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Mormons select Jared Stone as new leader

Original post made on Nov 24, 2010

San Ramon Valley Mormons recently selected Jared Stone as their new president to oversee the six congregations that make up the Danville California Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Combined, these congregations comprise more than 2,500 church members in San Ramon, Danville and Alamo.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 4:25 PM

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Posted by cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Nov 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Congratulations, Mr. Stone.

Who says these guys can't get elected to anything?

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Posted by No More
a resident of Danville
on Nov 25, 2010 at 9:25 am

Cardinal: Can't you even take Thanksgiving off to stop your religious hatred of a entire faith? What a sad, empty life you must lead to have to spend so much time spewing your religious hatred.

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Nov 25, 2010 at 9:44 am

My my, someone's got their sacred underwear in a bunch this morning. I thought cardinal was just making a joke?
BTW NoMo, speaking of hatred, wasn't it the LDS who originated proposition 8? Never mind, it's a rhetorical question.

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Posted by cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Nov 25, 2010 at 10:52 am

Ay-Caramba! I didn't mean to start another holy war.

I guess it's too soon? Happy Thanksgiving, EV-eryone!

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Posted by No More
a resident of Danville
on Nov 25, 2010 at 11:58 am

Derek: Regilious hatred is never "a joke", and your comnents about "sacred underwear" is also not funny. You and Cardinal are so predictable, claiming to be champions of diversity and supporting every liberal cause, but yet spewing non-stop vile hatred of an entire religion and their religious sacred symbols. You are truly ignorant, not realizing there is no difference between racial hatred and inappropriate racial "jokes" and religious hatred and inappropriate religious "jokes".

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Posted by cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Nov 25, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Although I admit to no hatred, at all, and there's a real world of difference between your two examples, my cookbook's advice is to give the turkey a rest before proceeding.

Good advice for us both today, No More. I wish you every blessing of the day.

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Posted by spcwt
a resident of Danville
on Nov 25, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Jared is a nice guy. His family is nice too. His dog Scooter barks too much though, or so I've heard.

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Posted by cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Nov 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

I think the crucial difference between most racial jokes and many religious jokes is the difference between status and actions -- what people "are" vs. what they "do" in the name of something.

So, here are several religious jokes I think Are Funny. I will start with a few from my own tradition, just to demonstrate the truly ecumenical nature of this exercise:

What do you get if you cross a UU with a Jehovah's Witness? Someone who'll knock on your door for no apparent reason.

Why did the UU cross the road? To support the chicken in his search for his own path.

How many UUs does it take to screw in a lightbulb? "We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the light bulb. However, if you have found in your own journey that light bulbs work for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your personal relationship with your light bulb and present it next month at our annual light bulb Sunday service in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life, and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence."

Why don't Baptists make love standing up? Because if anyone saw them, he might think they were dancing.

See? Those aren't so bad. If the spirit moves you, you're invited to add your own below -- but you have to include at least one that pokes fun at your own religious choice.

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Posted by Bill Hendrickson
a resident of another community
on Nov 28, 2010 at 2:52 am

Clear bias for members of a cult, that does not even let me be spiritual by practicing the principle.

I didn't know that Danville was owned by Mormons.

Do they own the city of Danville?

Anyways we all know that the mormon students at school get free grades, they all go to SRVHS to be "together" the school district endorses this, and re-boundaried just for this favoritism. They won't be able to re-boundary for Heaven.

This also gives Harmer more political power he thinks he has, the political wanna be, won't stop whining and the Danville Weekly. He can't stand up like a man.

Bill Hendrickson

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Posted by cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Nov 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

I ran across JFK's campaign speech on religion, delivered to a gathering of Protestant clergy in Houston in 1960. I consider watching it to have been ten minutes exceptionally well-spent, as it's clear, powerfully reasoned and impossible to misapprehend -- that's a nearly holy trinity in my book.

The youtube video of it is here: Web Link (Young-uns please note -- it's in black-and-white, as the whole world was up until the mid-1960s.)

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Posted by DoctorateMom
a resident of Danville
on Nov 30, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Mr. Hendrickson-
As a member of another faith, but with many friends who are LDS, I must say that your comments reflect a sad misunderstanding of reality. There are no "free grades" at SRVHS. This ignorant comment also casts a disparaging light on the teachers of this good school who are (for the most part) people of integrity. I hope you can figure out the source of your anger and work through it. In the meantime, try to keep your mouth closed.

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