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by Thinker
September 25th, 2022, 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Matthew 7:12 - Mistranslation found in most Bibles versions of - The Golden Rule
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Matthew 7:12 - Mistranslation found in most Bibles versions of - The Golden Rule

It seems rudimentary & left wanting to say as the golden rule: “ whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” (KJV) Think of a sick, perverted person mistreating others because they would like that. Such a rule to treat others as YOU would like, is self-centered & g...
by Thinker
September 25th, 2022, 5:36 pm
Forum: Last Days (Signs of the Times, Emergency Prep, Health)
Topic: THE PROTOCOLS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION
Replies: 21
Views: 1191

Re: THE PROTOCOLS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION

“Many people think "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is "hate literature" and fraud. Nobel Prize winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote that the book exhibits "the mind of a genius." Pretty good for a hoax, wouldn't you say? Solzhenitsyn said it exhibits "great s...
by Thinker
September 25th, 2022, 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Faith
Replies: 30
Views: 1015

Re: Faith

My perspective is that we are now beings that "do" . We are actors. "Am" is to just "Be". Christ said that the Father does the works. I perceive that in this fallen state, we are falsely assuming the role of being the "Doer" by exercising our will instead of ...
by Thinker
September 25th, 2022, 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Women and Plural Marriage -- the Great Re-Awakening?
Replies: 557
Views: 9053

Re: Women and Plural Marriage -- the Great Re-Awakening?

I think it might help men to imagine what it would feel like to be raped, to understand how sex can feel for a wife who doesn't enjoy physical intimacy. Women can more easily relate to rape victims because many of them have felt used for the man's pleasure during sex. So probably most men, unless t...
by Thinker
September 25th, 2022, 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Psychological Shadow - Do you project?
Replies: 105
Views: 3048

Re: Psychological Shadow - Do you project?

… white kids with dreadlocks…. Say no more! :lol: ” Science has opened the door to a new frontier of exploration for the human race. It seems more likely than ever that we will soon be able to communicate with intelligent life from other planets and possibly even other dimensions. The catch? You ma...
by Thinker
September 25th, 2022, 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism
Replies: 33
Views: 1500

Re: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism

I appreciate your respectful tone in disagreeing & will try to reciprocate. By “corruption” I don’t mean at the local level - but at the top - using money gathered in the name of JESUS CHRIST in ways that are not only ungodly but illegal (hoarding charity donations https://www.kuer.org/religion...
by Thinker
September 25th, 2022, 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism
Replies: 33
Views: 1500

Re: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism

Kids were never sent around to collect tithes. They were sent around to collect fast offerings. Decons/11-year olds have been sent to collect tithes & fast offerings… same slip… same corrupt black hole where the money goes… (RH, With how many times I’ve posted this, I’d have thought you’d have ...
by Thinker
September 23rd, 2022, 9:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Cloaking Device Hides Objects in Three Dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: New Cloaking Device Hides Objects in Three Dimensions

It does make you wonder.

I just watched this kid explain the first 4 dimensions. https://youtu.be/eGguwYPC32I
by Thinker
September 23rd, 2022, 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Women and Plural Marriage -- the Great Re-Awakening?
Replies: 557
Views: 9053

Re: Women and Plural Marriage -- the Great Re-Awakening?

Speaking of entertainment… Of the many controversial issues of the church, polygamy is by far, the most popular among men. This doesn’t just go for men on this forum - but also in ex-Mormon circles. Whether men are for or against polygamy, how entertaining that they can go on & on & on… abo...
by Thinker
September 23rd, 2022, 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: LDS Missions should not cost a dime.
Replies: 57
Views: 2179

Re: LDS Missions should not cost a dime.

We had the missionaries live with us for 6-9 months (informally) back in 2003. Technically, it was against church rules (we had small children in the home, and they had one of the bedrooms but not their own entrance). ... It was a great blessing for our family to have them with us during that time....
by Thinker
September 23rd, 2022, 11:28 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Dad beats up son for not going on a mission
Replies: 19
Views: 686

Re: Dad beats up son for not going on a mission

"Assaulting" was putting it lightly. The article basically said the father was trying to murder his son. He was bashing his head against the wall and choking him. So Christlike, so loving. Good grief. Assault and battery, attempted murder… yeah the father def needs to be arrested after th...
by Thinker
September 21st, 2022, 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Humor - what's so funny?
Replies: 1005
Views: 153206

Re: Humor - what's so funny?

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by Thinker
September 21st, 2022, 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism
Replies: 33
Views: 1500

Re: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism

I see no sense in paying money to a financially corrupt organization to show loyalty to truth. That’s why I no longer pay money to the lds corporation. There are much better ways to express loyalty to God and truth. Before when I paid tithing to the church, I did so under pressure… coercion… 1) Tit...
by Thinker
September 20th, 2022, 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Psychological Shadow - Do you project?
Replies: 105
Views: 3048

Re: Psychological Shadow - Do you project?

Imagine psychological shadow as unknown weaknesses. A lot of businesses pay customers to “let them know how they’re doing” because they know that often businesses fail because of unknown weaknesses. Athletes know that if they want the competitive edge, they must train against tough competition that...
by Thinker
September 20th, 2022, 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Walmart and other major retailers cancelling billions of orders
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Walmart and other major retailers cancelling billions of orders

They know that most of us are struggling to just buy food and gas and to pay our utility bills. Yeah - seems they see into the future that as inflation surpasses wage increases but people keep spending on credit rather than adjusting, there may be soon many maxing out credit cards… Consumers tapped...
by Thinker
September 20th, 2022, 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why would the Fed crash the dollar? (rhetorical)
Replies: 33
Views: 634

Re: Why would the Fed crash the dollar? (rhetorical)

My understanding is that social security accounts for more US debt holding than China & Japan combined… & Japan holds more than China. So, they’re gambling with at least part of many people’s retirement. They aren't gambling with it. They are intentionally destroying it. The dollar is doome...
by Thinker
September 20th, 2022, 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why would the Fed crash the dollar? (rhetorical)
Replies: 33
Views: 634

Re: Why would the Fed crash the dollar? (rhetorical)

My understanding is that social security accounts for more US debt holding than China & Japan combined… & Japan holds more than China.

So, they’re gambling with at least part of many people’s retirement.
by Thinker
September 20th, 2022, 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Funeral Director sees massive uptick in deaths post vaccine
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: Funeral Director sees massive uptick in deaths post vaccine

He says he saw less deaths in 2020, during the height of ;) cOvId ;) than 2019, but 2021 has had an explosion. Quite revealing. https://rumble.com/vmlz42-funeral-director-john-olooney-blows-the-whistle-on-covid.html?mref=qnz9d&mc=6f8oi It is interesting but very sad. Related: (USA) Funeral dire...
by Thinker
September 19th, 2022, 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism
Replies: 33
Views: 1500

Re: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism

I see no sense in paying money to a financially corrupt organization to show loyalty to truth. That’s why I no longer pay money to the lds corporation. There are much better ways to express loyalty to God and truth. Before when I paid tithing to the church, I did so under pressure… coercion… 1) Tit...
by Thinker
September 19th, 2022, 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism
Replies: 33
Views: 1500

Re: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism

I see no sense in paying money to a financially corrupt organization to show loyalty to truth. That’s why I no longer pay money to the lds corporation. There are much better ways to express loyalty to God and truth. Before when I paid tithing to the church, I did so under pressure… coercion… 1) Tit...
by Thinker
September 18th, 2022, 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism
Replies: 33
Views: 1500

Re: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism

We are good tithe payers because we know it is Gods true gospel on earth. I see no sense in paying money to a financially corrupt organization to show loyalty to truth. That’s why I no longer pay money to the lds corporation. There are much better ways to express loyalty to God and truth. Before wh...
by Thinker
September 18th, 2022, 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Doctrinal commitment to college education
Replies: 38
Views: 1098

Re: Doctrinal commitment to college education

762X545 wrote: September 14th, 2022, 11:55 am There is a huuuuuge difference between being educated and being intelligent.
True!

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

Education may be learning what someone else seems important, which may or may not apply to ever-changing circumstances.
by Thinker
September 18th, 2022, 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism
Replies: 33
Views: 1500

Re: Shouldn't be hand-waved away; Christian preacher's evaluation of the Decline of Mormonism

This is a great rundown of the burning down building that is institutional/corporate LDSism by a kind, well-meaning Christian. He touches on a lot of similar topics we discuss. We are insiders walking out of a dilapidated barn that clearly is not what it used to be. He's an outsider watching that b...
by Thinker
September 18th, 2022, 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Seeing a LOT of sudden deaths lately in the news
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Seeing a LOT of sudden deaths lately in the news

5 people I know have passed in the last year or so. 2 of them were expected with past health issues. But the other 3 were previously healthy, and unexpected. I don’t know if they took the experimental Covid shot (s) but based on what I know of them, I’d guess so. It is so sad. Yesterday, I just foun...
by Thinker
September 17th, 2022, 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Faith
Replies: 30
Views: 1015

Re: Faith

You put my feet to the fire with your question. lol . Off the top of my head, I could only think of two different "Gods" in the OT , but I was also thinking of how many different Gods have been worshiped anciently . I speculate that many of those Gods exist, separately. So.. I looked furt...