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by Jamescm
September 26th, 2022, 3:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic / Miscellaneous Discussion
Topic: Hidden Dangers of Pathologizing Grief
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Hidden Dangers of Pathologizing Grief

The APA describes PGD as occurring when a bereaved person experiences a persistent longing for the deceased person, intense emotional pain, along with a preoccupation with thoughts and memories of the deceased. According to the DSM, PGD “causes clinically significant distress or impairment in socia...
by Jamescm
September 26th, 2022, 3:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic / Miscellaneous Discussion
Topic: The Rings Of Power is really good (The Lord Of The Rings) @O_I
Replies: 41
Views: 601

Re: The Rings Of Power is really good (The Lord Of The Rings) @O_I

I just can't do it until feminism and racial quotas are done away with. No cable, no Netflix, no Amazon Prime video, no Disney+, no Paramount, none of it. I gave Star Trek Picard a chance and it failed miserably. I tried Disney's Star Wars fanfiction and it was pinpoint antithetical to everything po...
by Jamescm
September 26th, 2022, 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get the blessings
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Get the blessings

I recall something about my family and I receiving many blessings as a part of a prayer to prepare or set me apart for missionary service. It wasn't in writing anywhere. I hear people say the first one frequently, but I don't like it. "Get the blessings?" What blessings? Paying tithing did...
by Jamescm
September 22nd, 2022, 3:40 pm
Forum: Secret Combinations (Conspiracy)
Topic: Unvaxxed with Autism? (POLL)
Replies: 58
Views: 1003

Re: Unvaxxed with Autism? (POLL)

I've never met an unvaccinated person with autism... But I can probably count the number of people I've met and know to be unvaccinated on my fingers. It's hardly a useful sample size. I can say that I received all of the standard vaccinations in young childhood, and find myself somewhere on the spe...
by Jamescm
September 22nd, 2022, 3:07 pm
Forum: Secret Combinations (Conspiracy)
Topic: An Evil, Pernicious Agenda is Afoot
Replies: 24
Views: 515

Re: An Evil, Pernicious Agenda is Afoot

As endlessismyname pointed out, the Gadiantons are open about the goals stated by lundbaek. As for their success in actually carrying them out? Thankfully subtlety is slow, and them rushing and being open over the last few years doesn't get it done any faster when more people are waking up to it. Ma...
by Jamescm
September 21st, 2022, 2:29 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Tithing - we expect to see the day when we will not have to ask you for one dollar.. Joseph F. Smith, 1907
Replies: 26
Views: 654

Re: Tithing - we expect to see the day when we will not have to ask you for one dollar.. Joseph F. Smith, 1907

A tithing based on land interest seems reasonable to someone whose primary income or subsistence is based on his land. A tithing based on a salary seems reasonable to someone whose primary income or subsistence is based in an earned salary. As for deducting living expenses? It's a little murky for m...
by Jamescm
September 15th, 2022, 2:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Newsmax and Fox took money to push vaccines
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Newsmax and Fox took money to push vaccines

That one's easy: Newsmax and Fox are controlled opposition. They are a second layer of the Matrix so that those who know something is wrong with the mainstream narrative can feel as though they've woken up, when they may not yet even be asking the right questions.
by Jamescm
September 8th, 2022, 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Women and Plural Marriage -- the Great Re-Awakening?
Replies: 587
Views: 9783

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

Some of the things I hear about people seeking on dating sites now are of such a nature that I wouldn't have put it out of the realm of possibility.
by Jamescm
September 8th, 2022, 12:53 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Man Among the Gentiles
Replies: 27
Views: 659

Re: Man Among the Gentiles

I don't know if Christopher Columbus is who is referred to in the Book of Mormon, but he wasn't as evil as oft made out to be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEw8c6TmzGg
by Jamescm
September 8th, 2022, 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Women and Plural Marriage -- the Great Re-Awakening?
Replies: 587
Views: 9783

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

Wait, where is this? Is there some website that specializes in those desiring these relationships, or are these picked from an otherwise "normal" meetingplace?
by Jamescm
August 19th, 2022, 9:44 am
Forum: Secret Combinations (Conspiracy)
Topic: Nelson on Gun Laws
Replies: 455
Views: 8643

Re: Nelson on Gun Laws

Have you ever tried to raid a Dove's nest while she's in it? I carry a weapon at almost all times, including to church. I've let plenty of animals suffer needlessly or die because I was too patient, forgiving, or slow to address a problem animal or potential predator. I'd rather some fool claim that...
by Jamescm
August 16th, 2022, 12:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IRS Deletes Job Posting Seeking Applicants Willing to ‘Use Deadly Force’
Replies: 23
Views: 792

Re: IRS Deletes Job Posting Seeking Applicants Willing to ‘Use Deadly Force’

I wonder if 89,000 agents, armed, and trained to raid homes....would be used to enforce a new punitive gun tax? Maybe in some future day Biden by executive decree announces every gun is to be taxed $1,000 per year. Unpaid taxes result in confiscation. Wow, it may be a blessing in disguise that ever...
by Jamescm
August 16th, 2022, 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What is a wholesome herb?
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: What is a wholesome herb?

Oregano.
by Jamescm
August 16th, 2022, 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Godsend FAIL...CDC finally ADMITS jabs are useless!
Replies: 45
Views: 2159

Re: Godsend FAIL...CDC finally ADMITS jabs are useless!

When it comes out as common knowledge the vaccine caused serious harm, it will be debated as to how much good versus harm and it will further be debated as the scientists made the best decision with the data available to them. It's all plausible deniability. That extends back to the many thousands ...
by Jamescm
May 11th, 2022, 2:17 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: The Fastest Way to Make Your Calling and Election Sure
Replies: 1543
Views: 98544

Re: The Fastest Way to Make Your Calling and Election Sure

Amonhi, I actually came to this topic through a post by Seeker144k on https://www.ldsfreedomforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=61362&hilit=perfect+body&start=90. I'm unsure about many specific points both of you have established, and I'm not sure I think everything I've read from the Eliason group sq...
by Jamescm
May 3rd, 2022, 11:46 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Based on an early Judaic adaptation of Facsimile 1, Joseph got it exactly right. Book of Abraham
Replies: 15
Views: 676

Re: Based on an early Judaic adaptation of Facsimile 1, Joseph got it exactly right. Book of Abraham

I like this examination of Joseph's work on Egyptian after he did the translations, "Joseph Smith is the Inspector Clouseau of Egyptology. He was clumsy and did everything wrong, but somehow he still managed to solve the case. His attempt at translation shouldn’t have worked, but it did."...
by Jamescm
May 3rd, 2022, 11:42 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: 3 Nephi 16 (POLL) - Are we Gentiles or not?
Replies: 92
Views: 1471

Re: 3 Nephi 16 (POLL) - Are we Gentiles or not?

I propose that we are both. We are gentiles who have had the fullness of the gospel given to us. The gentiles are rejecting the Gospel, and one day, it will be returned to the House of Israel, from whom we will be nourished. Simultaneously, we are the House of Israel, by adoption if not literally. T...
by Jamescm
May 3rd, 2022, 11:37 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Posing a moral ethical question: is premarital 'love' ALWAYS a sin
Replies: 54
Views: 1431

Re: Posing a moral ethical question: is premarital 'love' ALWAYS a sin

I suppose more to the topic... Where is "marriage" supposed to begin at? A legal authority? What is the source of legal authority? According to the Lord, the Constitution of the United States is divinely inspired. By the Constitution, authority comes from the bottom and goes up, it doesn't...
by Jamescm
May 3rd, 2022, 9:16 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Posing a moral ethical question: is premarital 'love' ALWAYS a sin
Replies: 54
Views: 1431

Re: Posing a moral ethical question: is premarital 'love' ALWAYS a sin

I've generally viewed such stories with skepticism. The pull is too strong, and the physical sensations are too consistent and focused. Put a boy and a girl together and they will figure it out before long, no matter how sheltered or uneducated. If it weren't the case, the Church and past societies ...
by Jamescm
May 2nd, 2022, 9:57 am
Forum: Secret Combinations (Conspiracy)
Topic: What is this "secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries"?
Replies: 55
Views: 3028

Re: What is this "secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries"?

. . HOLD UP! Nope, sorry. The linked search/video does not demonstrate a modern prophet lulling members to sleep with the promise that "all is well in Zion" as is suggested. Quite the opposite; that is President Monson warning the Church not to be complacent, that all isn't well in Zion.
by Jamescm
April 29th, 2022, 1:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Health Solutions
Topic: Thoughts on US dietary guidelines and secret combinations
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Thoughts on US dietary guidelines and secret combinations

My thoughts on US dietary guidelines is that I wouldn't believe any world government if it told me the sky was blue without knowing that they'd wait until the blackness of night to say so. I think the human diet is not only extremely diverse, but extremely flexible. Lots of bread, little to no bread...
by Jamescm
April 29th, 2022, 1:37 pm
Forum: Last Days (Signs of the Times, Emergency Prep, Health)
Topic: The Countdown Has Begun
Replies: 36
Views: 2362

Re: The Countdown Has Begun

Well, it was fun to read, I'll grant that. Given the media and fraudulent government's response to Putin's actions, however, I don't think Putin is the big bad guy on the world stage right now. I am curious to the "2038" number, though. It isn't the first time I've heard that or 2039 throw...
by Jamescm
April 29th, 2022, 9:35 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Receiving Priesthood by direct revelation
Replies: 180
Views: 2352

Re: Receiving Priesthood by direct revelation

If one can receive Priesthood authority through sheer revelation, it must be a circumstance exceptional enough that the Lord, rather than granting it to Joseph Smith via revelation, sent angels just to place their hands on his head, so usual and important this element apparently is.
by Jamescm
April 29th, 2022, 9:16 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: POLL: Are you a member?
Replies: 40
Views: 1268

Re: POLL: Are you a member?

I'm a member, but the line between "... but have questions" and "but don't agree with everything that the church teaches" is a little blurry. There seem to be different levels of "canon" for just what the Church teaches. Comments by leaders and statements in handbooks a...