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by Corsair
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New GRAMA Request to BYUPD
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: New GRAMA Request to BYUPD

Help me understand this news story: BYU will appeal judge’s ruling that its police department should be subject to Utah’s open-records laws It looks like BYU really does not want to comply with GRAMA and this could be a delay at the very least. It also makes me wonder what other crazy things are bei...
by Corsair
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Responsibility
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Responsibility

This is an awful situation. I can hear the harried apologetic response like they were suddenly caught off guard by this unfortunate death. "Correlation does not imply causation! Maybe it was the altitude! The church is perfect but the members are not! He was clinically depressed and it's so sad that...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Church Lessons
Topic: Giving Prayers in Gospel Doctrine Class
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Giving Prayers in Gospel Doctrine Class

This is brilliant. Its is just enough Mormon-speak wrapped in KJV English so that many congregants will be confused by it, but not necessarily accuse you of apostasy. On the other hand, you will not get asked to pray in church again soon. Few people will be able to express why since that prayer has ...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOM or hypocrite?
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: NOM or hypocrite?

You're good. Who's keeping track anyway? Santa. This is more than just a humorous response. You should seriously consider that judgement of that person who is putting out Christmas presents late at night on Christmas Eve. Does that person approve of the principles you are striving to uphold? Does t...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Who was the last prophet and apostle that was plyg?
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Who was the last prophet and apostle that was plyg?

Heber J! He must have been fun prophet! Having sex with three women at the same time! Dirty, dirty, dirty! What a swinger! He probably would have been fun guy! Been the Libertine for modern time! Grant was cracking down on that kind of arrangement during this tenure. He excommunicated apostle Richa...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Infinity War
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: Infinity War

I just saw Antman and the Wasp. It is a lot of fun and far more comedic than Black Panther or Infinity War. It takes place before Infinity War and I highly recommend it for Marvel fans. But you have to stay through the very end of the credits to see a tiny bit more of how Infinity War affected other...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM Wins on Appeal Before Utah Records Committee!
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: RFM Wins on Appeal Before Utah Records Committee!

How is the ruling that the tapes are not subject to GRAMA a win? Consiglieri and any other interested party should be able to acquire full, unredacted versions of the interviews. We do not know what we will find out. https://i2.wp.com/gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Bill-Hader-Eating-Popcor...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Suit and Russell M. Nelson
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: The Suit and Russell M. Nelson

Reuben wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:25 pm
It calls itself Mantle. Without a human symbiote, it doesn't have a heart.
This explains a lot about the modern LDS church. We can all think of policy moves that reflect an empty suit. At some point in the past, this Mantle became stronger than the guy wearing the suit.
by Corsair
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I Just Don't...Care
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: I Just Don't...Care

My story is probably familiar. It's not that I do or don't believe, is that I just don't care anymore. I don't care about Joseph Smith's first vision. I don't care about the Book of Mormon, or whether it's true or not. I don't care about my testimony, or anybody else's for that matter. I I have to ...
by Corsair
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it just me or are Returned missionaries much more intense?
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: Is it just me or are Returned missionaries much more intense?

My son recently returned from his mission. I've been a little worried about him because he seems to be so desperate to keep up the mission level of churchiness. That's a tough situation. I imagine that this is a situation where real life will have to consistently demonstrate why this is not a susta...
by Corsair
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Soul-Crushing Sins of Omission
Replies: 25
Views: 662

Re: Soul-Crushing Sins of Omission

There is real tragedy in Kimball's teachings of "Sins of Omission." The introspective work of transforming your own life and mindset into becoming more like Christ has no checklists. Sins of Omission piles on so many more line items with naught but guilt to make them stick. You are never done with t...
by Corsair
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Another casualty of war
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Another casualty of war

2bizE wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:46 am
Feels like Game of Thrones in modern times.
That sounds fun! I hope this means bloodshed played out among the LDS nobility along with some non-consensual immorality.
by Corsair
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is a non lds mom to think of the break up BSA and the Church?
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: What is a non lds mom to think of the break up BSA and the Church?

We have a couple of non-LDS young men in my ward scout troop. They will inevitably be going elsewhere. A couple of young men may try to finish up their Eagle, but the enthusiasm for scouting has left my stake like a car tire with a slow leak. No one really wants to replace the scouting tire with a b...
by Corsair
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: You signed up for this
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: You signed up for this

This doctrinal idea is only a step away from a famous "Far Side" cartoon

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by Corsair
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A Theory of Revelations (Stark [1999])
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: A Theory of Revelations (Stark [1999])

And thus we see the road map to a land opposite of objective, Aristotelian truth. This examination of revelation sounds like magical thinking on the part of blind squirrels that nevertheless managed to find a few nuts. I am deeply skeptical for revelation that is objectively meaningful for anyone be...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Reason For the Book of Mormon
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Reason For the Book of Mormon

Here is a list of denominations in the Latter Day Saint movement. I counted 88 not including the original organization that Joseph Smith founded. Each of the these groups has some reverence for the Book of Mormon. Perhaps the Book of Mormon is trying to save Christianity by simply making additional ...
by Corsair
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Church’s Disinvestment in Members
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Church’s Disinvestment in Members

The revolutionary fire of doctrine and innovation of the early church has gone out. Apologists and critics disagree about doctrines plural marriage, translation, and exaltation. But they all largely agree that these doctrinal transformations built a cohesive, strong church that allowed them to estab...
by Corsair
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Did anyone else get this wacky survey from the church/ward?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Did anyone else get this wacky survey from the church/ward?

Then at the end it asks you if you are willing to help save a puppy. I'm not making this up. If you enter your email address, 50 cents will be donated to to saving a puppy. And if that doesn't do it for you, it will also make you eligible to win $100. That puppy would not get saved if were taking t...
by Corsair
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Things that make you go huh?
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: Things that make you go huh?

Who is the woman looking adoringly up at the lecherous old man? That is what turns my stomach most in this picture. I am pretty certain the woman is Jean B. Bingham, General Relief Society President. https://www.lds.org/bc/content/ldsorg/church/news/2017/04/01/580-new-relief-society-primary-general...