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by Lucidity
Wed May 08, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Man in homemade barrel crosses ocean.
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Man in homemade barrel crosses ocean.

How long until this story shows up in my moms Facebook feed?

#churchistrue

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/barr ... index.html
by Lucidity
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have you had this experience? Care to share?
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: Have you had this experience? Care to share?

Why is it that it seems only an extremely tiny subset of humanity gets to experience such things? Is it an extremely tiny subset though? It seems to be pretty common for people to at least think they’ve had an experience like this. Since so many people report experiences like this, I think it's saf...
by Lucidity
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have you had this experience? Care to share?
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: Have you had this experience? Care to share?

Then there's stuff like this--four out of 34 people could sense changes in the earth's magnetic field, even when repeated trials were conducted: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/can-humans-detect-magnetic-fields-180971760/ Others could not. Hmmmm. “but No, It Doesn’t Mean We Have Magnetore...
by Lucidity
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have you had this experience? Care to share?
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: Have you had this experience? Care to share?

Then there's stuff like this--four out of 34 people could sense changes in the earth's magnetic field, even when repeated trials were conducted: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/can-humans-detect-magnetic-fields-180971760/ Others could not. Hmmmm. “but No, It Doesn’t Mean We Have Magnetore...
by Lucidity
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have you had this experience? Care to share?
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: Have you had this experience? Care to share?

Why is it that it seems only an extremely tiny subset of humanity gets to experience such things? Is it an extremely tiny subset though? It seems to be pretty common for people to at least think they’ve had an experience like this. I’d bet at least half of my friends and family would have some expe...
by Lucidity
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have you had this experience? Care to share?
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: Have you had this experience? Care to share?

I have had an out of body experience, and nothing that the scientists and skeptics have come up with yet explain it. We have to imagine there are certainly things that exist outside our ability to observe them. Maybe as our tools advance this will change, or maybe we will never get there. have had ...
by Lucidity
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have you had this experience? Care to share?
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: Have you had this experience? Care to share?

I have had similar things happen. I was reading D&C 132 and had this overwhelming impression that the church is totally made up. I later confirmed it through Google searches. Tender mercies Tender mercies indeed! :lol: Maybe one day we'll get a Elder Ronald E. Poelman-ish talk on Tender Mercies wer...
by Lucidity
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have you had this experience? Care to share?
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Have you had this experience? Care to share?

Are we connected in ways we don’t understand? I was having lunch with my cousin in Spokane yesterday and she was telling me about an experience she had had the previous night when she felt a strong impression to call the mother of her friend, a professional climber for North Face. This was unusual....
by Lucidity
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Re: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?

I would say that if you look at it's history, Christianity does a very poor job of teaching people to lead Christlike lives. Here is a quick list of things that were done under the name of Christ. Crusades (1-5 Million dead) Spanish Inquisition (2000 dead) 30 Years War (5-10 Million dead) King Henr...
by Lucidity
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Re: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?

Great thoughts. One of my first realizations after the collapse of my shelf was that this rigid, dogmatic, enshrining of the law is actually a form of creating a false God, and is spiritually stunting. A sort of worshipping at the alter of obedience rather than prioritizing personal growth. Blind ob...
by Lucidity
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1312

Re: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)

Welcome. I’m glad you reached out and shared with us your situation. First off you are not alone. Most of us have gone through a similar place of conflict and uncertainty. I can remember how straight up frightening and alone it felt having the foundations of my life put into question was. It takes t...
by Lucidity
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?
Replies: 17
Views: 622

How good is Christianity at making Christ-like people anyway?

Last year I spent some time in China, and although I have traveled to many countries this was my first time overseas as a non-TBM. One of the things that struck me was generally how Christlike these non-Christians were. Now obviously the attributes generally stressed in Christianity are not unique t...
by Lucidity
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Doctrine vs Policy -- a distinction without a difference?
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Doctrine vs Policy -- a distinction without a difference?

Ah yes one of the legs of the trifecta of pass the buck, that my TBM friends use. 1. It was a policy, not doctrine 2. They were speaking as men (never mind they were at the pulpit saying it’s God’s will) 3. (And recent addition) God really wanted it different but He’s hamstrung by the limitations of...
by Lucidity
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Western vs. Eastern religions
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: Western vs. Eastern religions

Glad to see Eastern religion getting some love on here. I think everyone would benefit from looking into these varies traditions. Regardless if you’re are a TBM or atheist. These are essentially traditions of personal examination into the nature of your experience. They are very empowering and liber...
by Lucidity
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How parallelism works
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: How parallelism works

Great points. Really interesting. The pull to find parallels is very strong. I recently read DMT: The Spirit Molecule, and had been talking to my TBM friend about DMT prior to my reading. I was struck at how often I saw parallels with certain Mormon concepts with people experience while on the subst...
by Lucidity
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Save My Soul, brother TBM
Replies: 21
Views: 764

Re: Save My Soul, brother TBM

This is one of the reasons I just stay clear of sexual and moral grievances as evidences of Joseph’s credibility. I’ve learned to focus on evidences of fraud, logical inconsistencies, and the flawed epistemology. Not sure it’s more effective, but I just prefer it. The church has created the narrativ...
by Lucidity
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Sources for Laman and Lemuel?
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: Sources for Laman and Lemuel?

I'm surprised that not more people are very uncomfortable with the ease at which both Joseph and Sidney Rigdon borrowed from the Adam Clarke Biblical commentary to create Joseph's inspired version of the Bible. The vast majority of people who believe in Joseph's "inspired version of the bible" have...
by Lucidity
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Sources for Laman and Lemuel?
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: Sources for Laman and Lemuel?

Wow. I have to say that a part of me is amazed at the amount of damning evidence that is being found this late in the game. With the recent JST find and the Dartmouth connection, Netflix could make a Making a Prophet version of Making a Murderer. The evidence is really mounting and it’s facinating t...
by Lucidity
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Spirit warned me of danger
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: The Spirit warned me of danger

I’m getting a great visual of Abe Simpson walking in the burlesque house door, seeing Bart, and walking right out again without missing a stride. :lol:


https://i.imgur.com/zGHQb4O.gif?2
by Lucidity
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Friday Fun: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (and How)?
Replies: 21
Views: 1129

Re: Friday Fun: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (and How)?

I can very much echo what you’ve said here. I feel like I can pretty easily point to and explain everything that happened with the unfolding of Mormonism to a degree that I feel quite satisfied and confident. Yet the Book of Mormon is the one remaining item that none of the explanations fully satisf...