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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: 1003

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: 334

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: 1100

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: 631

Re: Carthage Conspiracy Theory

I think those are fair rebuttals.
by felixfabulous
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Carthage Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Carthage Conspiracy Theory

It is long, I just listened to the audio while I was doing stuff around the house. He's not the best presenter and it's dated. But, he does make an interesting argument.
by felixfabulous
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Carthage Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Carthage Conspiracy Theory

Not sure if this has been discussed before, but I recently discovered that a family member has subscribed to the idea that Joseph was a prophet, but that Brigham and subsequent leaders were not. I've noticed that a lot of people who have this school of thought go back to a lot of the RLDS ideas that...
by felixfabulous
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Lost 16 Pages
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Lost 16 Pages

I wanted to give consiglieri props for his latest podcast on the lost 16 pages from the Joseph Smith letterbook. I am hoping this gets more press and circulation and maybe will prompt some looking or someone to come forward. I wonder if they are in a personal safe held by Joseph F. Smith's family, i...
by felixfabulous
Mon May 06, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Prescription for Coffee
Replies: 5
Views: 371

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: 441

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: 757

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: 896

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: 439

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: 752

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: 439

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: 552

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: 552

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: 4550

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: 4550

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: 1067

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: 409

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 ...