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by Red Ryder
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Letter.
Replies: 18
Views: 392

Re: The Letter.

I got “the letter” from my mother in law last year. She’s in her late 60’s. It was a four page hand written diatribe written in cursive too. She confessed that she held bad judgement towards me and realized it was unchristlike. I think it was more to clear her conscious then trying to correct mine. ...
by Red Ryder
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are youth really leaving?
Replies: 19
Views: 514

Re: Are youth really leaving?

Yes and no. Two friends of my daughter just returned from their stateside missions early after only 4 months out including MTC time. Both have come home due to anxiety and depression. A few of her other friends didn’t go at all. They still attend for social reasons but drink iced coffees, aren’t int...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 1920

Re: The Trickster God

Ed, i would like to understand your thoughts on polygamy. Can you start a new thread?

By the way, we won’t ban you here. You bring livelihood to the forum and I think your thought experiments are healthy for everyone.
by Red Ryder
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 1920

Re: The Trickster God

Are you speaking of Jerry Grover, civil engineer? The gentleman with no real training in ancient languages? That must be the guy. The Olmec civilization has long been considered to be the Jaredite civilization. New evidence is presented here that provides a reliable correlation of chronology betwee...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 1920

Re: The Trickster God

Reading your description makes me even less likely to want to worship a god like this. If this being is our "father" he sure acts more like an absentee, deadbeat dad, who is always late with the child support, than a caring loving father. But this fits with the descriptions from scriptures, so I wi...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 1920

Re: The Trickster God

Maybe Bill Reel and RFM could host a podcast with Ed and discuss Trickster God in a similar podcast to that one with Bennet?

What do you think Bill, Consiglieri, or Ed?

PS, thank you Ed for the wonderful thought experiment! I think NOM is ready for #2!
by Red Ryder
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: To tell in-laws or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: To tell in-laws or not?

Like your suddenly joining a frontier sex cult in the spring of 2020! Then you will be a member of 2 frontier sex cults! Now that's something to tell the grandkids... Although neither one is much fun. What about a space frontier sex cult? SpaceX rocket shuttle to Mars, Jupiter, or Uranus? As long a...
by Red Ryder
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: To tell in-laws or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: To tell in-laws or not?

One more thought.

You could always tell them you’re following Denver Snuffer or some really crazy movement now.

Let it be so far off the crazy path that they don’t know how to interact with you.

Like your suddenly joining a frontier sex cult in the spring of 2020!
by Red Ryder
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: To tell in-laws or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: To tell in-laws or not?

I prefer the don’t ask don’t tell policy. They don’t ask, I don’t tell. Yet they all know something is up. Honestly you’ve probably already said enough by what you aren’t saying or doing. Honestly ask yourself if telling the in-laws is for you; are you seeking validation and understanding? If it wil...
by Red Ryder
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 1920

Re: The Trickster God

I like the idea of worshipping Trickster God or at least the idea of Trickster God Theory (TGT). Ed makes a few good points that show the beauty of TGT. If the normal, rational, positive belief doesn’t make sense, then make up whatever you want. Ed has done this in an fairly wordy but pseudo intelle...
by Red Ryder
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment 1: Correct Faithful Worldview/Paradigm for BOA
Replies: 43
Views: 1138

Re: Thought Experiment 1: Correct Faithful Worldview/Paradigm for BOA

I’m still stuck on #9 (9) Since the interpolator was the one responsible in the thought experiment for the interpolations, not Joseph Smith, we should find evidence that the interpolator had something meaningful in mind for the interpolations. To CONTAIN the text or MEANING of the Book of Abraham, s...
by Red Ryder
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Sunday Closing Laws Explained
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Sunday Closing Laws Explained

I guess that's why there are no baptisms on Sundays? Damn those waters! Moksha, have you had your DNA tested? Just wondering if you are any relation to Birdman on Rick and Morty. https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2F49.media.tumblr.com%2Ff91a5d5aa8a6887eb12ac27f282376c7%2Ftumblr_o2fbwuse...
by Red Ryder
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment 1: Correct Faithful Worldview/Paradigm for BOA
Replies: 43
Views: 1138

Re: Thought Experiment 1: Correct Faithful Worldview/Paradigm for BOA

There’s a lot to unpack here Ed. However, in the thought experiment, it is not negotiable that Joseph Smith was a fraud. He had the core of truth. Therefore, there is some sort of truth to the Book of Abraham. For this thought experiment, it is also not negotiable for the Book of Abraham to be mere ...
by Red Ryder
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Sunstone Attendance?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Sunstone Attendance?

Why is this not the right forum?
by Red Ryder
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: .
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Trying to get a feel for this forum

While we wait in anticipation, what are your thoughts on the similarities between Joseph Smith, Warren Jeffs, and Denver Snuffer?
by Red Ryder
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: .
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Trying to get a feel for this forum

Anyhow, my thought experiments will not care what you currently believe. They will only use your mind to come to a logical conclusion based on a certain assumption. It doesn't matter that you believe in that assumption. It only matters that you follow the experiment mentally to its conclusion, and ...
by Red Ryder
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Primary kid interviews?
Replies: 24
Views: 661

Re: Primary kid interviews?

The problem isn’t just the church. It’s also the parents who willingly send their kids in to be interviewed fully trusting that the interview process isn’t harmful to their children. Until parents start to push back, the church will continue to invade the privacy and lives of the members including t...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Regretting the mindset I had for relationships pre-mission
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Regretting the mindset I had for relationships pre-mission

If you cut this down to the core problem, you are realizing that you are a middle aged man who has never had sex with anyone else in his life and you are feeling like you lost out on some fantasy you’ve built up in your head. Just go back and read your post. You're exuding some erotic form of nostal...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?
Replies: 47
Views: 1404

Re: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?

I’m not going to apologize. Post after post she continues to bring this up. She got into it with Jeffret last year, La Machina the year before. We can have intelligent conversations or polite conversations, but continuing to point out anal fissures won’t allow for both intelligent and polite questio...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?
Replies: 47
Views: 1404

Re: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?

An old friend of mine used to be very focused on her talent of singing - whenever you talked to her, she manager to turn it to her singing... it left the impression that she used that to feel better about herself but it made her seem unbalanced and obsessed. It was as if that was her sole sense of ...