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by Dravin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Burial in temple clothes
Replies: 34
Views: 761

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: 17
Views: 490

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: 370
Views: 34796

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: 1014

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: 653

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: 433

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: 906

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: 370
Views: 34796

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: 370
Views: 34796

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: 14
Views: 773

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: 2049

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: 2049

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: 370
Views: 34796

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: 370
Views: 34796

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...
by Dravin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 370
Views: 34796

Re: What are you drinking right now?

I'm going to be sipping tea all day long while I try out my new mini teapot. It's only 165 ml if you fill it to the brim (more accurate capacity is more like 150 ml). My wife might joke about a grown man having his own tea party with a mini-teapot but you know what? I'm secure in my masculinity than...
by Dravin
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 370
Views: 34796

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Toasted Coconut Almond Bark flavored Black Tea This is good stuff and has started to make a dent in my Coke Zero habit. I've recently dived into tea and I've found I'm drinking less soda. Also less alcohol since instead of cracking open a beer to sip while playing a game or watching TV on my days o...
by Dravin
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Princess Bride remake rumors
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Princess Bride remake rumors

What's next? A CGI The Godfather remake?
by Dravin
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 370
Views: 34796

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Some teas I ordered from Vietnam arrived yesterday while I was at work. I'll probably open one of them to try tomorrow since I've got the day off and I'll be able to appropriately ooh and aah over it instead of slamming it down before heading to work. I'm getting into tea and still the giddy nerdy s...
by Dravin
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 370
Views: 34796

Re: What are you drinking right now?

BringEmYoung wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:39 am

Fruite wine made of apple juice fermented with cinnamon and cloves
Sounds tasty!
by Dravin
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 370
Views: 34796

Re: What are you drinking right now?

BringEmYoung wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:25 pm
This reminds me that my apple spiced wine should be about ready to drink now.
Is that an apple wine that is spiced? Or a spiced and apple flavored (grape) wine?