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  1. SeekingUnderstanding

    This American Life

    Isn’t all communication an attempt to manipulate someone else’s subjective experience?
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    This American Life

    So let’s see, you come in this thread, mock the OP’s friends for not telling the world, then call the OP a liar, then complain about how poorly you’re being treated by the women in this thread. Do I have that about right? You are indeed a defender of women.
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    Tithing & Coercion

    This. The only change that I've noticed since I stopped paying tithing a year ago, is that I have 10% more money to figure out what to do with.
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    Elder Oaks

    I’d say a website like Mormon Think fits this definition well. All anonymously produced, claiming to be unbiased but written by people who do not believe the truth claims of the church. I don’t find too much objectionable about their site, except for the fact that they hide their motivation and hence their bias.
  5. Me personally? Based on my lived experience, I find it wholly inappropriate. Others might have a different opinion based on their lived experience. I don’t think that a difference of opinion automatically equals bad faith. I think we are way too quick to judge others in this regard. I personally feel it is much better to condemn the bad behavior, vs labeling the person (acting in bad faith, decieved by satan etc). My personal experience based on reading SMAC is that he is very quick to condemn any church critic as acting in bad faith and my post was merely pointing this out.
  6. Yes. Every thread is the right thread to assume bad faith on the part of The Restored Church’s critics.
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    AP Styleguide refusing to dump "Mormon"?

    It seems to me that the AP should respect the desire to avoid the use of the word “Mormon”. Some of the rest of the guidelines are too much, but this basic one should be met. That said I would expect that the church will have to show it’s serious by getting rid of Mormon from all its material first (Mormon.org, Mormon Newsroom, all the I’m a Mormon pages, etc).
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    War poured out starting with Civil War

    A major problem for those wanting to read “and then war ...” as WW1 and later wars is that the original revelation read “and thus war”. It’s clear from this that the wars would start immediately.
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    Good for you Pres. Nelson!

    They are called the Community of Christ (6 syllables), because it’s a manageable name. Back when the were the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they were called the RLDS Church (5 syllables). People don’t call Mormons members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because they are lazy and it’s too long.
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    Good for you Pres. Nelson!

    So the Lord wanted his church to go off course?
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    Elder Oaks

    You only have four fingers on your hands? Wow! And you can choose to believe anything you want? Double wow! https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finger
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    Elder Oaks

    Except belief is not a choice. Or can you choose to believe that you have only four fingers on your right hand?
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    Should the name of this discussion board change?

    No offense, but if that is what offends God, then maybe God should read this talk from Elder Bednar: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2006/10/and-nothing-shall-offend-them?lang=eng
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    Good for you Pres. Nelson!

    Not to mention the fact that Ancient Jews would not even say God’s name. The KJV keeps this by translating YHWH as The LORD in the OT. I believe a couple posters here do that as well by typing “G-d”.
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    Elder Oaks

    His numbers are off. Actual intersex noticeable at birth is 1 in 1500 to 2000. http://www.isna.org/faq/frequency Assuming 5 million active members, that’s about 1 active member per 1500 people world wide.