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by Just This Guy
Tue Mar 21, 2023 12:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sealing rules?
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Sealing rules?

The conversation I was having came to an abrupt end when the ladies shut it down stating that God wouldn’t make them have to participate in eternal polygamy. Unfortunately this isn't true. If they are sealed to a man and then the wife dies and the man is sealed to another woman in this life, both w...
by Just This Guy
Tue Mar 21, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Book of Mormon Foods
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Book of Mormon Foods

Outlander!!!!!!
by Just This Guy
Mon Mar 20, 2023 6:28 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Technology- has it ruined music?
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Technology- has it ruined music?

If someone were to develop an AI to listen to popular music and generate new musics based on what is popular, I would expect that you end up with something like Nickleback. Everywhere you go,any one you ask, they always say they hate Nickleback. They are the butt of sooo many jokes about the music i...
by Just This Guy
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:39 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The verdict is in... the Book of Mormon is true!
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: The verdict is in... the Book of Mormon is true!

I don't know any specifics on how ChatGPT work, so this is a guess. When asked a question, the software does a web search based on the critera provided. IT looks at the first few websites to some up to see if the info meet's it's critera. Once it has enough info, it goes onto the next part of the pr...
by Just This Guy
Mon Mar 13, 2023 8:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it possible to get your donation history from the church?
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Is it possible to get your donation history from the church?

I guess another way to ask the question is do I have the legal right to request an accounting of all the tithing I have paid in my lifetime, and how would I go about it? I'm sure they have a record of it. Not that I would necessarily go to the effort if it turned out to be a complex bureaucratic ki...
by Just This Guy
Mon Mar 13, 2023 5:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it possible to get your donation history from the church?
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Is it possible to get your donation history from the church?

I heard a rumor that the church is deleting all member donation records. Probably just a rumor, but it would certainly make sense why they would want to do so with grumblings of class action suits floating around. I have seen similar rumors floating around. It could be a simple matter of bad timing...
by Just This Guy
Mon Mar 13, 2023 5:08 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple attendance, temple recommend, temple, temple temple!
Replies: 21
Views: 740

Re: Temple attendance, temple recommend, temple, temple temple!

alas wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2023 12:40 am
I guess I won’t be in any family pictures, but I refuse to be treated like an unclean unworthy untouchable. Nope.
Here! Here! Well said.
by Just This Guy
Mon Feb 27, 2023 6:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church paying $5 Million SEC fine
Replies: 63
Views: 1834

Re: Church paying $5 Million SEC fine

If I am understanding thing correctly, the got a $5M fine for failure to disclose a $35B investment fund. So if they make 7% interest of that money, that fund alone will earn the $5M back in 6.81 hours. Meaning that by the time the check has cleared, they have already make back their money. $5 is n...
by Just This Guy
Fri Feb 24, 2023 1:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Adam Ondi Ahman
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Adam Ondi Ahman

I'm fairly sure that is the plot of the movie The Omen: The Final Conflict. Isn't the NT pretty clear that the 2nd coming will be when Jesus returns in full power and glory and will cast out Satan from off the face of the earth? Any 2nd coming without full power and glory could be taken as a false p...
by Just This Guy
Wed Feb 22, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church paying $5 Million SEC fine
Replies: 63
Views: 1834

Re: Church paying $5 Million SEC fine

To put this in perspective: If you had $100,000 in the bank and we’re fined by the SEC you would be paying a $5 fine. It says more about the lack of enforcement bite the SEC has to slap billion dollar companies with meaningful fines. The church won’t ever admit they hid assets and this is considere...
by Just This Guy
Wed Feb 15, 2023 1:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Does living together make sense?
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Does living together make sense?

There are number of aspects of life that are difficult to figure out on a good day. Things like finances, sex, and other various day to day aspects of life with someone. Living with someone makes knowing what you are getting into with a long term relationship a lot easier. Some things are even worse...
by Just This Guy
Wed Feb 15, 2023 8:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS & GSL
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: LDS & GSL

If it came down to it, and if there turned out to be some sort of very expensive solution, would they cough up the money to help, or would they use it to abandon the common folk, get out out of dodge, and establish a new throne elsewhere? Considering cut and run has been the church's MO since the b...
by Just This Guy
Fri Feb 10, 2023 5:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New alligations against Ensign Peak Advisors
Replies: 2
Views: 202

New alligations against Ensign Peak Advisors

New allegations of financial misconduct by Ensign Peak Advisors have been submitted for review by the US Senate not claiming the they were defrauding the IRS. This is a followup and expansion of the original 2019 allegations. https://religionunplugged.com/news/2023/2/8/former-employee-of-ensign-peak...
by Just This Guy
Wed Feb 08, 2023 1:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anyone want to discuss the changes to the temple?
Replies: 37
Views: 1243

Re: Anyone want to discuss the changes to the temple?

Is the whole thing a slide show?

Wasn't the 2019 change a slideshow into at the start of the endowment and then live action film after that? Did the whole thing go the power point route or am I miss understanding this?
by Just This Guy
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Noah and the Flood
Replies: 19
Views: 717

Re: Noah and the Flood

Have you ever been in a rainstorm? A really, really bad rain storm? One where you can't see to drive? One where you are soaked to the skin before you make it 15 feet from the door? That is a rain storm that is delivering .5" per hour. A big hurricane might be able to deliver an inch an hour. Mount ...
by Just This Guy
Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement....or whatever they call it now.
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: Tithing settlement....or whatever they call it now.

So just a little question here. How would you respond when someone inevitably says "the leaders of the church will be held responsible for how they use the funds. We are just responsible to pay our tithing." The scriptures say to tithe to build the kingdom of god on earth. Since the LDSInc. leaders...
by Just This Guy
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement....or whatever they call it now.
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: Tithing settlement....or whatever they call it now.

There is a joke where a priest, a minister, and a preacher are trying to decide how much money to give to charity. The priest says: "Draw a circle on the ground, then throw all the money up in the air and whatever money lands inside the circle they should give to charity." The minister says: "No. Dr...
by Just This Guy
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:02 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Non-Christian checklist
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: Non-Christian checklist

Angel wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:36 pm
Bloody Mary
Are we talking about the tomato and vodka version, or the bathroom mirror version?
by Just This Guy
Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormonism unchecked
Replies: 15
Views: 863

Re: Mormonism unchecked

I think North Korea is a reasonable example of what it would look like. Upper leadership is regarded as something next to gods. They get whatever they want, for whatever reason. They live in extreme luxury. Church leadership is the closest thing to middle class, but most people live in poverty. Expe...
by Just This Guy
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement....or whatever they call it now.
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: Tithing settlement....or whatever they call it now.

I don't remember the exact numbers, but wasn't it leaked that all tithing goes into the Ensign Peak fund, and the church pulls operating expenses from there. They average about $7B in tithing income and only have $5B in expediences, so $2B goes into additional investing for a "rainy day." So 28.6% o...