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by crazyhamster
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

A new Porter Rockwell?
by crazyhamster
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Worth sharing..Response to Nelson’s talk
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: Worth sharing..Response to Nelson’s talk

Red Ryder wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:43 am
NHP is next on the excommunication list!
That was my first thought after reading it (other than how it was spot on, of course). If she wasn't before, I bet she is now.
by crazyhamster
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "Eternal Truths" are just ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: "Eternal Truths" are just ideas

5. Read my manifesto every day and make your home a training center to my ideas, philosophy, and eternal truths. You can find it online at Churchofthesandwich.org. I read this JUST as I'm eating a sandwich! I'm sure it's a sign and I'm ready to sign up! I don't have one single pair of blue shorts t...
by crazyhamster
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Hook, line and creamer
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: Hook, line and creamer

Having not seen a conference session for years until this weekend, I was really struck by just how dry, detached, and perfunctory the talks were. Not only did they not address people's real concerns both about the church and the world, but there was very little sense of, well, love. They mostly seem...
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

Hungary, Chile, Samoa were a few that I heard.

Wow, those stands up front sure look old, white, and male.
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

All that building and renovating, the church must be somewhat still flush with cash. Either that, or tithing settle should be very interesting for folks this year. There are estimates they are worth upwards of 500 billion... they'll never hurt for cash. Wow. You would think a lot of good in the wor...
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

All that building and renovating, the church must be somewhat still flush with cash. Either that, or tithing settle should be very interesting for folks this year. Again, I'm reminded at just how boring these things were/are. It's been 7 years since I last listened to one, and I'm sure the two times...
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

Well Rasband's talk was rather a bit of fear-mongering. But like Hagoth said, without the context of belief these talks are really basic and substance-free, like children's stories.
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

Of course Satan as boogie-man is, as always, a way to externalize "bad" decisions which are of course, our own.

With obedience we can defend against him!
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

BriansThoughtMirror wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:05 pm
I just caught some of Bednar's talk- I think he may be inadvertently encouraging a lot of "uncorrelated" learning and personal revelation.
That was my take, too!
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

What strikes me a lot about this is that, after all this time that I have been away from it, these talks are all exactly the same type of thing they were before I left. It's all rehash and basic stuff. "Don't talk about what happens in temples", is a talk that's been done innumerable times, and yet ...
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

So, the logical conclusion of this movement to home churching is that you really don't need to go on Sunday anymore, I guess. I can see the upside to this.

Or, he's basically saying that you can't expect THEM to teach you the right way. (Only to correct you when you don't get it right.)
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

Bednar is coming up? This should be interesting.
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

Wong's talk sounds nice, but even with the lost sheep metaphor, he's presenting it in the context of sheep that have gone astray, not ones that have fallen into illness or despair.
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

I tried to sit and listen to Oaks' talk. I lasted about 2 minutes. Everything he said comes from 19th century Methodist sermons plagiarized by BoM prophets through the miracle of time travel. Seriously. There was nothing in it that couldn't have been heard in any generic sermon from the last 200 ye...
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

I think this may have been covered in a the previous session's thread, but is that a salad bar behind him?
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

How lucky am I that I came in right as He is talking already!

I had forgotten how boring this whole thing is. It's like the talk is generated by some kind of bot that combines commonly used phrases into something that is grammatically correct, but not really saying anything.
by crazyhamster
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday morning!!!!
Replies: 97
Views: 1603

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday morning!!!!

I remember when I was (relatively) TBM, that when people would say we "worship a different Christ", I was bewildered what they meant. Now I can understand. I'm currently watching the live feed on-line of the between session stuff and there is an extended bit on about refugees and how to support them...
by crazyhamster
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Complicated Family Tree
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Complicated Family Tree

I guess it's more of a wreath, then?

Reminds me of this song!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYlJH81dSiw
by crazyhamster
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What do you say to someone who is dying?
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: What do you say to someone who is dying?

Other than perhaps, “I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis, please know that I’m here for you.”, I don’t think it’s really necessary to say more. Let them lead the discussion, and if they want to talk about it, they will. I think if it was me though, I would already have thought about it enough and...