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by Just This Guy
Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Noah and the Flood
Replies: 17
Views: 289

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: 700

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: 700

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: 17
Views: 308

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: 650

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: 700

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...
by Just This Guy
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I'm back. What is going on?
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: I'm back. What is going on?

Hey Rob! Great to see you stop in. Let’s recap for you. ..... 3. Anything ending in “chino” is against the WoW. Does that mean that no Mormon should live in or set foot in Chino, CA? I guess that means LDSinc. needs to sell their building at 4321 Philadelphia St, Chino, CA 91710. That building is a...
by Just This Guy
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A quick update.
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: A quick update.

So far the tattoo conversations go like this. Her: “A tattoo might be cool but I have no idea what I would get!” Me: “yeah…me neither.” Neither of us have any desire to get inked as of today. Could happen in the future but just haven’t thought of or found anything meaningful enough yet to go get an...
by Just This Guy
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A quick update.
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: A quick update.

Next thing you know she'll start getting tattoos, nose jewels, and other body art.

I can't complain, DW is getting her 3rd tattoo Friday.
by Just This Guy
Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What happened to the old NOM board?
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: What happened to the old NOM board?

After the original site died, there was a Facebook group for a hot minute. I only know of a maybe a half dozen who went from the old board to the FB group. Didn't have much activity. Once the new site was created, I don't think anything has happened on that group. ETA: I looked up that Facebook grou...
by Just This Guy
Thu Jan 05, 2023 6:06 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Dieter Uchtdorfs coffee pot
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Dieter Uchtdorfs coffee pot

To me, it looks like a insulated carafe. https://cdnimg.webstaurantstore.com/images/products/large/533748/1980442.jpg Something like that can be used for both hot and cold beverages. Many coffee shops use similar pictures for cream or half & half. I have seen buffet that will use those for milk or j...
by Just This Guy
Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: What would you do?

I voted no. It really isn't you place to tell anyone. Let them decide what they want to do and who they want tell about their relationship. They are adults, so step back and let them made the adult decisions.
by Just This Guy
Tue Jan 03, 2023 6:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1097

Re: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?

Completely agree with you, Alas. One of the many reasons I stopped going to church was because the number of radicalized political people kept increasing, and they always managed to work their extremist beliefs into their talks. It just became miserable to listen to them. It was not uplifting, edif...
by Just This Guy
Wed Dec 28, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Fusion, salvation through science
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Fusion, salvation through science

I was intrigued at first, but the articles on this have been rather misleading. The initial press release stated that they managed to generate 3.2 Magajoules of energy with 2.1MJ of laser input. However, what they forgot to mention is that it took 400 MJ of electricity to generate the 2.1MJ of laser...
by Just This Guy
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1097

Re: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?

A few more that I'll add: The person who always has to be first for to bare their testimony. And they (as politely as possible) pout if someone beats them to the pulpit. The person who has to tell their life story each month in F&TM. The person who has the world crashing down on them harder then eve...
by Just This Guy
Tue Dec 27, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1097

Re: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?

Don't forget the "touchy-feely," old man who keeps grabbing at the kids. Everyone is uncomfortable with Brother Biden but no one dares say anything to the old feller. Had one of those in my stake. He would ask if he could sit with our kids. He gave DW the willies and she always said no. Good thing ...
by Just This Guy
Mon Dec 19, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1097

Re: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?

We had a guy who would get up in testimony meeting and start telling stories of his time in a WWII Japanese prison camp. Nothing to do with church, just old POW stories. And he didn't stop once he started. Just kept going until a family member get him to sit down. I don't remember anything in partic...
by Just This Guy
Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Relaxed mission attire
Replies: 21
Views: 933

Re: Relaxed mission attire

A visiting GA told us in a zone conference that they had heard through some surveys and focus groups that the missionary dress code might be causing some people to feel uncomfortable or less interested in talking to the missionaries. He said that they were considering some changes but many of the s...
by Just This Guy
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Russel Nelson and the 2nd Great Apostacy
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: Russel Nelson and the 2nd Great Apostacy

The wicked apostates Hinkley and Monson must certainly rank high in that list of enemies, right? At least according to RMN. After GBH bitch slapped him in public over the Mormon name thing in the 90's, I would not be surprised if that resentment grew to into something like that today. Makes sense. ...
by Just This Guy
Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Russel Nelson and the 2nd Great Apostacy
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: Russel Nelson and the 2nd Great Apostacy

Hagoth wrote:
Mon Nov 07, 2022 7:52 pm
The wicked apostates Hinkley and Monson must certainly rank high in that list of enemies, right?
At least according to RMN. After GBH bitch slapped him in public over the Mormon name thing in the 90's, I would not be surprised if that resentment grew to into something like that today.