He completed his degree through a correspondence program about 5 years ago.
When he took the bar exam, some clerk tried to disqualify him on the basis that he didn't get his JD from a properly accredited university. But God threatened the clerk with a mighty smitey thing, and the clerk said "okay, in this one case, we'll let the JD be thought of as a 'Jesus Degree' equivalent to or better than a Juris Doctor degree."
Jesus and God smiled. And Jesus went out to get some new name cards printed up.
Last I heard, he tried to get a job with Kirton McConkie using Dallin Oaks as a reference. But when the managing partner called up Oaks, he was told that Oaks had never met the guy. According to my sources, Oak subsequently sent an e-mail to Kirton McConkie telling them that "if it's that dirty, long-haired hippy guy who's been hanging out in the lobby here at the COB, you should just call the police, otherwise he'll stink the place up trying to give free fish and bread to everyone."
I looked further into the Oaks-Jesus angle (not angel) and it turns out that Oaks was lying. He met Jesus many years ago. That was when Oaks was still practicing law. Apparently, Jesus visited him late at night, when Oaks was working on some briefs (because Oaks liked to wear briefs over his temple garments).
Anyhow, Jesus reportedly told Oaks that he (Jesus) saw some potential for good in Oaks and wanted to help Oaks do good deeds in his law practice.
But Jesus told Oaks that he would only help out with pro bono cases.
Oaks responded by asking: "Do you mean Sonny or the U2 guy?"
Jesus shook his head and walked out, saying: "I was wrong about you Oaks!"
Oaks has apparently held a grudge against Jesus ever since.
But I think the initial should come first. Like L. Tom Perry, J. Reuben Clark, N.Eldon Tanner and so on...
We don't see enough of that anymore even though it is stylistically a superior way to go.
As luck would have it, my full name is Profette Walter Prince, Jr. the Fourth. (Childhood nickname: "Puff Wally")
But you can call me "P. Walter Prince" after I am anointed as an apostle.
I pledge that when I rise through the ranks and ultimately become the PPSR (President, Prophet, Seer and Revelator), I will convert the temples into sacred "bath and spa" sanctuaries...
Nelson didn't give up on his dream (eradicating the "Mormon" nickname). And I'm not going to give up on mine (twenty large jacuzzi/hot tub units in every temple, each supported by twelve oxen--preferable in statue form--and thirty-three massage booths in every Celestial Room).
Since all things are possible, I'd absolutely love to see Boyd the Packer revived and placed on the throne of gawd. He would surely set this church on the straight and narrow in a hurry, and give us some entertainment value. But, if the worms have done a number on Boyd, then I'd love to see Uchdorfy take the wheel and undo everything Rusty has done. Revenge would be sweet for the silver haired lady's man. Bednar would lose that smirk, and Oaks would be put back on second string.
more than ever nowadays. It's of course very self-serving. The more freedom the living prophet has to disregard and ignore inconvenient things taught, preached and promoted by previous prophets, the more freedom the living prophet has to do whatever he wants.
But as they emphasize this "principle" more and more, I can see it backfiring. If the current living prophet is all that, the next living prophet is going to be all that AND MORE.
So to somewhat rational young Mormons, it may eventually seem like a safer bet not to make any major life decisions based on what the current living prophet is saying because the NEXT LIVING PROPHET may turn it all upside down. So, definitely, the wiser course of action is to ignore the current living prophet and wait to see what the NEXT LIVING PROPHET has to say.
Someone between the age of 40-70’s. Of course, they can be younger or older, depending on how qualified they are. If they’re of a certain age, a competent test. Also someone who does their own thinking, no more “ next in line” stuff.
Three come to mind; Roger Hendrix, Greg Prince and Richard Bushman. All would be new order Mormons as all have expressed their doubts about the foundational claims and all three have an in depth knowledge of church history.