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by Corsair
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Gospel is Spreading.
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: The Gospel is Spreading.

I think the reference is to this quote in the April General Conference: This is the commencement of the fulfillment of the great and marvelous work Nephi foresaw among both the Gentiles and the house of Israel. Nephi saw our time when the Saints of God would be upon all the face of the earth, but t...
by Corsair
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Crying Game--New RFM Podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: The Crying Game--New RFM Podcast

This should be fun. Thanks Consiglieri!
by Corsair
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy I'm Sick!
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Happy I'm Sick!

It's a rare Mormon that will publicly state how sad they would be if they had to have a shorter church. And it's far too easy to hear an active Mormon be relieved at getting to have church end early or have a "valid" reason to skip church.
by Corsair
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Giving Machines = reverse ATM
Replies: 23
Views: 505

Re: Giving Machines = reverse ATM

I live in Gilbert, AZ and our stake excitedly announced that the Giving Machine was now operational in town . I have to agree with others that a full accounting from these donations is just not going to come up. Part of the pitch is that some of these donations will go to some good local charities: ...
by Corsair
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Wish me luck today :)
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Wish me luck today :)

We wish you all the best. This is a step that I really would like to introduce to my wife at some point.
by Corsair
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: from Reddit: Both Pills
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: from Reddit: Both Pills

Hagoth wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:05 am
wtfluff wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:46 pm
odorless, flavorless and colorless. To protect the young-un's you know?
That would be the two-hour block.
I think that would be closer to a half hour of singing one hymn, taking the sacrament, then going home.
by Corsair
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Return of the Book of Abraham
Replies: 25
Views: 795

Re: The Return of the Book of Abraham

But many of the BoA apologetics are weakened even further when you add the Book of Joseph (Ta-shert Min papyrus) to the mix. There is no missing scroll argument here, for one thing. The Joseph scroll reinforces many of the problems with the Abraham scroll: it has been translated and says nothing ab...
by Corsair
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Famous Potato Bowl and BYU
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Famous Potato Bowl and BYU

The Famous Potato Bowl of Boise will have the Western Michigan Broncos of the Mid American Conference facing off against the Brigham Young Cougars representing the Church of Jesus Christ (The Saints ). BYU has recorded a moral victory in every game played since the Brigham Young Academy first squar...
by Corsair
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Shower thought: Are Mormons accostomed to day old baked goods?
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Shower thought: Are Mormons accostomed to day old baked goods?

2bizE wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:56 pm
This is where a good Jewish bakery comes in handy.
"But bishop, of course I had to purchase these delicious donuts on Sunday morning before church. You can't expect my favorite Jewish baker to work on the Sabbath!"
by Corsair
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: from Reddit: COSMOMORMON
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: from Reddit: COSMOMORMON

It's a parody that is uncomfortably close to being truthful.
by Corsair
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Return of the Book of Abraham
Replies: 25
Views: 795

The Return of the Book of Abraham

The December 2018 issue of the "Ensign" trots out a dead horse that just insists on being beaten yet again: The Book of Abraham, Revelation, and You This article is written by an archaeologist who is as applauded by the LDS apologist community as much as he is derided by the archaeologist community,...
by Corsair
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Did Joseph ALWAYS obey God's commands?
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Did Joseph ALWAYS obey God's commands?

Joseph Smith was quite consistent on obeying commandments when it was convenient to do so. This can be easily noted by the contrast of this statement in the Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo essay: Although the Lord commanded the adoption—and later the cessation—of plural marriage in the latter...
by Corsair
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Christmas devotional
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Christmas devotional

FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:24 pm
Just seems so odd to me these days that they would willingly parade a dying child to illustrate that there is no priesthood control over her fate.
The Death March continues!
by Corsair
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Anti-Mormon Literature
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Anti-Mormon Literature

This is an ironic part of Elder Nelson's insistence on the nam of the church. Technically he is "anti-Mormon". This feels like a calculated distraction so that the institutiomal church can reestablish the accepted narratives allowed in the church.
by Corsair
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: "There is No Integrity Left in the Church"
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: "There is No Integrity Left in the Church"

I know that Bill promised to not record the meeting. I would likely have been the bad guy and made sure that a recording happened through some nefarious means.
by Corsair
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Weak anachronistic arguments
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Weak anachronistic arguments

It's easy to forget the best rhetorical responses to LDS claims. The goal of a faith transition is to spend more time with subjects that are actually useful, not more cheerleading for or against a high demand religion. Keep to a Socratic method and just keep asking questions getting the other guy to...
by Corsair
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Save My Soul, brother TBM
Replies: 21
Views: 481

Re: Save My Soul, brother TBM

How angry do you have to be to not put in paragraph breaks? Let's leave that aside for more substantive criticisms. First, In virtually all of history, if two people are declared married, the burden of proof is on them if anyone wants to claim that sex was not involved. Second, Zina D. H. Young was ...
by Corsair
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book of Mormon puzzle
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Book of Mormon puzzle

I'm almost finished with the David Bokovoy interview on Mormon Stories. The faith transition of a scholarly apologist is quite a sight to behold. His challenges with the Book of Mormon start firmly in the camp of Deutero-Isaiah and bypass the anachronism issues of horses, steel, and chariots. Seeing...
by Corsair
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Leah Remini and Mormonism
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Leah Remini and Mormonism

I fear that Graey is correct. If Leah Remini does a new series on Mormons, it will only serve to make LDS believers stop watching reruns of "King of Queens". Many apostates will briefly enjoy the scrutiny on the institutional church. But the church will wisely ignore it or provide a bland press rele...
by Corsair
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: If you could go back...
Replies: 19
Views: 419

Re: If you could go back...

No, I could not go back. I'm not that person any longer and the orthodox doctrine non longer fits very well. I attended church and temple out of solemn duty believing that if I was bored or unfulfilled then it was my fault and my own spiritual maturity would eventually take care of that. It turns ou...