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by misterfake371
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have any of you considered Catholicism?
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Re: Have any of you considered Catholicism?

I can see how ceremony and ritual can be very appealing to some people, and it does feel like it has a great deal more gravity than a pimply-faced youn American upstart like Mormonism. And, of course, it does have actual theologians. The biggest problem I have with religion is that it provides a pl...
by misterfake371
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have any of you considered Catholicism?
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Re: Have any of you considered Catholicism?

But the celibacy doctrines for priests and nuns is just uncalled for. Especially in light of recent sex scandals. The cover-ups remind me of the Mormons. Yeah, the sex scandals are horrible. But there are a lot of horrible things that go on in other denominations, too. And I think the media has ove...
by misterfake371
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have any of you considered Catholicism?
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Have any of you considered Catholicism?

Ever since the Notre Dame cathedral caught on fire, I've been researching Catholicism a lot more. I listen to Catholic radio on my commute to and from work, and I really like it. It seems like they have the smartest Christians around. And they have so much history and they've been caretakers of the ...
by misterfake371
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My chance to speak on Easter
Replies: 18
Views: 723

Re: My chance to speak on Easter

You could use some of the information and arguments that Lee Strobel propagates. He talks a lot about the validity of the Resurrection. Here's his presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67uj2qvQi_k He has a book called, "The Case for Christ." I've never read it, but I've watched the movie, al...
by misterfake371
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My chance to speak on Easter
Replies: 18
Views: 723

Re: My chance to speak on Easter

Here you go, a talk on Charity. It's totally NOMed up, but quotes all the right sources. I cobbled it together from various sources for my daughter to give as a lesson in YW, but then adapted it so it could be used in Sacrament Meeting.... http://roadkilldelight.com/NOM/CharityTalk.pdf Hi Hermey! H...
by misterfake371
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Manti Temple Rumor
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Manti Temple Rumor

The rumor I remember hearing about the Manti Temple was that Moroni dedicated the land for the Manti Temple on his journey from South America to the Hill Cumorah in the early 400's. And that's why the Manti temple architecture is kinda Native-American. One of my missionary companions told me that th...
by misterfake371
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just checking in
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Just checking in

Have you heard that song by the Violent Femmes that goes "Hey Nonny Nonnny" over and over and over? I love that song!
by misterfake371
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1329

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

I am currently still active and I don't want to leave the community because I've made some valuable friendships and have good memories of the church, but after this weeks conference, I don't know if that will be possible. Yes, it is possible. I'm an active Mormon. I go every Sunday, teach Primary, ...
by misterfake371
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Amost forgot. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mormon Jesus!
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Amost forgot. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mormon Jesus!

Ha! I forgot! I was taught when I was a kid, in early morning seminary, that April 6th was the true birthday of Christ. Then, when I was still a TBM, and I was a recently returned missionary, I think, I found this funny website called "Holy Fetch," which is kind of like a Mormon Snopes. Holy Fetch h...
by misterfake371
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A few Questions for TBM Friends and Families
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: A few Questions for TBM Friends and Families

The answer to all those questions is: "It's not essential to our salvation."
by misterfake371
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RMN is an extortionist
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: RMN is an extortionist

RMN's last talk was my least favorite part of General Conference. I knew the Church still taught that only temple marriages are eternal, but it still kinda hurts to hear that doctrine taught. I'm sure RMN doesn't think what he's doing is extortion. But I do think he's lying, and he knows he's lying,...
by misterfake371
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Senator Mike "Jar Jar Binks" Lee
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Senator Mike "Jar Jar Binks" Lee

I like Mike Lee. He received a lot of mockery for his recent speech, and he gave this response to the mockers: https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/03/29/yes-babies-are-a-better-solution-to-climate-change-than-the-green-new-deal/ I think what he was trying to say is that people can come up with solution...
by misterfake371
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Hello again

Garments aren't that bad. I remember during my faith crisis, I thought about taking off my garments, but then I felt like the Spirit told me to keep them on. So, I kept them on. I still wear them, pretty much all the time. I think God's happy about my underwear situation. And is coffee really that g...
by misterfake371
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm here to listen and learn
Replies: 56
Views: 2671

Re: I'm here to listen and learn

Hi Leo! That's cool that you're here to listen, because I like talking. I wish I could talk more at Church about... uh... how the Church isn't really true and stuff... maybe... uh... Listen, you're a nice guy, but, come on man, Joseph Smith just made a lot of stuff up. He plagiarized the Bible when ...
by misterfake371
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: my attempt to process, help, and share
Replies: 16
Views: 627

Re: my attempt to process, help, and share

Careful. Blogging might lead to church discipline. True Story: In 2012, I wrote controversially about polygamy on my personal blog while I was going through a faith crisis. I basically tried to show that the polygamous sealings done in our temples were invalid, and that leaders didn't have the keys ...
by misterfake371
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Recent Three Nephites sightings?
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Recent Three Nephites sightings?

I haven't heard about any 3 Nephite sightings in years. Not in testimony meetings, not in church classes, not even in church hallway whispers. The last time I remember hearing about the 3 Nephites was from other missionaries on my mission in 2002 - 2004. It's kind of sad to see them go. Church might...
by misterfake371
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What does everyone listen to?
Replies: 19
Views: 764

Re: What does everyone listen to?

Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, cool stuff on the radio.
by misterfake371
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Don't be a dummy
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Don't be a dummy

Reuben wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:12 pm

Isn't it the arms of a sweater?
Ha! Yes, you're right! It is a sweater. I thought it was a scarf for a second.
by misterfake371
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Don't be a dummy
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Don't be a dummy

It was like... like being hugged all day by a tiny, starving person. Hey, you stole that line from Mitch Hedberg! uh... well maybe you didn't steal it from Hedberg, exactly but what you wrote is very similar to this joke of his just googled: "Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really...
by misterfake371
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Do you tell people about NOM?
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: Do you tell people about NOM?

My quasi-believing wife knows about my NOM habits. Other than that... no. I haven't told anyone. I keep NOM a secret IRL. It's almost like I'm living a double life. I'm very active in Church. I go every Sunday. I pay tithing. I've taught Primary for 5 years. I went to the temple recently because my ...