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by redjay
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 2664

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: 2356

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: 937

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: 2697

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: 324
Views: 28705

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: 1070

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: 1070

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: 652

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: 26
Views: 2348

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: 715

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: 797

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: 948

Re: Brainstorm - Psychological Damage

persistant cognitive dissonance.
by redjay
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Film Review: Captain Marvel
Replies: 15
Views: 808

Re: Film Review: Captain Marvel

Have added Alita to my watch list for when it gets released on DVD/Streaming.

I made it to Captain Marvel at the weekend. Good fun stuff, though not quite as good as Wonder Woman IMO.
by redjay
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bad movie night is the best night
Replies: 34
Views: 1363

Re: Bad movie night is the best night

Watched Monster Squad on Sunday afternoon. It was bad enough to enjoy with a younger teen.
by redjay
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: BOM Play in SLC this Summer
Replies: 15
Views: 669

Re: BOM Play in SLC this Summer

Jealous. I'm sure you'll have a ball.
by redjay
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What was your first NOM thought?
Replies: 46
Views: 2170

Re: What was your first NOM thought?

I can't rightly remember the very first. But I remember shaking off the thought that Joseph Smith had written himself into the scriptures: JST Genesis 50: 33 And that seer will I bless, and they that seek to destroy him shall be confounded; for this promise I give unto you; for I will remember you f...
by redjay
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 324
Views: 28705

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Dravin wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Lagavulin 16 followed by Redbreast 12.
Mmmm interesting. So do you like peaty Scotch? I'm a novice though, without giving the game away Scotch is something of a national passtime... :)
by redjay
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: What are you reading right now?

Black box thinking by Matthew Syed. Basically is about the ability of an industry to learn, i.e. aviation good at learning from mistakes, healthcare not so much.
by redjay
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Visiting New Orleans
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Visiting New Orleans

Have been to Louisiana a couple of times. Have always been too anxious to go to New Oreleans as a single traveler.
by redjay
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What does everyone listen to?
Replies: 19
Views: 953

Re: What does everyone listen to?

I don't listen to nearly enough music. I have a very respectable hifi. Yet I don't take enough time to sit down and use it! I see a few CSN fans here :) I like dance music for driving: chemical bros, deadmauf. For work Fleetwood mac and coldplay. For listening some soul/funk I'm lucky enough to have...