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by Corsair
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Film Review: Captain Marvel
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Film Review: Captain Marvel

moksha wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:35 pm
I identified with the cat, or at least sometimes I feel like that.
I think you're just waiting for a Marvel movie that features a flightless bird.
by Corsair
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The effects of Africa, Asia and South America
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: The effects of Africa, Asia and South America

Africa, Asia, and S. America cannot make it without the tithing from North America. At some point the church will need to dip into its $32 billion reserves. I think the church is trying to cope with this in a few ways. A few months ago I asked my friends in the bishopric what would be the topic of ...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New youth program being defined
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: New youth program being defined

"Children and youth will largely be tasked with choosing their own goals instead of following an already-set list of requirements." That "already-set list of requirements" was the Scouting program. I have been in a Young Men presidency for years and there is no indication that this will be some rev...
by Corsair
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Sunstone Attendance?
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Sunstone Attendance?

I will be at the 2019 Sunstone all week. I will doing a presentation on Thursday about the operations, history, and future of the Mesa Easter Pageant. It should actually be a fairly believer friendly presentation all things considered. My speaker bio implies that I am an active member. But we can me...
by Corsair
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: .
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Trying to get a feel for this forum

Anyhow, my thought experiments will not care what you currently believe. They will only use your mind to come to a logical conclusion based on a certain assumption. It doesn't matter that you believe in that assumption. It only matters that you follow the experiment mentally to its conclusion, and ...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Paradox or Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Paradox or Problem

She suggested that modern marriages are expected to be more than they used to, and require spouses to be many things for each other that they didn't used to. In the past it was enough for a marriage to enable economic stability and produce children, but today we want our spouse to also be our best ...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Back from SLC
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Back from SLC

Shocked to see a full color panel on the seer stone at the history museum. Then saddened to hear my niece eagerly explain to me that she learned in seminary that Joseph was given the seer stone to use for translation only to have it taken from him every time he wanted to use it for gain. But it cle...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Radio Free Mormon at Sunstone
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Radio Free Mormon at Sunstone

Oh boy. See you there! I believe I heard a rumor that Corsair will also be presenting. That is true. I am doing a presentation on the Mesa Easter Pageant which should be enough information to entirely dox me. I really can't answer to "Corsair" at a conference like this, especially since my wife may...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nephite Interpreters
Replies: 45
Views: 902

Re: Nephite Interpreters

So here is where I'm curious. How does Bushman discount these descriptions? Is there evidence the descriptions were altered? Do we think they were all lying? Is this a simple of case of JS saying something, Martin buying into it, and everyone else just quoting what they heard from those two? In tha...
by Corsair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The effects of Africa, Asia and South America
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: The effects of Africa, Asia and South America

Le Sigh... Why is it that all discussions of mormonism seem to devolve to underwear? :? Unfortunately, we all know that if you sit your average LDS sacrament meeting, you can be assured that the vast majority of adults are wearing matching underwear. If you somehow publicize not wearing the "author...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Escape Rooms
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Escape Rooms

I put this under support. Was looking at escape rooms (never been), but thought this business had something unique. A LDS Escape Room. If it were only that simple. :lol: :lol: :lol: https://getoutgames.com/lds-escape-room/ The irony is screaming out just below the surface. But orthodox believers ar...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Where to start....TRANSLATION
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Where to start....TRANSLATION

Yes, I was also really bothered by this LDS Living article. This feels entirely like an attempts to add a definition to "translation" that exonerates every problem in LDS scriptures where a material claim has been made. Anachronisms are no longer valid problems because Joseph Smith "translated" this...
by Corsair
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The effects of Africa, Asia and South America
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: The effects of Africa, Asia and South America

Are those new members wealthy enough to increase the church’s wealth? That’s the only increase that matters. I really try to not be cynical about these things, but I unfortunately have to agree for this generation. The November 2015 policy followed by that revocation in April 2019 is the outward si...
by Corsair
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS church in the news
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: LDS church in the news

Can't we have a "lessons learned" trek? I guess this is what happens when the church cannot admit a mistake ... history repeats itself until the lesson is learned ;) "Lessons Learned" would be a great direction for future lessons within the institutional church. There are plenty of instances where ...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Heal Me
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Heal Me

I still get asked to give priesthood blessings of healing complete with the anointing step. I decided that I will simply let the recipient run their ongoing experiment in cognitive bias and I hope that someone gathers enough data.
by Corsair
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM--Was the 1835 First Vision Account Suppressed?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: RFM--Was the 1835 First Vision Account Suppressed?

I had to do a lot of digging in the Joseph Smith Papers Project, among other sources, but eventually think I may have managed to contribute something to the discussion. The rabbit hole of LDS history continues to be bottomless. It's crazy to think that this is remarkably good evidence that a lot ha...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS church in the news
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: LDS church in the news

I just don't get why they keep doing this. There MUST be someone near the top of the hierarchy making money off of these completely stupid re-enactments. I will keep a reference to the Pioneer Trek heatstroke story because my stake is doing a Pioneer Trek next summer. I'm in a YM Presidency so I wi...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church announces cost increase for Latter-day Saint missions beginning in 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Church announces cost increase for Latter-day Saint missions beginning in 2020

I mentioned this to wife a few days ago as simply a neutral news item. She still returned with the familiar look that she was deeply suspicious of my apostate motives in mentioning this. Luckily, I am unlikely to ever have any of my children go on a mission, much to my dear, faithful wife's disappoi...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: “God given” talents?
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: “God given” talents?

That so-called "Illustration" pictured the Buddha twice and left off Mohammed and Joseph Smith! Well... Images of Mohamed can cause problems, but Joe? I have REALLY crappy editing skills, but what the heck... Your edited picture is a metaphor for the larger problem of dealing with the LDS church in...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Utah in 3019
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Utah in 3019

Elder Dillan Dallin Oaks III will be President of the United State Of Oaks. The 312 First Ladies, whose names are unknown for privacy reasons will be the Mothers of 96% of the population. Elder DDO3 will wage war against the former United States of America trying to push society back onto the Coven...