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by alas
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Binding God
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Binding God

In thinking about this, I keep coming back to the second endowment that we don’t hear about from official church sources. This human ceremony forces God to place someone in the top level of the celestial kingdom, even if they have committed a terrible sin, unless it is shedding innocent blood. So, t...
by alas
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Identity
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Identity

The idea of how to identify yourself, both to yourself and other can be hard. I don’t identify with the exMo or postMo communities. But my genealogy has straight pioneers six generations back, including several prominent names from Mormon history, and the journal most quoted on Trek. So, it is hard ...
by alas
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?

What sins are worse than premarital sex? The sin of telling poor people to give money to a wealthy corporation before feeding their children. It would be better that a mill stone be tied around their neck and them tossed into the deepest sea than to fail to feed one of these little ones. The Bible c...
by alas
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?

Well, one infamous survey taken at BYU back in the day my age group was there, said that breaking the WoW was worse then anything but murder. You have to understand the timing of this, hippies and drugs, the war on drugs, and Mormonism being unique because of WoW, so it was really emphasized, and Do...
by alas
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple changes
Replies: 22
Views: 974

Re: Temple changes

All things weird aside, all things sexist aside, I probably would have attended more if the endowment sessions weren't so long. Many recent changes have had the spirit of "less is more." Maybe the new change would be an endowment lite. Stripped down sessions where just the absolute essentials are d...
by alas
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Has Elder Uchtdorf lost his Mojo?
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: Has Elder Uchtdorf lost his Mojo?

I agree that he has lost his mojo, but I don’t think he is so egotistical that being out of the first presidency, or being told not to show any sympathy for doubters would kill his mojo. I have been thinking about this and I am wondering if it is more than his being out of the first presidency. I me...
by alas
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: For those not listening to conference
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: For those not listening to conference

Well, we started out watching the morning session, my husband in the living room that is open to the kitchen, so I was hearing everything. Then my fudge experiment failed. I am trying to learn some new recipes because normally we bring a big plate of homemade fudge to the family Christmas parties (o...
by alas
Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sat morning Fall 2021
Replies: 108
Views: 1826

Re: NOMference Sat morning Fall 2021

When President Nelson said that what we hear in conference will be 100% pure truth, my TBM husband quips, “Oaks isn’t speaking?” +100 for your TBM husband. :lol: Hey, is this the first time a nonspeaker has been given a rating? You have to understand, even though my husband loves the church, he lov...
by alas
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sat morning Fall 2021
Replies: 108
Views: 1826

Re: NOMference Sat morning Fall 2021

I’m sitting in the Provo airport waiting to fly away. There are people listening to conference on their phones with the speaker going. What the hell! Headphone people. Headphone s. But don’t you know that many people who overhear this conference will be so touched by the holy spook that they will s...
by alas
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sat morning Fall 2021
Replies: 108
Views: 1826

Re: NOMference Sat morning Fall 2021

He prays that we will succeed where the rich young man failed. What the hell does he think the church is hoarding 100s of billions for. Well, it is certainly not being given to the poor. So, yeah that silly old man has failed worse than the rich young ruler.

PS. Minus 25 points for hypocrisy
by alas
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sat morning Fall 2021
Replies: 108
Views: 1826

Re: NOMference Sat morning Fall 2021

When President Nelson said that what we hear in conference will be 100% pure truth, my TBM husband quips, “Oaks isn’t speaking?”
by alas
Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Outward sign of an inward commitment?
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Outward sign of an inward commitment?

Here's what I want to see from Mr. Nelson next week in conference. Let 'em know what it means to follow the prophet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukr3Y3unFhg Ha! On the outside... so we can check! :lol: Normal undies on the outside would be ugly enough. Can you imagine garments on the outside? U...
by alas
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is Faith Relative?
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Is Faith Relative?

Faith is my relative, my granddaughter to be specific. [End snark]
by alas
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The anxious Mormon voice in your head
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: The anxious Mormon voice in your head

I really like your recently not Mormon voice. One addition is there needs to be about 20 “am I doing the right thing?” in there. It is so nice to have the Mormon anxiety voice and the recently not Mormon voice quieted down.
by alas
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Nephew Engagement Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Nephew Engagement Announcement

My experience has been that you cannot tell someone they are making a mistake about getting married. I tried to tell my best friend from high school. She just couldn’t hear it, and got pregnant on the honeymoon and divorced before the baby was born. THEN she asked me why I didn’t warn her when I saw...
by alas
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How many would drink the poison?
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Re: How many would drink the poison?

I just listened to the You Are Not So Smart podcast about Pluralistic Ignorance that wtfluff recommended. It talked a lot about the Jonestown mass suicide. A little backstory that still makes me shudder. I was on my mission when Jonestown went down (yeah, I'm that old), and I had a conversation wit...
by alas
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: GA's past double standards
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: GA's past double standards

When I was in college, there was a professor of socialism who had done studies of Mormonism. I couldn’t take his class and still graduate, but I bought his unpublished textbook. He had studied exactly what you are talking about, the GAs don’t practice what they preach about birth control, and never ...
by alas
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it time to update the “bubble of threats” chart?
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Is it time to update the “bubble of threats” chart?

I'd say the biggest threat is the lack of community and the loss of cohesion. Not sure what color to give it. I think most people from my parents era stayed in the church because everyone around them was in the church. People went inactive but still identified as "Mormon." Now no one is allowed to ...
by alas
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it time to update the “bubble of threats” chart?
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Is it time to update the “bubble of threats” chart?

I agree that their chart needs updating. Some of their categories have changed leaders, so titling them by “Denver Snuffer” is no longer correct. Others are kind of redundant, as in that whole blue section could be relabeled, “wanted to sin.” Mostly rather than identifying problems that the church h...
by alas
Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Lamanites called to Enoch Space City?
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: Lamanites called to Enoch Space City?

They like to think about the limited geography theory I guess to imply that their gene pool was swallowed up by those around them. That doesn't make a lot of sense to me as the BOM does not give much support to outsiders being in the land around them other than the Lamanites and Nephites and Muleki...