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by Rob4Hope
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Emma - Victim or Co-Conspirator?
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Emma - Victim or Co-Conspirator?

I read Rough Stone Rolling and found it heart-breaking that Emma patroled around everywhere to keep track of her husband. Every time she didn't he was off with a new woman. When I read it, the word CODEPENDENT came blasting through. Emma was, at least IMHO, co-dependent with her husband. From that u...
by Rob4Hope
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Brushes with "the other side"?
Replies: 210
Views: 9976

Re: Brushes with "the other side"?

I love things like Globeki Tepi. It does several things: 1. Blows holes in Bruce R. McConkie and Joseph Fielding Smith's idea that no death existed on this planet before 6000+ years ago. 2. Blows holes in the general archeological thought that organized civiliations didn't exist before the Babylonia...
by Rob4Hope
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Brushes with "the other side"?
Replies: 210
Views: 9976

Re: Brushes with "the other side"?

If alien abductions turn out to be real, I think I will join you in laughing MAO. It would be hilarious if the alien believers turn out to be correct. Scary, but hilarious. But with AA, I have never heard of outside corroborating evidence. Have you? cause it would be fun to hear some. But from the ...
by Rob4Hope
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Brushes with "the other side"?
Replies: 210
Views: 9976

Re: Brushes with "the other side"?

Still doesn’t explain why some OOBE and NDE have confirmation from witnesses that the person saw something that they could not physically see. That is the explanation I am waiting for. I haven't followed the topic enough to know of anything but reminiscences and anecdotal examples of this - and I d...
by Rob4Hope
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Brushes with "the other side"?
Replies: 210
Views: 9976

Re: Brushes with "the other side"?

I mean, I think that alien abductions are really sleep paralysis, and they are terrifying. I'm gunna laugh my ass off if there ends up being something to the alien abductions (and I mean that in a GOOD way). Also, there is a fair amount of literature on the topic of astral projection that is quite ...
by Rob4Hope
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Running out of post power--and interest...
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: Running out of post power--and interest...

I still feel like I am in the thick of it. Not out to enough family yet, still waiting for a son to return from a mission, another son deciding when to go etc., but I feel a constant anxiety with Mormon stuff. Its become kind of toxic to me, I think causing some health issues to boot. So I have sca...
by Rob4Hope
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Running out of post power--and interest...
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: Running out of post power--and interest...

Rob4Hope, You’ll always be here buddy. You can’t ever leave because you’re a slave to your mind and thoughts and you’ll be back to discuss something here at the NOM ward building. Probably. I guess I'm also running out of things to say. I check back in like those above because...well,...part of me ...
by Rob4Hope
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Running out of post power--and interest...
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: Running out of post power--and interest...

Just curious for those that feel that they are moving on (including OP), do you still attend on a regular basis? For myself, I would love to move on but my wife enjoys attending and I don't see her wanting to stop anytime soon. I'd love to move on and be done because I came to my conclusion several...
by Rob4Hope
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Radio Free Mormon at Sunstone
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Radio Free Mormon at Sunstone

RFM came out from under the cover hiding him. He showed his face in public.

OH MY!!!!!

Was a fun presentation.
by Rob4Hope
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Running out of post power--and interest...
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: Running out of post power--and interest...

Congratulations. You have finally snatched the pebble from the master's hand and you are ready to move on. btw, I was in and out of Sunstone and I kept an eye out for you. Glad you made it. I think I saw you there, but I don't think you saw me--was behind you on Friday during the day in one of the ...
by Rob4Hope
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Running out of post power--and interest...
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Running out of post power--and interest...

Hello All, I've been a community member here for a while, and just checked off one of my desires by attending some of the lectures at Sunstone. I asked Bill Reel in the hallway about his feelings toward the whole "LDS" thing; meaning, does he want to continue posting along those lines, and what is h...
by Rob4Hope
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Mormon Premarital Exam
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: The Mormon Premarital Exam

Anyone read or was gifted that awesome book "between husband and wife" before the wedding? [emoji16] Mormon physicians explain in medical terms all about sex to unsuspecting lds kids about to get married. Oh yeh...that book was one of the FIRST such books of its type, and also a best-seller in LDS ...
by Rob4Hope
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Mormon Premarital Exam
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: The Mormon Premarital Exam

The Mormon premarital exam is something new to me and is something that occurs nowhere else except the Mormon Corridor. Even in the Mormon Corridor of Utah, Idaho, and Arizona, it is a for Mormons only kind of thing. It consists of a Mormon bride-to-be, a gynecologist, an exam table with stirrups, ...
by Rob4Hope
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less
Replies: 19
Views: 878

Re: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less

It is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance. D&C 131:6 And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come. D&C 130:19 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your ...
by Rob4Hope
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less
Replies: 19
Views: 878

Re: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less

This is a fascinating quote: Elder Snow: That was that was the concern. We wanted to help a lot of people that were struggling on some of these questions. But you’ve got to understand that a large majority, a large percentage of the church could care less. That really hasn’t been anything they’ve w...
by Rob4Hope
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Brushes with "the other side"?
Replies: 210
Views: 9976

Re: Brushes with "the other side"?

I listened to a pod-cast between Gram Hancock and Joe Rogan where they discussed Iowaska. Ayahuasca is the more common spelling in what I've read though your spelling also shows up as valid. I first heard of this in the 80s in Wade Davis' book The Serpent and The Rainbow which is quite different th...
by Rob4Hope
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Brushes with "the other side"?
Replies: 210
Views: 9976

Re: Brushes with "the other side"?

I used to experience sleep paralysis fairly frequently and there were usually perceived entities involved. That is very interesting. I remember having what is called hypnagogic sleep, where I had very vivid technicolor dreams that included hallucinations of my bedroom furniture moving around for ab...
by Rob4Hope
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Brushes with "the other side"?
Replies: 210
Views: 9976

Re: Brushes with "the other side"?

I have an AFIB problem that can get pretty sever. Don't know why I was the one who got it,..but there it is. Anyway, I was in the hospital about a year ago with a pretty bad bout. Heart was flipping all over inside, and it scares the SH!T out of you bye the way... They ran all their tests. "You are ...
by Rob4Hope
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are youth really leaving?
Replies: 36
Views: 1627

Re: Are youth really leaving?

I live in an upper middle income area of Alpine Ut, with several wards in our stake being very affluent. My observation is that I don't see many people leaving the church. In fact, we've had at least 6 new families move into our ward recently, each one more TBM than the last. I see evidence that so...