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by 1smartdodog
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Studying Antiquity
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Studying Antiquity

Ever play telephone as a kid. You tell one person something, they tell another and another, and so on. By the time you get to the last person the message is all messed up. Humans will always add and subtract from a story as they pass it along verbally. I doubt anything in the bible represents actual...
by 1smartdodog
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is Christianity Dying?
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Is Christianity Dying?

It feels as though so much in the world is changing at an ever accelerating rate. Social norms, political views, and spirituality all are much different than my youth of 50 plus years ago. I am not debating if things are better or worse everyone has an opinion. My question relates to spirituality es...
by 1smartdodog
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM and Peter Bleakley
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: RFM and Peter Bleakley

This podcast reinforced my belief the church could be an agent of hope and help. Whether it is true or not it is in a position to make good things happen. I also blame the leaders. They have taken a once vibrant community and turned it into a dull by the numbers march into boredom. They lie and obfu...
by 1smartdodog
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: SLC Trib: "McKenna Denson, LDS Church agree to drop lawsuit"
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: SLC Trib: "McKenna Denson, LDS Church agree to drop lawsuit"

The church just behaved like the huge corporation they are. Protect the corporation above the needs of the customer or employee. They have church in their title but that means nothing when image and money is involved. Not saying all corporations are bad. I have worked for good ones and in one case a...
by 1smartdodog
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Jews in Space
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Jews in Space

Yes they come from a flat earth type planet.


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by 1smartdodog
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Kwaku, FAIRMomon, and terminating Dehlin
Replies: 62
Views: 3169

Re: Kwaku, FAIRMomon, and terminating Dehlin

Really the FBI? It is a stupid video just like a million others that people waste there time on. Dehlin did them a favor by bringing attention to it.


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by 1smartdodog
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Did you learn anything in the temple? Yes!
Replies: 22
Views: 1049

Re: Did you learn anything in the temple? Yes!

Next time someone says they learn something new every time they go to the temple, ask the exactly what they learned the last three times. Crickets I am sure will be the response. I think the notion that you learn all this grandiose stuff is just Mormon hype. Its just what you say. Like my mission wa...
by 1smartdodog
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a NHM explainer handy by chance?
Replies: 21
Views: 956

Re: Does anyone have a NHM explainer handy by chance?

I use to shoot archery in competition. One arrow out of six in the bullseye did not get me anything. To win they all had to hit the bullseye. Anything kess was failure.


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by 1smartdodog
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM Does President Nelson!
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: RFM Does President Nelson!

This is a good case of something that has been bugging me. They addressed it in the podcast. RMN and his posse get to claim all that divine communication and the members swoon. Sure it is at times good advice like my grandfather may have given, but nothing to fix the problem. No real solutions. Noth...
by 1smartdodog
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Did you learn anything in the temple? Yes!
Replies: 22
Views: 1049

Re: Did you learn anything in the temple? Yes!

In 1978 i got a full temple experience. Throat slashing disemboweling and all. My favorite part was when Satan and the preacher dude showed up together as partners in crime. In the live session those playing the preacher really lived the part and would throw some real effort into it. Unlike those pl...
by 1smartdodog
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Broke Back Church
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Broke Back Church

It occurs to me that what many members view as a wonderful life, is built upon the broken backs of others. To enjoy the sanitized version of the family you must reject those who can not conform. You must diminish others in one form or another to maintain your belief. To maintain your perfect mormon ...
by 1smartdodog
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Finally, a prophetic message that will fix everything!
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: Finally, a prophetic message that will fix everything!

Members will be expecting some real impactful stuff. When they dont get it the will say how wonderful it was they were told to have faith and pay tithing.


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by 1smartdodog
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Ezra Taft Benson and Conspiracies
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: Ezra Taft Benson and Conspiracies

A little craziness would he fun as opposed to the lethargic monotone voices we get to listen to now.


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by 1smartdodog
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: An Old White Man Discusses Racism
Replies: 38
Views: 1469

Re: An Old White Man Discusses Racism

In talking about those who continue in their racism, I assume Oaks is centering upon Trump Republicans , LDS apologists, and LDS fundamentalists. That's my wife you're talking about there, dear penguin. She's not racist, she's afraid of revolution and socialism, just like millions of other Republic...
by 1smartdodog
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Best Two Years?
Replies: 39
Views: 1783

Re: The Best Two Years?

Interesting. It seems if you went foreign and learned a language your experience seemed to be more positive. I lived in Utah and went to Arizona. I use think i could ride my bike home if I wanted. It was mostly like I never left home. So from a cultural standpoint I learned nothing. I remember the d...
by 1smartdodog
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Best Two Years?
Replies: 39
Views: 1783

The Best Two Years?

Looking back with 20/20 hindsight was your mission, if you went a benefit to you, or theft of two years of you life.


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by 1smartdodog
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pope Endorses Same Sex Civil Unions
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Pope Endorses Same Sex Civil Unions

I imagine a world where we dont talk about sexual preference anymore, because no one cares what you are. Dido race.


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by 1smartdodog
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Restored vs. Continuing Revelation
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: Restored vs. Continuing Revelation

God cant foretell the future, so he needs to change things up when he realizes the current situation demands change. He is a little slow at times 30 to 40 years, but eventually he gets it.


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by 1smartdodog
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Remake of The Stand
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Remake of The Stand

Loved the book and I am not a big King fan. The original miniseries was good. One of the few times the movie did not mess with the storyline of the book.

What bothers me is you are telling me the original is 36 years old. Cant be. That would make me old.


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by 1smartdodog
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Canonized Stupidity
Replies: 33
Views: 2062

Re: Canonized Stupidity

That you can have two armies of a million men. Logistically it would be impossible, not difficult but impossible to feed so many men on the move. To make a million swords would take many years on a production scale not possible given the technology. And then where do a million people go to the bathr...