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 Post subject: What Do Apologists Say About The Angel With A Flaming Sword?
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:30 pm 
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I occasionally like to read apologetic nonsense on a topic for the entertainment value. I just did a search of FAIR for Flaming Sword as I thought it would be fun to see what those clowns the apologists have to say about Joe's whopper he told women about an angel with the flaming sword that would slay him if he didn't bone 'em. None of the 10 hits were related to that. Anyone no of any of apologetics that address this topic directly? Would love to see how an apologist would try to claim Joe wasn't lying his ass off with that ploy. Maybe even those clowns aren't stupid enough to try that?

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Although the "flaming sword" image has become a meme, the wording was actually "drawn sword." So maybe a search for those words instead would turn up more hits.

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 Post subject: Re: What Do Apologists Say About The Angel With A Flaming Sw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:41 pm 
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They say that when a celestial being with a +10 incendiary vorpal sword commands you to take a 14 year old hottie as a plural wife, both you and the hottie (though she never saw the aforementioned celestial warrior) had better listen. And no, in no way should such a scenario be viewed as an abuse of authority. We are talking about a +10 vorpal blade after all.

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He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought—So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood a while in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:47 pm 
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Dr. Shades wrote:
Although the "flaming sword" image has become a meme, the wording was actually "drawn sword." So maybe a search for those words instead would turn up more hits.

Thanks, that brought up 6 related hits. Now to see if there is anything interesting in any of those hits -_~

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 Post subject: Re: What Do Apologists Say About The Angel With A Flaming Sw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Michael the Archangel. He has multiple identities in LDS theology.

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 Post subject: Re: What Do Apologists Say About The Angel With A Flaming Sw
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So I told my wife that an angel with a drawn sword appeared unto me and command me take other wifes.....

She replied, "do it and you won't need an angel! I'll kill you myself!"

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 Post subject: Re: What Do Apologists Say About The Angel With A Flaming Sw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:04 pm 
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Dr. Shades wrote:
Although the "flaming sword" image has become a meme, the wording was actually "drawn sword." So maybe a search for those words instead would turn up more hits.


I know of two quotes that call it a "flaming sword";

1. "He was commanded to obey it. He did not immediately comply. Then, according to Apostle George A. Smith, an angel with a flaming sword appeared to the Prophet Joseph and warned him that unless he obeyed it, he would be destroyed."

Journal History, L.D.S. Church Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, Oct. 9, 1869, containing copy of letter from Apostle George A. Smith to Joseph Smith, son of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

(Don Cecil Corbett, Mary Fielding Smith, Daughter of Britain: Portrait of Courage [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1966], 154.)

2. "An angel with a flaming sword descended from the courts of glory and confronting the Prophet, commanded him in the name of the Lord to establish the principle so long concealed from the knowledge of the Saints and of the world. That principle was the law of celestial or plural marriage."

Life of Heber C. Kimball, by Orson F. Whitney, p. 321; Edition 1881; c. 1840.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Wonder what the dream analysts would make of a drawn sword?

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 Post subject: Re: What Do Apologists Say About The Angel With A Flaming Sw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 7:01 pm 
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Well, my avatar has the sword pointing downward. One pointing upward just seemed too phallic.

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 Post subject: Re: What Do Apologists Say About The Angel With A Flaming Sw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Well, my wife has threatened to withhold sex if I mispronounce the word again. I....for some reason like to say sward, as opposed to the proper sord. Tomatoes-Tomatoes....Whatever it takes to get some eh.


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 Post subject: Re: What Do Apologists Say About The Angel With A Flaming Sw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Dr. Shades wrote:
Although the "flaming sword" image has become a meme, the wording was actually "drawn sword." So maybe a search for those words instead would turn up more hits.

Just how stupid is the entire concept of God "threatening" anyone with a sword? What is the consequence of refusing the order? Death? A predestined E ticket to hell? The whole concept is so obviously stupid it staggers the mind that anyone with an ounce of ability to deductively reason fact from fiction could side with fact. Dum dum dum dum dum...

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:53 pm 
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thews wrote:
Dr. Shades wrote:
Although the "flaming sword" image has become a meme, the wording was actually "drawn sword." So maybe a search for those words instead would turn up more hits.

Just how stupid is the entire concept of God "threatening" anyone with a sword? What is the consequence of refusing the order? Death? A predestined E ticket to hell? The whole concept is so obviously stupid it staggers the mind that anyone with an ounce of ability to deductively reason fact from fiction could side with fact. Dum dum dum dum dum...

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It was certainly something I was unaware of until I became internet savvy. If there were a thread on top ten ridiculous things in Mormondom, that would be in my top one.


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 Post subject: Re: What Do Apologists Say About The Angel With A Flaming Sw
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:03 pm 
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Joseph was talking in code.

With all of the sex he was having... He was try to say, "It hurts when I pee, like a flaming sword was rammed up my urethra.!!"

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:43 pm 
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SteelHead wrote:
They say that when a celestial being with a +10 incendiary vorpal sword

Vorpal Sword, that makes me smile, such fun, thanks. :smile:


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 Post subject: Re: What Do Apologists Say About The Angel With A Flaming Sw
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 5:34 am 
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Polygamy-Porter wrote:
Joseph was talking in code.

With all of the sex he was having... He was try to say, "It hurts when I pee, like a flaming sword was rammed up my urethra.!!"

Your thought is not unique.

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