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by blazerb
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "Keep Sweet" or I will break you.
Replies: 21
Views: 535

Re: "Keep Sweet" or I will break you.

Only anti-FLDS, anti-polygamy, and anti-Warren Jeffs. Regular Mormons recognize that this portrayal was them until 1926 when polygamists were no longer allowed in the Temple. That was 36 years after the **wink-wink** first polygamy ban. I'm horrified by polygamy. The manipulation and coercion were ...
by blazerb
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder's Quorum Service Coordinator? (Calling offered to me)
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Elder's Quorum Service Coordinator? (Calling offered to me)

I've had callings like this in the past. They are awful. Trying to get the group together on short notice. Getting calls when you're on vacation to perform the service. Getting yelled at by some otherwise well-meaning sister who is angry that you were not aware of someone's needs. It's miserable. Sa...
by blazerb
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Evolution essay
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Evolution essay

This essay is 8 paragraphs of absolutely nothing but to try and spin you around so much you don't even know where you began. Hagoth summer it up perfectly though - the church *used* to take a stand on everything but now they take a stand on nothing because they've been proven wrong at just about ev...
by blazerb
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Evolution essay
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Evolution essay

Wow, that is a big stinky pile of nothing. Summary: people don't agree about evolution and our prophets are absolutely useless, but they're really important and awesome. Note to correlation committee and public relations: LDS doctrine does not make any room for evolution. LDS scripture makes it imp...
by blazerb
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Evolution essay
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Evolution essay

Thanks for posting this though. I need to take a look at it. I'd like to know more about the history of the church's response to it. In my BYU Biology class I think we did read the Joseph F. Smith statement and then moved on. I wasn't aware that BYU professors were fired. I had heard (maybe in erro...
by blazerb
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Evolution essay
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Evolution essay

Over on Reddit, attention was called to one of the history topics on the church's website regarding evolution: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/organic-evolution?lang=eng A couple of things I found interesting about this article. First, it is in the history section instead of...
by blazerb
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tea Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Tea Questions

Good thing we have prophets to tell us what the hell God meant by "hot drinks" and that he didn't really mean what he said. Of course the original prohibition against hot drinks was not because of their content, but their temperature. A lot of people in the 19th century were condemning hot drinks b...
by blazerb
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tea Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Tea Questions

I can really understand why Emma and the other sex partners living with Joseph would put their foot down about the tobacco spittle and whiskey bottles strewn about after the School of the Prophets late-night meetings, but tea? I'm sure you've read enough to have heard that the hot drinks prohibitio...
by blazerb
Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Education and commitment
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Education and commitment

Not Buying It wrote:
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:39 am
You know, I am kind of offended that your referred to this Church leader as simply "David Bednar".

The appropriate name to reference him by is "Susan Bednar's Husband".
I apologize profusely for my disrespect to Susan Bednar's husband's wife.
by blazerb
Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What was the actual reason for the Mountain Meadows Massacre?
Replies: 34
Views: 1321

Re: What was the actual reason for the Mountain Meadows Massacre?

Yes, my research showed that George A. Smith played a huge role and did what he was ordered to do (by Brigham Young, IMO). You are 100% correct. He was not a good man (again IMO) and really set the stage for the massacre. So many use the argument that Brigham Young did send orders not to kill the p...
by blazerb
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What was the actual reason for the Mountain Meadows Massacre?
Replies: 34
Views: 1321

Re: What was the actual reason for the Mountain Meadows Massacre?

Interesting. Source? Years of reading on this subject. Much of it was on the internet. I thought Blood of the Prophets by Will Bagley was a good source for a lot of the information. I'm not sure I believe BY ordered the massacre, but it's clear that he tried to protect those who carried it out, at ...
by blazerb
Tue May 31, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Follow the prophets... at your own peril
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Follow the prophets... at your own peril

You forgot (living) between Follow and The. But isn't it amazing how little kids sing this song in primary and yet never think about what doing so would've led them to do in the past? It's insane, really. I don't remember the "living" part of the quote being emphasized when I was young. Correct me ...
by blazerb
Tue May 31, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm officially a Liar!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: I'm officially a Liar!!!!

If you ever get challenged, just remind whoever confronts you that some things that are true are not very useful.
by blazerb
Mon May 30, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Friendships & Family relations inside and outside of Mormonism
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Friendships & Family relations inside and outside of Mormonism

I suspect that there's something about being LDS that inhibits true friendship. Either it's that most emotional needs are filled by the org, or there is something about LDS minds that prohibits them from thinking / interacting out of the LDS box. I find it almost impossible to have a deep meaningfu...
by blazerb
Sun May 29, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it wrong to be apathetic to the world’s problems?
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Is it wrong to be apathetic to the world’s problems?

I think self-care is important. We can't survive if we are constantly worrying about all the world's problems, almost all of which are beyond our ability to affect. I try to adopt my periods of apathy with the intent to get more involved when I have more bandwidth to dedicate to bigger problems. The...
by blazerb
Sun May 29, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Education and commitment
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Education and commitment

Now the educated are dropping out while they see their neighbors fall for conspiracy theories and think Trump is going to return the nation to real Christianity, even when those neighbors know the man isn’t faithful to his wife, hires prostitutes, cheats people who work for him, and is a compulsive...
by blazerb
Sun May 29, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Education and commitment
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Education and commitment

On a recent Mormon Stories, JD, RMF and Gerardo talk about a speech given to the Nation Press Club by David Bednar. You can watch the review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1STMu-AswM . Near the end, they report that Bednar repeated the claim that in the Mormon Church, the more educated a mem...
by blazerb
Wed May 25, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "Earthly Identifiers" or "Don't Be Gay"
Replies: 27
Views: 1074

Re: "Earthly Identifiers" or "Don't Be Gay"

I had another thought today on the topic. It appears to me that the church really wants to be seen as tolerant in all the worldly ways without actually showing any tolerance and, in fact, decrying tolerance quite often. So we have RMN asking us not to use worldly identifiers. He sounds like he wants...
by blazerb
Thu May 19, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "Earthly Identifiers" or "Don't Be Gay"
Replies: 27
Views: 1074

Re: "Earthly Identifiers" or "Don't Be Gay"

If her training was at BYU, I am pretty sure they were teaching that gays could be fixed when she got her degree. I was at Provo High, across the street from BYU campus, and I was taught that it was inborn clear back in 1969-1970. Then at Weber state and my grad school, we were taught that it was i...
by blazerb
Thu May 19, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "Earthly Identifiers" or "Don't Be Gay"
Replies: 27
Views: 1074

Re: "Earthly Identifiers" or "Don't Be Gay"

I can't help but interpret his words in light of Wendy Nelson's words from about 1.5 years ago when she told LGBT+ persons that they could pray to have their "sexual feelings be in harmony with eternal laws." Her training should have taught her that "pray the gay away" does not work. She just double...