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by Just This Guy
Tue Apr 09, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Best part of conference?
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Best part of conference?

I spend Saturday conference in Sugar Creek, OH. Amish country. Sunday was in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I would say I didn't miss anything. Did you go by the nesting site (Bath Road) of the blue herons? That's pretty cool to see. Were you in Ohio for the eclipse? It exceeded my expectations. Th...
by Just This Guy
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: From 15th to 23rd
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: From 15th to 23rd

Since the whole discussion of happiness is based on the Gallup poll, it is interesting that that pole is getting criticism in that it is inherently flawed. According to one study, the way it is worded would favor someone who is better off financially, not necessarily happy with friends and family. I...
by Just This Guy
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Best part of conference?
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Best part of conference?

I spend Saturday conference in Sugar Creek, OH. Amish country. Sunday was in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I would say I didn't miss anything.
by Just This Guy
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Mormon church is looking to crack down on... garments?!
Replies: 35
Views: 723

Re: The Mormon church is looking to crack down on... garments?!

The church is missing a major opportunity here. With the rise and acceptance of tattooing, LDSinc could open sacred temple tattoo parlors where the marks are tattooed on, for a nominal price. Of course, these tattoos would require regular touch-up work to maintain their symbolism. Renew your TR by g...
by Just This Guy
Thu Apr 04, 2024 6:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Would you do it all over?
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Would you do it all over?

This is a difficult question for me. Growing up, I was very introverted. I wasn't good at talking to strangers or even talking with girls. For the girls, Church was a large contributing factor. You are constantly told how you have to be careful around them and they can cause you to do bad stuff. For...
by Just This Guy
Thu Apr 04, 2024 6:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Mormon church is looking to crack down on... garments?!
Replies: 35
Views: 723

Re: The Mormon church is looking to crack down on... garments?!

Admitadly It's been a long time since I had a TR interview. The question I remember was "Do you war the garment night and day as instructed in the temple?" Did this get changed sometime over the last decade to be more open? I do wonder how they will deal with Mormon celebrities / pop figures / athle...
by Just This Guy
Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Mormon church is looking to crack down on... garments?!
Replies: 35
Views: 723

Re: The Mormon church is looking to crack down on... garments?!

Can you provide more details? The article you linked to is pay-walled.
by Just This Guy
Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: GC wish list !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: GC wish list !!!

I forgot about CG coming up. I have a bunch of family medical issues and this weekend I will be taking the family out of town to go see the eclipse. Hey, it's a once in a life time event to see, and I only live a few hours from the path of totality. I am not missing this. I do wonder what will get m...
by Just This Guy
Mon Apr 01, 2024 7:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Apologizing for your faith?
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Apologizing for your faith?

Palerider wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:50 am
I usually just say, (if it comes up):

"I used to be a member of the LDS church but I'm not any more."
I say:

I was raised Mormon, but I got better. Being on the East coast, Mormonism is only a minor player in the religion thing. So this usually gets a laugh out of whoever I tell it to.
by Just This Guy
Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: GC wish list !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: GC wish list !!!

Ghost wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:57 pm
A [...] revelation

Just that. And I'd be amazed with just that. An actual, verifiable revelation. I don't actually care what is is about, but some communication from deity.

I'm not holding my breath.
by Just This Guy
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithe or you'll be burned?
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Tithe or you'll be burned?

I always heard that in regard to D&C 64:23 "Behold, now it is called today until the coming of the Son of Man, and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be burned at his coming." The idea that I have always heard is that paying tithi...
by Just This Guy
Thu Jan 25, 2024 5:59 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The 10 Commandments (JST translation)
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: The 10 Commandments (JST translation)

2. Thou shalt not make into thee any graven images except temples, which are allowed and bring glory to those who attend. You missed a part of the translation on the 2nd. A better interpretation is: 2. Thou shalt not make into thee any graven images except temples, which are allowed and bring glory...
by Just This Guy
Fri Jan 19, 2024 9:01 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Replacing the New Order Mormon
Replies: 59
Views: 51156

Re: Replacing the New Order Mormon

As far as readers, maybe we should ask some podcasters to mention this board. I volunteer to ask the Backyard Professor, and if some others can volunteer to ask RFM (Hagoth?)***, Bill Reel, Rebecca Biblioteca, John Dehlin, and Nuance Hoe, that will be a valiant attempt that will well serve us in th...
by Just This Guy
Fri Jan 05, 2024 5:48 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Annalee Skarin- Mormon Prophetess?
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

Re: Annalee Skarin- Mormon Prophetess?

From the cited WIki page:
Annalee Skarin (born Annalee Kohlepp: July 7, 1899 – Transfigured 1952), was an American Latter-day Saint writer ...
Wow! Whoever wrote that page was a believer in her... I have never seen someone listed as transfigured on wikipedia.
by Just This Guy
Wed Jan 03, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Discussion Youtube Videos
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: Mormon Discussion Youtube Videos

It looks like these are most common with the shorts. I rarely listen to those, but they are click-baity. I feel like Bill Reel has adopted some unhealthy habits. I don't know if anyone followed the dust up over mandatory reporting on reddit. Bill describes his position as "fearless" and "challengin...
by Just This Guy
Thu Dec 28, 2023 10:30 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Discussion Youtube Videos
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Mormon Discussion Youtube Videos

Mormon Discussion is the parent organization for Radio Free Mormon and Bill Reel. Am I the only one who is super annoyed at their constant use of click bait video titles? These are all titles of RFM videos on Youtube. "Uncovering the Shocking Truth Jesus May Already Be Among US" "Strange Whistles Us...
by Just This Guy
Thu Dec 28, 2023 6:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Was tithing required to attend the temple
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Was tithing required to attend the temple

Didn't Jesus have a few choice actions for the money changers at the temple? Don't know about tithing per say, but it was defiantly pay-to-play back then as well.
by Just This Guy
Wed Dec 27, 2023 1:09 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Replacing the New Order Mormon
Replies: 59
Views: 51156

Re: Replacing the New Order Mormon

I have been a NOM member for just over 10 years now. I first discovered NOM 1.0 in October 2013, in the weeks after A lawsuit as publicly announced with my local stake leadership being accused of covering up and actively aiding in the child molestation committed by the son of the 1st counselor in th...
by Just This Guy
Thu Dec 21, 2023 6:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon Missions ARE Human Trafficking
Replies: 9
Views: 1512

Re: Mormon Missions ARE Human Trafficking

Missions usually have a policy that passports are to be held in the mission office. They usually use the excuse that it is for the protection of the missionaries to keep them from getting lost. I get that. I knew too many missionaries in my time that I wouldn't trust not to loose an important docume...
by Just This Guy
Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Anybody know anything about Patrick Kearon? New Apostle
Replies: 17
Views: 4925

Re: Anybody know anything about Patrick Kearon? New Apostle

While reform is needed, it still have to go through the guys at the top and the current ones are as set in their harmful ways as ever. So I won't not get excited to see any change until for a very long time. At least until the current group of bigoted old men kick the bucket. Just a quick count and...