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by dogbite
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Noah and the Flood
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Noah and the Flood

Noah is attested in all the modern revelation: book of Abraham, doctrineand covenants, book of Mormon, conference sessions... Joseph mentions having seen others in vision, including Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, but does not detail their association (D&C 128:20-21). President John Taylor identified...
by dogbite
Thu Jan 05, 2023 8:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Science/Religion
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: Science/Religion

Science: a methodology for determining which of your beliefs are false, to help you define questions that will lead you closer to truth. Science can't determine truth meaningfully in a direct way. The hard sciences are about constructing MODELS of SYSTEMS based on observation. The universe as we ob...
by dogbite
Sat Dec 24, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 772
Views: 155702

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Oh, we were talking about Mueller? Strange you didn't mention him in that post.
by dogbite
Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Would basketball be better if dunks and layups counted 1 point?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Would basketball be better if dunks and layups counted 1 point?

Basketball is the way it is because high scoring games generate more views and engagement with the fans. That means tickets and ad revenue and network sales. The zone defense was too effective and slowed games down, required players to be too highly skilled to score. IMHO it's about the money genera...
by dogbite
Fri Dec 23, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 772
Views: 155702

Re: Keeping up with Trump

As pointed out earlier, 30 some-odd employees of Donald Trump were criminally charged because of their participation with Russia meddling and related activities. Trump pardoned a number of them. Accepting a pardon is an admission of guilt. Some of Trumps employees have admitted to working with Russi...
by dogbite
Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?
Replies: 43
Views: 1370

Re: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?

Alas, I meant it more as you generic and plural. I can see how it could be interpreted as at you singlularly. I apologize for writing sloppily. I've been to a number of heiaus in hawaii. Who knows how many have been swallowed by the sea and lava? Knocked down by earthquakes. We only see what remains.
by dogbite
Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 772
Views: 155702

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Standing matters. You have to be a harmed party. That people filed lawsuits they knew would be thrown out because they couldn't find voters who were actually harmed shows it was grandstanding.

If the claims and evidence were true, there would have been harmed voters to represent.
by dogbite
Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?
Replies: 43
Views: 1370

Re: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?

alas wrote:
Wed Dec 21, 2022 1:01 pm

It is strange that it is at the temple, isn’t it.
It is to be expected because you've been psychologically primed that's where it is easiest to happen. You've been set up to interpret anything that happens there, good or bad, in that light.
by dogbite
Mon Dec 19, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Spent a few hours with family
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Spent a few hours with family

I'm supportive of my trans and non binary kids. I still misgender them now and then after years of trying. It's hard to overcome the prior years of language in my head. My career was in writing and i have a minor in German where nouns are all gendered in various ways.i have a lot of programming in m...
by dogbite
Mon Dec 19, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 772
Views: 155702

Re: Keeping up with Trump

I don't think I saw flaws like you seem to think I did. My observation was watching the news report the thief. Then after the election never mentioned again. this happens all the time that the news drops a story. It might be because of time and editorial constraints it might be because nothing's hap...
by dogbite
Mon Dec 19, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?
Replies: 43
Views: 1370

Re: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?

I accept none, nontheist, atheist.
by dogbite
Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?
Replies: 30
Views: 977

Re: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?

Monthly miracle testifier
by dogbite
Mon Dec 19, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 772
Views: 155702

Re: Keeping up with Trump

There was no insurrection. No one has proved otherwise. There are some assumptions in that claim that I think are flawed. Insurrection is not clearly delineated by specific features or actions in US law. It uses more generalized terms. To say no one has proved otherwise is to assume there are speci...
by dogbite
Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 772
Views: 155702

Re: Keeping up with Trump

They'll have to skirt restrictions against bill of attainder which is generally not permitted under US law.
by dogbite
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: My mom
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: My mom

There is a scene in On a Sunbeam. That's a genderqueer sci-fi comic about a space construction crew. You can read the whole thing on-line for free or buy it at most bookstores. https://www.onasunbeam.com/ In roughly the middle of Chapter 13, they're leaving a job that went bad and this scene crystal...
by dogbite
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 21
Views: 1340

Re: Church supports marriage equality

It's about protecting church tax exemption even if they disallow gay marriage on their property or officiation.
by dogbite
Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Romance
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Romance

Re: the long difficult hikes sharing difficulty can be very romantic, at least in building connection. If you want to hike fast, hike alone. If you want to hike far, hike in groups. The psychology of that holds and if you show concern for the others condition and cooperate, it matters on those tough...
by dogbite
Sun Oct 30, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What to Say to Son
Replies: 26
Views: 1303

Re: What to Say to Son

Let your son direct how deep to go.

Start with that you just don't believe anymore and that's OK. If he wants to know more, let him direct on what topics and when. Let him know you'll talk about it as much or as little as he wants.
by dogbite
Wed Oct 26, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Reconsidering participation in ministering
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: Reconsidering participation in ministering

No matter what you called it, I hated both sides of home teaching/ministering
by dogbite
Sat Oct 22, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Fish out of water
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: Fish out of water

That was always my experience. The church members really aren't my tribe.