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by nibbler
Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Can there be an Alma?
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Can there be an Alma?

But one day, his lighted pen started to work and he repented and became the prophet of the lord. When Nelson repented did god make anyone higher than him on the org chart die off a little quicker to secure Nelson being called as prophet? If I were a senior apostle I'd be encouraging my peers to sin...
by nibbler
Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Noah and the Flood
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: Noah and the Flood

Have you ever been in a rainstorm? A really, really bad rain storm? One where you can't see to drive? One where you are soaked to the skin before you make it 15 feet from the door? That is a rain storm that is delivering .5" per hour. A big hurricane might be able to deliver an inch an hour. Mount ...
by nibbler
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:17 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Non-Christian checklist
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Non-Christian checklist

Do you have to succeed at them or does an attempt count? Like if you tried telepathy but it never quite worked out.

Asking for a friend.
by nibbler
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true
Replies: 23
Views: 568

Re: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true

They can't see that if someone prays over them or gives them a "blessing" and they are comforted by that blessing, it might simply be because (as you state) God loves them. Not because the "blessing giver" has the "priesthood". I think it's because of the faith that they have that they're getting a...
by nibbler
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true
Replies: 23
Views: 568

Re: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true

Up front I'll say that I find that some things just don't need an explanation. If the church is true to you in some way, why second guess it? Now to contradict myself. It's not too surprising that thought popped into your head. We hear that connection being made at church so much. I really want to e...
by nibbler
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Don't care anymore
Replies: 19
Views: 778

Re: Don't care anymore

♩ Well you can tell everyone I'm a unruly child
That I wanted to sin, that my parties are wild
I don't care anymore ♫
by nibbler
Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement....or whatever they call it now.
Replies: 21
Views: 707

Re: Tithing settlement....or whatever they call it now.

Hagoth wrote:
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:28 am
If the creator of the universe, and all of the gold and diamonds in it, was in charge of this church he would have all the money he needs.
God managed to create the entire world before I cut him a check for $3.50. Imagine what he can do with my $3.50.
by nibbler
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement....or whatever they call it now.
Replies: 21
Views: 707

Re: Tithing settlement....or whatever they call it now.

4. If the Lord didn't want me to spend it, why did the Lord give it to me?

5. The Lord takes out my 10% pre-salary. If I didn't pay my tithing, my employer would have paid me $40K per year but since I pay all my tithing pre-salary, I only make about $36K per year.
by nibbler
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Woman riles up Sarasota Springs Priesthood
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Woman riles up Sarasota Springs Priesthood

"Elders will be boys"

That's a new one.
by nibbler
Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Authority of the Apostleship
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Authority of the Apostleship

Maybe to do with priesthood offices? There's the office of Apostle in the MP but there is no office of Prophet, so maybe apostolic blessings are more related to the PH office than the calling of the person that gives it? Could be like a patriarchal blessing, you have to be ordained to the office of ...
by nibbler
Mon Jan 09, 2023 4:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Changes I have seen. Does anyone agree?
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Changes I have seen. Does anyone agree?

The thing that I've noticed is how they "dumb down" things. Started with having the whole world suffer through Gospel Essentials in Sunday School, which is when I stopped attending Sunday School. For crying out loud- many of us have taught that class, some many times. To get it spoon fed to us like...
by nibbler
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Slippery slope data
Replies: 22
Views: 5061

Re: Slippery slope data

Sacrament attendance 11% drop, endowed members with TR 20% drop, PH attendance 14% drop, RS attendance 27% drop. I can imagine tithing has dropped similarly. That's quite a lot, like too much to simply ignore a lot. I think more and more people are finding less and less value in the experience. The...
by nibbler
Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:55 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Dieter Uchtdorfs coffee pot
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Dieter Uchtdorfs coffee pot

He should probably consider moving to a milk jug to avoid the appearance of evil.
by nibbler
Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:33 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Dieter Uchtdorfs coffee pot
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Dieter Uchtdorfs coffee pot

It's to block out the light so he can more easily see the revelations on his mobile phone.
by nibbler
Thu Dec 29, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: AZ abuse case update
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: AZ abuse case update

The appeals court sided with the church and said ward clerk was a bpric second counselor at the time and was still covered under the clergy exception and did not have to report either what was said in the excommunication trial or the abuse. Is it "didn't have to" or "barred from" giving testimony? ...
by nibbler
Tue Dec 27, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?
Replies: 43
Views: 1549

Re: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?

In no particular order...

Christian
Mormon
Buddhist
Taoist
Atheist
Gnostic
by nibbler
Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Relaxed mission attire
Replies: 21
Views: 935

Re: Relaxed mission attire

... They were told that the population has become too aware of the missionary uniform which allows people to consciously avoid the missionaries. The new relaxed mission clothing requirements will allow people to have more natural conversations with missionaries. Seems the white shirts and ties have...
by nibbler
Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Solution to Brethren/LGBTQ War
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Solution to Brethren/LGBTQ War

I assume the brethren's exit from the LGBTQIA+ war will be similar to their exit strategy for every issue over which they've painted themselves into a corner. Cut down on the number of times you preach on the the subject. Eventually stop preaching on the subject for several years. Turn the culture w...
by nibbler
Mon Dec 12, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Declining church-goers and creative changes
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Declining church-goers and creative changes

The church really isn't set up for creativity. The church's model is to tell people what they should be wanting and then rely on people's testimony of the truthfulness of the church to feel a sense of duty to participate in the church's offerings. "This kinda sucks, but it must be what God wants me ...
by nibbler
Wed Nov 09, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why modern prophets don't appear to have the gift of prophesy
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Why modern prophets don't appear to have the gift of prophesy

There are any number of overlapping reasons. Current leaders no longer have to pretend to prophetic gifts. I get the feeling that Joseph Smith spun up these massive yarns to convince people of his prophetic ability, to keep people dangling on the line, and to get the attention he craved. Current lea...