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by Dravin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: “Have you been reading the Book of Mormon?”
Replies: 33
Views: 1002

Re: “Have you been reading the Book of Mormon?”

What is the best way to respond to this question from family or church leaders? There is so much implied by this loaded question. Any issues a person has with the church are because they aren’t reading/praying enough. Saying “no”just leaves them feeling smug as they tell you to repent. There are wa...
by Dravin
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 168
Views: 12661

Re: What are you drinking right now?

I'm excited, I'm on my last bag of stockpiled pre-ground coffee. Once this is gone I'm gonna get myself a hand grinder and step up to grinding my own bean fresh. If I stick with it I'm eyeing French Presses to replace my Mr. Coffee when the time comes.
by Dravin
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do we all have to believe the same ?
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Why do we all have to believe the same ?

I think the church wants us to believe that we all believe in the same thing. It arises from a combination of two things I think. The first is the authoritarian nature of the LDS church, priesthood authority is severely weakened if the prophet says X, and people are free to go, "Nah, I don't believ...
by Dravin
Thu May 17, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are your hobbies?
Replies: 75
Views: 5161

Re: What are your hobbies?

I like: Baking Hiking Going to museums and zoos Video Games Travel Trying new foods The only one of those I do with any sort of regularity is video games and trying new food, I used to bake a lot more but since it is just me and the wife at home and we're both trying to diet I've pretty much had to ...
by Dravin
Thu May 17, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 168
Views: 12661

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Sipping on some hazelnut flavored coffee. Got a little bit of a supply I've got to work through before I step up my coffee game.
by Dravin
Sun May 13, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Looks like I'm a project now.
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Looks like I'm a project now.

It's really sad that I was more or less ignored by the ward when I was active. It just makes all the, "Oh, we've missed you at church!" all the more eye rolling. Yes, you missed me when until I was brought up in Ward Council you had no clue who I was or that I had stopped attending. Actually, I thi...
by Dravin
Fri May 11, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The War Against True Church History
Replies: 29
Views: 1033

Re: The War Against True Church History

It ought to be a giant red flag when an organization that purports to be the “true” Church fights so hard to keep things that are true from being known by its members. Leonard Arrington fought the good fight for truth, but the Church won - until the internet came along and pulled the rug out from u...
by Dravin
Mon May 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My first experiences with coffee
Replies: 38
Views: 1185

Re: My first experiences with coffee

I've never "timed" how long it takes to grind. I only grind enough for 2 cups at the most, with 1 cup at a time being the default. I don't think it takes more than 5 minutes, even for 2 cups worth of beans. What? You don't randomly time yourself doing daily tasks? For shame. :P I figured the best y...
by Dravin
Mon May 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My first experiences with coffee
Replies: 38
Views: 1185

Re: My first experiences with coffee

I think you'll notice a difference if you simply start out with a grinder and whole beans, and use Mr. Coffee to brew the fresh-ground grounds. The fresher the beans, the better, so if you can find a local roaster, give that a try. I live in the belly of the beast, so I don't know of a Costco in he...
by Dravin
Mon May 07, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Support
Topic: My first experiences with coffee
Replies: 38
Views: 1185

Re: My first experiences with coffee

We buy whole beans and grind it daily with a ceramic burr grinder. This is what she got and it works well for a fine consistent grind. -- JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder, Conical Burr Mill, Brushed Stainless Steel - on amazon for $24 -- Then we boil some water in a gooseneck electric kettle - abou...
by Dravin
Sat May 05, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Difference between a NOM and an Exmo
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Difference between a NOM and an Exmo

In my mind the distinction is this: An exmormon identifies himself by separation from the church, be it official through resignation or excommunication, or symbolically as someone who is divorce in mind if not in deed. A NOM still identifies themselves as Mormon, they may not believe, they may belie...
by Dravin
Sat May 05, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 168
Views: 12661

Re: What are you drinking right now?

In honor of Cinco de Mayo I'm sipping some Don Julio Blanco.
by Dravin
Sat May 05, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: My "no one-on-one interviews with my daughter" experience
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: My "no one-on-one interviews with my daughter" experience

We were driving home and I asked DW, "you think he got the message?" "Uh, I think EVERYBODY got the message!" Just walking into the church building puts me in a foul mood, so evidently I had sounded angrier than I intended. Angrier than intended maybe, but considering you didn't leave him cowering ...
by Dravin
Thu May 03, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: For those who stopped believing, how *sure* are you that the church is a lie and what makes you so sure?
Replies: 70
Views: 1960

Re: For those who stopped believing, how *sure* are you that the church is a lie and what makes you so sure?

I am 100% sure that the evidence for the church being correct about it's truth claims is insufficient to convince me to believe them. That is the great thing about burdens of proof; it is the church's burden to demonstrate it is true and if it fails to do so one is justified in not believing.
by Dravin
Wed May 02, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My first experiences with coffee
Replies: 38
Views: 1185

Re: My first experiences with coffee

The cold brew coffee maker that Alas described might look something like this. Once can also just soak grounds in a tub/pitcher in the fridge and then filter it to remove the particulate matter. Not as handy as a pitcher designed for the purpose for small amounts but if you want to make a lot for s...
by Dravin
Wed May 02, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A majority (52%) of young Mormons believe same-sex marriage should be legal
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: A majority (52%) of young Mormons believe same-sex marriage should be legal

This statement is mindboggling to the degree that it sounds like insanity. For this to make any sense you would have to believe that pretty much everyone is ready and waiting to abandon their heterosexual relationships in favor of homosexual marriages the moment the laws allows them to do so. What ...
by Dravin
Tue May 01, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: "Guess who's coming to dinner."
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: "Look who's coming to dinner."

Do we shun a fellow NOMer if they don't agree with our views, answer or comment like we do, believe the way we do, or are we completely tolerant and accept each comment as it is meant to be- an opinion. A human person's point of view. Not everyone presents their comments as opinions and just becaus...
by Dravin
Tue May 01, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: My first experiences with coffee
Replies: 38
Views: 1185

Re: My first experiences with coffee

I like my coffee black. What is a fine way to start the morning is a cup of black coffee and a danish or other baked good, not exactly a sugar and fat free morning meal but all those people you see in popular media enjoying a coffee and a donut or a coffee and a cinnamon roll are onto something.
by Dravin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Would you consider an LDS-lover again?
Replies: 29
Views: 1160

Re: Would you consider an LDS-lover again?

Short answer is no. Long answer is that it depends on a whole bunch of factors and certainly not someone who was TBM or who had TBM parents they weren't willing to stand up to.
by Dravin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 168
Views: 12661

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Stiegl Grapefruit Radler - Extremely refreshing, this would be a great beer to enjoy on the patio on a warm sunny day.