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by moksha
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Love
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Love

2bizE wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:26 pm
God’s live for us is conditional- RMN a few years ago.
Having a god whose love is dependent upon obedience to Mormon leaders is a stroke of Machiavellian genius.
by moksha
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A new Book of Mormon geography theory
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: A new Book of Mormon geography theory

Take home assignment: wait thirty years and read this again and see if there isn't some kind of apologetic argument that's not too far off these lines. Thirty years ago you would never have imagined that there would be an official church-published essay defending a catalyst theory of the Book of Ab...
by moksha
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormons and Muslims
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Mormons and Muslims

Muslims have The Quran and the Sword, BYUvians have homophobia and "musket fire".



Okay, don't hold back, what was that about Muhammad, Joseph Smith, and child brides?
by moksha
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 59
Views: 902

Re: Fight The New Drug

What's there something a while back that the organization got a lot of their funding through the More Good Foundation? A backchannel for LDinc. to support various political causes while they officially keep their hands clean. https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=4409139&itype=CMSID https://med...
by moksha
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Love
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Love

Of course, he's probably heard a lot from ward members who are against mask requirements/requests, so he was probably trying to tamp down on their anger by invoking love. This seems manipulative. Weird, I know, for church leaders to be manipulative. Knowing that the wearing of masks is one of those...
by moksha
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

hmb wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:42 am
Somebody straighten me out and tell me it will be okay.
Sometimes God sends floods and pestilence as punishment to the earth. This time He sent Republicans.
by moksha
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: “Carry Overs” into the next life?
Replies: 25
Views: 687

Re: “Carry Overs” into the next life?

From civil rights of the 60's to now - time tells who was on the *correct* side of history. Even as a child, I could tell that Bull Connor was on the wrong side of history when he ordered fire hoses and attack dogs to be used against peaceful civil rights marchers. Some items are blatantly wrong, s...
by moksha
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

In what ways do you think the pendulum has swung too far? What do see as the appropriate discipline for this situation? I am hoping Palerider's answer is not the grand opening of a new Soylent Green factory in Lyndon, Utah. I remember Utah residents grousing years afterward about the Civil Rights A...
by moksha
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

Oh this hurts my heart. I wonder how much of Gong's fear of that picture is actually having a gay son, and how much is fear of backlash from the Q15. Elder Gong knows that the picture would incur the wrath of the 800-pound gorilla lurking outside the restaurant door and the toxicity it could bring ...
by moksha
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Konfession Time!
Replies: 66
Views: 15214

Re: Konfession Time!

Just a reminder of Oktoberfest in Utah. No doubt they will have missionaries on hand to grant absolution in the parking lot. https://media.deseretdigital.com/file/4dc3a70602?crop%3Dtop%3A0%7Cleft%3A0%7Cwidth%3A620%7Cheight%3A400%7Cgravity%3ACenter%26quality%3D55%26interlace%3Dnone%26resize%3Dheight%...
by moksha
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Creative Mormon Mythology
Replies: 118
Views: 48678

Re: Creative Mormon Mythology

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by moksha
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Konfession Time!
Replies: 66
Views: 15214

Re: Konfession Time!

... plus, if i end up taking human anatomy and medical terminology also next semester, i'm going to need a drink every now and then... Perhaps even a triple espresso if they make you trace the complete anatomical path of inhalation to the subsequent exhalation. I remember having to do that. Maybe I...
by moksha
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you watching right now?
Replies: 38
Views: 5838

Re: What are you watching right now?

PBS is the place for good viewing this Sunday night, beginning with Around the World in 80 Days.
by moksha
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Big Love
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Big Love

Hagoth wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:44 pm
It's bizarre that you can look around you in Sacrament Meeting and realize that these people don't blink an eye at the idea that the founders of their religion were harems owners, ...
These are the people giving America marriage advice with the Proclamation on the Family.
by moksha
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you watching right now?
Replies: 38
Views: 5838

Re: What are you watching right now?

Here is an excellent two-parts investigation and analysis by an Australian news group:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsBqU1RzV7o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWJhqOPe6rw
by moksha
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you watching right now?
Replies: 38
Views: 5838

Re: What are you watching right now?

Here is something for future viewing, the return of Babylon 5.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6PaqzKjHzU
by moksha
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics

So, assuming this trend continues, does it mean the church will become less stiff and dogmatic, or does it portend the opposite, that the focus will be taken even further away from scripture and onto living prophetsseersandrevelators? 1. The Church could double down and become far more dogmatic, gi...
by moksha
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: “Carry Overs” into the next life?
Replies: 25
Views: 687

Re: “Carry Overs” into the next life?

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't BYU occasionally employ instructors who are not members of the church? They just have to commit to keeping all of the BYU/church standards. A few years back there was a non-member BYU ROTC instructor who made the news because he refused to give up having a cup of...
by moksha
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: “Carry Overs” into the next life?
Replies: 25
Views: 687

Re: “Carry Overs” into the next life?

I want there to be an afterlife, but it feels like something made up in the 19th Century would fail to be a good guide. What if you had the habit of masturbation? Would you want it to end once you are no longer earthbound?
by moksha
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Go Webb!
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Go Webb!

This was just relayed in from the new Webb Telescope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7M2u1Fy748&t=117s