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by Corsair
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: FairMormon's "Most of"
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: FairMormon's "Most of"

It's funny to listen to FairMormon on several levels. First, I can only imagine the agony of trying to remove "Mormon" from their name. I'm sure that the rebranding will be like watching Dan Peterson and Kerry Muhlestein run a three legged race. It's additionally amusing to see how apologists say th...
by Corsair
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The exmo selfie train!
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: The exmo selfie train!

It's an amazing phenomena watching the selfie brigade when it shows up. It just kind of "starts" without warning and suddenly a whole new batch of pictures comes up. I have two thoughts about the season of selfies. First is that we are probably seeing the ones who are enjoying the "blessings" of apo...
by Corsair
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Hello Again

We are glad you showed up. It's always good to see a familiar face.
by Corsair
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Salt Lake as Luxor
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Salt Lake as Luxor

Don't give the institutional church any ideas. A full theme park for Mormonism does not sound completely out of character for the LDS church. The Potemkin Village of Nauvoo is crazy enough without getting a more elaborate homage to LDS authority and personality.
by Corsair
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Faith Crisis Contagion
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Faith Crisis Contagion

How old is he? My parents are in their early 70’s and I don’t think they could mentally survive a faith crisis. At this point they need Mormonism until they die. My father is in this position and my mother passed away two years ago. Working in the temple is his social support system where he has so...
by Corsair
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: History Question
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: History Question

Probably the closest thing to what you're seeking would be the disfellowshipping and excommunication of two apostles when plural marriage was revoked. Can't immediately remember their names but this should get you started if you feel inclined to research it. John W. Taylor and Matthias Cowley are w...
by Corsair
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bad movie night is the best night
Replies: 26
Views: 434

Re: Bad movie night is the best night

I added Mazes and Monsters, which looks amazing. The most amazing thing about it might be that I've never heard of it, because it's right up our alley... I watched Mazes and Monsters when I was in high school and I was deeply annoyed that this movie is far more about mental illness than actually fi...
by Corsair
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: If you need a good laugh today!
Replies: 22
Views: 546

Re: If you need a good laugh today!

Question: did they used to have some sort of “urim and thummin” (sp) contraption on the table at this site? And did they recently replace it with a hat (w/o Russ’ permission :twisted:) Also, honest question, is there a rock in the hat? I truly do not know uf anything is in that hat. I'm guessing th...
by Corsair
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bad movie night is the best night
Replies: 26
Views: 434

Re: Bad movie night is the best night

wtfluff wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:41 am
I can't believe Strange Brew has not been mentioned yet in a bad movie thread.
I watched Strange Brew as part of my cultural education before I went on my mission to Canada.
by Corsair
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Patriarch talk
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: Patriarch talk

Wait, you can download relatives' blessings? How do you do that? Patriarchal Blessing Request It takes a few weeks, but I retrieved the blessings of a couple of ancestors, including my mother after she passed. I have not tried to download the blessing of any person who was not a relative, but there...
by Corsair
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church’s truth claims can be tested
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Church’s truth claims can be tested

I see priesthood blessings of healing as another test of LDS faith and doctrine. The church would not want to statistically test the efficacy of priesthood blessings because they simply don't work that way.
by Corsair
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Guns in Heaven!
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Guns in Heaven!

I'm noticing a lack of discussion about what those "liberals" in the Terrestrial kingdom will be doing on this issue. I imagine they will protest the Celestial gun owners with signs like "Arms Are Made For Priesthood Blessings" and "Make New Worlds, Not New Wars". They will also insist on some kind ...
by Corsair
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Nelson visit
Replies: 24
Views: 972

Re: Nelson visit

I had the privilege to be in attendance. Here's my report. I am one of the possibly more privileged who simply went to their local ward building instead of going to Mormon-palooza and see the prophet in person. My dear wife went and she also did not get home until 9:30, but did not avail herself of...
by Corsair
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel

I am truly looking forward to this movie. It has a lot of possibility since the actors have visibly aged in the past 30 years. An honest reflection on maturity and Rock and Roll could still have plenty of comedy for them.
by Corsair
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Apocalypse vitamins and the return of FARMS
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Apocalypse vitamins and the return of FARMS

I listened to the first half of Elder Holland's Maxwell Institute talk on my commute today. For those who have heard it, did you also get the message that Holland is suggesting that Pres. Nelson's "eat your vitamins" comment is an apocalyptic warning? It's queued up, but I have too many other podca...
by Corsair
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Nelson visit
Replies: 24
Views: 972

Re: Nelson visit

Sigh. This is giving me fits right now, can't sleep. Sunday is our day with DS and DDIL, it was supposed to be a birthday thing, but now its been usurped by the Nelson fireside. I offer my deepest sympathy, Slavereeno. The Flying Spaghetti Monster smiled upon me and none of my children actually wan...
by Corsair
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The gospel for dummies
Replies: 20
Views: 603

Re: The gospel for dummies

Some Sunday after Sacrament meeting, in the not too distant future, your Bishop is going to wander out to his car to get some papers he had forgot to bring in. He will look up and see that half the cars in the parking lot have formed a tightly knit circle. Car trunks are open, pleasant (a mixture o...
by Corsair
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Initiatories changes
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Initiatories changes

Changes post 1990 are well documented and known. However the transition from a literal bathing and full bodied anointing in a large bath to what it was pre 1990 changes isn’t as well known. I’m intrigued, does anyone know when it changed to a hose in a tiled small partitioned room with devotees mov...
by Corsair
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New temple PowerPoint...change or pre-emptive damage control over temple film director
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: New temple PowerPoint...change or pre-emptive damage control over temple film director

This whole situation is so annoying because virtually no temple recommend holding Mormon knows the name, "Sterling Van Wagenen". Many know that Michael Ballam was playing Satan in the 1990 movie, but he was probably the most high profile actor since Gordon Jump played Peter in one of the 1970 movies...
by Corsair
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Snow Day
Replies: 16
Views: 355

Re: Snow Day

Red Ryder wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:27 am
What is snow?
I had that "Snow" when I lived in Canada for two years, but I so rarely encounter it now.