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by Rivendale
Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: lds missionary explains the priesthood ban
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: lds missionary explains the priesthood ban

Bott soon found himself out of a job and on a senior mission for that comment. I seem to recall the author of that article just serendipitously walked around BYU's campus looking for a faculty member to comment and Bott agreed. That's right, Rivendale. Interesting that a missionary is at ease expre...
by Rivendale
Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Badly Needed Relief for the Holy Ghost
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Badly Needed Relief for the Holy Ghost

Covenant eyes. Seems like the app programers were reading this study. The researchers divided the children into three groups. In the first group, they left the children unsupervised to play the game as best they could. In the second group, they remained in the room and supervised the play. In the th...
by Rivendale
Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: lds missionary explains the priesthood ban
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: lds missionary explains the priesthood ban

I've heard this explanation before or something like it. It is awful though. God gave the Mormons polygamy...well not just polygamy but a pretty extreme form where the highest rated member men have the most wives and the lowest were left with one...God refuses still to give women the priesthood...G...
by Rivendale
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Happy Sunday
Replies: 127
Views: 1982

Re: Happy Sunday

The first big crack in my beliefs came at that time when I realised that I simply didn't miss going to church in the way I thought I would and should. I started searching for what could make me feel that way. My search eventually led me to the website of Richard Packham, a retired teacher & lawyer....
by Rivendale
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Mars and the Problem of Pain
Replies: 25
Views: 407

Re: Mars and the Problem of Pain

I have a difficult time with moral probation to teach infinite ideals. I also have a problem with infinite intelligences buying into something they know could paralyze them forever. Of course, I could see why people might have viewed it as a rigged system and refused to participate. Rigged system i...
by Rivendale
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Apostolic Bullying
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Apostolic Bullying

I remember my stake patriarch telling a man who was in a disciplinary council that their suggestions should not be taken lightly. His eternal salvation was on the line. Now that is bullying.
by Rivendale
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Mars and the Problem of Pain
Replies: 25
Views: 407

Re: Mars and the Problem of Pain

I have a difficult time with moral probation to teach infinite ideals. I also have a problem with infinite intelligences buying into something they know could paralyze them forever.
by Rivendale
Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: My New Video: Why I am Not an Atheist
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: My New Video: Why I am Not an Atheist

The dogmatism of atheism can be an issue.. however.... I can't change my non belief until someone or some thing swoops in and gives me that information. I am open and willing but every single god presented has been inconsistent with justified true belief. Even a non god superior intelligence is lack...
by Rivendale
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Following the Sprit and Echolocation
Replies: 82
Views: 793

Re: Following the Sprit and Echolocation

Imaginary reality? Not sure I track on that. Can you give me a specific post on that reference? Perception is reality for everyone but not objective reality. Objective reality is a sliding scale of demonstrable proof. While not 100% accurate it is all we have. Since we are here I can understand why ...
by Rivendale
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Following the Sprit and Echolocation
Replies: 82
Views: 793

Re: Following the Sprit and Echolocation

And it is worse. Something out of nothing or an all powerful sentient being that hides . You just kick the can further down the road. Just stay in the lane of what we know ism........