Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

“Double, double, Donald’s in trouble: Witches…will gather at midnight to cast a spell on President Trump AND his supporters…”

February 25, 2017

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4257216/Witches-gather-midnight-cast-spell-Donald-Trump.html

Whether you’re a Trump supporter, opponent, or agnostic, if you’re interested in who was invited to participate last night, I did some research – – follow the links in the article excerpt, below.

Excerpt:

This is not an exclusive witches-only event wither, with Wiccans, shamans, Heremeticists, cunning folk, sorcerers and sorceresses, hoodooists, occultists, magicians, Ceremonialists and Ritualists also invited and urged to take part.

“I made this my rule: When the Lord commands, do it ” – – Joseph Smith (History of the Church, 2:170)

February 24, 2017

https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/english/pdf/language-materials/09410_eng.pdf p. 30

“WIRED: In your book you predict the emergence of two completely new religions. What are they? HARARI: [Techno-humanism and Dataism.]”

February 22, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/yuval-harari-tech-is-the-new-religion/

Excerpt:

Techno-humanism aims to amplify the power of humans, creating cyborgs and connecting humans to computers, but it still sees human interests and desires as the highest authority in the universe.

Dataism is a new ethical system that says, yes, humans were special and important because up until now they were the most sophisticated data processing system in the universe, but this is no longer the case. The tipping point is when you have an external algorithm that understands you—your feelings, emotions, choices, desires—better than you understand them yourself. That’s the point when there is the switch from amplifying humans to making them redundant.

“Always treat people as if they’re in trouble, and you’ll be right most of the time!”

February 19, 2017

In context:

The demands of the hospital made Russell’s Church calling quite challenging. He was required to make numerous visits over long distances during his few free evenings, but with careful scheduling, he successfully made those visits.6 The spiritual welfare of a number of good men became his concern. One of these men was Wilbur W. Cox, whose wife, Nora, served as branch Relief Society president. Evenings in the Cox home were rewarding, and getting to know this good man and his gracious wife was an enriching experience for the Nelsons. It did not take long for Russell to detect the wonderful spirit in Wilbur, whom he learned to love. In later years, Brother Cox was called to serve as the first president of the Boston Stake.7 Elder Henry B. Eyring recalled the sage advice he received from President Cox as a young student attending Harvard: “Always treat people as if they’re in trouble, and you’ll be right most of the time!”8 Brother Cox subsequently served as a mission president and as president of the Manti Utah Temple. As one of the Twelve in 1985, Elder Nelson ordained Brother Cox to the office of patriarch.9

Condie, Spencer J.. Russell M. Nelson: Father, Surgeon, Apostle (Kindle Locations 1768 -1777). Deseret Book Company. Kindle Edition.

Los Angeles Times: ‘I know they are going to die.’ This foster father takes in only terminally ill children

February 10, 2017

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-foster-father-sick-children-2017-story.html

Speaks for itself.