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by Corsair
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Saturday Sabbath
Replies: 19
Views: 1508

Re: Saturday Sabbath

In the first century of Christianity the followers of Jesus considered themselves to be a subset of the Jews much like the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, and Zealots. As a result, the first generation of Christians attended a synagogue on the Sabbath Saturday, then met with Christians for the Euchar...
by Corsair
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you watching right now?
Replies: 38
Views: 5836

Re: What are you watching right now?

Here is something for future viewing, the return of Babylon 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6PaqzKjHzU This is an an intriguing future series that I will likely binge watch when it comes out. I loved the original series back in the early 90s. The special effects are quite dated, but still not b...
by Corsair
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Where was John the beloved buried? Or was he not buried?
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Where was John the beloved buried? Or was he not buried?

Another bit of a thread-jack... Do folks who are believers in the "restoration-ist" movement put much credence in "where" some "famous prophet" like John the beloved might be buried? I understand Catholics with their sainthood-type-stuff "caring" about such things, but MORmONs? That's an interestin...
by Corsair
Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Life without Ketchup?
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Life without Ketchup?

I'm not sure which kind of Faustian bargain you made with giving up random condiments in exchange for Sundays off and underpants from Target. However, does this new philosophy allow Green Ketchup?
by Corsair
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Seven Months Down. 53 To Go.
Replies: 26
Views: 1755

Re: Seven Months Down. 53 To Go.

I've been putting this off. The last episode detailing the ordeals of being a non-believing bishop was in early September. Our bishopric hit the 6 month mark in mid October, and here we are now in December. So I guess I've really got 7 1/2 months down. That's so much easier! /s græy, Thank you for ...
by Corsair
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NFL Team in Utah?
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: NFL Team in Utah?

I thought Utah County was already NFL champions. National Fundamental League Other teams include: Tennessee Tithe Payers San Diego Sexual Repressed. The Arizona Cardinal Sins The San Francisco don’t 69’ers The Pittsburg Hospital Stealers If this possibly comes about will the "Utah Danites" be an ap...
by Corsair
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving nomies
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Happy Thanksgiving nomies

Canada has its Thanksgiving Day in October. I assume they want to have it before winter hibernation. This was one of the tiny, tiny perks of being an American in Canada on my mission. We always got Canadian Thanksgiving and then inevitably some kind ward member would provide us with another dinner ...
by Corsair
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon Bishop Accuses LDS Church Of Atrocities
Replies: 20
Views: 2240

Re: Mormon Bishop Accuses LDS Church Of Atrocities

That's an amazing story, Stealth. It's a painful balance of zealots trying to start and angry mob on one side and leaders on the other side that just wish the whole thing would disappear. But it has you caught right in the middle. We are glad that the incident did die down and you remain happy and h...
by Corsair
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New garment survey
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: New garment survey

I took about 20 screen shots - I just need to get them up somewhere later... I stupidly used wix for ldsdiscussions.com so I am maxed on pages so I would have to delete something to add them. I'll add them later though - if you showed these to people out of the church this survey would scream cult....
by Corsair
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Kanpai!
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Kanpai!

Let me know when this special experience gets a proper write up in the next issued the "Friend" magazine.
by Corsair
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Modular construction - temples
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

Re: Modular construction - temples

When you started with "Modular Construction", I immediately thought that the next temple might be a double-wide mobile home. While the subsequent thought was that this was absurd, now I'm imagining a couple of big rigs backing in the left and right half of the Montana temple onto the concrete pad in...
by Corsair
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Assumptions
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: The Assumptions

Red Ryder wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:34 pm
Corsair wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:20 pm
…and must find the answer to the Riddle of Steel.
I’m sure that one Angel with a flaming sword can answer your silly riddle.
Or James Earl Jones will provide the answer. The answer to the Riddle of Steel shows up in any history where men wield power over another.
by Corsair
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Assumptions
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: The Assumptions

Assumptions: - "Self" is more than just a body with a brain. The self persists in some form before birth and/or after death. - There is an entity that controls the universe. "God" - God regularly asserts his control over the universe. - God has an interest in what humans are doing. For mormons God ...
by Corsair
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: “The Book of Mormon is not a book of history. The Book of Mormon is a book about the future.”
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: “The Book of Mormon is not a book of history. The Book of Mormon is a book about the future.”

Will this new pronouncement from Russell Nelson allow FAIR to relax on the Book of Mormon historicity section of their apologetics? I imagine that Neal Rappleye and the further defenders of BoM historicity will simply use this idea as their ultimate "Get out of Logical Fallacy Jail Free" card. Wheth...
by Corsair
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Ancient origins of the temple ceremony?
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Re: Ancient origins of the temple ceremony?

The ancient origins of the LDS temple ceremony are rarely more than parallel-omania. We can find ancient ceremonies that appear to have elements of the modern ceremony, but there are multiple problems with this idea. First, the parallels are almost never with Solomon's temple ceremonies in 900 BC or...
by Corsair
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: An Abrahamic test
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: An Abrahamic test

How about this for an Abrahamic test: Place all of your most beloved beliefs on the altar. Surrender your trust in authority long enough to thoroughly study and test those beliefs that you hold dear. If you do it sincerely, and if it is true, God will send an angel to tell you when you have done en...
by Corsair
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Not historical?
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

Re: Not historical?

Neither historicity nor testimony of the Book of Mormon is a required belief in the temple recommend interview. This is one area of belief where wiggle room can be discussed. If you can provide the correct answers to the temple recommend questions and keep you mouth shut on any other issues then con...
by Corsair
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Debate night: RFM vs Midnight Mormoms
Replies: 47
Views: 7399

Re: Debate night: RFM vs Midnight Mormoms

This should be broadcast on pay-per-view. I'm a big fan of RFM and I would be optimistic for him, but a debate format is a rather different beast than we usually see. Anything could happen and it's entirely possible for both audiences to be slightly disappointed while both RFM and Midnight Mormons d...
by Corsair
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: John Larsen and the handcart horror story
Replies: 12
Views: 2658

Re: John Larsen and the handcart horror story

I have listened to probably all of the Mormon Expression episodes and I thought I had heard all of the horror stories. The terrible conditions of the handcart companies were new to me.
by Corsair
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?
Replies: 11
Views: 2154

Re: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?

The bishop's handbook does not have any special instructions in case someone is convicted of murder, for example. But I suspect that this is not out of any neglect. Felony convictions are already known to condemn a person. I do not know if someone sent to prison for a murder gets an automatic excomm...