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by Emower
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: No Book of Mormon, no gathering of Israel???
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: No Book of Mormon, no gathering of Israel???

No gathering of Isreal is in sight, since the church leaders (and whoever wrote the DNA essay) can't even find those Lamanites. Well, they did have them clearly identified until ungodly science came along and messed that up. I never really thought about the fact that having to back off the Lamanite...
by Emower
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How about this for a prophesy...
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: How about this for a prophesy...

IF YOU'RE LOOKING, THE SIGNS ARE EVERYWHERE!!!

But dont actually look for signs, because that is irreverent and you may get struck dumb like Korihor.
by Emower
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How are you holding up?
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: How are you holding up?

Hagoth wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:50 am
I'm still getting plenty of outdoor exercise. It's a great time to be on a bike trail.
I took the kids hiking the other day. There was dog crap all across the trail. It was like playing a game of the floor is lava. The trails on this side of the inter mountain west are well used...
by Emower
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Still in anger stage
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Still in anger stage

I understand your anger phases. I didn’t think that I would have gotten past my anger either. I have, by the grace of his noodley holiness. And I will acknowledge that the reason is largely because of concessions that my spouse and I have both made. If your family remains with the thought that you a...
by Emower
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Emotional Support Person
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Emotional Support Person

The mormon worldview can be exhausting to track and ridiculous to analyze. Just imagine everything is out to get you, and you are better than everyone else, and you have the the Mormon worldview pretty pegged. I seem to be able to deal with the "better than everyone else" aspect, but I really hate ...
by Emower
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 -- game in play
Replies: 44
Views: 1792

Re: COVID-19 -- game in play

In in NorCal. My best pal is a law enforcement office way up in the leadership (trying to be careful). He just told me he heard that looting has begun in SF. It's such a big, populated city with one of the largest homeless populations (not blaming here, just stating a fact) and I have to imagine ki...
by Emower
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church amidst the Crisis
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Church amidst the Crisis

It's been a while since I posted, mainly because Everytime I visit the board and think I am going to participate in discussions, I realize that I just don't care. I have really been able to move on, and it's rare now for me to spend much time thinking about churchy stuff. Part of that is the fact th...
by Emower
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Leaders Have the Entirely Wrong Emphasis
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Mormon Leaders Have the Entirely Wrong Emphasis

With such a dedicated and narrow focused membership how could you not use this kind of tactic to save face and distract from your utter inability to be a prophet, seer, and revalator.
by Emower
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 -- game in play
Replies: 44
Views: 1792

Re: COVID-19 -- game in play

In in NorCal. My best pal is a law enforcement office way up in the leadership (trying to be careful). He just told me he heard that looting has begun in SF. It's such a big, populated city with one of the largest homeless populations (not blaming here, just stating a fact) and I have to imagine ki...
by Emower
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s your work situation?
Replies: 25
Views: 1068

Re: What’s your work situation?

Just checking y'all, haven't visited in a while. I had hoped Nevada would not be as hysterical as the rest of the country. Still no toilet paper here either. I'm in the Reno Carson area though, so maybe the rural areas are faring better. The governor has mandated telework for all state workers and m...
by Emower
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Oaks and Reasons for God's Commandments
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Oaks and Reasons for God's Commandments

and experience(?) with revelation. Or lack of it, according to himself. The art of being Mormon is to know when to use things in their correct context. The context is whichever direction the wind blows in April and October in SLC. The direction is dictated by the collective flatulence of 12 men all...
by Emower
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why Priesthood At All?
Replies: 48
Views: 1686

Re: Why Priesthood At All?

I'm curious what you all think about Greg Prince's, and any others in his camp for that matter (Givens, Bushman), view on Mormon supernaturalism. Do you think he believes the priesthood actually gives you supernatural power? I dont know that I can really comment very well on what the Neo-Apologists...
by Emower
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 7899

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

I suppose a cynic could say that the good Samaritan went away patting himself on the back but wouldn't that be projecting one's own character flaws onto someone they didn't even know? Oooooh, sick burn! But yeah, you are right. It is entirely unknowable what a person is doing charity for, even the ...
by Emower
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 7899

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

And it is gross how the church only performs masturbatory charitable acts. The only group they are really helping is themselves. Maybe its just me and my cynical mind, but I think most (not all) charitable acts are masturbatory in some form or another. Do people give because it makes them feel good...
by Emower
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Talking around the issues
Replies: 37
Views: 1927

Re: Talking around the issues

The hoarding of money and accumulation of wealth, it seems, IS the actual purpose of the church. It falls under the banner of building the kingdom of God on earth. This. Joseph believed that he was building an actual "Kingdom." That Kingdom was not just a "church," it was a theocracy that would lit...
by Emower
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Shifting towards gay acceptance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Shifting towards gay acceptance?

My 4 year old responds to anything she doesn't like with "c'mon dude!" It's the cutest thing in the world.
by Emower
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Shifting towards gay acceptance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Shifting towards gay acceptance?

There's a counter-point to your counter-point, though, that I find rather intriguing. With race, say for example African-Americans, it is easier to establish the in-group and the out-group. They tend to stay nicely and neatly segregated. Black parents expect to have children that look somewhat like...
by Emower
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Shifting towards gay acceptance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Shifting towards gay acceptance?

Kind of a counter-point? I think it will remain easier to justify resistance to the LGBTQ rights movement than it was/is for racial civil rights. I would still like to discuss the parallels to the civil rights movement. I still think it is hard to justify racism (although we have uncovered the fact ...
by Emower
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Talking around the issues
Replies: 37
Views: 1927

Re: Talking around the issues

- There's tension between charitable work and investment. Right. I'm just trying to point out that those are and should be two different things, not one thing pretending to be the other. I have no problem with an institution saving as much rainy day money as they want, as long as they do it legally...
by Emower
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The most powerful Mormon
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: The most powerful Mormon

Given that nothing happened under monsons watch and a crap ton has happened under Russel Nelson's watch indicates that he probably is running things, policy wise. The person who influences how money is used is likely the presiding bishop. He would probably be the person beat positioned to say "we sh...