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by IHAQ
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: This Week's FAIR Conference: The Most Important in DCP's Life?
Replies: 25
Views: 1341

Re: This Week's FAIR Conference: The Most Important in DCP's Life?

My topic at this year’s annual FAIR conference is “The Book of Mormon Witnesses: Sincerity and Reality.” (As you might have surmised the witnesses of the Book of Mormon have been somewhat on my mind of late.) I’ll be speaking at about 4:15 PM on Friday afternoon, so, if you’re in the vicinity, bewa...
by IHAQ
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: WITNESSES CRASHES AND BURNS!
Replies: 291
Views: 9704

Re: WITNESSES CRASHES AND BURNS!

Especially if it ensures paid lunches and travel for staff and executives, which includes keeping the rewards points growing that can be used to offset costs of personal travel. This is a great point, and raises a very serious moral question: in the Celestial scheme of things, which is the greater ...
by IHAQ
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Mormon billionaire charged with securities fraud...
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Mormon billionaire charged with securities fraud...

I think you are right that a bright line should be drawn somewhere. However, my question is about what to do with money donated by a convicted criminal? Who would the money be returned to? The criminal? In a recent case the church has settled out of court and agreed to reimburse a value to the vict...
by IHAQ
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: My "LDS Church Growth" Hobby Horse
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: My "LDS Church Growth" Hobby Horse

The leak was published 10 months ago on reddit but I missed it at the time. Peter Bleakley sent it to me. https://www.reddit.com/r/Mormon/comments/iy9so3/leak_uk_and_ireland_attendance_figures_20112020/ I expected attendance to take a big hit in 2020, so I was a bit surprised by the small decrease ...
by IHAQ
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: This Week's FAIR Conference: The Most Important in DCP's Life?
Replies: 25
Views: 1341

Re: This Week's FAIR Conference: The Most Important in DCP's Life?

Seriously, there were 2 “confirmed” miracle sightings from my stake as a young man. Including my YM president who broke his back while skiing, and was visited by 3 men in the woods while laying there freezing. They blessed him and when the ski patrol finally found him, his back was healed and he wa...
by IHAQ
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: My "LDS Church Growth" Hobby Horse
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: My "LDS Church Growth" Hobby Horse

Great opening post Simon. I have long maintained the Church has 30,000 ish active members in the UK based on the assumption of a 20% activity rate (drawn from the leaked area presidency report from quite a few years ago). Interesting to see that the latest Leak shows it is even lower than that. Do y...
by IHAQ
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Mormon billionaire charged with securities fraud...
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Mormon billionaire charged with securities fraud...

I get it, however unless there is a specific aggrieved party to whom a settlement is owed, why should the church care about criminals? I suppose it's a question of morals. Is the Church prepared to accept tithing from members and non members regardless of how their "increase" was achieved? Is the C...
by IHAQ
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: WITNESSES CRASHES AND BURNS!
Replies: 291
Views: 9704

Re: WITNESSES CRASHES AND BURNS!

I will take the other side on “crashes and burns”. If Witnesses can come close to breaking even financially, that is perpetually recyclable money that donors will be thrilled to see double and triple dipped. Maybe not a “home run” but a solid base hit for their first at bat with film venturing. We'...
by IHAQ
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Mormon billionaire charged with securities fraud...
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Mormon billionaire charged with securities fraud...

Milton deserves every punishment he receives. He's a crook and a lying liar. But it does not follow that the church bears any fiscal responsibility nor that church finances or tithing funds should even enter the discussion. Why make that connection? Because Milton was "a billionaire" and big money ...
by IHAQ
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Is Sam Le Fevre claiming the Apostles have seen Jesus?
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Is Sam Le Fevre claiming the Apostles have seen Jesus?

In the comments of a recent blog post on Sic Et Non Sam "I see miracles" says... On{sic} of the advantages of having been allowed to serve in the Salt Lake Temple before it closed is the annual temple workers devotional with a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, often accompanied by members of the S...