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by dogbite
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Zygotes on thrones
Replies: 18
Views: 1203

Re: Zygotes on thrones

The church's stance on abortion is more nuanced than most members portray.

As i remember it, hinkley said that since we don't know when the soul enters the body we err on the side of caution. Or similar meaning words.

Thus it can be lesser than murder and there are circumstances where it is valid.
by dogbite
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Prayer vs. Catholic Prayer
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: Mormon Prayer vs. Catholic Prayer

Also, the Psalms are set prayers, sung and prayed in the days of David and Solomon. As a statement of faith, great. As a statement of fact, probably not so much. The psalms were written across centuries. Psalm 29 probably originated to Baal. David and Solomon probably practiced pagan antecedents to...
by dogbite
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temples
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Temples

Temple worship is a form of idolatry. It requires holy objects such as clothing, buildings and such not used otherwise in mundane things. One could extend the argument to any holy land, or common religious building. Most religious people would not agree as it's not directly venerated. But a thing th...
by dogbite
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Really frustrated lately...
Replies: 29
Views: 3687

Re: Really frustrated lately...

The best thing I found was to help my wife comprehend her identity and value outside of the church system/structure/society. Mostly this was to compliment her on something she had done. And frame it about her. Early on, she would demure about God blessing her or god given talents. And I would say "b...
by dogbite
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How essential is a literal Adam and Eve story to Mormonism?
Replies: 61
Views: 6324

Re: How essential is a literal Adam and Eve story to Mormonism?

It seems to me if you want to claim scripture actually means something and that prophets actually talk to God, then they're stuck with a literal A&E.

Otherwise they're just guessing at metaphor and no church org is necessary for that.
by dogbite
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: God vs Evolution vs middle land
Replies: 20
Views: 3126

Re: God vs Evolution vs middle land

All evolution is is the best explanation of the available evidence.

I accept it as such.
by dogbite
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Why will you stay or comeback ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2465

Re: Why will you stay or comeback ?

I am done.

When my dad dies I'll remove my name.

Faith in the religious sense never worked for me. I don't see that changing.
by dogbite
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: My Interview with Brian Hauglid is Up!
Replies: 37
Views: 3504

Re: My Interview with Brian Hauglid is Up!

You should run these through a speech to text algorithm so we can read and reference content quickly and easily. Android has a number of free ones and I bet other platforms do to.
by dogbite
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed
Replies: 31
Views: 3909

Re: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed

Fun to know who. Just more failure of discernment and likely own-goal from second annointing as with Mattson and Phillips.
by dogbite
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Undie Apocalypse
Replies: 26
Views: 3812

Re: Undie Apocalypse

Ex officio are good.

I'm a fan of the Sheath 4.0 line. You can keep everything separated with no sticking. Changes your, um, profile though.
by dogbite
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm not a fan of vandalism, but the point is hard to argue
Replies: 12
Views: 1452

Re: I'm not a fan of vandalism, but the point is hard to argue

The peril of raising up flawed humans as ideals.

Rather, raise up monuments to ideals.
by dogbite
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Biblical scholarship vs the Book of Mormon
Replies: 33
Views: 4006

Re: Biblical scholarship vs the Book of Mormon

This is the crux of my apostasy.

The book of mormon requires things of the bible that the bible simply isn't. Most revolve around biblical literalness that can only be handwaved away with a claim for a trickster god; an equally untenable position.
by dogbite
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church from home
Replies: 12
Views: 3426

Re: Church from home

I remember reading about an online Alaska branch for the remote members

http://fairbanksstake.org/ does some meeting streaming

https://www.adn.com/rural-alaska/articl ... 015/01/25/
by dogbite
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Strange things in the Bible
Replies: 18
Views: 2026

Re: Strange things in the Bible

Satan is an evolving character in the Bible as well. It's not obvious because the OT isn't laid out in the order written that would show evolving doctrine. And don't confuse the time period of the topic setting with when it was written. While some of the stories are old and about older events, the a...
by dogbite
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: No innuendo when discussing safe sex
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: No innuendo when discussing safe sex

Tossing the salad is usually a dental dam thing, not a condom. The jello reference works otherwise...
by dogbite
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Virtue Signalling?
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Virtue Signalling?

A close family member has mentioned how much she hates the smell of coffee. She is confident she would hate it even if it were decriminalized from the WoW. I hate the smell. Some of us just do. I had a job where my cube was just outside the office kitchen door. The coffee smells about killed me, pa...
by dogbite
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Adam and Eve possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Re: Adam and Eve possible?

Scientists even calculated that and found sure enough, all humans descend from one female, and all humans descend from one male....but the male and female were about a million years apart, hardly one breeding pair. There is a second Adam for a small cluster of Cameroon heritage https://forwhattheyw...
by dogbite
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The challenges of attending church
Replies: 19
Views: 2714

Re: The challenges of attending church

When i was active, the Ward members weren't my friends. I do have friends that are lds but we are not friends because of church. I simply am not interested in what the mormons in my area are interested in. Mostly sports. Pro, college and local schools. Activities revolve around sports. Area basketba...
by dogbite
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Organized Religion Does Not Have a Monopoly on Spirituality
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: Organized Religion Does Not Have a Monopoly on Spirituality

There need not be an inverse relationship between organized religion and spirituality. I think it all depends on how organized religion is taught. My opinion Such organization would either be very small or uselessly generic. The overlap in people's spirituality is poor at a detail level and decent ...
by dogbite
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A one-liner that captures your disaffection
Replies: 101
Views: 14862

Re: A one-liner that captures your disaffection

Literalness never was truthfulness.