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  1. So was I. I finally cracked under the pressure. Now I'm here.
  2. I think this is the main point the judges made. What would have been the problem is Hinkley would have just been open about the finances and just said the mall was build from interest accrued from tithing money? The major PR disasters that the church as experienced in the last few months stem from the fact that church is secretive to the point of misleading in its financials.
  3. His brother has posted Additional information on the r/exmormon reddit along with a AMA session. Here is his opening post:
  4. John was quoting directly from the official LDS essay on the Historicity of the Book of Abraham. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/translation-and-historicity-of-the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng
  5. eBay posting asking 1 Million? Sounds like something Mark Hoffman would do.
  6. The problem is not that "anti-mos" saying the facsimiles are mistranslated. The problem is that the scientific community, most notably, Egyptologist say the facsimiles are mistranslated. And the term mistranslation is being kind. There is no correlation at all between what JS said the facsimiles mean and their real meaning. The church would do well to just de-canonize the BoA just like they did with the Lectures of Faith.
  7. What about Dana point? They have a nice beach.
  8. I'm not sure what the official name was. We just called them discussions. I do remember as a kid, our Ward teachers (that's what they use to call home teachers) came to our house and gave a presentation using a flannel board. One of them was recently returned from a mission, and said this was one of his discussions. This was in the 1960's.
  9. On my mission (1974-1976) I used the "rainbow" discussions. There were seven discussions, each had different colored pages. We had a flip chart that went with the discussions. In my mission (Illinois) you had to memorize all seven word for word before you could drive or become a senior companion.
  10. I was raised in California. When I visit now, I don't recognize it.
  11. The highways are becoming scary. It seems the aggression level has amped up considerably in the last few years.
  12. It also needs to be remembered that the victors are usually the writers of history.
  13. If you don't like a book don't read it. Problem solved.
  14. Book banning has no place in a democracy. It never ends well. It's the hallmark of fascism. Lately it seems that is where the alt-right wants to take us, and for me that is terrifying.
  15. Don't forget bowling. In fact, any activity you can do with a can of beer in your hand should not be considered a sport.
  16. I posted this on the other thread, but I think it belongs here. This is the Newsweek article which has an interesting take on the Deseret News 60 minutes piece. https://www.newsweek.com/morman-news-cb ... ts-1800635
  17. Newsweek has an interesting take on the Desert News rebuttal to the 60 minutes piece. https://www.newsweek.com/morman-news-cb ... ts-1800635
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