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by alas
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A New Theistic Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: A New Theistic Argument

In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these… God is your ugly mean neighbor who drowns puppies and yells at kids to get off his lawn. Oops. Sorry you live next to Old Testament neighbor-god. :cry: Well, that was *not* how I meant it. But, yeah that would be Old Testament God. I meant it a...
by alas
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A New Theistic Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: A New Theistic Argument

... So, when we project onto God our own helplessness at stopping all that evil that atheists project onto God and say that therefore God does not exist…..maybe we are missing the point. Maybe God wants *us* to stop all that suffering, not just throw our hands up in the air and yell at God for not ...
by alas
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A New Theistic Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: A New Theistic Argument

An idea that's sometimes thrown around is that Lucifer rebelled not out of pride but because he sincerely believed that Heavenly Father's plan was flawed. That the types and degree of suffering baked in just weren't worth it and there must be a better way. I think he did honestly think there had to...
by alas
Sat Apr 13, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A New Theistic Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: A New Theistic Argument

Something fun I read the other day about this theistic argument: If god is going to go to all trouble it takes to make it look like they don't exist, It's only polite to believe them. This just made my day. Just like when a very old person does not want to tell you their age, or a very fat person d...
by alas
Wed Apr 10, 2024 12:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The new throat-slitting
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: The new throat-slitting

Also, any contract made under false pretenses, or under duress is void. And we were not informed ahead of time what the covenant was going to be, and holding a person’s marriage or mission over their head if they refuse is duress. So, even if we covenant to RustyAlmighty, the contract is null and vo...
by alas
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday morning!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 795

Re: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday morning!!!

I couldn’t really follow, because my husband is listening on his phone in the other room, but Oaks talk was one of his worst ever. He went so far overboard on the word “covenant”, that it started to sound just ridiculous, like every third to every other word, and he emphasized it, like maybe he is ...
by alas
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The new throat-slitting
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: The new throat-slitting

You promise to give everything to the church of JC of LDS, but if it isn’t his church, then you are off the hook. Or, if there are no saints in said church, you are equally off the hook. Or even if it isn’t really the latter days. I figure three loop holes is good enough.
by alas
Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Mormon church is looking to crack down on... garments?!
Replies: 35
Views: 747

Re: The Mormon church is looking to crack down on... garments?!

The deeper concern from members not wearing garments all the time is that of jealousy. Nobody likes garments. They are worn as a sacrifice they are making. When women see other women wearing yoga pants all day and athletic wear instead of garments, they instantly become jealous. If there was a new ...
by alas
Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday morning!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 795

Re: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday morning!!!

I couldn’t really follow, because my husband is listening on his phone in the other room, but Oaks talk was one of his worst ever. He went so far overboard on the word “covenant”, that it started to sound just ridiculous, like every third to every other word, and he emphasized it, like maybe he is a...
by alas
Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday morning!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 795

Re: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday morning!!!

Count how many times he says “covenant”, multiply by 10 and subtract from his score. I am only hearing part of this garbage, but every other word is “covenant.” Is the church now the covenant of the covenant of the covenant?
by alas
Sat Apr 06, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Spring 2024 Saturday Morning!!!!!
Replies: 68
Views: 688

Re: NOMference Spring 2024 Saturday Morning!!!!!

I read in someone's conference predictions that they would get a woman to give the “wear your garment’s” talk because it is the women who they are losing tight control over and it will go over better if a woman nags at us. After the talk on line about the crackdown, I agreed with that idea because t...
by alas
Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Mormon church is looking to crack down on... garments?!
Replies: 35
Views: 747

Re: The Mormon church is looking to crack down on... garments?!

A group of women got some medical based information on the problems women have with garments and took it to the man in charge of designing garments. He complained about them talking about periods and all that blood and gore. Poor men can’t stand to even hear about the blood and gore they force women...
by alas
Sat Mar 30, 2024 5:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Doubt
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Doubt

"There are large trees called Indian laurel... Recently many of these trees were attacked by a disease... When this fungus attacks, the effects are not seen for some years. However, the fungus gradually rots the roots of those beautiful trees, and they begin to die... and the trees must be cut down...
by alas
Sat Mar 30, 2024 5:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: GC wish list !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: GC wish list !!!

A new revelation that clarifies and expands upon the descriptions of the afterlife found in scripture. But there will likely be nothing new other than mundane policy changes until the end of time. Especially I would wish for that new revelation to expand specifically on what is it that women do for...
by alas
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOM needs to be a safe place
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Re: NOM needs to be a safe place

I probably triggered DB’s rant on my thread... DB's entire interaction with NOM has been a rant. He appeared on the scene in the form of an unsolicited rant wrapped in accusations, and then hovered around waiting for any opportunity to offend. I'm sure he feels very picked on, as these guys usually...
by alas
Sun Mar 24, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOM needs to be a safe place
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Re: NOM needs to be a safe place

Yes, thank you for paying the bills, for getting us up and running again after a crash, and using your best judgement on banning or not. It is always a judgement call, because we do want safe, open discussion. It is judgement to err on the side of open or on the side of safe. I personally want NOM t...
by alas
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOM needs to be a safe place
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Re: Dirty Bird has been asked to post elsewhere.

Good. He has been nothing but a disruption.
by alas
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is the church headed for a schism ?
Replies: 26
Views: 601

Re: Is the church headed for a schism ?

Nope, chemical castration is different. It is used on sex offenders to remove sexual urges, and while I am not a doctor either, puberty blockers work before there are sex hormones to block. They work on the area of the brain that triggers the things before the sex hormones are even released. They ar...
by alas
Sat Mar 23, 2024 4:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is the church headed for a schism ?
Replies: 26
Views: 601

Re: Is the church headed for a schism ?

In my opinion your logic on the trans issue is flawed, let me explain. So following your logic, a trans woman is a woman so that means it's perfectly acceptable for a trans woman to be part of the relief society presidency. OK, but what if that trans woman decides to de transition during serving on...
by alas
Thu Mar 21, 2024 2:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is the church headed for a schism ?
Replies: 26
Views: 601

Re: Is the church headed for a schism ?

Wait, Hagoth, I thought Trump was the one mighty and strong. What? You are telling me he isn’t? So, far the church has been pretty quick to excommunicate anyone on either side who starts to get any kind of fan base, before they can get even close to causing any kind of schism. And that seems to conv...