Posts Tagged ‘ Word of Wisdom ’

Missionary BMI Restrictions (Plus Poll)

December 31, 2013
Missionary BMI Restrictions (Plus Poll)

There are two interesting trends in missionary work right now:  1) more missionaries of both sexes are putting in their papers to serve now that the lower age requirement enables some to go who might otherwise not go, and 2) many western countries are in the grip of an obesity epidemic, with a rising average […]

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Posted in Agency, America, Church Policy, Freedom, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 30 Comments »

The Body as a Temple

November 19, 2013
The Body as a Temple

In 1 Corinthians 6:19, it says:  “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”  As some Mormon youth teachers used to like to say to encourage chastity:  “Your body is a temple, and he doesn’t have a recommend!” […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Doctrine, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics | 16 Comments »

Honor Code and 2-year hiatus for “Holy War”

September 23, 2013
Honor Code and 2-year hiatus for “Holy War”

I was pleased to be in attendance for the final BYU-Utah football game (at least for 2 years), and especially pleased to see the Utes beat the Cougars for the 4th straight year.  Now that Utah is in the Pac-12 conference, their schedule is full of tough teams and the Pac-12 has arranged a schedule […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Mormon, Mormon Culture | 11 Comments »

The Couple that (Drinks/Abstains) Together…?

September 11, 2013
The Couple that (Drinks/Abstains) Together…?

It may not be the amount someone drinks, or if they drink at all, but much the person differs from his or her spouse.

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Are Conspiring Men…Making us Fat?

July 8, 2013
Are Conspiring Men…Making us Fat?

Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of aevils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of bconspiring men in the last days, I have cwarned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation— That’s D&C 89:4 (emphasis mine).  While most of us think of tobacco and alcohol companies […]

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Morality – Just Don’t Tell!?

June 12, 2013
Morality – Just Don’t Tell!?

This is the 2nd post from Howard, a frequent commenter here at W&T. I’m fascinated with human nature and human behavior!  Twice during my career I’ve gone undercover, once to determine how employees were being injured in a particularly dangerous factory and another time to improve production.  For several months I lived in a way […]

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Posted in Morality, Mormon, Mormon Culture, Singles, Truth. Lying | 24 Comments »

Mormon Senator Arrested for DUI

December 26, 2012
Mormon Senator Arrested for DUI

On Dec 23, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo was arrested (on Sunday no less) for DUI. He had been driving erratically in Virginia at approximately 12:45 am.  Crapo previously served as bishop of an LDS ward at age 31.  (He is now 61 years old.) The good news for him is that he is not up […]

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Caffeine Withdrawal: A Case Scenario of Plausible Deniability

September 5, 2012
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The Mormon Newsroom reached for Mormonism’s stomach, but has it instead hit its heart?

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If I Were In Charge: Revisit the Word of Wisdom (Including Obedience and Obesity)

May 17, 2012
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What is the Word of Wisdom?  From Mormon.org, we read that “our bodies are precious gifts from God.  We believe He has given us guidance about how best to take care of them.  He revealed a law of health, called the Word of Wisdom, to Joseph Smith in 1833.  The Word of Wisdom prohibits the […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Mormon | 93 Comments »

Is Medical Marijuana Against the Word of Wisdom?

February 22, 2012
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The impetus for this post is a recent report that a mission president in Oregon has told the missionaries in his mission that an investigator using medical marijuana cannot be baptized unless they first stop.  From the outset, let’s be clear about what we are talking about.  This is medical marijuana for which someone has […]

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Posted in Mormon Belief | 171 Comments »

Balancing the Discussion: The Word of Wisdom

February 15, 2012
Balancing the Discussion: The Word of Wisdom

Ahhhh the Ensign. Let’s see what we’ve got this month. “Exhort them to Pray” by H.B. Eyring That might be good. Visiting Teaching Message. L-A-M-E j/k “The Lord Has Given Us a Law of Health” by ??? (what, some staffer?). That’s lame, there’s no authoritah in that! Let’s see how they’ve packaged up the no […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 47 Comments »

The Slippery Slope: Ask the Bishop (Poll #9)

October 1, 2011
The Slippery Slope: Ask the Bishop (Poll #9)

The Slippery Slope:  Ask the Bishop!  Poll #9 A sister asks to visit with you. She is very distraught. Once in your office, she tells you that last week she drank a can of a new type of fruit juice, and after she drank it, she read the ingredients and saw that it had “Green […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Mormon Culture | 55 Comments »

Legalize It! (with Poll)

November 30, 2010
Legalize It! (with Poll)

In the recent election, many of us voted on whether or not to allow marijuana for medical use in our states.  Time recently published an insightful article about the trend to mainstream marijuana by making it available for medical purposes.  Is it medicine or just an excuse to get high?  What would Nurse Jackie say? Medicine […]

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How do we earn our morals?

July 31, 2009

A while back on my blog, Seth R (usually of 9 Moons fame) posted a lengthy and detailed comment about the deficiencies of liberal religion (particularly of a hypothetical liberal Mormon denomination) and also the deficiencies of our current orthodoxy. I took a stab at part of his comment in a post on my blog, wondering if […]

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