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    Bill Reel $150 Challenge to Church Newsroom

    I agree with much of this, and view it as a tacky request. This was not a hard sell though. He isn’t cornering anyone in a dark room, telling anyone their salvation depends on it etc. He made an off handed request in a comment under one of his posts. People can donate or not. I know that despite having read it and sympathizing with some of his views, I didn’t feel the slightest inkling of an urge to donate.
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    Bill Reel $150 Challenge to Church Newsroom

    And Bill didn’t. He paid the money already per Hamba. Certain people already pledged to contribute towards the 150. He asked those people to follow through. He also made a comment to the effect that other donations would be accepted. He is not forcing anyone to donate. I personally find the ask tacky, but the man partially lives off donations people make to his podcast. I guess I don’t see a difference. I don’t get why people are foaming at the mouth here, and I certainly don’t view it as making a promise for someone else. That’s ridiculous.
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    Bill Reel $150 Challenge to Church Newsroom

    So soliciting donations is similar to stealing an expensive auto. It’s not just the antimormons that are rabid...
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    Bill Reel $150 Challenge to Church Newsroom

    Per the OP it’s always been him and his friends.
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    Bill Reel $150 Challenge to Church Newsroom

    Poor form? Yes! Hopeful that he won’t have to make good with his own money on a stupid bet? Yes! An indication that he won’t pay? I’m sorry I just don’t see it. He has too much ego and reputation on the line, especially for $150 (another story if it was $1000). Honestly if he didn’t plan on paying I think he would have just said the quotes provided didn’t meet what he meant to ask, or some other form of weaseling his way out. If he planned on not paying, why make a big post saying that he lost the bet!?
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    Bill Reel $150 Challenge to Church Newsroom

    Nevermind
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    Bill Reel $150 Challenge to Church Newsroom

    Just for the record, in a comment under his post conceding the contest, he says the following: While this could be seen as a solicitation for money, I hardly think it indicates he doesn't plan on paying.
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    The Nature of Agency

    A scientific understanding of the human mind is in its infancy, but to my knowledge, there have been no studies supporting dualism ever. Quite the opposite, as time after time we are showing that brain is the mind and the mind is the brain.
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    The Nature of Agency

    No two individuals have exactly the same epigenitics or exactly the same dna. Beyond that though, environmental differences show up almost immediately - one of our boys weighed 20% more at birth than the other. I think perhaps the bigger question, and and a real problem for those that pose a spirit is why are identical twins (even those raised apart) soooo similar.
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    Antimormons

    As always, the Nerhor’s (May he live forever) wisdom leaves me speechless.
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    Antimormons

    It certainly underscores the difficulties in finding functional alternatives to the word Mormon and Mormonism. I think referring to the church by it’s appropriate name is one thing, but as a descriptor of all things related to the church, no good alternatives have been put forth as evidenced by the continued use of the phrase anti-Mormon.
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    Antimormons

    Almighty Nehor (May you live forever), perhaps you could take a few precious moments from your day and explain to those of us with vastly inferior intellects how the word “Mormon” in anti-Mormon is being used. Per church guidelines directed by President Nelson, Mormon is not appropriate when referring to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it’s members, it’s doctrine, nor it’s associated culture. It is appropriate when referring to the man Mormon, the book named after him, and as an adjective in historic expressions. How does your use of the word Mormon here fit within the guidelines set forth by the Church. If it pleases the Nehor (May he live forever), please use small words so that those of us of weak and feeble intellect can understand.
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    Antimormons

    Anti-Christ is a scriptural term, not sure what the problem there is. But by your reasoning, it appears you agree that the Mormon in anti-Mormon is used in a way not keeping with the Church’s updated guidelines? You just think an exception needs to be made? Why not anti-Latter-day Saint? Wouldn’t it be more appropriate given the Church’s guidelines?
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    Antimormons

    Can you help me understand how you define the word “Mormon” in anti-Mormon and how that definition and usage fits with the Church’s style guide? https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/style-guide
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    Antimormons

    It was President Hinckley who said either the church is true or it is a fraud. Can you understand why someone who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars, years of his or her life to a “fraud” might be anti-fraud? Especially if this same person can no longer attend the weddings of his or her children, is looked down on by family and friends? I’m not saying being anti-Mormon is the way to be, but saying you don’t get what makes people anti, shows that maybe you should engage those that are against the church on a personal level and get to know them better.
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