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by oliblish
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church membership numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Church membership numbers

2bizE wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:38 pm
Isn’t it at the April GC where church membership numbers are released?
Are there any projections?
I bet the number of missionaries will be way down!
by oliblish
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Korea missionaries coming home.
Replies: 18
Views: 2034

Korea missionaries coming home.

I just heard from a mother of a missionary in South Korea that her son is coming home tomorrow. All of the missionaries are being sent home. He is supposed to self quarantine at home for 14 days after he arrives. They don’t know if he will be reassigned to another mission or if his mission is over. ...
by oliblish
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anyone Else Triggered by the Dehlin Excommunication Tapes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2225

Re: Anyone Else Triggered by the Dehlin Excommunication Tapes?

Hagoth wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:40 pm
græy wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:20 am
Similarly, in order to say "don't do it" John avoided posting the interview on his own site, but then provided a way to access the information anyway "for it is given unto thee."
He was only doing that which has been done on other podcasts.
What is that?
by oliblish
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Navy Chaplin
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Navy Chaplin

He said, "I try to help them realize it's not the end of the world and that there are good alternatives out there and that they should at the least hold on to their faith in God and Christ and the Biblical Scripture." This is not unlike a TBM saying that you should hang on to your faith in Joseph S...
by oliblish
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)
Replies: 33
Views: 2907

Re: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)

My (TBM) wife got tickets to this conference about Joseph Smith Polygamy and she wants me to go. I told her before that I wasn't interested, but she got some tickets and has invited a friend and wants me to join. The only thing worse than going might be having her go without me. I really don't want...
by oliblish
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The final curtain falls
Replies: 26
Views: 1851

Re: The final curtain falls

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by oliblish
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU announces honor code changes
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: BYU announces honor code changes

Here is a youtube video of the changes explained by a BYU professor. "The honor code no longer prohibits that..."

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiVLml ... OiiBwpZQ2Q
by oliblish
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Oaks face 2 face thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2750

Re: Oaks face 2 face thread

He didn't mention anything about it being ok for gays to date at BYU now?
by oliblish
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is there a better example to show that all of this is made up than the transfiguration of Brigham Young?
Replies: 12
Views: 1445

Re: Is there a better example to show that all of this is made up than the transfiguration of Brigham Young?

I recently discovered Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth on Prime video. I think I had to rent or buy it, but it was worth every penny and I will definitely rewatch. It's an old PBS interview from the 80s and at first glance looks boring and has terrible production quality. But if you haven't se...
by oliblish
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Romney and Trump's Tirades
Replies: 18
Views: 2518

Re: Romney and Trump's Tirades

jfro18 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:32 am
My favorite thing to learn was that the artist John McNaughton (sp?) is a Mormon artist, and he is also apparently heading some sort of Mormon splinter group... which is just amazing.
Do you have any more information on this splinter group? I have never heard of this.
by oliblish
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)
Replies: 33
Views: 2907

Re: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)

Polygamy is starting to make her shelf creak and little bit. Any resistance on your part might make her want to reinforce it. Just wait patiently. Eventually it will crack, then break. I wish this were the case but I don't think so. I first brought up Joseph Smith polygamy before the essays came ou...
by oliblish
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)
Replies: 33
Views: 2907

Re: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)

What you're waiting for is an official general conference where a number of the general authorities take up the subject of polygamy IN HISTORICAL DETAIL and declare that it is the official stance and doctrine of the church. Ask her if she thinks the GAs are afraid to discuss it. Why are they lettin...
by oliblish
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)
Replies: 33
Views: 2907

Re: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)

I would love to be in your shoes with my wife. Here’s why: It shows she is bothered and needs to reconcile or learn more. Hello entrance to The Rabbit Hole! Here’s what you do: Step 1 Simply agree to go with her! Then Shut your mouth, pass go, and collect $200 worth of emotional bonus points. Keep ...
by oliblish
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)
Replies: 33
Views: 2907

Re: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)

There are probably some very key bullet points that are factual and should be brought up. I'm not an expert on this topic, but maybe when JS approached the first girl, regardless of whether there's a smoking gun to show he had sex with them, just the fact it was done without Emma's knowledge and th...
by oliblish
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)
Replies: 33
Views: 2907

Re: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)

If you do go... definitely let us know what sources they deem OK and not OK - I always love how the church is the only one that can tell you which sources are OK and which are of the devil. I am pretty sure I already know the answer to this. It is the same as it has always been. If a source conclud...
by oliblish
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)
Replies: 33
Views: 2907

Knowing Joseph: Joseph Smith & Nauvoo Plural Marriage (SLC)

My (TBM) wife got tickets to this conference about Joseph Smith Polygamy and she wants me to go. I told her before that I wasn't interested, but she got some tickets and has invited a friend and wants me to join. The only thing worse than going might be having her go without me. I really don't want ...
by oliblish
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 7899

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Well, looks like they have taken down the article where Andersen states “we are not a wealthy people” or at least the quote. I had bookmarked it: https://news-zw.churchofjesuschrist.org/ but it goes to a bunch of articles now. And the one I found that mentions mtng w/ Zimbabwe VP just says how grea...
by oliblish
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My son is posting anti information on FB now.
Replies: 27
Views: 1163

Re: My son is posting anti information on FB now.

It's happened. My other son posted a comment that basically said pres. Oaks is a d i c k, with a emoji of a zucchini. I can't bear this, I'm sorry. I texted the son that is anti and asked him to take it down, but if he didn't I would understand. I feel helpless now. My kids don't mince words and th...
by oliblish
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Observation #2: Salvereeno's opinion is off Limits
Replies: 21
Views: 1271

Re: Observation #2: Salvereeno's opinion is off Limits

Several years ago after I told my wife that I no longer believe she asked me why. I told her a few things about Joseph Smith that bothered me - things about polygamy, the translation of the BOA and a couple of other things. I felt like I was really holding back and was trying to be as gentle as I co...