humanized him and did not treat Jesus as God. There are
several devout and sincere people who believe we are not Christian because of
our perceived doctrine - and not because of how Mormons live. I regret that I
have lost the first part but I'm not bringing this up out of the clear blue.
Because of Hewitt's book and others we need to answer what is being said.
The quotes of early church leaders by Hewitt, forces the inference that there
are billions of earths with each having its own Jesus. And, according to a
gospel doctrine class that I attended in Washington State, each earth has a
backup in case one fails. We may not wish to address this issue but its out
there, and non Mormons are discussing it. Only a prophet is authorized to
declare or clarify doctrine, but that is not what I hear church leaders
teaching. Nor is it in accord with what I get from the scriptures. Isaiah 43:11,
Hosea 13:4, and D &C 76:1 dont say that. I understood Elder McConkie to
teach that Jesus atonement was infinite in time and space. Moses was taught
that God has created worlds without number and did so through His son, Jesus
Christ. Marion G. Romney taught that Jesus was also the Redeemer of those
worlds. I understand that these things are sacred and are not to be spoken
of lightly, but its already out there and we ought to have a clearer
understanding why others may consider us lacking in our worship.
I'm happy to see people becoming more interested in what the LDS Church is
about. Romney's campaign has been good for making people more aware. Good
Wait...Mitt Romney's Mormon?
'With the race for the Republican presidential nomination heating up, Mormon
college students deep in the heart of Texas are acclimating themselves to the
increased attention Mitt Romney 's presidential aspirations bring to their
religious observance.' - Article For the record, I do not CARE about
a persons religious observance, until it affects people OUTSIDE OF, that
observance. Like...me. My question, like always is... *'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' - By Mitt Romney - NY Times - 11/18/08 *'Mitt Romney as job creator clashes with Bain record of job cuts' - By
Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg News - Published by DSNews - 07/20/11
'Employees who lost jobs at Bain-controlled companies more than a decade ago say
they still hold Romney responsible."I would not vote for him for
anything," said Phyllis Detro, 68, who lost her job...' Where,
are the jobs? *Mitt Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By
Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11