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by Yobispo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Conference What Will The Prophet Say
Replies: 27
Views: 2958

Re: Conference What Will The Prophet Say

Hagoth wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:47 pm
The simple truth that won't be said: "boy, I sure didn't see this coming!"
Just came to say - I love this place! Thanks Hagoth.
by Yobispo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Alex Boye's "American Prophet" (An Urban Musical)
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Re: Alex Boye's "American Prophet" (An Urban Musical)

Minute 1:36 to 1:43, the guy helping people out of the wagon/cage. That looks like Rod Meldrum. That would actually make sense to me, he's a hustler with just enough delusion to think that this would be a good investment. I didn't see his name inthe credits, but I'll bet my last senum its him.
by Yobispo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Latest Lawsuit
Replies: 24
Views: 4322

Re: Latest Lawsuit

If it gets headlines, and then another gets headlines, etc... then I am happy for the press alone. Time to wash off the squeeky clean enamel.
by Yobispo
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thanks RFM, that never ocurred to me!
Replies: 24
Views: 4903

Re: Thanks RFM, that never ocurred to me!

A (completely non-comprehensive) list of useful things the seer stone could have shown Joseph Smith but didn't: This was an excellent list. It could have been continued into the future for continuing leadership if it worked: "Brigham, tell the stake president in Cedar City to calm the f*$#^% down a...
by Yobispo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thanks RFM, that never ocurred to me!
Replies: 24
Views: 4903

Re: Thanks RFM, that never ocurred to me!

A (completely non-comprehensive) list of useful things the seer stone could have shown Joseph Smith but didn't: How do you feel about being tarred and feathered? Stay away from the Johnson farm. And their daughter. One day you might be tempted to start a bank. Don't. No matter how good Fanny Alger ...
by Yobispo
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Cremation v.s. Burial
Replies: 38
Views: 9323

Re: Cremation v.s. Burial

Best funeral ever: I have a loose bunch of friends who build sailboats and expedition rowing boats. One of them died and his grandson suggested a Viking funeral. One of the guys built a yard-long replica of a Viking ship, filled it with tinder and gunpowder and poured the cremated remains on top. W...
by Yobispo
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Cremation v.s. Burial
Replies: 38
Views: 9323

Re: Cremation v.s. Burial

My mom died in 2018, was cremated and wanted to be spread some day with my dad. He got sick shortly after her passing and died in 2019, almost 12 months later. Oddly, both from pancreatic cancer. Anyway, both of them thought that expensive caskets and gravesites were a waste. They wanted 2 things; t...
by Yobispo
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is there a better example to show that all of this is made up than the transfiguration of Brigham Young?
Replies: 12
Views: 2422

Re: Is there a better example to show that all of this is made up than the transfiguration of Brigham Young?

I recently discovered Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth on Prime video. I think I had to rent or buy it, but it was worth every penny and I will definitely rewatch. It's an old PBS interview from the 80s and at first glance looks boring and has terrible production quality. But if you haven't see...
by Yobispo
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The temple ceremony’s Egyptian origin
Replies: 28
Views: 3908

Re: The temple ceremony’s Egyptian origin

This is the best thread I've seen in a very long time. Awesome! Red Ryder is the first 2020 NOMinee for an award.
by Yobispo
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church to update the CHI
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Church to update the CHI

Whatever anyone says about the e-handbook, they'd be stupid to do paper handbooks in this day and age.
by Yobispo
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Key Indicators?
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Key Indicators?

The phrase "key indicators" made me go into seizures. We had that beaten into us when I was a young bishop being trammeled by an SS Commander SP. Anecdote: in 2019 an old mission comp (super TBM guy with family connected to GAs in one of those GA-rich wards, and a dad in a high-profile church office...
by Yobispo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church says it was an "error" that their Come Follow Me manual called the black skin curse a... black skin curse
Replies: 26
Views: 1703

Re: Church says it was an "error" that their Come Follow Me manual called the black skin curse a... black skin curse

This one is SOOOO egregious that I am almost forced to bring it up with my TBM family. They are force-feeding the gaslighting now.
by Yobispo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Another failed miracle
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Another failed miracle

For those of you on Reddit, please forgive the double post here but I know our beloved Elder R. Free Mormon visits here and I wanted him to see this. The church put out this story (maybe today?). https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/blog/the-miracle-of-the-pink-christmas-tree Kid gets a blessing, mak...
by Yobispo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Renews Opposition to ERA
Replies: 62
Views: 3526

Re: Church Renews Opposition to ERA

I've done a bit of googling this morning but I think I'm finding mostly one-sided arguments on both sides, with a fair amount of fear and disgust for the other side. I barely remember this fight from childhood - can anyone share a good source on the actual legal ramifications, pro and con, for this ...
by Yobispo
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New RFM Podcast--Arguing Against the Evidence
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: New RFM Podcast--Arguing Against the Evidence

Hagoth wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:23 am
Yobispo wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:41 am
I think you're on fish, my friend.
How does one get off fish? I hear it can be a very destructive addiction. Maybe we need to sit down with Consiglieri and have an intervention.
I'll buy the tacos.
by Yobispo
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New RFM Podcast--Arguing Against the Evidence
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: New RFM Podcast--Arguing Against the Evidence

Consig - great episode. I love long-form, eat them up. But I had a very clear thought ("impression") that this is what we need, short, succinct and hard-hitting pieces but with a tone that our TBM families could stomach. I think you're on fish, my friend.
by Yobispo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How to Tarnish Your Brand in 5 Easy Steps
Replies: 28
Views: 2262

Re: How to Tarnish Your Brand in 5 Easy Steps

So, I'm confused. Is it this: Tithing is down so BYU-I has been inducted to make up for part of the loss by forcing students to buy from the Church's insurance company, which company has highly inflated rates? I can’t figure it out either. Considering the big pile they were definitely going to step...
by Yobispo
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mission rules are now just suggestions.
Replies: 28
Views: 2139

Re: Mission rules are now just suggestions.

Palerider wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:41 pm
The reality is it's an indictment of the ways of the past.
Well said, and could be applied to many many changes, from the big ones (race/priesthood+temple, polygamy, temple rituals) to the smaller stuff (not talking to parents for 2 years, 3 hour church, "inspired" programs like home teaching).
by Yobispo
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Stories Interviews RFM
Replies: 22
Views: 1967

Re: Mormon Stories Interviews RFM

Excellent work, Consig. I have been thinking a lot about what you said about the Bible stuff in the BOM being the smoking gun. It was the first thing that spooked me, and this was in 1991 on my mission. Someone asked, "Why the KJV english?" Not being any kind of scholar, I had nothing. Then I starte...
by Yobispo
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement
Replies: 47
Views: 5736

Re: Tithing settlement

Don't underestimate the power of direct eye contact, strong body language and short succinct answers like "I am a full tithe payer". Then keep staring and not speaking. Most will accept that and move along. But I think I'd start with the email as others suggested. You don't need to explain your calc...