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by Hagoth
Mon May 16, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Technological advances BEFORE 1820?
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Technological advances BEFORE 1820?

Michael Faraday had cracked the properties of electricity and magnetism by 1820, but he didn't build the first electric motor until 1821, so I guess we have to credit that to Joseph Smith.
by Hagoth
Mon May 16, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 17 new temples?
Replies: 55
Views: 1914

Re: 17 new temples?

Explain this please! I just looked at 2018 2019 2020 2021and 2022 statistics and Utah is among the top ten happiest states for all of those years and for three of those years Utah was in the top three. What have you and all the other exmormons figure out that the brethren and the state of Utah hasn...
by Hagoth
Mon May 16, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whatever happened to the POX?
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Whatever happened to the POX?

Four years later, the Church reversed the policy with no mention that it had been elevated to a revelation from God. If I remember correctly, they acted as if they had reversed it, but merely dumped the responsibility on local leaders so the cowardly High Sheriffs can skirt the blame and look like ...
by Hagoth
Mon May 16, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whatever happened to the POX?
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Whatever happened to the POX?

alas wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 6:58 pm
The chickensh*ts said they got revelation to change it.
And both revelations were for the same reason. To protect the children. What good is prophecy if it can't see 4 years down the road?
by Hagoth
Fri May 13, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anxiety and Depression
Replies: 21
Views: 287

Re: Anxiety and Depression

Read Michael Pollan's How to Change Your Mind.
by Hagoth
Tue May 10, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormonism's Galileo Moment
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: Mormonism's Galileo Moment

Occasionally someone like Pres. Nelson will lob a "explosion creates a watch" comment like a granade, but it doesn't affect the data, it only makes the TBM's feel reassured. They seem to always fall back on Paley's watch. It's a terrible argument, in my opinion. It is grossly oversimplified. Imagin...
by Hagoth
Tue May 10, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU-I Censors Anatomy textbooks
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: BYU-I Censors Anatomy textbooks

I believe it. I worked as an adjunct BYU-I professor in the 2000s. I was reported to the prophet for showing “porn” in my classes (I showed a tasteful birth movie (which I obtained from the department library) in Child Development & a video of a (changing) pregnant woman’s body) in Psych 101. I hop...
by Hagoth
Tue May 10, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 17 new temples?
Replies: 55
Views: 1914

Re: 17 new temples?

Why do you care if the church builds temples? I care about this: https://i.redd.it/w3au4ih0qer81.png I care that a man who pretends to be a prophet of God loads up credulous people with an unnecessary burden. I care that this seems to be a showing of vain glory for one man to gain praise and to out...
by Hagoth
Sun May 08, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: When did Zion stop being the goal? Maybe 1924
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: When did Zion stop being the goal? Maybe 1924

I'm surprised they didn't go back and modify the scriptures to make it look the the church's goal was to establish KSL in thesethelatterdays. Or Zions Bank. I'm not sure whether Brigham was really on board with the Zion in Missouri thing, or if it was just lip service to maintain the impression that...
by Hagoth
Sun May 08, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy Day, Nommie Mommies!
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Happy Day, Nommie Mommies!

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by Hagoth
Wed May 04, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The widow's mite, or the widow's MUST
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: The widow's mite, or the widow's MUST

My calling in the church is organizing the fundraiser for YM and YW activities. Off topic (sorry, but curious). Just wondering if the activities for boys has become as crappy as activities for girls? Without the boy scouts, have the activities for YM and YW become equally underwhelming? Yup. Accord...
by Hagoth
Wed May 04, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Skewed Morality
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Skewed Morality

Pics or it didn’t happen. :lol: Best to assume it didn't happen. After all, it was in the Year of Our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Something. I'm not sure photography had been invented. It was virtual reality, not accordion, related. My company didn't even let me keep the award; they stuck it i...
by Hagoth
Tue May 03, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Skewed Morality
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Skewed Morality

I was talking about going to a Weird Al concert with my BIL the other day ... Forget all of the morality stuff. you're still going to see Weird Al anyway, right? I saw him about 30 years ago and I'm kind of amazed to hear he's still at it. The show was very goofy, but fun. And there were fireworks....
by Hagoth
Tue May 03, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Unbundled Corruption and the LDS Church
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Unbundled Corruption and the LDS Church

But BlazerB, you forget how much money they are turning down by choosing not to be powerful corporate CEOs. Just think how much people like Hinkley and Packer, who never worked for anyone but the church, could make if somehow they were magically transformed into CEOs of Apple and ATT&T. Or if Uchtdo...
by Hagoth
Tue May 03, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The widow's mite, or the widow's MUST
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: The widow's mite, or the widow's MUST

For example of how devout he is, he won't let his sons go home teaching with a companion who doesn't have a current recommend. Sidebar and thread hijack: If he was really following the counsel he wouldn't let a minor son go home teaching with any companion unless there was two deep leadership there...
by Hagoth
Tue May 03, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The widow's mite, or the widow's MUST
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: The widow's mite, or the widow's MUST

Red Ryder wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 7:21 pm
Looking back I’m disappointed in myself for not seeing the humanity in an extra bit of food from the bishops storehouse going to good use.
In your defense, I'm sure that was before you knew the church was sitting on a hundred billion dollars of "charity" funds while still bleeding the widow.
by Hagoth
Sun May 01, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 17 new temples?
Replies: 55
Views: 1914

Re: 17 new temples?

My take on the temple building frenzy is detailed in my blog post at Weat&Tares. Great read. I really wish I knew what the rest of the Q15 think about this. It seems to be some mixture of egomania and dementia. I'm certain some of them are wondering if it's time for an intervention, but how could t...
by Hagoth
Sun May 01, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU-I Censors Anatomy textbooks
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: BYU-I Censors Anatomy textbooks

I guess it hasn't occurred to them that these kids actually have genitals, and have seen them? Also, in the video the girl is looking at the diagrams online. You know, where kids go to look at genitals.
by Hagoth
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

Re: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show

The fact that LD$-Inc. had 3 different "scholars" dedicate that much time and energy to the book is quite good evidence that everyone should read it. Absolutely! Kind of like the CES letter. If they care that much about it, it must really be close to the jugular. ETA: sorry, in light of the topic a...
by Hagoth
Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

Re: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show

blazerb wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:23 am


Just in case someone missed this over on Reddit:

[Willy Wonka Meme]

The hypocrisy is stunning.
That is a solid gold medal meme.