The Folk Prophet

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  1. The Folk Prophet

    Goodbye

    For those of you who asked for the update, we're having a little boy.
  2. The Folk Prophet

    Goodbye

    Dear friends whom with I have now long associated, It is with regret that I have made the difficult decision to abandon this forum. There are a variety of reasons I've made this decision but the primary one is that the More Good Foundation and the progressive, false, mistaken lean of so many of their articles has made me more and more uncomfortable. I am, indeed, deeply uncomfortable with some of them and have considered leaving before accordingly. Deeply, deeply uncomfortable. I have to follow my conscience. I do love the association and the discussion when it is doesn't turn nasty. The times it does turn nasty is the other reason I've made this decision. I've backed way off on my involvement from years past partially because of the nastiness. But part of that, I knew, was my fault, and something I had partial control over. The articles I have no control over. I will check my private messages now and again for a few months. If any of you want to stay in touch otherwise then PM me and we can friend on Facebook or something. But I have simply become too uncomfortable in this particular house to continue dwelling here. And, yes, I am writing this in a snit. I don't expect it will do any good, and many, many more would need to join me in the abandonment before it might do any good -- though I suspect that it might not even then. Apparently the More Good Foundation, without change of leadership, is going to continue down this path. I consider that path highly insidious and destructive. There's been hardly a constructive article written in the past few years. That which isn't harmful tends towards trite and shallow. Because it is difficult for me to leave things hanging and not reply, which would defeat the idea of leaving -- I likely won't read or reply to any comments here in this thread. It is, truly, a difficult thing for me to just walk away. But I feel I need to. And all I can do is that which I feel is right. See you on Facebook if you like. Goodbye, Charles P.S. Those of you who weren't my friends and held no charity or kindness for me -- well...I wish you well too. But regret the parting slightly less, if I'm honest. P.P.S. I'll still be at the get-together at Tucanos and look forward to seeing those of you who are attending.
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    Why Women Don’t Wear Pants to Church

    Shame shame shame shame SHAME on the More Good Foundation for publishing this article. I cannot even begin to express my disappointment. I do believe this may well be the final straw with me. I do not believe I am comfortable being associated to any degree with them any longer. Sister Coppersmith is lying. It is and was nothing but rebellion and pride. She lied to her bishop. She's lying to herself. She's filled with pride and trying to bring others into her pride-based thinking. Those in charge at The More Good Foundation should know better! They should hold their writers to higher standards or truth. Shame on them!
  4. The Folk Prophet

    The average American 401(k) balance by age

    This thread seems designed just to make older people feel guilty. Thanks for nothing.
  5. That answers "how so" very well. So much for the big debate I was prepping for.
  6. How so? It implies that God is incapable of actually revealing truth to mankind, including the prophets, because mankind will just see/hear what they want anyhow, which entirely defeats the purpose of revelation even existing. It renders the entire premise upon which the Gospel of Christ is founded entirely moot. It's not relevant to anything but those who have agendas to state the church is wrong on some issue or another. But if accepted it destroys all confidence in God's process for teaching truth to mankind. Revelation, personal and prophetic, becomes entirely meaningless.
  7. The Folk Prophet

    Church rolls out mandatory training on protecting youth

    Technically these two options are not mutually exclusive. One could be suspicious that a kid is making stuff up to get attention and still take them seriously and not ask questions about it actually happening or not.
  8. The scripture plainly says the Father and Son have a body of flesh and bones but the Spirit does not, otherwise He could not dwell within us, and I'm the one with the error in logic? O.......kay. Yeah... Through the Holy Ghost. Yes. But I do very plainly understand the meaning of the words, "were it not so".
  9. I'm not sure how it's unclear. The scriptures teach that the reason the Holy Ghost can dwell in us is because He does not have a body. If that's the scripture truth then it follows that God the Father and Jesus Christ, having bodies, cannot do this, despite whatever knowledge they have. How is this hard to understand?
  10. You very clearly have never actually had the meat. You don't understand the gospel or even what the meat actually is. You will never find the meat going down these arm-of-flesh notions about truth. This is not God's pattern or way. He does not reveal himself to individuals in opposition to His anointed authorized leaders who are specifically called to reveal that truth to His church. He does NOT. I fully reject even @Just_A_Guy's implication that God might reveal some deep truth about Heavenly Mother, or the like, to an individual that is outside the pattern He has established for providing those types of truths. That is not how it works. God reveals His gospel truths and teachings to the prophets. I don't care about examples such as Lorenzo Snow (who was Foreordained to become the prophet anyhow). There is no pattern where God is secretly revealing greater truths to individuals than can be found in common among the faithful. There is no secret truth about Heavenly Mother that is revealed to some to be held in secret and never shared. This is not God's way. I fully and entirely reject the notion. We are not meant to know of Her. When we are, that knowledge will be given us by our prophet. God works within stewardships. This is not yours. You are flat, dead, absolutely, unequivocally, WRONG on this matter.
  11. Garbage. No one who understands the teachings of the church could possible think the church cultivates anything even close to oppression in the home. Fixed it.
  12. But that Joseph couldn't tell the difference between man and woman?
  13. Why wouldn't they appear as they really are? And why wouldn't we see them as they are? Some people have some strange ideas about God's interactions with His children. (Note: I'm meaning others, such as the OP.) He's not the great and powerful Oz.
  14. Sounds like you've got the theory all set up to believe whatever you feel like and cast off anything you don't like, even consistent teachings from the mouths of the prophets. Good luck. Since you claim your motivation is truth, maybe you should do some basic review on the pattern the Lord has established for revealing truth to mankind.