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by MadamCurie
01 Sep 2009, 00:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conservative politics . . how did we get here?
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Conservative politics . . how did we get here?

Much of what we associate with Joseph Smith's vision of a theocracy was embodied by his Nauvoo. Its fairly safe to say that most of the practices (with the exception of the endowment) that were embraced at Nauvoo are rejected today. The church was initially a Zionistic, "Christ's Second Coming is Em...
by MadamCurie
31 Aug 2009, 22:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Questions about the BoM
Replies: 75
Views: 3754

Re: Questions about the BoM

One theory my DH has put forth is that the Lamanites were intermarrying with native S. Americans, thus causing them to become "dark". The Nephites, who were descendants of a "white" race, would then view these individuals as evil for marrying outside the religion. Therefore, in their eyes, the "curs...
by MadamCurie
31 Aug 2009, 11:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Last two Sundays back...
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Last two Sundays back...

This Sunday and last were the first that I attended church after my "decision" that I was going to go Buffet Mormon. The experience so far has been great for me, and I wanted to share how it has gone. Last Sunday, Sacrament Meeting talks were on temples. I have taken a non-literal approach to the te...
by MadamCurie
28 Aug 2009, 20:16
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How to Experience God
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: How to Experience God

What an uplifting thought. Thanks, Hawk!
by MadamCurie
28 Aug 2009, 20:14
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Why did John the Baptist baptize?
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Why did John the Baptist baptize?

Ok, so JtB was just baptizing as others had before, I get that. That wasn't really the point of my "why" - the question was, by baptizing them, what did it mean? They were already Jews, so... they were being baptized to be brought "back into" the Jewish faith? What was his purpose in doing the bapti...
by MadamCurie
28 Aug 2009, 07:10
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: D&C 132:Original intent
Replies: 50
Views: 2309

Re: D&C 132:Original intent

MisterCurie wrote:She must also be hideously ugly.
Yup, you got it! :lol:
by MadamCurie
27 Aug 2009, 19:35
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Why did John the Baptist baptize?
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Why did John the Baptist baptize?

I hope that this question belongs in this category. [Mod action: moved to History and Doctrine -Valoel] MisterCurie and I were having a discussion tonight about the necessity of baptism for entrance into Christianity (not just our church, but Christian churches in general). We realized that we don't...
by MadamCurie
27 Aug 2009, 12:41
Forum: Introductions
Topic: MisterCurie
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: MisterCurie

Welcome, love!

MadamCurie = kedmondson. I changed my username to preserve anomynity for our family. So my introduction is already on here.
by MadamCurie
27 Aug 2009, 00:12
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Hi!

hawkgrrrl wrote:Liz, welcome, from one eternally naughty wife to another. My DH likes to tell the kids, "Sorry, but your mother's going to hell."
Hawk, I love that! I think I will use that for my signature, if you don't mind.

Hi, Liz, here's another eternally naughty wife! Welcome to the board!
by MadamCurie
27 Aug 2009, 00:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: D&C 132:Original intent
Replies: 50
Views: 2309

Re: D&C 132:Original intent

I believe Joseph was a prophet, but I believe he was deceived on the polygamy issue. I concur in part with this - I think that if Joseph was a true prophet (my verdict is still out on this), that he was deceived on this issue. I specifically think of exactly what MormonHeretic brought up, about the...