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by Corsair
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Russell's Long Journey out of Mormonism
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Russell's Long Journey out of Mormonism

I really wonder how much this assertion of the proper and full name of the church was weighed against inevitable consequences. You would think that Russell and company had at least 28 years to think about it. For example, all of the FLDS plural marriage groups can simply own the name "Mormon" going ...
by Corsair
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Email from Mom
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Email from Mom

That's as well stated as it probably could have been. But I have to commend you for the particularly strong end to your message: I hope whatever you do continues to make you happy. We like having you in our lives too. DS has a soccer game scheduled for tomorrow at 11am if you are available and want ...
by Corsair
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Hate Some Members Cling to...
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: The Hate Some Members Cling to...

I have to give them credit for the honesty of their convictions. I will keep some popcorn in my year supply for if and when some liberal rises up the ranks of the apostles.
by Corsair
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Ninety Day Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: The Ninety Day Challenge

Folks keep asking "Why would the Leader of the Church challenge us to read the Book of Mormon in 90 days?" Here's the the answer: Because he knows they won't . That's a an idea that is so crazy it just might be right. Virtually no one will question each other on their reading status. Most ward memb...
by Corsair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Latest realization
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Latest realization

In the past two years I have actually been trying to study something other than Mormonism. Because 99% of the world simply does not care about it. I started with a long read through the history of Rome and then a history of other, older civilizations. I went through a history of Christianity I added...
by Corsair
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I Am Jane Manning
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: I Am Jane Manning

achilles wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Emma is pretty pissed about her "sister wives" when Jospeh dies. She kicks them out of the house immediately.
Interesting. Maybe this will be the movie I truly need to see with my wife
by Corsair
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ex-Mormon Discrimination
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Ex-Mormon Discrimination

The only Ex-Mormon discrimination in my life comes from how I assiduously make sure that as few people as possibly know where I attend church on Sunday.
by Corsair
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: MormonStories #998-999 - Dusty Johns
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: MormonStories #998-999 - Dusty Johns

If Dusty and Tate get excommunicated, what is the church saying? It's saying, "We are not kidding about the November 2015 policy." The kindest thing we can say to people affected by it is to find a new faith community. My daughter and daughter-in-law are not the couple that would try this out in th...
by Corsair
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I Am Jane Manning
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: I Am Jane Manning

I have not seen it, but I expect to do so probably after it comes out on video. My somewhat unfair concern over this movie is that my most believing family and friends will watch it and think, "Wow! I'm so glad that we don't discriminate against anyone any longer!" Then they will studiously avoid an...
by Corsair
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Hamula?
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: Elder Hamula?

I hate your reply so much. Because it is exactly what happened and how they view old "sins". Yuck. But you nailed it. I hate it also. I have very low expectations of divine justice even as I really try to live a Christian life in the face of profound cosmic uncertainty amid silent heavens. We can't...
by Corsair
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Food for thinking...
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Food for thinking...

It is a shame that cloning was not at a more advanced state. Another Elder Bednar and a whole slew of Elder Rasbands to help bolster him would really be something. Be careful with that cloning technology. That will release some Lovecraftian horrors. The idea behind "Every member a missionary" would...
by Corsair
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Funny Google Search
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Funny Google Search

I've had a few family members accuse me of following the horrifying promptings of Satan. I suppose I'm relieved to have this rumor confirmed.
by Corsair
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Hamula?
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: Elder Hamula?

I would have assumed that Hamula would have had the 2nd anointing. Wondering why they would ex him and not Joseph Bishop? Elder Hamula was too public and honest within his own family and within his leadership hierarchy. In contrast, Joseph Bishop kept his indiscretion quiet well past the statute of...
by Corsair
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Missionary Program?
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: New Missionary Program?

I think this is an extension of that program where certain kids with history of therapy or counseling will serve a trial mission first. I think it's a good thing. I have two different family friends with children doing this right now. It's a "good" thing in the sense that it's nice that the LDS chu...
by Corsair
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Terrible, thanks for asking: episode 33
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Terrible, thanks for asking: episode 33

Thanks for the link. I will go make my day more emotionally painful by listening to it.
by Corsair
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Missionary Program?
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: New Missionary Program?

The dilemma of the institutional church is growing more stark. From my point of view I see modern missionary service as a "survival of the fittest" in this religious framework. Gaining the coveted title of "Returned Missionary" is an important step within the LDS hierarchy. An RM can expect improved...
by Corsair
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What if everyone started changing their name?
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: What if everyone started changing their name?

Is it a "major victory" to Formula 1 if we continue to use the term "NASCAR"?
by Corsair
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is RMN senile?
Replies: 13
Views: 660

Re: Is RMN senile?

The contrast between Nelson versus the appearences of Monson is stark. The last appearances of Benson and Kimball were even more painful to watch. Benson and Monson moved slowly and their delivery was painful to watch. Nelson may be 94 but he and HInckley were in remarkably good shape for men so clo...
by Corsair
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Hierarchy and the Amazing Shrinking Gospel
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: Hierarchy and the Amazing Shrinking Gospel

Is a rigid hierarchical religion antithetical to a rich expanding theology? Can you ever see this trend reversing within Mormonism? If intentional, is this a wise strategy for the church? Well stated. In my reckoning, the answer to the first question is "Yes, usually. The second question gets a pre...
by Corsair
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Hey, is the name Mormon up for grabs now?
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Hey, is the name Mormon up for grabs now?

I just couldn't resist..... Thank you for not resisting that hilarious temptation. So what happens if some clever fundamentalist group whole-heartedly adopts the nomenclature "Mormon"? Warren Jeffs' misogynistic successor happily tells his polygamous followers, "We are all Mormon now, just like our...