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by felixfabulous
Mon May 06, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Prescription for Coffee
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Prescription for Coffee

Anyone know of a NOM-friendly doctor in the Salt Lake area who would be down to write a prescription for coffee/tea? Very silly I know, but I'm getting really sick of sneaking around and this may give me some breathing room.
by felixfabulous
Wed May 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Lucifer's Role in Redemption
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Lucifer's Role in Redemption

I learned about the development of the theology of Satan in the Hebrew Bible and found it fascinating. The earlier views on God had him as both kind and benevolent at times and angry and vengeful at other times. Eventually they peeled more and more of the bad stuff off and put it on Satan, who start...
by felixfabulous
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?

Great quote from Nietzsche:

“I might believe in the Redeemer if his followers looked more redeemed.”

But, as Blazing Saddles reminds us, we should take Nietzsche with a grain of salt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On73aHpgdSQ
by felixfabulous
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Pharisee Phenomenon--New RFM Podcast
Replies: 19
Views: 743

Re: The Pharisee Phenomenon--New RFM Podcast

RFM--this is one of your best podcasts to date. Can't wait for Part III.
by felixfabulous
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: My Weird Thing . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: My Weird Thing . . .

Good insights, thanks. Makes me realize I've got a good thing going.
by felixfabulous
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Let's hear it - What is *your* belief as to what the temple was created for...
Replies: 21
Views: 598

Re: Let's hear it - What is *your* belief as to what the temple was created for...

I think it was set up as a mechanism to bind together an elite inner circle of people practicing polygamy. I think Joseph saw how well masonry did this and wanted to make an appendant rite (like the Royal Arch). When the succession crisis hit, Brigham saw how effective it did this and wanted to have...
by felixfabulous
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: My Weird Thing . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 358

My Weird Thing . . .

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by felixfabulous
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book making the book club circuit in my area
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Book making the book club circuit in my area

Yes, I would definitely check it out. I think he does a great job of narrating the story and tying it altogether with Church history as well as getting into what the different fundamentalist groups practice and believe. Did you know FLDS can't have sex with a pregnant wife? That is considered a viol...
by felixfabulous
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book making the book club circuit in my area
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Book making the book club circuit in my area

Loved the book and it has definitely causing a lot of buzz with a lot of different types of people, believing and non. I recently read Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer. That book was always demonized when I was growing up, but I loved it. When I understood fundamentalism, the view of Tara...
by felixfabulous
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?
Replies: 97
Views: 4084

Re: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?

My friend who told me about the rumored changes on Monday just went and confirmed the changes posted elsewhere.
by felixfabulous
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?
Replies: 97
Views: 4084

Re: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?

I heard these rumors on Monday and have a friend going today to check it out. At this point, I do not think the changes are being rolled out today as spelled out in the rumor or yesterday in Nauvoo (that seems really suspicious that the Nauvoo temple would have been open yesterday, all the other tem...
by felixfabulous
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did Jesus look like?
Replies: 34
Views: 859

Re: What did Jesus look like?

didn't really have a response to that because it stirred up a bad past memory of an encounter I had with a born again Christian who hammered me with the "You Mormons think that God had sex with Mary." That was a WTF moment. If you have not seen this, you need to. The Mary part is a gem. https://www...
by felixfabulous
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Harmony Pennsylvania and Joseph's Seer Ability
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Harmony Pennsylvania and Joseph's Seer Ability

At my ward yesterday we had a couple speak who had just returned from a mission to the Harmony, Pennsylvania Church site. I was fascinated to hear the new narrative about the Book of Mormon translation. In a nutshell: God guided Joseph to find a seer stone. He was able to develop his spiritual gift ...
by felixfabulous
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: 2nd Commandment
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: 2nd Commandment

Just This Guy wrote:Do you happen to have a citation for this?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_116_ ... te_note-22

It looks like it comes from Rough Stone Rolling
by felixfabulous
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Return of the Book of Abraham
Replies: 25
Views: 1158

Re: The Return of the Book of Abraham

I'm surprised this isn't trotted out more in the Book of Abraham discussion. This is Josiah Quincy's experience with seeing the papyrus in Nauvoo: "And now come with me," said the prophet, "and I will show you the curiosities." So saying, he led the way to a lower room, where sat a venerable and res...
by felixfabulous
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: 2nd Commandment
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: 2nd Commandment

The words "Lord" and "God" in the Bible are English placeholders for the Hebrew names for Jehovah (Lord) and Elohim (God). So, using the name God is using a title or placeholder, not the actual name of God. My kids were watching a Studio C about funny greek god names, like the god of toilet paper. I...
by felixfabulous
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Visit to the Tanners' Bookstore
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Visit to the Tanners' Bookstore

No, Sandra wasn't there. There was one other employee at the store and someone else in the back. It's in the living room of an old house, across the street from the Salt Lake Bees stadium. I have always wondered about the provenance of the grainy black and white photos of the Smith family magical pa...
by felixfabulous
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Visit to the Tanners' Bookstore
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Visit to the Tanners' Bookstore

I had a conference in Salt Lake and stopped by the infamous Tanner bookstore. People like Mark Hofmann, Brent Metcalf and Thomas Ferguson spent time here discussing problems in Church history. I grew up hearing about the Tanners as the most infamous anti-Mormons. I thought the Mormon Stories intervi...
by felixfabulous
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Friday Fun: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (and How)?
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Friday Fun: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (and How)?

I was totally on board with the Melakanos/Trebas theory that it was a Smith Family project. I started reading Dan Vogel's biography of Joseph Smith and think he brings up some good points that poke some holes in that theory. As Alas points out, so much of the BOM is meant to address the internal pro...