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by blazerb
Sat Dec 03, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: US Religion Census and the LDS church
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: US Religion Census and the LDS church

Garden City has 3,000 visitors on many Sundays. St. Charles has over 1,000. Then there are the many visitors who stay in Montpelier, or come to the Lakes East side and do not want to drive to the West side of the lake, so they attend in Dingle or Montpelier. With your method of counting attendance,...
by blazerb
Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: US Religion Census and the LDS church
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: US Religion Census and the LDS church

I think the census surveys are self reported. So it’s possible the church data was inflated by people who moved but didn’t forward their records or people that have died but haven’t had their records removed. Either way I think everyone knows the church membership statistics are always over inflate...
by blazerb
Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Re: Church supports marriage equality

There's a great Mormon Stories podcast with a panel of lawyers who explain how it is a tiny step for LGBTQ people, but a big win for the church's ability to continue discriminating. I agree that the church wants to continue discriminating. I think an additional reason is shown in this graph of supp...
by blazerb
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Marking Scriptures In Class
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Marking Scriptures In Class

It is subtle, but it's a way of controlling what the kids pay attention to, I think. It's awkward when children start asking why God threatened to destroy Emma or why Satan controls the waters (even in the bathtub?). It's much better for kids to just be reading that they'll be with their families if...
by blazerb
Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Church supports marriage equality

I remember being surprised that the entire Utah congressional delegation supported the "Respect for Marriage Act." You've probably seen that the church has now publicly expressed support: https://apnews.com/article/religion-relationships-gay-rights-utah-07847f4b7e3e96d81c10a298a199b860?utm_medium=Ar...
by blazerb
Sat Oct 08, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Plagiarism at GC?
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Plagiarism at GC?

I have not seen this brought up here, yet. It appears that Susan's husband plagiarized his talk. Religion News Service reports: https://religionnews.com/2022/10/06/lds-elder-and-former-college-president-may-have-plagiarized-general-conference-talk-david-bednar/ . On Reddit, someone posted screenshot...
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Apostle complaint
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Apostle complaint

Here's the quote (taken from FAIR): Brethren, I want you to understand that it is not to be as it has been heretofore. The brother missionaries have been in the habit of picking out the prettiest women for themselves before they get here, and bringing on the ugly ones for us; hereafter you have to b...
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

Thanks, MoPag.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

If Cook had followed that counsel, he would not have committed his serious lapses of ethical judgement. But he never had sex with anyone, so I guess it's all ok.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

I recommend Year of Polygamy podcast. Lindsay Hansen Park has so much information about these marriages.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

I wonder if that book talks about the wives that HCK basically abandoned. He did not care for his family.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

I cannot believe anyone can laugh after that story.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

I know I'm being nit-picky. Describing Matthew Cowley as and "early apostle" is so weird. He was an apostle from 1945 to 1953.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

When Bednar becomes prophet, do you think the congregation will stand for every hymn in conference, or will they be expected to watch what he does? Like a game of conference center Simon says.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

He's making a lot of promises that he never has to answer for.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

Bednar is not the first to note that "the Word" refers to Christ in the writings of John. Good golly. It's been known for a couple thousand years.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

Finding answers is not confusing. The answers are clear. Trying to make the answers work and stay a believing member is what is confusing.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

MoPag wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:17 pm
Oh he's gonna be a suck up!!!!! :D
He's been a suck up for a long time.
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

I'm so glad we spent most of the day out picking apples and at a pumpkin farm, but thankful to all of you doing the play by play. Love that Nelson keeps telling members not to associate with non-believers - oh so helpful. I missed RMN's talk in the morning session. How do they square telling member...
by blazerb
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!
Replies: 77
Views: 1956

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2022!!!

MoPag wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:58 pm
I really hope it's the most self-centered prayer I will ever hear ever!!!!
I think he's still on his rehabilitation tour.