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by moksha
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm about to be officially "outed": NOM Crowd-Sourcing
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: I'm about to be officially "outed": NOM Crowd-Sourcing

Will this be a Temple Welding followed by a same day reception? Just going to the reception should keep the family happy.
by moksha
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Gospel is Spreading.
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: The Gospel is Spreading.

JustHangingOn@57 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:42 pm
She patiently pointed out to me that gods plan is eternal, and so we haven't seen but a portion of the fruits thereof.
You start with a hydrogen atom and over time you have the heavier elements. With enough time you have the density of Trump.
by moksha
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How to Reconcile LDS Doubts
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: How to Reconcile LDS Doubts

Can those groups make fry sauce boasts like ethnic Mormons? Those French and Italians make claims with Remoulade and Aioli by adding curry, garlic, and a splash of olive oil or those Alabamians might do a name switch to Comeback sauce, but do they have the fullness of the truth? Doubt those sauces ...
by moksha
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How to Reconcile LDS Doubts
Replies: 4
Views: 208

How to Reconcile LDS Doubts

I think there are good things to find in the LDS Church. One of the best things in my estimation are the members. There are so many kind members who continually go out of their way to help those in need. Those other so-called "churches" might have inspiring sermons and kind members, but what is thei...
by moksha
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Gospel is Spreading.
Replies: 9
Views: 269

The Gospel is Spreading.

0.000658% of the world's population are now active Mormons.

Thoughts? Reactions?
by moksha
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Church Lessons
Topic: Ten Useful Rules
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Ten Useful Rules

Marcus Aurelius' 10 Rules. Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor who ruled from 161 to 180 A.D., was an example of the philosopher king written about by Plato." His book Meditations has inspired readers for centuries because of its timeless wisdom about human behavior. 1. Understand that people exist ...
by moksha
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Let's play a game: Fantasy First Presidency League
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Let's play a game: Fantasy First Presidency League

Red Ryder wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Here's my picks!

Round 1:
FP = Oaks, Holland, and Bednar.
That sounds spot on provided they are all alive and healthy.
by moksha
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel and Santa Claus
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Bill Reel and Santa Claus

Do you see any value in myths and teaching your kids about Santa? I see value in teaching them about the tradition, but only in light of the actual truth of it and where it came from, not in the pretend magical part of it. Or did my kids miss out on something important? Santa is a delight for child...
by moksha
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: BOM Origins? John Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress and Holy War
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: BOM Origins? John Bunyan's Pilgrims Pride and Holy War

Interesting! It seems around every historical corner more plagiarized material is discovered to be the foundations of Mormonism as opposed to some super special secrets that God reserved for his one and only true restored church in the latter daze. Joseph was a genius at taking many religious ideas...
by moksha
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: 2nd Commandment
Replies: 19
Views: 408

Re: 2nd Commandment

The Second Commandment refers to: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image" under the Philonic division used by Hellenistic Jews,and Protestants. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image" under the Talmudic division of the third-century Jewish T...
by moksha
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Tips on wearing garments with your bra.
Replies: 19
Views: 558

Re: Tips on wearing garments with your bra.

Do liberated Saintettes ever ditch the bra?
by moksha
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Famous Potato Bowl and BYU
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Famous Potato Bowl and BYU

The Famous Potato Bowl of Boise will have the Western Michigan Broncos of the Mid American Conference facing off against the Brigham Young Cougars representing the Church of Jesus Christ (The Saints ). BYU has recorded a moral victory in every game played since the Brigham Young Academy first square...
by moksha
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Visit to the Tanners' Bookstore
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Visit to the Tanners' Bookstore

Righteous Harassment at the Tanner Bookstore: A wild road trip to Salt Lake by Louis Midgley, Brigham Young University July 2, 1997 Sandra Tanner Utah Lighthouse Ministry P.O. Box 1884 Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 Dear Sandra: I must admit that I was astonished when, on June 19th, your husband showed...
by moksha
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 78
Views: 1834

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

In my prior stake, ALL MEN were asked by the bishop and stake presidency both some additional questions: "When was the last time you looked at porn?" and "When was the last time you masturbated?" Perhaps he was being like Diogenes and looking for an honest man. I imagine many would lie and deny the...
by moksha
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 78
Views: 1834

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

Is there a correlation between sexual repression and religiosity?
Do unhealthy views on sexuality accompany unhealthy views on religion?
by moksha
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Save My Soul, brother TBM
Replies: 21
Views: 480

Re: Save My Soul, brother TBM

It is really weird why JS "married" a 53-year-old too since it was all about sex. Not weird at all that JS would be attracted to GILS (Grandmothers I'de Love to Seal). After all, he was known for the famous prank at the School of the Prophets where he had the elders line up via the command, "Up aga...
by moksha
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Martinsburg Abuse Coverup Case
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: Martinsburg Abuse Coverup Case

Yikes. The actions by the Church, in this case, are so horrific... members should listen to this.
by moksha
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Resign or Get Ex’d
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: Resign or Get Ex’d

I would just be grateful that these two Church Elders did not try to burn me at the Stake. I would not want to be part of a Chuch that did not want me. Since I am still religious, I would seek out a faith tradition that was kinder and gentler. Thank goodness they have not come for me, but my heart g...
by moksha
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 78
Views: 1834

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

I slowly began to hum the words to "We thank thee o God for a prophet" as I closed my eyes and found a space in my head to go to. Just lay back, grit your teeth, and think of Nauvoo . Sexual expression and sexual repression always coexist. That was true for naughty Victorians and Salt Lakers alike.
by moksha
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Gina Colvin called for disciplinary council
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: Gina Colvin called for disciplinary council

Apostasy ... 5. Formally join another church and advocate its teachings. This seems all wrong. I think the best thing to do is love them coming or going. A movie from the 60's suggested that if you love something, to set it free. It might return or it might not. Either way, it exercised free agency...