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by Random
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: TED Talk--The Surprising Science of Alpha Males
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: TED Talk--The Surprising Science of Alpha Males

That was really interesting. I didn't realize that Alpha Chimps were so compassionate and, really, acted like a good human leader.
by Random
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What was your first NOM thought?
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: What was your first NOM thought?

My shelf never broke, though. It's more like you pick up something, dust it off, look at it and put it in the "no big deal" bag or internalize it with the "well, that's telling me something about the Church I didn't want to stare in the face." I eventually faced the fact that the LDS church doesn't...
by Random
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Your Random LDS Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 546

Re: Your Random LDS Questions

To the church, a thousand things are doctrine. In the Book of Mormon, doctrine seems to be defined, for the most part, as coming to Christ, repenting, and being baptized. See 2nd Nephi chapter 31 and 3rd Nephi 11:30-40. If the Book of Mormon was the foundation of their teachings, what they consider ...
by Random
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What was your first NOM thought?
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: What was your first NOM thought?

The first real thing that shook me was probably my mom's Guideposts magazines. There were stories in there of people praying for something and being led to the answer (like a house or a car), or being given understanding. It sounded exactly like the Holy Ghost, but that couldn't be! :o They had no r...
by Random
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Alcohol Content of Beer in Utah vs Walmart
Replies: 50
Views: 1337

Re: Alcohol Content of Beer in Utah vs Walmart

Better than nothing, I suppose.
by Random
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Australian article on worthiness interviews
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Australian article on worthiness interviews

no1saint wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:40 am
Officially the Church counts 150,000+ members. However, as per stats only 60,000 identify as members on the census. Not bad.
I suspected as much. Thanks for verifying.
by Random
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Australian article on worthiness interviews
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Australian article on worthiness interviews

:lol: Discernment seems to be sadly lacking many times. (This bishop was a nice guy. Meant well, cared about the people in his ward. In fact, when my son wanted to get a patriarchal blessing, the bishop warned him to take the plugs out of his ears before he went. Later, ds's uncle (my ex-bil) who wa...
by Random
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How long will Satan be winning?
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: How long will Satan be winning?

Wow! Never occurred to him that there may be women who might like tight pants on men? The Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses is way ahead on this one: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HCCckKkgpxQ Near the end, the dude claims that tight pants for men are designed by The Gays. Ex-JWs call him Tight P...
by Random
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: a creator god vs a moral god
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: a creator god vs a moral god

Alas, thanks for those ideas. I hadn't known some of that before. Yep, Mormons are not monotheistic. Heavenly Father Heavenly Mother Jesus/Jehovah Holy Spirit/Ghost (this one is kind of up in the air, as The Lectures on Faith say the Holy Spirit is the mind of God, and it is unclear whether Joseph a...
by Random
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I think..... or I obey?
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: I think..... or I obey?

I think therefore I am.- Descartes

I obey therefore I am
brainwashed?

Okay, maybe that doesn't fit every situation, but I think I obeyed because I was convinced that if I didn't, I'd go to hell.
by Random
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mission age limits men vs. women
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Mission age limits men vs. women

Maybe it has changed since I went, decades ago, but I seem to remember there being a sister who was in her forties (she was going home as I was coming out) - and several older sisters (sixties and above). In fact, I trained an older sister. But older men were never seen unless they were married and ...
by Random
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: "There is No Integrity Left in the Church"
Replies: 21
Views: 1220

Re: "There is No Integrity Left in the Church"

I agree that I will not make use of any audio, video recording, or transmission of the entire meeting or the disciplinary council. I can see a possible weakness that it does not say "entire meeting or any portion thereof." Is that the loophole? Definite loophole if the entire meeting was not record...
by Random
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Christmas devotional
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Christmas devotional

Just seems so odd to me these days that they would willingly parade a dying child to illustrate that there is no priesthood control over her fate. The Death March continues! Contrast this with the old stories of Matthew Cowley raising polynesians from the dead and healing blindness. Such a shift. h...
by Random
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bad movie night is the best night
Replies: 34
Views: 789

Re: Bad movie night is the best night

The Stupids. A villain named Mr. Sender plans to steal everyone's mail and garbage. Well, that's what our hero thinks. I wanted the actual villains to destroy the world just so this nutjob would fail. Also, aliens show up. I really like The Stupids. It's so stupid that it's entertaining. I haven't ...
by Random
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 90# Pork Butt
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: 90# Pork Butt

Car was fixed in less than 1 hour, so we won!!! Yay! [claps] I was hoping for this. Sad your dad couldn't make it. At a rodeo a long time ago, my son caught a duck. It was so traumatized by having a bunch of kids chasing it (and ripping of the thing [toe? I don't know what it's called] above its fo...
by Random
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Going Mainstream
Replies: 28
Views: 932

Re: Church Going Mainstream

This is so true. Nelson has been doing what he wants. Who's to say some future president won't go further?
Hagoth wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:50 am
They have unintentionally (?) set everything up so it would be easy for someone down the road to really take advantage of it and take the membership for a ride.
by Random
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Praise for Russell Nelson
Replies: 21
Views: 679

Re: Praise for Russell Nelson

Touche! They must have learned make entrances and exits like that that from this story: So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which...
by Random
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Praise for Russell Nelson
Replies: 21
Views: 679

Re: Praise for Russell Nelson

I think that's totally what it was - jealousy. President Ucthdorf - while in reality as much of a scoundrel as any of them - has 100 times the charisma of the rest of them combined. . . . He's the only one who really earns all the admiration he receives - the rest of them get it only by virtue of t...
by Random
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Praise for Russell Nelson
Replies: 21
Views: 679

Re: Praise for Russell Nelson

Absolutely, this is it. The Silver Fox was too popular. People liked him too much. Women liked him. Even many NOM-leaning people liked him. And among the exmo crowd on reddit, he is the one liked if they like any of the 15. I was having this conversation about Uchtdorf vs. Oaks/RMN today at lunch wi...
by Random
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Divorce Advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 773

Re: Divorce Advice?

Divorce does not remove the ex from your life, and sometimes dealing with them as an ex can be worse than as a partner. This is so true when you have underage kids. My first ex was not out of my life until he died (which I somewhat resented, but that's another story). My second ex was out of my lif...