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by Corsair
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: Will I fall off the planet?
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Will I fall off the planet?

I feel that is why I am reconnecting here once again as a place to vent and bounce off ideas from everyone when needed. I increasingly believe that the most important function of NOM is helping people learn to live happily with the believers in their life. Your post is amusing, but would likely fal...
by Corsair
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Who has seen the new Magic Rock™ video?
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: Who has seen the new Magic Rock™ video?

This will certainly satisfy many or most believers. The angular art style seems designed more to obscure just how nutty the whole process looks. In addition, Joseph Smith allegedly used the seer stone to find lost things. But seriously, did it ever work? Also, does the seer stone work now if Russell...
by Corsair
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What if? New HBO Show on Mormonism's Beginnings
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: What if? New HBO Show on Mormonism's Beginnings

Sounds fantastic. It would be the talk of the town. Imagine all of the sex and deceit. It would be like a frontier Dallas or Dynasty. Who would you like to see cast as the characters? Emilia Clarke as Emma or Fanny? Part of my fascination for this project would be the inevitable interviews with act...
by Corsair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Went to Church
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Went to Church

Went to church after some months absence. Just so you know nothing has changed. Still boring as hell. Priesthood was still a debate of fictional characters treated as actual people. Suppose you accidentally attended a "Lord of the Rings" discussion group going over the finer points of Ar-Pharazon's...
by Corsair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What if? New HBO Show on Mormonism's Beginnings
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: What if? New HBO Show on Mormonism's Beginnings

HBO just released a movie tying up "Deadwood". A series like the original seasons of Deadwood would be great. It could be named "Nauvoo" and contain lots of flashbacks to this list of wacky events showing how they affected the sociality of Nauvoo. And the story is full of drama, murder, sex, coverup...
by Corsair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Saints 2: No Unhallowed Hand
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Saints 2: No Unhallowed Hand

I am curious to see what they say about MM. They can't just ignore it. I don't see how you can talk about it without mentioning the attempted scapegoating that still continues today. While saints in the outer settlements were struggling with these balances, church members in Salt Lake City continue...
by Corsair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Monumental stupidity to faith promoting story
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Monumental stupidity to faith promoting story

But to my dad, it's a wonderful faith promoting story about how they struggled though adversity to find two missing names and to get their temple work. When he tells the story, it varies between just some minor interlude with some slight inconveniences to them taking on the devil himself to do the ...
by Corsair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Happiness in Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: Happiness in Sacrament Meeting

There is a real irony in the changes that the LDS church has made in the past year. It is objectively more comfortable to skip church third hour, neglect home teaching, and not worry about the civil marriage penalty. More adjustments will likely be made and it is continually amusing to see believers...
by Corsair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Missionary Parents
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Missionary Parents

It really bothered me that my sister was getting her spiritual kicks off of my niece's missionary pain. Putting your kids through hell and then using their hell to build up your faith in the institution that you are putting your kids through hell for is messed up. This is probably not going to help...
by Corsair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Maybe it’d be nice if everyone posted a very short intro who they are
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Maybe it’d be nice if everyone posted a very short intro who they are

Is there a list of John Dillan's (? sorry - forget his last name) reasons they left the church? We're glad to have you here. John Dehlin released the Top 5 Myths and Truths About Why Committed Mormons Leave the Church . Biggest surprise in the past 12 years... Every non-member asked why I left. Not...
by Corsair
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?
Replies: 33
Views: 593

Re: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?

Both of these men stand a good chance of running the show at some point in their lives. I hope they can learn to be more empathetic and loving. What they say can have a profound effect on some member's lives. Whether or not they are loving, I am also amused that they are so unpersuasive to anyone n...
by Corsair
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Apologetic Decepticons
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Apologetic Decepticons

The gospel according to Bender involves Blackjack and hookers. He seemed very unapologetic about that doctrine.
by Corsair
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Great Rib Debate
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: The Great Rib Debate

For those of you briefed on cloning methods, what are your opinions in this Great Rib Debate? I'm on the metaphorical side, but I think that the debate says more about religious positions in the modern day rather than actual anatomy used in the Genesis Creation story. The more interesting question ...
by Corsair
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?
Replies: 57
Views: 1721

Re: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?

I will agree that the Church cannot change from the bottom up. The Brethren are far too insulated, surrounded by toadies, and used to getting their way with members. Correct. The only thing we can actually change is ourselves and how we deal with high demand social groups. The best long term attitu...
by Corsair
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Exmo-Reddit, sometimes I just can’t handle it
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Exmo-Reddit, sometimes I just can’t handle it

But I am really tired of the the pictures of some booze bottle, the nasty tattoos, the weed, the same stupid meme repeated 4 times, and the McKenna Denson and NNN drama. reddit /r/exmormon is like binge watching a really trashy comedy-drama on Netflix. It still might be entertaining, but you know i...
by Corsair
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: “Not all who wander are lost”
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: “Not all who wander are lost”

Hagoth wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:33 am
And if you have your earbuds on in church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHC7P400C6w
Here's another contribution for when you are wearing earbuds in sacrament meeting: High in Church
by Corsair
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Wheat, wheat, wheat, still giving me the occasional nightmares
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Wheat, wheat, wheat, still giving me the occasional nightmares

That is a crazy story. I have been in more than a few stakes that would have found this story to be true inspiration. It would have been a faith promoting story of following the prophet and getting your year supply in place. I live in an area with small, one or two acre farms. They all gladly accept...
by Corsair
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My son’s the last formal holdout
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: My son’s the last formal holdout

Though he and his GF well...... they have a full relationship. He doesn’t give a hoot about the Church anymore either. At a certain point we all largely stop worrying about what the institutional church thinks. The only problem is that your son will have the occasional ministering inquiry from some...
by Corsair
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Artful Dodger of Mormon Apologetics
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: The Artful Dodger of Mormon Apologetics

I continue to be surprised that the Dan Peterson episodes of Mormon Stories are still online. Dr. Peterson does do a decent job of explaining his beliefs, but John Dehlin certainly sounds like he is not pushing back as hard as he could. I certainly was not convinced by Peterson's explanations.
by Corsair
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I think I want to be cremated...
Replies: 27
Views: 491

Re: I think I want to be cremated...

I have told my wife and children that I want a viking funeral pyre, preferably on a boat headed out to the open ocean. They know I'm more than half serious, but I would have the huge regret that I really won't be around to see it. Barring that, I would prefer to be composted. I certainly don't want ...