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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:03 pm
by Fletch
Not Buying It wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:39 am
moksha wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Is everyone carrying emergency bottles of consecrated olive oil so that you can give yourself and your loved ones a quick dab of protection? Feel free to add in some cinnamon oil for a nice holiday smell. Might as well bless some clove oil for those having toothaches.
All kidding aside, what a marvelous opportunity for worthy priesthood holders who are magnifying their callings to exercise their powers to heal the sick with consecrated oil. With all the priesthood holders the Church has, we should have this coronavirus thing licked in no time. Maybe the Brethren can go out and touch the afflicted and they will be headed immediately, just like the apostles did in the New Testament. Hell, even Peter’s shadow falling on an afflicted person healed the sick back then.

It speaks volumes that no Mormons are suggesting priesthood healing powers as a response to the spread of coronavirus.
TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU Not Buying It. Gees Louis. The minute I do hear a priesthood person saying something like this I’m gonna punch em in the mouth. Seriously now.

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 pm
by wtfluff
Fletch wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:57 pm
I even had one TBM tell me that they think Christ is gonna be at conference.
Ha! Figures.

Jesus is coming!!! (Too bad next to no-one will be there to witness it.)

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:46 am
by Red Ryder
wtfluff wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Fletch wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:57 pm
I even had one TBM tell me that they think Christ is gonna be at conference.
Ha! Figures.

Jesus is coming!!! (Too bad next to no-one will be there to witness it.)
If they were he would be shunned for his long hair, beard, and no garmies. Jesus be like, it IS me! Look at my hands! See? What do you mean I need a white shirt and tie?

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:59 am
by Hagoth
wtfluff wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Fletch wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:57 pm
I even had one TBM tell me that they think Christ is gonna be at conference.
Ha! Figures.

Jesus is coming!!! (Too bad next to no-one will be there to witness it.)
Yeah, it has all the makings of a proper Mormon miracle. Jesus only appears when there's no one to see or photograph him. It's like the invisible boy in Mystery Men. He can make himself invisible, but only when no one is looking.

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:56 am
by StarbucksMom
Anyone here in a bishopric position planning to suggest suspending the partaking of the sacrament, and just praying over some bread and water w/o passing it? The congregation could just meditate for 2 min after each prayer.
Serious question-because what are we all supposed to do this Sunday?

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:32 am
by MerrieMiss
Hagoth wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:03 am
FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:54 am
Looks like they will be dropping all large meetings on the local level as well:

http://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org ... Gatherings
Wow, once in a rare while an Act Of God results in good consequences!
Two weeks ago they cancelled church in the stake next to ours and the members and missionaries just came to our stake's meetings instead. That was not the point of cancelling.
StarbucksMom wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:56 am
Anyone here in a bishopric position planning to suggest suspending the partaking of the sacrament, and just praying over some bread and water w/o passing it? The congregation could just meditate for 2 min after each prayer.
Serious question-because what are we all supposed to do this Sunday?
This will be interesting to see and may depend on where you are and the severity of it. Our governor prohibited public gatherings of over 250 people, so I am guessing church is cancelled. If not, I'm simply not going. Last week I went for first hour and refused the tray. I know everyone talks about dirty deacon hands, but it's the forty people who touch it before I get my wonder bread and thimble full of water that bothers me most.

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:34 am
by Just This Guy
Hagoth wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:59 am
wtfluff wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Fletch wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:57 pm
I even had one TBM tell me that they think Christ is gonna be at conference.
Ha! Figures.

Jesus is coming!!! (Too bad next to no-one will be there to witness it.)
Yeah, it has all the makings of a proper Mormon miracle. Jesus only appears when there's no one to see or photograph him. It's like the invisible boy in Mystery Men. He can make himself invisible, but only when no one is looking.
Isn't that what happened at the Kirtland Temple dedication? Elijah showed up after JS went behind a curtain where no one else could see it happen?

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:02 pm
by wtfluff
StarbucksMom wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:56 am
Serious question-because what are we all supposed to do this Sunday?
If you are worried about exposure, stay home.

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:04 pm
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Utah Gov is saying no groups over 100 next 2 weeks.

https://kutv.com/news/local/live-blog-c ... oronavirus

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:27 pm
by Hagoth
Maybe they will tell people to bless the sacrament individually in their own homes. See? This is why you need priesthood in the home, dammit!

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:42 pm
by MerrieMiss
Home Centered Church!

It was prophesied! The church it true!

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:45 pm
by Red Ryder
FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:04 pm
Utah Gov is saying no groups over 100 next 2 weeks.

https://kutv.com/news/local/live-blog-c ... oronavirus
I’m going to place large banners on the lawn saying church is cancelled! :lol:

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:45 pm
by Red Ryder
MerrieMiss wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:42 pm
Home Centered Church!

It was prophesied! The church it true!
I’ve heard this a few times now.

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:03 pm
by StarbucksMom
wtfluff wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:02 pm
[quote=StarbucksMom post_id=70175 time=<a href="tel:1584032180">1584032180</a> user_id=178]Serious question-because what are we all supposed to do this Sunday?
If you are worried about exposure, stay home.
[/quote] Trust me, when I can I do and I try to plan stuff so fam does too. Also, my husband has to work some Sundays now, and we don’t go unless he’s home.
FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:04 pm
Utah Gov is saying no groups over 100 next 2 weeks.

https://kutv.com/news/local/live-blog-c ... oronavirus
Wow does that include schools? I’m in Az and work at a school in Phoenix, should be interesting to see how this unfolds. ASU just closed, and I know Standord and Harvard closed, and they have access to top medical experts in the world. It’s pretty surreal watching this unfold.

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:41 pm
by Linked
StarbucksMom wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:03 pm
FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:04 pm
Utah Gov is saying no groups over 100 next 2 weeks.

https://kutv.com/news/local/live-blog-c ... oronavirus
Wow does that include schools? I’m in Az and work at a school in Phoenix, should be interesting to see how this unfolds. ASU just closed, and I know Standord and Harvard closed, and they have access to top medical experts in the world. It’s pretty surreal watching this unfold.
It does not include K-12 schools at this point, though one school district in the Salt Lake area has closed. The Utah colleges are closing campuses and trying to run class over the internet where possible.

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:13 pm
by Red Ryder
BYU just went to online classes and is recommending kids go home to complete.

Public schools here are still open.

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:36 pm
by FiveFingerMnemonic
All church meetings cancelled. It's a NOM fantasy! My kids will still be at home in ties and dresses doing come follow me lessons but at least I don't have to listen to other's dogmatic rhetoric in the building.

https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/3/12 ... s-covid-19

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:00 pm
by Red Ryder
FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:36 pm
All church meetings cancelled. It's a NOM fantasy! My kids will still be at home in ties and dresses doing come follow me lessons but at least I don't have to listen to other's dogmatic rhetoric in the building.

https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/3/12 ... s-covid-19
Thank you Jesus!!

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:43 pm
by Hagoth
Red Ryder wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:13 pm
BYU just went to online classes and is recommending kids go home to complete.

Public schools here are still open.
I'm a student at the U of U and I just got an email that said the same. Does that mean I'm off the hook for my Religious Studies class presentation? I was pretty stoked about it.

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:29 pm
by moksha
moksha wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:41 pm
1,281 active US cases right now.
1,663 right now.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps ... 7b48e9ecf6