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 Post subject: The Journal of Timothy R. Berman Studies?
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 8:57 pm 
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I happened a few moments ago to be browsing the blog of Timothy R. Berman, titled Mormon Apologetic Studies. The sidebar caught my eye. It says, "If you would like to donate to The Journal of Mormon Apologetic Research Study, please feel free to click on the paypal donate button below. Your charitable contribution is appreciated. Money donated will go to help produce the upcoming publication of the Journal and help pay potential contributing authors."

"The Journal of Mormon Apologetic and Research Study?" says I. "How has this solecistic publication managed to escape my notice?" So, of course, I Googled it. To my surprise, the search turned up only a few sparse results. The most informative was this one: "The Journal of Mormon Apologetic Research Study is a publication of personal essays and research papers of Timothy R. Berman."

Hmmmm... "Help pay contributing authors," indeed!

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 9:02 pm 
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CKid,

If I'm not mistaken, this gentleman posts on MDD. I don't recall the name, but I'm pretty sure at one point I clicked a link that landed on a blog with that same picture.


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 9:05 pm 
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I think this might be SeattleGhostWriter


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 9:24 pm 
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That sounds right. And thus, it raises a vexing question, why was this topic locked?

http://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/530 ... -is-right/


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Please don't miss Brother Berman's erotic fiction. I found it quite...handy.

"At the Ocean"

Here's a teaser to arouse your interest:

...She ventured a finger along her well-developed chest; her nipples were already hardened as she closed her eyes and craning her neck to one side. She recalled his lips pressing softly against the curve of her neck as she allowed her fingers to caress her smooth skin...

...Her breasts were rounded, firm and had not sagged like most women her age have already experienced. Her figure was a curved as she turned to examine her plump firm ass. She was attractive and wondered how she could have been seduced by a man that pleased her in a way most men never knew how...


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:16 pm 
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Please don't miss Brother Berman's erotic fiction. I found it quite...handy.


Okay, that made me LOL!

Seriously!

LOL!


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:18 pm 
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Oh, wow. Do the MDD moderators know what they're dealing with?

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:24 pm 
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...She ventured a finger along her well-developed chest; her nipples were already hardened as she closed her eyes and craning her neck to one side. She recalled his lips pressing softly against the curve of her neck as she allowed her fingers to caress her smooth skin...

...Her breasts were rounded, firm and had not sagged like most women her age have already experienced. Her figure was a curved as she turned to examine her plump firm ass. She was attractive and wondered how she could have been seduced by a man that pleased her in a way most men never knew how...
A Mormon apologist who also writes erotica and publishes both under his real life name using his own picture as a logo/avatar:

That is not "LOL".

That is just plain creepy.

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:51 pm 
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That does seem somewhat... inconsistent.

(In other words, wtf?)

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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:46 pm 
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Actually CK, while I'll admit Trashcanman gets the gold star for the week for rare and fantastic finds and left me stuck momentarily in a wtf?, though I was able to put things into perspective pretty quickly.

It is not uncommon at all I've found for apologists to have some major issues, and not even necessarily be in good standing with the Church. I remember one thread at MAD long ago where several apologists admitted to having been disfellowshipped or ex'd, and that was a real eye opener.

Mopologetics hasn't been known to attract the most savory moral characters.

I would advise that you and the narrator exercise caution when communing with them at FAIR.


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:57 pm 
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I realize that a lot of us who hang out on Mormon-related message boards are a bit odd (I'm definitely including myself), but that is up there with the SAD website and MorningStar's alter ego as a large rabbit with a propensity for green, explosive diarrhea.

And, just a comment on the snippet of "erotica": why is it so many people think that overblown, florid prose is in any way erotic? It's like Droopy without the politics.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 12:55 am 
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Hello,

What in the hell is wrong with Mormon apologists and how they view women?

...She ventured a finger along her well-developed chest; her nipples were already hardened as she closed her eyes and craning her neck to one side. She recalled his lips pressing softly against the curve of her neck as she allowed her fingers to caress her smooth skin...

...Her breasts were rounded, firm and had not sagged like most women her age have already experienced. Her figure was a curved as she turned to examine her plump firm ass. She was attractive and wondered how she could have been seduced by a man that pleased her in a way most men never knew how...


I wonder if he's collaborated with Mr. Schryver...

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 11:23 am 
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This guy is just fine in lds-inc land. ParanoidBoyd and tubbytommie keep telling members not to view pornography. They don't tell them not to write it or not to rent it out to others. This guy and the marriotts are doing just fine and I bet he pays tithing on any profits as well.

Ya gotta know how to 'play' the apostles.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 11:36 am 
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A Mormon apologist who also writes erotica and publishes both under his real life name using his own picture as a logo/avatar:

That is not "LOL".

That is just plain creepy.


I don't know if anyone else endured to the end of this piece, but it seems kind of like he's writing about himself:

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She felt her firm stomach squirm at his touch, his mustache tickling her as he continued to move up along her frame, his mouth reaching her mounds of flesh as he took in her left nipple.


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He was not well-endowed as most men. Only five inches, but he was thick as it throbbed between her silky fingers.


As Robert Frost is supposed to have once said, "If somebody's guts [or genitals?] are going to be on the floor, let it be someone else's."

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 12:16 pm 
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Hello,

What in the hell is wrong with Mormon apologists and how they view women?

...She ventured a finger along her well-developed chest; her nipples were already hardened as she closed her eyes and craning her neck to one side. She recalled his lips pressing softly against the curve of her neck as she allowed her fingers to caress her smooth skin...

...Her breasts were rounded, firm and had not sagged like most women her age have already experienced. Her figure was a curved as she turned to examine her plump firm ass. She was attractive and wondered how she could have been seduced by a man that pleased her in a way most men never knew how...


I wonder if he's collaborated with Mr. Schryver...

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Maybe, and by the sounds of the following passage, he's also collaborated with Why "Light Cotton and the Mormon Lay" Me:

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She wrapped her legs around his waist as she could feel him harden under the thin fabric of the flannel pajama bottoms he was wearing.


H.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 12:52 pm 
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CaliforniaKid wrote:
I happened a few moments ago to be browsing the blog of Timothy R. Berman, titled Mormon Apologetic Studies. The sidebar caught my eye. It says, "If you would like to donate to The Journal of Mormon Apologetic Research Study, please feel free to click on the paypal donate button below. Your charitable contribution is appreciated. Money donated will go to help produce the upcoming publication of the Journal and help pay potential contributing authors."


Is he claiming to be a 501(c)3 or a non-profit organization? If he's not, how he make this claim that contributions to this paypal account are charitable?

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 1:27 pm 
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I could not endure to the end. The avatar/description connection mentioned by Scratch, the WS-esque emphasis on aging female flesh referenced by Cam, the florid prose alluded to by runtu, etc. I think LDST summed it up by saying the story in question seems like a ball of wax with all kinds of mopolofetish stuck to it.

But by far the worst is the avatar. I don't want to have that image in my mind while I'm reading anything, let alone a creepy wank yarn.

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I had no idea that the world of Mopologetics was such a seedy demimonde. No wonder Droopy habitually refers to Playboy magazine.


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Gadianton wrote:
I would advise that you and the narrator exercise caution when communing with them at FAIR.



"At the FAIR Conference"

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 2:16 pm 
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I could not endure to the end. The avatar/description connection mentioned by Scratch, the WS-esque emphasis on aging female flesh referenced by Cam, the florid prose alluded to by runtu, etc. I think LDST summed it up by saying the story in question seems like a ball of wax with all kinds of mopolofetish stuck to it.

But by far the worst is the avatar. I don't want to have that image in my mind while I'm reading anything, let alone a creepy wank yarn.


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 2:24 pm 
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Poor Tim never saw this coming I bet.


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