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by moksha
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: God in the Waves
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: God in the Waves

I like the idea of the universe having a loving and beneficent higher power. It feels comforting. When people are hurting, religious ideas can provide solace. When religious people act in concert they can be helpful to one another with altruistic actions. Such actions are praiseworthy and should be ...
by moksha
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU and Higher Education Rule Changes - Freedom to Discriminate?
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: BYU and Higher Education Rule Changes - Freedom to Discriminate?

Even with the Trump rules change allowing the basest instincts of religion to apply to their educational systems, there is no real indication that BYU would let its religion teachers control what is taught in the biology department. What it might indicate is a renewed demand that all BYU faculty and...
by moksha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book of Abraham, Part 3 Podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Book of Abraham, Part 3 Podcast

Just This Guy wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:12 pm
That being said, I cracked up when you played the Retroencabulator clip.
Oh yeah, I remember that - from Mormon Scientists Testify: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXJKdh1KZ0w
by moksha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishop Moss - Failed Wannabe Pimp
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Bishop Moss - Failed Wannabe Pimp

Not Buying It wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:55 am
... and so makes no mistakes in His calls.
When you hear statements like that it makes you wonder whether they were spoken or just farted out.
by moksha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Sunday Logistics
Replies: 27
Views: 853

Re: Sunday Logistics

I wonder if life in ferociously strict LDS families has become even more hellish due to the new Sunday home study time. I suppose time will tell. Some years from now the children of such families will talk about it.
by moksha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I love my wife
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: I love my wife

On another sad note, see what you have done to your wife, dropped her from second class, to eighth. Even the bread and water have become stale by the time it is passed to her. If she is in the lobby, the speakers play 2nd hand sounds. Probably has to park at the rear of the parking lot behind the o...
by moksha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church backs away from conversion therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Church backs away from conversion therapy

As Hagoth notes, the Church didn’t “denounce” conversion therapy while it was done at BYU, nor did it “denounce” it while it was being practiced on members by private therapists for literally decades. I think what made aversion therapy popular with the BYU administration was the movie A Clockwork O...
by moksha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church backs away from conversion therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Church backs away from conversion therapy

Opinions differ among Mormons on the use of aversion therapy. San Francisco writer Donna Banta, 51, attended BYU from 1976-1980 and never heard of aversion therapy. She left the church in 1998 and has since learned about it from other ex-Mormons. “The LDS Church is all about secrets,” she says. “I’...
by moksha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The exmo selfie train!
Replies: 15
Views: 383

Re: The exmo selfie train!

Kinda makes you wonder how many guys resign because they want to grow a beard?
by moksha
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book of Abraham, Part 3 Podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Book of Abraham, Part 3 Podcast

I listened to the podcast through a link on Mormon Discussions. Most likely it sounds better from a link on this board. Consiglieri and Bill Reel have such well-researched findings that I am in awe of the Radio Free podcasts. There is an interesting thread on that other board about this podcast. It ...
by moksha
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Does the church want to corner the cannabis market?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Does the church want to corner the cannabis market?

From Hagoth's link, it is interesting that of the 32 billion dollars plus of stocks the Church owns, over 2 billion of it is in pharmaceuticals. Wish they would release that conflict of interest information in their lobbying literature and efforts, that way the Utah State Legislature could ask for a...
by moksha
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: If you need a good laugh today!
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: If you need a good laugh today!

From the Rock in the Hat Song In English, rock, hat, In French, roche, chapeau. It really is quite obvious, don't you know. In English, rock, hat. In French, roche, chapeau. Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, here we go. In Samoan its a papa in a pulou, In Uzbek its a jinslar in a shapka. And its oh so...
by moksha
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bad movie night is the best night
Replies: 26
Views: 439

Re: Bad movie night is the best night

Two more for your Friday night bad movies activity:

Mazes and Monsters - unfortunately, Tom Hanks starred in this movie.
Gone in 60 Seconds - the 1974 version.
by moksha
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: History Question
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: History Question

The red pill brings "reality" and all of it's attributes good and bad. The blue pill sends or keeps him in the false world of the Matrix where there is artificial security and blissful ignorance. BH Roberts once requested to present his research report on Joseph Smith to the Brethren. The Brethren ...
by moksha
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Transitional underwear
Replies: 21
Views: 568

Re: Transitional underwear

If you're not one of us then just who are you? You're a scary one of them . Ah, the battle between the Lilliputians and Blefuscudians. There is the eternal matter of which end of the egg to open that is at stake! Don't smirk, the Lilliputians are taught the importance of the little end of the egg a...
by moksha
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Hypothetical Ethics
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Hypothetical Ethics

A Cake Quandry You are a wife, mother of five, work in a Provo bakery, and you just received an order for a wedding cake. There is no rush since the wedding will be in two months. It needs to be delivered to the N. Kaiden Jensen and Alex R. Pingree Wedding in Lyndon, Utah. Yikes, your grand-uncle i...
by moksha
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Salt Lake as Luxor
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Salt Lake as Luxor

I was watching a TV program a while back that was showing the Temple of Luxor in Egypt honoring the pharaohs. Given the LDS/Reformed Egyptian connection, it occurred to me that some similar structure honoring the prophets in Utah would be both a feather in the collective LDS cap and a good tourist d...
by moksha
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Guns in Heaven!
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Guns in Heaven!

Palerider wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Next best thing to a cattle prod ...
Thankfully, a heavenly polygamy prod was not used on women unwilling to accept The Principle such as Nancy Rigdon and others.
by moksha
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 14
Views: 242

Re: What are you reading right now?

The trilogy The Tripods is a fun set to read out loud to children.
by moksha
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: To stand or not to stand
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: To stand or not to stand

I could see a husband being honored if his wife were on hand to see him inducted as the Grand Walleroo at the Eternal Order of the Waterbuffalo. You want to share those special moments with your significant other.