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5 years ago
soutskeptic
Wednesday, we're talking about the LDS Church's new statement on the policy that banned black men from the priesthood for some 125 years. When it was lifted in 1978, there was little explanation why blacks had been excluded. This statement makes it clear though: it was a policy born of racial prejudice and the Church is clearly disavowing arguments that were used to support it. We'll explore some
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5 years ago
soutskeptic
Am sure you will totally enjoy the lecture and like minded folks. Hope you will come. Presenter teaches at Dixie State University.
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5 years ago
soutskeptic
Apostasy in Sweden. The group will hear and discuss the LDS Church's official response to Swedish members' questions and concerns that undermine the foundational claims of the Church. Presentation will be by PostMormon.org's Tapir Whisperer. In the past his presentations have been excellent! Purpose of the lectures are to empower those who have discovered the Churches faith destroying history
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5 years ago
soutskeptic
TRUTH per Mormonism... Truth is absolute and eternal; it endureth forever. It never varies; what is true in one age is true in every age. (D&C 1:39, Ps. 100:5, 117:2) D&C 1:39 For behold, and lo, the Lord is God, and the Spirit beareth record, and the record is true, and the truth abideth forever and ever. Amen. Ps 100:5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and
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5 years ago
soutskeptic
The Believing Species and Its Struggle to Know." Latter-day Saints claim to "Know" the Church is true. What is the difference between "knowing and "believing". Are we born with a predisposition to believe first? Might there be circumstances that arise where we evaluate a belief discarding it if it does not stand up to scrutiny or making it something we call kn
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5 years ago
soutskeptic
The "Darwin fish" was created by two atheists in Southern California in the 1980s. Most Americans – 71 percent – say they believe in God with absolute certainty. Here in Utah, the percentage of firm believers climbs up to 80 percent. Even so, more and more Americans, and even some Utahns, are coming out and expressing their disbelief in a god, often to the great dismay of their r
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5 years ago
soutskeptic
Saturday, Mormon women made headlines as they sought entrance into the all-male Priesthood meeting at the LDS Church's General Conference. One-by-one, 130 women organized by the group Ordain Women were turned away. Gender roles were the topic of some talks from the pulpit, but there were also messages of inclusion for those who have left the Church and of compassion for people suffering from depr
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5 years ago
soutskeptic
A promise to provide some rational thought as a counter to LDS Conference.
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5 years ago
soutskeptic
Discovering Mormonism's Faith Destroying History in the Digital Age, how flexible is Mormon Belief. Southern Utah Ex/PostMormon Association Lecture series 2 PM Sunday October 6th at the New Lexington Hotel 850 So Bluff Street St. George Utah A special thanks to University of Utah's Radio West for helping us with this program. Refreshment will be served, for more informati
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Yes, Arza is a past Chapter leader and still a avid supporter of the group and what a wonderful caring person.
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
You will find a bunch of Ex/PostMormons in Southern Utah. They will be meeting at the Lexington Hotel Sunday October 6th, 2 PM They have a monthly lecture series- Fall, Winter and Spring.
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Wednesday, Doug's guest is researcher S.J. Wolfe who joins us to tell the story of Mormon founder Joseph Smith and the four mummies he bought in 1835. What really interested Smith were the accompanying papyri, but since the owner would only sell them together, Smith raised what today would be more than $64,000 to complete the deal. It wasn't just the Mormons who were fascinated; people flocked to
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Last week, Elizabeth Smart spoke at a human trafficking forum about her 9 months as a kidnap and sexual assault victim. She said one reason she didn't run away was a story she remembered that equated a girl that had sex to a chewed stick of gum that no one would want. It's an object lesson on purity that many LDS women recognize and it's sparked a conversation on the language we use to discuss ch
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Apostle Jeffrey Holland speaking of those who leave the Church: "If anyone is foolish enough or misled enough to reject 531 pages of a here to for unknown text teeming with literary and Semitic complexity without honestly attempting to account for the origins of those pages somehow, especially with out accounting for their powerful witness of Jesus Christ and the profound spiritual impac
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Thursday, we're talking about the role of women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the last few years, a movement of Mormon women asserting their rights within the Church has reemerged. They've been asking to pray in general conference and be more involved in day-to-day decisions. Now there is a group asking to be given the LDS priesthood. But why haven't women been given th
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
In this edited segment Tom Philips shares his enlightenment, the resulting heartache of sharing his new found knowledge to family and attempts to reconcile his discovery with Apostle Jeffrey Holland. I might mention this particular segment is powerful and heart wrenching. Special thanks to Poster Tapir Whisperer for his expertise and the hours he spent on editing the interview for our allotted
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Why did the LDS Church decide to be silent this time? The Fate of Utah's Antidiscrimination Bill Proponents of a bill that would protect LGBT Utahans from discrimination are touting the progress they made in the Utah Senate. Republican Stephen Urquhart's bill passed through committee, but died earlier this week without a vote on the floor. The bill was modeled on Salt Lake City's 2009 o
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Come in for a FREE Personality Test This should be an excellent programn Tuesday, Doug is joined by Pulitzer prize-winning author Lawrence Wright whose latest book investigates the Church of Scientology. Wright says that he's fascinated by why people would be drawn to what he's called "the most stigmatized religion in America." Over the course of three years, Wright sat down with mor
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Ctus Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yep, Cedar City. email me if you guys are > interested in meeting. ctusrfm@gmail.com ________________________________________________________ Know of 5-6 regulars from Cedar City that attend the lectures.
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Often when one leaves Mormonism you find yourself finding a new circle of friends. Lecture series has been a good place to do just that. Several of us got together for Valentines for dinner and took in a movie.
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Southern Utah Ex/PostMormons will listen to and discuss the John Delhin interview with Tom Phillips. Tom Phillips is a former Bishop and Stake President who was called to received his Second Anointing, a very special ordinance in Mormonism which guarantee's ones spot in Mormonism's Celestial Kingdom. Mr. Phillips will talk about his journey and the Second Anointing experience. The presentat
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
The Boy Scouts of America delayed a vote this morning on whether it should change its policy excluding gay scouts and leaders. The move would give troops control over who they welcome into their ranks and people in Utah are paying close attention. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the largest Scouting youth membership of any organization. Wednesday, we're asking people on both s
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Nadine Hansen will speak about the history of the FLDS, lawsuits and prosecutions that have occurred in recent years and the recent doomsday pronouncements of Warren Jeffs. Mrs. Hansen is a guardian ad litem for children in custody disputes, has worked with people in the FLDS community. The lecture will be February 3rd 2012 at 2 PM at the New Lexington Hotel 850 So. Bluff St St.
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
You got to love Religion. A few years ago, the government of Uganda tried to pass a law that would criminalize homosexuality and punish even those who simply know gay people. The Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Roger Ross Williams wanted to learn what was behind this draconian proposal, who was driving it. So he went to Uganda. What he learned there led him back to America’s Heartland, f
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
SoUtSkeptic thinks Dear Abby is spot on. Advice from Dear Abby: Why Worry? There are only two things to worry about: Either you are well or you are sick. But if you are sick… There are only two things to worry about. Either you are well, or you will die. If you get well, there’s nothing to worry about. But if you die, there are only two things to worry about. Either you go to he
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
“Be ye perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.” (Matt. 5:48) Only those who keep all the commandments and for whom the family unit continues in eternity will merit perfection. (Mormon Doctrine, McConkie- Perfection, D&C. 131:1-4, 132:16-32) “For straight is the gate, and narrow the way that leadeth unto the exaltation and continuation of the lives, and few there be that
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Repent Love the Lord Love one another Receive the Holy Ghost Walk in the Spirit Receive your Endowments Go to the temple often Do Genealogy Get your 4 generations done Get your years supply Rotate it Conduct personal interviews Sanctify your marriage Provoke your husband to righteousness Pay your tithing Pay fast offering Remember to fast Obey word of wisdom Attend all thre
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
Since publication of the Book of Mormon, there has been speculation on the location of the book’s geography. Traditionally, it has been accepted that the book’s geography encompassed the North and South American continents as well as the Polynesian Islands. More recently, it has been suggested that the geography was limited to areas in Central America or in the USA. It has been proposed tha
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
A program that should resonate with many ExMormons. Is any religion true? The popular British philosopher Alain de Botton opens his latest book by declaring this the most boring and unproductive question a person can ask. de Botton is himself a resolute non-believer, but by setting that debate aside, he says we can look at the really good ideas religions offer about how to live and how to arra
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6 years ago
soutskeptic
How is a belief in Bigfoot any different than the claim I have an invisible dragon in my garage?
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