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by Culper Jr.
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The missionary half-story
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: The missionary half-story

Hah! I love this thread. So much cringe in my past. I remember bearing testimony in a zone meeting of how my serving a mission was blessing my family back home. Some missionaries had tracted into my elderly aunt, and knowing that I was a missionary, she invited them in. If I had not chosen to serve ...
by Culper Jr.
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Studying Antiquity
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Studying Antiquity

I have a copy of the First 2000 Years on my bookshelf. It was my grandmother's, and I got it after she passed away last year. She loved that stuff... all the crazy claims in that book, and all of the Ezra Taft Benson anti-communist stuff was her view of Mormonism (as it was called back in the day). ...
by Culper Jr.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM and Peter Bleakley
Replies: 17
Views: 1038

Re: RFM and Peter Bleakley

Absolutely fantastic interview with RFM! I also listened to his facebook recordings and they are great as well. He articulates so many of my feelings about the church so incredibly well. One thing he was talking about on his facebook recordings that I found interesting was how the "mormon ideal" is ...
by Culper Jr.
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: #DezNat parody
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: #DezNat parody

These are hilarious! Every one! I've heard most if not all of these sentiments at some point in my life in the church. There's always "that" person with no filter who believes this stuff..
by Culper Jr.
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Expect No Good Apologies
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Expect No Good Apologies

No wonder the church is not in the business of giving apologies. A perfect God (and his perfect church) don't make mistakes and so have no need to feel remorse. And they can't make the situation right. Yup, there is absolutely ZERO upside to the church for apologizing for anything. Unfortunately, D...
by Culper Jr.
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Did you learn anything in the temple? Yes!
Replies: 22
Views: 1052

Re: Did you learn anything in the temple? Yes!

My grandfather told me that every time he went to the temple, he learned something new and different. Heard this so many times. I would always wrap my head into a pretzel trying to understand the hidden doctrine in the temple. The signs, especially. I went through in 1990 after they got rid of the ...
by Culper Jr.
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM Does President Nelson!
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: RFM Does President Nelson!

I'm glad someone else picked up on the odd clarification that RMN met Wendy AFTER his first wife passed away. I know exmo reddit especially goes on about him being a polygamist (which in the eternal sense he is) and the "interesting" relationship Wendy has with Sheri Dew. Perhaps he wanted to make i...
by Culper Jr.
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: #givethanks
Replies: 54
Views: 2252

Re: #givethanks

He didn't have anything to say, but he had to say something. Regardless, the overwhelming message that everyone should get from it, believer or disbeliever, is that there is no help coming from the COB. Sink or swim on your own, brothers and sisters. Yup, exactly. A constant theme of my arguments w...
by Culper Jr.
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: #givethanks
Replies: 54
Views: 2252

Re: #givethanks

I expected going into this thing to be underwhelmed, but I was shocked at how ridiculously underwhelmed I was. I'm on team Hermey.... what a sh!+show. Jeezus H. Effing Christ. We are in the middle of pandemic that is spiraling out of control. You are THE one guy that literally millions of people con...
by Culper Jr.
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Growth in Times of Pandemic
Replies: 33
Views: 1312

Re: Church Growth in Times of Pandemic

Thanks Graey, for the interesting info. I believe Covid did the same thing to a lot of members. We were told we wouldnt be happy without church attendance, temple attendance and paying a honest tithe. Members have instead found that staying home on Sunday is actually kind of relaxing. Not attending ...
by Culper Jr.
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy Halloween!
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Happy Halloween!

Ah, what the hell. Happy Halloween everyone!
by Culper Jr.
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Best Two Years?
Replies: 39
Views: 1791

Re: The Best Two Years?

After that we were supposed to introduce ourselves as representatives of Christ and boldly invite people to be baptized at the their door. I obediently did so dozens or probably even hundreds of times with no takers. Just a lot of anxiety and misery on my part. Oh, god yes, I remember that! A bapti...
by Culper Jr.
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Best Two Years?
Replies: 39
Views: 1791

Re: The Best Two Years?

Went on a mission to SLC, and we were supposed to be the vanguard mission in the shadow of the temple and all that. At the time we were the highest baptizing english speaking mission. And we had Loren C. Dunn as the general authority over our mission so there was a lot of pressure to baptize and be ...
by Culper Jr.
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Are member's testimonies changing?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Are member's testimonies changing?!

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by Culper Jr.
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Ezra Taft Benson and Conspiracies
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: Ezra Taft Benson and Conspiracies

People like to think he gave up his alarming political views when he became President of the Church, but actually he was pretty out of it for most of that time. Had he been President of the Church when he was 20 years younger, it would have been a real dumpster fire. Yeah, I grew up in the 80's and...
by Culper Jr.
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Ezra Taft Benson and Conspiracies
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: Ezra Taft Benson and Conspiracies

Oh yeah, it's on my list as soon as I have some time. I read a lot about this stuff when I read Greg Prince's book David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism. Such a fascinating book. One thing that was really interesting from the book was how the civil rights movement played into his views on ...
by Culper Jr.
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sunday Afternoon NOMference!!!
Replies: 134
Views: 7220

Re: Sunday Afternoon NOMference!!!

it’s funny when they just want to tell a funny anecdote and somehow shoehorn a gospel analogy in there to justify the telling of it.
by Culper Jr.
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Women's session!!!!
Replies: 71
Views: 3388

Re: NOMference Women's session!!!!

Thanks Mopag for making this bearable. You deserve a medal.
by Culper Jr.
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Women's session!!!!
Replies: 71
Views: 3388

Re: NOMference Women's session!!!!

Wife is asleep since Eyring’s talk. Why is the apostate the only one that watches all this stuff. I thought I wasn’t dedicated enough. Insane, isn't it? I've watched more conference today than my "active" children. It's a world gone mad. Yup!!! it’s nuts! I know more about the doctrine and history,...
by Culper Jr.
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Women's session!!!!
Replies: 71
Views: 3388

Re: NOMference Women's session!!!!

Wife is asleep since Eyring’s talk. Why is the apostate the only one that watches all this stuff. I thought I wasn’t dedicated enough.