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by 1smartdodog
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Spiritual experience at Longhorn Steakhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Spiritual experience at Longhorn Steakhouse

I'm wondering if the spiritual steak experience could be enhanced with the use of A1 Bold and Spicy or else Lea & Perrins Wooster Sauce. Anyway, Bon Appetit at the Stake Center. Could Pad Thai be the middle path of the Buddha? Chow Fun as the way of the Tao? Tuna Casserole with corn flakes on top a...
by 1smartdodog
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Momentum?
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Momentum?

Probably part of a broader trend in society. Religion in general is on the decline. My theory is kids now just don’t need it. They have plenty in their lives demanding their time. Throw in that church has become about as boring as it can be for kids and the recipe is i don’t care to be mormon. Sent ...
by 1smartdodog
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I will try NOT to FIX you
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: I will try NOT to FIX you

How about unconditional acceptance. That would really be much harder than unconditional love To love you must accept the non believer, the gay person, the non conformist as equal and deserving as yourself before god Criminals and doers of harm excluded. Get rid of religion and you'll make some huge...
by 1smartdodog
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Saturday evening General Conference is canceled
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Saturday evening General Conference is canceled

The church sure seems to be retreating. Not that they have a choice. Soon we may be down to a weekly email from the bishop, no meetings at all Reality is they cant reduce their way out of the problem they created. Boredom, coverups, and the fact more people realize it is all a hoax. How do you fix t...
by 1smartdodog
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I will try NOT to FIX you
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: I will try NOT to FIX you

How about unconditional acceptance. That would really be much harder than unconditional love

To love you must accept the non believer, the gay person, the non conformist as equal and deserving as yourself before god

Criminals and doers of harm excluded.




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by 1smartdodog
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thank God for Secularism
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Thank God for Secularism

Religion is regarded by ty the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful

Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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by 1smartdodog
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Oaks as the next Prophet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1155

Re: Elder Oaks as the next Prophet?

I think the next apostle in line could be a total vegetable and the would still prop him up as the prophet, and ordain him as such. Tell us how well he is doing at conference and he loves us all. Sure someone else could run the church but they would maintain their all important status quo they deem ...
by 1smartdodog
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Your brain on Mormonism
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Your brain on Mormonism

Twelve years from belief I still find real mormon history and behavior entertaining. But given my druthers I would go back in time to my 17 year old self and convince me to run like hell.


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by 1smartdodog
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Pray for Rain in Utah
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Pray for Rain in Utah

Utah Governor Cox has requested Utahans pray for rain this weekend. A few of the media stories: https://www.ksl.com/article/50179221/cox-calls-for-prayers-for-rain-as-more-utah-communities-issue-emergency-declarations-restrictions https://kutv.com/news/local/some-commend-many-criticize-coxs-pray-fo...
by 1smartdodog
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Oaks as the next Prophet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1155

Re: Elder Oaks as the next Prophet?

The next prophet being ordained with obvious signs of dementia is a real possibility.


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by 1smartdodog
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: One Month Down. 59 To Go.
Replies: 20
Views: 762

Re: One Month Down. 59 To Go.

Your not a hypocrite if you are using your position to help others and you can retain generally honesty along the way.

A real hypocrite would be someone who is doing it for power and prestige.


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by 1smartdodog
Sun May 30, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What do you believe about it now?
Replies: 26
Views: 1317

Re: What do you believe about it now?

It is rather obvious it is all made up. But when you are in it to seems real. Its like some kind of virtual reality someone needs to pull the plug on.


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by 1smartdodog
Sun May 30, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Any advice for those contemplating divorce?
Replies: 25
Views: 1061

Re: Any advice for those contemplating divorce?

My mother in law gave me some sage advice many years ago. She said if she had spent as much time trying to change herself as she spent trying to change her husband she would be perfect. That said i think you need to live an authentic life as much as possible. My wife knows exactly what i believe. Wh...
by 1smartdodog
Fri May 28, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Angeles and Plates
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Angeles and Plates

I heard someplace if you can make Angles and Gold Plates work everything else comes naturally. Makes sense that belief in one supernatural event opens your your brain to all sorts of other zany ideas. Its like being a conspiracy theorist, you see them everywhere. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by 1smartdodog
Fri May 28, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: No more “time only” temple weddings
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: No more “time only” temple weddings

I think RMN just likes tweaking things. I bet he sat as an apostle all those years thinking I could do a better job. In reality with all his little tweaks nothing has changed. Power is still at the top. Women are out in the cold. Guilt and shame are the tools of choice. Sent from my iPhone using Tap...
by 1smartdodog
Thu May 27, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Does it really matter ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1517

Re: Does it really matter ?

Like aliens they may exist, but until there is some real evidence it is hard to take seriously.

If the human mind can invent complex mathematics I am sure it can invent an NDE to cope with trauma.


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by 1smartdodog
Fri May 14, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I Learned How to Judge as a Mormon
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: I Learned How to Judge as a Mormon

To judge is to be human. For me I would say I learned what to judge as a mormon, and it was all wrong. We are judgement machines and I don't think there is a way to stop it. So I've tried to change what I judge from swearing and modesty and caffeine and R-rated movies and church attendance and garm...
by 1smartdodog
Fri May 14, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I Learned How to Judge as a Mormon
Replies: 10
Views: 457

I Learned How to Judge as a Mormon

It started when I was young. The messages I got at church were how to judge others by their outward appearance and behavior. Things that were lifestyle choices morphed into deviant behavior. I learned these people were defective and needed fixing. Fast forward 60 years and it is a hard habit to brea...
by 1smartdodog
Sat May 08, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Garments and Temple recommend interview
Replies: 36
Views: 1864

Re: Garments and Temple recommend interview

jfro18 wrote:I have nothing to add here except that I hate garments with a passion that is unrivaled... except I believe maybe Red Ryder.
Garments are an offense the the human body.


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by 1smartdodog
Sat May 08, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The fall of Communism/Mormonism
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: The fall of Communism/Mormonism

With 130 billion in the bank they can survive for a ling time


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