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by 1smartdodog
Fri May 22, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whats your favorite mormon koan?
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Whats your favorite mormon koan?

Why are we willing to attribute behaviors to god, such as the need for constant worship, or loyalty test to kill you son, that we would find disgusting in ourselves or others. How come everyone in the world fasted and prayed for virus relief and nothing really changed? What was the point? How can an...
by 1smartdodog
Fri May 08, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: UT.gov: Back to Church RMN: Not Yet
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: UT.gov: Back to Church RMN: Not Yet

What happened with that world wide fast to fix this problem. If the whole world can not budge God to fix it what can?


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by 1smartdodog
Sun May 03, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How do we bridge the epistemological divide of “I know”?
Replies: 46
Views: 3935

Re: How do we bridge the epistemological divide of “I know”?

I know that god does not care what religion or any religion i adhere to. I know that the trappings and rituals of all religions are for the most part man mad, to give the appearance of godliness ,but they are in effect not recognized by god as having value. I know this because god spoke to me throug...
by 1smartdodog
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: How much weight do you anticipate gaining due to social distancing?
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: How much weight do you anticipate gaining due to social distancing?

Who is actually staying home. All the trails around Salt Lake are packed with people. Seems plenty of people are getting exercise instead of sitting in their basement.


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by 1smartdodog
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Deseret News Defends the Crappy 2020 GC
Replies: 13
Views: 1414

Re: Deseret News Defends the Crappy 2020 GC

The issue for me was not so much not coughing up some money for relief, never thought they would do that. I just though given what is going on, this was their big chance to do a little of that prophet seer stuff they are always claiming. But really nothing more than usual. Maybe even less than usual...
by 1smartdodog
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Church's tendency to misrepresent
Replies: 18
Views: 1660

Re: Church's tendency to misrepresent

Not Buying It wrote:Geez, I can't say, they lost me at "commanding presence".
Just what i was thinking.


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by 1smartdodog
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: If you fast without posting about it on facebook, are you even fasting?
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: If you fast without posting about it on facebook, are you even fasting?

I wonder about a God that likes his children to go hungry. Why is it constant sacrifice and begging to get Gods attention? These are characteristics we would condemn in ourselves yet we constantly ascribe them to a loving God. In my world god will not intervene. He may give direction even inspiratio...
by 1smartdodog
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Donald Trump A Most Noble President
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Re: Donald Trump A Most Noble President

Not marginally funny.


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by 1smartdodog
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Priorities of President Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Priorities of President Trump

Billionaires or ideologues, take your pick.


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by 1smartdodog
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Future of handshakes at church/temple
Replies: 22
Views: 1899

Re: Future of handshakes at church/temple

It may be strange but i think handshaking is a thing of the past in society at large. Long after the pandemic abates the paranoia will persist.


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by 1smartdodog
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How are you holding up?
Replies: 20
Views: 1265

Re: How are you holding up?

Personally I am fine just getting tired of all the doomsday talk. I still think we have gone into meltdown more than necessary. So much more we could do and be safe without hiding in our basements. At some point we will be forced to emerge virus or not. This is not sustainable. Sent from my iPhone u...
by 1smartdodog
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The tone-deafness is staggering
Replies: 27
Views: 1656

Re: The tone-deafness is staggering

It was my last hope they would say something inspiring , something to let the world know it was not the end. People need some positive inspiration right now. Not sure why i expected anything better than what I got. I am somewhat disgusted with these men. To claim to be prophets and act like mediocre...
by 1smartdodog
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Priorities of President Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Priorities of President Trump

No he did not say it like that.


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by 1smartdodog
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The New Church Logo
Replies: 24
Views: 1466

Re: The New Church Logo

Its a corporate thing. Need to reinvent yourself when sales are down.

But them them credit. People always complain about not enough Jesus so here you go.


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by 1smartdodog
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: One-upping with Nelson- fast and pray or else
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: One-upping with Nelson- fast and pray or else

I think there is nothing wrong with prayer to help you through some difficult times. The challenge is you have to be brave enough to realize it is not going to change the outcome in this case. I think it is rather evident god does not intervene in such a major way as to wipe out a pandemic. My perso...
by 1smartdodog
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Conference What Will The Prophet Say
Replies: 27
Views: 2599

Re: Conference What Will The Prophet Say

How about something like:

Stay calm we will get through this together. Do what you can to look after your neighbor.

Not exactly prophesy but given the frantic rhetoric on TV i would go for some less than dire comments.


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by 1smartdodog
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Conference What Will The Prophet Say
Replies: 27
Views: 2599

Conference What Will The Prophet Say

It seems with what is going on many members will be looking to what the prophet will say at conference. In my 61 years I can not recall a time when some real prophetic advice is more needed. Can the leaders give the same kind of talks as in the past? Will that suffice? If God really speaks to these ...
by 1smartdodog
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mitch McConnell is the Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: Mitch McConnell is the Problem

I find your caricature of anything conservative somewhat annoying.


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by 1smartdodog
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Any other retirees watching their future go down the drain?
Replies: 12
Views: 2643

Re: Any other retirees watching their future go down the drain?

We are all in the same boat. Not much you can do. It will come back to some degree.

So much unnecessary panic right now.


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by 1smartdodog
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: NBA Player has Corona Virus ALL Season is suspended
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: NBA Player has Corona Virus ALL Season is suspended

I suspect all the economic and other fallout will cause much more damage to the average person than the virus ever could


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