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by Dravin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Calling Ourselves Mormons Is "Acceptable" Again
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Calling Ourselves Mormons Is "Acceptable" Again

This is right out of the oral sex ban playbook. Church leaders: Oral sex is unnatural and unholy. Don’t practice such things. Members: uh.... that’s stupid. Stay out of my bedroom. Church leaders: quietly walked it back. Come on President Nelson! Man up and admit your name change was all your idea!...
by Dravin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 305
Views: 27588

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2019. I love their Oktoberfest collaborations. I haven't liked them all equally but none of them have been a disappointment.
by Dravin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Maybe it’d be nice if everyone posted a very short intro who they are
Replies: 25
Views: 1607

Re: Maybe it’d be nice if everyone posted a very short intro who they are

I was born and raised Mormon but spent my teenage years inactive. I reactivated in my early twenties and ended up serving a mission. Prior to my mission I was extremely zealous and sanctimonious, serving my mission put the first cracks in my shelf but I didn't realize it at the time. When I got back...
by Dravin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Calling Ourselves Mormons Is "Acceptable" Again
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Calling Ourselves Mormons Is "Acceptable" Again

It was only a matter of time, though I genuinely expected it to take until the next head honcho came into power for them to start backing away from that blunder.
by Dravin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 305
Views: 27588

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Pina Colada with Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum. I just gotta say, I love funky Jamaican rum.
by Dravin
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Film Review: Captain Marvel
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Film Review: Captain Marvel

Yea I didn't want to elaborate too much but the protagonist really doesn't have an arc. There's no flaw she overcomes nor does she suffer any real pathos. Either one of those would have made her more interesting. On top of that, I'm not convinced Brie Larson is all that good of an actor, academy aw...
by Dravin
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 'What do you believe?'
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: 'What do you believe?'

I've mostly avoided the topic of belief with my wife. It's probably not the healthiest approach but other than a quick, "I don't believe in God." conversation in the beginning we've not really approached it since. To be fair, in the beginning I was most definitely an angry stage ex-Mormon and I don'...
by Dravin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Exmo-Reddit, sometimes I just can’t handle it
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: Exmo-Reddit, sometimes I just can’t handle it

Yes reddit seems to attract a different breed. The dialogue is less refined and mature in many cases. It isn't just the r/exmormon corner either, there seems to be a certain culture on Reddit at large that can make it an acquired taste. At the end of the day as I calmed down and moved past wanting ...
by Dravin
Tue May 21, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Dumbest FairMormon quote ever? Horses and chariots
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Dumbest FairMormon quote ever? Horses and chariots

My favorite part of The Testaments is they used some stock jungle noises and so at one point there is a dinosaur roaring in the background. Ooh... found it, just a couple seconds from here.
by Dravin
Mon May 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Dumbest FairMormon quote ever? Horses and chariots
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Dumbest FairMormon quote ever? Horses and chariots

I've heard this explanation from Fair before and found it very satisfactory. In my own mind I bent this hoop even wider with the thought that the word "chariot" is just a borrowed name that the Hebrew/Egyptian cultures had aqcuired from the diasporan explorers that were scattered to the East Indian...
by Dravin
Sat May 11, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have any of you considered Catholicism?
Replies: 18
Views: 773

Re: Have any of you considered Catholicism?

No. the reasons I don't believe also affect Catholicism. Yep, they run into the same issue all religions run into for me. It doesn't matter how entertaining or interesting they are or how much social good they do, at the end of the day membership is supposed to be built upon buying into their truth...
by Dravin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 305
Views: 27588

Re: What are you drinking right now?

moksha wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:53 am
Trying some Mexican ground from a little yellow brick package I picked up at Dollar Tree.
Sounds like Cafe Bustelo based on the description.
by Dravin
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 305
Views: 27588

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Tried the Shiraz... not a huge fan. It's palatable but the disconnect between the super fruity nose and what comes across to me as a mouth full of tartness and tannins to me is kinda... meh. So in short, love the smell, not a fan of the taste. I'll be sticking to whiskey and beer I think.
by Dravin
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 305
Views: 27588

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Oliver Winery Gewürztraminer 2017. It's my second serious attempt at trying to figure out wine after an initial ill fated run-in with a tetra-pack Cabernet from Target. Kinda interesting taking it with a tasting notes approach rather than my first, "I wonder what gone bad grape juice tastes like?" I...
by Dravin
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 305
Views: 27588

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Lapsang souchong. It's a, traditionally, pine-wood smoked black tea. Tasty, tasty smokiness. I think I'm in love.
by Dravin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 305
Views: 27588

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Going to be popping the cork on a store pick Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey. I'm looking forward to it but have been limiting the number of open bottles I keep so a spot just opened up in the line-up from finishing off a Michter's American Unblended Whiskey.

Edit: Tried it and liked it.
by Dravin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 305
Views: 27588

Re: What are you drinking right now?

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... :) I love heavily peated Scotch. I've tried Laphroaig, Ardbeg, and of course Lagavulin. I have plans on trying the other Islay distilleries as the opportuni...
by Dravin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 305
Views: 27588

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Lagavulin 16 followed by Redbreast 12.
by Dravin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: If the church were to admit and apologize...
Replies: 22
Views: 830

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

I think the only thing the church could do that would increase my respect of it greatly would require it to change itself into an organization that is completely divorced from what it currently is and I don't think that'll ever happen. Sure, it could apologize for it's behavior concerning it's past ...
by Dravin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 305
Views: 27588

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Random wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Still nice, because I like smoothies.
Nothing wrong with an adult smoothie. I've been known to put a little rum in a pineapple smoothie.