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by moksha
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: NEW INFO ON REDACTED BYU POLICE REPORTS
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: NEW INFO ON REDACTED BYU POLICE REPORTS

It was rather fun that Calmoriah's suggestion to google search "redacted police report McKenna Denson" lead to this page. Have not read the entire Mormon D&D thread, but I am anticipating that Calm and Smac will volunteer to waterboard Consiglieri and the "mole in the BYU police department" until th...
by moksha
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What if...(Savannah the sweet lesbian girl)
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: What if...(Savannah the sweet lesbian girl)

Can you imagine if it had been this scenario instead: Instead of cutting the mic and asking her to sit down, what if the bishop stood up, put his arm around her, gave her a supportive nod and smile, and let her finish. Then, he said, "Savannah, we love you so much. Thank you for having the courage ...
by moksha
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Gabola church
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Gabola church

There is an actual Kona Church of God. Perhaps they worship Celestial Beans.
by moksha
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Diffenences between NOM and StayLDS?
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Diffenences between NOM and StayLDS?

1. I think NOM is more active than StayLDS.
2. NOM supports a wider variety of opinion than StayLDS.
by moksha
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Need help with specific teachings...
Replies: 25
Views: 342

Re: Need help with specific teachings...

All truth is found in the church This particular item seems like the major impediment to all other reforms in the Church. If not for this faulty belief, members could see both the folly and the humor of being told repeatedly to obey the Church's hierarchy of leadership - even when it violates membe...
by moksha
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just thanks, and here I am officially
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Just thanks, and here I am officially

Welcome, TheRoadSouth. It might help you right now to focus on what good things the Church does and its potential to add something positive to the world. Perhaps in some small way, you could help be a change agent in encouraging the Church to do better.
by moksha
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Origin of Kolob
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Origin of Kolob

So you are saying that all the really nutty doctrine came from bad Hebrew translations from someone who couldn't spell? That actually explains a lot. Spelling based on pronunciation seems the stuff of Daniel Webster and American know-how. This is just another example of Joseph's genius of taking id...
by moksha
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The NOM Tribe
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: The NOM Tribe

There's still the mystery of why the Neanderthals died out and Home sapiens took over. Neanderthals were intelligent, made tools and the oldest cave drawings we've found so far (70k years ago). You've probably heard this already in Sunday School, but there is always the possibility that God took th...
by moksha
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Imbibing in front of TBM's
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Imbibing in front of TBM's

That is a tough call. On one hand, you do not wish to give offense but on the other, you want to live your life as you see fit.

Either way, the burden of being judgmental is on their shoulders.
by moksha
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The NOM Tribe
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: The NOM Tribe

Oddly enough, neither orthodox Mormons nor ex-Mormons typically seem to have anything positive to say about the NOM approach. The idea of back roads can be annoying to those who insist on, "It's my way or the highway". I think the idea that no person is an island it true. Whether we have a need to ...
by moksha
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: TBM in laws in my ward..
Replies: 26
Views: 658

Re: TBM in laws in my ward..

c) Things to note: - if you do not believe in God, you die, & there is no God - then you no longer exist & it is over - if you believe in God, you die, & there is no God - then you no longer exist & it is over, but you lived a good life - if you do not believe in God, you die, & there is a God - yo...
by moksha
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why I love the essays
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: Why I love the essays

As others have mentioned... If the angel has to show up with a weapon and threaten people with it, polygamy might actually be The. Most. Important Doctrine... Ever. Wonder if dream psychologist Carl Jung might have interpreted the Angel as being Joseph's own libido and the "drawn/flaming sword" as ...
by moksha
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Renlund Opens Can of General Conference Worms
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: Elder Renlund Opens Can of General Conference Worms

I looked in the Wikipedia and found this mention about Sarah Pratt, Orson's wife. "Bennett included a claim that Sarah Pratt had virtuously rejected Joseph Smith's efforts to make her a spiritual wife while Orson Pratt was in Europe." Looks like the Church then loaded up both barrels to smear Sarah....
by moksha
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Seer Stone takes dinosaur ride???
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Seer Stone takes dinosaur ride???

You know this banded jasper stone is true because it would be too easy to believe if the stone had been coprolite.
by moksha
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson's Message to Kenya
Replies: 22
Views: 590

President Nelson's Message to Kenya

President Nelson wrote:"I will share with them the importance of us having temple recommends," he said, "that tithing is going to break the cycle of poverty."
So put your shillings on Joseph to win at 10-1 odds. You'll clean up at the payout window.
by moksha
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Creative Mormon Mythology
Replies: 60
Views: 4213

Re: Creative Mormon Mythology

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"We demand to know who hung these drapes, right now!"
by moksha
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why I love the essays
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: Why I love the essays

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'We demand to know who hung these drapes, right now!"
by moksha
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: In Which I am Stumped
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: In Which I am Stumped

Bacon grease with a little garlic powder and paprika. It may not tame his beard, but he will have a pack of neighborhood dogs following him around. Black people have used hair straightener in the past but now appreciate their own natural hair. Wonder if that same line of reasoning might apply to bea...
by moksha
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why I love the essays
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: Why I love the essays

I like the analogy of beginning to strip away the layers of old discolored varnish. Is there mahogany underneath or plaster of paris?
by moksha
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Possibility JS didn't practice Polygamy?
Replies: 19
Views: 340

Re: Possibility JS didn't practice Polygamy?

Pretty sure I read about it in the Nauvoo Expositor.

The desire to rewrite history in order to bolster a faith tradition only falsifies that faith tradition.