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  1. There is an interesting angle on this whole thing. The natural assumption is that one making such a bold statement regarding the blessing, with such limited purview of what was happening in the situation, could only be comical because of what he didn’t know. We superimpose our worldly perspective on this and, without realizing it, assume that God’s will would be for him not to live. The issue of how he said this to the news aside (and, to be fair, this is a regular person who just witnessed a bombing and had a lot of emotions flowing), what would have happened if Hofmann died that day? Would t
  2. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  3. Agree with the first sentence. But let’s back up a bit and forget reformed Egyptian and just ask if Anthon could have verified Egyptian -> English. My answer to that would be the same (no). I’m no expert, or even novice, on Egyptology or the history of Egyptological study, but my understanding is that interpreting anything Egyptian is more of a recent development, within the past 80 years or so. And, even then, I have a lot of questions about our assumptions regarding that. In any case, I’m not suggesting this is exactly what happen, but merely a possibility (and you could even argue O
  4. Does he play Lilburn Boggs? ”I’ve had it with these **** saints on this **** plane!
  5. I’ve gotten more liberal in my interpretation of this prophecy over time. Not because I don’t believe that it could happen, but because I think it’s possible we’re looking at this too narrowly and maybe missing the mark. (Not necessarily suggesting this is my complete belief, but more that I’m open to this particular interpretation). But I’d have to go back and see the wording of the actual prophecy about the temple being rebuilt. I think that can refer to a literal structure, but what’s more important isn’t the actual tangible building or location, but the larger eternal significance. In Chri
  6. Shake him down to the paradise city, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty.
  7. Why is that your impression of the phone call? Is that what he said or are you assuming this? His own words say he told the dispatcher that the people he was reporting ‘are financed by the Mormon church.’
  8. Do we know what Cardon knows about the timeline, and if he would have any reason to know when Dehlin called 911 in relation to sending him that message on the same day? I’m a little confused why you’re saying he ‘painted a story’ about that. John Dehlin called 911 on the same day he reached out to someone and you seem to be stretching for a reason as to why this makes sense from Dehlin’s perspective.
  9. 1. So Dehlin sees the video Friday night, Saturday mulls over the possibility of calling police, sends Cardon a private message wanting to be on his show, then decides to escalate to 911? The more you explain this, the less sense it makes. 2. Where have you heard that it’s appropriate to call 911 for non-emergency? Sometime within the past 10 years Utah even came out with an ad series against this with a slogan that was something like (paraphrasing): “Save a life, stop a crime, or report a fire.” Something like that, trying to emphasize when it’s appropriate to call. But I suppose if we t
  10. He posted asking if he should call the police. And if this were just to give police ‘something to have in their file,’ why did he call 911? He called 911 because either he thought this was an emergency or wanted to make it look like it was one, or he called because he is incredibly dense about why it’s not appropriate to call 911 if you’re looking to just “put something in someone’s file.” There really isn’t much middle ground. In any case, my response was to someone saying that he called police not because of Kwaku or Cardon but because of the threatening comments from others. This i
  11. So why then is Dehlin‘s detailing of the 911 call that he reported those specific individuals and mentioned how they ‘belong to a non-profit that is funded by the Mormon church,’ if his concern was really the commenters? This again encapsulates a lot of issues I have with Dehlin. When he finds out his actions don’t land well with others or the way he intended/hoped, he just retrofits another narrative. I hate to overuse the term goalpost shifting, but...
  12. I think it depends on how you define “exMo world,” but I don’t think “his brand” suffers much. There have already been many of these same complaints among many other former members, in particular the more progressive members. But John Dehlin appeals to the “everyman.” He’s an average, boring guy. Kind of like the average, boring members who are just trying to go about their life and survive. They’re not academics, but also don’t consider themselves niave, but have spent a vast majority of time and money within the church and don’t know a lot of its history or possible controversial issues. Not
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