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by Corsair
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: John Larsen on leaving the church but not leaving it alone
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: John Larsen on leaving the church but not leaving it alone

Anyway, I enjoyed the podcast. I've been turning so many of these thoughts in my head recently it was nice to hear them talked about. I’ve been mentally out for years and am still in the closet with my in-laws, so maybe I’ll hit the hot and angry phase again in the future. However, I really think i...
by Corsair
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Stake conference on Easter
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Stake conference on Easter

Mormons are pretty clumsy around the optics of Easter. Stake conference is a large gathering of believers on Easter where they will not be taking the sacrament. We can possibly let the most important Christian holiday interfere with stake conference, after all.
by Corsair
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Miracles - Why are they bugging me.
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Miracles - Why are they bugging me.

- Friend cured of incurable condition because of a blessing and faithful missionary service - Family member finding uncanny connections between blessings and life events - Patriarchal blessing promise 30 years overdue now happening after a "trial of faith" against all odds - A Visionary-ish experie...
by Corsair
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Silence (Netflix)
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: The Silence (Netflix)

Thanks for the recommendation. That sounds surprisingly like "A Quiet Place" with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski which is an apocalyptic thriller with a family trying to survive against blind, but super hearing aliens. They also have a deaf daughter. I did enjoy the film, but the engineer in me kept...
by Corsair
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I just read Nelson's conference talk.
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: I just read Nelson's conference talk.

Yes, that conference talk was a tough one. I wonder if Nelson has a personal belief in when the Second Coming is expected to happen. "Time is running out" would tend to support that, but I'll bet he still would not expect it to happen within his life. But that still leaves the rest of us in mixed-fa...
by Corsair
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Non-scientific research - you can participate too!
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Non-scientific research - you can participate too!

Did Pres. Nelson's quote of D&C 132 count as a quote from Jesus? He says it came from Jesus but approximately 1 billion Christians would probably disagree. :o :roll: The rest of the Christian world would simply think that Nelson was quoting Joseph Smith, not Jesus. This further solidifies the insul...
by Corsair
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Is This The Inspiration For Moksha's Username?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Is This The Inspiration For Moksha's Username?

Have you achieved "moksha" in a way that you would recognize?
by Corsair
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter is Coming in April
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: Winter is Coming in April

I'm very excited for this final season. But, like Mad Jax noted, I have no idea when the next book will be out. As far as the books go, Jon Snow is still dead. It has taken so long for this next book and I am not sure how the books will be received with the full series on DVD and streaming.
by Corsair
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Message from Mormon.Org
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: Message from Mormon.Org

The LDS church literally owns the domain name "victoryforsatan.org". I can only imagine the hilarity of some IT guy telling his supervisor that they should purchase that domain right after Nelson made it famous in October 2018. I think a random dude bought that domain and the church Is blocking the...
by Corsair
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Message from Mormon.Org
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: Message from Mormon.Org

I got a most interesting email message today from Mormon.Org. Wut?!?!? Why haven't they changed this to victoryforSatan.org??? victoryforsatan.org Click on this link and see what happens. I promise this is not some sketchy redirect to some malware laden porn site (although those are available upon ...
by Corsair
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)
Replies: 27
Views: 990

Re: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)

The Laurel's class had a lesson on dealing with faith and testimony questions on Sunday. The material they presented was just as sterile and short on specifics as you might imagine. Hopefully(?) the Young Men will get the directive to have a similar lesson and that will be high comedy for me since I...
by Corsair
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Non-scientific research - you can participate too!
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Non-scientific research - you can participate too!

It's really weird that general authorities seem to take pride in quoting modern prophets. This does not impress or inspire anyone who is not already a believing Mormon. But I can take inspiration from any person who deeply dives into quotes from Jesus even if I disagree with their quote mining or th...
by Corsair
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Alternate Family Night Lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Alternate Family Night Lessons

This is a great story and deserves to be widely known. The problem is that Family Home Evening has now been subtly replaced by material in the "Come Follow Me" manual. It's not that FHE was removed. It was casually supplanted by families already taking up an evening doing "Come Follow Me". Families ...
by Corsair
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: If Only Cartoons Were This Awesome When I Was A Kid
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: If Only Cartoons Were This Awesome When I Was A Kid

This would have blown my mind if I saw this on Saturday morning cartoons.
by Corsair
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A few Questions for TBM Friends and Families
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: A few Questions for TBM Friends and Families

Who was right about who God is, Brigham Young or James Talmage? I'm going to select "None of the Above" on that particular controversy. The Intercessory Prayer of Jesus in John chapter 17 seems to indicate that "this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, wh...
by Corsair
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Manti Temple Rumor
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Manti Temple Rumor

The rumor I remember hearing about the Manti Temple was that Moroni dedicated the land for the Manti Temple on his journey from South America to the Hill Cumorah in the early 400's. And that's why the Manti temple architecture is kinda Native-American. One of my missionary companions told me that t...
by Corsair
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU Drama Dept Rumor
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: BYU Drama Dept Rumor

When I saw "BYU Drama Dept Rumor" I figured it was just some new drama at BYU like the Honor Code Office had revoked ecclesiastic endorsements for playing "Pokemon Go" while wearing leggings on a Sunday or something equally silly. I think the real challenge of putting on "The Book of Mormon" Broadwa...
by Corsair
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Honor Code Stories
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Honor Code Stories

I have a daughter who was thinking of transferring to BYU as a junior. She has two full years of community college out of the way. The HCO problems really bother her and I'm looking forward to an uncomfortable conversation she might have with her mother as Daughter explains why she is reticent to at...
by Corsair
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RMN is an extortionist
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: RMN is an extortionist

That was an amazing article. I can imagine most believers taking some offense from this message. I expect that a common claim will be that President Nelson was misunderstood or that some people are simply not understanding the reality and truth of the LDS Plan of Salvation. Opposition should be expe...
by Corsair
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Prophets, Seers and NOMerators
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Prophets, Seers and NOMerators

It was amusing to see the believers be disappointed that nothing "big" was announced. There were some fairly faithful rumors that variable length missions would become available. Instead it was a fairly prosaic conference along with a few distinctly hurtful talks. I was relieved that my wife largely...