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by Just This Guy
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 22
Views: 267

Re: Fight The New Drug

You are aware that most of the claims by "Fight the New Drug" are thoroughly debunked by actual science? There remaining claims are greatly exaggerated. Their claims are little more than using religious dogma to justify potentially harmful pseudoscience. What's there something a while back that the ...
by Just This Guy
Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics

You're right, their arguments are so much stronger than the apologists'. Too bad they are mostly preaching to the choir, but eventually this information will diffuse out to a broader audience. Between Ritner and Vogel any hope for BoA authenticity is completely dead, but you have to do some serious...
by Just This Guy
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics

I think apologetics is dead due the vast amount of information available on the internet. FAIR and FARMs really made them look stupid when comparing your own research with their carefully scripted nothing burger responses. I think it goes a bit deeper. I would factor in the podcaster movement as a ...
by Just This Guy
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: “Carry Overs” into the next life?
Replies: 25
Views: 613

Re: “Carry Overs” into the next life?

If any adverse mentality that we have will carry over to the afterlife, what happens when the adverse mentality is a result of mortal imperfections? Example, a person live in chronic pain due to a genetic defect, say multiple sclerosis. This has resulted in an dependence on opioid painkillers to get...
by Just This Guy
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Talk Help
Replies: 26
Views: 1106

Re: Talk Help

Welp, my talk has been canceled due to me catching COVID and having to isolate/quarantine. The past two days were rough, but I am on the mend. Thank you everyone for your responses. I would have replied sooner, but was out of commission until today. I'm not sure if I'll be asked to keep my options ...
by Just This Guy
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Talk Help
Replies: 26
Views: 1106

Re: Talk Help

1.) Becoming steadfast in the gospel of Christ OR 2.) How living the gospel can help us deal with adversity Although both of these mention the gospel, neither mentions the church. You might consider the gospel and the church entirely different things. You could talk about how "the gospel" (simple t...
by Just This Guy
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Talk Help
Replies: 26
Views: 1106

Re: Talk Help

You can always completely ignore the topics given and talk about whatever you want. Just say that the spirit moved you such that you had to talk about something else. This would be one way of insuring that you won't be asked to speak again.....at least until you get a new Bishop who doesn't know yo...
by Just This Guy
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Talk Help
Replies: 26
Views: 1106

Re: Talk Help

You can always completely ignore the topics given and talk about whatever you want. Just say that the spirit moved you such that you had to talk about something else.
by Just This Guy
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Dehlin Alternate Reality
Replies: 25
Views: 1567

Re: Dehlin Alternate Reality

Dehlin used to seem to come to NOM every time we talked about him and I figured he had one of those Apps that tells you when your name is mentioned. Obviously he doesn’t watch his App any more, cause we still talk about him more than he ever deserved to be talked about. Has John ever been to this n...
by Just This Guy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Seven Months Down. 53 To Go.
Replies: 26
Views: 1704

Re: Seven Months Down. 53 To Go.

Even back in my believing days, I never understood the point of in-person tithing settlement in the 21st century. When 90% of the work could be done with a Google form and the ward e-mail list, why waste everyone's time?
by Just This Guy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: HOW did Joseph Smith write the BOM?
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: HOW did Joseph Smith write the BOM?

I don't particularly care how he did it. It is clearly not what the church portrays it as nor as they credit it. That's enough to be done with it. The details are flecks of history. Historians can figure it out, I have better things for my limited time. One of the things that stood out to me with t...
by Just This Guy
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales of Tithing Settlement
Replies: 28
Views: 1550

Re: Tales of Tithing Settlement

I think both of our eyes popped a little bit when he said he's not worried about either of us drifting away or anything. Huh? I haven't regularly attended meetings for years and I quit my last calling due to inability to teach stuff I can't believe. Gotta love how reliable the power of discernment ...
by Just This Guy
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Toilet cleaning robot
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Toilet cleaning robot

So is the database that the church uses to store temple data called the Proxy Server?
by Just This Guy
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Families Floating in Hereafter
Replies: 16
Views: 1905

Re: Families Floating in Hereafter

You can thank Stephen King, but when we talk about people floating around, this is what comes to mind.

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That really changes my opinion on an afterlife. If we are floating like, that, I'll take oblivion.
by Just This Guy
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Debate night live thread!!!!!!
Replies: 114
Views: 4578

Re: Debate night live thread!!!!!!

In another thread, there was made mention that the youth activities are in shambles. I totally agree. They just aren't fun. It's all about missionary work or family history. Terrible. Absolutely terrible. When youth activities are planned by committee made up of 80+ year old men, you think that the...
by Just This Guy
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Debate night live thread!!!!!!
Replies: 114
Views: 4578

Re: Debate night live thread!!!!!!

To the idea of having to replace one faith with another: Let's look at that from a different angle. Cars. Make it much easier. If you're walking along and you see someone drive into the parking lot with a flat tire that they haven't noticed, you tell them they have a flat tire. Only an idiot would ...
by Just This Guy
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Debate night live thread!!!!!!
Replies: 114
Views: 4578

Re: Debate night live thread!!!!!!

To the idea of having to replace one faith with another: Let's look at that from a different angle. Cars. Someone points out that a person's Ford Pinto has a major design flaw in the gas tank. That car is deeply flawed and likely to kill you. Then they say the Pinto owner needs to throw out their cu...
by Just This Guy
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Debate night live thread!!!!!!
Replies: 114
Views: 4578

Re: Debate night live thread!!!!!!

I would like to see a debate like this with a panel of independent judges. Theses judges would be there to sound an alarm anytime any side uses a logical fallacy, gets off topic, uses personal attack, or states factually incorrect information. Each side would get a score for how much BS they use in ...
by Just This Guy
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Debate night live thread!!!!!!
Replies: 114
Views: 4578

Re: Debate night live thread!!!!!!

It was pretty interesting being there. I would say the crowd was 75 percent pro-RFM. I think that is an interesting metric of a view of Mormonism. The people who in, theory, would be supporting MM are those who are in the church. Those are the people who either don't know about the messiness of the...
by Just This Guy
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Debate night live thread!!!!!!
Replies: 114
Views: 4578

Re: Debate night live thread!!!!!!

Never mind. Found it. Here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o27nxFx7OTc