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by Not Buying It
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is the church saying or doing anything???
Replies: 31
Views: 668

Re: Is the church saying or doing anything???

Tell you what, President Nelson. I will participate in your little fast if you will leave your comfortable home and go out and heal coronavirus victims the way your colleagues in the scriptures were healing people all the time. If you can't be like the prophets in the scriptures, then I don't see an...
by Not Buying It
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A fellow Mormon asks us to give our lives for the economy
Replies: 19
Views: 302

Re: A fellow Mormon asks us to give our lives for the economy

It's amazing to me anyone would even make the suggestion, but here we are in 2020, slowing slouching our way back to the Dark Ages...
by Not Buying It
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 196
Views: 12625

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Hagoth wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Ok, just one more trip to Costco and I think I'll be set for toilet paper
I can't even begin to tell you how disgusted I am by the selfishness and lack of concern for others displayed by the people in that picture.
by Not Buying It
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 196
Views: 12625

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Hi everyone - I just came back to this thread to eat some crow. I was one of the skeptics early in this thread, and while skepticism generally serves me well, it didn't in this case. I underestimated the threat from COVID-19, and never let it be said I won't admit when I am wrong. It is way more ser...
by Not Buying It
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: McLellin Papers
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: McLellin Papers

Hoffman was pretty clever - he knew the reason the Brethren were buying his forgeries was so they could hide unflattering things from the members. What better thing to sell them than a bogus expose from an early apostle? The really telling thing is that they were not surprised. They bought Hoffman'...
by Not Buying It
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired
Replies: 43
Views: 2455

Re: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired

This really should bring home the ridiculousness of women having to rely on men for "priesthood authority". Why should a grown-up, responsible woman have to have a man come bless bread and water for her so she can have the sacrament? What kind of foolishness is that?
by Not Buying It
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Vision-Con
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Vision-Con

President Hinckley already addressed the fact that there is more than one version of the First Vision in General Conference:

"So what?"

And that is more than what will be said about the matter in this Conference.
by Not Buying It
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: McLellin Papers
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: McLellin Papers

Hoffman was pretty clever - he knew the reason the Brethren were buying his forgeries was so they could hide unflattering things from the members. What better thing to sell them than a bogus expose from an early apostle? If he'd kept getting away with it instead of resorting to murder to avoid being...
by Not Buying It
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 and General Conference
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

Re: COVID-19 and General Conference

Thanks to Radio Free Mormon we know that RMN fancies spinning events to aggrandize himself (Africa attack) so my guess is that he will seize the opportunity to embellish his prophetic statement that this conference would be like none other to say that he DID know what was coming because the lard to...
by Not Buying It
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 196
Views: 12625

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Home Centered Church! It was prophesied! The church it true! I’ve heard this a few times now. It's ridiculous. If the Prophet knew something dangerous was coming, he did a piss poor job of warning the world. You find out a pandemic is coming and the best you can do to warn the world is start gettin...
by Not Buying It
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired
Replies: 43
Views: 2455

Re: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired

I found this on Reddit - it is the best response I know of to all the nonsense about "President Nelson knew the coronavirus was coming and that's why he said this conference would be different and to take our vitamins and get lots of sleep". This right here destroys that silliness: 8geqpmbvz9m41.jpg
by Not Buying It
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 196
Views: 12625

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Is everyone carrying emergency bottles of consecrated olive oil so that you can give yourself and your loved ones a quick dab of protection? Feel free to add in some cinnamon oil for a nice holiday smell. Might as well bless some clove oil for those having toothaches. All kidding aside, what a marv...
by Not Buying It
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The core of my mormon trauma
Replies: 19
Views: 1474

Re: The core of my mormon trauma

The sad truth of the matter is that many of the relationships you had with the people you are describing were based entirely on the Church. Take that away, there’s nothing left. It’s not uncommon for that to even happen in marriages when one partner leaves the Church - the couple suddenly discovers ...
by Not Buying It
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Individuation and Mormonism
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Individuation and Mormonism

After all these years, it is surprising how often I come across an insight about the Church I hadn't ever thought about before. I saw this over on Reddit today: Imo, it comes down to a complete lack of healthy individuation. Mormons take disagreement with their views as a personal attack because the...
by Not Buying It
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Honor Code clarified (?)
Replies: 19
Views: 1566

Re: Honor Code clarified (?)

They want to have their cake and eat it too. The church is desperate to not be seen an awful towards LGBTs and they also want to make sure their federal funding doesn't get held up because of discrimination, yet they want to leave the tools open to punish gays for being broken monsters who will nev...
by Not Buying It
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What kind of jerk makes everyone in the room wait for him to stand? Elder Bednar, apparently.
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: What kind of jerk makes everyone in the room wait for him to stand? Elder Bednar, apparently.

Didn’t he also revoke an apostolic blessing for people standing and *gasp* visiting in the chapel after one of his speeches? The arrogance is strong in this one. He revoked a blessing for THAT?! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Man I would HATE to be the humans in HIS universe when he makes his own....... Y...
by Not Buying It
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What kind of jerk makes everyone in the room wait for him to stand? Elder Bednar, apparently.
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

What kind of jerk makes everyone in the room wait for him to stand? Elder Bednar, apparently.

Have any of you seen this video where Sister Bednar almost stands up before her eminently honorable husband at the end of a worldwide devotional, almost creating a serious breach of apostolic protocol? And what kind of a jerk expects everyone in the whole room to just sit and wait while he chats up ...
by Not Buying It
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Leaked 2013 Uchtdorf Faith Crisis Report
Replies: 23
Views: 2078

Re: Leaked 2013 Uchtdorf Faith Crisis Report

President Uchtdorf made a halfhearted attempt to show some understanding of those who leave the Church, but in the end supported the institution that supports him. And “Doubt your doubts” became the greatest inoculation slogan of all time. And notice how he didn’t specify what any of the mistakes w...
by Not Buying It
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Leaked 2013 Uchtdorf Faith Crisis Report
Replies: 23
Views: 2078

Re: Leaked 2013 Uchtdorf Faith Crisis Report

Kind of pisses me off. Rather than confront these issues directly in General Conference or the dozens of talks they give each year, they instead try to demonize us and de-legitimize our issues. Freakin’ cowards. After reading that report, I gained respect for Uchtdorf then gradually lost that respe...
by Not Buying It
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Anyone Else Triggered by the Dehlin Excommunication Tapes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2221

Re: Anyone Else Triggered by the Dehlin Excommunication Tapes?

Well local Church leaders are in the uncomfortable position of having to defend the indefensible - they try and put it back on the questioning member to pray and read their scriptures because that is literally the only tool in their box. I guess there’s telling members to read the essays, which is j...