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Projects like this and the multi-million dollar trolley are sure grand and benefit a few egos, ASU, and downtown. I just hope some of the money ends up going to fix all the broken down residential streets, water leaks, graffiti, and half-empty strip malls everywhere else in Tempe.18 hours ago
I totally agree that college students should budget, spend conservatively, and work part-time to cover their living expenses. They face too much imported competition for part-time jobs. But I think it's sad too that our education system is not advancing. It is just becoming more commercialized and more costly. The middle class pays to the elite and pays for the poor.4 weeks ago
RFalcon- Thank you for the well wishes. I seek to always grow closer to the only begotten Son of The Creator. You are correct about the first 4 New Testament Books being known as the 4 Gospels - contained in the one and only Christian Scripture - The Holy Bible. I should have been clearer in my use of the general term gospel (doctrine), a synonym of scripture. From thesaurus.com:
***Main Entry: GOSPEL
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: fact, doctrine
Synonyms: actuality, authority, belief, certainty, credo, creed, dogma, faith, last word, SCRIPTURE , testament, truism, truth, veracity, verity ***
Per lds.org, your religion has 4 scriptures, plus whatever presidents/prophets might add.
You are correct that I am angry, but it is from what I am currently seeing your organization do to a family I know! I try my best to support my comments with facts. Here's one of Brigham Young's wives wearing a cross:
I hope you will pray that those in your church that continue to coerce friends of mine saying you "believe the same things as Christians" will stop immediately. Have YOU grown enough to do that?2 months ago
pd- I don't know if stating that "a women led prayer at an lds conference once 150 years ago" strengthens your position much. Mormon women used to routinely wear crosses in the late 1800's, I hope the pants on Sunday, women's prayer at conferences women's group takes up that cause now. Believe what you choose, just don't trick converts into believing you are another Christian denomination!
Baptized Christians aren't even allowed in your temples unless they lie on the temple recommend questions like so many of you must to gain access.
RFalcon- mormons follow the gospelS, 4 of them, with constant changes. Don't confuse would-be converts who have heard of or know The Gospel.2 months ago
I don't get this part: "Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said Mormon leaders LATE LAST YEAR decided who would be leading the conference prayers, which is BEFORE the women prayer campaign was launched." Why did there even have to be a "campaign" then? Is this really progress or clever posturing? Maybe it's because any decisions made in all this organization's SECRET MEETINGS cannot be discussed until they are acted upon!
2 months ago
Let's cool down the valley's heat island a bit with rooftop gardens. SRP and APS could use some of their "ain't we cool" commercial money to fund some!2 months ago
I'm not sure if Kolby Granville is for this or for this getting resolved. At the city level what is important is safe, well-maintained streets. quality services, code compliance, crime, and fewer strip mall vacancies. That is what Mr. Granville's campaign stated and got him elected (and the fact Tempeans really wanted some new blood). Any Mayor or Council Member that shifts to a personal agenda risks losing the public trust and gaining a recall.2 months ago
Why has law enforcement gotten away from "beats"? The officer(s) get to know the people, environment, and activities of a specific area. Residents form partnerships with these officers and are much more likely to call in suspicious or illegal observations. "Community policing", not "sit, wait, and swarm". I know a guy in Tempe that called in loud, late-night parties (no music, just yelling, swearing, and fighting) at the same address SEVERAL times. The police never visited the place on a weekend night unless they were called first. I'm not saying Tempe is worse than other valley cities. I'm just using it as an example. Is it because departments need more patrol officers and fewer supervisors?2 months ago
I said "not featured", not "absent". Your answer agreed with me.
"In Christian theology the atonement refers to the forgiving or pardoning of sin through the DEATH of Jesus Christ by CRUCIFIXION, which made possible the reconciliation between God and creation." - Wikipedia (Atonement)
“…for redeemed sinners, every good thing — indeed every bad thing that God turns for good — was obtained for us by the cross of Christ. Apart from the death of Christ, sinners get nothing but judgment. Apart from the cross of Christ, there is only condemnation. Therefore everything that you enjoy in Christ — as a Christian, as a person who trusts Christ — is owing to the death of Christ. And all your rejoicing in all things should therefore be a rejoicing in the cross where all your blessings were purchased for you at the cost of the death of THE Son of God, Jesus Christ” -unknown Christian Minister from the pulpit
For us Christians, Christ is our Creator's ONLY begotten Son.2 months ago
The Cross will most likely not be featured in this pageant. It is too bad the Mormons started shunning the Cross in the 1950's.
KJV 1 COR 1:18 "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. "
2 months ago