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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    We had a guy from our valley go apostate and he was on Bishop Erskine's podcast. Our fellow is now setting up a curriculum for folks to transition out of mormonism and into Evangelical Christianity. I did see where Bishop Erskine read the First Presidency message in the Ensign in December. I believe the message focussed upon Christmas and the birth of Christ. Bishop Erskine added up how many references to Christ were made and how the least frequently used word was "Jesus." This was somehow irrefutable proof of the lack of intimacy in the relationship most Mormons have with Christ. Isiah and Handel really have a shitty relationship with the Savior of all mankind, I tellya!
    I watched a couple of these last night. You take the most boring personality and the most boring speaking style you would see at church and just rebrand it for ex-mo video podcasts. That's funny.

    Also, I find it interesting when people use historicity as an argument to leave the church then embrace evangelical christianity. OK...
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    and the Coke is actually Crystal Pepsi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I watched a couple of these last night. You take the most boring personality and the most boring speaking style you would see at church and just rebrand it for ex-mo video podcasts. That's funny.

    Also, I find it interesting when people use historicity as an argument to leave the church then embrace evangelical christianity. OK...
    I'm convinced that Bishop Earl exists so that John Dehlin is not the worst interviewer in ex-mormondom.

    I watched parts of a couple of them as well. (Confession: I mainly went through and looked to see if we had lost any attractive sisters. Results: Of the 10-12 female thumbnail images I saw, it looks like the Mormon Church went 11-1 in the win-loss column.) The one I watched the longest (the hot lady) was a woman whose entire experience as a member of the Church was from age 8-9. She remembers wondering if the church was true at her baptism because the bishop made her dad baptize her 9 times (her dad kept saying the baptismal prayer wrong, apparently). It was really the beginning of the end for their family. A year later, her mom left the church and the family stopped going to church. She is now a practicing christian in Layton, and she loves Jesus. Bishop Earl continually reminded her how little the Mormon church talks about Jesus, and she couldn't really comment intelligently because she hadn't attended the Mormon church since she was 9. But she went to HS in Utah, so she agrees that Mormons don't talk enough about Jesus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I'm convinced that Bishop Earl exists so that John Dehlin is not the worst interviewer in ex-mormondom.
    275(!) interviews and counting, and he's still hoooooorrrrible. Also, why do people do his show? I can't understand the appeal at this point. It can only be the thought that they've figured something out that the rest of the idiots in the church haven't, so they've got to get it out there. Or am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I watched a couple of these last night. You take the most boring personality and the most boring speaking style you would see at church and just rebrand it for ex-mo video podcasts. That's funny.

    Also, I find it interesting when people use historicity as an argument to leave the church then embrace evangelical christianity. OK...
    Dude even as a sworn enemy of yours, I need to intervene on behalf of your best interest. You need to make better use of your time. I cannot imagine wasting any time watching those videos. Bishop Earl is boring as hell, why anyone would willingly subject themselves to that I have no clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    Dude even as a sworn enemy of yours, I need to intervene on behalf of your best interest. You need to make better use of your time. I cannot imagine wasting any time watching those videos. Bishop Earl is boring as hell, why anyone would willingly subject themselves to that I have no clue.
    Haha. Nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    Dude even as a sworn enemy of yours, I need to intervene on behalf of your best interest. You need to make better use of your time. I cannot imagine wasting any time watching those videos. Bishop Earl is boring as hell, why anyone would willingly subject themselves to that I have no clue.
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    Haha. Nicely done.
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    newnamenoah was convicted for trespassing on the Jordan River Temple grounds.
    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    newnamenoah was convicted for trespassing on the Jordan River Temple grounds.
    any relation to that other annoying mormon, myboynoah?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    any relation to that other annoying mormon, myboynoah?
    That guy/gal is a real asshole, so, very likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I'm convinced that Bishop Earl exists so that John Dehlin is not the worst interviewer in ex-mormondom.

    I watched parts of a couple of them as well. (Confession: I mainly went through and looked to see if we had lost any attractive sisters. Results: Of the 10-12 female thumbnail images I saw, it looks like the Mormon Church went 11-1 in the win-loss column.) The one I watched the longest (the hot lady) was a woman whose entire experience as a member of the Church was from age 8-9. She remembers wondering if the church was true at her baptism because the bishop made her dad baptize her 9 times (her dad kept saying the baptismal prayer wrong, apparently). It was really the beginning of the end for their family. A year later, her mom left the church and the family stopped going to church. She is now a practicing christian in Layton, and she loves Jesus. Bishop Earl continually reminded her how little the Mormon church talks about Jesus, and she couldn't really comment intelligently because she hadn't attended the Mormon church since she was 9. But she went to HS in Utah, so she agrees that Mormons don't talk enough about Jesus.
    To spare me the boredom of watching something as painful as this, why is he called Bishop Earl? Did he become Catholic and rise the exalted level of Bishop, or was he once a proud BYU Bishop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    To spare me the boredom of watching something as painful as this, why is he called Bishop Earl? Did he become Catholic and rise the exalted level of Bishop, or was he once a proud BYU Bishop?
    He is a former LDS Bishop. He was actually my Bishop when I was a kid. My dad served in the Bishopric with him.
    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    He is a former LDS Bishop. He was actually my Bishop when I was a kid. My dad served in the Bishopric with him.
    That explains a lot. Was he a prick or just a boring dolt?
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