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by jfro18
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: the Dark Night of the Soul
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: the Dark Night of the Soul

For me the one thing I wanted was to have someone to talk to, and since I am not in a Mormon-heavy area that just wasn't available. So I think that maybe the best thing you could do would be to introduce him to groups like this? I know it sounds weird... but that might be a HUGE help. I was so terri...
by jfro18
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today
Replies: 54
Views: 1414

Re: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today

So does anyone know more about the differences between the talk and the transcripts? I saw on reddit that the phrase "God has not changed His definition of marriage," had been left out. I watched the video. It's still there. I looked on the newsroom transcript ( https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist...
by jfro18
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Major changes to organizations and auxiliaries set for October conference
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Major changes to organizations and auxiliaries set for October conference

I think it's safe to assume that Nelson will have at least one "big" change this conference -- I have to believe he's blown through most of the big things he wanted to do early on as he will likely not be prophet for too much longer. We know there will be no changes to the Word of Wisdom since they ...
by jfro18
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today
Replies: 54
Views: 1414

Re: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today

The transcript is here: https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/russell-m-nelson/love-laws-god/ Good thing President Nelson is less than a bigot than God, without his supplication God never would have decided to change that policy. You’re my hero President Nelson!!! One thing I noticed when reading this yes...
by jfro18
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today
Replies: 54
Views: 1414

Re: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today

I honestly think this speech will break some shelves because it literally throws God under the bus for the horrible November 15 policy... and then backs over God a few times on the way out. This is a speech about calming nerves over this policy while establishing authority as the one true leader to ...
by jfro18
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Seer Stone Video
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Seer Stone Video

There's a level of cluelessness going on that unintentionally makes these two people look weirdly ignorant. Here's a direct quote from the video starting at 3:42: "But for some people it's still a little bit uncomfortable to think about that seer stone. Why do you think that is? "That's a good ques...
by jfro18
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Seer Stone Video
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Seer Stone Video

I don't know if it was discussed here or not, but yeah it's a complete trainwreck. And once again they completely lie about the use of the term urim and thummim (not to mention with the U&T actually was). And the idea that this is like an iphone and the hat is to block out the sun is insane the mome...
by jfro18
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: NOM Swag
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: NOM Swag

OK - RedRyder's suggestion is live @ $13.09 New Coffee Shirt @ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XYQ2KCH/ref=sr_1_3?qid=1568662415&refinements=p_4%3A+Made+by+an+Apostate+For+Apostates%5CcEx-Mormon+Gear&s=apparel&sr=1-3 https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/A13usaonutL._CLa%7C2140%2C2000%7C71e40jQ6JVL.png%7...
by jfro18
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: NOM Swag
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: NOM Swag

Can you move eternal life above the coffee cup? And also do another one in reverse that says I gave up coffee for eternal life. Yeah should be easy- hopefully I saved that template lol. Give me a few hours and it should be up... I'll put them up @ cost if anyone wants and raise them later on the of...
by jfro18
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: "Doubts are dangerous" - Elder Craig Christensen to LDS youth
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: "Doubts are dangerous" - Apostle Craig Christensen to LDS youth

Well, he isn't an apostle. But that doesn't mean he isn't a pompous windbag. I guess in reality he's really as much as an apostle as the 12, being's as they aren't really apostles. He an apostle as much as Elder Oaks or Elder Bednar or Donald Trump or RuPaul or you or I or anyone else. But official...
by jfro18
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: "Doubts are dangerous" - Elder Craig Christensen to LDS youth
Replies: 13
Views: 384

"Doubts are dangerous" - Elder Craig Christensen to LDS youth

Elder Craig C. Christensen at last night's "face to face" devotional for the youth said "Doubts are dangerous" in response to those who encounter issues about the church on the internet. You can't make this up: You can see the answer here: https://youtu.be/oPkpwEub2G8?t=2520 (this starts about 50 se...
by jfro18
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Weed saved my marriage....
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Weed saved my marriage....

There's an ex-mo I've gotten to know locally that has used weed to get through some anxiety, but he can't tell his wife that's what he's using (I think he does the vaporizer but I am not 100% sure, but I know there's not the "smell" you'd normally have)... Anyway, his wife has commented a few times ...
by jfro18
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: NOM Swag
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: NOM Swag

I uploaded a few shirts/vnecks/tanks/etc... if anyone likes any of these, let me know and I can set up a private link at a lower cost (Amazon won't allow discount codes, but I can duplicate the listing at "cost" which is typically about $3 less). https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=w_bl_sl_s_ap_web_7141123...
by jfro18
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: NOM Swag
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: NOM Swag

Definitely some fun stuff on there. I think the "I gave up... for coffee" should read: "I gave up Eternal Life™ for coffee" I want a shirt that reads: "I am an empty chair" or maybe just "Empty Chair" Another simple one that I like is: "Joseph Lied" I can make some with clean but fairly generic tex...
by jfro18
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Holy Cow!!! Devastating TV ad
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: Holy Cow!!! Devastating TV ad

Now they need an ad that pans over the temple and down in for a close up of a grandpa in a white suit and asks “were you groped, molested, or had your junk fondled by a temple worker during your initiatory? That’s not part of the ceremony. You are entitled to compensation for pain suffering and emo...
by jfro18
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: REVELATION TIME: President Nelson Announces Upcoming Important Message for Young People
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: REVELATION TIME: President Nelson Announces Upcoming Important Message for Young People

Whatever it is, it will be set up like the emphasis on the Sabbath day observance a few years back. People will be breathlessly gushing over the amazing spirituality gained by doing whatever they are told to do. A benefit to giving the talk now will be the opportunity to gush about it over the pulp...
by jfro18
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Holy Cow!!! Devastating TV ad
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: Holy Cow!!! Devastating TV ad

Someone posted a screenshot a few days ago on Facebook I think? But yeah, this is a rough one especially for non-members who see that and will forever connect the church to it.
by jfro18
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Terryl Givens steps into the BoA ring
Replies: 55
Views: 1207

Re: Terryl Givens steps into the BoA ring

Many LDS church members grow up thinking of "truth" in terms of "Truth" (capital "T") in the sense of D&C 50, that if something "edifies" that means it's true, and if it doesn't edify it may be "true" but isn't the "Truth", and more importantly is "not of God". I'm guessing there is some of this at...
by jfro18
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: REVELATION TIME: President Nelson Announces Upcoming Important Message for Young People
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: REVELATION TIME: President Nelson Announces Upcoming Important Message for Young People

I'm sure the youth devotional while all students are in class will be a smashing success! All the kids in release-time seminary will be watching. I'm curious what he will say. My kids are adults now, but not completely on their own. I'll be watching to see what they'll be hearing at institute. Ahh....
by jfro18
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: REVELATION TIME: President Nelson Announces Upcoming Important Message for Young People
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: REVELATION TIME: President Nelson Announces Upcoming Important Message for Young People

Ha! I love it when stuff says "from the desk of..." It sounds so pretentious and cringey. Yep. he might be the nicest guy in the world, but he really comes off as on the ultimate ego trip as prophet/president. I always loved Gordon B. Hinckley in the church - he just seemed like a big teddy bear. N...