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by dogbite
Mon May 16, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Gathering Info on Orcs
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Gathering Info on Orcs

Orcs are in the eye of the beholder.

I'm pretty sure there are Mormons who consider us orcs.
by dogbite
Mon May 09, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Was Jesus a martyr?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Was Jesus a martyr?

I think martyr is an after-the-fact assessment.

Read "How Jesus Became God" by Bart Ehrman for an interesting examination of how the story develops. It's pretty short and very different from how the world commonly sees Jesus.

You'll see the same kind of post-hoc development around Joseph Smith.
by dogbite
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

And how does one know or come to know this.
by dogbite
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

Since you view belief as prime, do other people and things exist independent of your belief in them?n

Are they believed into existence by something else instead?
by dogbite
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

So you are describing some form of panpsychism.
by dogbite
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

Being a form of godliness, is knowledge conscious?
by dogbite
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

In your view what differentiates faith from knowledge?
by dogbite
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

And it just keeps getting stranger.
by dogbite
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

That's a very strange definition that sounds more like how the term free will is usually used.
by dogbite
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

Faith is a belief without evidence or reason; coincidentally that's also the definition of delusion.

Richard Dawkins
by dogbite
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 17 new temples?
Replies: 55
Views: 1884

Re: 17 new temples?

Not following the logic of how building temples maintains tax exemption. But law is not necessarily logical. And there are so many legal variations globally that I don't think that can be a global explanation.
by dogbite
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

As to whether your idea is worthwhile from my point of view. There is essentially an infinite idea pool. A slightly smaller infinite subset is just nonsense. Invisible nerve gas farting dragons in my garage for example. These ideas aren't worth pursuing because of our limited time and resources. So ...
by dogbite
Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

Cause and effect...

You should look into the idea of the light cone
by dogbite
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

SaidNobody wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:50 am
Besides the fact that it is me saying it? There is no reason.
If you don't have evidence to support your premise, why should we take it seriously?
by dogbite
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

I accept, based on the understanding of high regard professionalS in the field, the Standard Model as the best explanation of the available evidence. I don't pretend it is complete, that it answers everything. My opinion is that no Theory of Everything is likely, that primary forces will probably no...
by dogbite
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

SaidNobody wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:45 am


There are two basic elements to the universe, or existence itself. Consciousness, who is mother God, and infinite possibilities and ideas, which is Father God.
Why should I think so?
by dogbite
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

I have no interest in dictating what people find sacred. Similarly, they can not bind others by what they find sacred. Sacred should be a personal matter, not a community at large matter. Tolerating other views peacefully is simple and respectful. I don't find honor matters for cooperation. Don't in...
by dogbite
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

Arbitrarily narrow in and out group thinking causes a lot harm. It creates rigid monocultures that lack adaptability and flexibility. It's also much easier to dehumanize the out group for extermination as shown with your wart comment. Cooperation is much more productive and powerful. It only needs m...
by dogbite
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: If I were an atheist
Replies: 49
Views: 3497

Re: If I were an atheist

3) Authority is a major issue. 4) Sanctity is a major part of morals. 5) Honor is important, 3. Respect for authority is what you seem to describe, But I rather reject it. Authority politically should be granted by the people and withdrawn by the people. The people imbue you with a certain authorit...
by dogbite
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: End game - the great rebrand
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: End game - the great rebrand

I don't think it's been agreed to per se. Mormonism is a top down kind of thing and the corporation sole enforces that. They don't rock the boat because it will get them thrown out, loss of prestige, money and so on. If they try to whistleblow, they inciminate themselves. Rather, they know if they w...