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by Corsair
Mon May 10, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Apologetic Movie: Witnesses
Replies: 47
Views: 1083

Re: New Apologetic Movie: Witnesses

Let me recommend Mormon Stories 1388: RECREATING THE BOOK OF MORMON PLATES WITH TRENT TOLD . One of the most unusual parts of this interview is that it's only 20 minutes long so this may be the shortest interview that John Dehlin ever conducted. Trent Told is no scholar. He owns a company that does ...
by Corsair
Mon May 10, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Lords Battalion
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: The Lords Battalion

I was trying to figure out if this was a real event or another piece of your well-written fiction. The word "garments" in the second sentence clearly indicated the allegorical nature of this story. I do not know what to tell a youth leader who wants to truly engage the youth. A seven day fast from s...
by Corsair
Sat May 08, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The fall of Communism/Mormonism
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: The fall of Communism/Mormonism

With 130 billion in the bank they can survive for a ling time The mathematics of the situation is even crazier. Suppose that the LDS church had 8 billion members as if it was virtually universal. If it still had "only" a measly 130 billion dollars then it would be on verge of utter financial ruin. ...
by Corsair
Fri May 07, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Apologetic Movie: Witnesses
Replies: 47
Views: 1083

Re: New Apologetic Movie: Witnesses

I suspect that this interest in the Three Witnesses has been fomenting in LDS apologetic circles for some time. They are convinced by the strength of this testimony and are assuming that this will be convincing to others also. Dan Peterson at the Lethbridge YSA Stake FHE: The Witnesses What Do the W...
by Corsair
Thu May 06, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Apologetic Movie: Witnesses
Replies: 47
Views: 1083

New Apologetic Movie: Witnesses

The Interpreter Foundation has a new entry into mainstream movie apologetics: Witnesses . For nearly 200 years, skeptics and critics have attempted to explain away what David Whitmer, Oliver Cowdery and Martin Harris claimed—that they had seen angels and hefted golden metal plates containing ancient...
by Corsair
Wed May 05, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Garments and Temple recommend interview
Replies: 27
Views: 1024

Re: Garments and Temple recommend interview

LDS requirements on garment wearing depend heavily on social pressure and less on explicit instructions. Mormons want to keep garments both secret and sacred so that they don't get called out on their use. The trick is frame the question with some biting rhetoric that the average TBM would not want ...
by Corsair
Wed May 05, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I know the guy who saved Mark Hoffman's life.
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: I know the guy who saved Mark Hoffman's life.

beetbox wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 11:38 am
Does he know somebody posted a meme calling him Petroleum Dynamite?
I should get that put on a T-shirt.
by Corsair
Wed May 05, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Update from the village
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Update from the village

That Hey all. It has been a while. I pop in here every once in a while to see the latest, but I spend most of my time on FB, TicTok, Reddit, and Marco Polo. That's a fascinating update, MalcomVillager. Good luck as you move forward and orient your family in a brand new philosophy and way of life. Ut...
by Corsair
Wed May 05, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mormons and Romney
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Mormons and Romney

I know some heavily conservative people in Arizona who are no longer fans of Romney. They were all in during the 2012 election, but these ultra-TBM temple recommend holders have lost faith in Romney. These are people who have expressed mild skepticism of Russell Nelson and Dallin Oaks with their vac...
by Corsair
Sat May 01, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Kwaku, FAIRMomon, and terminating Dehlin
Replies: 88
Views: 6927

Re: Kwaku, FAIRMomon, and terminating Dehlin

Or if Dehlin took a clip from Basic Instinct and pasted Kwaku’s face over that of Sharon Stone? Can’t wait for the eventual Mormon celebrity boxing match. Co-main event with Tonya Harding and Tori Spelling! Maybe he could get Kwaku to cross and uncross his legs for the camera to match that shot.
by Corsair
Sat May 01, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I may have just seen a heavenly visitor??
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: I may have just seen a heavenly visitor??

Hold on. You clearly forgot to test his status by shaking hands with him. I'm sure that an elderly man clad in only temple garments and his birthday suit would happily want to shake your hand walking down the hallway.
by Corsair
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Forced Turning Point
Replies: 145
Views: 7597

Re: Forced Turning Point

First Sunday was... surreal. When I was asked to share my "testimony" I spoke about our ward family, about service, and quoted the two great commandments in Matthew 22 and serve neighbor serve God in Matthew 25. I did not mentioned RMN, I did not mention prophets, I did not mention priesthood. I fe...
by Corsair
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Keys To Sexuality
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Keys To Sexuality

I just saw that too. Looks like it is discussed is in the A Parents Guide manual . The relevent quote below. The intimate relationship between husband and wife realizes its greatest value when it is based on loving kindness and tenderness between the marriage partners. This fact, supported by valid...
by Corsair
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Did Natasha Helfer-Parker get Exed?
Replies: 82
Views: 3424

Re: Did Netasha Helfer-Parker get Exed?

I met Natasha at Sunstone and she diplomatically keeps her beliefs to herself. But she is and "active" Mormon even if the "believing" part is not publicly defined. Part of her professional ethics as a counselor would require that she not put her beliefs on patients and keeping her testimony details ...
by Corsair
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Truthiness
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Truthiness

Read a new word (for me) today. It's in the dictionary, and Wikipedia. Apparently Steve Colbert made it up in 2005. And it describes LDS epistemology quite well. I believe I will be using it more in the future. Truthiness is as good of a word as any for most of LDS theology. Because epistemology, e...
by Corsair
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Forced Turning Point
Replies: 145
Views: 7597

Re: Forced Turning Point

I have no intention of resuming tithing payments. I may rethink fast offerings once I get a better handle on where that money is used and how much need is in the ward. If HQ catches wind and wants to release me, I'm A-OK with that. As with the rest of your NOM ward, I also sustain you as bishop. Yo...
by Corsair
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A So-Called Beloved Daughter
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: A So-Called Beloved Daughter

I think I have reached a point where I’ll participate in church when I feel comfortable to do so and will no longer pretend to be someone I am not. We are happy that you found us. Your boundary setting is an excellent path forward. Figuring out how to orient your life going forward is both exhilara...
by Corsair
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Just when I think I've heard it all !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Just when I think I've heard it all !!!

Don't take it too hard Mackman. Someday it will all disintegrate in plain sight and the truth will ultimately prevail. I fear that one of the illusions we maintain is that the church will actually disintegrate in plain sight and the truth will prevail. TBMs will continue to work and serve and sacri...
by Corsair
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Forced Turning Point
Replies: 145
Views: 7597

Re: Forced Turning Point

Title and Foreshadowing: What. The. Actual. F***? I know you probably don't want congratulations or anything like that. Let us know how this is going to proceed for you and your family. Whether or not you accept a call to be a bishop, this strongly indicates that LDS leadership is either desperate ...
by Corsair
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Forced Turning Point
Replies: 145
Views: 7597

Re: Forced Turning Point

My dear Graey, let me offer a sliver of hope in your concern. My brother-in-law is a good friend and has told me a few relatively unknown details about the process of choosing bishops. Names of bishop candidates are submitted to the office of the First Presidency for a background check. This does ap...