User Profile: katiefrankie


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  • April 16, 2014 at 1:47am

    Bill Engvall is THE MAN! That delightful quote is on his “Cheap Drunk: An Autobiography” CD. Classic.

  • April 12, 2014 at 7:51pm

    Until the Second Vatican Council, Catholics did teach that those who did not embrace Catholic doctrine and baptism were either outright lost as to salvation or dangerously close to the fires of Hell. Only Catholic priests had authority to perform the saving sacrament of baptism. Even Pope Pius XII taught, “The Church alone is the entrance to salvation.” However, Vatican II changed that doctrine. My dad considered the popes who presided over that council to be the Antichrist and thus left the seminary.

  • April 12, 2014 at 7:43pm

    LestWeForget, what I refer to is the idea of saints who intercede on our behalf. As a Catholic girl, I loved reading about the saints and their lives but I did not believe it was right to pray to them for our intercession before God, nor did I believe that we had any other intercessor (even Mary), but Jesus Christ. As I understood it, it was He alone who had the power and authority to intercede on our behalf with God, our Father in Heaven. Nor did I believe in a Savior that would not, or could not, save little children who through no fault of their own were not baptized. That simply couldn’t be, so I waited to find the truth.

  • April 12, 2014 at 1:51am

    Using your definition of prophets, Joseph Smith fits the bill. He saw God the Father and Jesus Christ as an answer to a prayer asking which Church he should join. He was directed to translate writings of those Jesus Christ had referred to as His “other sheep that are not of this fold,” which became the Book of Mormon. Under the direction of the Savior, Joseph Smith organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the restored church with a prophet, apostles, and priesthood keys. Finally, Joseph and his brother Hyrum sealed their testimony of Jesus Christ with their blood, willingly dying rather than denying their witness of the gospel.

    The “restoration of all things” was prophesied by both the Old and New Testament prophets as well as Jesus Christ. The Savior mentioned “other sheep” who would hear His voice and know that He was, but the Gentiles never experienced that marvel. They only received a testimony through missionaries and the Spirit. And Moses saw God on Mt. Sinai and spoke with Him “face to face.”

  • April 12, 2014 at 1:32am

    In the Bible it is clear that Mary and Joseph had other children after Mary gave birth to Jesus. When I was a Catholic, my seminary-trained father told me that little babies who had died before bring baptized would not go to Heaven, but would only go to Limbo, and all non-baptized adults would go to Hell. And where in the Bible are saints set forth? The “excess of grace” concept is never mentioned.

    These are doubts and questions that have always lingered in my mind.

  • April 12, 2014 at 1:18am

    Hagoth, I think this all means that the Savior was just an extraordinary ventriloquist with a touch of schizophrenia. That is, IF I believed in the Trinitarian concept of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, which I don’t. It is an extra-biblical concept that is not reconcilable when compared to scriptural accounts of the Lord’s ministry.

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  • April 12, 2014 at 12:56am

    Exactly. Porn destroys relationships, families, and individuals. Ugh.

  • April 11, 2014 at 10:30pm

    Dang. I graduated in American Studies with a minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University, and I didn’t have to deal with that garbage. Thank heavens. I would have had to tote a bucket to class on top of my armload of books.

  • April 11, 2014 at 10:13pm

    While I agree with much of what you said, the first point is confusing. What about prophets? God has called prophets to speak on his behalf in the past – Noah, Moses, Elijah, John the Baptist, John the Revelator, and others. They were given a message – revelations, even – and then commanded to teach the rest of God’s children. Does that make them the leaders of cults?

  • April 11, 2014 at 1:14am

    I can’t even imagine the pain the parents, children, teachers, and other driver are going through. My twin sister and I went to a KinderCare when we were 3 through 8, and we are still good friends with girls we met there when we were just little girls. Losing a child is something a parent shouldn’t even have to endure. That precious child was an innocent baby. The other children will have to cope with losing a friend and playmate and will remember bits and pieces of that terrifying incident forever. Jesus Christ said that it would be better to be drowned in the depths of the sea than to offend one of His little ones. That gang-banger guy did just that to those guileless children.

  • April 1, 2014 at 12:59am

    I knew I loved “Art Mullen!” And my husband and I cannot get enough of “Justified” – we started and finished Season 4 in about as many days!

  • March 30, 2014 at 5:37pm

    The “No Pets Allowed” clip was pretty great! “Stop rubbing your body on all the corners! I don’t have to rub MY body on all the corners!”

    I thought this video was pretty cute. Then again, I like cats.

  • March 30, 2014 at 4:29pm

    Oooh, I really liked that! The music and the video were like having a wonderful, wild, reckless dream, being swept away in waves and sea and clouds and sky all at once. And such beautiful, talented music! Besides, Lindsey is a sister in the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Way to go, girl!

    Plus, she has very rad hair. This makes me want to be a redhead.

  • March 30, 2014 at 4:22pm

    That’s funny – when Piers Morgan opens his mouth, all I hear is the sound of rats being strangled. What a coincidence!

  • March 28, 2014 at 3:57pm

    I agree that it is great that women have been able to participate in sports a lot more due to Title IX. It’s too bad, however, that so many sacrifices and “silly” rulings like this had to happen in order to get girls a shot at participating in sports. This us what happens when we can’t or won’t govern ourselves…. If more people had been supportive of women in sports, Title IX mightn’t have happened.

  • March 28, 2014 at 3:54pm

    When my high school bleachers were built, there was a ramp installed and areas specifically designated for wheelchairs.

  • March 24, 2014 at 10:19pm

    I totally agree. Children cannot extrapolate without a strong grasp of fundamentals. In sixth and seventh grades, my twin sister was in a higher grade of math that I was because she had tested better than I did in fifth. I hated being in the “regular” math class, so I convinced the seventh grade math teacher to let me take home the algebra book over the summer before 8th. All that summer, I taught myself algebra by doing 2-3 math lessons from the book each day. My mom graded my lessons and my sister coached me when I got stuck. That math book got thrown across the kitchen table a few times, but by the end of the summer I had earned a great tan and had completed Algebra 1. I proudly joined my twin sister in Geometry in 8th grade the fall of 1995, one of my proudest achievements. And we were some of the best students in the advanced class from there on out.

  • March 24, 2014 at 3:51pm

    Why can’t we teach math the way it was done during the Cold War? I seem to recall that we put people on the moon during that era. Surely we couldn’t have been ill-equipping our students then if rocket science was in such high demand.

    Why are we reinventing the wheel when the wheel used to kick so much butt? Now it’s on the side of the road and perennially FLAT.

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  • March 22, 2014 at 2:13pm

    I love your description of hipsters. It’s so spot-on that I nearly vomited. I’m from Portland, OR. I’m SURROUNDED by them!

  • March 20, 2014 at 9:08pm

    I would also have picked “reasonable” and “common-sense.” When you hear either of those two words, run for the hills. Better yet, go straight for the firearms.

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