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by Gadianton
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Another Mopologist Bites The Dust, Bryce Haymond Edition
Replies: 84
Views: 1449

Re: Another Mopologist Bites The Dust, Bryce Haymond Edition

I think Scientology has a whole package of gimmicks, with auditing at center stage. It's packages around self-improvement. Increasing your capacity to learn, becoming calm and collected, becoming like Tom Cruise in a movie roll. People like to assess themselves, find out what personality color they ...
by Gadianton
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?
Replies: 34
Views: 1013

Re: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?

I am of the opinion that Daniel and the rest of the Mopologists are utterly dependent on Evangelical apologetics. Think about all the issues Daniel touches on that are relevant to Mormon apologetics and just about every single example is a wholesale appropriation from the Evangelical apologetics in...
by Gadianton
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Another Mopologist Bites The Dust, Bryce Haymond Edition
Replies: 84
Views: 1449

Re: Another Mopologist Bites The Dust, Bryce Haymond Edition

The body appears to have the capacity on it's own to create powerful experiences. Experiences that can create the feeling of knowing or understanding. Psychedelics can reproduce many of these kinds of experiences. The best position may be to have a healthy amount of skepticism of what we think we k...
by Gadianton
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Latest Numbers from the Interpreter Foundation
Replies: 29
Views: 924

Re: Latest Numbers from the Interpreter Foundation

Mine are in the garage. Where yours are now, mine once were. The one thing that you and I, and DCP have in common, is that none of us are going to read a Nibley book anytime soon. Now, this new book on Nibley's life? That's a different story. That's probably the best Idea Interpreter has had in a l...
by Gadianton
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Does Jonathan Neville Pose a "potential threat to the peace and unity of the Saints"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Re: Does Jonathan Neville Pose a "potential threat to the peace and unity of the Saints"?

I’ve learned approximately everything I know about him from the invaluable Neville-Neville Land blog, which follows his writing pretty closely and quotes him extensively. People say all the time that DCP is such a nice person in real life. I don't doubt it. But I ask that they cease to judge Nevill...
by Gadianton
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Latest Numbers from the Interpreter Foundation
Replies: 29
Views: 924

Re: Latest Numbers from the Interpreter Foundation

fyi; Dr. Moore told me this story in person a couple years ago. So if he made it up, it wasn't just recently. If only RTM had done some basic research to create a plausible scenario for his flaming aircraft story. I was a huge Nibley fan as a Freshman at BYU, although I read my last Nibley book on m...
by Gadianton
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Gerrit Gong misleads single people at Conference
Replies: 21
Views: 199

Re: Gerrit Gong misleads single people at Conference

Our standing before the Lord and in His Church is not a matter of our marital status but of our becoming faithful and valiant disciples of Jesus Christ.
Isn't this, yet again, advancing the agenda of same-sex relations? There are a couple directions this could go.
by Gadianton
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Fact Checking Nelson's "Doors Of Death" light aircraft near death experience
Replies: 400
Views: 4740

Re: Fact Checking Nelson's "Doors Of Death" light aircraft near death experience

Maybe that's part of the confusion. I certainly don't think that, and I'm not really seeing anyone telling you that, I'm not either. Res and I are in two different places: why it can't be ruled out vs. why I should accept it. I have some serious philosophical differences with Gemli, but he makes th...
by Gadianton
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Question for Evangelicals
Replies: 48
Views: 333

Re: Question for Evangelicals

I asked. I posed the scenario that he was the contractor to renovate, and it was his choice, does he proactively preserve the stained glass for the previous owners, or does he smash it, given it's a graven image? He said he would smash it. I asked if he would smash it "with prejudice" and he said 'n...
by Gadianton
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?
Replies: 34
Views: 1013

Re: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?

That's a great point, Analytics: are NDEs correlated? I assume Analytics point is THE point we're talking about here. The apologists are to Mormon NDE's as Gemli is to their NDE's. They don't buy any of it for an instant. The one exception might be Hugh Nibley's NDEs, which DCP brings up now and ag...