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by moksha
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book of Mormon DNA help
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Book of Mormon DNA help

One thing in the Church apologists favor is that they have never strongly pushed the idea that the Lamanites were cursed by God with Asiatic DNA. Not sure if that hesitancy is related to Church missionary efforts in Asia.
by moksha
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: To clean or not to clean?
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: To clean or not to clean?

When faced with a similar dilemma in the Shakespeare dimension, Hamlet decided to clean. Of course, he also lamented, "Alas, Bishop Yorick! I knew him, Elder, he was a priesthood bearer of infinite righteousness, of most pugnacious Republicanism. He hath judged me a thousand times, and now, he wants...
by moksha
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 253
Views: 20832

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Just This Guy wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:08 pm
Penguins hockey game to make for an enjoyable evening.
They learned hockey for the sole purpose of opening up maple syrup trade with Canada. There was an equal chance you could have ended up watching a Penguins curling game.
by moksha
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?
Replies: 96
Views: 3196

Re: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?

The Leopards in the Temple A Parable by Franz Kafka Leopards break into the Temple and drink to the dregs what is in the paper Sacrament thimbles; this is repeated over and over again; finally, it can be calculated in advance, and it becomes a part of the ceremony. -- Franz Kafka, Parables and Para...
by moksha
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?
Replies: 96
Views: 3196

Re: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?

Sounds like Temple Club is getting better, but how do you advertise the improvements if a rule of Temple Club is to not talk about it?

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comme ... r_morning/
by moksha
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown
Replies: 25
Views: 473

Re: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown

The American Tobacco Association found that cigarettes were perfectly safe and did not cause cancer. FAIR Mormon found that the Mountain Meadows Massacre never happened and if it did that Brigham Young had nothing whatsoever to do with it. Arthur Anderson, Inc. found that Enron was a perfectly safe ...
by moksha
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?
Replies: 96
Views: 3196

Re: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?

2bizE wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:33 pm
5) offer a speed line like at Disney.
Much like the Pirates of the Carribean ride, but with stops for Temple stuff. You would pass through the veil and arrive directly at the Celestial Room and gift shop.
by moksha
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?
Replies: 62
Views: 1972

Re: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?

As President David O. McKay taught, a white shirt contributes to the sacredness of the holy sacrament (see Conference Report, Oct. 1956, p. 89)" IBM Corporation was of the same mindset with their requirement of a white shirt, tie, and dark blue or grey business suits. They thought it conveyed both ...
by moksha
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?
Replies: 62
Views: 1972

Re: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?

My gosh, those two photos above by Hagoth represent the Miracle of the White Shirts. That would make a nifty Christmas program for KBYU.
by moksha
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?
Replies: 62
Views: 1972

Re: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?

The idea of anyone participating in the sacrament without a white shirt was shot down specifically because the bishopric wanted a way for young men to disqualify themselves if they did not feel worthy. Plus a colored shirt is so much easier to pull off than getting more than one pair of earrings. T...
by moksha
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Infantilization of the mind
Replies: 24
Views: 612

Re: Infantilization of the mind

My wife and I tried watching a new TV series the other day. We did not look for the TV rating before starting, but it turned out to be Mature. :o Such an attitude could keep you from watching A Game of Thrones when it returns in April. That is the show that Trump refers to in his latest poster in t...
by moksha
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Wacky World of the Word of Wisdom
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: The Wacky World of the Word of Wisdom

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Most likely this also works for both Dropsy and the Collywobbles.

Don't forget to mention reading this in the Relief Society Magazine, the Juvenile Instructor, and the Mormon Interpreter.
by moksha
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?
Replies: 62
Views: 1972

Re: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?

Hence they can proclaim the most trivial things to be direction from God. Like when the suggestion was made that deacons wear white shirts and ties when passing the sacrament. Pretty soon it became the official uniform of the priesthood. Wonder if Wendy and Sherri have any favorite tunes to add to ...
by moksha
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Missionary name badges
Replies: 17
Views: 945

Re: Missionary name badges

I was at the Swiss Days festival yesterday and saw a few older couples in street clothes but with their name tags... Probably doing what they were told. Could you imagine an older couple trying to enjoy themselves on their day off and wearing a signboard that said, "Beware of Pushy Insurance Salesp...
by moksha
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Apostasy through the ages.
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Apostasy through the ages.

wtfluff wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:01 pm
What sort of archaeological evidence would you expect to prove "100% Mormon Population" for short time periods?
Fossilized remains of green Jell-O and fry sauce.
by moksha
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 3548

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

One of Brigham’s teachings was that there has to be polygamy because without it the men will have to use prostitutes. Polygamy most likely increased the frequenting of prostitutes because it took many eligible women out of circulation. There was even a designated block in SLC for prostitution. Susp...
by moksha
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Would you let your kids be chipped?
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Would you let your kids be chipped?

If technology was able to produce a cerebral interface chip that guaranteed 100% faithfulness and compliance with everything LDS, would you have your kids chipped? Would your spouse push you to allow them to be chipped?
by moksha
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is there a new word yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Is there a new word yet?

Did he nix "L.D.S?" Yes, LDS was also on President Nelson's satanic list. President Nelson wants to use the name Church of Jesus Christ, but members are unable to call themselves the Church of Jesus Christ. The best they could do would be to call themselves members of the Church of Jesus Christ . U...
by moksha
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is there a new word yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Is there a new word yet?

I suspect we will be using it long after RMN is long gone. Do you think it will be reintroduced via revelation? "God phoned in and said that after careful etymological scrutiny the word Mormon was not found to be satanic after all." Wonder how many members really believe the word is satanic? If not...
by moksha
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ikigai, or having a raison d'etre
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: Ikigai, or having a raison d'etre

It is hard sometimes to figure out reasons for going on despite adversity, but we are all pulling for you! Unless you are facing advanced old age, time seems to heal all wounds. Something else will turn up to sustain you. Are you into reading, TV, movies, video games? Ever go to gay bars? I know yea...