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  •  The problem with all this, Shawn, is that the (1+ / 0-)
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    church keeps changing the goal posts.

    For instance, if a Prophet says something very hang-dog, the church says he was speaking as a man, not a Prophet. As you know, this happens ALL the time with Brigham Young.

    So how does ANYONE know when the Prophet is speaking as a Prophet even if the associated words are given? They don't. The church seems to come up with new rules on a as needed basis. Look at the language associated with the 1978 decree. Does it fit the language pattern associated with other revelations?

    At a time when the LDS church was under serious pressure to allow blacks to hold the priesthood, the then-prophet had a revelation to that effect. Coincidence? Divine intervention? The church, AS HUMANS, doing what they knew they had to do politically?  Who knows.

    Yet years later, another prophet says they don't know why etc. though the 15 discussed it. I do NOT believe no one knows "why".  I think that is just flat out bull--a lie.

    As far as White Horse goes, believe me there are PLENTY of LDS members who completely stand with the prophesy regardless of LDS apologetics just as most of the church believes the earth is only 6K years old or so despite science etc.

    Yeah, there's a LOT of cog dis in all this, but that doesn't mean it bothers most. It obviously doesn't.  

    Additionally, I would add that the church has a way of relegating their own history to "folklore". I see it time and time again. To this day, the church is dishonest about polygamy, for instance. Like investigators, the general public is fed milk and the church often hides the meat until later.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 08:10:16 PM PDT

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