Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Joe catches up

In case anyone hasn’t been able to tell from my recent posts I’ve been busy with finals recently. Because of this and the fact that my preferred living position is with my feet up in my Lazy Boy, I haven’t had a chance to talk about all the topics that have been popping up recently. So here’s Joe playing catch-up on his Christmas vacation.
1: the tragedy in Connecticut
We at Mormon Geeks are devastated by the shootings last week in Newtown, Connecticut and offer our condolences to those affected by this tragedy. I know that our Father in Heaven has welcomed his beloved children back to His arms and that families will be reunited again in a place beyond fear and pain. So much has already been said on this so all I want to do is leave with my testimony that I know there will be a time when we will all be reunited.
2: The Church’s new website
A few weeks ago the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints launched its new website in order to help members who struggle with same-sex attraction. A lot has been said about it by both sides of the fence, but as a guy who sat through the law of chastity lesson as a priest and remembers the sweaty first counselor of the bishopric stammer out under his breath that if you were having erotic dreams about your same sex to talk to the bishop, I feel that this is definitely a step forward. I love how clear and concise the Apostles are on same-sex attraction, and the member testimony is incredibly inspirational. Weather you struggle with same-sex attraction or not, I highly recammend you check out the website for yourself.
3: Christmas
I have a confession: I am really not the biggest fan of Christmas. For the life of me I cannot figure out how trampling each other through stores and going into crippling debt in any way celebrates the birthday of a man born in a manger and was heralded by angels to bring “Peace and goodwill towards men”. Luckily my family is Wiccan and they celebrate Yule, which is celebrated a few days beforehand so I get my big fun family celebration one day and a nice quiet reverent holiday the next (Although knowing me I’m probably going to end up spending Christmas day on my beforementioned Lazy Boy in my underwear playing video games).
A cool part about the digital age is that there are just so many ways to express ourselves on the internet, and I have found myself a neat one. Pintrest is a picture sharing site where you can essentially make little bulletin boards of pictures you like and show them off to your friends. Check out the new Stuff from a Mormon Geek board and see some neat geek stuff!
5: The Apocalypse
If the Mayans have any say the world should be coming to an end by Friday. Luckily, the world has pretty much taken this as kind of a joke so I doubt we’ll see much panicking or even the low level looting we got with Y2K. How do you think the world will end? My money is on either Cthuhlu will rise from the ocean or the zombie apocalypse is going to start up. Either way should be fun!

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