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by sunstoned
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel Gets Ultimatum from Stake President
Replies: 68
Views: 4269

Re: Bill Reel Gets Ultimatum from Stake President

I have lost most of the respect I once held for the top church leaders (Q15). I have come to the conclusion that most of them are not completely honest. This is an opinion I usually keep to myself, especially when I am around family and other TBMS.
by sunstoned
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What do you call someone who doesn't believer in Satan?
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: What do you call someone who doesn't believer in Satan?

alas wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:39 pm
Sensible?
level headed
by sunstoned
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today
Replies: 54
Views: 1920

Re: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today

It's just like Consiglieri eloquently described, but here it is if you really want to listen. I'm sure there are arguments happening on BYU campus right now as students and teachers try to justify the status quo to the careful skeptics among them. I will certainly give credit to Russell Nelson for ...
by sunstoned
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Major changes to organizations and auxiliaries set for October conference
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Major changes to organizations and auxiliaries set for October conference

It is looking like this is not going to end well for the church.
by sunstoned
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Magic
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Magic

Writing a person's name down, delivering it to the temple where it is added to a sack with other names and then laid on the altar and prayed over by a circle of people dressed in robes. Asking people to give money to the organization before they take care of family needs like food and shelter, Hosan...
by sunstoned
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Seer Stone Video
Replies: 23
Views: 716

Re: Seer Stone Video

Another issue with the stone in the hat translation process, is where do the plates fit in? If the plates were not used in the "translation" process, then why did Moroni lugged these things 2000 miles to NY?
by sunstoned
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New WOW Video
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: New WOW Video

Mormon 8 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:20 pm

Post of the month!
Excellent post. The WoW today serves only as an outward sign of righteousness. Something Jesus wasn't very fond of.
by sunstoned
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New WOW Video
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: New WOW Video

Ug...after reading all the sappy crappy comments on the video I couldn't stand it. I'll probably regret this but I just posted this on there: Just love how these videos gloss over the details, like how the Saints drank alcohol, even made it and sold it in the Salt Lake valley, long after JS was gon...
by sunstoned
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are youth really leaving?
Replies: 36
Views: 1851

Re: Are youth really leaving?

My four adult children were out before DW and I left. From what I can tell from neighbours and friends, about half of their children are inactive or have left. I live in South Utah County.
by sunstoned
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I think I want to be cremated...
Replies: 28
Views: 933

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

you can be cremated and still have a headstone in a cemetery.
by sunstoned
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Utah’s ‘most successful Pride Festival ever’
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Utah’s ‘most successful Pride Festival ever’

From my vantage point, the crowd was very supportive. There was a spectrum of support: Young people, families with strollers, couples, older people (my catagory). My take away from the whole expreience was to be who you reall are. It was really cool.
by sunstoned
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Gay Pride Flags
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Gay Pride Flags

I was at the SLC pride day festival and parade. The turn out was huge. There is a lot of support and momentum in Utah for LGBTQ support. I believe this pressure will force TSCC's hard. Kicking and Screaming, they will have to find a way to be inclusive.
by sunstoned
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Utah’s ‘most successful Pride Festival ever’
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Utah’s ‘most successful Pride Festival ever’

I was at the pride parade in Salt Lake City on Sunday. It was huge! I am a member of the Human Rights Campain and a proud to be a ally of the LGBTQ community, and I was blown away by LQBTQ support that I experienced this weekend: https://fox13now.com/2019/06/03/2019-wa ... ival-ever/ Since Joseph Sm...
by sunstoned
Mon May 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: church opposition to the Equality Act
Replies: 27
Views: 1056

church opposition to the Equality Act

The church has made its opposition to the Equality Act public. This is the latest from the official mormonnewsroom.org. Any goodwill that was generated with the reversal of the POX has now been undone. The Equality Act now before Congress is not balanced and does not meet the standard of fairness fo...
by sunstoned
Fri May 10, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on tithing
Replies: 41
Views: 2440

Re: Thoughts on tithing

My thoughts on tithing is that I no longer think about it. When I stopped paying there was no negative calamities that happened because of the supposedly reduced blessing pipeline. If fact, the opposite was true.
by sunstoned
Fri May 10, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: One More Please
Replies: 26
Views: 946

Re: One More Please

An interesting article in the Trib concerning millennials playing fast and loose with the rules. They seem to be taking Mormonism on their own terms. I believe that's a good thing. Indeed, recent surveys show that an increasing percentage of churchgoing Mormons report having downed alcohol or coffee...
by sunstoned
Fri May 10, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Speed of Prayer Theory
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Speed of Prayer Theory

by sunstoned
Fri May 10, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: D&C 132 - Celestial Kingdom loophole?
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: D&C 132 - Celestial Kingdom loophole?

Joseph Bishop most likely has had his second anointing, and he has not been excommunicated. If a regular member would have done what Bishop did, he/she would be gone in .02 seconds.
by sunstoned
Tue May 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is True and What Isn't?
Replies: 24
Views: 775

Re: What is True and What Isn't?

I love happy endings.
by sunstoned
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Fully Restored Church
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: The Fully Restored Church

Actually, they are to be announcing more Sanhedrins each year. The building part seems to be lagging. The church has always been good at talking the talk.