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by Corsair
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Evangelical blog article on LDS temple in Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Evangelical blog article on LDS temple in Haiti

I am imagining what a devout believer would think about the this article. The blessings of the temple are supposed to be so overwhelmingly wonderful that people would sacrifice just about anything to be there. The reasons against this temple by this Evangelical do not value "eternal families" in the...
by Corsair
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Shared The Myth of the Unrighteous Parent with DW
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Shared The Myth of the Unrighteous Parent with DW

I have endless empathy for you, Linked. This is a really tough issue in a mixed faith marriage. We could compare emotional scars, but I think yours are more serious than mine. The LDS church is tragically inept in dealing with these relationship because two centuries of poor dealings with ex-members...
by Corsair
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Any suggestions for good marital therapists?
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Any suggestions for good marital therapists?

Does anyone have any suggestions for handling this or know of any good counselors who help people in our boat? You should check out the Mormon Mental Health Association. This is not some official LDS group. These are all licensed clinical therapists who understand the Mormon world and the challenge...
by Corsair
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New AP headline: Mormon church warning: Beware of those fancy coffee drinks
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: New AP headline: Mormon church warning: Beware of those fancy coffee drinks

First, they came for tea and I said nothing Then they came for coffee and I was silent Then they came for mocha and I did not speak Then expresso ice cream and I said what the heck. -- Rabbi Penguinstock, Congregation Beth Nom At some point do they also come for the -ccino suffixed drinks? It would...
by Corsair
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Emma - Victim or Co-Conspirator?
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: Emma - Victim or Co-Conspirator?

It's really suspicious because the institutional LDS church has this love-hate relationship with Emma. She just drops out of the picture after Joseph's death. Her children and her second marriage are never mentioned despite her obvious position as the first President of the Relief Society. "Mormon E...
by Corsair
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Silver fox is coming!
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Silver fox is coming!

Looks like the Silver fox is joining us for stake conference next weekend. Guess I will have to try and attend that one to see what all the excitement is about listening to a former airline pilot and corporate executive board member who still can't heal people. Let us know if anything actually prof...
by Corsair
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New AP headline: Mormon church warning: Beware of those fancy coffee drinks
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: New AP headline: Mormon church warning: Beware of those fancy coffee drinks

As coffee shops have become common in the United States, more young church members feel comfortable going to places like Starbucks and drinking iced coffee, said Patrick Mason, a church member and religious scholar who is the Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University. F...
by Corsair
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally joined after lurking 6 years
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Finally joined after lurking 6 years

Has anyone else tried "rocking the boat" and if so how did that go? I have been subtly (and not so subtly) rocking the boat for years. A few of the better highlights include a Thanksgiving some time ago. As food was being served I said it was "delicious to the taste and very desirable." This prompt...
by Corsair
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Zadok Sighting
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Zadok Sighting

I would formally register my sincere envy at such a meeting. Congratulations!
by Corsair
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Protecting Children and Youth Training from the LDS Church
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: New Protecting Children and Youth Training from the LDS Church

Nit-picking here: the title itself doesn't sit right with me- it comes off as saying this is training to protect the leaders, not training to protect the youth... You may have stumbled onto the unintentional and actual purpose of this training. I am truly not trying to be cynical about this effort ...
by Corsair
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Protecting Children and Youth Training from the LDS Church
Replies: 13
Views: 329

New Protecting Children and Youth Training from the LDS Church

Church Launches Protection Training for Leaders of Children and Youth Protecting Children and Youth I met Sam Young at Sunstone. He was supportive of the Youth Protection Training of the BSA. Now the LDS church has launched their own training and I can see it softening the PR effect of Sam's march ...
by Corsair
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Stock Market, economy, and recession?
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Stock Market, economy, and recession?

Stockpile 50 lb. sacks of wheat in the guest room. This comes with an added bonus of giving you moral superiority over your neighbors, and most members since you are following the counsel of dead prophets. This is supposed to be funny, but I know far too many people who have this achievement as a m...
by Corsair
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Green tea is officially bad for you, against WoW
Replies: 30
Views: 756

Re: Green tea is officially bad for you, against WoW

I think this will actually create some cognitive dissonance for a lot of millenials and younger members. I think this will actually create some cognitive dissonance for a lot of potential investigators in Asia, Africa, and a lot of other places the LDS church would actually like to expand. Like nea...
by Corsair
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Snow: Race essay was intentionally ambiguous
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: Elder Snow: Race essay was intentionally ambiguous

That said the first chapter they released was pretty glowing towards Brigham and I can't see that changing, so it's going to be a really interesting one that I don't know if I can bring myself to read this time around! :lol: We will see how the book possibly remains glowing about Brigham once John ...
by Corsair
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bumper Stickers
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Bumper Stickers

I have this on my truck:

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Unbelievers tend to recognize it and it has led to some very pleasant conversations. When a believer asks about it I can honestly say it's just an old science joke.
by Corsair
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Sea Legs
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Sea Legs

I have been somewhat interested in Ostler's book also for the reasons Graey elegantly explained. It's a good message, but until we hear it in general conference, it will just be this nice set of optional suggestions that local leaders will largely ignore. It sounds like Brother Ostler has comprehend...
by Corsair
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is this the Church’s version of The Body Issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Is this the Church’s version of The Body Issue?

This issue of the Ensign stands in amusing contrast with the practical standards that are usually inflicted on youth and adults. The disussion over in the Modesty Requirements for Youth Conference is exactly the problem with the usual implementation. The entire idea of "porn shoulders" is getting ou...
by Corsair
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Cal Grondahl's standard works
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Cal Grondahl's standard works

https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/standard.net/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/4c/24c00eea-b933-5c34-9e6e-43f1270cca1d/5b52ee71abf8e.image.jpg?resize=400%2C338 Just change the red outfits to temple white, and suddenly this what the Celestial Kingdom is supposed to look like. Mormons ...
by Corsair
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mass disclosure
Replies: 51
Views: 1008

Re: Mass disclosure

Salvereeno, may I carefully ask which temple this will be at? I might be able to show up appropriately dressed as a source of moral support.
by Corsair
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Unusual article for KSL
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Unusual article for KSL

Coach Kim had some very practical advice, but she is not any kind of leader in the LDS church so her advice can be discounted if it actually causes people to authentically change beliefs.