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by deacon blues
Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:43 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Who wants a Christian "Sharia" society?
Replies: 20
Views: 11188

Re: Who wants a Christian "Sharia" society?

It isn't going away: "Christian Nationalism in Boise and Moscow Idaho." :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6gAqoj2lcQ

Pastor Doug Wilson is another Christian Nationalist. :?
by deacon blues
Wed Jul 03, 2024 6:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Righteous Corecion
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: Righteous Corecion

I'm thinking about my (19 year old Deacon's) decision to go on a mission. Reasons not to go. 1. I didn't have a testimony, even though I HAD studied and prayed. (Moroni's promise) 2. I was enjoying college, including studying two lifelong passions: music and history. 3. I was enjoying dating. Reason...
by deacon blues
Sun Jun 30, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Road not taken. by Robert Frost.
Replies: 5
Views: 499

The Road not taken. by Robert Frost.

I have the poetry loving gene. Both my parents grew up in a time when memorizing and reciting poetry was a big part of their education. Mom recited poetry at home, and Dad recited poetry in the fields. The Robert Frost poem: "The Road Not Taken" continues to be meaningful as I near my 70's. What if ...
by deacon blues
Sat Jun 29, 2024 3:12 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What happened to Church Sports?
Replies: 3
Views: 286

What happened to Church Sports?

My older brother and cousins grew up being very involved in Church sports: Basketball, and softball, especially. My brother would have played in the Church wide basketball tournament in 1966, but he aged out. He went as a manager. My cousin played in the 1970 Church wide basketball tournament. I thi...
by deacon blues
Fri Jun 28, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: More Second Class Saints....
Replies: 8
Views: 715

More Second Class Saints....

I was reading the new Matt Harris book Second Class Saints, and it made me think about how the Church, and the concept of three heavens makes a segregated society. I'm reminded of Jesus's Parable of the Sowers, where all the workers are paid equally. the statement the last shall be first also comes ...
by deacon blues
Fri Jun 28, 2024 8:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: JS Polygamy deniers?
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: JS Polygamy deniers?

Polygamy deniers have slightly more evidence to work with than flat-earthers. :roll:
by deacon blues
Fri Jun 28, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: David Archuleta song about stepping away from the Church
Replies: 3
Views: 2725

Re: David Archuleta song about stepping away from the Church

This was very powerful. Isn't music a wonderful means of expression?
Music was always my favorite part of religion. My vision of heaven is family and music.
by deacon blues
Thu Jun 20, 2024 2:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy Father's Day NOM Dads!
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Happy Father's Day NOM Dads!

We need a Bachelors Day to celebrate those who don’t qualify for the Fathers day
by deacon blues
Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Legal Defense Fund puts the smackdown on BYU-Hawaii
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Legal Defense Fund puts the smackdown on BYU-Hawaii

The problem with Church leaders since Joseph, or at least Brigham, is they don't have the imagination to understand that people are different. Not everybody is a man, almost always white, with a conservative background, almost always raised in the "church." Hence they lay down rules that they think ...
by deacon blues
Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Annoying EQ Lesson on Garments
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: Annoying EQ Lesson on Garments

I put up with garments (one piece) as a young farmer, and it was a pain. When I got an indoor gig as a teacher it wasn't so bad. When two piece garments were introduced it was like I had gone to heaven. Then I got a custodial job and started getting a rash in the summertime. Thankfully, I broke my s...
by deacon blues
Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Fall was Good?
Replies: 2
Views: 381

The Fall was Good?

Lately the Algorithm God has been sending me videos of carnivores in the wild bringing down their prey. Often the prey is the newborn, or weakest member of the herd. Try watching some of these "death in nature" scenes- for example: a newly born fawn brought down by a pack of wolves. How can the Morm...
by deacon blues
Tue Jun 04, 2024 2:19 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: BoM Generations - oops!
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: BoM Generations - oops!

I remember reading the BOM in seminary, looking down at the dates/years, and thinking this doesn't seem right. there were too many years and not enough generations. RFM goes into detail about it. If it's not a smoking gun, it is one more nail in the coffin. :shock:
by deacon blues
Sun May 26, 2024 4:11 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Respect
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Respect

The male leaders especially; even 19 year old- now 18 year old- missionaries seem to be affected by the adulation of members. It can be detrimental, as RM’s get their egos puffed up, and then deflated by real life relationships.
by deacon blues
Sun May 26, 2024 4:11 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Respect
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Respect

The male leaders especially; even 19 year old- now 18 year old- missionaries seem to be affected by the adulation of members. It can be detrimental, as RM’s get their egos puffed up, and then deflated by real life relationships.
by deacon blues
Sat May 11, 2024 8:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Today was a hard day !
Replies: 20
Views: 1938

Re: Today was a hard day !

Right on, conman! NOM has been and is a lifesaver for me. Even though my TBM family has been relatively empathetic, there are some things they just don't get, and they probably feel the same way about me.
8-) Thanks, everyone.
by deacon blues
Mon Apr 29, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Evolution of God.
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Evolution of God.

One thing that separates most of Christianity from Mormonism is what the view of what the ancients believed about God. A Christian believing in the Bible could say that early people knew something about God. But God left most of them free to imagine or conceive the incredible variety of ancient and ...
by deacon blues
Mon Apr 29, 2024 8:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Spaulding Theory?
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: New Spaulding Theory?

I've read about half the book, and it seems speculative to me. The author writes like Hugh Nibley; Take a few facts, find possible parallels, cleverly speculate. I thought the part about Athanasius Kircher was very interesting. I wish we could find out more about this guy: en.wikipedia.org › wiki › ...
by deacon blues
Thu Mar 28, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOM needs to be a safe place
Replies: 21
Views: 7101

Re: NOM needs to be a safe place

I support the decision, moderators. And thanks for all the time you spend on this board. At the same time I recall another disaffected Mormon site, it used to be Mormon Discussions, but the name was changed to something else. Anyway, they had a celestial forum for discussions that had decorum, a ter...
by deacon blues
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Looking back....
Replies: 12
Views: 3187

Re: Looking back....

If covenants are compared to contracts, and I've heard LDS teachers use that illustration, we don't get the blessing/Celestial kingdom until we die. This is like saying you don't get the car/house/whatever until you make the final payment.
by deacon blues
Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Who wants a Christian "Sharia" society?
Replies: 20
Views: 11188

Re: Who wants a Christian "Sharia" society?

I'm reminded of the movie Cool Hand Luke (1967) - The Captain's speech " What we've got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it. . . well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men." Let me try to com...