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by Chap
Tue May 17, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Missing Scroll Theory & Catalyst Theory in light of Mormonism Live
Replies: 86
Views: 957

Re: Missing Scroll Theory & Catalyst Theory in light of Mormonism Live

[...] Spiritual is not a rhetorical gesture, in my opinion. I mean, it can be, but I think that behind this there is a recognition that the cosmos is so much more than what we can grasp with our finite abilities but that we can nevertheless sense or experience a glimpse of under the right circumsta...
by Chap
Tue May 17, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: It All Comes Down to the Plates
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: It All Comes Down to the Plates

It all comes down to the Book of Mormon itself. Either you value what is contained therein or you do not. Do I value the Book of Mormon? Depends on what it is. A: If it is a translation into English recounting the history and religious views of people who actually lived in the ancient Americas, I w...
by Chap
Mon May 16, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Should Democrats be allowed in Temples?
Replies: 36
Views: 291

Re: Should Democrats be allowed in Temples?

I always find the attempt to judge current political parties by LDS theology to be tiresome. Hmm. Well, given the nature and mode of the judgement expressed, I'd prefer 'scary', if that's all right with you. Oh, and that guy could go out tomorrow and buy an assault rifle if he felt it was a good wa...
by Chap
Mon May 16, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Should Democrats be allowed in Temples?
Replies: 36
Views: 291

Re: Should Democrats be allowed in Temples?

The opening post was intended as satire, wasn't it?

Please tell me that it was ... please ...
by Chap
Sun May 15, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: White Supremacist kills 10 in Buffalo Supermarket
Replies: 74
Views: 476

Re: White Supremacist kills 10 in Buffalo Supermarket

vestreaming hate crimes. Sounds like the plot of a 90's future dystopia flick, except this IS our dystopia, it IS our reality. We have a lot of hate and a lot of guns in this country, so occasionally America hits the Trifecta: A mass murder, hate crime and gun crime all in one. Let's talk about how...
by Chap
Sat May 14, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: do I understand the definition of a woman?
Replies: 383
Views: 4969

Re: do I understand the definition of a woman?

Every time I look at this thread I seem to see the same post.
by Chap
Sat May 14, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Missing Scroll Theory & Catalyst Theory in light of Mormonism Live
Replies: 86
Views: 957

Re: Missing Scroll Theory & Catalyst Theory in light of Mormonism Live

The whole idea of a church being true is ridiculous in the first place, and that is because “true” in this case never meant “factually correct.” Obviously. Somehow this was forgotten, however. By everyone. So, the idea of a church being “true” is silly, as is the idea of proving it “untrue.” Nevert...
by Chap
Sat May 14, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Missing Scroll Theory & Catalyst Theory in light of Mormonism Live
Replies: 86
Views: 957

Re: Missing Scroll Theory & Catalyst Theory in light of Mormonism Live

... I think it is curious that people continue to be interested in debunking the missing scroll theory and Joseph Smith’s non-ability to translate ancient Egyptian. ... ... when comparing those Explanations with the actual content of Facsimile No. 3 we can we sure that Smith was making everything u...
by Chap
Sat May 14, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Missing Scroll Theory & Catalyst Theory in light of Mormonism Live
Replies: 86
Views: 957

Re: Missing Scroll Theory & Catalyst Theory in light of Mormonism Live

The nail in the coffin of the missing scroll theory was put in place by Andrew Cook and Chris Smith. They showed there was barely any missing papyrus and certainly not 42 feet (or whatever John Gee said it was). It would be great if RFM or Mormonism Live did a show dissecting the papers that were p...
by Chap
Sat May 14, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: LDS Scout Leader charged with several counts of criminal sexual conduct.
Replies: 134
Views: 4233

Re: LDS Scout Leader charged with several counts of criminal sexual conduct.

The Church still refuses to instigate background checks. I can think of two possible reasons for this: 1. The general CoJCoLDS principle that because the church is guided by living prophets, it is extremely dangerous to change any of its long-term practices as a result of criticism, since that migh...