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by Fifi de la Vergne
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 434
Views: 65130

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

I'm just going to leave this here: https://zenodo.org/record/4028830 A quick Google search turned up a Newsweek article which led with the following: Fact-check: Does a New Study Give Evidence that the Coronavirus Was Made In a Lab? BY KASHMIRA GANDER ON 9/15/20 AT 5:09 PM EDT SHARE HEALTH CORONAVI...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 427
Views: 64515

Re: What are you drinking right now?

wtfluff wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:36 pm
Any NOMmies like Gin?

How do you imbibe said Gin?
I like it in a Tom Collins. Like a sparkling lemonade, but with gin. :)
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How essential is a literal Adam and Eve story to Mormonism?
Replies: 61
Views: 2105

Re: How essential is a literal Adam and Eve story to Mormonism?

Fervent and literal believer though I was as a TBM, I never really believed in a literal Adam and Eve. And I was beyond baffled when friends would assure me that they could trace their family history aaaaaaall the way back . . . :shock:
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Denial
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Denial

Before I give my thoughts on this particular thread, and I really hope alas doesn't mind, but her response on that other thread is absolutely spot on to this one. So I've copied it in full for ya'll: "When you know something and refuse to know it, it is called denial. Yes, it is dishonest, cowardic...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Denial
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Denial

For me, this is one of the most heinous thing that religion in general teaches: It literally teaches you not to think . What's that quote we apostates love that ends with "the thinking has been done." ??? Is this "not thinking" the same as denial? Right?? Either way, it drives me a little bit nuts ...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Denial
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Denial

You're more generous than me. I always think that no one is in a better position to realize that he has no clothes on than the emperor who is feeling the chair on his bare bottom. The image of bare, shriveled-up GA bottoms on the big red chairs at GC made me laugh out loud. As for generosity -- wel...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Denial
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Denial

I started this as a response to the"Secret Mormon Meetings" thread over in the Doctrinal Discussions forum, but it got kind of long and then I was afraid of hijacking the thread, so I'm making it its own topic. For years I didn't allow myself to face some serious issues that were going on in my life...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: An integrity crisis?
Replies: 17
Views: 1508

Re: An integrity crisis?

I think I am somewhat in shock because I am trying desperately to hold on to my family through this whole truth crisis thing, and he seems 100% willing to just walk away from his (she wants to stay together, try counseling, he doesn't). It turns out I did not really know him at all. And yet, I stil...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?
Replies: 22
Views: 1942

Re: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?

I joined when I was 21. I came from a dysfunctional family and was on a dangerously self-destructive path. As a Mormon I learned self-discipline, structure, emotional control. My children grew up being part of a community of people who loved and watched over them -- a village to help raise them, as ...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s the future of anti-Mormonism look like?
Replies: 36
Views: 2204

Re: What’s the future of anti-Mormonism look like?

Maybe more people calling out the Q15 directly and publicly, and challenging them to come out of hiding and respond to issues? More street epistemology? Going out and talking to people and trying to have friendly conversations to lead them through steps of critical thinking? The way things are goin...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 427
Views: 64515

Re: What are you drinking right now?

My dad's birthday is coming up next week. He died several years ago, before I left the church (I joined the church when I was 21). He loved Fat Tire beer and I decided this year I'm going to try it in remembrance of him . . . and with regret that I never drank it with him.
by Fifi de la Vergne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 427
Views: 64515

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Finally gave in and tried the Dalgona whipped coffee that's all over the internet. I had some espresso powder, added in a bit of cocoa and ended up adding it to ice cream instead of milk and ice. I'm not sure you could properly call it a drink by the time I got done with it, but hoo boy. It was amaz...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Fri May 15, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church wants more Christ-centered artwork in buildings
Replies: 25
Views: 1400

Re: Church wants more Christ-centered artwork in buildings

In our congregation, we wanted to have images from the Christian tradition, while avoiding the literalistic / Romantic era of Anglo-Saxon Jesus paintings. We opted to reproduce the stained glass windows from Chartres Cathedral (one of the standout examples of Medieval Christian art and architecture...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is God Love? or is God Obedience?
Replies: 15
Views: 1766

Re: Is God Love? or is God Obedience?

These are interesting observations. I have read that one of the benefits of having two parents is that there is often a parallel of the sort you mention with yours, where one is tender and unconditionally loving while the other is about standards and expectations to be met. Both fill an important ro...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Overjoyed...
Replies: 16
Views: 1367

Re: Overjoyed...

I tuned in briefly Saturday morning because I felt in need of some comfort and inspiration and . . . I couldn't take more than about 90 seconds of whoever-that-was droning on about what-ever-it-was (JS? Restoration?). I think at least a portion of the world is ripe for a prophet right now -- I guess...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Most Popular Ice Cream
Replies: 13
Views: 1112

Re: Most Popular Ice Cream

moksha wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:57 am
What would you put on your list?
Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby!
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Faith Journey level-up!
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Faith Journey level-up!

Now that it has registered that GC is this weekend, I find myself really wondering if they will offer anything of value. I remember how eager I was for conference right after 9/11, hoping for inspired guidance -- and how deflated I was when we were basically told to just keep on as usual.
by Fifi de la Vergne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Faith Journey level-up!
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Faith Journey level-up!

So there have been a lot of references to General Conference in recent posts, and I have been generally aware that it was coming up. But I'm counting it as a real milestone in my post-mormon journey that I didn't realize until a couple of minutes ago (when someone in another thread said "this weeken...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Home Church and Women
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: Home Church and Women

A private ex-Mormon women's group had this entry from one of its members yesterday: My husband is on a ward council Zoom meeting trying to figure out the magic sacrament rules. What if someone went to the church, blessed the sacrament, then people could come and pick up the blessed bread?.....no the...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What's Helping Me Today
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: What's Helping Me Today

Reuben wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:21 am
(It makes me think of conditional probability distributions, but that's more geeking out than helping...)
I confess I have no idea what you're talking about . . . :?