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by blazerb
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: General Konference Predictions
Replies: 25
Views: 917

Re: General Konference Predictions

Just This Guy wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:17 pm
My only question:

Will it be in the main auditorium, or will they be back in front of the salad bar like last go around?
I wonder if Oaks will be able to hold a beat.
by blazerb
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Family Proclamation"
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: "Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Family Proclamation"

In 23 years the name of the church will be The Church of David H Bednar, incorporated” or CB for short. All members will be taught through nightly neurolink CB bucket updates. All hail Bednar... https://y.yarn.co/929a44ed-c885-4fba-9d1d-b24a0f7ff58e_screenshot.jpg The Sea Bees will be livid.
by blazerb
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Kidd and Kamorah
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Kidd and Kamorah

Don't we know that the Smith family worked with shippers? Wasn't there a lost shipment of ginseng or something that ruined them at one point? I don't know if that would provide a conclusive link, but sailors tell stories almost as much as former pilots. JS could have heard about Moroni and the Comor...
by blazerb
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Proclamations and Manifestos
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Proclamations and Manifestos

I was listening to the Gospel Tangents podcast. One of the recent sets of episodes was an interview with Taylor Petrey. He holds a degree from Harvard Divinity School and was talking about the recent history of homosexuality and Mormonism. You can find the interview here: https://gospeltangents.com/...
by blazerb
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Suicide

There is an old sectarian notion that suicide is a sin. I am glad he labeled this false. It would help if he acknowledged that this can be found in old church materials and is still false. Absolutely agree. But it will be a cold day in hell before that happens. Throwing older prophets under the bus...
by blazerb
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Suicide

There is an old sectarian notion that suicide is a sin.
I am glad he labeled this false. It would help if he acknowledged that this can be found in old church materials and is still false.
by blazerb
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mountain Meadows, 163 years later.
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Mountain Meadows, 163 years later.

It takes some chutzpah to say that it's not the time for blame when the organization you lead is unavoidably to blame. I liked GBH when I was TBM. The more I learn about him, the more I realize what an actor he was. He played the kindly grandpa while actually being Monty Burns.
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by blazerb
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is anyone talking about the new proclamation?
Replies: 31
Views: 1283

Re: Is anyone talking about the new proclamation?

I know Pres Nelson was ALL sorts of excited to roll out this new proclamation - the awkwardly abbreviated TROTFOTGOJC:ABPTTW (seriously) or as I like to think of it, the "Fleshy Tables Proclamation." I'm sure he has visions of himself being the next Hinckley but it sure doesn't seem to be going tha...
by blazerb
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah Life in 1965
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Utah Life in 1965

deacon blues wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:25 pm
It was during "potato harvest vacation" and I was 9 at the time. Wow, memories. :D
I'm a little younger than this conference. We once took a similar vacation. My mom was mortified when I explained to people that we were out of school for "spud harvest."
by blazerb
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah Life in 1965
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Utah Life in 1965

... when necessary we must adopt the communist technique in our ever present battle against Godless Communism. The hypocrisy shown here is stunning. I can't believe how much I admired this man when I was young. The church needs to apologize. Obviously, there are valid concerns about Jonathan Street...
by blazerb
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Three Good Things
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Three Good Things

For me, lately:
1. Long walks on Sunday mornings. The extra 2 hours has given me a chance to explore the trails nearby.
2. My good friends that I can call when things are rough.
3. Watching cheesy TV, along with the occasional BBC drama, with my daughter.
by blazerb
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How the Helmeth Hübener story was suppressed
Replies: 16
Views: 805

Re: How the Helmeth Hübener story was suppressed

My Dad who served in germany and likes german history had a different take on the Hubener story when I confronted him about it in my very angry phase. His very humanistic approach was that the saints simply adapted so they didn't go extinct. The herd did what they had to do to survive. They compart...
by blazerb
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Robert Millett lied to me, “Sacred, Not Secret” and Secret Teachings
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Robert Millett lied to me, “Sacred, Not Secret” and Secret Teachings

There are so many examples in my life of people teaching me things that were not true. I don't know how much of the time the person teaching knew the real answer. I once asked my seminary teacher, "What is the 'Gift of Aaron' that Oliver Cowdery had according to JS?" He looked surprised and told me ...
by blazerb
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Cutting ties
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Cutting ties

Congratulations!

It sounds like you are moving on happily.
by blazerb
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Working on some biblical scholarship overviews and did a Tower of Babel one - looking for feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Working on some biblical scholarship overviews and did a Tower of Babel one - looking for feedback

Britain, for example, has been continuously occupied for about 12,000 years. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/first-britons.html#:~:text=For%20thousands%20of%20years%20the,were%20highly%20adaptable%20hunter%2Dgatherers. Fantasy stories in the Bible, such as the flood story, the whale story, and the to...
by blazerb
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Cook defends Brigham Young Racism
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Elder Cook defends Brigham Young Racism

Suppose we take Elder Cook's words as truth. Brigham Young's hateful teachings about race were caused by the attitudes of the general population around him. If we also accept that he was a prophet, it means that God allowed his prophet to teach hateful false doctrines and claim that they were eterna...
by blazerb
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM Annihilates Mormon Egyptologist Kerry Muhlestein a TOTAL Wipe Out!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: RFM Annihilates Mormon Egyptologist Kerry Muhlestein a TOTAL Wipe Out!!!

One thing I noticed about Muhlestein's screed. He talks about how people misunderstand what "Latter-day Saint scholars believe or have said." Why should scholars be restricted to responding to what "Latter-day Saint scholars" say? There are so many problem with what the leadership and membership bel...
by blazerb
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Petition regarding BYU
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: Petition regarding BYU

So what exactly happens if thousands of people sign the petition? How will BYU be more like BYU? Is the idea that BYU will turn into BYUI? I think that is exactly the idea. There is an Instagram page called "Keeping Faith at BYU" where students can post the "apostate" things their professors say in...
by blazerb
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Mormon

Is yellow an official color for volunteers?
by blazerb
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Mormon

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to help out with a church service project. We were all wearing yellow shirts or vests with "Mormon Helping Hands" printed on the front and back and an advertisement for Mormon.org. It occurred to me that not even dozens of victories for Satan could prevent the church...