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by felixfabulous
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed
Replies: 31
Views: 1951

Re: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed

Busche was German and from Germany, but moved to Bountiful and I don't think he ever left. He was in my friend's ward growing up, so that would put him in Utah, even after he retired.
by felixfabulous
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed
Replies: 31
Views: 1951

Re: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed

For some reason,I've found this whole thing fascinating ever since Grant Palmer talked about this mysterious GA and looked at charts, etc. to try to figure out who it was. My research was pretty bad because Busche never came on my radar. I have a friend who was in a ward with the Busches growing up ...
by felixfabulous
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Bednar Talk on Religious Freedom
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Bednar Talk on Religious Freedom

Great, thanks for the link to the other thread.
by felixfabulous
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Bednar Talk on Religious Freedom
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Bednar Talk on Religious Freedom

Elder Bednar's recent talk on religious freedom and Covid-19 https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.or ... us-freedom.
by felixfabulous
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Burial in temple clothes
Replies: 34
Views: 2587

Re: Burial in temple clothes

Interesting discussion. I have heard that Brigham Young was the first leader to be buried in temple clothes and people kind of followed after that. I think it does tie back to masonry, masons are traditionally buried in their masonic aprons.
by felixfabulous
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: On Tea
Replies: 17
Views: 1462

Re: On Tea

I may have lost all credibility for flirting with cigars, but after a lot of research on the WOW, I am convinced that JS incorporated accepted health science of the day into scripture and attributed it to God as a revelation, this included the idea that the temperature of drinks was bad for the body...
by felixfabulous
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New RFM episodes on Translation
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: New RFM episodes on Translation

This is a really great episode and articulated an idea that has been in my mind for a while, which is a tendency from JS on to attribute the thoughts of leadership to God and call it revelation. RFM did a great job of making this case. An interesting follow-up would be to show how this continued thr...
by felixfabulous
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: On Cigars
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: On Cigars

I have seen those articles and think it's good to go in with eyes wide open. I think the research generally seems to be based on people who are regular cigar smokers, i.e. daily. Are there risks if it's occasionally, say once or twice a year (I would guess there isn't a lot of research on that) and ...
by felixfabulous
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: On Cigars
Replies: 9
Views: 680

On Cigars

Not sure this is really a doctrinal topic, apologies if this is the wrong category. As part of my faith deconstruction and reconstruction, I have taken a new approach to the WOW. I know most of the folks here are out of the Church, I don't believe the truth claims, but do enjoy the cultural particip...
by felixfabulous
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How was Joseph Smith dictating the B of M out of his hat?
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: How was Joseph Smith dictating the B of M out of his hat?

I agree with the scrying theories, this was a way JS focused his mind and was able to dictate the story. I do not think that is true of the portions lifted from the KJV. In the recent RFM interview (if you can stick out all 6 hours to the end) he talks about this a little, especially about Emma's la...
by felixfabulous
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Stories Interviews RFM
Replies: 22
Views: 2255

Re: Mormon Stories Interviews RFM

I watched/listened to all 6 hours. I'm a big RFM fan and this did not disappoint. Thanks RFM for doing this.
by felixfabulous
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Lila Tueller Interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

Lila Tueller Interview

Want to give thanks to Consigliere for another great podcast in an interview with Lila Tueller, daughter of Hartman Rector, Jr. Fascinating story and interesting to hear details about growing up the daughter of a GA. There was one crucial detail I thought was overlooked in this interview, I was surp...
by felixfabulous
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A Netlix/TV show about Joseph Smith would be absolutely fascinating
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: A Netlix/TV show about Joseph Smith would be absolutely fascinating

I've actually thought a lot about this, I think it would be a great HBO series. They should call it No Man Knows My History and use the book as a template.
by felixfabulous
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Cosmological Conundrum
Replies: 21
Views: 1519

Re: The Cosmological Conundrum

I believe in God, but my views of God have changed drastically. I believe in the divine mystery, there is something out there that I have felt and experienced. I don't think we know or can know very much about he/she/it/them. I think we, as humans, create God in our own image, he's an authoritarian ...
by felixfabulous
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Moses Chapter 3
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Moses Chapter 3

Moses Chapter 3 contains an interesting tidbit that I remember seeing as a missionary and for some reason remembered in the middle of the night last night. These verses talk about a river flowing out of Eden with four heads: 10 And I, the Lord God, caused a river to go out of Eden to water the garde...
by felixfabulous
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: If you're bored/interested: My First Vision section of a project I'm working on...
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: If you're bored/interested: My First Vision section of a project I'm working on...

I think this is great work. I don't think a lot of people connect the dots to why the different accounts are problematic (I did not at first). I think you've done a great job with tone and organization. It's really hard to be able to cover all the material and not have it go on too long. Could you d...
by felixfabulous
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Green tea is officially bad for you, against WoW
Replies: 30
Views: 2193

Re: Green tea is officially bad for you, against WoW

I think this will actually create some cognitive dissonance for a lot of millenials and younger members. I wonder how many will try to reconcile their lived experience "wait, this is supposed to be a health code and I know that tea and coffee are actually pretty good for you" with the continued allo...
by felixfabulous
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Gospel Topics Essay on Super Bowl XLII
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Gospel Topics Essay on Super Bowl XLII

Fans of the New England Patriots revere the team as one of the greatest football dynasties of all time. The many Super Bowl victories during the 2000s and 2010s help many fans to strengthen this conviction. Super Bowl victories inspire the fan base and are exciting markers of excellence, but the com...
by felixfabulous
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New WOW Video
Replies: 32
Views: 2239

New WOW Video

Has anyone seen this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hQoAnqIt0w I have a major problem with the way the WOW is taught and interpreted, so it's no surprise this really rubbed me the wrong way. I'm sure it's no surprise to anyone here that there are huge theological problems because D&C 89 says it i...
by felixfabulous
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Carthage Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Carthage Conspiracy Theory

I think those are fair rebuttals.