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by Dravin
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?
Replies: 22
Views: 904

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

What do you still hold onto or treasure? My wife. Really, at this point she is the biggest connection to Mormonism in my life. I know this wasn't quite the answer you were looking for, but I don't think there is anything uniquely Mormon that I still cherish as far as belief systems go. I'm even mov...
by Dravin
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 407
Views: 57406

Re: What are you drinking right now?

What’s with all the wine haters? Even Jesus drank wine! My alcohol journey has taken me into wine this year and I really see the potential for just settling down with wine. I'm finding I can quite enjoy a nice dry red. I'm one of those folks on r/wine now posting a picture and sharing tasting notes...
by Dravin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s your work situation?
Replies: 25
Views: 3478

Re: What’s your work situation?

I work retail. I'll be in the middle of the craziness over supplies and spending lots of face time with the general public risking infection with every customer. People, at least at my location, seem to be appreciative that grocery store employees are still showing up for work (as if your average re...
by Dravin
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The physical dangers of porn
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

Re: The physical dangers of porn

Hagoth wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:34 pm
Wow, that is hardcore.
If I'd been drinking when I read that I would have spat out my drink. Well played good sir.
by Dravin
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Wine for cooking
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Wine for cooking

If you are curious about it you can use something like Vivino to research wines. It has user ratings and average costs (the focus is drinking not so much cooking but the rule of thumb is to only cook with wine you'd drink). If you poke around you can see there are quite a few fairly high rated wines...
by Dravin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 407
Views: 57406

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc. I'm making another excursion into wine. Quite tasty, passionfruit and citrus on the nose and strong grapefruit and a bit of pear on the palate. I also have a souverain Chardonnay in the fridge I want to get to.
by Dravin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Burial in temple clothes
Replies: 34
Views: 2042

Re: Burial in temple clothes

No idea when it started, but I can tell of a stupid reason that I can surmise from something else I "learned" as a MORmON young person. "The reason we shouldn't cremate our bodies is to make it easier on Elohim to re-assemble our bodies during the resurrection." (I'm not positive where I heard this...
by Dravin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Why did Joseph Smith return from Iowa to go to Carthage?
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: Why did Joseph Smith return from Iowa to go to Carthage?

I think the Church has built tremendous amount of mythology around Joseph going "like a lamb to the slaughter". Joseph had got himself out of all kinds of pickles, I really think he thought he was going to get himself out of this one. I don't for a second believe he went back across the river knowi...
by Dravin
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 407
Views: 57406

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Diet Dr. Pepper and Wild Turkey 101. I like to sip neat but sometimes you just want something relaxing to sip while wasting time on Youtube on a day off.
by Dravin
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Casual dress in church ????????
Replies: 29
Views: 1893

Re: Casual dress in church ????????

I would think even if a god existed to care about why you were wearing what you were wearing we as humans aren't able to read minds. As soon as you tie clothing into piety it'll be used to judge people, so even if hypothetically some person might be better off spiritually dressing up a bit on sunday...
by Dravin
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: On Tea
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: On Tea

The power of the Church often lies in the ability to let cultural norms run the show. In many ways the church makes me think of a shady business owner who knows his employees are working off the clock in reaction to a meeting where he says meet unreasonable quotas or else but looks the other way un...
by Dravin
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Coming out as a coffee drinker
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Coming out as a coffee drinker

DW thinks coffee breath is unpleasant, so I haven't gone venturing there. My wife hates the smell of coffee. I started there but have since migrated over to tea. I'm quite enjoying it and I can have a cup next to the wife on the couch without her scrunching up her nose in disgust. Indeed, and can o...
by Dravin
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: My son is posting anti information on FB now.
Replies: 27
Views: 1593

Re: My son is posting anti information on FB now.

It's happened. My other son posted a comment that basically said pres. Oaks is a d i c k, with a emoji of a zucchini. I can't bear this, I'm sorry. I texted the son that is anti and asked him to take it down, but if he didn't I would understand. I feel helpless now. My kids don't mince words and th...
by Dravin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 407
Views: 57406

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Random wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:44 pm
It would totally be worth ordering more.
I've ordered a second one already. It should get here early January. If you wanted to get some for yourself I got it from here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32916132941.html
by Dravin
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 407
Views: 57406

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Random wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:37 pm
The cup you actually use is beautiful!
I quite like it. It is hand painted. I'm kinda wishing I'd ordered two when I ordered it. Maybe I'll order another one at some point.
by Dravin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Extended Family Relationships
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: Extended Family Relationships

No, but then my situation is probably non-standard. Not a single one of my siblings is a TBM and as far as my relationship with my parents they go pretty smoothly. It is possible that if I didn't live across the country from my parents that I might see more friction there, or it is possible I'm not ...
by Dravin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Renews Opposition to ERA
Replies: 62
Views: 3410

Re: Church Renews Opposition to ERA

Palerider wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:27 pm
The phrase "all men are created equal" should easily be seen as signifying "all mankind" which includes women. So both sexes already have equal rights across the board.
The phrase "all men are created equal" is not in the United State Constitution but rather the Declaration of Independence.
by Dravin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Renews Opposition to ERA
Replies: 62
Views: 3410

Re: Church Renews Opposition to ERA

Here is the entire text of the ERA: Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. Section 3. Thi...
by Dravin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 407
Views: 57406

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Your links aren't working for me. :( Strange. They work in incognito mode just fine for me. Maybe an image link instead of just a standard hyperlink will work? https://i.imgur.com/zfWuk5hh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TSfNKath.jpg P.S. If this still doesn't work for you I'll try doing them as attachments.
by Dravin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 407
Views: 57406

Re: What are you drinking right now?

It sounds delightful. I have a French press that I use to make my coffee with at work -- it sparks conversation and a bit of ribbing about my "fancy coffee", but I just respond that I prefer my coffee the way I make it and that I enjoy the ritual of making it every morning. Yep, preparation rituals...