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by Hagoth
Sun Jun 16, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy Father's Day NOM Dads!
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Happy Father's Day NOM Dads!

This morning I went for my first ride on the new e-bike I bought myself for Fathers Day. I passed a lot of somber men in white shirts and ties trudging their way to church, and verily, I sh!t you not, the voice of The Lord spake unto me, saying, "Life is good!"

May your Fathers Day bring equal joy!
by Hagoth
Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Legal Defense Fund puts the smackdown on BYU-Hawaii
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Legal Defense Fund puts the smackdown on BYU-Hawaii

The Great Apostasy obviously happened right around prophet number 9. The men before that would not be considered worthy to hold temple recommends today, let alone hold top leadership positions. And I'm not just talking about facial hair. Among their ranks were a number of polygamists, Word of Wisdom...
by Hagoth
Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Annoying EQ Lesson on Garments
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Annoying EQ Lesson on Garments

Interesting fact about garments: wearing them inside out actually attracts bullets and magnifies the tissue damage caused by fire.
by Hagoth
Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: John Bunyan inpriation for Book of Mormon?
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: John Bunyan inpriation for Book of Mormon?

I’ve often wondered where Joseph Smith Senior got his story about the tree of life from. I’m pretty sure he didn’t have a dream about it. He likely heard a story told like Paul Bunyan and borrowed it from that. I wish my great relatives from the past had not been so gullible about believe Joseph Sm...
by Hagoth
Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: BoM Generations - oops!
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: BoM Generations - oops!

The turning point in the famous debate between BYU professor William Hamblin and church historian Philip Jenkins was over when Jenkins said he would concede to the Mormon position if Hamblin could show a single shard of Nephite pottery. Of course, Hamblin could not show the shard of Nephite pottery...
by Hagoth
Sun Jun 09, 2024 4:39 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 1005
Views: 4506322

Re: Keeping up with Trump

I'm wondering if Trump's deny everything strategy will hurt him at sentencing. Judges usually expect criminals to show some remorse when extending leniency. I would hope his overt and nonstop contempt for the court, and the legal system in general, will play a part in sentencing considerations. I w...
by Hagoth
Sun Jun 09, 2024 4:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: BoM Generations - oops!
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: BoM Generations - oops!

There are things that it claims we should be able to find in reality, but remain elusive. Horses. All of the geography issues. Perhaps these could be resolved by searching harder to find them, but that likelihood continues to become vanishingly small. There is not one single piece of evidence that ...
by Hagoth
Fri Jun 07, 2024 1:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Fall was Good?
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: The Fall was Good?

Lately the Algorithm God has been sending me videos of carnivores in the wild bringing down their prey. Often the prey is the newborn, or weakest member of the herd. Try watching some of these "death in nature" scenes- for example: a newly born fawn brought down by a pack of wolves. How can the Mor...
by Hagoth
Thu Jun 06, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: John Bunyan inpriation for Book of Mormon?
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: John Bunyan inpriation for Book of Mormon?

Red Ryder wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 4:44 pm
moksha wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:26 pm
Is there a connection between Brigham Young and Babe the blue ox?
Initially, they both had blue balls until Brother Brigham adopted the practice of polygamy.
While the nature of Babe's relationship with Paul was never quite clear.
by Hagoth
Tue Jun 04, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: John Bunyan inpriation for Book of Mormon?
Replies: 11
Views: 407

John Bunyan inpriation for Book of Mormon?

Here's an interesting article on how John Bunyan, a 17th century author, likely influenced the Book of Mormon. His books, particularly Pilgrim's Progress and Holy War were very popular reading in the Burnedover District. https://www.academia.edu/3492929/Hiding_in_Plain_Sight_The_Origins_of_the_Book_...
by Hagoth
Mon Jun 03, 2024 1:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Her shelf is beginning to Crack!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Her shelf is beginning to Crack!!!

The fear of D&D is kinda conspiracy theory-ish, but the church is also a big, elaborate collection of conspiracy theories, so I guess this is an example of fighting fire with fire. Any port in a storm, if it works. Good luck, and please keep us informed, Conman.
by Hagoth
Thu May 30, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 1005
Views: 4506322

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Trump found guilty in hush-money trial. 12 jurors have concluded weighing 34 felony counts of falsifying business records against Trump. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2024/may/30/trump-hush-money-trial-verdict I have no doubt it will work in his favor to bolster sympathy for his persecut...
by Hagoth
Thu May 30, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Buckle up for AI "evidence"
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Buckle up for AI "evidence"

This is all fascinating, but I'm really talking about the kind of thing that could be easily generated right now, like photos of gold plates in Mesoamerica with Hebrew writing, the elusive missing Book of Abraham scroll, Israelite DNA data in the Heartland, scholarly-sounding papers that verify all ...
by Hagoth
Tue May 28, 2024 8:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Buckle up for AI "evidence"
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Buckle up for AI "evidence"

Example1: You find yourself in court, faulty vehicle led to fatal car accident. Which is more equitable: a.) AI judge compares your case and evidence against all similar previous cases, creates decision based on thoroughly tested code written by combined efforts of hundreds of people. b.) Judge jus...
by Hagoth
Mon May 27, 2024 6:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Book of Mormon and Modern Conflict
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: The Book of Mormon and Modern Conflict

Great observations, HappierNow and BlackMormon. Being the Chosen People should never be a green light to massacre others. What is the definition of being a chosen people? Entering into a covenant with God: This covenant involves following God's laws and teachings [Britannica] Pretty much every ideol...
by Hagoth
Mon May 27, 2024 6:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Buckle up for AI "evidence"
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Buckle up for AI "evidence"

Maybe AI could create a kinder and more loving God than the traditional Mormon God. Perhaps a humble set of Brethren as well. Religion would probably be more kind, loving, and equitable if human ambition could be removed from it. I have a friend who actually created an AI god. She is very kind and ...
by Hagoth
Sun May 26, 2024 8:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Buckle up for AI "evidence"
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Buckle up for AI "evidence"

I have seen many instances of Mormons sharing photos of archaeological fakery as evidence of the Book of Mormon. I fully expect that in the next few years we will start seeing AI-generated "photographs" of Mesoamerican portraits of Nephi and excavations of 1st century American swords and horses. And...
by Hagoth
Sun May 26, 2024 6:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What is a miracle?
Replies: 1
Views: 164

What is a miracle?

What does being healed by a miracle really look like? Pope Francis is fast tracking an Italian teenager named Carlo Acutis, who died of leukemia at age 15, to join the ranks of the Catholic Saints. The pope has identified the requisite two miracles. A boy's malformed pancreas became whole after he c...
by Hagoth
Sat May 25, 2024 4:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: BoM Generations - oops!
Replies: 9
Views: 453

BoM Generations - oops!

Here's a quick TikTok video of yet another reason the BoM is obviously fiction: https://www.tiktok.com/@actuallyitwasamormon/video/7273283063013035307?_r=1&_t=8meYYWxioVH Summary: the lengths of generations is too long. The likelihood that that many consecutive fathers would have children that late ...
by Hagoth
Fri May 24, 2024 9:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Prophet and Apostles are out living their wives.
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: The Prophet and Apostles are out living their wives.

I can't count the number of times I have heard members claim that the longevity of The Brethren is evidence of their prophetic/apostolic calling, when in fact it is merely evidence of their access to a degree of healthcare and mollycoddling that the rest of us can't even comprehend. These are the st...