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by alas
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Email from Mom
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Email from Mom

That is a common argument people use to inoculate people to Joseph’s “mistakes”. But from my perspective, being unfaithful to your wife the way Joseph was is more “mistake” than I can overlook. It isn’t a matter of forgiving him of “imperfections” but excusing blatant adultery, overlooking crime, us...
by alas
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I Am Jane Manning
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: I Am Jane Manning

For Jane Elizabeth Manning James many years of faithful devotion to the Church, she was allowed to be sealed as a servant to the Joseph Smith family. The ceremony took place on May 18, 1894, with Joseph F. Smith acting as proxy for Joseph Smith, and Bathsheba W. Smith acting as proxy for James (who...
by alas
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Latest realization
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Latest realization

When God was all imagined anyway, what were you really basing “god” on? What other people told you God approved of? Or you you personally thought God approved of? If it was based on other people’s version if God it was still based on what other people thought, because it is based on what they think ...
by alas
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Hamula?
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: Elder Hamula?

When will the disaffected Mormon crowd stop parading this guy around as if he's some special poster child? Whatever happened, happened and he's out! If he comes back he comes back!! If he doesn't then he doesn't. Dang it! I didn't know Hamula was a poster child, or that I was supposed to look up to...
by alas
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Hamula?
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: Elder Hamula?

I would have assumed that Hamula would have had the 2nd anointing. Wondering why they would ex him and not Joseph Bishop? Elder Hamula was too public and honest within his own family and within his leadership hierarchy. In contrast, Joseph Bishop kept his indiscretion quiet well past the statute of...
by alas
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The problem of evil and the name of the church
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: The problem of evil and the name of the church

Pres. Hinkley did a lot of good. A lot of good. Examples? I think he started some good, that Oaks and others have smashed into the ground. For example, he said that Mormon women were not agitating for priesthood, opening up the possibility that if enough women actually wanted priesthood, it might b...
by alas
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What's the deal with the social media fast?
Replies: 28
Views: 1082

Re: What's the deal with the social media fast?

Hey, now, the prophet said to fast from any social media that brings you down or makes you feel negative. So, I touched the “don’t want to see this” button on all my friends who post churchy stuff, unfollowed any tRump supporters, and quit any pro church blogs or discussion. Now my social media is a...
by alas
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is RMN senile?
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Is RMN senile?

Actually, I think him being senile would be an improvement on his current set of delusions. Delusion #1 He seems to really think that every odd thought that pops into his head is straight from God. Delusion #2 he thinks that the bubble he lives in is reality. Delusion #3 he thinks that because he fe...
by alas
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ordained minister
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Ordained minister

My daughter got hers because the state of Utah refuses to recognize that being a pagan priestess is an ordained minister. Rather than a legal fight about religious discrimination (which it most certainly WAS) so that she could perform marriages within the group she heads. Before that, she was doing ...
by alas
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Oaks Saturday morning talk.
Replies: 29
Views: 1245

Re: Oaks Saturday morning talk.

So sorry you were born into a hate-group masquerading as a church Achilles. Most of us will never be able to understand what you've been through, but Oaks' hate is hurtful, even for us. On a lighter note: I just read a post on "that other" angry message board of a person who was investigating the c...
by alas
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple endowment-ancient origins
Replies: 28
Views: 818

Re: Temple endowment-ancient origins

But, but, but, if one believes Hugh Nibley, Nelson is correct because Nibley found all kinds of things in ancient Egyptian pictures to *prove* that the ancient Egyptians had the endowment ceremony. Didn’t matter that he was looking at the style of Egyptian pictures and twisting it to mean they had t...
by alas
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What's the deal with the social media fast?
Replies: 28
Views: 1082

Re: What's the deal with the social media fast?

Well, the TBMs in my life have already failed to keep their fast. Two did because they were so excited about a temple being built in their old mission area and just had to share. And we are doing some family get together planning on Facebook, so that will help keep them all involved. So much for fol...
by alas
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RMN's "Correction"
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: RMN's "Correction"

I agree with you. We have scripture with Mormon’s name on it. It is claimed to be the keystone of our religion. And that different scripture is how we are different, so to differentiate us from the thousands of other Christian sects, people call us by our defining feature. Like the call Baptists “ba...
by alas
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The problems isn't that Jesus isn't in the name...
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: The problems isn't that Jesus isn't in the name...

This is what gets me about rebranding, or in this case, insisting on the formal name. Nothing changes below the surface. If you want to change the public perception, don’t change the name; change the product. Say UTA (Utah Transet Authority) has several years of bad publicity. They did recently and ...
by alas
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Saturday afternoon!!!
Replies: 79
Views: 1380

Re: NOMference Saturday afternoon!!!

DFU gets +50 for best joke because nobody’s going to beat German Shepherd.
by alas
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Saturday morning!!
Replies: 107
Views: 2322

Re: NOMference Saturday morning!!

Wow, I had to come back to NOM to find out why TBM hubby turned off the sound off on Croak’s talk. Yeah, I should have guessed from the anti science way he started talking about truth, but I was in the connected kitchen doing dishes and making coffee. If a believing member turns him off, let’s give ...
by alas
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: MoTab no more... it's official
Replies: 31
Views: 903

Re: MoTab no more... it's official

wtfluff wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:38 pm
So... If they had "changed the name" of the Titanic as it was sinking?
They had to change it to the Titantic submarine
by alas
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Russell Nelson's daughter sex abuse scandal
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: Russell Nelson's daughter sex abuse scandal

Read the legal brief: after you get done vomiting come back and discuss. - Two perpetrators have died by suicide -At least one of them confessed - Grandma's journals -Video of "touching parties" allegedly recorded by Sister Miles -6/7 children have said it happened. - Medical records of injuries be...
by alas
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: MoTab no more... it's official
Replies: 31
Views: 903

Re: MoTab no more... it's official

They are going to trade in their brand name recognition for RMN’s little tantrum about what people call us? Is he out of his ever loving mind. That is like Jello deciding to call itself the First Gelatin Desert. Sure, it might not be a terrible name, but brand recognition...150 years of brand recogn...
by alas
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Article on Religion
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Article on Religion

For me, the Mormon church compounded the suffering. In fact, I think Mormonism only works for those who are successful in life. I agree. What about religion in general though? And dont limit your response to Christianity. I dont mean to ask for a treatise on how each religion affects everyone the w...