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by moksha
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Creative Mormon Mythology
Replies: 120
Views: 49080

Re: Creative Mormon Mythology

From the microscopic emergence of film-like deposits and oxygen release in the pre-Cambrian era to the Cambrian explosion where Mormonism was unleashed upon the world. https://assets.newatlas.com/dims4/default/ef15d39/2147483647/strip/true/crop/2000x1778+0+0/resize/1080x960!/quality/90/?url=http%3A%...
by moksha
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 80
Views: 1534

Re: Fight The New Drug

moksha wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:29 am
Fritz the Cat
Could be worse, the theatre manager at BYU was informed by the administration that the PG-rated Bless the Beasts and the Children was "too real for our people". One only had to observe BYU students to understand the truth of that statement.
by moksha
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 80
Views: 1534

Re: Fight The New Drug

OK, how about this. What if you came across some CGI videos of aliens or fantasy beings with non-human genitals performing bizarre sex acts? Would that be pornography? I was at the University of Utah when the John Birch publishing President of the University told the Student Union board they had si...
by moksha
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church aid and Tonga
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Church aid and Tonga

alas wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:56 pm
So welfare and humanitarian aid are never its own money.
The Lord demands that all monies be put into stocks, bonds, and real estate.
by moksha
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:14 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics

Apologists remind me of the Russians who banned Dr. Zhivago. You mean they deliberately turn their back on a national treasure. That does seem like banning the truth. Exactly. The apologist's slogan when they see the huge asteroid in the sky is to proclaim, "Don't look up!" Why would they do that? ...
by moksha
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics

Apologists remind me of the Russians who banned Dr. Zhivago.
by moksha
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Creative Mormon Mythology
Replies: 120
Views: 49080

Re: Creative Mormon Mythology

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by moksha
Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Dan Vogel takes on John Gee and FAIR on Book of Abraham
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Dan Vogel takes on John Gee and FAIR on Book of Abraham

As far as I know, Gee does not submit anything about the BoA for peer review except within the Mormon publishing sphere, where the reviewers understand that they are really cheerleaders. He has also disparaged the concept of peer review in general. Do you think a fantasy writer's literary guild wou...
by moksha
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics

Did they fire Daniel Peterson? Is that old news? I don't check this very often. Yeah, when FARMS became the Maxwell Institute. And they did it while he was out of the country, I believe by email. He didn't get fired from BYU. It's like the Church did not want to be associated with guerilla warfare,...
by moksha
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Sealed to the church by shame
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: Sealed to the church by shame

If there were gradations for such shaming, then I think the LDS Church would come out number one as the most shaming. Most other churches regard masturbation as a normal human activity. The LDS Church also takes the lead in homophobia (although they were neck 'n neck with the Westover Baptist Church...
by moksha
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 80
Views: 1534

Re: Fight The New Drug

If you go to a big multi-national website like Porn Hub ( owned by Mind Geek, a company out of Montreal), and type in the search bar "teenager" or "young girls" or "unconscious teen rape" or any combination like that, hundreds of those videos exist. Yikes. Have you done that? I'll have to take your...
by moksha
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Love
Replies: 12
Views: 414

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: 122

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: 279

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: 80
Views: 1534

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: 414

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: 49
Views: 1181

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: 735

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: 49
Views: 1181

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: 49
Views: 1181

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 ...