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by Mad Jax
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I think I want to be cremated...
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: I think I want to be cremated...

These days it feels like you have to fight not to be cremated. Morgues and hospitals find it easier so it's the default setting in a lot of cases. Best to have something in writing. I have it in my will to be buried in a national cemetery in my dress blues. This caused arguments with some folks in t...
by Mad Jax
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newly disillusioned...
Replies: 26
Views: 969

Re: Newly disillusioned...

Well I hope you enjoy being here. A number of us rarely discuss the church and just BS all the time, but there's plenty of support if you need it.
by Mad Jax
Thu May 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The 'transfiguration of Brigham Young' and the New Testament
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: The 'transfiguration of Brigham Young' and the New Testament

If it can be possible to take place, I lost my faith in God independent of the church. I was pretty inactive when I realized my reasons for believing in anything supernatural were really bad reasons, and that unless I had good reasons to do so it made no sense to accept any of these claims. One of t...
by Mad Jax
Fri May 24, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter is Coming in April
Replies: 35
Views: 1499

Re: Winter is Coming in April

I think the problem is that okay, maybe the building block are there in the books, but I haven't read the books. I can't go off of them. All I can go off of is the TV series. If you have to refer to the books to justify the story on TV, that just makes the writing all the worse. I guess what I mean...
by Mad Jax
Fri May 24, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Never Imagined This Coming From Comics
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Never Imagined This Coming From Comics

Which is silly of me since I was loving Alan Moore's work years before graphic novels became a respectable medium. I've never read Grant Morrison. I quit reading comics when I was 18 so it's been some time since I delved into them (minus the MCU and other films of course). Really interesting video a...
by Mad Jax
Tue May 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie

I've made basically that same remark numerous times when I was a member and it never even phased anyone that they might have the wrong idea. Even in more "progressive" Oregon. Not a fan of the long hair on a guy look (despite having once had it) but it seems like the stupidest reason to determine wo...
by Mad Jax
Tue May 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie

I’m not an expert in forensic anthropology but I trust others are and reading how they came up with this typical Jewish man’s appearance in the time of Christ has merit. Christ/Yeshua was said to have blended in - looked similar to others and hid in Africa/Egypt. Back 2,000 years ago, there was les...
by Mad Jax
Tue May 21, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie

I've never been too sure about that artist rendition. So many people of modern Israel and other places in the middle east (Iran, Lebanon, Jordan) or even Saudi Arabia really don't look like that. Yes, I realize genetics change over time, and I know that those were made from a few skulls from that re...
by Mad Jax
Sat May 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter is Coming in April
Replies: 35
Views: 1499

Re: Winter is Coming in April

As Just this Guy pointed out, the actions were both completely out of character and at odds with the other seven seasons. Ruining the story for a "you didn't see that coming" ending. Ehhh... I mean I won't defend this season or even the last couple of seasons as "good writing" but the building bloc...
by Mad Jax
Fri May 17, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter is Coming in April
Replies: 35
Views: 1499

Re: Winter is Coming in April

Does anyone else feel burned out by episode five? Now I am thinking Daenerys should challenge Trump for the Republican nomination. Daenerys could swoop down into the RNC arena mounted on Drogon and while Trump could be riding John Bolton. Which one could create the greatest carnage? Stay tuned. I j...
by Mad Jax
Tue May 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Ep IV Saber Duel Updated
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Ep IV Saber Duel Updated

Here's another cinematic from SWTOR you guys might like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAkcolVxDy0
by Mad Jax
Tue May 14, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Ep IV Saber Duel Updated
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Ep IV Saber Duel Updated

Just This Guy wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:30 am
I saw that over the weekend. Very good work. That's better than anything in the Prequels.
I wouldn't go that far but it's comparable. Easily better than anything in the new Disney universe though, save possibly for Vader's Rogue One rampage.
by Mad Jax
Sun May 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Ep IV Saber Duel Updated
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Ep IV Saber Duel Updated

Along with accompanying scenes. Really brutal compared to even the prequel films.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2SMng4u1k
by Mad Jax
Sun May 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter is Coming in April
Replies: 35
Views: 1499

Re: Winter is Coming in April

That's a pretty good analog to Hilary Clinton right there, I have to say. Trump kind of reminds me of show Euron (but not book Euron of course). If they had worked together instead of against one another...
by Mad Jax
Sun May 05, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have any of you considered Catholicism?
Replies: 18
Views: 713

Re: Have any of you considered Catholicism?

One thing worth noting is that Catholicism is the "faith of our fathers" for anyone of European descent. If you are from the British Isles then perhaps even earlier ancestors painted themselves blue for religious observances. That would certainly have been interesting to see. Nordic paganism is the...
by Mad Jax
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel
Replies: 16
Views: 750

Re: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel

Lithium Sunset wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:23 pm
I just told the almost 18 y/o to check out Reservoir Dogs. I can’t stomach a rewatch but I think he may like it.
Reservoir Dogs is fantastic IMO, I can't believe you think it's unwatchable. So many solid performances and a great premise for a film.
by Mad Jax
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Cobra Kai Season 2
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Cobra Kai Season 2

Of all the things I got pumped about, this one had the best payoff. It's not as well paced as season 1, but it has more weight to it and the finale is pure mayhem. Absolutely worth the wait. Now I'm Jonesing for season 3.
by Mad Jax
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: If Only Cartoons Were This Awesome When I Was A Kid
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: If Only Cartoons Were This Awesome When I Was A Kid

Sorry to be a downer, but I never liked groups like KISS and Alice Cooper much. They just seemed too gimmicky/commercial, but I am a bit of a snob. I have played a couple of Alice Cooper songs in a cover band and sang Crazy Train by Ozzy. As Gene Simmons once said, they lived the American dream. Sh...
by Mad Jax
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Teaching Gospel Doctrine for Easter tomorrow, got any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Teaching Gospel Doctrine for Easter tomorrow, got any ideas?

How did this go? I've always wondered how I might be asked to teach a class after abandoning belief, and this could be a huge insight into what I myself may have taught.
by Mad Jax
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 302
Views: 27082

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Woke AF.