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by Mad Jax
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have you had this experience? Care to share?
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Have you had this experience? Care to share?

Most of the time I take stories with a grain of salt, and try to rely on the logos aspect of an argument rather than an ethos aspect, but when access to information is restricted and the only information is from the testimony of others, things often get interesting. Most specifically, I'm referring ...
by Mad Jax
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Silence (Netflix)
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: The Silence (Netflix)

You'll appreciate this movie for that kind of thing then.
by Mad Jax
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Silence (Netflix)
Replies: 2
Views: 73

The Silence (Netflix)

Apocalyptic film similar to The Mist in many ways, but with a premise that makes for a solid thriller. It's more about surviving the threat than it is about exploring human nature under crisis, but it does have sufficient quantities of the latter to satisfy me. The basic premise is the discovery and...
by Mad Jax
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?

I know some historians consider the Reconquista as interlinked with the Crusades, and I'd add that to the list of just wars generally considered to be religiously motivated.
by Mad Jax
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?

I would say that if you look at it's history, Christianity does a very poor job of teaching people to lead Christlike lives. Here is a quick list of things that were done under the name of Christ. Crusades (1-5 Million dead) ... You can go on for quite a while. Humanity in general has a terrible ti...
by Mad Jax
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Is This The Inspiration For Moksha's Username?
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Is This The Inspiration For Moksha's Username?

Sorry for the callout thread, it was the best way I could think of to ask. Anyway this piece of music is stellar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CleZqL8vcM
by Mad Jax
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: BOM Play in SLC this Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: BOM Play in SLC this Summer

I'd have told you to save your money friend, but since you didn't I hope you have a good time. I was considering going to see it when it was new, but I watched a twenty minute excerpt of it on youTube and found it almost painful to watch. And I love Parker and Stone, I just think this was stale as h...
by Mad Jax
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

History would suggest it would be a disaffected member or someone in danger of being caught in the fraud.
by Mad Jax
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

I was thinking more like this guy. I'm hoping they issue me the Sword of Laban.

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by Mad Jax
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: LDS Churchs new tactical training facility

I'm beginning to like this new form of Mormonism. I should consider becoming active again and reapplying for the position of Inquisitor.
by Mad Jax
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?

I think you have to look to nature for these answers. This is going to be a gross oversimplification, but it's generally accepted that nature selected humans with cooperative attributes (due to the likelihood of survival increasing), out of which manifested attributes such as self sacrifice and the ...
by Mad Jax
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?

Hagoth wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:06 am
I think one of the biggest problems, especially with western religious traditions, is that what you believe and how you believe it is far more important than how you behave.
Salient post. I couldn't have said it half as well.
by Mad Jax
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Far, Far Harder Thing...
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: The Far, Far Harder Thing...

Brent wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:30 am
Would veganism and vegetarianism become the Pharisaical position?
They would never let the Cougars risk losing muscle mass. Vegan diets are very hard to get right with regards to athletics. Meat is kind of "easy mode" in the diet when it comes to being an athlete.
by Mad Jax
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Western vs. Eastern religions
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Western vs. Eastern religions

For the Sci-Fi nuts out there, I wonder if the Membari Religion from Babylon 5 is loosely based on Hinduism. The Hindu idea of us being a small part of god is very similar to the Membari idea that live is the universe breaking itself apart in an attempt to understand itself. I believe that comes fr...
by Mad Jax
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: WoW pisses me off!
Replies: 38
Views: 1316

Re: WoW pisses me off!

Yea the idea of grains being the staple of human diet doesn't have much backing in scientific literature. At least not in regards to athletic performance in any of the articles and studies I've read. The food we tend to eat is that which can be efficiently grown. With the advent of agriculture, the ...
by Mad Jax
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pokemon + BYU + hominid evolution
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Pokemon + BYU + hominid evolution

This sort of thing was an impossibility at BYU when I was there for several different reasons: Life must have been very different in Utah than in Minnesota or Oregon when I was an active member, because I just never saw the adamant creationist culture that apparently existed there. I heard members ...
by Mad Jax
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: WoW pisses me off!
Replies: 38
Views: 1316

Re: WoW pisses me off!

How did keto work for you, if you don't mind me asking? It's all the rage here in Minnesota but I have yet to try it. I do the 35/35/30 split but TBH I do go low on the carbs more often than not. Also will be back to 6000 cal/day soon.
by Mad Jax
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I need some support. TW/CW child rape
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: I need some support. TW/CW child rape

If you live near Minnesota perhaps we can work out a more direct resolution:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiqorGv5Qs0
by Mad Jax
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I Do This Interview?
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Should I Do This Interview?

Good for you. I wouldn't tell you what decision I think you should have made, but there's nothing about you that you should have to conceal. I look forward to the article.