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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 02:16PM

If humans have one bad habit it’s that they always want someone to lead them. They want someone else to break the trail for them. They want a savior or a prophet or a guru. They want someone to sell them hope.

Of course it’s not just in the spiritual and religious realms this exists and of course most likely a psychopath or sociopath is going to be more than happy to be your leader.

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 03:40PM


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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 04:15PM

My favorite, and possibly the funniest (yes, it's a personal choice...) clown act was what Russell M. Nelson published on August 16, 2018, regarding the name of the Church:

“The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will.  In recent weeks, various Church leaders and departments have initiated the necessary steps to do so.  Additional information about this important matter will be made available in the coming months.”

In this farcical little tantrum of his, he reduced revelation to "impressions"!!!

Two sitting prophets, Hinckley and Monson, told the membership, out loud and in person, that his "impression" was full of crap.

But you know it is...  Once you get to be in charge, your "impressions" become the law.

To me, this is a staggering one-act performance that invalidates whatever power and prestige the church ever had because a prophet has led the church astray.  And if it wasn't Nelson, it means that the prior prophets who gloried in singing "I am a mormon boy" were not in tune with ghawd.

And don't tell me that the lord made sure Nelson lived long enough to become the prophet because then that makes ghawd a real wacko if that's the best plan he could come up with to correct an error that allowed 'It's a win for Satan!" to exist for so long a period of time.

It also means that before 2018, all the Presidents and Apostles serving the church, not named Russell M. Nelson, were so alienated from ghawd that he could not get them to listen to him.

Too bad 'logic' is held in such low esteem compared to 'inspiration.'

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Posted by: Mordor, not logged in ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 05:09PM

Great choice, but my personal favorite was when Nelson led the hosanna hanky shout in conference and Oaks was out of sync. Nelson shot him a death glare in full view of the camera.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 05:11PM

Mordor, not logged in Wrote:
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> . . .
> Nelson led the hosanna hanky shout in conference
> and Oaks was out of sync. . .

Perhaps Oaks has English ancestry.

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Posted by: kentish ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 05:38PM

The real English oaks never miss a beat.

"Heart of Oak are our ships, jolly tars are our men.

We always are ready. Steady boys. Steady!

We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again."


Heart of Oak 1759

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 05:46PM

I'm trying to imagine that text sung as reggae or rap. . .

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Posted by: kentish ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 05:57PM

Official march of the Royal Navy. Rousing when played by a massed band, especially the Royal Marine bands. I cannot imagine being told to be steady, steady in a wooden ship awaiting a massive broadside. But then England expects....

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 06:02PM

The "Hornblower" series could, at times, be chilling...

Splinters!!

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Posted by: kentish ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 06:05PM

My favorite all time series. Reread them all every year or two. I like O'Brien's series but having read Forrester first he is my standard.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 06:57PM

Did you ever see my question to you about the Dave Dawson/Freddy Farmer - RAF novels?  I read them all in the 1950s...

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Posted by: Kentish ( )
Date: March 28, 2023 09:50AM

Not familiar with those books. Niggles on the other hand...

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Posted by: Kentish ( )
Date: March 28, 2023 09:54AM

That word begins with a B. Autocorrect will not allow the correct spelling.

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 06:39PM

Them ships ran on flogging and rum.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 06:59PM

  
  
  "Well, bugger me if that doesn't ring a bell!"

                 --One-eyed Pirate with a parrot

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 07:00PM

You have a parrot?

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Posted by: [|] ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 07:46PM

That parrot is definitely deceased. He's passed on. That parrot is no more. He's expired and gone to meet his maker. Bereft of life, he rests in peace. He's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is a dead parrot.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 07:56PM

What about the slug? Is your slug still alive?

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Posted by: [|] ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 08:00PM

Yes, but it doesn't talk.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 08:02PM

Keep trying. It might learn.

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 06:35PM

Ha! Ha! Wave in time you dweeb!

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 05:12PM

Brothers and sisters, I implore you to use the free agency that Heavenly Father blessed you with and do as I say.

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Posted by: Heartless ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 07:29PM

Remember free agency no longer exists.

I forget the new term but they boil it down to the freedom to choose to follow them.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 07:40PM

Now it is just “agency.” They just deleted the freedom part.

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 06:25PM

I couldn’t believe he did it but he did. I think it’s the dumbest thing an LDS Prophet has done in my lifetime. You basically discredit all the prophets before you.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 05:22PM

I think T S Monson's "Let's go shopping" is a contender.

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 06:30PM

I understand why they built the mall. They want to keep the areas around Temple Square nice and you do that by building something that draws in the upper class to shop and live.

It’s a poor PR move to have the prophet open it with such a worldly slogan. They should have had some COB stuffed suit do it.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: March 27, 2023 07:28PM

How many sang Stout Hearted Men at the mtc?

is it still on the playlist???

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