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Friday, August 18, 2006

LDS Web Site Discoveries

Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

While surfing the Net this morning, I discovered a couple of really worthwhile web sites for those of us who are members of the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints (i.e., the so-called "Mormon" church).

One of the web sites is "MERIDIAN" magazine, and it has a radio broadcast, "CRICKET AND SEAGULL", that I'm listening to on my computer right now, as I'm typing this message.

Here is the web site URL for "MERIDIAN" magazine:

Here is the web site URL for the "CRICKET AND SEAGULL" radio broadcast:

The other web site that is a VERY useful resource for Latter-day Saints is the Scholarly and Historical Information Exchange for Latter-day Saints (i.e., "S.H.I.E.L.D.S.").

Here is their web site URL:

One really important feature at the S.H.I.E.L.D.S. web site is their publication of myths, urban legends, and hoaxes, i.e., Latter-day Saint "faith promoting rumors" which are circulated within the Church.

That particular URL is:

Posted at their web site is an extract from an official announcement, issued by the First Presidency, regarding Latter-day Saint "faith promoting rumors", and here it is:

"From time to time statements are circulated among members which are inaccurately attributed to the leaders of the Church.
Many such statements distort current Church teachings and are often based on rumors and innuendos.
They are never transmitted officially, but by word of mouth, e-mail, or other informal means.
We encourage members of the Church to never teach or pass on such statements without verifying that they are from approved Church sources, such as official statements, communications, and publications.
Any notes made when General Authorities, Area Authority Seventies, or other general Church officers speak at regional and stake conferences or other meetings should not be distributed without the consent of the speaker.
Personal notes are for individual use only.
True spiritual growth is based on studying the scriptures, the teachings of the Brethren, and Church publications."
13 May 2004

Ain't this great stuff?

I'm so excited, I ain't even gotten around to reading the S.H.I.E.L.D.S. Blog yet, because I'm so busy putting together this e-mail to send out.

Here is the URL for the S.H.I.E.L.D.S. Blog web site:

If you wish to share this message with others, please be considerate and use blind carbon copies to conceal the identity of individual recipients, in order to preserve everyone's privacy.

Thank you.

John Robert "SAIGON" Mallernee, KB3KWS
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

NOTE: "My unpopular and controversial personal opinions are independent of my Scottish clan."

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