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by moksha
Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 657
Views: 113465

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Mike Lee's unwavering support of Donald Trump's criminality will endear him to many Utah voters. In Arizona last year, Lee was able to compare Trump to Captain Moroni. Makes you wonder whether Captain Moroni took home some of the golden plates and stashed them in his basement.
by moksha
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is Bishop really a 40 hour a week calling?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Is Bishop really a 40 hour a week calling?

Spicy McHaggis wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:58 pm
On a somewhat similar note: Why would a bishop pay tithing? I would think the time commitment would more than make up for the requirement to also give the church a bunch of money.
I think only the Brethren are exempt from paying tithing since they make the rules.
by moksha
Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is Bishop really a 40 hour a week calling?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Is Bishop really a 40 hour a week calling?

Members are constantly requesting meetings with the bishop. The secretary has to shoehorn them into designated time slots. That is where they prove the true work of the Church when they can help those who are hurting.
by moksha
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Church's Statement on the AP Arizona Abuse Story
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: The Church's Statement on the AP Arizona Abuse Story

Episode # 2 of the Mormon Stories on this abuse - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zfIxHWRZzs
by moksha
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 657
Views: 113465

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Russian state media is predicting the US will begin a civil war over the Trump search warrant. The Republican Crime Syndicate has declared war against the FBI and Justice Department.

What is your opinion?
by moksha
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Church's Statement on the AP Arizona Abuse Story
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: The Church's Statement on the AP Arizona Abuse Story

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The Church's law firm advocates depraved indifference to the victims in order to hide the crime so that the Church is financially covered.
by moksha
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: child's baptism -- help
Replies: 15
Views: 207

Re: child's baptism -- help

Life will go on whether you baptize the child or not. Talk to the bishop, if they are a decent person then they will help make this happen. If you can do the baptism, you might as well grin and bear it. If they are not, you can explain it to your child when he is a bit older. Just because children a...
by moksha
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Church's Statement on the AP Arizona Abuse Story
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: The Church's Statement on the AP Arizona Abuse Story

Reminds me of when they argue that the retched child kept in the basement room to be tortured is necessary for Omelas to remain a golden city. Then it is time to just walk away.

https://learning.hccs.edu/faculty/emily ... -guin/view
by moksha
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Church's Statement on the AP Arizona Abuse Story
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: The Church's Statement on the AP Arizona Abuse Story

Based on your experience it sounds like the real purpose of the hotline is: The helpline is instrumental in ensuring that bishops do more than the absolute minimum that is required by law for reporting. Pretty sure you meant to bishops not do more than the absolute minimum that is required by law f...
by moksha
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Statement on AP article - training of those who work with children?
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: Church Statement on AP article - training of those who work with children?

In an effort to shield the Church from financial liability and publicity, Kirton McConkie has extended the duration and intensity of the abuse that victims receive. This action means the Church favors its own pockets over the welfare of its members. Is that bad? Yes, it makes Kirton McConkie and LDS...
by moksha
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen
Replies: 27
Views: 695

Re: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20) - Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

https://www.yahoo.com/news/seven-years-sex-abuse-mormon-041844796.html All those years of systematic abuse and silence only served to cement the complicity of the LDS Church in this and in thousands of other cases worldwide. This needs to be a much bigger story or else Kirton McConkie will never ce...
by moksha
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 480
Views: 224259

Re: What are you drinking right now?

My kids took me out to eat for my birthday. We went to a Korean BBQ. I had a Tsingtao beer (#1 in China), and my son had an excellent Sapporo Japanese beer. Everyone else had Mike's Hard Lemonade. Usually, I am the one drinking non-alcoholic, so it felt good to cut loose and walk on the Terrestrial ...
by moksha
Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Losing our Eternal Families
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Losing our Eternal Families

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by moksha
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Renlund story makes me mad
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Renlund story makes me mad

... in the oil. Oil?!!! No, those ingredients will simply be included for the efficacy of the incantation/prayer. Please, do not include them in the oil, and especially do not take the oil internally. I imagine LDS physicians have enough on their hands reminding members in more rural communities to...
by moksha
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Renlund story makes me mad
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Renlund story makes me mad

wtfluff wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:07 pm
Well... EVERYONE knows that the Magick doesn't work if the spell/incantation isn't worded completely correct!

[/SARCASM]
As long as the Saints include an Eye of Newt and a little battery acid, it's all good.
by moksha
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Losing our Eternal Families
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Losing our Eternal Families

Just imagine Adam and Eve booking the leisure planet of Risa for the week of July 24th for a family reunion. 12 billion fun seekers sewing quilts and other stuff. You can count on Joseph Smith being there with his horga'hn. Emma Smith and the Holy Magic song from the Sunstone Symposium: https://www....
by moksha
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "Does DW Drink Coffee?"
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: "Does DW Drink Coffee?"

wtfluff wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:02 am
Nope, I haven't had the intestinal fortitude to ask the what their favorite beverage from Dutch Bros is.
Dutch Brothers makes wonderful hot chocolate.
by moksha
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "Does DW Drink Coffee?"
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: "Does DW Drink Coffee?"

It could be that Gen Z kids scoff at the idea of the coffee and tea plants being cursed as less valiant for growing too close to the demilitarized zone during the Heaven War. Had Joseph embraced empiricism he could have decerned by taste, that the most likely plants to have their valiancy contaminat...