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TwochurchesOnly wrote: November 24th, 2022, 5:02 am the Lei ... !
Is that what that is??

Notice, the lower part of the 'lei'. Talk about revolting. :shock:

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Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 11:49 am
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 7:35 am
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:59 am I don’t think God has a problem with statues and portraits.
Well according to God he does.
If this were true, then all the Temples built in this dispensation were immediately desecrated by the presence of statues and portraits.
Yep.

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It's just an extension of Indian culture...get over it.

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Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 1:16 pm
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 11:49 am
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 7:35 am
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:59 am I don’t think God has a problem with statues and portraits.
Well according to God he does.
If this were true, then all the Temples built in this dispensation were immediately desecrated by the presence of statues and portraits.
Yep.
Nah… else Jesus wouldn’t have appeared in some of them.

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Dave62 wrote: November 24th, 2022, 2:40 pm It's just an extension of Indian culture...get over it.
* Hindu culture

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Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:37 pm
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 1:16 pm
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 11:49 am
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 7:35 am

Well according to God he does.
If this were true, then all the Temples built in this dispensation were immediately desecrated by the presence of statues and portraits.
Yep.
Nah… else Jesus wouldn’t have appeared in some of them.
But statues in temples is a fairly recent phenomenon.

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Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:50 pm
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:37 pm
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 1:16 pm
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 11:49 am

If this were true, then all the Temples built in this dispensation were immediately desecrated by the presence of statues and portraits.
Yep.
Nah… else Jesus wouldn’t have appeared in some of them.
But statues in temples is a fairly recent phenomenon.
Not really. They had a lot of them in the early days. Portraits were hanging from the very start.

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Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:50 pm
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:37 pm
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 1:16 pm
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 11:49 am

If this were true, then all the Temples built in this dispensation were immediately desecrated by the presence of statues and portraits.
Yep.
Nah… else Jesus wouldn’t have appeared in some of them.
But statues in temples is a fairly recent phenomenon.
Apart from oxen, mind.

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"15 feet" is the typical/archetypal nephilim height. weird coincidence.
https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/lordofspirits/land_of_giants wrote: Fr. Andrew: So why is this bed 15 feet tall? [King Og from the Book of Numbers, the "last of the rephaim"] Well, that particular measurement is the way that ancient peoples said they saw spiritual beings appearing to them, that when a god shows up, that they’re usually about 15 feet tall.

Fr. Stephen: Now I’m going to flip it: We’ll talk more about bodies, divine bodies, in a future episode.

Fr. Andrew: There you go!

Fr. Stephen: But, yes, one of the bodies that a god had in the ancient world was what’s now called his liturgical body, and that’s 15 feet tall, pretty much uniformly across pagan cultures.

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I really need Subcomandante to come and explain to us why this is actually a necessary thing for the church to do, because I’m drawing a blank.

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Niemand wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:13 am
Lexew1899 wrote: November 24th, 2022, 2:18 am The fact that it’s golden is even worse.
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It could have been worse, it could have been a calf.

Loving the "Namaste" gestures.
Golden Statue. Golden Plates. Namaste Gestures (literally means I bow to you). Ok everything checks out.

https://chopra.com/articles/learn-the-m ... of-namaste

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larsenb wrote: November 24th, 2022, 12:38 pm
TwochurchesOnly wrote: November 24th, 2022, 5:02 am the Lei ... !
Is that what that is??

Notice, the lower part of the 'lei'. Talk about revolting. :shock:
So let me get this straight, this is the same church making 16 year olds cry for messing up the sacrament prayer for the 10th time and has a general authority apostle in the presence of this lewd lei and he is totally fine with it.

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Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:55 pm
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:50 pm
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:37 pm
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 1:16 pm

Yep.
Nah… else Jesus wouldn’t have appeared in some of them.
But statues in temples is a fairly recent phenomenon.
Not really. They had a lot of them in the early days. Portraits were hanging from the very start.
Not statues though.

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Niemand wrote: November 24th, 2022, 5:02 pm
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:50 pm
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:37 pm
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 1:16 pm

Yep.
Nah… else Jesus wouldn’t have appeared in some of them.
But statues in temples is a fairly recent phenomenon.
Apart from oxen, mind.
The oxen are functional though. They hold up the font. They are not admired or reverenced. Additionally, the design was given by revelation.
This is not the case with Christus, Joseph Smith or Twelve Apostles statues.

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Niemand wrote: November 24th, 2022, 5:51 am
As for this statue of Joseph Smith, I find it revolting on every level. It looks more like some Hindu kitsch or an Academy Award.
Ditto
I thought Academy Award as well. SMH

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Letfreedumbring wrote: November 24th, 2022, 9:05 pm
Niemand wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:13 am
Lexew1899 wrote: November 24th, 2022, 2:18 am The fact that it’s golden is even worse.
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It could have been worse, it could have been a calf.

Loving the "Namaste" gestures.
Golden Statue. Golden Plates. Namaste Gestures (literally means I bow to you). Ok everything checks out.

https://chopra.com/articles/learn-the-m ... of-namaste
Yeah, we can't stop others from building that statue, but posing in front of it like that is so wrong.

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tribrac wrote: November 23rd, 2022, 6:18 pm So...12 inches for each apostle?
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Maybe that’s why it’s “the 12” (+ or - 3).

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Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:59 am... About time we started showing our peculiarities, given that we are supposed to be a peculiar people...
I regularly give and accept the challenge to be the weirdest possible…

However now days, Lds are only peculiar in the exact ways they’re told to be - which is increasingly more worldly.

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Lexew1899 wrote: November 24th, 2022, 2:18 am The fact that it’s golden is even worse.
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Another idol.
Some do prioritize JS above or as if God.
Somehow being in bronze & surrounded by all these others makes it feel more idolized. After all, many graven images &/or statues adorn lds churches, temples (places of worship) & homes.

Inside the dome where JS bronze statue stands with others… http://worldpeacedome.com/wp-content/up ... /09/12.jpg

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Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 11:49 am
Robin Hood wrote: November 24th, 2022, 7:35 am
Luke wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:59 am I don’t think God has a problem with statues and portraits.
Well according to God he does.
I used to think this.

However, it simply doesn’t stand under logic. If this were true, then all the Temples built in this dispensation were immediately desecrated by the presence of statues and portraits.

I just don’t think God is such a Pharisee about this, especially in light of things like the above.

When God spoke of making graven images He spoke of likenesses of idols built for the purpose of worshipping in place of Him.
Having statues & images in temples & churches is including them in worship. It’s wrong according to scripture… & according to spirituality.

Having an image of Jesus as a white long hair supermodel encourages prejudice & denial of truth. But even if he’s portrayed more realistically, the focus should not be appearance, but inward truths and processes.

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CuriousThinker wrote: November 25th, 2022, 7:29 am
Letfreedumbring wrote: November 24th, 2022, 9:05 pm
Niemand wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:13 am
Lexew1899 wrote: November 24th, 2022, 2:18 am The fact that it’s golden is even worse.
Image
It could have been worse, it could have been a calf.

Loving the "Namaste" gestures.
Golden Statue. Golden Plates. Namaste Gestures (literally means I bow to you). Ok everything checks out.

https://chopra.com/articles/learn-the-m ... of-namaste
Yeah, we can't stop others from building that statue, but posing in front of it like that is so wrong.
Just remember, it's SUPER IMPORTANT that the world knows the name of the church, and nothing we do should distract from that, and... oh, ouch, the sun just bounced off that 15 foot golden statue of Joseph Smith and I lost my train of thought...

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endlessismyname wrote: November 25th, 2022, 9:22 am
CuriousThinker wrote: November 25th, 2022, 7:29 am
Letfreedumbring wrote: November 24th, 2022, 9:05 pm
Niemand wrote: November 24th, 2022, 4:13 am

It could have been worse, it could have been a calf.

Loving the "Namaste" gestures.
Golden Statue. Golden Plates. Namaste Gestures (literally means I bow to you). Ok everything checks out.

https://chopra.com/articles/learn-the-m ... of-namaste
Yeah, we can't stop others from building that statue, but posing in front of it like that is so wrong.
Just remember, it's SUPER IMPORTANT that the world knows the name of the church, and nothing we do should distract from that, and... oh, ouch, the sun just bounced off that 15 foot golden statue of Joseph Smith and I lost my train of thought...
😂

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I'm surprised this was made. I've felt they've been trying to mute attention to Joseph Smith and focus much more on the modern existence of the LDS church. Maybe I'm wrong

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Can you imagine when this apostle becomes president?

the Come unto Christofferson manual will finally get released.

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