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by Ghost
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Great Mysteries
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: The Great Mysteries

My two favorite questions: When you look at the sky, does space go on forever? Any possible answer is hard to even think about. Why is there anything instead of nothing? Citing God as an explanation for complexity is fine, but it doesn't answer the question at all. All you're doing is introducing so...
by Ghost
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Grrrrrrrrr
Replies: 25
Views: 750

Re: Grrrrrrrrr

In my area, the message has been similar to what Linked described. There are some dates starting next month when partial wards can begin to meet occasionally (though at this point I'll be surprised if those dates aren't pushed back), but they started out by saying that you can't come if you're over ...
by Ghost
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?

I'm always impressed with the responses to natural disasters. There's quick mobilization and significant expense that goes into those projects, on top of the volunteer labor. And I also appreciate the opportunity to jump in and provide meaningful service in those situations when I wouldn't know wher...
by Ghost
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed
Replies: 31
Views: 1387

Re: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed

[Redacted] was my favorite of the speakers that I heard from as a missionary. I still remember some of the things he said because they were a little different from what I was accustomed to hearing and in some cases refreshingly less vague (but still entirely faithful).
by Ghost
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Material wealth and death
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Material wealth and death

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by Ghost
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Bruce R. McConkie - REDACTED
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Bruce R. McConkie - REDACTED

Years ago, a guy in my ward lent me Bruck R. McConkie's biography. I wasn't terribly enthusiastic about reading it because at that point I was already leaning NOM (more than I admitted to myself, even) and preferred more nuanced approaches to things. But I ended up enjoying that book. I'm with you i...
by Ghost
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Bruce R. McConkie - REDACTED
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Bruce R. McConkie - REDACTED

Thanks for putting this together. I always enjoy reading this type of thing. It's too bad we don't seem to have anyone in leadership in modern times who really takes the doctrines and their implications seriously like this. At least not publicly. I remember reading Doctrines of Salvation (Joseph Fie...
by Ghost
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Biblical scholarship vs the Book of Mormon
Replies: 33
Views: 1223

Re: Biblical scholarship vs the Book of Mormon

Maybe some of these arguments don't come up as much as others because the Book of Mormon becomes less relevant when you've reevaluated the Bible itself. By the time you reach the point of acknowledging some of these issues, your view of the Bible has probably evolved to some degree. And, similar to ...
by Ghost
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Lex de Azevedo on Mormon Stories
Replies: 21
Views: 1723

Re: Lex de Azevedo on Mormon Stories

Give me one example of a play, song, painting, sculpture, book, (or religion, for that matter) that is targeted at the LDS market that isn't. Except Arnold Friberg paintings. Those are awesome. That guy was a freakin' master. He could out-Kincaid Thomas Kincaid. A few years ago, I visited SLC and s...
by Ghost
Sun May 31, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Lex de Azevedo on Mormon Stories
Replies: 21
Views: 1723

Re: Lex de Azevedo on Mormon Stories

Kind of a tangent, but here is a deleted scene from the movie version of Saturday's Warrior, for anyone who has not seen it and might find it interesting:

https://youtu.be/Jp86mQX127M
by Ghost
Thu May 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon things that just pop into your head
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: Mormon things that just pop into your head

Various lines from the Missionary Guide tapes. For example, "Elders, yes we will!" "You know, party parties. Sometimes we'd party all night." "Where was your loving God when some of my best friends died?" (And the missionary's response.) (The way that one guy said "physical death.") etc. I wonder if...
by Ghost
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Brewsterites and the Oatman Massacre
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Brewsterites and the Oatman Massacre

I wasn't familiar with the Brewsterites other than maybe hearing the name in a list of Mormon splinter groups, but I stumbled upon this video the other day about an event known as the "Oatman Massacre" and found it interesting. https://youtu.be/16_y_Qh0NFg This is the only related post I could find ...
by Ghost
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Disgust
Replies: 20
Views: 1743

Re: Disgust

I guess I've come to see myself as something of an outside observer, even though I still participate in Mormonism to some degree and have some devout family members. I still find it all interesting from an anthropological perspective (Mormonism and faith in general), but I sometimes think that I mig...
by Ghost
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...
Replies: 18
Views: 1805

Re: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...

The game is loaded with motion-captured famous people. Reedus is the main character that you control.

I hope that my video game reference has not been too much of an unwelcome distraction in this Doctrinal Discussion thread.
by Ghost
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...
Replies: 18
Views: 1805

Re: Preppers

Hey Ghost, where does this picture come from? I am intrigued. This is a character from a recent video game called Death Stranding . After an apocalyptic event, the only people left in the "United Cities of America" live in a few fortified cities and bunkers. Those who live in the bunkers are the "p...
by Ghost
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Earthquakes, plagues, floods are next
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: Earthquakes, plagues, floods are next

I have some frogs in my yard. I guess that could be considered a half-hearted plague. I like them, though.
by Ghost
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...
Replies: 18
Views: 1805

Re: Preppers

This might be a good person to interview, if you can track him down. He interacts with all of the preppers regularly.

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by Ghost
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to find a new identity?
Replies: 16
Views: 3796

Re: How to find a new identity?

I hope this isn't too irreverent, but I heard a joke not long ago about how one of Jesus's most impressive miracles was having twelve close friends in adulthood. I can relate to a lot of the comments in this thread. I never really fit in at church. Or anywhere else, really. But I've cultivated the a...
by Ghost
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Individuation and Mormonism
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

Re: Individuation and Mormonism

It’s been so engrained we STILL feel Mormon even after we stopped believing. Absolutely. I can't imagine not thinking of myself as "Mormon" on some level whatever the state of my beliefs or practices. I don't think it's entirely irrational, though. I'd think that someone who has been involved in Mo...
by Ghost
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anyone Else Triggered by the Dehlin Excommunication Tapes?
Replies: 20
Views: 4774

Re: Anyone Else Triggered by the Dehlin Excommunication Tapes?

I finished listening to the last of these episodes today. The sound quality was certainly rough in places, but I found the whole thing fascinating. I've wondered at times what it would be like to open up to an LDS leader about my heterodoxy. In the past, I've thought it could be interesting and help...