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by DPRoberts
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Corbridge Manuever--New RFM Podcast
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: The Corbridge Manuever--New RFM Podcast

I just finished watching The Matrix for the first time (free with Amazon Prime) and I couldn't help thinking of the parallel between elder Corbridge and Cypher. I think that, like Cypher, he was given an assignment that was the equivalent of taking the red pill, and regretted discovering the truth. ...
by DPRoberts
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: If the church were to admit and apologize...
Replies: 22
Views: 512

Re: If the church were to admit and apologize...

I think you left out one option: If the church were to admit and apologize... □ Hell would freeze over. I might reconsider if they followed one small piece of advice: " go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me." I vote for Hago...
by DPRoberts
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: mocha latte for Neal
Replies: 22
Views: 459

Re: mocha latte for Neal

If any of you remember this and are so inclined . . . it always means so much to me when I know that you're remembering with me, even though you didn't know him IRL. It feels sort of like you all went through it with me and today's the anniversary. I remember your post vividly. I will be honored to...
by DPRoberts
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Covenant Hand?
Replies: 18
Views: 429

Re: The Covenant Hand?

Of all the pearls of wisdom you could have given a group of impressionable youth, and this is the best you've got? I think this goes beyond the opportunity cost of giving youth instruction that could benefit their lives. Oaks didn't just pass on an opportunity to pass on a pearl of wisdom, he took ...
by DPRoberts
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 2 Super Bowl Sunday Surprises
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: 2 Super Bowl Sunday Surprises

Brent wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:04 pm
DPRoberts wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Wow. Good for her. How high did she measure on the ETCOJCOLDS guilt-o-meter?
Not sure the needle even moved....
So a definite victory for agency! Love to see someone take back their power.
by DPRoberts
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 2 Super Bowl Sunday Surprises
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: 2 Super Bowl Sunday Surprises

Wow. Good for her. How high did she measure on the ETCOJCOLDS guilt-o-meter?
by DPRoberts
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"
Replies: 57
Views: 2051

Re: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"

It's clear to me that Elder Renlund doesn't have a clue what faith is. He apparently thinks it's certainty, and that you can somehow turn certainty off and on like a switch - at least temporarily, until you achieve enlightenment. Doubt is uncertainty. Faith is trust in something you might not be ce...
by DPRoberts
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Oh NOM Hear the Words of my Mouth
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: Oh NOM Hear the Words of my Mouth

I don’t know whether to be flattered or frustrated when someone remembers my supper old posts much better than I do. I would say be flattered. You were definitely in fine form that particular post. I wish I had saved it. Just a few weeks ago I attended a grave dedication where the person doing the ...
by DPRoberts
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Do I tell DH I've tried alcohol?
Replies: 20
Views: 775

Re: Do I tell DH I've tried alcohol?

I'm glad you told him, TP. For me, alcohol is something I approach with caution. I no longer worry about skydaddy being upset with me, but there are other practical considerations that I like to keep in mind. For one, while alcohol in moderation is okay, we need to keep in mind that alcoholism can r...
by DPRoberts
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ikigai, or having a raison d'etre
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Ikigai, or having a raison d'etre

I am sorry for your pain. You have been through a lot. I will repeat what others have said, you are fortunate to have a good therapist. I think you are doing the right things and better days lie ahead. I wish I had more than just words to offer.
by DPRoberts
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Oh NOM Hear the Words of my Mouth
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: Oh NOM Hear the Words of my Mouth

Sending my prayers to Vishnu, Baal, and FSM. I hear that the FSM temples are pirate ships and prayer rolls get pinned to the main mast :twisted: It sounds like you have a DW that is doubling down on "righteousness" or "churchyness" depending on your point of view. So her magical worldview is alive a...
by DPRoberts
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did Jesus look like?
Replies: 34
Views: 751

Re: What did Jesus look like?

What a crazy messed up thing this Jesus thing is. The question I have for the greater minds here is, what is the source of the God Mary sex thing? Was that an actual doctrine at one time or just one of those things that was assumed because of the Mormon dogma on the nature of God having a physical ...
by DPRoberts
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Giving Machines = reverse ATM
Replies: 26
Views: 834

Re: Giving Machines = reverse ATM

I think y'all are trying to look for warts with these giving machines. I fail to see this as a bad thing. Sure, people can give directly to these charities and causes, but people don't always do that. People are lazy and people are busy. I think this is a fantastic idea to make giving easier. Why s...
by DPRoberts
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Giving Machines = reverse ATM
Replies: 26
Views: 834

Re: Giving Machines = reverse ATM

The corporation disguised as a church likes the PR from claimed charitable giving, but hates to use tithing funds (if they ever do that). So the game is to get members and non-members to contribute to NOT tithing funds that TSCC will redistribute and take credit for.
by DPRoberts
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thomas Stuart Ferguson <-- the book?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Thomas Stuart Ferguson <-- the book?

Ferguson may have been the first TBM to have an egyptologist translate the papyri, but was not the first overall. In Stenhouse's The Rocky Mountain Saints he devotes a whole chapter to a side by side of what Joseph said vs what a 19th century egyptologist had to say about the facsimiles. And this wa...
by DPRoberts
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Save My Soul, brother TBM
Replies: 21
Views: 651

Re: Save My Soul, brother TBM

It is really weird why JS "married" a 53-year-old too since it was all about sex. Not weird at all that JS would be attracted to GILS (Grandmothers I'de Love to Seal). After all, he was known for the famous prank at the School of the Prophets where he had the elders line up via the command, "Up aga...
by DPRoberts
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: "There is No Integrity Left in the Church"
Replies: 21
Views: 1220

Re: "There is No Integrity Left in the Church"

IOW there is nothing to protect. Well said anonymous high councilman.
by DPRoberts
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 3890

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

I had a similar reaction to the Angel post mentioned. Hell hath no fury.... and all that. I also made a point of snuggling up with my DW for a bit. But I want to thank Angel for posting that because the point she is trying to make is both informative and a warning to those of us still happily marri...
by DPRoberts
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 3890

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

I've read those quotes from SWK about divorce and sex. Its heart-breaking, but I have reason to believe, from my own studies and conversations with therapists up and down the Wasatch Front, that sex is still the #1 cause of problems. Oh, they say it differently now--its "porn addiction" they blame ...
by DPRoberts
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 3890

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

that is how that goes down ladies.... two can play this game. Good Lord. Red Ryder's I skipped over as soon as I realized it was some weird historical horror bodice-ripper post and I moved on. Yours... got into my head like some sort brain parasite and I'm still trying to shake it. It made me run h...