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by Corsair
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: My reactions "In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and..."
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: My reactions "In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and..."

Thank you for your comments. I actually read this book a couple of years ago and found it less helpful than I hoped because my marriage had already found some stability. It also was mentioned in the book that more intense religionists like Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses were more difficult to deal ...
by Corsair
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm no prophet but . . . An anecdote for hope
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: I'm no prophet but . . . An anecdote for hope

This sounds like my life. I have only one child with any reliable testimony of the LDS church. All four of them love each other and treat each other well. The church is spoken about rarely, but kindly. I am pretty sure that my wife realizes what kind of weapons grade apostasy I could unleash on our ...
by Corsair
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church seeks MTC case to be dismissed
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: Church seeks MTC case to be dismissed

But setting aside questions of guilt or innocence, the Church's behavior towards Ms. Dennison has been atrocious. They aren’t arguing it didn't happen - they are arguing it happened long enough ago we shouldn’t worry about it. This after paying lawyers to dig up dirt on Ms. Dennison and handing it ...
by Corsair
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Not Mormon related, but needing to talk about something awful
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Not Mormon related, but needing to talk about something awful

This is really painful and I feel for you and your family. It's times like this when I understand how believers will be "sending thoughts and prayers" because I am absolutely out of any good ideas to assist in an objective way.
by Corsair
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The subtleness of Satan?
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: The subtleness of Satan?

Trafficking in iniquity sounds enjoyable. I don't think I have ever enjoyed this kind of "get out of my dreams and get into my car" experience.
by Corsair
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: This culture is pretty brutal
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: This culture is pretty brutal

Part of the ongoing burden of this early release is how this young man is absolutely immersed in this culture and is largely unable to see out. I expect that he will experience the existential tension of wondering if he can put "LDS Mission" on his resume when he applies for college and jobs. I fear...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I Worry
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: I Worry

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...and now we leave the realm of strictly human instances of this meme.
by Corsair
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New GRAMA Request to BYUPD
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: New GRAMA Request to BYUPD

Help me understand this news story: BYU will appeal judge’s ruling that its police department should be subject to Utah’s open-records laws It looks like BYU really does not want to comply with GRAMA and this could be a delay at the very least. It also makes me wonder what other crazy things are bei...
by Corsair
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Responsibility
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Responsibility

This is an awful situation. I can hear the harried apologetic response like they were suddenly caught off guard by this unfortunate death. "Correlation does not imply causation! Maybe it was the altitude! The church is perfect but the members are not! He was clinically depressed and it's so sad that...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Church Lessons
Topic: Giving Prayers in Gospel Doctrine Class
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Giving Prayers in Gospel Doctrine Class

This is brilliant. Its is just enough Mormon-speak wrapped in KJV English so that many congregants will be confused by it, but not necessarily accuse you of apostasy. On the other hand, you will not get asked to pray in church again soon. Few people will be able to express why since that prayer has ...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOM or hypocrite?
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: NOM or hypocrite?

You're good. Who's keeping track anyway? Santa. This is more than just a humorous response. You should seriously consider that judgement of that person who is putting out Christmas presents late at night on Christmas Eve. Does that person approve of the principles you are striving to uphold? Does t...
by Corsair
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Who was the last prophet and apostle that was plyg?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Who was the last prophet and apostle that was plyg?

Heber J! He must have been fun prophet! Having sex with three women at the same time! Dirty, dirty, dirty! What a swinger! He probably would have been fun guy! Been the Libertine for modern time! Grant was cracking down on that kind of arrangement during this tenure. He excommunicated apostle Richa...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Infinity War
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Infinity War

I just saw Antman and the Wasp. It is a lot of fun and far more comedic than Black Panther or Infinity War. It takes place before Infinity War and I highly recommend it for Marvel fans. But you have to stay through the very end of the credits to see a tiny bit more of how Infinity War affected other...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM Wins on Appeal Before Utah Records Committee!
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: RFM Wins on Appeal Before Utah Records Committee!

How is the ruling that the tapes are not subject to GRAMA a win? Consiglieri and any other interested party should be able to acquire full, unredacted versions of the interviews. We do not know what we will find out. https://i2.wp.com/gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Bill-Hader-Eating-Popcor...
by Corsair
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Suit and Russell M. Nelson
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: The Suit and Russell M. Nelson

Reuben wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:25 pm
It calls itself Mantle. Without a human symbiote, it doesn't have a heart.
This explains a lot about the modern LDS church. We can all think of policy moves that reflect an empty suit. At some point in the past, this Mantle became stronger than the guy wearing the suit.
by Corsair
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I Just Don't...Care
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: I Just Don't...Care

My story is probably familiar. It's not that I do or don't believe, is that I just don't care anymore. I don't care about Joseph Smith's first vision. I don't care about the Book of Mormon, or whether it's true or not. I don't care about my testimony, or anybody else's for that matter. I I have to ...
by Corsair
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it just me or are Returned missionaries much more intense?
Replies: 20
Views: 802

Re: Is it just me or are Returned missionaries much more intense?

My son recently returned from his mission. I've been a little worried about him because he seems to be so desperate to keep up the mission level of churchiness. That's a tough situation. I imagine that this is a situation where real life will have to consistently demonstrate why this is not a susta...
by Corsair
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Soul-Crushing Sins of Omission
Replies: 25
Views: 671

Re: Soul-Crushing Sins of Omission

There is real tragedy in Kimball's teachings of "Sins of Omission." The introspective work of transforming your own life and mindset into becoming more like Christ has no checklists. Sins of Omission piles on so many more line items with naught but guilt to make them stick. You are never done with t...
by Corsair
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Another casualty of war
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Another casualty of war

2bizE wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:46 am
Feels like Game of Thrones in modern times.
That sounds fun! I hope this means bloodshed played out among the LDS nobility along with some non-consensual immorality.