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    Clack, please pass along my sympathies to President Ballard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    Clack, please pass along my sympathies to President Ballard.
    I feel it inappropriate to post in light of the news, but my first inclination was to post just this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    I feel it inappropriate to post in light of the news, but my first inclination was to post just this:

    I think the second inclination was right... even I knew it was iffy.

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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...merican-pastor

    Alsancak’s tiny world of missionaries and converts seems an unlikely setting for so vast a conspiracy. And yet prosecutors allege that Abney, a retired U.S. special forces major, conspired here with Brunson to coordinate a group of malefactors that included not only evangelicals and Mormons—that is, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    It would be sort of amusing if this was the only 'big' news coming out of conference.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    It would be sort of amusing if this was the only 'big' news coming out of conference.
    I think the biggest news coming out of conference is that Jesus lives and His gospel has been restored. Guess that’s not big enough for some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    I think the biggest news coming out of conference is that Jesus lives and His gospel has been restored. Guess that’s not big enough for some people.
    Your extreme, but often situational, piety is noted.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    Can I just call it the Tab? Or will i get in trouble?
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    “I think people in the church will say, 'Oh, that makes all the sense in the world,'" he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    It would be sort of amusing if this was the only 'big' news coming out of conference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    "The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square"

    We sure like long names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    "The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square"

    We sure like long names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    "The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square"

    We sure like long names.
    Reminds me of some apartment complex names. "Liberty Centre Sky Retreat at Stoney Brook"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    TabCATS
    That would be a great poster moniker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    TabCATS
    sounds like a bowling team
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Come on. Has anyone claimed this is a revelation?
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    Dr. Prophet Russell Nelson is an amazing, wonderful man but anybody who thinks the Creator of the Universe told him we shouldn’t call ourselves Mormons is completely nuts and living in an insane fantasy world.

    Sorry, just trying to help.
    I read some of Nelson’s GC address today. Maybe we should revisit this argument.

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    I agreed to watch an hour of conference. I don't know how you guys do it. My eyeballs are still sore from rolling. The faith of my fathers has gone from quaint to kooky.
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    eh, the claim is that it's his church, thus calling it by his name makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    eh, the claim is that it's his church, thus calling it by his name makes sense.
    not when they spent millions over the last few years calling members mormons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    not when they spent millions over the last few years calling members mormons
    their millions - if it succeeds, good for them. if it fails, it's their problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    their millions - if it succeeds, good for them. if it fails, it's their problem.
    Uh, His millions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Uh, His millions.
    touche'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    not when they spent millions over the last few years calling members mormons
    "God told me" just doesn't fly as a logical reason unless you can answer a lot of other questions along with it like: What were you doing the last 20 years on this and why? Why isn't God speaking to you about all these other questions that seem a lot more important which you have no answer for?"

    The silver lining of this is that fundamentalism is the worse part of our church (and religion in general). ie "God told me". Moving away from that or at least reinterpreting what it means when a prophet says "God told me" would be a really important step for the church. RMN is turning the phrase "God told me" into something like "I sorta feel like this is the right thing to do." And that's not a bad move for the church. So, maybe this is unintentionally a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lord
    4 For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    There are so many questions that come up when the Lord speaks in passive voice. Here, we have a statement that says His church shall by called a specific name, but doesn't identify the subject - who is doing the calling. Even more problematic, the verse includes an ambiguous "shall." "Shall" can be used to mean "must" in a mandatory sense," but it's also commonly used in a declarative sense.

    So, what is the Lord saying here? Is he simply saying "The name of the church is ___" or is it a commandment to all to require them to call the church by that name? Do we sin if we call ourselves Mormon? Do past prophets need to repent for using "Mormon" as a reference to the church or the people? Is the rest of the world condemned to a lower degree of glory if they call it "the Mormon Church"? Is our adherence to the Style Guide the final test of whether we'll inherit the highest echelon of Celestial Glory?

    I just don't see anything in the scriptures that indicates that Christ is offended by any of it. It was eight years after the establishment of the church that Joseph received the revelation setting forth the formal name. Seems that if it was that important, it would have been put in D&C 20, instead of simply referring to it as "the Church of Christ."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    "God told me" just doesn't fly as a logical reason unless you can answer a lot of other questions along with it like: What were you doing the last 20 years on this and why? Why isn't God speaking to you about all these other questions that seem a lot more important which you have no answer for?"

    The silver lining of this is that fundamentalism is the worse part of our church (and religion in general). ie "God told me". Moving away from that or at least reinterpreting what it means when a prophet says "God told me" would be a really important step for the church. RMN is turning the phrase "God told me" into something like "I sorta feel like this is the right thing to do." And that's not a bad move for the church. So, maybe this is unintentionally a good thing.
    This is an odd fixation you have.
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    i agree with santos. sorry, santos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    "God told me" just doesn't fly as a logical reason unless you can answer a lot of other questions along with it like: What were you doing the last 20 years on this and why? Why isn't God speaking to you about all these other questions that seem a lot more important which you have no answer for?"
    Maybe his impressions are wrong. Maybe he is adding a spin ("satan is pleased when...") that goes beyond the mark of what God intended. Maybe God can do whatever the hell he wants and it doesn't have to make sense to you and me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    "God told me" just doesn't fly as a logical reason unless you can answer a lot of other questions along with it like: What were you doing the last 20 years on this and why? Why isn't God speaking to you about all these other questions that seem a lot more important which you have no answer for?"

    The silver lining of this is that fundamentalism is the worse part of our church (and religion in general). ie "God told me". Moving away from that or at least reinterpreting what it means when a prophet says "God told me" would be a really important step for the church. RMN is turning the phrase "God told me" into something like "I sorta feel like this is the right thing to do." And that's not a bad move for the church. So, maybe this is unintentionally a good thing.


    Maybe in 20 years we’ll be back to using the term Mormon, maybe not. I don’t care and I doubt god cares. But RMN cares and living prophets are more important than dead prophets so

    RMN also gave us two hour church, so he can do whatever he wants, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post

    RMN also gave us two hour church, so he can do whatever he wants, IMO.
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