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by FiveFingerMnemonic
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What the church did right:
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: What the church did right:

I have to wonder if the accountants will talley the cost savings involved with the shutdown and bring those findings to the Q15, spurring even more revelations reducing our time in buildings after the pandemic. I imagine the electrical and HVAC savings are quite substantial.
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Christian Heaven and Hell are not biblical
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Christian Heaven and Hell are not biblical

Great interview. Bart is a very reasonable biblical scholar.
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: I have passed the garment hurdle
Replies: 3
Views: 117

I have passed the garment hurdle

Because of home church bringing up some uncomfortable discussion content, I took the opportunity to have a crucial conversation regarding garment wear and it actually facilitated a less emotionally charged transition than if I had just stopped wearing them without discussion. So far I'm on 2 days an...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My blood is boiling - stranded church member with health issues
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: My blood is boiling - stranded church member with health issues

My in laws are south of the border and were given the option to stay and they have. I suppose some 3rd world countries are possibly safer regarding the rate of infections than the US right now. But if it does get bad there, they are up a creek without a paddle. I am convinced they totally buy into d...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Home Church and Women
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Home Church and Women

I just told my wife the JFS letter story after she announced the neighbor and his son will be coming over tomorrow to give the sacrament. It pisses me off but I will be off hiking or something so whatever.
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is the church saying or doing anything???
Replies: 37
Views: 949

Re: Is the church saying or doing anything???

Anyone want to attend my divorce party? (don’t worry I’ll give you a time slot, just 5 guests max at once.) So I have been seeing in NY the awful conditions the health workers are in; wearing trash bags for protective gowns, not enough med supplies etc. And I saw that nurse who died at age 48 there...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: States are closing down
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: States are closing down

Yeah he could probably shoot maybe 12 or 16 of them killer viruses. Great system. [emoji38] Dunno which would be more effective, guns or prayer against this bug.......it's a coin toss. They shoot the looters not the virus, although you might argue that a virus carrying looter is the same as a zombi...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Church temporarily suspends all meetings....
Replies: 38
Views: 2085

Re: LDS Church temporarily suspends all meetings....

Our stake just authorized individual families to sanctify their own bread and water. That says a lot about the way the church works, doesn't it? You can't say a prayer over a piece of bread in your own home without approval coming down from above. I'm a priesthood holder and I will happily bless th...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: States are closing down
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: States are closing down

I have a son in San Francisco, and he's in total lockdown. I am really worried about the poor and homeless people in places like that. SF has a lot of people on the streets and a lot more who are just one paycheck away from it. This country is going to have to stop worrying about what is and isn't ...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 202
Views: 13026

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

The first COVID victim attended the bountiful temple last week. Hence the announced shutdown of it with no reason given: https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/3/23/21191722/mormon-temple-covid-19-coronavirus-utah-death-bountiful-lds-church I guess the invisible nephites that stand guard outside all the...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Any church-at-home experience to report?
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: Any church-at-home experience to report?

I saw on another board (maybe reddit/latterdaysaints) that the area president someplace in the US issued a firm order that the members are NOT to conduct a sacrament meeting. He said only the prophet can authorized a sacrament meeting, and he has not done so. He said members can sing and have an op...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Any church-at-home experience to report?
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: Any church-at-home experience to report?

I was mountain biking on the local shoreline trail this afternoon and as I turned one corner there was a young gen Z family with toddlers in full white shirt and tie sunday best having a sacrament meeting off the side of the singletrack. It was bizarre even for Utah.
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The church blows my mind again
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: The church blows my mind again

They have living stipends and grandkid tuition to preserve through the inevitable tithing downturn. They (the GAs) are also all related by blood except for a few token foreigners. Make no mistake those vacation homes and hunting preserves come first.
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church amidst the Crisis
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Church amidst the Crisis

I hear ya. There is no escape so long as family continues to participate. In fact my kids are downstairs being heavily indoctrinated as we speak.
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Earthquakes, plagues, floods are next
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Earthquakes, plagues, floods are next

The mormon crickets are supposed to be extra bad this year.

https://elkodaily.com/news/local/mormon ... a.amp.html
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...

Kurzgesagt finally put out a great video using ourworldindata data. I'll trust these guys over the fundies.

https://youtu.be/BtN-goy9VOY
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Preppers

Looks like Julie Rowe is taking advantage

http://julieroweprepare.com/wasatch-wak ... her-signs/
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Preppers

I don't have any insider info but I would speculate that confirmation bias over all their doom and gloom prophesying is in full effect. If you catch any interesting pronouncements on the forums you follow it might make for some good entertainment.