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by 2bizE
Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: US Religion Census and the LDS church
Replies: 6
Views: 129

US Religion Census and the LDS church

The SL Tribune posted an article about survey results on churches in America. The method for data collection was simply to ask each church how many members attended. Some results from the LDS church reflect the church’s ongoing commitment to inaccuracy. A few key figures to mention. “For the LDS Chu...
by 2bizE
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Church supports marriage equality

Sounds like the brethren have ungirded their loins just enough to find some space for LGBTQ fairness…
I wonder if there is space in there for giving women the priesthood….I’m pretty sure Oaks has all sorts of space under his loin cloth to make room for some healthy changes.
by 2bizE
Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Church supports marriage equality

To me it really feels like TSCC is talking out both sides of it's mouth...again! They want the mainstream popularity and acceptance in the media while still holding on to their bigotry practices. I'm guessing their surveys to members have also helped put the pressure on doing this. How can they sup...
by 2bizE
Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Russel Nelson and the 2nd Great Apostacy
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Russel Nelson and the 2nd Great Apostacy

I was watching the Bednar press conference that wtfluff linked in another thread. Bednar said President Nelson was very brave in making the commitment that "we will no longer use a pejorative nickname that was attached to us by our enemies." The wicked apostates Hinkley and Monson must certainly ra...
by 2bizE
Sat Nov 05, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Original Doctrines
Replies: 17
Views: 391

Re: Original Doctrines

... I hadn't heard that, but it sounds right on track. I once got a special behind-the-scenes tour of the SL temple by a sealer who took me to a spot above the Holy of Holies (if I remember correctly) and told that was where Talmage wrote Jesus the Christ. He spoke about it with such awe and revere...
by 2bizE
Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Finances and the CBC
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Church Finances and the CBC

“They’re a business dabbling in religion.”
Yep.
by 2bizE
Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Another Temple Facepalm
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Another Temple Facepalm

Is it just me, or does it seem like a number of these temples are being announced in areas where the church is shrinking. Is temple building being used to replace missionary work or retention of members?
by 2bizE
Wed Oct 12, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Best evidence that Joseph Smith was just making it all up
Replies: 15
Views: 878

Re: Best evidence that Joseph Smith was just making it all up

A number of years ago, I spent an evening driving around in New York City. It happened to be the day of a Jewish holiday. Orthodox Jewish fathers and sons were walking everywhere. To this day, Jewish tradition is still preserved and embedded in culture. The people of the BoM were Jewish. They suppos...
by 2bizE
Tue Oct 11, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Does the LDS church bring you closer to God?
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Does the LDS church bring you closer to God?

Over the years, my faith has continued to transition. I’m reminded of something Richard Bushman said that basically the purpose of Joseph Smith was to bring you closer to Christ. Does Joseph or the church do that for you? The more I learn about church history, the further away from Christ I feel. Fo...
by 2bizE
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ultra-quick summary of conference?
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: Ultra-quick summary of conference?

SincereInquirer wrote:
Mon Oct 03, 2022 10:50 pm
Blah blah blah "covenant path" blah blah blah.
I find this accurately covers most conferences. I was pleased that my entire family did not watch or listen to one second of conference….and I feel fantastic.
by 2bizE
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s wrong with the cross?
Replies: 20
Views: 693

Re: What’s wrong with the cross?

I’ve always heard that David O McKay had a disdain for the cross and cause it to go out of fashion. Do you think the cross will make a return to Mormonism like bell-bottom pants? Rusty is already getting rid of the Angel Mormoni. He wants Mormonism to be more mainstream. Perhaps a resurrection of th...
by 2bizE
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Q-15 has a safety net. How would it work in a crisis?
Replies: 14
Views: 894

Re: The Q-15 has a safety net. How would it work in a crisis?

I think there is a contingency plan to build an impenetrable Fortress/Temple on the island of Tonga for the Brethren and their families to abide during times of upheaval, such as the bulk of the saintly membership embracing Trump as the new QAnon Messiah (please keep this a secret). Probably in Mid...
by 2bizE
Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Super Mormons
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Super Mormons

I think the church was against sperm donors in the past because you couldn’t be entirely sure what race the baby would be…technology now is better at tracking the donor and their DNA.
by 2bizE
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Demythologizing Mormonism
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Demythologizing Mormonism

Turns out a lot of the faith promoting stories we have grown up on a pure $hit. Not surprising, but the church is trying to cover them up and then down the road will claim they never taught that paying tithing will open the windows of heaven.
by 2bizE
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Oaks vows BYU will not be part of "the World"
Replies: 24
Views: 1095

Re: Oaks vows BYU will not be part of "the World"

I chose not to read or listen to this talk. I can’t stand Oaks. I am trying to get him out of my mind completely.
by 2bizE
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Queen Elizabeth died
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Queen Elizabeth died

I spent some time in the UK this summer. It was a good experience. I learned a lot about the royal family and castles.
by 2bizE
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk
Replies: 26
Views: 1109

Re: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk

I would love to speak in sacrament meeting. If you would like me to speak, I will only be able to speak on the following topics: 1) Polygamy and polyandry 2) Brigham Young’s Adam God Doctrine 3) How the church protects sexual predators 4) How the WoW teaches we should drink beer 5) How Donald Trump ...
by 2bizE
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: YW General President's Misleading Faith Promoting Experience of Her Toddler Grandson's Death
Replies: 28
Views: 1604

Re: YW General President's Misleading Faith Promoting Experience of Her Toddler Grandson's Death

I think the father injured the child so the mother took him to the hospital.
by 2bizE
Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The watering down of what is revelation
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: The watering down of what is revelation

Revelation has certainly changed over the years.
by 2bizE
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Effectivemess of the Great Re-Branding
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Effectivemess of the Great Re-Branding

I wonder if God’s legal services Kirton McKonkie will need to undergo a rebranding of its own?