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by blazerb
Sun Apr 28, 2024 11:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: We’re back! Thanks Captain Salty!
Replies: 23
Views: 2136

Re: We’re back! Thanks Captain Salty!

I'm so glad for this group. Thanks for getting it back up.
by blazerb
Sat Jan 06, 2024 11:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Rainbows
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Rainbows

I have asked of the Lord concerning His coming; and while asking the Lord, He gave a sign and said, "In the days of Noah I set a bow in the heavens as a sign and token that in any year that the bow should be seen the Lord would not come ; but there should be seed time and harvest during that year; ...
by blazerb
Fri Jan 05, 2024 7:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Rainbows
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Rainbows

Rainbows have been sighted. We have one more year, at least, to continue sinning:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Rainbow/commen ... ch%C3%B6n/
by blazerb
Wed Jan 03, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Discussion Youtube Videos
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Mormon Discussion Youtube Videos

So what is the fall out from Bill's podcast? Here is Bill's post on exmo reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/18dnmp9/bill_reel_here_i_have_changed_my_mind_on/ Bill Reel deleted a lot of his comments. I think he knows that some of what he said was not good. If you go to the end of the...
by blazerb
Tue Jan 02, 2024 7:42 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Discussion Youtube Videos
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Mormon Discussion Youtube Videos

It looks like these are most common with the shorts. I rarely listen to those, but they are click-baity. I feel like Bill Reel has adopted some unhealthy habits. I don't know if anyone followed the dust up over mandatory reporting on reddit. Bill describes his position as "fearless" and "challenging...
by blazerb
Sun Dec 24, 2023 12:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Put your holiday greetings here!
Replies: 20
Views: 3675

Re: Put your holiday greetings here!

Merry Christmas, everyone! I wish I were in a place where I could get to know you all in person. This site is a sanctuary. Thank you, all!
by blazerb
Sat Dec 23, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing Unsettlement
Replies: 21
Views: 7413

Re: Tithing Unsettlement

Like Oprah…: everyone gets a temple recommend! Simply wanting to attend should be enough. I agree, but the little economic psychology I have heard makes me wonder: if anyone could go to the temple who wanted to, would the lack of scarcity mean that no one actually wants to? Would anyone go if just ...
by blazerb
Sat Dec 23, 2023 9:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Do you have a god?
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: Do you have a god?

I hope for a god. I hope there is some sort of eternal existence that allows people to grow. Eternal progression really appealed to TBM me. Some days I am more hopeful. Other days less. At the least, I hope for a god according to Spinoza's ideas: not conscious, but the sum of laws and principles tha...
by blazerb
Wed Dec 20, 2023 12:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing Unsettlement
Replies: 21
Views: 7413

Re: Tithing Unsettlement

They are all current temple recommend holders. In any future recommend interviews I will follow the handbook and ask the prescribed questions. If the individual answers the tithing question in the affirmative I won't dig any further and likely issue a recommend. If they outright say no to that ques...
by blazerb
Sat Dec 16, 2023 7:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon Missions ARE Human Trafficking
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: Mormon Missions ARE Human Trafficking

I broke when she shared her efforts to go home. I'm so glad her life has gotten better. The only reason I finished my mission was the fear of what my world would be if I left early. It's all about the fear.
by blazerb
Sat Dec 16, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon Missions ARE Human Trafficking
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: Mormon Missions ARE Human Trafficking

I've listened for 14 seconds and Holland is triggering me. He knows good and well that someone, many someones, are thinking about going home. Unless I was really weird, it is constantly on the mind of many missionaries. This is good. Thanks.
by blazerb
Sat Dec 16, 2023 11:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Peter Santanello's new "Mormon" YouTube videos.
Replies: 9
Views: 3423

Re: Peter Santanello's new "Mormon" YouTube videos.

He just posted a video with a exmo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNKWC0NtIsk

I just started listening. He's trying to get a variety of views.
by blazerb
Wed Dec 13, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anybody know anything about Patrick Kearon? New Apostle
Replies: 17
Views: 11901

Re: Anybody know anything about Patrick Kearon? New Apostle

... perhaps Kearon can bring some much-needed reform to Mormonism. I'm going to re-state Just This Guy's statement with my sociall-reject filter: Reform? Not until all of the old, non-reformers DIE. By the time he gets into the unleashed seat, there will be a whole new crop of a-holes who will obst...
by blazerb
Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Requirements for a Stake
Replies: 10
Views: 5461

Re: Requirements for a Stake

In the Mid-Atlantic, they will just stack more and more callings onto the few people who do go. Everyone can put more shoulder to the wheel, right? I had 6 callings at one point, that is on top of the standard ones everyone has like home teaching/ministering. 3 ward level and 3 stake level callings...
by blazerb
Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Requirements for a Stake
Replies: 10
Views: 5461

Re: Requirements for a Stake

The math says - there is a problem with this model. Basically, the minimum required to create a ward is less than the minimum required to staff a ward. It is hard to fathom what has happened to lower the standard to this level. Wards in the midwest will go without executive secretaries or SS presid...
by blazerb
Sun Dec 03, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Peter Santanello's new "Mormon" YouTube videos.
Replies: 9
Views: 3423

Re: Peter Santanello's new "Mormon" YouTube videos.

When the guide tells him that Mormons have been on the move for most of their history, that's bogus. The church headquarters hasn't moved in 170 years.

I guess he's letting the guy tell his story. I'd love to see an exmo take him around.
by blazerb
Sun Dec 03, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Requirements for a Stake
Replies: 10
Views: 5461

Re: Requirements for a Stake

moksha wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2023 11:52 pm
blazerb wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2023 2:01 pm
I think leaders assume that women will always be more active than men.
I think leaders will be just fine with this increased participation, as long as those women do not crowd the dais.
It appears they think that women will just accept their non-pulpit status.
by blazerb
Sat Dec 02, 2023 2:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Requirements for a Stake
Replies: 10
Views: 5461

Requirements for a Stake

I've been interested in the new standards for creating stakes and ward : https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/187zkj6/a_lot_of_wards_esp_outside_the_usa_are_about_to/ Stakes are required to have 150 full-tithe paying priesthood holders. There could be a problem as more people check out. "Minis...
by blazerb
Tue Nov 21, 2023 4:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A Uchtdorf rise to the Prophetic throne is reasonable.
Replies: 23
Views: 22873

Re: A Uchtdorf rise to the Prophetic throne is reasonable.

OfSusan's reign will probably be uneventful from a doctrinal perspective. He'll crack down on appreciating church authority, especially his own. If he comes right after Uchtdorf, there might be some shock as the members go from someone who seems to care to someone who is much more worried about maki...
by blazerb
Sun Nov 19, 2023 2:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New Apostle
Replies: 10
Views: 3356

Re: New Apostle

Good question. I don't remember what they have done before. There are strong indications that they may need one or two beyond the one they know about now.