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by Corsair
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Did Netasha Helfer-Parker get Exed?
Replies: 73
Views: 1756

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: 52

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: 123
Views: 4496

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: 718

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: 431

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: 123
Views: 4496

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: 123
Views: 4496

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...
by Corsair
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: General Konference Predictions
Replies: 52
Views: 2250

Re: General Konference Predictions

My serious guess is that the messages will be getting back to temple participation and missionary work and church attendance "real soon now". We should be spiritually prepared for returning to normal activity with some changes to the process. My father is a temple worker and has mentioned a couple o...
by Corsair
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: FAIRMormon changes their name
Replies: 26
Views: 1014

Re: FAIRMormon changes their name

They also removed the Kwaku TITS videos too... which is odd because I remember them saying how great they were for youth outreach. It's a testament to the innocence and single-minded devotion to the LDS version of modesty that their name managed to get pushed so heavily while not comprehending this...
by Corsair
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Still waiting on God
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: Still waiting on God

The determining factor isn't the adherence to the "proper" form of worship as much as it is the intent and quality of the heart. If a person loves God, treats his neighbor as he would be treated and has faith in Christ's atonement, I don't think God is going to fuss about the details. This is why I...
by Corsair
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Beware of Murder Among the Mormons!
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Beware of Murder Among the Mormons!

You mean Corsair! He’s the ultimate indifferent Mormon we all shall become. :lol: I appreciate the title, but I was not aware that I might be in danger of being a role model. Has anyone been successful at making these types of compromises before and if so how did you do it? While I have had some su...
by Corsair
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 641
Views: 146856

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

My father has had both shots at this point. It's been a non-issue for him.
by Corsair
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Archaic Mormons
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Archaic Mormons

Hagoth wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:30 pm
2bizE wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:58 pm
...including at least one gay person who pointed out the rainbow to the other 7 people?
That would have been Ham.
How did his wife, Egyptus, feel about their arrangement? Maybe it was not as confusing as having a Greek name in a world where everyone spoke Adamic.
by Corsair
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Moment of Transition
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: The Moment of Transition

wtfluff wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:16 pm
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(I shall smile very largely if anyone gets the reference. :ugeek: )
I assume this has everything to do with the Priests of the Temple of Syrinx. Either I have made you smile very largely or I have gone in an entirely inexplicable direction.
by Corsair
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "Well, I pulled it off the church website"
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: "Well, I pulled it off the church website"

Linked wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:14 pm
She was a bit peeved that I would say anything, but her response was golden, "Well, I pulled it off the church website."
Be warned that this excuse will not save you if you quote from the Gospel Topic Essays or use phrases like "several months before her 15th birthday".
by Corsair
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bad movie night: Twisted Pair
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Bad movie night: Twisted Pair

I have never seen this movie and now have firm plans against such as event in the future. Exactly what convinced you to watch this film in the first place?
by Corsair
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Rainbow " Y "
Replies: 45
Views: 1651

Re: The Rainbow " Y "

The major news stories: LGBT students and allies light the ‘Y’ in rainbow colors LGBTQ students at BYU light up the ‘Y’ in rainbow colors Meanwhile, the official BYU Twitter account summoned its inner lawyer by stating: BYU did not authorize the lighting of the Y tonight. They can't help themselves ...
by Corsair
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Post COVID Church scramble
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: Post COVID Church scramble

Overall I think that attendance will allow lots of people to simply not attend and this will be reflected in church attendance all over the world. It will slowly approach pre-COVID levels but it will take a non-pandemic emergency to reach or surpass 2019 attendance. My ward just announced that the s...
by Corsair
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What has changed since 1850.
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Re: What has changed since 1850.

LSOF wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:47 pm
I know Adam had a brief stint as God.
Right. I met a fan of that brief stint at Sunstone
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by Corsair
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What about Neanderthals and Ancients?
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: What about Neanderthals and Ancients?

The folks who have already been endowed will of course be the ones performing those ordinances. The big work is actually ahead of us rather than what Mormons are performing presently. I obviously am skeptical of the need for vicarious temple ordinances, but it does lead to an amusing conclusion. Te...