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by Not Buying It
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: My Interview with Brian Hauglid is Up!
Replies: 35
Views: 794

Re: My Interview with Brian Hauglid is Up!

Brian Hauglid is brave coming forward no matter when he did it. There will be social repercussions, they just can’t fire him now. He’s still going to pay a price, and we should all respect that. He would have been a complete idiot to do it any sooner than he did, you gotta keep food on the table. Bu...
by Not Buying It
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: An integrity crisis?
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: An integrity crisis?

In the morally upside down nonsensical world that is Mormonism, what does integrity even mean? You are trapped in a rigged game with no clear rules and every single other player is deceiving you in some way. Nobody in the Church wants or values your integrity. Integrity becomes meaningless in a situ...
by Not Buying It
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Undie Apocalypse
Replies: 24
Views: 892

Re: Undie Apocalypse

Congrats Hagoth! I am sure it is nice to not a have a reminder of the Church's hold on you next to your skin 24/7. Give it time, the Church eventually will get rid of garments for everyone. It may take a decade or two, but mandatory underwear is way too cultish in 2020. I wouldn't be surprised if th...
by Not Buying It
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Grrrrrrrrr
Replies: 25
Views: 710

Re: Grrrrrrrrr

It will be another issue over which boundaries will be tested and boundaries will be violated. Typical church culture. Be prepared to politely say no and do your best to do so without feeling guilty about it. Yep. The question you need to ask yourself is this - what are you risking your health and ...
by Not Buying It
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed
Replies: 29
Views: 1246

Re: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed

John Dehlin should have had way more compassion and empathy for a grieving family. But no, he had to get the scoop, and now we all know who the alleged GA was. The fellow has only been dead a few weeks, I can only imagine how it made his family feel. There are few accusations in the Mormon world mor...
by Not Buying It
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Romney and his March?
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

Re: Thoughts on Romney and his March?

Instead of doing something with real substance that might risk his church standing, he makes symbolic jestures that have no downside. His other option was to sit on his ass and scowl at protesters along with his Republican colleagues. Marching in a rally is a symbolic gesture by everyone who partic...
by Not Buying It
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s the future of anti-Mormonism look like?
Replies: 36
Views: 1118

Re: What’s the future of anti-Mormonism look like?

I would think the future of anti-mormonism can be summed up with two words: Apathy and Accountability. Both are things that LDSInc is freaked out over. Apathy: People just not caring for religion and Mormonism. They have moved on with their lives and no longer need a bunch of old white men in a Uta...
by Not Buying It
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Cataclysm Sentence
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: The Cataclysm Sentence

For voters in 1828: "A vote for Andrew Jackson is a vote for racism- vote for John Quincy Adams." For southern slave owners and politicians: "You may either give up your slaves or your children will lose a war trying to keep them." Slightly off topic, but it took me years to realize the ridiculousn...
by Not Buying It
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Bendar Feels Attacked
Replies: 38
Views: 1421

Re: Bendar Feels Attacked

I find it very very disturbing that the church unofficially supports Trump !! Trump is not a good person and only cares about his reelection !!!! Bednar on the other hand is just as narcissistic as Trump !!! It's nice not going to church and having to listen to how the BP supports Trump but he will...
by Not Buying It
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Bendar Feels Attacked
Replies: 38
Views: 1421

Re: Bendar Feels Attacked

Bednar's a tool, and can be reliably counted on to act like a tool in pretty much any given situation. This is a particularly poor case to make a religious freedom fuss about - several outbreaks of COVID have been traced back to large religious gatherings. If he wants to whine about his religious fr...
by Not Buying It
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Missionary Shirt Change?
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Missionary Shirt Change?

Because: The color of shirt that the male members of the sales-force for LD$-Inc. wears is really the most important thing that Elohim could focus on right now. Nothing else in the world could be more important at this moment in time. Definitely. Very Important! [/SARCASM] The creator of the entire...
by Not Buying It
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Frustrated/ambivalent about parent relationship
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: Frustrated/ambivalent about parent relationship

I wish Nelson or somebody would stand up to the pulpit and explain that being the "chosen people" isn't a license to be rude, stupid, hurtful, and thoughtless. It should be exactly the opposite. Yeah, I am actually really angry at the Brethren - they are well aware there are a large number of mixed...
by Not Buying It
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Romney and his March?
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

Re: Thoughts on Romney and his March?

Sure all lives matter. Nobody every said they didn't. But you should know how snotty and condescending it sounds when that's your response to "black lives matter". "All lives matter" is seen by the black community as code for "white lives matter more". Because, geez, black people can't even point o...
by Not Buying It
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Locking Arms for Racial Harmony
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Locking Arms for Racial Harmony

You guys are right, they know they can't criticize the racist leaders of the past without undermining their own authority. They would rather perpetuate those wrongs to the detriment of our black brothers and sisters than state clearly and explicitly that past prophets were wrong and apologize accord...
by Not Buying It
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Romney and his March?
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

Re: Thoughts on Romney and his March?

Sure all lives matter. Nobody every said they didn't. But you should know how snotty and condescending it sounds when that's your response to "black lives matter". "All lives matter" is seen by the black community as code for "white lives matter more". Because, geez, black people can't even point ou...
by Not Buying It
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: RMN deeply saddened
Replies: 20
Views: 912

Re: RMN deeply saddened

NAACP says the Church's reticent actions are little more than lip service. Indeed, the two organizations have collaborated on a handful of employment and education initiatives. But those were “minor efforts,” Colom said. They “do not befit the stature and magnitude of what the LDS Church can do and...
by Not Buying It
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Bruce Porter Stuff Again
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: Bruce Porter Stuff Again

“Know your religion” series of firesides where some guy claimed a group of anthropologists dug up a mummy and when they opened it there were cloth remnants with a compass and square. Seems like there should be some reward when you can foist preposterous stories upon the believing Saints, such as be...
by Not Buying It
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Lex de Azevedo on Mormon Stories
Replies: 21
Views: 1702

Re: Lex de Azevedo on Mormon Stories

I think it's ignorant to say that there isn't any quality Mormon themed art. There's a ton. You might not like the subject matter, but there are definitely some highly trained and very talented artists who have contributed to the "Mormon Art" genre. Sculptor Avard Fairbanks. Artist Arnold Friberg S...
by Not Buying It
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Lex de Azevedo on Mormon Stories
Replies: 21
Views: 1702

Re: Lex de Azevedo on Mormon Stories

Barf. Lex de Azevedo. Saturday's Warrior is the worst musical ever written. To be fair, it isn't any more questionable from a LDS doctrine standpoint than your average Sunday School lesson, but there is all kinds of "speculative" doctrine it (although, again, all LDS doctrine is speculative, and loo...
by Not Buying It
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What will change?
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: What will change?

What will change? Who knows? Back to the Future 2 told me I would have a hoverboard by now. Change hardly ever comes the way we expect it will. After the election of our first black president did I expect to see an increase in the rhetoric of white supremacy, did I expect to see white power push bac...