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by Corsair
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ricky Gervis is LDS???
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Ricky Gervis is LDS???

I just finished listening to RFM's podcast "Christians v. Pharisees" with Peter Bleakley. It was very good. But listening to Peter's English accent, all I could see in my mind was RFM interviewing Ricky Gervis. Pete has the same voice, cadence, and somewhat snarking attitude at Ricky. I loved it! T...
by Corsair
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: God! I love this coffee shop.
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: God! I love this coffee shop.

SaidNobody wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:31 am
I am buying all day. why would you leave when you get your free refill? That's the time you get hooked.
Will you be serving coffee on some randomly chose day like Wednesday, January 20? There may be some events going on that day.
by Corsair
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: God! I love this coffee shop.
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: God! I love this coffee shop.

Washington D.C. is not a state because the founders did not want the national capital beholden to any one state. I'm inclined to still agree with them, but I don't think my opinion is going to matter in the upcoming congress. I'm still scratching my head about how VP-elect Kamala Harris was sworn in...
by Corsair
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Feasting on the word of God
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Feasting on the word of God

My family got one of the new manuals also. As expected, the commentary in section 132 gives only the thinnest description of what was going on with plural marriage. Here is everything the church wants you to know about plural marriage straight from the manual: Plural marriage is acceptable to God on...
by Corsair
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: TSCC parking lot nearly empty but dumpster overflowing
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: TSCC parking lot nearly empty but dumpster overflowing

Maybe the dumpster also contains church manuals that had embarrassing passages from Brigham Young, Ezra Taft Benson, and Mark E. Peterson in them and were somehow still printed in the current year.
by Corsair
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: You know you have turned a corner when...
Replies: 13
Views: 660

Re: You know you have turned a corner when...

A few weeks ago my family went to Idaho for the sealing of my niece and her new husband. My wife made a point to remind me to bring garments in case we get invited into the temple. She treated this as simply one additional thing to make sure we packed without being passive aggressive. it was on the ...
by Corsair
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM and Peter Bleakley
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: RFM and Peter Bleakley

This was a gratifying podcast. It was comforting to hear from someone who saw the problems without just heading for the exit. I have complete sympathy for people that do walk out the door. I'm still someone who is on the inside while arousing less suspicion than Brother Bleakley. I am enjoying the u...
by Corsair
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The current Cyberattack
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: The current Cyberattack

It almost feels right now like the Russians are in charge, and the cyber attack is kind of sealing the deal. I hope that somebody somewhere can get a handle on things soon. The good news is that the United States does have similar cyber attack groups. The bad news is also that the United States doe...
by Corsair
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The current Cyberattack
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: The current Cyberattack

This is as good of a place as any for this post. I won't pretend that I understand how the politics is working with this appointment. It would be presumed that this could be overturned barely a month from now. I work with a team that manages SolarWinds and I also use SolarWinds to monitor some encry...
by Corsair
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: SHE'S BAAAACK!
Replies: 10
Views: 1535

Re: SHE'S BAAAACK!

I saw your login name show up on the new registrations and could hardly believe that you had returned. Welcome back.
by Corsair
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Expect No Good Apologies
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: Expect No Good Apologies

The hope for some kind of apology and emotional closure is an emotional scar that probably last the longest in a faith transition. The belief system and institution that caused the problem truly does not believe that you are owed anything for your change of spiritual loyalty. There will be no dramat...
by Corsair
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Has your definition of right and wrong changed?
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Has your definition of right and wrong changed?

A few issues I’m still working through: Assisted suicide Abortion Genome therapies Legalized drugs Legalized sex work My best "shoot from the hip" answer to these items would come down to decriminalization, counselling, and legal restrictions based on the real world effects of engaging in these act...
by Corsair
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a NHM explainer handy by chance?
Replies: 21
Views: 956

Re: Does anyone have a NHM explainer handy by chance?

Joseph Smith Didn't Understand How Language Works and it Shows: Prt. 3 Nahom There are more, but this is a fairly recent summary of one of the problems encountered by a non-LDS linguist looking over the explanations for NHM. In short, there are 5 different ways to pronounce the "H" in NHM if you ar...
by Corsair
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New to the website
Replies: 22
Views: 941

Re: New to the website

I Heard that you consider yourself to be part of a ward together. Can you tell me more about that? Do you ever meet by zoom? It would be really fun to have a testimony meeting with you all, so we could get to know each other. The idea of us being a "ward" is a bit overstated. It's mostly that the L...
by Corsair
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Finally, a prophetic message that will fix everything!
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: Finally, a prophetic message that will fix everything!

That "insider" claimed that Rusty is finally gonna promote/endorse face coverings. Promoting face coverings is on the leaderboard of "most disappointing things a prophet could say." This is not out of mask skepticism. It's out of rolling my eyes about how this would have been a lot more impactful 8...
by Corsair
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mask wearing at Temple recommend question
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Mask wearing at Temple recommend question

Maybe sew the temple garment marks into the mask. That could convince the skeptics that having double temple protection would help.
by Corsair
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: This I Believe
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: This I Believe

That's a pretty good list. Is there anything that you definitively don't believe. I'm not trying to mock you. Your beliefs are really broad and I was only curious if you maintain some opposition to any specific beliefs.
by Corsair
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are Bible stories Fables?
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Are Bible stories Fables?

Bible stories are fables whether or not they actually happened. This is much like the hagiography of the founders of the United States. I'm a huge fan of America and being an American. 90% of my family was here during the revolution. However, I am fully aware of the mistakes and errors of the founde...
by Corsair
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What if?
Replies: 26
Views: 1587

Re: What if?

Let me offer one contrary, yet boring option where the members kind of shrug and just go with it. Losing the doctrine of insular exclusivity would probably be a net negative where many of their liberal supporters drop from activity, but cultural inertia might simply keep the bulk of believers in the...
by Corsair
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Great Apostasy didn't happen
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: The Great Apostasy didn't happen

Really? So, right after he died, all the truths he laid down and the work he did...it got corrupted and destroyed almost immediately? He might as well have never come, then. Right, it's only the LDS church that makes any claims to a Great Apostasy. A number of early Protestants mention apostasy of ...