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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: 416

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: 34
Views: 1165

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: 8
Views: 179

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: 22
Views: 342

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: 184

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: 1497

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: 4329

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: 1986

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: 158

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: 158

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: 494

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: 364

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.
by Just This Guy
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Destigmatizing Therapy
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Destigmatizing Therapy

What exactly are they taking about for "de-stigmatizing therapy"? Are they trying to get people more open to the idea of seeking professional help? Of course, is the church going to do it on their part?If someone need help, will they get it for them or will it come with all sorts of strings attached...
by Just This Guy
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 34
Views: 1165

Re: Supporting our own

I finished the podcast yesterday, and ad the end Jfro18 asked if anyone had an ideal time. I would recommend 1 to 1.5 hour. If you go longer than that, it gets hard to retain it all and you start mentally checking out. My biggest grip with Mormon Stories is their length. It can take several days to ...
by Just This Guy
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: End game - the great rebrand
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: End game - the great rebrand

I don't see the rebranding as a deliberate attempt to align with the evangelical movement. It is mostly one guy with a butt hurt ego trying to show up the person who offended him to start with. The process of him trying to show up his rival just happens to align with evangelicals. So it's more of a ...
by Just This Guy
Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Plagues of Egypt
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Plagues of Egypt

A long while back (90's) I watched a program where they thought they had a rational explanation for the Egyptian plagues. It started with a red algae bloom in the Nile River. This caused frogs to leave the river and migrate inland. Once the frogs passes, there was nothing to keep insects in check, s...
by Just This Guy
Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: GenCon Social Media
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: GenCon Social Media

DW commented a few days ago about the total lack of GenCon on FB. Same here. I have not see anything myself. I have not had to mute anyone for spamming GC. DW said she has only seen one post. I keep a pretty tightly moderated FB page. No politics or religion (except a couple exmo groups I follow). P...
by Just This Guy
Thu Apr 07, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 17 new temples?
Replies: 55
Views: 1986

Re: 17 new temples?

My in laws are temple workers and are constantly complaining about the difficulty in keeping the schedule filled with workers who always no show. Or asked to sit in on a session to add numbers to the participation count. I find it humorous that temple workers are constantly complaining about no-sho...
by Just This Guy
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 17 new temples?
Replies: 55
Views: 1986

Re: 17 new temples?

I would be interested in the completion rate with this mass of temples. Some things I would be interested to read, but don't have the time or effort to research myself. Under GBH's push for 100 temple, how long did it take to go from announced to completion for the average temple? Now compare that t...
by Just This Guy
Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday Afternoon SP 2022!!
Replies: 172
Views: 4375

Re: NOMference Sunday Afternoon SP 2022!!

Red Ryder wrote:
Sun Apr 03, 2022 3:33 pm
Red Ryder wrote:
Sun Apr 03, 2022 3:10 pm
I fell asleep before the temple announcements.

Any recap?
Temples announced:
[... 17 random cities]
They have been averaging 10+ temples per conference for the last few years. How many have they actually built and opened? Anyone maintaining a list of the vaporware temples?