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by alas
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishop Moss - Failed Wannabe Pimp
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Bishop Moss - Failed Wannabe Pimp

The church leaders know there's another pervert in their ranks and rather than change the policies they continue to turn the lights off and close the doors. Sadly this guy won't be the last one in the news. There will be another. It's a matter of time. To put some WAGs on this: best estimates of pe...
by alas
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I love my wife
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: I love my wife

Congratulations man! Its good to see examples of mixed-faith marriages working well. I feel like my TBM DW is still reeling from a conversation we had weeks ago with other TBM friends where one of them mentioned they couldn't think of a single mixed-faith marriage that hadn't ended in divorce. I im...
by alas
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Define: Manhood
Replies: 24
Views: 527

Re: Define: Manhood

None of the women have chimed in on this one yet and women do have different concepts of what is important as far as manhood goes. If you think of primitive society, in order to protect the tribe men had to be capable of fighting other tribes and they needed to provide meat for their family. Women p...
by alas
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What does everyone listen to?
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: What does everyone listen to?

Pretty much everything, from ancient to modern. Well, OK, some rap isn’t music. It is just poor quality poetry set to a loud beat. But then some A. Hat was playing his loud at 11:30-2:00 am so today I may just be angry at rap. But, I have CDs of everything from American First Nation, to Polynesian, ...
by alas
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Missionaries can call home weekly now
Replies: 27
Views: 896

Re: Missionaries can call home weekly now

Wait - is there a scandal about to break that involves missionaries not being able to call home? :lol: Yet another "we did this messed up stuff for years but it's OK we don't do that anymore" revelation. Is it a good thing that they no longer isolate young people from their families while they are ...
by alas
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Trying to balance beliefs and kids and all of the church stuff that comes with it... the jfro update
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: Trying to balance beliefs and kids and all of the church stuff that comes with it... the jfro update

Conflict will always be a constant, but learning to repair the relationship afterwards and turning towards each other will prevent it from eroding your marriage. Perhaps like us, you're focused on the wrong problem. Focus on YOUR relationship with HER and not her relationship with the church! I thi...
by alas
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: It's YOUR fault!
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: It's YOUR fault!

This “it s only church culture, not the gospel” argument has always made me crazy. As if the culture and doctrine are unrelated. I can give many examples of when a doctrine *causes* a problem that the problem gets blamed on culture. It couldn’t possibly be the doctrine that causes problems because t...
by alas
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Today she said...
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Today she said...

Same here. I'm convinced that most members like us, who can't make ourselves believe the church's claims, could happily stay in it if we felt like we had some minimal support and could pivot to having faith in the goodness we find inside of it. Heck, almost everyone tries to find a way to happily s...
by alas
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Today she said...
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Today she said...

It sounds really good. That is kind of where my DH is. He admits there are problems, and doesn’t hope for my going back, but the issues/truthfulness doesnt bother him because he gets something he needs from church.
by alas
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The only good option to replace "Mormon"...
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: The only good option to replace "Mormon"...

I suggested this in another thread. But really, the way the church really wants to be known, they should call themselves, “The Only Church More Christian Than Jesus Christ. That might get the message out.
by alas
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s the difference...
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: What’s the difference...

... but if they aren’t even members of the church, and they are underage, why do you think it’s acceptable in the eyes of the church for them to be contacted without parent involvement/permission? I actually don’t think it is alright to be contacting minors without parental permission. But it is li...
by alas
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: a creator god vs a moral god
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: a creator god vs a moral god

As long as Abraham’s god was distinguished from all other gods by calling him “the god of Abraham” it implies that other gods existed. Once God was just God, with no qualifying or identification as to which god, then you have the possibility of monotheism. But using any phrase to identify which god ...
by alas
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: It's YOUR fault!
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: It's YOUR fault!

The trouble with this “simplify down to basic gospel message” message is that the basic gospel message doesn’t say we have to avoid coffee, tea, tobacco, alcohol. It says nothing about the number of ear rings you wear, or guys wearing earrings for that matter. It says nothing about facial hair, whit...
by alas
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU and Higher Education Rule Changes - Freedom to Discriminate?
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: BYU and Higher Education Rule Changes - Freedom to Discriminate?

Sounds like they will no longer be required to teach evolution in order to be accredited to teach science. Yikes for the whole country. Accrediting insitutions for biological sciences (and many others) will fight this tooth and nail, as they should. You can't be any kind of biologist without studyi...
by alas
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU and Higher Education Rule Changes - Freedom to Discriminate?
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: BYU and Higher Education Rule Changes - Freedom to Discriminate?

Sounds like they will no longer be required to teach evolution in order to be accredited to teach science. Yikes for the whole country.
by alas
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Human Origins
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: Thoughts on Human Origins

Or in layman terms, entropy applies if no positive pressure is applied. Where pressure is applied, it can more than counter act the entropy. The pressure is survival and passing down DNA. The entropy would be random mutations. If not for survival and passing on DNA, life forms would mutate themselve...
by alas
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: 30-40 wives and no offspring?
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: 30-40 wives and no offspring?

Fanny Algiers was rumored to be pregnant when Emma kicked her out. I can’t remember the wording but something about her condition being visible, so she was just starting to show and perhaps Emma wondered if she might be pregnant so warched her more closely, which led to her catching her with Joseph ...
by alas
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why are we even having this conversation?
Replies: 24
Views: 700

Re: Why are we even having this conversation?

They want women to stay acceptable victims. It is like with Judge Kavacrap. 99% of Republicans were pretty sure that he tried to rape a girl while they were in high school. But they didn’t care. To them women are acceptable victims. Our unpresidential president. He was on tape saying he make it a ha...
by alas
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mysterious encounters with EQ
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Mysterious encounters with EQ

One of the founding peeves of our relationship (in a good way) was that we would never commit the other without prior approval. My mom used to farm me out to all sorts of tasks without asking me. That would not be my adult life. And it is not. I've told her to tell them to talk to me directly but t...
by alas
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Just got back from the new endowment Powerpoint presentation
Replies: 25
Views: 1137

Re: Just got back from the new endowment Powerpoint presentation

Was I the only one that was bothered by the fact that I was consecrating everything I possessed or would posses to the church and not to God ? Because then later they tell me that the church isn't perfect because its run by imperfect men, so they are going to screw up and really badly. Wait, you ju...