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by Corsair
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Truman Madsen and the JS Tapes
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Truman Madsen and the JS Tapes

Truman Madsen's lectures on Joseph Smith were pretty influential for me also. I listened to them originally when I was still a full believer and they did bolster my testimony at the time. Still, I remember that Madsen related several stories about Joseph Smith that were nearly in the realm of the fa...
by Corsair
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Pray for Rain in Utah
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Pray for Rain in Utah

Red Ryder wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:03 pm
Done
Hold up. Exactly whom did you pray to? Was it the Flying Spaghetti Monster?
by Corsair
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...

That's a tough situation. I don't know of a way to have that kind of honest conversation with your wife. Perhaps bring along some craft root beer that only looks alcoholic so that no one offers you a beer since you already appear to be holding one. But this plan only kicks the can down the road in w...
by Corsair
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: One Month Down. 59 To Go.
Replies: 20
Views: 762

Re: One Month Down. 59 To Go.

tl;dr - Being a bishop is weird. Græy, this is an amazing update and I am endlessly thankful that you are taking this on this astonishing challenge. Thank you so much for providing updates to us. I cannot conceive how I could possibly assist you, but if you ever think I could help you out, please l...
by Corsair
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Oaks as the next Prophet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1155

Re: Elder Oaks as the next Prophet?

This could be interesting if Oaks is non functional when Nelson dies. Would the Q14 choose to bypass Oaks as president? We had 5 years of Ezra Taft Benson in a largely non-functional state for 5 years starting in late 1989. All it took was one capable counselor named Gordon Hinckley to reassure us ...
by Corsair
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Witness film. Got your tickets?
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Witness film. Got your tickets?

Thanks for the warning. I will cautiously anticipate which extended family member is excited to see this film and wants to invite me. But why bother when it I anticipate it will be available on DVD for $15 at the FAIR conference this year? And then for free on BYUTV.com next year?
by Corsair
Mon May 31, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I have a question.
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: I have a question.

How accurately would you dare depict this in a movie? There is a moment between the removal of the garment and the wrapping of the towel. Somewhere in a later season of "The Chosen" this scene will undoubtedly be portrayed. The writers and producers have cut a careful line on several stories alread...
by Corsair
Tue May 25, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anyone else feel trapped?
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: Anyone else feel trapped?

Let me be the weirdo who will paraphrase Rorshach from "Watchmen" and say that I'm not trapped in here with the church. The church is trapped in here with me. Studying the LDS church has become really a drag as it has so little to grab my attention. Their Sunday School lessons are hardly better than...
by Corsair
Mon May 10, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Apologetic Movie: Witnesses
Replies: 47
Views: 1825

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: 458

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: 654

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: 1825

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: 1825

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: 36
Views: 1864

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: 565

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: 487

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: 430

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: 8045

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: 750

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: 146
Views: 9568

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...