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by 1smartdodog
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are You Spiritual
Replies: 16
Views: 275

Are You Spiritual

I went to our ward Christmas party last week. They showed the new Christ Child video. The bishop did his best to elicit emotion, but i felt nothing. In years past I could summon what I thought was the spirit in these situations. Now it all seems contrived. I sort of wanted to feel something, but cou...
by 1smartdodog
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Renews Opposition to ERA
Replies: 61
Views: 1452

Re: Church Renews Opposition to ERA

I just wonder why the leaders can not help themselves and keep stepping in it. Does not take much to realize they will be doing some backpedaling on this one. It bothers me when religious organizations which are tax exempt get involved in social policy. If you believe your own rhetoric just stick to...
by 1smartdodog
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Bill Nye is a prophet.
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Bill Nye is a prophet.

Bill Nye got criticized for debating Ken Hamm because it actually encouraged more people to donate money to Hamm, but I think he did a great job, and the donations were probably a reaction of fear from people who didn't actually listen to the debate, or at least did not listen to both sides of it. ...
by 1smartdodog
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Close Friends Child Came Home Early from LDS Mission (Stateside)
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Close Friends Child Came Home Early from LDS Mission (Stateside)

I did not want to go on a mission, but of course i did. There was way to much social pressure to go. I remember the first months I hated it so much. I use to think it would be OK if I got in an accident bad enough to send me home but not maim me for life. Then later on my mission i use to think abou...
by 1smartdodog
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Bill Nye is a prophet.
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Bill Nye is a prophet.

Not really but he has more to say that is real than any Mormon prophet. I have always liked Bill Nye back to his days as the science guy. He has a relatively new podcast called Science Rules. He tackles a different subject each week and either he or his guest use their expertise to give some real an...
by 1smartdodog
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Too much love?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Too much love?

The funny/sad thing about this issue is that one cannot convince a TBM they're "worshipping" church leadership. It's very similar to getting them to recognize a false prophet in sheep's clothing. False prophets can be and are very charismatic, warm, likable, friendly, well behaved people. They appr...
by 1smartdodog
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Equality of pay for women
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Equality of pay for women

It is popular talking point about women"s pay. On whole they do make less than men. But it is not always just because they are women. Generally women in the past tend to move in and out of the workplace more because of children. Hence their career paths tend to get interrupted more resulting in low...
by 1smartdodog
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Equality of pay for women
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Equality of pay for women

It is popular talking point about women"s pay. On whole they do make less than men. But it is not always just because they are women. Generally women in the past tend to move in and out of the workplace more because of children. Hence their career paths tend to get interrupted more resulting in lowe...
by 1smartdodog
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How to Tarnish Your Brand in 5 Easy Steps
Replies: 28
Views: 997

Re: How to Tarnish Your Brand in 5 Easy Steps

lol they have reversed course :lol: the prophet of this church is and will always be social pressure. https://twitter.com/VoteDarlene/status/1199158832531816448 Well, that didn't take long. I wonder if the brethren ever feel like they are loosing control. Where once they could issue edicts from on ...
by 1smartdodog
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Going to grow a pair
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Going to grow a pair

Good luck, hope it works out. My wife realized one day how agonizing it was for me to sit in church and listen to the nonsense. She never makes me go and only goes about half the time herself now.


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by 1smartdodog
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Stories Interviews RFM
Replies: 21
Views: 1050

Re: Mormon Stories Interviews RFM

I enjoyed the whole thing. You are a tough cookie and not sure John knew how to handle you at times.


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by 1smartdodog
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is it That We Need?
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: What is it That We Need?

I sometimes think about a society that has the technology to reach the stars but is enjoying a more basic lifestyle in the day to day. Where nature is as important as progress. Where p community has equal value to individual success. Not sure it is possible given the nature of humans but it would be...
by 1smartdodog
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Onslaught of Church ads on internet
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Onslaught of Church ads on internet

I have seen them but i hit the skip add button


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by 1smartdodog
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mission rules are now just suggestions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

Re: Mission rules are now just suggestions.

After thinking some more this can go one of two ways. Either more freedom lets missionaries loosen up some so the wont be so desperate to act like teenagers, or they act more like teenagers on steroids. Given my mission experience I think the latter.



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by 1smartdodog
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mission rules are now just suggestions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

Re: Mission rules are now just suggestions.

Let the P Day festivities begin.


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by 1smartdodog
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Does your spouse know you post on NOM?
Replies: 29
Views: 1163

Re: Does your spouse know you post on NOM?

I use to hide it but not anymore. A life of hiding who you are is tiresome. When i was willing to live with the consequences I was willing to live a more authentic life. My wife now is more NOM than mormon but she still believes some. She has no interest in boards like this. Sent from my iPhone usin...
by 1smartdodog
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Real Housewifes of SLC
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Real Housewifes of SLC

Did they not already do that on Sister Wives?


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by 1smartdodog
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Necromancing for the Lord
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Necromancing for the Lord

I have a relative who is otherwise normal. However, anytime we have a family situation of attending the temple together she goes into this frenzy listing all of the dead relatives that were there in the room with us. My family eats this up by the shovel full. They love to hear what she has to say a...
by 1smartdodog
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Loyal Christian's hanging onto mormonism
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Loyal Christian's hanging onto mormonism

And what is a Christian belief going to get you that you can not do on your own. If you want to be a good person just do that. Why add the extra effort to conform to some pre determined belief system. If you are looking for a community of people that is a different thing. You would have to adopt com...
by 1smartdodog
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A one-liner that captures your disaffection
Replies: 87
Views: 3145

Re: A one-liner that captures your disaffection

When you have learned what I have you won’t need to ask me why.




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