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by Just This Guy
Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: He (Jesus) who must not be named
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: He (Jesus) who must not be named

Does your numbers include mentions of Jesus in closing a prayer or talk?
by Just This Guy
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: *The Dreaded Asterisk*
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: *The Dreaded Asterisk*

The heterosexual priesthood holders who actually did abuse children and were protected and defended by the church, sometimes in direct legal opposition to the abused children, and in some cases been allowed continued access to children once once they confessed to another priesthood leader and "repe...
by Just This Guy
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Q-15 has a safety net. How would it work in a crisis?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: The Q-15 has a safety net. How would it work in a crisis?

I’ve long suspected an apostolic oath. Dallin Oaks refers to it in an interview. It is probably TOP secret. How could we learn more about it? Is it in a Hugh Brown biography? Radio Free Mormon talks about the "Apostolic Charge" in a couple of his episodes. That is the agreement that the Q15 have th...
by Just This Guy
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Where was the City of Enoch?
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Where was the City of Enoch?

Yup, I heard in seminary that the City of Enoch was where the Gulf of Mexico is now and that it will be returned to the same spot. Now, considering g that global warming is going to melt all the polar ice and raise sea level by about 6 feet, then on top of that God will plop the City of Enoch down ...
by Just This Guy
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Where was the City of Enoch?
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Where was the City of Enoch?

My grandmother was adamant that the Gulf of Mexico was the hole left behind from the City of Enoch being taken up to heaven. Not sure where she got that from; Cleon Skousen maybe? Evidently in the last days it will come back down to that spot. I didn't hear this theory until just a few years ago. W...
by Just This Guy
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Q-15 has a safety net. How would it work in a crisis?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: The Q-15 has a safety net. How would it work in a crisis?

From the sounds of it, a charismatic person forcing through their ideas is how we got the PoX (Policy of eXclusion) in Nov. '15. The rumors are that they didn't have enough support in the Q15, but RMN slipped it in the CHoI anyway. Once it leaked out that it was there any it exploded in their faces,...
by Just This Guy
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Oaks vows BYU will not be part of "the World"
Replies: 24
Views: 556

Re: Oaks vows BYU will not be part of "the World"

Brigham Young University is not going to be intimidated into conforming with the rest of the world, President Dallin H. Oaks told BYU students and faculty Tuesday. He suggested BYU will fight back against government regulators... He pointed out that loving God trumps "loving others stuff". https://...
by Just This Guy
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mushrooms and Mysteries
Replies: 68
Views: 4776

Re: Mushrooms and Mysteries

moksha wrote:
Sat Sep 10, 2022 2:32 pm
Everyone knows that Mormons would rather commit adultery than drink tea!

The weird part is that this statement is probably true. I have no numbers, but a would bet that the average bishop hears more confessions about adultery and porn use than tea.
by Just This Guy
Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk

(It's basically a sales technique. Sales people will sometimes attempt this sort of thing, also, trying to elicit your objections to the sale so they can overcome them. Same principle applies there. Don't explain yourself.) Remember that anyone who served a mission is a trained salesman. I remember...
by Just This Guy
Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk

I would keep it simple and short. "I'm not able to accept that invitation now or in the near future." Yeah, they may come back in future, but it's easy to repeat that phrase when they do. And you get marked as one of those who won't give it their all so they tend not to ask again. Since this is all...
by Just This Guy
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: YW General President's Misleading Faith Promoting Experience of Her Toddler Grandson's Death
Replies: 28
Views: 1065

Re: YW General President's Misleading Faith Promoting Experience of Her Toddler Grandson's Death

A sister getting a mission call while still in high school? Either she got held back a few years or her dad didn't like her boyfriend at the time and used a mission as reason to break the two up.
by Just This Guy
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: YW General President's Misleading Faith Promoting Experience of Her Toddler Grandson's Death
Replies: 28
Views: 1065

Re: YW General President's Misleading Faith Promoting Experience of Her Toddler Grandson's Death

I have thought about it that way too but for her to share this story so often in public is such a risk. Does she not know that there is a public record of the circumstances of her grandson's death?! I wonder if a lot of the upper levels of the church really don't know this. At a minimum they are no...
by Just This Guy
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 73
Views: 5994

Re: Supporting our own

Interesting theory. Who do you think would have done this? I don’t see Brigham Young as an intellectual who weaved instructions and revelations together to continue the push for established doctrines. I see BY as a heavy handed authoritarian figure who mastered getting his men to do his dirty work ...
by Just This Guy
Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 73
Views: 5994

Re: Supporting our own

Listening to the First Vision episode, one thing stood out to me. If I am completely off base, here, that's fine, just let me know. The 1832 version is a journal entry where JSj mentions being visited by "the Lord." The 1985 version Jsj states that he was vised by an angel. Given that JS was general...
by Just This Guy
Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Advice on parenting college-age student and drinking
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Advice on parenting college-age student and drinking

Generally alcohol tastes bad. People pursue it for other reasons related to it's psychological and physical reactions. ...... From a physical health perspective, no amount of alcohol is safe. My kids think it tastes revolting. I'm glad. If alcohol tastes bad, then you are trying the wrong alcohol. ...
by Just This Guy
Fri Aug 26, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Resignation Poll
Replies: 29
Views: 1005

Re: Resignation Poll

This most recent news article really made me feel -- viscerally -- that I can't bear to maintain any association with them. I have one son who is still active, and he was the one I didn't want to hurt. I talked to him a couple of weeks ago and asked him how he would feel if I resigned and he asked ...
by Just This Guy
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: The hits keep coming
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: The hits keep coming

You Wife really doesn't want to do it. So it sounds like the best thing is to respect her wishes and say no. Say you are out sick one week. She wouldn't want to be the one covering for you. The other option is to tell the bishopric that you are willing to teach the class on condition that the first ...
by Just This Guy
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Mormon church releases ANOTHER statement going after the AP
Replies: 38
Views: 1644

Re: The Mormon church releases ANOTHER statement going after the AP

Representing clients like the American Tobacco Institute... Really? I didn't know that. I'm always surprised when I'm surprised at such revelations. I thought they had beaten that emotion out of me. Can you imagine how quickly things would go to DefCon 1 if you walked into the COB smoking a cigaret...
by Just This Guy
Wed Aug 24, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 73
Views: 5994

Re: Supporting our own

Listening to the Deutroisiah episode today. One question not related to that topic but to apologetics in general. A lot of the BoM apologetics try to deal with the given topic by citing either loose or tight translation methods. Has anyone created a list of the various BoM problems and compared how ...
by Just This Guy
Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Mormon church releases ANOTHER statement going after the AP
Replies: 38
Views: 1644

Re: The Mormon church releases ANOTHER statement going after the AP

Seams like the whole push of this press release was "we followed the law". It's important to note that it does not say that they did every thing they could do to stop the abuse as soon as possible. At the end of the day, they told the bishop(s) to not report it and the abuse continuted. Had it been ...