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by dogbite
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Strange things in the Bible
Replies: 18
Views: 452

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: 17
Views: 407

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: 404

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: 491

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: 931

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: 450

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: 87
Views: 3818

Re: A one-liner that captures your disaffection

Literalness never was truthfulness.
by dogbite
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Dating and Pornography - Ensign 10/19
Replies: 20
Views: 1166

Re: Dating and Pornography - Ensign 10/19

Cue Mormon ya dating non Mormons and leaving church activity. Corollary, more single Mormon women compared to available men, much is already an issue.
by dogbite
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Come Follow Me vs Come Along With Me
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Come Follow Me vs Come Along With Me

Happened in my ward when I was a kid. We were singing We Thank Thee Oh God For A Prophet. Got to the line that says: "There is hope smiling brightly before us and we know that deliverance is nigh." Well, the chorister was named Hope and she was VERY pregnant at the time. Several people were stiflin...
by dogbite
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Things I learned in seminary
Replies: 23
Views: 1029

Re: Things I learned in seminary

I was taught Hey Jude was about heroin rock and roll was the devil's music 2112 by Rush was OK because it lacked lyrics Young Earth Creationism including decietful fossils but see next item and ignore the implications no death before the fall of Adam black skin is a curse Literal OT including Job as...
by dogbite
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Mormon Premarital Exam
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: The Mormon Premarital Exam

This reminds me a bit about the hulu show "A handmaids tale" where they train the young brides to use a big sheet thing with an access hole cut into it so the sex was pure. Not the handmaids, but the very young next gen girls that were married off to the non-commander men of gilead. See also Like W...
by dogbite
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Mormon Premarital Exam
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: The Mormon Premarital Exam

I think it's more a side effect of getting birth control prescription with a doctor they've never seen before. They haven't been back to a doctor since they got their last immunization for Junior high. The doctor doesn't want to give a prescription without some baseline exam.
by dogbite
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Brushes with "the other side"?
Replies: 210
Views: 12541

Re: Brushes with "the other side"?

I listened to a pod-cast between Gram Hancock and Joe Rogan where they discussed Iowaska. Ayahuasca is the more common spelling in what I've read though your spelling also shows up as valid. I first heard of this in the 80s in Wade Davis' book The Serpent and The Rainbow which is quite different th...
by dogbite
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whoever wrote the BOM......
Replies: 39
Views: 1668

Re: Whoever wrote the BOM......

Did it bother anyone else when God held back the power of his prophet Alma from saving all those innocent women and children that were burned to death in a fire? Why? So God could exact a more severe judgement on the wicked folks who threw them in there? WTF was Smith thinking with this story? Its ...
by dogbite
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM: First Vision Accounts & Saints Book.
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: RFM: First Vision Accounts & Saints Book.

Just This Guy wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:03 pm


However, The 1835 and 1838 versions as well as various 2ndard sources say JS was 15.
I was at this time in my fifteenth year. My father’s family was proselyted to the Presbyterian faith...
JS History 1:7.
This usage means he was 14. Your 15th year starts when you turn 14.
by dogbite
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whoever wrote the BOM......
Replies: 39
Views: 1668

Re: Whoever wrote the BOM......

Got jewish baptism wrong. The jew do have ritual washing, mikveh, but is more about finishing being unclean under Mosaic law rather than Christian forgiveness and membership and male orchestrated ordinance.
by dogbite
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whoever wrote the BOM......
Replies: 39
Views: 1668

Re: Whoever wrote the BOM......

In third Nephi when Christ speaks of gathering them as a mother hen gathers her chicks. Chickens were not known in Palestine when the Nephites left. At the time of Christ's visit to America only a small part of Mexico had domesticated turkeys and the described behavior and language would not be know...
by dogbite
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whoever wrote the BOM......
Replies: 39
Views: 1668

Re: Whoever wrote the BOM......

Mosiah 3:7 (and the Doctrine and Covenants) references the Book of Luke and Christ sweating blood. This too is a later forged addition to the New Testament but no later than 230 CE and maybe up to 60 years or so earlier.
by dogbite
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whoever wrote the BOM......
Replies: 39
Views: 1668

Re: Whoever wrote the BOM......

Didn't know that the long ending of Mark plagiarized for Mormon 9:22-24 is actually a forged ending most likely dating from some time in the 300s CE.

Or that Noah, Moses and the Exodus are myths unsupported by any historical evidence.
by dogbite
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 'What do you believe?'
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: 'What do you believe?'

I try not to believe. I use facts and extrapolate opinions subject to change when better data (facts) come along.

Beliefs too often blind you to better ideas.