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by Reuben
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Now that we know Mormonism is a cult what do we do?
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Now that we know Mormonism is a cult what do we do?

I know that Red Ryder and the Pirate (sorry can't remember his screen name :shock: ) have said that perhaps it's good to just not focus on the church too much within our families. I believe others have also said that they avoid looking at sites that have a lot of anger directed towards the church. ...
by Reuben
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news

Early 90’s there was House of Pain. Now it makes sense that song rang through the halls of Helaman on repeat! Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin I came to win, battle me that's a sin (Snip) I came to get down, I came to get down So get out your seat and jump around! Jump around! Jump around! Jump...
by Reuben
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news

I heard that Mormon kids on the California coast wait for earthquakes before they soak. Then there was that one couple in Southern Utah who were soaking in the back of their friend's Hummer while he went off-roading. He rolled it on a 400% grade and they were thrown out. They rolled down the hill, s...
by Reuben
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news

"Jump-humping" is killing me. I am literally crying with mirth as I type.

I can't even finish the Post article. This is the most beautiful BS I've read in a long time.

Did they manage to get any believing Mormons to comment?
by Reuben
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Binding God
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Binding God

I think that nowadays, the idea of binding God is seen most clearly in conditional promises. They all take the form "If A, then B." I remember my parents telling us that if they diligently had Family Home Evening, none of their children would go astray. Now that 60% of us have left, I wonder if they...
by Reuben
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?

alas beat me to it. You need a few more verses of context to see it. You might even notice that Alma suggests that he has firsthand knowledge of how hard it is to repent of Corianton's sins. But people will proof-text, because people do people things. To answer the original question, where should to...
by Reuben
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple changes
Replies: 22
Views: 1041

Re: Temple changes

I’d love to see a drive through built in. Like a Las Vegas style chapel drive through. :lol: Would they do a car washing and anointing? Holy underbody sealant instead of holy garments? Would we start hearing stories of miraculous delivery from crashes, rush-hour traffic, and windshield chips? Speak...
by Reuben
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: General Konference Predictions
Replies: 33
Views: 1280

Re: General Konference Predictions

I'll give my standard, perennial prediction. You want a prediction about general conference, you're asking the wrong guy. I'll give you a general conference prediction: It's gonna be irrelevant, it's gonna be boring, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life. I see what you did there. https...
by Reuben
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is Faith Relative?
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Is Faith Relative?

Dallin Oaks has talked about moral relativism: it is one of his favorite topics. ;) He likes to say that truth is not relative, and I agree. 8-) OK, If an Evangelical has faith in the bible, a Catholic has faith in their Church, a Muslim has faith in the Koran, an orthodox Jew has faith in their re...
by Reuben
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Casting out evil spirits?
Replies: 16
Views: 896

Re: Casting out evil spirits?

Of course, when people tell you these stories they don't think they are lying. They are just telling it the way they think they heard it, but adding in the reactionary imagery that it conjured in their own mind. Before you know it, a tipped-over book has transformed into Satan is tossing things aro...
by Reuben
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: General Konference Predictions
Replies: 33
Views: 1280

Re: General Konference Predictions

One small prediction that I'll make is that the speakers will put a HEAVY focus on what makes the church "good." I think that given that the church is facing backlash for its LGBT stance and its massive wealth that they will make an effort to really trumpet their donations and community efforts to ...
by Reuben
Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Physical tools for revelation
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Physical tools for revelation

And finally... when do you think was that last time a president of the church attempted to talk to God through a magic toy? Do you think they give the seer stone a whirl once in a while, just in case it might actually work? I love the mental image of Russell Nelson kneeling in front of a rock in th...
by Reuben
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: When else has the prophet been deceived?
Replies: 24
Views: 1067

Re: When else has the prophet been deceived?

When I consider the amount of fear among conservatives about being controlled via pandemic mitigation measures, it doesn't surprise me at all. This pits existential fear against existential fear. Fear is powerful. Which fear will win?
by Reuben
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Who thinks they're going to the CK?
Replies: 22
Views: 936

Re: Who thinks they're going to the CK?

It seems to me that there is a certain, I'm gonna say arrogant and narcissistic, segment of the LDS population who are certain of their impending godhood. I wonder how many of the truly humble nose-to-the-grindstone saints actually think they've got it made? I did, but I thought pretty much every b...
by Reuben
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Jfro, I have another project idea for you.
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Re: Jfro, I have another project idea for you.

Oh Miracle of Forgiveness lol. I remember confessing all my sins to my bishop as a young man and being told to go buy the book and read it. Hated how everything fun in life was defined as a mortal sin. Although I did think it was cool the part about how Cain is still out there roaming the Earth as ...
by Reuben
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon fight songs
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Mormon fight songs

Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven Earth must atone for the blood of that man Wake up the world for the conflict of justice Millions shall know "Brother Joseph" again Can't wait for Earth to atone. I wonder what that's supposed to look like. Last time I heard this song, I was struck by t...
by Reuben
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Herd immunity has become mythical?
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Herd immunity has become mythical?

According to the director of the Oxford Vaccine Group (the people behind AstraZeneca), the Delta variant makes herd immunity against the virus "mythical." https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/10/delta-variant-renders-herd-immunity-from-covid-mythical Reaching herd immunity is “not a possibilit...
by Reuben
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Six onties of silver
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Six onties of silver

Yep. The currency is so stupid - it's mentioned briefly and then it's gone... then he uses it to replace farthing in the Sermon on the Mount with senine but then left the Aramaic word Raca and the Roman law of going a mile in there as if the Nephites would know those. Never made sense to me to use ...
by Reuben
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Attacks Diversity - But That's What Racist White Organizations Do
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Church Attacks Diversity - But That's What Racist White Organizations Do

And in a win for white supremacists all throughout the Church, President Oaks attacks diversity, and the Church News amplifies his clueless white guy rhetoric: https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders-and-ministry/2021-08-08/during-his-first-trpresident-oaks-single-adult-conference-absolute-truth-2217...
by Reuben
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Jfro, I have another project idea for you.
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Re: Jfro, I have another project idea for you.

These are the books I wish every member today would see because they were off the reservation at the time but are just completely insane today. Being off the reservation at the time would make any comparison to current doctrine easy to dismiss as a strawman. You would have to be careful with framin...