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by 1smartdodog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Went to Church
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Went to Church

Went to church after some months absence. Just so you know nothing has changed. Still boring as hell. Priesthood was still a debate of fictional characters treated as actual people How small the church has become in its scope of understanding to me. There is literally nothing of substance there. Jus...
by 1smartdodog
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Great Rib Debate
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: The Great Rib Debate

So much in in the Church is wasted energy. Literal or not what does it really accomplish. Just wasted breath on something that has zero meaning in my life

I could go to church if we had some real discussions not made up reality.


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by 1smartdodog
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I think I want to be cremated...
Replies: 27
Views: 491

Re: I think I want to be cremated...

Viking funeral for me. But my wife and I have a pact. Whoever goes first the other gets to decide.


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by 1smartdodog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Will the Real McKenna Denson Please Stand Up?
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Will the Real McKenna Denson Please Stand Up?

Once in awhile I have run across an individual who at first encounter has all the marks of a rational well spoken person. They can articulate experiences well and generally seem like competent individuals. Then over time you start to notice inconsistencies in their stories. Eventually you realize th...
by 1smartdodog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Gay Pride Flags
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Gay Pride Flags

I guess it was gay pride something over the weekend. Going around the neighbor hood which is heavily Mormon I was amazed at the houses that had rainbow flags. People who I never would have thunk. I think the church leaders have totally lost on this one. The tide has shifted. Best they move on to som...
by 1smartdodog
Thu May 30, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The 'transfiguration of Brigham Young' and the New Testament
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: The 'transfiguration of Brigham Young' and the New Testament

It all fell apart at the same time. The best I can do now is realize that I do not know. Hence I spent little energy trying to know things that are unknowable. I study more science stuff now. More fascinating and detailed than trying to decide if RMN is talking to god Sent from my iPhone using Tapat...
by 1smartdodog
Thu May 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Disclaimer Notices
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Disclaimer Notices

Some advice for the COB watchers. Whenever a leader says something they need to attach a disclaimer. I give them three options. This is opinion, policy or revelation/doctrine.

Would avoid confusion and all the speculation about every word they utter


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by 1smartdodog
Mon May 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Materialism In LDS Culture
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: Materialism In LDS Culture

It’s an American church based on American capitalism. It is a mindset that benefits the more wealthy to make them feel good about their positions as opposed to those who have little.


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by 1smartdodog
Mon May 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Speed of Prayer Theory
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Speed of Prayer Theory

If it takes 50 years to get a prayer answered that explains a lot. Think about it. That is about how far behind most of the leaders are.


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by 1smartdodog
Sat May 11, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Biblical christianity/ attending the Mormon church
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Biblical christianity/ attending the Mormon church

If there were one true path to Christianity I think God would be more clear which path that is. Mormonism May be a little fringy but still adhere to a belief in Christ. What more do you want?


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by 1smartdodog
Wed May 08, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: One More Please
Replies: 26
Views: 713

Re: One More Please

I remember when I stopped wearing them it felt weird after 30 years. Like most things it would feel even weirder to put them back on. So it would be really hard for some members to go cold turkey and jump into boxers or whatever. The hope is in the younger generation just never wears them regularly....
by 1smartdodog
Wed May 08, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: One More Please
Replies: 26
Views: 713

One More Please

Lots of positive changes lately in the church so I thought I would ask for one more. Please make garments go away. At least for outside the temple. It’s still a wedge between my wife and I. It draws lines between members and causes judgements. Plus I just think they are ugly. Who wants to look ugly?...
by 1smartdodog
Wed May 08, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is True and What Isn't?
Replies: 24
Views: 554

Re: What is True and What Isn't?

I don’t think this is a new tactic by the church. It has always trumpeted feelings over facts. I just don’t think it is as effective as it use to be, and will be less so as time goes on.


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by 1smartdodog
Mon May 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on tithing
Replies: 41
Views: 1873

Re: Thoughts on tithing

I had this thought. Maybe the church’s tithing program gets ruled a ponzie scheme and they are ordered to pay it all back with interest.


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by 1smartdodog
Mon May 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: No more year wait for sealing after civil marriage!
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: No more year wait for sealing after civil marriage!

I wonder how long it will take for the average member to still not think of a civil marriage first as something less. I know many will still be thinking why they could not go to the temple. It may take awhile before civil marriages are taken seriously. Hopefully many young couples will jump on this ...
by 1smartdodog
Sun May 05, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nice Chat with SCMC Member Today
Replies: 40
Views: 1909

Re: Nice Chat with SCMC Member Today

When I think someone from the church is spying I wonder how being more than a week on here they could maintain belief. I think of the old Soviet spies during the Cold War. Embedded in America where they could go get milk and eggs at the store whenever they wanted. The thought of going home to scarci...
by 1smartdodog
Wed May 01, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square to close for 4 years
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square to close for 4 years

I am in the construction industry. Love these projects. If we get that job we are set for awhile.

So when everyone bashes the building the church does that is a lot of jobs we are talking about.
by 1smartdodog
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Digital Sabbath
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Digital Sabbath

It seems so odd to read articles like that now. How ridiculous it sounds to hear someone spout off about the sabbath day. Hard to believe people buy into that.
by 1smartdodog
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New RFM podcast on Nelson's LGBT flip-flop is really good stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 1084

Re: New RFM podcast on Nelson's LGBT flip-flop is really good stuff

Every time RFM breaks it down like this it tells me how illogical the premise of the church is, how deceptive it can be.

I sometimes fantasies RFM interviewing the prophet. I think by the end the prophet would be a basket case. That would be a interview for the ages.
by 1smartdodog
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have you had this experience? Care to share?
Replies: 27
Views: 1001

Re: Have you had this experience? Care to share?

Probably the multiverses. Infinite realities bumping into each other. There a a billion things we do not understand about the working of the universe this may be one. I use to think I had special powers, until I kept having impressions to do stupid things. After a few times of getting beat up for fo...