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by fetchface
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Things I learned in seminary
Replies: 23
Views: 2706

Re: Things I learned in seminary

The second coming was imminent (Class of '99). We talked about it all the time. I honestly believed that I would probably not live to be old enough to go on a mission or get married since I would probably be destroyed at the second coming because I wasn't pure enough.
by fetchface
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: View of the Hebrews Book
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: View of the Hebrews Book

Wait 'till you get to the parts where he copies long passages from Isaiah. That's gonna feel pretty familiar too.
by fetchface
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Priesthood keys lesson
Replies: 18
Views: 1753

Re: Priesthood keys lesson

Hagoth wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:28 am
I'm being sarcastic of course, but I guarantee that the Young Men would find this lesson about a billion times more interesting than the official pablum.
Sorry, Hagoth, you are wrong. It would be at least a trillion times more interesting. :lol:
by fetchface
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Writer excommunicated during ‘September Six’ purge loses her bid to rejoin the LDS Church
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: Writer excommunicated during ‘September Six’ purge loses her bid to rejoin the LDS Church

I've got an extended family member who is a current sitting bishop, interviewing minors behind closed doors alone, who molested his younger sister when he was a teen, and she is 10 years younger. This outraged my wife who wrote several letters to Kirton McKonkie and church leaders about it and no ac...
by fetchface
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New handbook of instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

Re: New handbook of instructions

People were understanding of how changes announced in April may not have made it into the April updates but are left wondering what the excuse is for the changes to not have been included in the August updates. Especially when reverting that section to the way it was before 2015 would involve all o...
by fetchface
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?
Replies: 59
Views: 6383

Re: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?

I think that's a great attitude and I believe we should embrace any myth or symbol that resonates with us personally, not literally, but symbolically. Even if it is total nonsense it might be a catalyst for a personal insight. If I find deep meaning in the wisdom of Spongebob Squarepants, or The Du...
by fetchface
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?
Replies: 59
Views: 6383

Re: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?

Does anyone feel like they want to go back? Seriously? I would rather sit in a chair and stare at a wall for 2 hours. If I'm going to be bored I would prefer to be left to myself. I think that is one of the things that bothered me most about church. It was both boring and it demanded constant inter...
by fetchface
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple garments prevented neighbors from joining the church.
Replies: 18
Views: 1993

Re: Temple garments prevented neighbors from joining the church.

Red Ryder, we can only hope and dream that they will...
by fetchface
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What does the church get right?
Replies: 31
Views: 4153

Re: What does the church get right?

Helping those in difficult circumstances.
by fetchface
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book of Abraham
Replies: 48
Views: 4150

Re: Book of Abraham

Mormon Infographics has a simple chart. http://www.mormoninfographics.com/2012/08/book-of-abraham-facsimile-3-examined.html Edit: One example: Joseph Smith's translation: "King Pharaoh, whose name is given in the characters above his head" Actual translation of characters above head: "Isis the great...
by fetchface
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book of Abraham
Replies: 48
Views: 4150

Re: Book of Abraham

The thing about the Book of Abraham that I couldn't get past was Facsimile 3. Joseph Smith said that particular characters had particular meanings and they don't. His translation was dead wrong. If that doesn't phase you, nothing will.
by fetchface
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book: The righteous mind
Replies: 12
Views: 2074

Re: Book: The righteous mind

One of my favorite books.
by fetchface
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?
Replies: 59
Views: 6383

Re: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?

I learned to say that something was meaningful to me when it really was just boring, and to think that there was something wrong with me because I didn't find value in God's greatest gift to mankind.
by fetchface
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Calling Ourselves Mormons Is "Acceptable" Again
Replies: 21
Views: 2742

Re: Calling Ourselves Mormons Is "Acceptable" Again

If I didn't know better, I'd think that this organization was led with a bunch of guys, all with different opinions on how things should be run, instead of being run by God himself.
by fetchface
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Saints: The Standard of Truth Reviewed
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: Saints: The Standard of Truth Reviewed

It seems to me that the church has some lame excuses for why Joseph had to lie about polygamy but I've never read anything documented from him as to why he had to lie. As far as I can tell, the church never admits that he lied. The church makes the argument that the denials were carefully worded an...
by fetchface
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Saints: The Standard of Truth Reviewed
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: Saints: The Standard of Truth Reviewed

Oh, I didn't write this for Mormons. I wrote it for myself, and then I thought you guys might enjoy it. I don't plan on sharing it on Facebook or anything. I did put basically the same text in my Goodreads review of the book, but I edited out the cussin'. I do have Mormon Goodreads friends so I thou...
by fetchface
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Saints: The Standard of Truth Reviewed
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Saints: The Standard of Truth Reviewed

I just read and reviewed Saints: The Standard of Truth so that you don't have to.

https://untanglingmybrain.blogspot.com/ ... iewed.html

You're welcome.
by fetchface
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again to all my friends.
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: Hello again to all my friends.

Hey Doug, good to see you here.
by fetchface
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Gatherings, Events, and Announcements
Topic: Hiking the Eastern Sierras
Replies: 1
Views: 1340

Hiking the Eastern Sierras

I live on the Eastern side of the Sierras in Southern California and love to hike the Sierras. Let me know if you are going to be somewhere in the Eastern side of the Sierras hiking and want someone to join you. I'm up for fairly rigorous hikes. I'd also be willing to travel to nearby states if, say...
by fetchface
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: TBM wife jokes about resigning?
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Re: TBM wife jokes about resigning?

She did watch an r-rated movie recently. Holy Ghost was probably grieved. Now Satan has taken her over.

I know my wife is very different from most TBMs but joking about resignation surprised me.