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by Doctor Scratch
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Does Jonathan Neville Pose a "potential threat to the peace and unity of the Saints"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1319

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

It's another day, and so, of course, "SeN" is in the business of linking to Stephen Smoot's pseudonymously-authored attack blog, "Neville-Neville Land." It seems that acrimony is on the uptick with the apologists lately; just look at this latest missive : I’m just not interested in Heartlander theor...
by Doctor Scratch
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Latest Numbers from the Interpreter Foundation
Replies: 29
Views: 929

Re: Latest Numbers from the Interpreter Foundation

Wow, Tom. Is this the first quarter missed in six years since the Interpreter started paying for Volume 3? Do you think it is related to the multiple retractions recently posted? The planned parts of volume 3, including the official retractions, haven't all been published yet, iirc. Lem, yes to you...
by Doctor Scratch
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?
Replies: 34
Views: 1037

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

That's a great point, Analytics: are NDEs correlated? As for "correlated", not exactly sure what you mean, but, in a Hugh Nibley account DCP mentions that Nibley saw "the tunnel" before Dr. Moody had discovered that commonality. And so it may be that he fancies himself taking a scientific approach,...
by Doctor Scratch
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?
Replies: 34
Views: 1037

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

Dr Moore wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:48 am
Wow. So talking about NDEs as a sacred manifestation is just like talking about visions or the temple or the second anointing? That sure puts things in a new light.
The Church's guidelines on this topic seem very clear to me, Dr. Moore.
by Doctor Scratch
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?
Replies: 34
Views: 1037

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

You know, it occurs to me that there may be another layer to this. We all know that Midgley, DCP, and the other Mopologists harbor a secret resentment for the Brethren. They resent the apostles' authority, fame, and power. A blog wouldn't even be necessary if they were that high-ranking. *They* woul...
by Doctor Scratch
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?
Replies: 34
Views: 1037

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

https://www.ldsliving.com/What-Role-Should-Near-Death-Experiences-Play-in-Faith/s/85305 In our day, if stories of near death experiences contain anything more or less than the saving, atoning power of Jesus Christ they should be ignored as the Church has concluded. The rest of the article really pl...
by Doctor Scratch
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?
Replies: 34
Views: 1037

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

NDE’s are a fascinating glimpse into the realm of life after death. Mormon NDE’s make Mormons look gullible and provincial. Do they provide any alleged revelatory insight into anything the least bit interesting? If so, they are coming from unauthorized sources and are hence invalid. The downside ri...
by Doctor Scratch
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Spending Easter Sunday with the Mopologists
Replies: 12
Views: 1476

Re: Spending Easter Sunday with the Mopologists

Philo Sofee wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:35 am
Why is it such great news that Jesus is risen?
Because it's the Ultimate NDE.
by Doctor Scratch
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?
Replies: 34
Views: 1037

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

Interesting thoughts, Dr. Moore. To follow up, though: which "revealed gospel principles" are allowed to "safely coexist" here? Merely the idea of an afterlife? With all due respect, that doesn't seem very "scholarly." What is this "afterlife" like? How do the NDE folks' anecdotes help to bolster L...
by Doctor Scratch
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How Do Near-Death Experiences Help the Mopologists?
Replies: 34
Views: 1037

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

Doctor, I have seen a few such posts in recent years. Not all of them, to be sure, but enough to take away an impression. In my view, a few roles are served by writing about NDEs. First, and foremost: parallelomania. Something wonderfully undeniable that happens after death. We each have a spirit. ...