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by blazerb
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Who has seen the new Magic Rock™ video?
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Who has seen the new Magic Rock™ video?

This will certainly satisfy many or most believers. The angular art style seems designed more to obscure just how nutty the whole process looks. In addition, Joseph Smith allegedly used the seer stone to find lost things. But seriously, did it ever work? Also, does the seer stone work now if Russel...
by blazerb
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Saints 2: No Unhallowed Hand
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Saints 2: No Unhallowed Hand

No mention whatsoever that the church claimed the Native Americans were the literal Book of Mormon descendants, no mention that the Saints felt they knew a LOT about the 'Indians' because they were Lamanites. Am I wrong or is this just a complete rewrite of Mormon history? If they are going to talk...
by blazerb
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?
Replies: 33
Views: 600

Re: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?

I've only seen meme's of his usual hate-speech against anyone who doesn't fit his straight, hetero, cis mold... But there's also other harmful mental health stuff in it too. If you're into that type of torture, go ahead and read the entire thing here: https://devotional.byuh.edu/node/1788 Holy sh!t...
by blazerb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Woohoo!
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Woohoo!

Thank you!
by blazerb
Fri May 10, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 26
Views: 1092

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

Why should you always take two Mormons on a fishing trip? Because if you only take one he'll drink all the beer. A man died and went to heaven. When he arrived at the Pearly Gates, St. Peter welcomed him and took him on a tour. They came upon a group of people living around a gorgeous cathedral. "Th...
by blazerb
Fri May 10, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Unintended consequences of civil marriage announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Unintended consequences of civil marriage announcement

I could imagine that in the short term there will be a few bishops and stake presidents who deny recommends to couples who marry civilly but don't have a "good" reason to do so. A bride who just wants a ceremony that includes her younger siblings or maybe wants something that looks nicer than the te...
by blazerb
Mon May 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: No more year wait for sealing after civil marriage!
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: No more year wait for sealing after civil marriage!

I can't believe RMN didn't claim revelation here. This would have been a fairly safe one, whereas the other policy/doctrines/programs he's been making the revelation claim on just make him look stupid! I think he may have learned his lesson by calling the SSM policy a revelation and making such a b...
by blazerb
Mon May 06, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Pornography is worse than adultery, apparently.
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: Pornography is worse than adultery, apparently.

What is pornography? How does it differ from nudity or art? All art is porn. It makes you feel good. Seriously, the logical fallacies in the church's anti-porn crusades are destructive. When I was on the high council, I remember the councilor in charge of the addiction support group explaining how ...
by blazerb
Wed May 01, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on tithing
Replies: 41
Views: 1877

Re: Thoughts on tithing

In the middle of a financial crisis, Lorenzo Snow states in Conference: "....I plead with you in the name of the Lord, and I pray that every man, woman and child ... shall pay one tenth of their income as a tithing....” Teachings of Lorenzo Snow manual: https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-of-presi...
by blazerb
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Lucifer's Role in Redemption
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Lucifer's Role in Redemption

I think it can be either helpful or harmful. Maybe even both at the same time. I have been around people who constantly talked about the devil. It did actually give them a scapegoat that was not an actual person, but I think it can be abusive to tell people they are in "Satan's grasp." Overall, I th...
by blazerb
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Digital Sabbath
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Digital Sabbath

crossmyheart wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:53 am
Kishkumen wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:44 pm
lots of diverse families in those photographs.
yeah- diverse... did you notices the blatantly posed one of the tattoo on his forearm?
It caught my eye. I wonder who gave the go ahead for that one. BYU airbrushes the tattoos off pictures of their athletes.
by blazerb
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New RFM podcast on Nelson's LGBT flip-flop is really good stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 1086

Re: New RFM podcast on Nelson's LGBT flip-flop is really good stuff

Why would the Prophet be afraid of that? He should be chomping at the bit to take on doubters publicly. Elijah was always going toe to toe with King Ahab, Alma and Amulek took Zeezrom on publicly, Jacob bested Sherem, there are all kinds of stories of prophets in the scriptures winning public debat...
by blazerb
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Worth sharing..Response to Nelson’s talk
Replies: 19
Views: 1054

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

The hero worship is such that Nelson's entitlement is not only supported by his followers but also justified. They want their prophet to be arrogant and self-righteous. I am so sorry about the things I said when I believed. I would have spouted the same crap they did. The thing that gets me is that...
by blazerb
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What was your first NOM thought?
Replies: 46
Views: 1770

Re: What was your first NOM thought?

Here's another "NOM thought" that was quite nagging for me as a believer: The fact that in mormon theology, humans are actually much better off if they never hear about mormon ism on earth. It's going to be obvious that mormon ism is "the way" once they're dead, and they get to easily punch their t...
by blazerb
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Honor Code Stories
Replies: 14
Views: 641

Honor Code Stories

The termination of the POX is not the only news. Has anyone read much about the protests against the honor code? I thought the Instagram account was heartbreaking: https://www.instagram.com/honorcodestories/ I never had a run in with the HCO during my time in Provo. That's not to say I always obeyed...
by blazerb
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: THEY MUST APOLOGIZE!
Replies: 39
Views: 1208

Re: THEY MUST APOLOGIZE!

All I can say is that the Q15 must be downright evil. They don’t stop hurting people because they are hurting people. No, they only stop hurting people when they get bad press over it. . . . G. D. Homophobes. I could not say it any better. It was enraging at the time the policy rolled out, the way ...
by blazerb
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: POX policy gone!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 1205

Re: POX policy gone!!!

I'm happy a small change has occurred. Like Alas said, gay people will still get exed in most places. Although this will give some cover for bishops and SPs who want to look the other way. DCs were mandatory for apostasy. They are not for fornication. Still I can't believe that they pretty much igno...
by blazerb
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nephites in Indiana and Illinois?
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Nephites in Indiana and Illinois?

moksha wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:05 am
It seems likely that many of the Elvis sightings since the 1980s have been due to the Three Nephites emulating the king.
I think it's Alma. :D
by blazerb
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)
Replies: 44
Views: 2034

Re: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)

I faced that situation as a clerk. I was miserable. Hang in there and do what you need to in order to stay mentally healthy. If talking to the bishop gets you released, that may be a tender mercy. It was for me.

Good luck in the job interview.
by blazerb
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nephites in Indiana and Illinois?
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Nephites in Indiana and Illinois?

I just listened to a podcast in which a literalist apologist takes on all the pastoral apologists who say that the BoM could be "true" even if the events did not occur. You can find it here, but I don't recommend spending the time: http://www.ldsperspectives.com/2019/02/20/historicity-book-mormon/ ....