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by Cnsl1
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: If you need a good laugh today!
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: If you need a good laugh today!

Why isn't anyone asking what's under his suit coat? Is Russ packing heat? What the heck is that?
by Cnsl1
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is there a new word yet?
Replies: 29
Views: 1165

Re: Is there a new word yet?

I feel that the gods have prepared the answer for us through football. We have an upcoming NFL game: Eagles vs Saints. If the Saints beat the Eagles next week, that will be the sign that "Saints" is an acceptable moniker. If the Eagles win, this means Eagle Scouts are ok (a big part of the Mormon ch...
by Cnsl1
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Let Go of My Ego
Replies: 40
Views: 867

Re: Let Go of My Ego

It's hard to seriously question yourself. I suspect that holding onto false beliefs in the face of contradictory data is related to a number of issues and might be different for different people. Ego and narcissism certainly seem to play a part at times, as do fear, personality factors, and intellig...
by Cnsl1
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 3780

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

Re: Wendy Watson's book, Purity and passion. Ha! My wife bought it years ago. I read it. It's caca. written by a woman who at the time was never married. She has written other books as well, and none, unless I'm very much mistaken, have received much praise. Most people in the psych and marriage rel...
by Cnsl1
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 3780

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

I watched a couple of episodes of the Netflix documentary 3 wives about a polygamist group near Moab, Utah. I'm not sure how accurately it portrays their lives, but there are some interesting dynamics. First, it seems like wife#1 in both family groups that are featured is the woman that is most secu...
by Cnsl1
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Giving Machines = reverse ATM
Replies: 26
Views: 796

Re: Giving Machines = reverse ATM

I think y'all are trying to look for warts with these giving machines. I fail to see this as a bad thing. Sure, people can give directly to these charities and causes, but people don't always do that. People are lazy and people are busy. I think this is a fantastic idea to make giving easier. Why sh...
by Cnsl1
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: 2nd Commandment
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 2nd Commandment

I thought that was the third commandment. The second one is about graven images, isn't it? Based on what I remember about the Hebrew translation, the third commandment is more about using God's name vainly, or for vanity purposes, rather than just about profanity. I took it to mean that God isn't ha...
by Cnsl1
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Return of the Book of Abraham
Replies: 25
Views: 981

Re: The Return of the Book of Abraham

Did everyone notice the wording in the desert news article when talking about the parts of the scroll that was not destroyed? The description is accurate but misleading. "One piece that survived" comes across or reads as the ONLY piece, and if nearly 50% of the Egyptian scroll narratives beside a fa...
by Cnsl1
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A new name
Replies: 28
Views: 1068

Re: A new name

That linked list was accurate on my wife's new name, but wrong on mine.

I don't remember what day I received my endowment, but my name is not in the vicinity of possible dates. Maybe I was special. Hah
by Cnsl1
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Morning
Replies: 116
Views: 2672

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Morning

Wow, Pres Nelson is really doubling down on this issue. Is he saying that Satan has a hold on Pres Hinckley for being pragmatic and sensible about our name? On Pres Monson for allowing the "I'm a Mormon" campaign to occur right under his nose? For Pres Benson to get up and sing "I'm a Marmin boy" in...
by Cnsl1
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Has anyone purchased Jennifer Finlayson Fife's online courses?
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Has anyone purchased Jennifer Finlayson Fife's online courses?

Yes, we've purchased and yes she's good. She doesn't preach a traditional LDS perspective. Her approach seems data driven. I would recommend her program to anyone, regardless of their religious orientation or affiliation. Is JFF able to unwind the common issues that arise from growing up in a highl...
by Cnsl1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Has anyone purchased Jennifer Finlayson Fife's online courses?
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Has anyone purchased Jennifer Finlayson Fife's online courses?

Yes, we've purchased and yes she's good.

She doesn't preach a traditional LDS perspective. Her approach seems data driven. I would recommend her program to anyone, regardless of their religious orientation or affiliation.
by Cnsl1
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU-I Still Kicking Out Sex Assault Victims
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: BYU-I Still Kicking Out Sex Assault Victims

It's beyond ridiculous. Now, being accused does not mean he's guilty, but it looks like he did admit to touching her inappropriately knowing that she was intoxicated. Unusual for a college guy? No. Appropriate, moral, or even legal? Hell no. Should it matter what exactly he did? Of course, and it di...
by Cnsl1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: 53 Wards/Branches Discontinued in Mexico
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: 53 Wards/Branches Discontinued in Mexico

Maybe related, I've noticed that every missionary from our ward has a mission that's combining with another mission. I think the sudden influx of missionaries that occurred with the age change has leveled out and now we're seeing even fewer kids go and stay out. It's also not as big of a social emba...
by Cnsl1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Goodwill vs Desert Industries
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Goodwill vs Desert Industries

My SIL was similar case. Disabled but very capable of doing many things quite well when given time, support, etc. She loved her job at DI, but was cut suddenly after a few months. The reason given was that their policy was only to employ temporarily while the disabled person received training. Then ...
by Cnsl1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Goodwill vs Desert Industries
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Goodwill vs Desert Industries

I was a bit disappointed with one DI that would only employ some disabled persons for no more than three months. If the people did not find another job in that interim they were jobless. No offer or efforts to help them find jobs or provide any real job training applicable to what they could do, and...
by Cnsl1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Things that make you go huh?
Replies: 13
Views: 830

Re: Things that make you go huh?

You can't project too much from one picture, but it's interesting to look at the facial expressions and body language. Nelson looks pretty much as he always does, Eyring looks like he's not enjoying this and he's not appearing to offer much if a handshake, the woman (Brigham?) looks to be enthralled...
by Cnsl1
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking for a home...
Replies: 20
Views: 1540

Re: Looking for a home...

I've appreciated reading this topic and I can relate to the feeling of wanting to stay in the church but maybe not be of the church, so to speak. I have tried to stay in, to "lift where I stand", to ignore the ridiculous, embrace the good, support the unconventional, and provide an example and occas...
by Cnsl1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Saints
Replies: 41
Views: 2082

Re: Saints

Not to be confused with this "Saints" by Orson Scott Card.

https://www.amazon.com/Saints-Novel-Ors ... 1596060867
by Cnsl1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Steven Hassan's survey on controlling groups
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Steven Hassan's survey on controlling groups

Well, after reading his introduction, I don't think he writes all that well. Sorry, but for a doctoral student, this isn't great. I'm interested in more of the research he's basing his ideas upon, so some more support there would be nice.