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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    I haven't read this thread so maybe someone already suggested this ... but it strikes me that we still need an acceptable shorthand way to refer to the church. My suggestion is we just start calling ourselves Melchizedeks. It's short, still starts with M, and has the virtue of already being whitelisted by the Lord for these sort of naming issues.
    Ha! MJ asked me if I thought the church would change their url. I can’t figure out why they would. A url is oftentimes meant to be shorthand or abteviated, especially when your real name is so long. I’m sure Satan isn’t sitting around smiling every time someone types LDS.org into their browser...but maybe he is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Unlike most of what you post, this is ignorant. The sobriquet issue was on Nelson's mind since the 90s, as you can see from his address in April 1990. This change has nothing to do with a failure of recent lobbying efforts and everything to do with RMN's position. What evidence, apart from possible musings of ex or non-mormons, is there that this change results from a perceived taint on the name Mormon resulting from politics? The church isnt complaining that "Mormon" isn't christ-like enough, they are saying we should become more Christ-like by calling ourselves after him, as his disciples, which he told us we should do in the BoM.
    Was the sobriquet issue on RMN's mind or God's mind, because I was told that the new naming directive came from God and not from RMN.

    And for the record, I say lots of ignorant things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Non Sequitur View Post
    Was the sobriquet issue on RMN's mind or God's mind, because I was told that the new naming directive came from God and not from RMN.

    And for the record, I say lots of ignorant things.
    The statements were made by RMN. Many statements by men holding the same calling have been attributed to God by those men yet later evidence suggested that they weren't. It's up to you to decide what you believe. Is that an uncomfortable position to hold? You bet, I'm uncomfortable, but I'll continue wrestling with God over these matters for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Non Sequitur View Post
    Was the sobriquet issue on RMN's mind or God's mind, because I was told that the new naming directive came from God and not from RMN.

    And for the record, I say lots of ignorant things.
    I suppose it was on both of their minds assuming you listened to RMNs talks in the past and read the Book of Mormon as gods words.

    The issue I took with your comment was that the whole thing arose from lobbying efforts gone astray.

    We can be in the ignorance club together.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Non Sequitur View Post
    The Church wants to have it both ways. They want to meddle in politics and lobby for unpopular causes and then complain when the moniker Mormon becomes tainted and doesn't sound Christie enough. It's nonsense to suggest that God has suddenly decided that when people don't expend a dozen syllables to reference the Church, that Satan and his minions give themselves high-fives. Hopefully the Church will settle on a brand and get out of the lobbying game and back into the religion game.
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    I'm uncomfortable with you people shortening President Russell M. Nelson's name to RMN. It's like you're putting it right back in his face.

    I won't stand for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I'm uncomfortable with you people shortening President Russell M. Nelson's name to RMN. It's like you're putting it right back in his face.

    I won't stand for it.
    I'm uncomfortable with you using the single letter M. to represent Marion, please ensure in future communications that use of the full name will be correctly incorporated. I'm also uncomfortable with M. Russell Ballard, D. Todd Christofferson, and others omitting their first given names which were likely given to them in a Priesthood blessing. At minimum they were given those names by their parents and this blatant disregard for the 5th commandment should not be tolerated. This is blasphemous, and pleases Satan to no end. Anyone want to vouch for me at the Stake Center Courthouse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I'm uncomfortable with you people shortening President Russell M. Nelson's name to RMN. It's like you're putting it right back in his face.

    I won't stand for it.
    From now on, I will only refer to him as Russell Marion Nelson Sr. Oh wait, I mean Russell Marion Nelson Senior. Take that, Satan!
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    This was shared on facebook by a former member who almost certainly needs to take a social media fast, as she seemingly spends all day reading fb feeds for political/social activism and then sharing them. And, if memory serves, she has actually announced multiple times in the past that she would be unplugging for a period of time because it would benefit her personally and spiritually to get off social media for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    This was shared on facebook by a former member who almost certainly needs to take a social media fast, as she seemingly spends all day reading fb feeds for political/social activism and then sharing them. And, if memory serves, she has actually announced multiple times in the past that she would be unplugging for a period of time because it would benefit her personally and spiritually to get off social media for a while.

    Actually, we like our wives and our kids to keep quiet.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    This was shared on facebook by a former member who almost certainly needs to take a social media fast, as she seemingly spends all day reading fb feeds for political/social activism and then sharing them. And, if memory serves, she has actually announced multiple times in the past that she would be unplugging for a period of time because it would benefit her personally and spiritually to get off social media for a while.

    Ha, lots of hand wringing about the invitation. Some are believing it’s a plot by the church to silence women around election time. I guess these people don’t realize they belong to a world wide church and no time table was given for when the fast should start. They also probably over exaggerate their presence and influence on social media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    This was shared on facebook by a former member who almost certainly needs to take a social media fast, as she seemingly spends all day reading fb feeds for political/social activism and then sharing them. And, if memory serves, she has actually announced multiple times in the past that she would be unplugging for a period of time because it would benefit her personally and spiritually to get off social media for a while.

    That twitter thread is a train wreck. People are dumb.
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