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by Not Buying It
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4230

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

I'm here. I wonder if you will still feel that way when Trump wins. CNN just took Georgia and AZ away from Biden, as of 10pm 11/09/2020 There are others coming. You guys were so quick to cry Russia in 2016. We are crying Democrats. But this isn't a hoax. We have video, testimony, confessions, obvio...
by Not Buying It
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Attending my Daughter's Temple Wedding?
Replies: 29
Views: 1028

Re: Attending my Daughter's Temple Wedding?

You literally paid cold, hard cash for access to the temple. Take what you paid for. I think it would be tragic to miss her wedding out of some kind of misguided sense of principle. Look at it this way - the Church doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously. If you miss the wedding because you feel like ...
by Not Buying It
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Letters to the Slackers
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: Letters to the Slackers

Why can't we just let adults be adults and run their own lives? :?: If they want to come to church, they know where we are. If we provide any amount of real meaning or utility then they'll want to come. On the other hand, if they've decided they're just as well off without hours upon hours of weekl...
by Not Buying It
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: To share your doubts with your children or not, that is the question
Replies: 18
Views: 691

Re: To share your doubts with your children or not, that is the question

I also refuse to take the blame for any of this. It’s not my fault joseph made it up. It’s not my fault the church has hidden the facts and white washed the narrative. I feel betrayed. This will always be my position - it isn’t my fault I was born into a fraudulent religion that none of the family ...
by Not Buying It
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4230

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

I really hope no one here is buying the "stolen election" nonsense", I'd like to think we are all here partly because at some point we learned to recognize nonsense when we see it. And I definitely hope none of you are the types that are making suggestions of violence - this is America, we don't re...
by Not Buying It
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The irony of being blacklisted
Replies: 16
Views: 855

Re: The irony of being blacklisted

Seems to put the lie to the Brethren’s claim that “we are as transparent as we know how to be”.

When an organization punishes you for telling the truth, that’s a pretty big red flag. If you ask me, it’s time to get out of Dodge if you are in a position to do so.
by Not Buying It
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4230

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

I really hope no one here is buying the "stolen election" nonsense", I'd like to think we are all here partly because at some point we learned to recognize nonsense when we see it. And I definitely hope none of you are the types that are making suggestions of violence - this is America, we don't rea...
by Not Buying It
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Rating the Q15 - list from Reddit
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Rating the Q15 - list from Reddit

Ha! I like your list better RR. And I like your categorization system, because while everyone one of them fail to meet my decency standards as well, some are dangerous and some are just cogs in the machine. And of the dangerous ones, clearly Presidents Nelson and Oaks are the dangerous ones with the...
by Not Buying It
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Rating the Q15 - list from Reddit
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Rating the Q15 - list from Reddit

So it's been kind of quiet around here lately - I nicked the list below from Reddit ( https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/joug76/rating_the_q15/ ). Personally I think whoever did this was being pretty generous, I am curious about what the rest of you think: Here's my rating list, with explana...
by Not Buying It
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 563
Views: 114181

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

A new record high today of COVID-19 cases in the US. CBS news showed a clip from 4 months ago of Fauci saying if the administration didn't start taking the virus more seriously we could see daily infection rates of 100,000 by winter. The CDC has a better handle on prophesy than the COB. How dare yo...
by Not Buying It
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Best Two Years?
Replies: 39
Views: 1791

Re: The Best Two Years?

However it had it's negatives. I had problems with leadership abuse. I saw how popularity and ego worked within the church and how it could be used to hurt people. At one point, I came very close to getting sent home due to a zone leader who lied to the mission president about me. I was very bitter...
by Not Buying It
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Senator Mike Lee: Trump's another Captain Moroni!
Replies: 22
Views: 1476

Re: Senator Mike Lee: Trump's another Captain Moroni!

I thought this tweet from Will Swenson was great: Screen Shot 2020-11-02 at 12.49.29 PM.png Perfect! All joking aside, the Church really should have spoken out about one of their religious figures being co-opted by an idiot politician. But hey, if the Church is OK with it, before long every politic...
by Not Buying It
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Ezra Taft Benson and Conspiracies
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: Ezra Taft Benson and Conspiracies

My TBM MIL is coming completely unhinged watching the current election play out. For four years she has been holding on to the delusion that Trump is the savior of American democracy and the constitution as a whole. Somehow, she completely disregards all of Trump's attempts to undermine the validit...
by Not Buying It
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Best Two Years?
Replies: 39
Views: 1791

Re: The Best Two Years?

The crux of the matter is the church sends you out with the notion you are performing a great act, but in reality you are selling snake oil. And that is a bad deal anyway you look at it. No one should be coerced into selling a fraud. Its unethical regardless of the sometimes personal growth some ex...
by Not Buying It
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 563
Views: 114181

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

alas wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:21 am
Lost a cousin to Covid.
So sorry to hear it.
by Not Buying It
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Bednar's Latest B.S. Blowhardery
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Elder Bednar's Latest B.S. Blowhardery

That is what scares Bednar. That is why he sows suspicion and mistrust regarding government and scientific regulations meant to safeguard the people. And that is how we know he is no loving prophet of God. He doesn't care for the safety of his flock. He cares that his time to reign will come and he...
by Not Buying It
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Bednar's Latest B.S. Blowhardery
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Elder Bednar's Latest B.S. Blowhardery

Elder Bednar is such a blowhard. Every time he opens his mouth some kind of pretentious ridiculousness ensues. https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/10/14/21514610/elder-david-a-bednar-apostle-speaks-covid-19-response-g-20-interfaith-forum-riyadh-saudi-arabia “My call is for respect, accommodation and ...
by Not Buying It
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How to find a good marriage counselor
Replies: 20
Views: 1770

Re: How to find a good marriage counselor

Well, my wife finally told me she wants to get a divorce today. I guess it is probably for the best. I don't think it has much to do with the church, but that may have been what pushed things over the tipping point. Things have been dead in our marriage for a long time. I agree that there is not mu...
by Not Buying It
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Are member's testimonies changing?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Are member's testimonies changing?!

I listened at home to the live streamed testimony in my ward yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to find that a couple of members in their testimonies said to the effect, "I'm not sure if the church is true but believe in Jesus". There were other more orthodox testimonies and one of the ones tha...