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Posted by: montanadude ( )
Date: February 11, 2019 10:57AM

"As covenant keepers, our thoughts, behavior, language, entertainment, fashion, grooming and time on the internet — to name a few things — are to be distinct from patterns and habits considered as normal by the world."

More lamenting the all the anti Mormon lies on the internet. You will do what we tell you to do if you want the big piece of Kolob pie.

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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: February 11, 2019 05:17PM

I wanted to clarify their time on their time on the internet.

Like launching ddos attacks on popular anti-church websites that harm their image.

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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: February 11, 2019 05:21PM

"Right is still right, and wrong is still wrong," President Oaks said, "regardless of what is said or done by movie idols, TV personalities or sports stars." He repeated the church's position on avoiding tattoos, piercings, immodesty and pornography, calling such things "grafitti on your personal temple."

And how does the world see/view their LDS temples that are built everywhere with no regard to local customs and culture?

Visual blight- a form of a spatial pollution

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Posted by: presleynfactsrock ( )
Date: February 13, 2019 02:49AM

Oak and his, "Right is still right, wrong is still wrong," preaching. Sure would be nice if he preached something he understood and followed. He wouldn't recognize right from wrong if it hit him on the head; he says lying for the Lord is okeydokee, demands members realize the remedy for research, should that evil Devil tempt them, is always prayer and obedience, etc. etc. etc.

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Posted by: mel ( )
Date: February 14, 2019 06:58PM

messygoop Wrote:
> I wanted to clarify their time on their time on
> the internet.
> Like launching ddos attacks on popular anti-church
> websites that harm their image.

Exactly! And does that get them brownie points???

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Posted by: GNPE1 ( )
Date: February 11, 2019 07:21PM

Did Russ mention Hate or Lies as being wrong(s)?

I'm betting he didn't mention divorce...

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Posted by: heartbroken ( )
Date: February 11, 2019 07:35PM

Does LDS Inc. never cease with their endless nitpicking and criticizing? Must the "authorities" dictate to members how to cut their hair, dress, how much time they can spend on the internet, etc.? Can members EVER do enough? No wonder Mormons are so depressed.

Does LDS Inc. EVER focus on the positive? They find a million little things to criticize - things that Jesus wouldn't give a sh_t about, and rarely say anything complimentary.

When I was a TBM teenager I felt so unworthy, even though I attended 6:30 AM seminary M-F during the school year, spent Sundays in all-day meetings, did't party with my friends, stayed out of trouble, etc. I was a "good" kid but still felt like an evil sinner. There was an endless list of nonsense to dos, like reading scriptures every night, saying a prayer for every occasion, magnifying stupid callings, pressure to share "the gospel" with my friends (every member a missionary), being an example, avoiding the appearance of evil (whatever that means), and on and on and on...

Does the Mormon church exercise control by making members feel like they can never do enough, or even worse, feel like they are spiritual superstars because they manage to accomplish all silly Mormon tasks and feel like they are very good and superior, even though the endless silly tasks don't build character or make the person a kinder more caring and thoughtful human being?

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Posted by: chipace ( )
Date: February 11, 2019 07:50PM

Yep, people showed up just to be chastised by an old man selling the same message as his predecessors. He should throw his staff down and have it turn into a snake... some profit stuff.

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Posted by: macaRomney ( )
Date: February 11, 2019 10:44PM

(anono this week)

I'd settle for them pulling out the peepstones and giving a demonstration :)

but the line "As covenant keepers we have to,..."
It's just so gospel of works, so old testament, where is the grace? Where's Jesus in all this judgmental obedience?

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: February 11, 2019 10:48PM

I was in Glendale today. I did not feel the spirit..or notice any unusual lights shining on anything.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: February 11, 2019 10:52PM

(Oppps didn't know someone had started a thread. Admin feel free to merge my comment here if you want)

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Posted by: Shinehah ( )
Date: February 11, 2019 11:41PM

Well dang! I was hoping for some good old fashioned "Thus saith the Lord" prophesy.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: February 12, 2019 07:47AM

It's us vs. them thinking. If you are outside of the Morridor, Mormons blend in just fine with the rest of the population. They don't look or act substantially different. If Rusty wants Mormons to stand out, perhaps he should mandate the sort of garb that is worn by the ultra-Orthodox Jews. Now them, you can pick out of a crowd! Or maybe the Muslim burqa? That's modest! I think Rusty is lacking in imagination in this regard.

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Posted by: baura ( )
Date: February 14, 2019 06:54PM

I have it on good authority that the original draft of Oak's talk
contained the following lines which were excised from the talk at
the last minute:

"Right is now right. It's been right since around 1978 when right
stopped being racist. But now it's right--the REAL right, not
that bogus Adam-God right from the 1800s, or the 'I'm a Mormon'
right of a few years ago. Now is the final, true, right.

"And to think you were all alive to witness the time when right
finally became right--a truly historic event."

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