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  • AZ Early Voting: 38.7% Republican, 36.4% Democrat, 24.9% Other.

    10/27/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · 51 of 53
    Luna to azcap

    Thanks so much, azcap!! :)

  • AZ Early Voting: 38.7% Republican, 36.4% Democrat, 24.9% Other.

    10/26/2016 4:01:16 PM PDT · 46 of 53
    Luna to azcap
    Hi, azcap,

    I'd love to read that article. Do you have a link?

    I'm in AZ, too. I'm a Mormon who has been 100% behind Trump. I don't know much about this McMullin guy, aside from his hilarious nickname given to him by fellow Freepers.

    I pray for a landslide for Trump 11/08. He's just what this country needs at this time.

  • UTAH MUST VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP

    10/24/2016 11:15:33 AM PDT · 20 of 51
    Luna to jobim
    I'm a Mormon in AZ and I'm 10000000000000000000% behind Trump.

    The percentage is that high because every time the media (and traitor RINOS) tries to destroy him, my support for him increases!

    I gladly and gratefully voted for Trump on my early ballot.

    P.S. Romney sucks.

  • History of Islam Book Recommendations

    05/04/2016 12:53:27 PM PDT · 32 of 35
    Luna to All
    Looks like my Amazon list got a little longer! LOL!

    I ordered a few that you Freepers have recommended and I printed out the list of titles in this thread for future reference.

    Thanks so much, all!

    Someday the curse of Islam will be gone. See tagline.

  • History of Islam Book Recommendations

    05/04/2016 7:52:39 AM PDT · 14 of 35
    Luna to MarchonDC09122009
    I'm like many others who said "Everything I needed to know about Islam I learned on 9/11."

    With the "refugees" surging into Europe and other parts of the world, I feel a strong need to know more about Islam's history, since I believe this refugee surge is more like an invasion.

    It angers me.

  • History of Islam Book Recommendations

    05/04/2016 7:20:08 AM PDT · 7 of 35
    Luna to All

    Awesome! Thanks so much, everyone! Looks like I’ll be making a trip to Amazon today. :)

  • History of Islam Book Recommendations

    05/04/2016 7:05:08 AM PDT · 1 of 35
    Luna
    We live in such a politically correct world, and since Muslims are being coddled all over the world, I'm sure history books abound that give a softer view of the religion of "peace."

    Are there any books that you would recommend for just factual history of Islam?

    Thanks so much!!

  • Is it possible to be a HAPPY spinster?

    06/04/2015 4:41:37 PM PDT · 28 of 36
    Luna to AlmaKing

    I have two corn snakes, so I don’t think the 42 cats would work. Bad combination. LOL!!!

  • Is it possible to be a HAPPY spinster?

    06/04/2015 4:36:12 PM PDT · 27 of 36
    Luna to BJ1
    I'm 42 and have never been married. Just haven't met the right guy. I'm happy being single. As the years have passed, my Pro list of being single has gotten longer than the Con list.

    I think God wants us to be happy, whether we're married or single, have children, or don't have children. He gave me the gift of life, so why should I spend it being miserable and pining for something that may never happen? Sure, I feel lonely sometimes, but then I count my blessings and I remember that I have been greatly blessed.

    That's my two cents. Now I'm off to once again claim sole ownership of the remote control!

  • Should climate change be added to the civil rights agenda?

    08/30/2013 4:13:44 PM PDT · 11 of 23
    Luna to Oldeconomybuyer
    The hurricane that leveled New Orleans showed that severe weather in low-income neighborhoods and communities of colour is a matter of life and death

    The author may as well have added "but if those hurricanes went after those greedy rich white folks, well, we wouldn't care. In fact, they'd deserve it. Social justice!"

  • Study: 'Toxic Perfectionism' Major Part of LDS Women's Depression

    02/15/2013 9:51:06 AM PST · 21 of 168
    Luna to aMorePerfectUnion
    Perhaps I am rogue. :) I'm also pretty strong-minded with plenty of opinions!! :)

    Perhaps the newly minted mormonic male gods can divvy up the females who are unattached among themselves?

    Okay. I admit it. I thought that comment was funny. I don't spend much time thinking about all those details of the afterlife. I'm just trying to get through this one and enjoy it. :)

    You and I won't agree on Mormon doctrine. And that's okay. I enjoy a good religious discussion, especially one where all parties are respectful, even when they disagree. I don't usually get involved in Mormon threads because they get pretty heated. But I appreciate your responses. They're non-judgemental and very level-headed.

    God bless.

  • Study: 'Toxic Perfectionism' Major Part of LDS Women's Depression

    02/15/2013 9:28:07 AM PST · 19 of 168
    Luna to colorcountry
    Wow. I can't imagine what that must have been like for you.

    I have a question for you in all sincerity and without any judgement attached.

    What was it that made you think or feel that you needed to do all those things in order to feel Godly, or as you wrote "show how successful, good and Godly we were"?

    This topic intrigues me greatly. Probably because I've never experienced the pressure and I don't understand where it comes from. Every person's life experience is unique, so every person's story is valuable.

  • Study: 'Toxic Perfectionism' Major Part of LDS Women's Depression

    02/15/2013 8:44:33 AM PST · 15 of 168
    Luna to aMorePerfectUnion
    That's funny that you mentioned the borg. You actually have a point. There is a part of Mormon culture (which I differentiate from Mormom doctrine) that we all have to be the same, we all have to be perfect women. However, that's an attitude I steer away from. I refuse to get caught up in it. Our journey on this earth is a very individual one. Salvation is individual, not collective. We're not the borg.

    I'm a never-been-married LDS woman pushing 40. My chances of getting married probably aren't that great. Do I feel as though I can't get into the highest level of Heaven because I don't have a husband? Nope! Why? Because I have hope in Christ. He is the Way.

    I've never felt pressue by my male leaders to be perfect, to get married, to go to the temple, to pay more than just tithing, to do this, to do that. I've turned down a calling before and didn't get in trouble for it.

    I just want LDS women to know that they don't have to put the pressure on themselves. Do the best you can with what you have and leave the rest to God. Everybody's "best" is going to be different.

    obedience at every turn

    God wants men and women both to obey His commandments. We're His children and He wants all of us to return back to Him. I think that God has a special place in His heart for His daughters. I think it pains Him to see these women push themselves into depression when it doesn't have to be that way.

  • Study: 'Toxic Perfectionism' Major Part of LDS Women's Depression

    02/15/2013 7:32:31 AM PST · 13 of 168
    Luna to married21

    Great story. And so true! Despair and Disouragement. Satan’s two best tools.

  • Study: 'Toxic Perfectionism' Major Part of LDS Women's Depression

    02/15/2013 7:29:23 AM PST · 12 of 168
    Luna to aMorePerfectUnion
    ““In the LDS Church it’s like, ‘I feel depressed,’ and it’s like, ‘Oh you must not be righteous, maybe you should go serve somebody and then you would be,’” Lindsay (name changed) said. She told Doty how feeling judged by others contributed to her depression. Lindsay, age 32, also said, “It’s just something we do to ourselves, that’s not coming down from the prophet, it’s not coming down from God. That’s just us comparing ourselves to each other and having that perfect standard.”

    This is her perception, that others are judging her. My question to her would be: So what if other people are judging you? Why are you so concerned about what other people think when you have no control over what other people think?

    These women put the pressure on themselves, which is wrong. She admits that it's something she does to herself, which means she chooses to continue in her negative thought patterns. She chooses to continue to participate in the stupid, useless, and destructive Compare Myself to Others game rather than let go of whatever issues she's hanging onto.

  • Study: 'Toxic Perfectionism' Major Part of LDS Women's Depression

    02/14/2013 4:19:05 PM PST · 7 of 168
    Luna to fattigermaster
    This is interesting. And sad.

    I'm a Mormon, have been my whole life. I have NEVER understood this kind of depression and guilt among LDS women. I know it exists among a lot of women of my faith. I've heard women say stuff like "I feel like I'm not doing enough. I could have done more." It makes me want to grab them by the shoulders and say:

    "Stop it! God does NOT expect you to be perfect. He knows it's impossible for ANY human to be perfect. Only one person was perfect, Jesus Christ. Do the best you can, but don't beat yourself up when you screw up. We all screw up. Accept it. Accept the grace that Jesus provides to make up for our imperfections and mistakes. That's what He's there for."

    This kind of depression and guilt is a trap they allow themselves to fall into, nothing more. I wish more LDS women would see it for what it is and realize that God loves ALL of us, despite our failings. That's why He gave his Son. That brings me joy. So why are these women so miserable? I think they forget those simple words of John 3:16.

    Just my two cents.

  • San Diego top cop boasts 'we broke the NRA' as some chiefs aim for gun control

    01/17/2013 2:34:55 PM PST · 24 of 43
    Luna to Altariel
    On the flip side, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, whose district suffered through the mass shooting that wounded Rep. Gabby Giffords a couple of years ago in Tucson, Ariz

    Whoever wrote this article doesn't know Arizona very well. Tucson is in Pima County. Pima County has that idiot Dupnik as County Sheriff who blamed the right for the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords.

  • EPA Celebrates 'Children Health Month,' Encourages Recruiting Students for 'Energy Patrols'

    10/05/2012 2:27:21 PM PDT · 14 of 39
    Luna to twistedwrench
    Disgusting display of indoctrination.

    Spare the Air? What kind of crap is that?

    "Okay, class, you're only allowed to breathe for 4.5 hours today. We must spare the air for future generations."

  • Atheists: Obama Administration Out Of Line To Pray For Rain

    07/20/2012 5:12:18 PM PDT · 4 of 10
    Luna to NYer
    An atheist was taking a walk through the woods one day contentedly admiring all of what he liked to call the accident which creation had created.

    "What majestic trees"! "What powerful rivers"! "What beautiful animals!" he said to himself.

    As he was walking along the side of a river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. Turning he looked and saw a 9-foot grizzly bear aggressively charging toward him which set the man to running as fast as he could up the path.

    As he was running he couldn't help but look over his shoulder, but to his dismay he saw that the bear was closing in on him. He tried to run even faster. Scared, tears came to his eyes. Looking again over his shoulder he saw that the bear was dangerously closer now. His heart was frantically pumping but he kept running looking for a place to hide when "bang", he tripped and fell to the ground. Trying to roll over to pick himself up he realized his fate for the bear was right on top of him. The bear having caught up to him raised his right paw high into the air readying himself to strike the man when at that moment the Atheist cried out:

    "Oh my God"!

    Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest became silent. Even the river stopped moving.

    As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky: "You deny my existence for all of these years; you teach others I don't exist; and you even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I now to count you as a believer?"

    The atheist looked directly into the light and said, "It would be hypocritical that I ask to become a Christian after all these years of denying You, but perhaps you could show mercy on me and have the bear be a Christian?"

    "Hmmmm. A Christian bear? Very Well" said the voice.

    The light went out. The river began to run again. The sounds of the forest resumed once more.

    And then the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together,.bowed his head and spoke:

    "Lord, for this food which I am about to receive, I am truly thankful. Amen."

    Seriously, a big Thank You to anyone who prays to God for the things this land needs. Who cares who's offended by it. I've never understood why athiests are offended by something they don't even believe in.

  • Malloy pickets with striking nursing home workers

    07/11/2012 4:06:53 PM PDT · 4 of 5
    Luna to matt04
    Eddy Goutier of Bridgeport said he makes $450 a week, but the company was demanding he begin contributing $500 a month for his health coverage.

    "They also are raising the co-pay and taking away holiday and vacation," he said. "They are taking a lot from us."

    Boo hoo. Be thankful you're still a functioning human and not in some nursing home being taken care of by other union workers who think just like you do.