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by GoodBoy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Prayer to the ocean
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Prayer to the ocean

Good for you Merrie Miss. We should look for more of those types of spiritual experiences. They are salve to the soul.
by GoodBoy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking for a home...
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: Looking for a home...

Anyway, for the most part, I really enjoy my association with the church and its members. Can I continue to live and enjoy the "based on a true story" (however loosely) life in the church? I had the exact same questions you did. I trust people to make the best decisions for themselves because you a...
by GoodBoy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Purpose of religion
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Purpose of religion

I think that organizations are like organisms and follow evolution. Like biology, what drives some organizations to grow and what drives some to die, is just random trial and error. Those that create a following grow, those that don't, die. For every successful religion that grew (like Joseph Smith'...
by GoodBoy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Growth: Boy, were they wrong
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Church Growth: Boy, were they wrong

My favorite part of general conference has been the statistical report in April. I have been following the charting the church for some time. It was suspiciously expected that the church did not read the report during the meeting. You can go look at it on your own and not have to take up precious b...
by GoodBoy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormonism's Market Value
Replies: 29
Views: 1503

Re: Mormonism's Market Value

I really appreciate your educated view of this because it is Greek to most of us. Your estimate of the church's total "rainy day fund" depends on 1) the % of their holdings that they actively manage, and 2) the % of their holdings that is in foreign markets as opposed to domestic. I think you can as...
by GoodBoy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Dan Peterson article mocking those who question the First Vision accounts... pure insanity.
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: New Dan Peterson article mocking those who question the First Vision accounts... pure insanity.

For someone who claims to be a scientist and a scholar Dan Peterson does not follow scientific or scholarly principles. I'm not sure how he lives with himself.
by GoodBoy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The brethren's lack of faith
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: The brethren's lack of faith

I can't stop thinking about that excerpt from Leonard Arrington's journal where he talks about how afraid The Brethren are about making decisions and consequently exposing themselves to making mistakes. I think these men, despite the arrogance that some of them exude, live in a perpetual state of t...
by GoodBoy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: “Have you been reading the Book of Mormon?”
Replies: 33
Views: 1054

Re: “Have you been reading the Book of Mormon?”

I say it hurts my testimony to read scriptures because I see the humanness in them... which is true.
by GoodBoy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth fireside ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1135

Re: Youth fireside ?

Lots of evidence to show that sacrificing for something increases your devotion to that thing. Fasting during the entire month of Ramadan increases devotion to Islam. Selling all of your property and waiting for a missed second coming of Christ increases your devotion even though Christ didn't come....
by GoodBoy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Hello!

Welcome! So sorry you had to go through so many terrible experiences. It is a shock. Glad you stuck up for your kids.

Good luck in your search for truth!
by GoodBoy
Thu May 31, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The brethren's lack of faith
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: The brethren's lack of faith

Instead, they teach that you should donate even if it's at the expense of necessities like shelter or food. That's what's wrong. We should be more like the brethren on this point, not less. I agree with you completely, except that they've way over-done it with their rainy-day fund. That is a hell o...
by GoodBoy
Thu May 31, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The brethren's lack of faith
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: The brethren's lack of faith

One more teaching the brethren ignore for themselves or for the church as a whole, but teach liberally when asking us peons to pay tithing: Jesus telling us how a rich man can get into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew:19:16-24 16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing sh...
by GoodBoy
Thu May 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The brethren's lack of faith
Replies: 12
Views: 447

The brethren's lack of faith

We recently learned that the brethren have a gigantic "emergency fund". Why? Where is their faith? This goes directly against the teachings of Jesus. Matthew 6:25-34 25 Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye s...
by GoodBoy
Thu May 31, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Connected to $32 Billion in Stock?
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Church Connected to $32 Billion in Stock?

This would make sense of them not worrying too much about a 2 Billion dollar investment into City Creek Mall so that the brethren wouldn't have to look at homeless people on their way to work.
by GoodBoy
Mon May 28, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Alternate Universe
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Alternate Universe

If you answered Lion, then you are asked to look at Isiah 11:6 where the prophesy is and there it will say the Lamb will lie down with the Wolf. This is used as evidence that the world is on an alternate path and his (conspiracy) theory says that things are going to continue to change. Wow... The t...
by GoodBoy
Thu May 24, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, I’m new
Replies: 36
Views: 807

Re: Hello, I’m new

Welcome! This is a good place to come to remind yourself that you aren't crazy and the church really isn't true! But we can be respectful of others and kind.
by GoodBoy
Thu May 24, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: This is a great thread on AskReddit, insane stories from the Bible.
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: This is a great thread on AskReddit, insane stories from the Bible.

Post: There's a bit in Exodus where God sends Uriel to torment and abuse Moses for not circumcising his Son. Moses was seconds from death when his wife circumcised their son with a rock and laid the foreskin at his feet, sparing his life from grisly archangel murder. God really seems like a fun, lai...
by GoodBoy
Thu May 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: This is a great thread on AskReddit, insane stories from the Bible.
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: This is a great thread on AskReddit, insane stories from the Bible.

Post: Remember Joseph and his coat of many colors? His siblings did a lot. A man once slept with/raped one of their sisters. The man then asked Joseph's family to marry the girl. The brothers agreed, but said that the man and his entire village/tribe would need to get circumcised first. So all the m...
by GoodBoy
Thu May 24, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Finances
Replies: 26
Views: 877

Re: Church Finances

My favorite part is that they aren't a commercial corporation when "corporarion" is in their actual legal name.
by GoodBoy
Wed May 23, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Married but attracted....
Replies: 16
Views: 598

Re: Married but attracted....

So I know a bit off topic but I was asked by someone (I Haven't come out to my Parents yet about my faith crisis) If it would be easier to tell them I was cheating on my wife or that I was switching religions I find it sad that the answer was Cheating on my wife. Ya. Wow. It shows how much of a cri...