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by moksha
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Film Review: Captain Marvel
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Film Review: Captain Marvel

I identified with the cat, or at least sometimes I feel like that.
by moksha
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: BOM Play in SLC this Summer
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: BOM Play in SLC this Summer

That's another one I've wanted to see. Have you seen any of them? I saw one from back in the late '70s. How can you go wrong with something the Deseret News calls "vulgar, crude, tasteless?" If you added the words calorie-laden and apostate you would have a hit worthy of Broadway. BTW, wasn't the s...
by moksha
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: BOM Play in SLC this Summer
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: BOM Play in SLC this Summer

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The show is still playing through Sept 1, 2019.
by moksha
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The effects of Africa, Asia and South America
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: The effects of Africa, Asia and South America

Despite any declines in the religious division, the other portions of the Corporation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can give thanks for the profits.
by moksha
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Will Nelson apologize to the NAACP?
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Will Nelson apologize to the NAACP?

I think the Church made a hefty donation to the NAACP last year when they had representatives from that group to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of ending the Church's racial purity policy. If there was no apology forthcoming last year, there will be none this year, especially at an event fo...
by moksha
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Creative Mormon Mythology
Replies: 83
Views: 9118

Re: Creative Mormon Mythology

They lived longer back then


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You will note by the 16th Century collar that President Spencer W. Kimball
was far older than previously thought.
by moksha
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New WOW Video
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: New WOW Video

I think this Brother Jake-style of message delivery is very effective. I would enjoy hearing it used during General Conference occasionally to break up the constant monotony of usual conference talk delivery. Imagine that fanciful story of the navy ensign observing his ship's propellers while being ...
by moksha
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are youth really leaving?
Replies: 22
Views: 735

Re: Are youth really leaving?

https://religionnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/retention-rates-through-2016.png The drop-off for Generation-Z is yet to be determined. It's remarkable that the Silent Generation of Members of Even the Church of Jesus Christ was able to retain 75% of its membership, the majority of whom are sti...
by moksha
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Letter.
Replies: 22
Views: 575

Re: The Letter.

Mid-eighties! I suppose it would be good to acknowledge right off the bat that you are glad your parent's religious belief is a positive thing for them. Also important for you to communicate that you are still their loving Wtfluff. The reassurance of that point is most likely what they want and need...
by moksha
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 1973

Re: The Trickster God

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/El_pesado_del_coraz%C3%B3n_en_el_Papiro_de_Hunefer.jpg Figure 1-4 1. Bishop overseeing the Saturday cleanup at the Luxor South Ward. 2. Aaronic Priesthood teacher 3. Aaronic Priesthood deacon 4. Young Men's President taking orders for a run to the...
by moksha
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nephite Interpreters
Replies: 45
Views: 902

Re: Nephite Interpreters

Another thing that should probably be mentioned in this thread is that at some point, they began using the "Urim and Thummim" moniker for both the magic brown egg rock, and the magic pre-historic anachronistic spectacles. I think Joseph's followers added the embellishment of the Urim and Thummim tr...
by moksha
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Bishops as counselors
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Bishops as counselors

I know a bishop who is a plumber, electrician, carpenter, and general handyman. He can fix anything, so surely he is qualified to fix a broken marriage or a sexually abused child...right? Common sense and compassion can go a long way in making for a helping relationship. Unfortunately, extreme cons...
by moksha
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 1973

Re: The Trickster God

Or that one guy, Ed Goble, the Senior Software Engineer that works for a subsidiary of the University of Utah in Genomics, who decoded the Kirtland Egyptian Papers, who has no formal training in Egyptology. Don't forget that guy Jean-François Champollion, who had no formal training in Egyptology bu...
by moksha
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on the Kinderhook Plates
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Thoughts on the Kinderhook Plates

Here's a thought. Maybe the church should just accept the Voorie Plates, the Michigan Relics, and similar artifacts that so many Mormons have believed in and take an "it's all good" attitude. BYU could launch its own traveling archeological exhibit. Are you talking about Spam, Bratwurst, Bacon, and...
by moksha
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU Police Department Decertification Countdown
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: BYU Police Department Decertification Countdown

With the campus police decertified, it would be interesting to come up with some scenarios where the the authority they used to have is usurped and they have to then call in the regular cops but the regular cops don't see any issues so the whole thing get's dropped and all their time was wasted. Wo...
by moksha
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment 1: Correct Faithful Worldview/Paradigm for BOA
Replies: 43
Views: 1156

Re: Thought Experiment 1: Correct Faithful Worldview/Paradigm for BOA

Since this thread has devolved and is not accomplishing anything, and we are now on a separate trickster God debate, by those making one an offender for a word, and not thinking through the other descriptions and words used of the point to be made, I am abandoning this thread. See you on other thre...
by moksha
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Sunstone Attendance?
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Sunstone Attendance?

2bizE wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:13 pm
I will be the guy in shorts with a polo shirt.
The typical men's summer attire for the Unitarian Church.
by moksha
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nephite Interpreters
Replies: 45
Views: 902

Re: Nephite Interpreters

Another thing that should probably be mentioned in this thread is that at some point, they began using the "Urim and Thummim" moniker for both the magic brown egg rock, and the magic pre-historic anachronistic spectacles. The Old Testament Urim and Thummin was a breastplate with two yes/no stones a...
by moksha
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Yes Men?
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Yes Men?

Mormorrisey, what if you asked the question of which age demographic is leaving in the greatest number for your stake and why that age group is leaving? I would love to hear their answer and speculation.
by moksha
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on the Kinderhook Plates
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Thoughts on the Kinderhook Plates

blazerb wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Weren't they supposed to talk about the descendants of Ham?
Are you talking about Spam, Bratwurst, Bacon, and Bacon's Canadian cousin?