Saturday, 5 November 2011

quit taxing me b/c i won't settle for mediocrity

why when i use Dept of ED's Income-Based Repayment Calculator their first question is if i'm married. what does that have to do with student loan repayment???

seems really unfair because some American aren't even allowed to marry who they want. what's with the anti-single government sanctioned prejudice? is this a hold over from the days when a woman had to get permission from her husband to open back accounts or buy cars?

many of us come from broken homes. some of us even had parents mature enough to set their issues with each other aside and focus on their children. some were/are able to allow the shared love for the children they created to overcome the temporary issues of "this marriage is over" -- whatever those issues are.

we all know families where the divorced parents are re-partnered and actively involved in their children's lives. all of 4 of them! the parents are friends.

it seems we may be missing the forrest for the trees on this one. i always thought you were supposed to marry out the commitment and intimacy that grew out of a love you experienced while courting? am i’m missing something??

we know that the "same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there, only it will be coupled with eternal glory, which glory we do not now enjoy." (D&C 130:2) and mormons, of all people, should understand that the heaven (or zion) we dream of is a much more open and community/family oriented place that that of the catholics or the other christian churches. why are we pandering to their limited view of happiness?

we know the fruit of the tree of life! we know the plan of salvation. maybe you don’t realize how bold it is that you say what you say, because you use these words as jargon. but you are telling people that you actually know the intricate details of God’s plan for saving the world.

imagine, that you are in a contest and you are fighting for the world championships. or you are an Olympian and this is your gold medal race. or you are a politician and you are a year away from election day, and someone says to you here are all of the logistics planning and strategy from your opponent. what would you do with that?

God is giving us a cheat sheet and we act like its nothing, just common knowledge. this is seriously huge stuff we are telling people, i think we need to rediscover the courage and fight of Joseph and shun the run-away approach that Brigham took.

we know that families exist beyond the grave. i have friends who are married to widows who believe that their husband is simultaneously married to their deceased spouse and their current one. we know that polygamy exists after this life, and yet we are so afraid to admit it.

is it the extermination order? did they really just terrorize us into hiding our candle under a bushel like this? are you letting Governor Boggs win?

“perfect love casteth out all fear”, which to me can translate into “attempts at loving self and humanity can at least quill the impact of terror”. i don’t want perfect to be the enemy of the good, but i’m sick of being afraid to take action too!

why won't mitt just tell the truth about what he believes??!

  • the church has been bold in its support for civil unions! why doesn’t he share it?
  • the Church’s position on abortion assume the legality of the procedure.
  • "man is free to act for himself and not to be acted upon".

isn't it that my rights end where yours begin? so why is my government telling me that in order to get the reduction of my student loan i need right now, i need to be married??

"thus saith the Lord: Let the work of my temple, and all the works which I have appointed unto you, be continued on and not cease; and let your diligence, and your perseverance, and patience, and your works be redoubled, and you shall in nowise lose your reward, saith the Lord of Hosts. And if they persecute you, so persecuted they the prophets and righteous men that were before you. For all this there is a reward in heaven." -- Joseph Smith (D&C 127:4)

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