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  1. That pic, which shows the south eastern entrance to the BYU campus is now called pride corner. Pride corner is now showing up on google maps.
  2. I appreciate your opinion, but being a Mormon and publishing in a peer reviewed journal is one thing. Publishing BoA apologists research in a peer reviewed journal is quite another thing. I was speaking to the former. But I think you knew that.
  3. As far as I have been able to tell very little, if any BoA apologists research has been through real peer review and been published in refereed journals. This includes Skousen's work.
  4. To me the real problem here is transparency. If the church was up front with its members, this probably wouldn't even be a problem. But, its hasn't been up front. The Church is not transparent. So when a whistle blower comes out with information on 100 billion dollar stock portfolio which among other things bought a mall and bailed out Beneficial Life, some members saw this as less than full honesty. To many the church comes across as a secretive multi-billion dollar real estate corporation. Hinkley said no tithing money was used to buy the mall. My mother believed this. She defended the decision. Then when the whistle blower info came out, she was devastated. Her 87 year old TBM brain did not make a distinction between original tithing donations and interest from tithing. If such a difference really exists or not, we really don't know. Who's to say that how much of that 100 billion stock portfolio is tithing money or hot.
  5. Masks do work. It is a medical fact. You have scientist and medical doctors telling you this. And now you even have the prophet telling you this. But you know better?
  6. Bushman also pays more attention to his citations.
  7. I agree, the RFM podcasts are well done. I much prefer these to Mormon Stories. I don't like how John constantly interrupts his guests.
  8. There was no fire. There was no death dive. There was no emergency landing in a field. This is just one of his "stories" that seems to stray in a big way from reality.
  9. Did you bother to read the information contained in the links?
  10. Yes, 2.4 million is chump change for an corporation that has over 120 Billion is stocks and vast holdings in land and other businesses.
  11. I have reviewed this information, and it really looks like Nelson does have a tendency to depart from the facts.
  12. Robert Ritner, Professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has passed away. In the LDS world is he was best known for his Book of Abraham discussions (and disagreements) with Dr. John Gee. RIP Dr. Ritner https://oi.uchicago.edu/article/oi-community-mourns-loss-robert-k-ritner-1953–2021-rowe-professor-egyptology
  13. Interesting. The article said the devil-worshipping rumors began because of a multi-million shilling complex was created. I am not sure what a shilling complex is or why it would be associated with the devil.
  14. It was more than a op-ed piece. The Des News really didn't like him. https://www.deseret.com/2016/10/8/20598212/in-our-opinion-donald-trump-should-resign-his-candidacy#republican-presidential-candidate-donald-trump-speaks-during-a-campaign-rally-wednesday-oct-5-2016-in-henderson-nev
  15. I really doubt that. You really don't know what faithful tithe-paying member care or don't care about. It does seem that you are being very defensive about this topic.
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