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by redjay
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 447
Views: 97279

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Scotch and ginger ale. Earlier in the night it was scotch and a touch of ice - but that was some half decent scotch.
by redjay
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 447
Views: 97279

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Reeds Strongest Ginger Beer. Who needs alcohol when you can sip on this stuff? https://images.biglots.com/images?set=key%5Bresolve.pixelRatio%5D,value%5B1.25%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.width%5D,value%5B1000%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.height%5D,value%5B10000%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.imageFit%5D,value%5Bcontainerwid...
by redjay
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Best Two Years?
Replies: 39
Views: 2217

Re: The Best Two Years?

Not even close to being the best two years. I look at it as two years of theft. Two years of mostly moderate depression - I am fortunate enough not to have suffered from depression throughout most of my adult life. No second language for me or international experience. So basically slave labour (def...
by redjay
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: do I want to catch the monkey?
Replies: 35
Views: 11141

Re: do I want to catch the monkey?

Wow. This brought up feelings. My shelf crashed years before My wife’s. Her heavy shelf item wasn’t about the Church being true. It was about God in general. Very different than mine. She then moved onto the Church and is surgically dissecting it. She is now resigned. She decided one day, and just ...
by redjay
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: do I want to catch the monkey?
Replies: 35
Views: 11141

Re: do I want to catch the monkey?

Wow. This brought up feelings. My shelf crashed years before My wife’s. Her heavy shelf item wasn’t about the Church being true. It was about God in general. Very different than mine. She then moved onto the Church and is surgically dissecting it. She is now resigned. She decided one day, and just ...
by redjay
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 14
Views: 2007

Re: Suicide

My elderly father-in-law passed away six months ago. From suicide. He was having lots of health issues and trying everything he could to alleviate the torment, until he found the thing that worked. All of the family was very sad to see him go but accepting of his choice. We miss him and wish we cou...
by redjay
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: do I want to catch the monkey?
Replies: 35
Views: 11141

Re: do I want to catch the monkey?

Update. Teenage daughter went on church trip in the summer, came back and decided she was done. That's the last of the six of us out. I pop on here once every few weeks just to see the headlines. Take care all
by redjay
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Whats good on netflix?
Replies: 34
Views: 7687

Re: Whats good on netflix?

Netflix Happy - mostly because it's irreverent Inside Number 9 - quick to watch, quirky, interesting Stranger Things - 1st Season OK/Good, 2nd Season OKish, 3rd Season great fin Archer - though I've still to catch up with last Season Happy Valley - a gut punch of fantastic british drama Bodyguard - ...
by redjay
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 16920

Re: The Trickster God

jfro18 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:44 pm
This is the exact same thing I say to the drive-thru speaker when McDonalds tells me that the ice cream machine is down for cleaning with their insincere apologies!
Finally, we get down to the real issues in life!
by redjay
Thu May 30, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on tithing
Replies: 41
Views: 6074

Re: Thoughts on tithing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-47675301

The amount mormons pay to the church makes this /\ stuff look like pocket change. And the premise is no different.
by redjay
Thu May 30, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Lively discussion for NBI: Fighting for Jesus; where do we cross the line?
Replies: 27
Views: 3086

Re: Lively discussion for NBI: Fighting for Jesus; where do we cross the line?

The group exists to perpetuate the group. It will take whatever measures it needs to survive. That's to be expected. When I thought the way of life was healthy and rewarding I supported the group and its objectives. Now I see it as unhealthy I oppose it. However my opposition is largely muted becaus...
by redjay
Thu May 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?
Replies: 60
Views: 8887

Re: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?

Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?


No.
by redjay
Wed May 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 447
Views: 97279

Re: What are you drinking right now?

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by redjay
Thu May 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Near Death
Replies: 19
Views: 3172

Re: Near Death

NDE information. A confirmation bias I am happy to indulge (I ignore any data which suggests it's biological). Are you saying the confirmation bias is on the side of the science trying to explain it or on the side of the 2-3% of cardiac arrest patients who claim it as a metaphysical experience? The...
by redjay
Thu May 16, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Near Death
Replies: 19
Views: 3172

Re: Near Death

NDE information. A confirmation bias I am happy to indulge (I ignore any data which suggests it's biological).
by redjay
Thu May 16, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The day it all sinks in
Replies: 12
Views: 1928

Re: The day it all sinks in

You had a dog for company. All is not lost. The idea of a dog and good book sounds utterly splendid. I aspire to it. No canine friends for me and DW right now as we both work full time.
by redjay
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: do I want to catch the monkey?
Replies: 35
Views: 11141

Re: do I want to catch the monkey?

Update. Mrs RJ has been listening to Mormon Stories on her daily commute and is appalled at the prevarication and cultishness of the church. Last night we were discussing what a reasonable and lovely person Sandra Tanner seems to be...changed days indeed.
by redjay
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Miraculous Events- rational explanations
Replies: 19
Views: 2148

Re: Miraculous Events- rational explanations

I've had similar conversations with family and friends and I always come back to Star Wars, Harry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings. These stories have just as much intricate details and a better story line compared to the BOM. If these authors could craft such magnificent stories, than Joseph Smit...
by redjay
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What's left in your transition?
Replies: 18
Views: 2545

Re: What's left in your transition?

Devastate parents.
by redjay
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Brainstorm - Psychological Damage
Replies: 24
Views: 3376

Re: Brainstorm - Psychological Damage

persistant cognitive dissonance.