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by Mormorrisey
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Dear Spouseman love your mother
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: Dear Spouseman love your mother

I'm sure you're glad to have this place to vent about how frustrating this BS is. I think you are very wise to show restraint - I haven't received a email like this from my narcissist Mom in several months because I refuse to engage. I think she's just given up, and I have peace. It's entirely worth...
by Mormorrisey
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Inerrancy among Church Employees about Church Materials
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Inerrancy among Church Employees about Church Materials

The comments from the church employees on this blog post remind me so much of the material in Daymon Smith's "The Book of Mammon". So much managerial disfunction and fear culture. It must be crazy to work there at times. Also interesting was the comment about doctrinal statements coming out in kids...
by Mormorrisey
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Airing the Restored Laundry List
Replies: 15
Views: 294

Re: Airing the Restored Laundry List

So stupid lists aside, I wish I could give this talk. I would give Bednar the middle finger by talking about how we can’t let all the silly lists of things we THINK we need to do get in the way of ACTUALLY following Jesus. Only use NT scriptures and say what Jesus wants us to do. . Jesus said unto ...
by Mormorrisey
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Henry Erying's Big Faith
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Re: Henry Erying's Big Faith

I had started a quick write-up of this talk for the site last night before I saw this thread (someone emailed the talk to me). My few initial thoughts were: 1. This is the same guy that told BYU-I students about 16 months ago that if you had doubts about the church or its leaders to ask yourself "A...
by Mormorrisey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Henry Erying's Big Faith
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Henry Erying's Big Faith

Has anyone seen the latest from the last nepotist, Henry Erying, and his devotional at BYU-light? https://www.thechurchnews.com/living-faith/2020-01-14/president-henry-j-eyring-3-truths-faith-doubt-171824 The one bit that caught my eye, was this: "It is dangerous to doubt the truthfulness of the Chu...
by Mormorrisey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is the Church’s stance on feminism?
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: What is the Church’s stance on feminism?

Another interesting tidbit - has the New Era become the new President Newsroom? It seems like that "clarification" for the WoW a few months back was in the New Era as well. Maybe because not even the youth are reading it? That is a really interesting insight, Mormorrisey. Very few people actually r...
by Mormorrisey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is the Church’s stance on feminism?
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: What is the Church’s stance on feminism?

Women are second class members of the Church. No amount of solemnly worded vague statements will change the reality of that experience for women in the Church. And many of the rising generation aren’t going to stand for it. This, this and this. That's why the church is on pins and needles right now...
by Mormorrisey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is the Church’s stance on feminism?
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: What is the Church’s stance on feminism?

Another interesting tidbit - has the New Era become the new President Newsroom? It seems like that "clarification" for the WoW a few months back was in the New Era as well. Maybe because not even the youth are reading it?
by Mormorrisey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Update after meeting with counselor
Replies: 14
Views: 1230

Re: Update after meeting with counselor

I know it's a process. Does anyone have any suggestions? I guess just keep going slow. The good thing is now she seems to be more open to listening to the other side. She wanted to study come follow me with her about the priesthood recently and I relented. When we were done she said do you have any...
by Mormorrisey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is the Church’s stance on feminism?
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: What is the Church’s stance on feminism?

What a completely useless article - like the similarly vague "when leaders make mistakes," you want to fill us in, guys, just WHAT kind of feminism is to be frowned upon? What kind of radical social movements? I can't wait to hear some yahoo in my ward tries to fill in the blanks with any woman who ...
by Mormorrisey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Do You Love the Lord?
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: Do You Love the Lord?

We got a talk from a BP counselor yesterday. This is the counselor who interviews you and asks if there is anything else you want to disclose, then stares at you knowingly for 10 seconds. The first part of his talk went over the moral choices in your life that you should counsel with the bishop abo...
by Mormorrisey
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A New Model for the Future?
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: A New Model for the Future?

The Church won't follow any new model until the leaders feel a sufficient amount of pain that causes them to make or accept change. They've got the money so they can continue their lifestyle as long as they live. The Church's growth has slowed, but hasn't yet gone negative. Maybe once it does they'...
by Mormorrisey
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Missed Tithing Settlement
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: Missed Tithing Settlement

slavereeno wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:39 am
Update: The bishop called DW and said that our tithing settlement got lost in the shuffle, she declared over the phone and that was that.
That's the best you can hope for. I haven't actually gone in a few years, I just email my status.
by Mormorrisey
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Talking around the issues
Replies: 37
Views: 1395

Re: Talking around the issues

Going back to the original post, the biggest "talking around the issues" of the $124 billion war chest, is exactly how that war chest was accumulated, and how it's being portrayed in the Mormon media. Many articles from newsroom/church news/desert news tells me that this "rainy day fund" is great fo...
by Mormorrisey
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6552

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Well, even the first presidency is weighing in on this: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/first-presidency-statement-church-finances What a wonderful non-statement. Think Oaks wrote it? 8-) Edit to add: They say these claims are based on "narrow perspective and limited information." I...
by Mormorrisey
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6552

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Listen you dummies. The Deseret News set us all straight - it’s actually a good thing the Church is so greedy and hoards hundreds of billions of dollars: https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2019/12/17/21026103/the-washington-post-mormon-church-whistleblower-says-billions-thank-goodness They sure showed...
by Mormorrisey
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6552

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Has anybody seen the church rag's response to this crisis? It's a hoot. Talk about tone deaf. https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2019/12/17/21026103/the-washington-post-mormon-church-whistleblower-says-billions-thank-goodness I can't believe this is the response - it's great that we have 100 billion in...
by Mormorrisey
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6552

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Don’t get your hopes up people. First off, the membership doesn’t care, most of them probably buy the idea that the Church needs to horde money for the Second Coming, however stupid the idea sounds to the rest of the world. Second, the Church has an army of lawyers to keep crap from hitting the fan...
by Mormorrisey
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6552

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

This IRS whistleblower also has a video that I'm currently listening to. I'm not a data person at all, but it's pretty fascinating.

https://youtu.be/KDlFZF3RyhE

Getting my popcorn ready!
by Mormorrisey
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The challenges of attending church
Replies: 19
Views: 931

Re: The challenges of attending church

I think coping mechanisms are different for different personalities, so take this with a grain of salt. I rather enjoy the parting of the Red Sea effect as I walk down the halls, and watch some of my ward members gird up their loins and attempt to talk to the apostate. While I recognize this is prob...