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by blazerb
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Mormon Child Abusers Playbook
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: The Mormon Child Abusers Playbook

I wonder if it's partly a matter of perceived contriteness of the sinner. Someone regularly participating in consensual sexual activities is clearly not on board with following the authority of the church; they are a rebel and need to be broken. But if the sexual predator weeps about how they can't...
by blazerb
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Mormon Child Abusers Playbook
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: The Mormon Child Abusers Playbook

Oh, it is Snapchat that turns call for an investigation into this kid which lead to his arrest. Parents and church knew he was wanted and hid him anyway, even putting him in position to go after more girls. What really pisses me off is that there are young men who are told they can't pass or bless ...
by blazerb
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Silver fox is coming!
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Silver fox is coming!

I have this fantasy that for stake visits my house gets chosen and he shows up so I can grill him over the fire with questions and ask him to heal my paralyzed neighbor. I'm guessing apostles don't stoop that low though. My fantasy is to meet Bednar and ask him to strike me down and show me his awe...
by blazerb
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Spokesman Dishonesty - Bishops are "Volunteers"
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Church Spokesman Dishonesty - Bishops are "Volunteers"

Shame on you Brother Hawkins. You know damn well men don't randomly volunteer to be a bishop or stake president. They are supposedly called by inspiration direct from God, and set apart by the authority of God by those who hold that authority. Or do you really want me to start regarding my bishop a...
by blazerb
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "We don't say that person is gay..." - I'm furious about labeling
Replies: 29
Views: 582

Re: "We don't say that person is gay..." - I'm furious about labeling

I have a few gay friends. I don't know that any of them struggle with the attraction. They struggle with bigots treating them badly.
by blazerb
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Green tea is officially bad for you, against WoW
Replies: 30
Views: 820

Re: Green tea is officially bad for you, against WoW

I think the article is misleading. It says: Medical uses are being studied, but just like many pain medications such as opioids, marijuana is an addictive substance. I checked with the CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/faqs/marijuana-addiction.html , which says: Is it possible for someone to become...
by blazerb
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Required training to prevent abuse
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Required training to prevent abuse

2bizE wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:31 pm
I will likely have to take this training. I doubt it is anywhere close to the BSA training. I also doubt a background check is required either.
Still sounds lame.
I just completed the training. It is not comparable to the BSA training at all.
by blazerb
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Protecting Children and Youth Training from the LDS Church
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: New Protecting Children and Youth Training from the LDS Church

I first read the title of the thread as "Protecting Children and Youth from the LDS Church." I guess my psyche is in a weird place.
by blazerb
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less

I beg to differ with him. I think MOST women really want to know more about polygamy, but the church doesn’t allow discussion. The instructors manuals actually say that if it comes up, the instructor should change the subject and move on. We are forbidden to discuss many other history topics. Imagi...
by blazerb
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less

So then is the takeaway that the Brethren are counting on a critical mass of members who don't give a flying flip about problems in Church history to move the Church forward through the next few decades? They don't think they need to openly address the issues because most members don't care anyway?...
by blazerb
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Excellent quote from Reddit - Can’t reason with them
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Excellent quote from Reddit - Can’t reason with them

To me, your first paragraph says: I started noticing a lot of issues with the church, and actually allowed myself to take a step back from TBM-ness and think about the issues rationally (reason) and realized that because of those issues, the church couldn't be "capital T" True™. That sounds about r...
by blazerb
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon Stories - Donna Showalter
Replies: 34
Views: 905

Re: Mormon Stories - Donna Showalter

I agree. Holland should have met with her in person and at least talked with her explaining he couldn’t heal her son and offered an apostolic blessing of comfort instead. I get why they don’t do this but can you imagine a church led by compassionate leaders who understood her pain? Who understand o...
by blazerb
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Excellent quote from Reddit - Can’t reason with them
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Excellent quote from Reddit - Can’t reason with them

Interesting. What was it that "helped" you to stop believing the tenets of LD$-Inc.? I felt so betrayed by some personal situations, and I realized that the church did not give any help in solving them. I had been bothered by the gay marriage issue for a while. I ignored it, irrationally, until the...
by blazerb
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon Stories - Donna Showalter
Replies: 34
Views: 905

Re: Mormon Stories - Donna Showalter

I started on episode 3 and am taken back by how naive and crazy she sounds to actually think Holland can heal someone from being gay. Then I remembered we all were in this deep and Mormonism is just plain crazy! Koo koo kachooooooo! Her vulnerability in sharing that was amazing. She had more faith ...
by blazerb
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why Intelligent Design doesn't work for Mormonism
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Why Intelligent Design doesn't work for Mormonism

Good point, blazerb, but Joseph's literal visitation by a physical God of flesh and bone is still the central story we're stuck with; a God who has a scrotum and nostril hairs. I agree that they are backpedaling but they have to balance their retreat with their adherence to the First Vision as the ...
by blazerb
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Excellent quote from Reddit - Can’t reason with them
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Excellent quote from Reddit - Can’t reason with them

I know that reason had little to do with my faith transition. I use reason now to reassure myself about about my choices, but emotional reasons had much more to do with my beliefs than reason. So, I mostly agree that reason is unlikely to convince someone to leave though it may work for some.
by blazerb
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why Intelligent Design doesn't work for Mormonism
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Why Intelligent Design doesn't work for Mormonism

But the new Mormonism with its 9 core doctrines that don't say much is fine with intelligent design. We've jettisoned almost all of the interesting doctrines in order to look more normal. GBH declares that we don't know much about God's progression to becoming a god. I hardly ever hear talk about ma...
by blazerb
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Will Nelson apologize to the NAACP?
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Will Nelson apologize to the NAACP?

But the bigger question to me is - does it matter? If he apologizes, the problems that led to it are still there. If he apologizes, it just further shows this is a man made real estate company parading around as a religion. I guess it just doesn't matter... this is all theater for the members to fe...
by blazerb
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is NOM going the direction of some other online groups?
Replies: 50
Views: 1859

Re: Is NOM going the direction of some other online groups?

Part of the problem may be that "NOM" doesn't really describe most of us here, anymore. We're mentally out if not resigned, for the most part. At least that's what it looks like to me. I don't mind. This is a comfortable place to read what others have on their minds. However, it may discourage other...
by blazerb
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU Police Department Decertification Countdown
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: BYU Police Department Decertification Countdown

Is the decertification happening on Sept 1, then? The most recent news I saw was this: