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by Emower
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Unwritten Articles of Faith
Replies: 76
Views: 9622

Re: Unwritten Articles of Faith

This was a funny thread. I think its clear that basically anything, at any time, can be potentially an article of faith, but they can be pulled back at anytime and members will support it. Maybe it's time for an overhaul: The One Article of Faith: We believe in believing what we are told to believe...
by Emower
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: It’s Mock Trial Time! Joseph Smith v. Polygamy
Replies: 19
Views: 1804

Re: It’s Mock Trial Time! Joseph Smith v. Polygamy

Attorney D.H. Oaks: If it pleases the court, your honor, I would like to offer a plea of defense on behalf of Joseph Smith. Judge: You May proceed. Call your first witness. Oaks: I call an Angel to the stand. Oaks: Mr. Angel, can you please explain to the court what occurred that night in 18 hundre...
by Emower
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Unwritten Articles of Faith
Replies: 76
Views: 9622

Re: Unwritten Articles of Faith

This was a funny thread. I think its clear that basically anything, at any time, can be potentially an article of faith, but they can be pulled back at anytime and members will support it. But they can also be reinstated at anytime. They can even be ephemeral articles and the members will ask how lo...
by Emower
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Deseret News Defends the Crappy 2020 GC
Replies: 13
Views: 1558

Re: Deseret News Defends the Crappy 2020 GC

I just though given what is going on, this was their big chance to do a little of that prophet seer stuff they are always claiming. But really nothing more than usual. Maybe even less than usual. Just in case you've never seen a deer in the headlights, now you have a pretty good idea. But that woul...
by Emower
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Inc. Recieved Government Assistance
Replies: 19
Views: 2460

Re: LDS Inc. Recieved Government Assistance

You guys are right, hypocrisy is nothing new to the church, and it is totally par for the course, totally expected. What gets me is that the entire justification the church gave for the 100 billion fund, was a rainy day fund. Well now its a rainy day, small businesses are going under, some in part b...
by Emower
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Martyrdom and divinity
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Martyrdom and divinity

As a then ten year old, I remember feeling disappointed that I was to attend the Lincoln Elementary. :o My wife worked at Lincoln for a little while. Good memories there. The temples would likely be very different as a result, and there are indicators that Joseph was planning to bring back animal s...
by Emower
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pre-Columbian horses in America
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Pre-Columbian horses in America

Jeffret wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:09 am
Emower wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:21 am
I am sort of embarrassed to have BYU on my transcript, but at least it is only for the undergraduate degree. That could only get through a committee in Provo. (I'm assuming it was BYU, I didn't actually click the link)
It's not. It's University of Alaska.
Facepalm.
by Emower
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pre-Columbian horses in America
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Pre-Columbian horses in America

I am sort of embarrassed to have BYU on my transcript, but at least it is only for the undergraduate degree. That could only get through a committee in Provo. (I'm assuming it was BYU, I didn't actually click the link)
by Emower
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: If you fast without posting about it on facebook, are you even fasting?
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: If you fast without posting about it on facebook, are you even fasting?

No. Nothing seems to count in Mormonism at an institutional level unless there is some press that can come out of it, and nothing counts on an individual level without being able to brag about it on Facebook or at fast and testimony meeting.
by Emower
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Disgust
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Re: Disgust

Yup. All of us here get the disgust emotion strongly every time GC, or RMN comes across your feed, or gets mentioned in passing. It's pretty important to come here and let it out, and not at home. Make sure it doesn't bleed over to disgust for your loved ones. The church is t worth that kind of dest...
by Emower
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: No Book of Mormon, no gathering of Israel???
Replies: 19
Views: 830

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: 500

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: 20
Views: 1452

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: 778

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: 335

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: 4951

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: 438

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: 977

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: 4951

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: 3470

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...