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by Exiled
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Mission Presidents
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: New Mission Presidents

Knowing what I know now, I would go to a total service model, ditch the "truth" claims, and tell the potential converts/members that the church has so much money already and that the better course of action would be to not pay any tithing and demand that the church start using the so-called rainy da...
by Exiled
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Puberty's natural action - masturbating
Replies: 18
Views: 763

Re: Puberty's natural action - masturbating

This is another reason I am glad I left. I don't know how I would deal with an overreacting spouse to something common and natural. And now they are undergoing individual and group church therapy and their mother, my daughter, is watching them like a hawk. They are going to turn the poor kid into a ...
by Exiled
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is Christianity Dying?
Replies: 18
Views: 539

Re: Is Christianity Dying?

I think it will die out like most religions eventually will. More and more people are realizing these religious concepts are just myth created by humans to cope with the unknown, death being the biggest unknown.
by Exiled
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM and Peter Bleakley
Replies: 17
Views: 1038

Re: RFM and Peter Bleakley

I am almost done with the podcast now. I don't think Mr. Bleakley will be satisfied in his quest to change the leaders from the inside. Only outside pressure changes these bozos. I feel for him. He seems really sincere, wanting to make reasonable changes that give more power to the members. I agree ...
by Exiled
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Jana Riess nails the reason my full tithe isn't to LDS
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Jana Riess nails the reason my full tithe isn't to LDS

I hope more members will follow Ms. Riess' example. Only through pressure will the Q15 change course and actually do something worthwhile with the money. Just think of what $100 Billion could do in the area of medical science! Solving covid or cancer would go a long way to rebuilding the damaged ima...
by Exiled
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 44
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 44

They were in those barges/submarines for almost a year, without fresh water. Did the magic rocks also act as a water purification system, too? What about the sanitation problems? Urine and feces would be spilling all over everywhere when trying to shove it through the small hole. At a certain point,...
by Exiled
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Another blow to John Gee
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: Another blow to John Gee

Man, Dan Peterson has now entered the fray to support his buddy John Gee and his battle with secular heathens: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeterson/2020/09/shut-up-he-explained.html Reading the comments, it's just hilarious - there's a troll that keeps asking Dan if he is "going to follow the ...
by Exiled
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polynesians with native american DNA article
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Polynesians with native american DNA article

It doesn’t change the fact that we don’t have Jewish DNA. What we do know is the kumara is not native to New Zealand. It is native to South America, specifically Peru.iy also isn’t uniform as Asian genetic markers have also been found in Polynesian DNA. Linguistically and culturally, there are smal...
by Exiled
Thu May 28, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Hans and Brigitta Mattson, 2nd and 3rd Witnesses for the 2nd Anointing
Replies: 61
Views: 8995

Re: Hans and Brigitta Mattson, 2nd and 3rd Witnesses for the 2nd Anointing

FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 6:37 am
http://www.ldsendowment.org/

Has a transcript of one of the early 2a's.
Having the woman wash the man's feet is so LDS. Also, I wonder if one of the 2nd anointed ever cursed someone and it worked? It reminds me of an Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtTBLMqAPo0
by Exiled
Sun May 24, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church wants more Christ-centered artwork in buildings
Replies: 25
Views: 2575

Re: Church wants more Christ-centered artwork in buildings

http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/111000/Jesus-Christ-with-a-Machine-Gun-111401.jpg I think this better encapsulates the true Jesus right before he wiped out all the wicked in 3 Nephi 8-9. Maybe put the following scripture under the above to quietly remind the members to pay their tithes and alw...
by Exiled
Sun May 24, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: And Jesus Smiled...
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: And Jesus Smiled...

I think Jesus never smiled because he was a tortured soul what with having to face his impending death that was decreed from the beginning, for some reason. I'm sure he had a lot of wtf moments and probably screamed out to his God daddy the closer the doom and suffering approached. What the hell Dad...
by Exiled
Wed May 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is The ANY record of Prophecy About Corona?
Replies: 18
Views: 2247

Re: Is The ANY record of Prophecy About Corona?

The Lord isn't worried about such trivial things as covid-19. Death comes to us all. He is more concerned with scheduling changes and quorum reshuffling and so He inspires His trusted servant Rusty's pen to write new and inventive ways to conduct meetings, and run the organization, after doing the h...
by Exiled
Fri May 08, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A one-liner that captures your disaffection
Replies: 101
Views: 14744

Re: A one-liner that captures your disaffection

For me it's "leave me alone." I get harassed by well-meaning members and family that want to reclaim the "lost." Or how about "I'm not lost, you are."
by Exiled
Mon May 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 18
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

Re: If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 18

Ya know, I just gotta say that I think it *would* make a difference if Christ was crucified on the Golden Arches. That would mean it happened during my life time. Those Golden Arches didn’t exist when I was born, so there would be a recent historical record, and maybe we could check out a few detai...
by Exiled
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: When was the BOM translation finished?
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: When was the BOM translation finished?

They could have been putting the thing together up and until it was published in March, 1830. I've never found anything that shows there weren't any changes after the rock and hat show ended. The original manuscript is all but destroyed, having been buried in the Nauvoo Temple corner stone. Joseph S...
by Exiled
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: mormonism has no theology?
Replies: 18
Views: 3306

Re: mormonism has no theology?

Let me see if I can answer the question: Demand 10% and suggest inheritance money go to the church (billions), use 8% on buildings and maintenance (billions but must give the people something), plunge 2% into the stock market and business investments ( BILLIONS BABY, YEEEE HAAAAWWWW!), then make up ...
by Exiled
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How do we bridge the epistemological divide of “I know”?
Replies: 48
Views: 8392

Re: How do we bridge the epistemological divide of “I know”?

Maybe confusion or ignorance (although i wouldn't say that to their face. Or arrogance. I don't mean that in a negative way about your dad or anyone else who is caught up in it. It's the institutional arrogance that is built into your indoctrination from the moment you enter the church nursery. It ...
by Exiled
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Odyssey of Thomas Stuart Ferguson by Stan Larson
Replies: 11
Views: 2929

Re: The Odyssey of Thomas Stuart Ferguson by Stan Larson

Well, the church with its billions isn't doing much digging in central america and still hasn't looked for the stone box on the N.Y. hill cumorah that supposedly contained the plates. They realize that absence of evidence equals evidence of absence with each failed dig and the fund suffers too.
by Exiled
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Inc. Recieved Government Assistance
Replies: 19
Views: 3819

Re: LDS Inc. Recieved Government Assistance

You guys are right, hypocrisy is nothing new to the church, and it is totally par for the course, totally expected. What gets me is that the entire justification the church gave for the 100 billion fund, was a rainy day fund. Well now its a rainy day, small businesses are going under, some in part ...