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by Just This Guy
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Friend of the Family
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Friend of the Family

Netflix has a documentary called "Abducted in Plain Sight" that is about the kidnappings. https://www.netflix.com/title/81000864 Summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abducted_in_Plain_Sight I have seen that. That is a eye opener. I have seen promos for "Friend of the Family", but have not watched ...
by Just This Guy
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Church supports marriage equality

My bishop is a very strict by-the-books kind of guy. He told me it has been very clear to him that the money is the thing they care about most. He said, "if I wanted to get excommunicated, the surest way to do it would to be off by one penny in my financial reporting." Just a question, and I don't ...
by Just This Guy
Thu Oct 20, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I tell her ?
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Should I tell her ?

You can't teach someone who is unwilling to learn. I would talk to her, but keep it as generic as possible. Something like. "If you ever come across some church stuff that you have questions about, I can help you find accurate information." I would let them know they can come to you, but don't go in...
by Just This Guy
Thu Oct 20, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Church of Hacker Day Saints
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Church of Hacker Day Saints

7. Did you report this to a data regulator or data protection authority? We have notified relevant data protection authorities Glad to know they report data breaches but not sexual abuse! Their effort goes into protecting what they value the most. This just shows what LDSinc really worships is the ...
by Just This Guy
Fri Oct 14, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Another Temple Facepalm
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Another Temple Facepalm

IN the latest Radio Free Mormon podcast, RFM mentions that according to his sources, announced temples in South America are being held over the heads of member as a way to extract more tithing from them. Overall, my point for posting this was less as a "gotcha"to the church, and more as evidence of ...
by Just This Guy
Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk
Replies: 26
Views: 1109

Re: Help declining a sacrament meeting talk

I did not at all expect to have to bump this thread so soon, but that's Mormonism for you. Unbelievably, I've received another email from the same BP member "assigning" me to give a talk in an upcoming sacrament meeting. I never heard a word back from him after declining the first one just a few we...
by Just This Guy
Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Another Temple Facepalm
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Another Temple Facepalm

In conference, the announced a temple in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Turns out that they have yet to actually talk to the City of Grand Rapids yet for any sort of approvals.

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comme ... _informed/
by Just This Guy
Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: He (Jesus) who must not be named
Replies: 3
Views: 254

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: 539

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: 14
Views: 894

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: 688

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: 688

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: 14
Views: 894

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: 1095

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: 75
Views: 7362

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: 26
Views: 1109

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: 26
Views: 1109

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: 1604

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: 1604

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: 88
Views: 8811

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 ...