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by Just This Guy
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 49
Views: 2434

Re: Supporting our own

moksha wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:48 pm
Here is #10 in this Mormon Stories Podcast series. It is entitled, How the Book of Mormon Was Composed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L-68kZfubU
I started that one on my drive into work this morning.
by Just This Guy
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder's Quorum Service Coordinator? (Calling offered to me)
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Elder's Quorum Service Coordinator? (Calling offered to me)

Basically the job is the guy who has to figure out building cleaning each week. Really s***y job to be in, in multiple senses of the word. Either you are guilt tripping people into doing it, doing it yourself if you couldn't get anyone to do it, or it won't get done and everyone is mad that the buil...
by Just This Guy
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 49
Views: 2434

Re: Supporting our own

So today I was listening to the KJV in the BoM episode, and something occurred to me during the talk about italics. Please feel free to correct me if anything is wrong. So italics were used to to add words to clarify meaning during translation when there are limits with direct translation. They are ...
by Just This Guy
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Stealthbishop: The Off-Broadway Play
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: Stealthbishop: The Off-Broadway Play

Congrats!

How far of a trip is New York for you? Will this be your first time visiting the city?
by Just This Guy
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 49
Views: 2434

Re: Supporting our own

Yeah, any way you look at it, it brings you back to tight vs. loose translation argument.
by Just This Guy
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 49
Views: 2434

Re: Supporting our own

I am listening to the Anachronism in the BoM episode. You talk about how Christ is used incorrectly in the BOM. Very valid observations. However, there is another issue with the name of Jesus Christ in the BoM and that is the name of "Jesus" itself. "Jesus" mean Messiah in Greek. That comes from the...
by Just This Guy
Wed Jun 08, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it wrong to be apathetic to the world’s problems?
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Is it wrong to be apathetic to the world’s problems?

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr, 1932 It's a VERY big world and a person is a VERY small part of it. You an drive yourself insane caring for all the world's problems. Apathy is...
by Just This Guy
Fri May 20, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Estabishing Boundries
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Estabishing Boundries

Does anyone have recommendations for materials to help someone establish boundaries? It does not need to be Mormon based.
by Just This Guy
Wed May 18, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The widow's mite, or the widow's MUST
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: The widow's mite, or the widow's MUST

I was at the kick-off meeting last week and the bishop said something very interesting. He was talking about how important it is to give an exact accounting of all money collected. He said, "the church cares more about money than anything. Nothing would get me excommunicated faster than not being a...
by Just This Guy
Wed May 18, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 49
Views: 2434

Re: Supporting our own

Listening to the episode on the lost 116 pages. The idea of the start of the BOM being written last is new to me. It makes sense and the evidence is reasonable enough. It actually answers a question I had for along time: The existence of the short books like Enos, Jerom, Omni, etc. My view is such: ...
by Just This Guy
Mon May 16, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Technological advances BEFORE 1820?
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Technological advances BEFORE 1820?

Such a claim basically just shows a total lack of understanding in history and how innovation works. Innovation is not a spontaneous occurrence. Every invention is based on previous work by combining ideas and existing technology in a new way. FOr example, James Watt's steam engine was an improvemen...
by Just This Guy
Mon May 16, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Anxiety and Depression
Replies: 33
Views: 1305

Re: Anxiety and Depression

When DW and I left the church, We found the visiting the Cathedral of the Great Blue Dome was a great way to mentally recharge and feel better. Something about blue sky, grass, and trees helps you to feel better. We would go to a local lake with the kids or a nature walk on a rail-trail, something l...
by Just This Guy
Mon May 16, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whatever happened to the POX?
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Whatever happened to the POX?

Don't let TSCC fool you, most of the POX is still in play. It has just been rebranded, reworded, and softened a bit, but several core principles are still on the books. Someone in a same-sex marriage is still considered a sin against god and may be subject to disciplinary councils and may be ex-ed. ...
by Just This Guy
Thu May 12, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show
Replies: 41
Views: 2477

Re: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show

I watched Episode 1 last night. DW has read the book and is a true crime buff, even if she isn't as into church history. So far, she isn't getting into the detective and the whole interrogation thing since they were not in the original book. But she can see why they would create that character to ma...
by Just This Guy
Thu May 12, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...
Replies: 16
Views: 4770

Re: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...

In Mormonism, there are two great evils that control all life outside the church. Coffee and Alcohol. If you didn't heavy partake in both then you are outcast from society. As I broke away, I found out that this just is not the case in real life. Yes people drink alcohol and coffee, but it isn't nea...
by Just This Guy
Thu May 12, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 17 new temples?
Replies: 55
Views: 3055

Re: 17 new temples?

I'm an East Coast guy, what am I not understanding? We've had a lot of Utah Mormons move here where I live, usually in the military and I've never heard one person say they hated living there. Utah net migration for 2021 was 35,000 compared to population drops in California, New York and Illinois. ...
by Just This Guy
Wed May 11, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Was Jesus a martyr?
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Was Jesus a martyr?

I think martyr is an after-the-fact assessment. Read "How Jesus Became God" by Bart Ehrman for an interesting examination of how the story develops. It's pretty short and very different from how the world commonly sees Jesus. You'll see the same kind of post-hoc development around Joseph Smith. Rad...
by Just This Guy
Tue May 10, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy Day, Nommie Mommies!
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Happy Day, Nommie Mommies!

Sunday, DW was talking about how much she hated Mother's Day services when we were TBMs. There is so little materail for speakers to work from that you could make drinking game out of Sacrament meeting. 2,000 stripling warriors? Take a shot. Vague allusion to heavenly mother? Take a shot. Mary, the ...
by Just This Guy
Mon May 02, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU-I Censors Anatomy textbooks
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: BYU-I Censors Anatomy textbooks

You tube post on a textbook at BYU-Idaho blocks out the genitals on pictures of the human body. I can't believe this..... well yes I can. :o :cry: I'm sure that that is just what everyone studying medicine needs: To specifically avoid any study of certain parts of the human body that could be deeme...
by Just This Guy
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: FSY and good, better, best
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: FSY and good, better, best

So has FSY replaced EFY camps? Been a while since I followed LDS summer youth camps.

Of course, they are going more and more for the Jesus Camp vibe.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AMRHNU

Highly recommend that documentary/horror movie.