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by Gatorbait
Thu Dec 21, 2023 3:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book of Abraham Apologetics History
Replies: 5
Views: 3349

Re: Book of Abraham Apologetics History

Never had much use for the narrative of Adam, Eve, having kids that lived hundreds of years, the kids marrying their brothers and sisters and the like, making the human race because Eve ate something she was told not to eat. Total nonsense, and a bad one at that. I've learned to keep quiet about it ...
by Gatorbait
Thu Dec 21, 2023 3:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Put your holiday greetings here!
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

Re: Put your holiday greetings here!

Merry Christmas everyone. So glad to have this forum and glad to you all for contributing as it has been a pleasure learning from you all.
by Gatorbait
Thu Dec 21, 2023 3:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Put your holiday greetings here!
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

Re: Put your holiday greetings here!

moksha wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2023 4:35 am
Quintessential Christmas music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHafGKi_uI0
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
by Gatorbait
Thu Dec 21, 2023 2:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Put your holiday greetings here!
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

Re: Put your holiday greetings here!

Perhaps these stones could help reveal the FSM's holiday message to us and allow us to be the best Noodlists possible. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/936665625638621224/1186076403918176387/cb9ac9b39fde9a5f5f6b2a426e26fdb01.jpg?ex=6591eeba&is=657f79ba&hm=8450fbc8f1d3cda11ab469d6bdf8a941d1b73...
by Gatorbait
Tue Dec 19, 2023 1:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing Unsettlement
Replies: 21
Views: 9698

Re: Tithing Unsettlement

Great post. Thanks for sharing. Never had a bishop divulge inside info like this. Never had any idea so few people paid tithing in the active rank and file. Seems like the wealthier you are, the easier it is to pay, but a lot of the wealthy are pretty stingy with their moola, don't pay and say they ...
by Gatorbait
Fri Dec 15, 2023 4:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The most correct book....
Replies: 25
Views: 9490

Re: The most correct book....

To paraphrase Gordon Hinkley, "people find what they're looking for." The BOM is often presented as the "proof" for TCOJCOLDS and everything associated with it. People who want it to be historical find evidence, slim though it is, for it. It really hasn't made inroads into mainstream History, or an...
by Gatorbait
Wed Dec 13, 2023 4:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The most correct book....
Replies: 25
Views: 9490

Re: The most correct book....

With the whole LDS world focusing on the Book of Mormon next year, I was wondering, "what does--or doesn't-- make the BOM the most correct book on earth?" Over the years words have changed meanings, been miss-used, or become obsolete all together. Words like "perfect" for example. Meaningless now, ...
by Gatorbait
Mon Dec 11, 2023 5:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A Uchtdorf rise to the Prophetic throne is reasonable.
Replies: 23
Views: 25548

Re: A Uchtdorf rise to the Prophetic throne is reasonable.

For decades, or more, members have long dreaded, or anticipated, the ascension of the next president to the grand seat. The reality is that it's rarely made much difference. By the time the individual ascends, he's so feeble or so bound by the tradition of those that came before that they do little...
by Gatorbait
Mon Dec 11, 2023 5:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Real people
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: Real people

Unfortunately there are going to be the know-it-all show offs in about everything in life, from talk show hosts to sports figures. Thing is, those folks can get fired for it. Luckily, in all of my gazillion years, geezer as I am, I've only had one bishop who was a prick and one SP that was worse. My...
by Gatorbait
Mon Dec 11, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anybody know anything about Patrick Kearon? New Apostle
Replies: 17
Views: 14113

Re: Anybody know anything about Patrick Kearon? New Apostle

His talk on refugees was actually good. He doesn’t have or use a middle initial, that’s a plus. He’s a Brit. Overall, there could have been many worse picks. I knew Rusty would wait until conference though…what if died and someone else got the legacy pick…the horror!!! Love that he doesn't have an ...
by Gatorbait
Mon Dec 11, 2023 5:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Exwife requesting our sealing cancellation...the First Presidency asked for my input
Replies: 7
Views: 2930

Re: Exwife requesting our sealing cancellation...the First Presidency asked for my input

First of all, sorry that you have to go through this. Those who have gone through this sort of thing know that it is difficult to be objective and rational in your thinking. Someone else's advise not to write a letter is the best response, but if you must write, for closer, it doesn't do any good to...
by Gatorbait
Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Lester Bush, author of "Priesthood Ban" article dies
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

Re: Lester Bush, author of "Priesthood Ban" article dies

Read the Trib article and followed up on Bush's article in Dialogue, A Journal of Mormon Thought, which is on line, a 1973 edition- easy to find. The article is really long and I've just glanced through it. Very extensive and well documented. Also, Hugh B. Brown was very much involved in the lifting...
by Gatorbait
Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A Uchtdorf rise to the Prophetic throne is reasonable.
Replies: 23
Views: 25548

Re: A Uchtdorf rise to the Prophetic throne is reasonable.

Shared this with my wife and we are both filled with hope- Dieter as Pres. Is that a terrible thing? I do like Jeff Holland, even though I don't agree with him a lot. We had a 70 attend our ward yesterday, his daughter is in it, our ward that is, anyway the 70 said Holland is on death's doorstep but...
by Gatorbait
Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Not really in to Thanksgiving...and the sappy prayers
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Re: Not really in to Thanksgiving...and the sappy prayers

Didn't mean to come off as ungrateful because I am.

Regarding the sappy long stupid prayers....well God will sort those out, so it's really none of my business...at least I didn't sneak a look at my phone. Damn near did.
by Gatorbait
Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Setting & maintaining a temple boundary
Replies: 19
Views: 8544

Re: Setting & maintaining a temple boundary

On the Stay LDS forum there is some thread about nuancing the temple rec questions so that you're not lying but also getting the questions right enough to get the golden ticket. I can't remember all the ideas, but I do remember thinking of a lot of that on my own whilst I was in faith crisis but st...
by Gatorbait
Mon Nov 27, 2023 5:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Setting & maintaining a temple boundary
Replies: 19
Views: 8544

Re: Setting & maintaining a temple boundary

Hi Gang : Would like some input on setting boundaries about Not attending the Temple !! So here is my story joined the church with my wife at age 21 very active struggled financially for years raising a family. Joined the Army in 1982 for a steady job stayed 10 years got out worked in law enforceme...
by Gatorbait
Thu Nov 23, 2023 4:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Not really in to Thanksgiving...and the sappy prayers
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Not really in to Thanksgiving...and the sappy prayers

Right out of the gate I'm going to say sorry- I know that it's good to have a US holiday on Thursday and all, get the four day weekend, and I like that, and the football, all the food, taking a walk to work off about 200 of the 20,000 calories we take in- I get that. What I don't like, and never hav...
by Gatorbait
Thu Nov 23, 2023 3:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A Uchtdorf rise to the Prophetic throne is reasonable.
Replies: 23
Views: 25548

Re: A Uchtdorf rise to the Prophetic throne is reasonable.

On the other hand, this might be the last chance for Presidents Nelson and Oaks to institute new changes such as mandatory right-hand usage for the sacrament, members signing a declaration that the leaders are right even when wrong, and alternate waves for the hanky ceremony. You know, things God w...
by Gatorbait
Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:13 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: How America Has Been Let Down By The Republicans
Replies: 37
Views: 1045433

Re: How America Has Been Let Down By The Republicans

Had a good time reading your posts, back and forth, jousting away. I like it. Makes this forum worth reading. Don't feel like commenting here other than to say that any thinking person knows- knows, that Trump is probably everything he appears to be, and the list of bad things is long. The good thin...
by Gatorbait
Thu Nov 16, 2023 3:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Belief is easy, doubt is hard.
Replies: 6
Views: 3790

Re: Belief is easy, doubt is hard.

Interesting DB, and good post, and I concur. Can't speak for the rest of you, but one of my favorite sayings that came from Henry Eyring's grandpa, passed on to his dad Henry, and to him. "In our church we are not required to believe anything that is not true." To me, that's why there is NOM and Dia...