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by deacon blues
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: When fantasy meets reality
Replies: 0
Views: 50

When fantasy meets reality

Michael McLeod, former LDS from South Africa shares some thought-provoking insights in this article: https://medium.com/interfaith-now/hints-of-a-nephite-colonial-atrocity-a-reading-of-omni-69219923fa7c It's interesting that a guy from South Africa might see this while Americans, confirmed in USA ex...
by deacon blues
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Studying Antiquity
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Studying Antiquity

I was reading an article (Pew report) that stated that a large percentage of today's children follow their parents religion. It varies by religion and culture, but almost always more than half of children adopt their parents religion. In this case how do we find so many different religious tradition...
by deacon blues
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Communicating and the risk of being misunderstood
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Communicating and the risk of being misunderstood

Hear! Hear! More pictures, from Hermy! All in favor........ :D :lol:
by deacon blues
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Delusions: Are they real?
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Delusions: Are they real?

Very interesting SN. I like how you feel comfortable sharing thoughts that many people (I presume) have but don't want to talk about. I sometimes think 50% of what we see is real, 40% of what we touch is real, 30% of what we hear is real, and (just a guess ;) 20% of what we feel is real. There's som...
by deacon blues
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The New Deseret Magazine- 3 Stars
Replies: 0
Views: 44

The New Deseret Magazine- 3 Stars

We just got the new "Deseret Magazine" yesterday in the mail. Don't confuse this with the "Liahona" which replaces "The Ensign." This is a spin-off of the "Deseret News" newspaper, and it appears once every two months. It had a good set of articles about the current political turmoil. People such as...
by deacon blues
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Leaders who incite violence.
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Leaders who incite violence.

Brigham Young, March 27, 1853. I say, rather than that apostates should flourish here, I will unsheath my bowie knife, and conquer or die. [Great commotion in the congregation, and a simultaneous burst of feeling, assenting to the declaration.] Now, you nasty apostates, clear out, or judgment will b...
by deacon blues
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Communicating and the risk of being misunderstood
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Communicating and the risk of being misunderstood

I really appreciate the support I've received here. You are good people. I watch some people on TV being unkind, insulting others in public, etc. :cry: When we communicate we need to take responsibility for being misunderstood. This means we should consider our words before we speak them. Especially...
by deacon blues
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4210

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

I feel for you, SN. And I know several other people who believe similar to what you seen to believe. I have some very kind, Christ like friends who feel strongly that the election was rigged. They also believe Joseph Smith translated the BofM from gold plates and that Russell Nelson talks with God,...
by deacon blues
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4210

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

The title of the thread is "Graceful Transfer of Power." In keeping the transfer "graceful" I hope that Democrats don't get too vindictive. Talk of impeachment at this point seems unproductive. I was alive when Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon, and I still think it was the right thing to do, although many...
by deacon blues
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4210

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

Trump finally concedes Biden will become president
PUBLISHED THU, JAN 7 20217:22 PM ESTUPDATED THU, JAN 7 20218:26 PM EST

I just imagined I heard the ghost of Harry Truman whisper in Trump's ear, "Donald, the buck stops here."
by deacon blues
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4210

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

You don't need to convince us of anything, SN. You need to take it up with the judges of the 60+ lawsuits, the Attourney General, the Republican election officials, the Supreme Court... they are the ones calling bullshit on Trump's conspiracy theories. You keep talking about the poor 74 million vot...
by deacon blues
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Studying Antiquity
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Studying Antiquity

One thing about Skousen, even though he wasn't a G.A. he committed to trying to deal with reality. He worked hard and wrote his books that explained the Church's majority(?) view of history and reality. He bravely created straw man versions of evolution and anthropology and then gunned them down wit...
by deacon blues
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4210

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

I've been trying to avoid this thread, but in a moment of weakness I gave in and here I am. Damn. Let me just say I enjoyed Fluff's "Cheeto in Chief" comment. A little humor is OK on such a sad day. It helps me cope with the Biden's "Satanic smile" comment from a Sunday school teacher I recall back ...
by deacon blues
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM and Peter Bleakley
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: RFM and Peter Bleakley

I just finished listening and it's brilliant. Bleakley is so articulate. He mentions videos of Church leaders talking about the 100 billion dollar investments and also Kenyan tithing sermons. I do I find these?
by deacon blues
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is Christianity Dying?
Replies: 18
Views: 527

Re: Is Christianity Dying?

Perhaps even Jesus's teachings will survive "Christianity." That would be nice. In many ways those who proclaim their Christianity most loudly seem to have abandoned much what Jesus was actually talking about. You are SO right. Examples are almost too numerous to mention: Turn the other cheek, the ...
by deacon blues
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Puberty's natural action - masturbating
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Puberty's natural action - masturbating

I'm reminded of a experience from my puberty. Having been assigned in my 16th year to give a youth talk in sacrament meeting I was mortified when I slipped and masturbated just days before my talk. I was sure the spiritually sensitive members in my ward would know when I gave my talk that I was a cr...
by deacon blues
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Studying Antiquity
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Studying Antiquity

I have been reading two books in tandem: Cleon Skousen's The First Two Thousand Years and Will Durrant's. Our Oriental History. I know it sounds crazy, but I am learning stuff. For example, my missionary scriptures (c. 1979) gave dates in the Bible Dictionary for things like the ministry of Enoch (3...
by deacon blues
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is Christianity Dying?
Replies: 18
Views: 527

Re: Is Christianity Dying?

This question has been asked for more years than I can remember. Since the beginning of the Renaissance it has appeared that Christianity was in decline. Heck, Catholics were probably asking this during the Reformation. I think Christianity seemed to be diminishing, at the birth of our country when ...
by deacon blues
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ensign is now the Liahona?
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Ensign is now the Liahona?

Anyone want to ponder why the Ensign magazine is now the Liahona? I’m thinking the Ensign is too close to the Ensign Peak financial leak? Liahona is just strange. It once was the Spanish version of the Ensign so maybe the change was to be more international? These changes don’t make sense. Ok so he...
by deacon blues
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 49
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 49

Don't forget Moroni's promise has a secret loophole that allows you to turn it on its head: And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; Yeah, isn't that worded awkwardly? A 24 year kid mig...