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by blazerb
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: This is how lame apologetics can get
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: This is how lame apologetics can get

Second, if you do a Google search for interior breastwork, one of the prime examples are the breastworks provided for the priesthood leaders in the Kirtland temple, so they can provide rest in exactly the same way as King Noah's priests. Excellent point. If it's evil for Noah and his buddies, it's ...
by blazerb
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is the church saying or doing anything???
Replies: 31
Views: 638

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

Hagoth wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:51 am
How about this. Wherever there is a need, LDS multipurpose rooms are turned into instant emergency hospitals.
How about spending some of the $100B to refit some of the factories making garments in order to make facemasks or whatever would make sense.
by blazerb
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The church blows my mind again
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: The church blows my mind again

The "institution" is or are the ordinances that contain the power of godliness. And the Q15 (and quorums of 70 if absolutely necessary) are the boys who have the keys to control those ordinances. The entire membership can go up in flames and leadership would cry big alligator tears. But as long as ...
by blazerb
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: WHY Isn't Jesus Revealing RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: WHY Isn't Jesus Revealing RIGHT NOW?

However, in 10 years the members will all tell their children and grandchildren about the miraculous prophet RMN who told the membership to take their vitamins and prepare. Perhaps someone will tell the story of how he prayed mighty prayer in the temple asking that God pour out pestilence on the wor...
by blazerb
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The church blows my mind again
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: The church blows my mind again

Another example of the church putting preservation of the institution above the support And care of its members. This wil be a difficult time for EVERYONE, and rather than open their coffers a little they say, ‘ok everyone, just help each other out’ And the people who are willing to help out financ...
by blazerb
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: #Bringthemissionarieshome
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: #Bringthemissionarieshome

Do you think there's anything to what John noted about GC being modified very early without any action to protect missionaries, temple workers, and other at-risk members? The leadership swung into action to protect "The Brethren," but left everyone else in the fray. I doubt it's malicious. It is pro...
by blazerb
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Shall we Practice Gospel Haikus?
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Shall we Practice Gospel Haikus?

You know what haikus are right? Little poems of observation (usually of nature) with ONLY 17 syllables. 5 syllables, then 7, then 5 more. I was wondering what Gospel haikus we can come up with. They do not have to rime. They are a Japanese form of poetry. Angel Moroni lost his horn in the quake now...
by blazerb
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: #Bringthemissionarieshome
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: #Bringthemissionarieshome

Those MPs are ignoring some important details. Even though the missionaries are low risk for dying, they are going to be the vectors, as you note. I have to think that some governments, including some in the US, are going to take a dim view of young people going door-to-door. These kids are being pu...
by blazerb
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired
Replies: 43
Views: 2439

Re: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired

Maybe as they talk about the wonders of RMN's revelations, I should point them to this tidbit about how temples stopped stocking hand-sanitizer months ago in order to save money:

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comme ... he_temple/
by blazerb
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why General Conference Attendance is Cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Re: Why General Conference Attendance is Cancelled

It's about faith. If Mormons could have meetings and cure the sick, then there would be no need for faith and the plan would be moot. Also, maybe Bednar can rerun his talk from a couple years ago explaining why missionaries received calls to countries where they cannot go. I need to find that RFM ep...
by blazerb
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Church temporarily suspends all meetings....
Replies: 38
Views: 2040

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

I wonder when they will close all the temples? Leaving them open seems like the perfect virus storm. Old people and lots of face to face and handshaking interaction. This is a good point. If one person in the company has the virus, they all will by the end. Maybe they could do hand washing and sani...
by blazerb
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired
Replies: 43
Views: 2439

Re: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired

To me, CFM looks an awful lot like the FHE program of my childhood. Every family gets a manual. We teach the lessons in the home. I don't do CFM, but I hope families have treats at the end. The main difference is the coordination with lessons given in ward meetings. However, Mormons have been doing ...
by blazerb
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Email surveys
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Email surveys

On one hand it is good to see them wanting feedback.. I wonder how TBM's view it, if they question why God does not just tell this to RMN directly... I see it as a way to get around the long-held taboo against conferring with the membership about matters of importance. From the time I was young, I ...
by blazerb
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 and General Conference
Replies: 34
Views: 2303

Re: COVID-19 and General Conference

As you have noted, GA's speaking to a big empty room would be quite the image. However, the church has a lot of expertise in putting on a show (remember Heartsell?). There is no way that RMN will allow negative sights to be associated with the church. I don't know exactly what they will do, but it w...
by blazerb
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Individuation and Mormonism
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Individuation and Mormonism

When I was at BYU, there was a student who was dating a non-member. She reported to us one day that he told her that they could have a great relationship if she just toned down the Mormon thing. That prompted a long discussion about how integrated into our lives Mormonism was. It did not occur to me...
by blazerb
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The church would collapse faster if...
Replies: 25
Views: 2257

Re: The church would collapse faster if...

However, to be the one who leaves first can be hard. It can also be very hard to be the last, or one of the last to go. If you have, for example, parents who think YOU are the last stalwart to hang on, you really don't want to disappoint. Oh, yeah. That would be devastating to my parents, I know.
by blazerb
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What kind of jerk makes everyone in the room wait for him to stand? Elder Bednar, apparently.
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: What kind of jerk makes everyone in the room wait for him to stand? Elder Bednar, apparently.

That's a great video. It's clear that Bednar catches his wife nearly standing out of the corner of his eye, and it seems to me that he deliberately waits a little bit to teach a lesson. Jonathan Streeter has an even more interesting one on his Thinker of Thoughts youtube channel, with Elder Stevens...
by blazerb
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The church would collapse faster if...
Replies: 25
Views: 2257

Re: The church would collapse faster if...

It's a bit of a prisoner's dilemma. The intellectuals, progressives, NOMs, inactive, people who don't take it seriously but still go for many reasons. We would all be better off if we stopped going and created other relationships that are actually healthy. However, to be the one who leaves first can...
by blazerb
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Leaked 2013 Uchtdorf Faith Crisis Report
Replies: 23
Views: 2077

Re: Leaked 2013 Uchtdorf Faith Crisis Report

I think they really believe the bullsh*t they say in order to stay in power. I think they're actually motivated partly by keeping the members' fragile testimonies burning bright. I think all the stuff alas said is true, too. I'll bet most of them don't know they're also motivated by keeping their f...
by blazerb
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Latest Lawsuit
Replies: 19
Views: 1354

Re: Latest Lawsuit

I think the biggest impact of the lawsuit will be negative PR for the church. I think the lawyer mentioned above who dealt with KM and sex abuse cases is Matt Long. Here is a link to his Mormon Stories interview. He can also be found at Infants on Thrones. https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/matt-...