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by Ghost
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...

The game is loaded with motion-captured famous people. Reedus is the main character that you control.

I hope that my video game reference has not been too much of an unwelcome distraction in this Doctrinal Discussion thread.
by Ghost
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: Preppers

Hey Ghost, where does this picture come from? I am intrigued. This is a character from a recent video game called Death Stranding . After an apocalyptic event, the only people left in the "United Cities of America" live in a few fortified cities and bunkers. Those who live in the bunkers are the "p...
by Ghost
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Earthquakes, plagues, floods are next
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Earthquakes, plagues, floods are next

I have some frogs in my yard. I guess that could be considered a half-hearted plague. I like them, though.
by Ghost
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Preppers (Cytokine Storm)...
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: Preppers

This might be a good person to interview, if you can track him down. He interacts with all of the preppers regularly.

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by Ghost
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to find a new identity?
Replies: 16
Views: 1346

Re: How to find a new identity?

I hope this isn't too irreverent, but I heard a joke not long ago about how one of Jesus's most impressive miracles was having twelve close friends in adulthood. I can relate to a lot of the comments in this thread. I never really fit in at church. Or anywhere else, really. But I've cultivated the a...
by Ghost
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Individuation and Mormonism
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

Re: Individuation and Mormonism

It’s been so engrained we STILL feel Mormon even after we stopped believing. Absolutely. I can't imagine not thinking of myself as "Mormon" on some level whatever the state of my beliefs or practices. I don't think it's entirely irrational, though. I'd think that someone who has been involved in Mo...
by Ghost
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anyone Else Triggered by the Dehlin Excommunication Tapes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2231

Re: Anyone Else Triggered by the Dehlin Excommunication Tapes?

I finished listening to the last of these episodes today. The sound quality was certainly rough in places, but I found the whole thing fascinating. I've wondered at times what it would be like to open up to an LDS leader about my heterodoxy. In the past, I've thought it could be interesting and help...
by Ghost
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy Birthday NOM!
Replies: 20
Views: 1662

Re: Happy Birthday NOM!

I wanted to mention a couple things in this thread when it was new, but I was afraid that I'd misattribute one of the things I wanted to mention. But I will go ahead and mention them anyway. Both are from an old iteration of NOM. In a thread in which we were discussing finding meaning and value in t...
by Ghost
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The final curtain falls
Replies: 26
Views: 1857

Re: The final curtain falls

I remember a few years ago when I realized that I had likely gone through a temple ordinance for the last time. Soon after, I read on the Internet that they had switched out the video presentations. I was curious about that, but I guess not curious enough to attempt to renew my recommend. I've had l...
by Ghost
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: On the fence
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

Re: On the fence

Thanks for sharing your story. A lot of it sounds familiar to me. I also find myself keeping up appearances to some degree, but I can imagine it would be exhausting if I were living with some of the people I'm keeping up appearances for. I'm going on about 15 years with my own experiment with remain...
by Ghost
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Trapped in eternal progression?
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: Trapped in eternal progression?

What would it look like for God to cease to be God in the middle of a soul progression cycle? Would someone else have to step in? Either the next god up or a temp from elsewhere who isn't currently running a batch through? I seem to remember Brigham Young explaining that the elements obey God becaus...
by Ghost
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The gods of Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: The gods of Christmas

Reuben wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:59 am
What? No, no, no. In the Star Wars universe they celebrate Life Day, which is totally different.
Good to know. I have never actually seen the Star Wars Holiday Special. In the case of He-Man, though, it was definitely Christmas.

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by Ghost
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Weirdness of the LDS faithful
Replies: 21
Views: 1264

Re: Weirdness of the LDS faithful

When I experienced the temple ceremonies for the first time, I was surprised and glad that I had something new and unusual to think about, in contrast to the usual repetitive lessons and things. It was fascinating, but also kind of disappointing to eventually discover many of the pieces that they ar...
by Ghost
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The gods of Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: The gods of Christmas

It also gets interesting when fictional settings have "Christmas specials," such as Star Wars or He-Man. The implications of the holiday existing in those universes are fun to consider.
by Ghost
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are You Spiritual
Replies: 25
Views: 1084

Re: Are You Spiritual

For what it's worth, I hope that NOM will always remain a place where those who believe in God, Christianity, Mormonism, or some other brand of spirituality will not feel hesitant to participate, along with those who have lost some or all of the above. One thing I believe in is the purpose of this s...
by Ghost
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 54
Views: 3764

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

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by Ghost
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are You Spiritual
Replies: 25
Views: 1084

Re: Are You Spiritual

I've found that the word "spiritual" has become almost repellent to me. I guess in part because so many things that word connotes have become so empty. I still outwardly practice my religious tradition to some degree, though. It sure would be nice to somehow be convinced again that I have a spiritua...
by Ghost
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 54
Views: 3764

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

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by Ghost
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Loyal Christian's hanging onto mormonism
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Loyal Christian's hanging onto mormonism

I recently read the phrase "religious, but not spiritual" somewhere, and realized that this might describe me to some degree. I still maintain a connection to the Mormon community and I still follow a lot of the rules, even many of the arbitrary Mormon-specific ones. But I can't seem to make room fo...
by Ghost
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New message about choosing to believe
Replies: 23
Views: 2063

Re: New message about choosing to believe

Parts of this video resonate with me and come across as authentic, though I can't sympathize with the part that Palerider mentioned where he says that he found himself wanting to disbelieve and investigating further for that reason. That sure isn't a phase that I went through. (I also can't help bei...