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by Spicy McHaggis
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The evolving LDS concept of God’s nature
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: The evolving LDS concept of God’s nature

This is a bit of a change in topic but in the same vein. Is God to be feared or loved? Vengeful or compassionate? Active or passive? 6 years ago, my BIL passed away in a tragic series of events. Long story short, he overdosed on prescription drugs. Recently, My MIL, FIL, SIL and niece were visiting...
by Spicy McHaggis
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are Wards Jumping the BSA Ship Early?
Replies: 26
Views: 2061

Re: Are Wards Jumping the BSA Ship Early?

I'm a lackadaisical scout leader. I am hoping to throw the towel in early. Our charter has about 12 boys from 12-18 years old. None of them are interested. I have nobody who helps me with scouts. No scout committee. No assistant. I'm too busy to do much on weekends with the boys. I'm pretty much ch...
by Spicy McHaggis
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: God is Talking to Mark Taylor - What is President Nelson's Problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: God is Talking to Mark Taylor - What is President Nelson's Problem?

I have heard that TSM and other in church leadership were convince Romney was going to win in 2012, to the point where they believed they had a prophecy/revelation about it. They were supposedly shocked when he wasn’t elected. I guess my point is, a retired firefighter is probably more likely to hea...
by Spicy McHaggis
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Latest RFM Podcast Second Best in History?
Replies: 28
Views: 1967

Re: Latest RFM Podcast Second Best in History?

Is there anyway to listen without breaking my two year Facebook fast?
by Spicy McHaggis
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth fireside ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2368

Re: Youth fireside ?

Methinks at this point that RMN referring to "The Gathering of Israel" simply means: Missionary Work. It's just a fancy way of saying: WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO PAY TITHING! I agree but like with all things LDS, the meanings of words and phrases change considerably as time goes by. At one point the ga...
by Spicy McHaggis
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth fireside ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2368

Re: Youth fireside ?

The gathering of Israel What does even mean anymore? Now, I get that the so-called gathering of Israel is one key component to usher in the 2nd coming, but why does it even matter anymore? Roughly 4,000 years ago an extended family moves further away from each other (and since they took a social me...
by Spicy McHaggis
Wed May 30, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Powerful KSL Broadcast Antenna
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Powerful KSL Broadcast Antenna

Can spirits pay tithing? I don’t think they really care about those.
by Spicy McHaggis
Mon May 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Doing a write-up on blacks/priesthood for 'Be One,' - Updated 5/30
Replies: 19
Views: 1279

Re: Doing a write-up on blacks/priesthood for 'Be One,' - Any suggestions on what to cover?

This is a great article by Lester Bush. It was in Dialogue Journal and was written before the change in 1978. Supposedly it had a big influence on SWK's decision to make the change. It's long but well worth the read. Lots and lots of information. https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sb...
by Spicy McHaggis
Fri May 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Interesting article about religion and lack of intellectual humility.
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Interesting article about religion and lack of intellectual humility.

https://www.inquisitr.com/4912504/study-right-wing-authoritarianism-accounts-for-correlation-between-religion-and-lack-of-intellectual-humility/ I like this quote: In other words, to be intellectually humble means to recognize that you might be wrong about what you believe. It seems the more religio...
by Spicy McHaggis
Tue May 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: This is a great thread on AskReddit, insane stories from the Bible.
Replies: 17
Views: 1350

This is a great thread on AskReddit, insane stories from the Bible.

I've wasted a few hours reading these. It's funny what the OT lesson manuals skip in SS & seminary.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comm ... ible_that/
by Spicy McHaggis
Wed May 09, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why I love the essays
Replies: 54
Views: 3359

Re: Why I love the essays

Here's a good one. I had misspelled Neil L. Andersen's name as Anders o n, and GoogleDoc's spellchecker caught it. It's a pretty impressive checker. I have noticed in lecture classes that when the professor says the name of an obscure Mayan or Aztec god I just have to take a wild guess at it and Go...
by Spicy McHaggis
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Buckle up, apocalypse imminent!
Replies: 53
Views: 3326

Re: Buckle up, apocalypse imminent!

Can't tell you how many times I have heard, "We don't need to worry about running out of resources because God planned enough for man until the second coming." I generally maintain myself within their logic and retort that faith without works is dead and God will let natural consequences follow for...
by Spicy McHaggis
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The cost of serving a senior mission
Replies: 20
Views: 1718

Re: The cost of serving a senior mission

Thoughtful wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:14 pm
Polynesian cultural center: a Polynesian looking sister is needed....


What the....
At least it didn't say lamanite. It's a start, I suppose.
by Spicy McHaggis
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Ministering Program
Replies: 56
Views: 4200

Re: New Ministering Program

I just hope they half-ass it as much as they half-ass every thing else. If they don't leave me the hell alone like the HTs I'll be pissed.
by Spicy McHaggis
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: MormonLeaks releases purported confession of former MTC President
Replies: 59
Views: 3957

Re: MormonLeaks releases purported confession of former MTC President

Imagine you're an 18 year old kid who bishop is delaying your mission for masturbating or looking at boobies. Then you hear about this guy. How can the church possibly punish horny kids for being horny kids while this guy walks? The best theory out there is that this Bishop guy got his second anoin...
by Spicy McHaggis
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism
Replies: 24
Views: 1431

Re: Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

[/quote] Interesting. The prefrontal cortex is where we deal with complexity, the thinking part of the brain. It could make sense I think, that if a fundamentalist religious culture limits development of the prefrontal cortex, that person's speech patterns might be altered. Due to the alteration in ...
by Spicy McHaggis
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: MormonLeaks releases purported confession of former MTC President
Replies: 59
Views: 3957

Re: MormonLeaks releases purported confession of former MTC President

Imagine you're an 18 year old kid who's bishop is delaying your mission for masturbating or looking at boobies.

Then you hear about this guy.

How can the church possibly punish horny kids for being horny kids while this guy walks?
by Spicy McHaggis
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism
Replies: 24
Views: 1431

Re: Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

I can't help but wonder if there here is also the possibility that some people have a genetic/cerebrophysiological (I think I just invented that word) propensity for religiosity. I guess that's what scrupulosity is. If there is a genetic component, it seems likely that people who are attracted to f...
by Spicy McHaggis
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing during GC?
Replies: 27
Views: 1672

Re: What are you doing during GC?

I'm going to ponderize how happy I am doing something other than watch GC.
by Spicy McHaggis
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is God the father circumcised?
Replies: 18
Views: 1210

Re: Is God the father circumcised?

No.

Source: I've seen it with my spiritual eyes. So much godly foreskin.