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by MalcolmVillager
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Basketball Fellowshipping
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Basketball Fellowshipping

I play ball 3 times a week at an LDS building across town. If/when I stop going to Sunday meetings, I suppose I will keep going M/W/F mornings with the Elders of Israel!
by MalcolmVillager
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How did I believe this?
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: How did I believe this?

Amen to all of your posts. I have live all of those essentially. Maybe in a different sequence, but all those challenges plus 1000 more. Yet I still go. Family roots are deep and pull with real consequences. Maybe someday I will part ways. So far it is the slow drift. DW is coming along a few years ...
by MalcolmVillager
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm Leaving Soon
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: I'm Leaving Soon

Zach, you are one of the noble and great ones. Praise be as tou continue in your journey.

We hope you come back. Your wisdom and experience is valuable to our collective conscious.

We will probably do a wordprint study to figure out who you are upon the second coming ;-)
by MalcolmVillager
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Radio Free Mormon vs. Elder Oaks
Replies: 23
Views: 1144

Re: Radio Free Mormon vs. Elder Oaks

Way to go RFM, Consiglieri, Ray.

Bring 'em Young has to be intentional. I love it.

I love your podcast. Makes me laugh and keeps me sane.
by MalcolmVillager
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Melonakos Interview with John Dehlin
Replies: 40
Views: 1538

Re: Melonakos Interview with John Dehlin

I had to put down Melonakos' book because of my other studies, (I will finish it when I can), but I must admit to some eye rolling at some of the leaps of logic she took to build her forgery case. Not to say there isn't some evidence, but she does make some assumptions. Other than that it's very ey...
by MalcolmVillager
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I Just Don't...Care
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: I Just Don't...Care

Kyle, I'm just making a guess here, but it sounds to me like the apathy with the church is weighing you down and diminishing your overall happiness. If you still have to be involved with it, but you are apathetic toward it, that looks like drudgery to me. When I was a TBM, I often felt that way, bu...
by MalcolmVillager
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi I'm stealthbishop
Replies: 39
Views: 1467

Re: Hi I'm stealthbishop

Hahahaha! Nice play!!!!! I was starting to have the gift of prophecy on this over the past few years myself!!! lol I'm the villager I mentioned on the FB group. DW is there now. Surprising how far she has come this year. It's so messy with entangled families, community, etc... I would drop it all a...
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ordained minister
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Ordained minister

Hagoth wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:24 pm
wtfluff wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:21 am
Yep, you can literally become an ordained minister for the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
You told me I can, so I did. As of 30 seconds ago I am an ordained minister. Anybody need counseling, blessings, exorcism, baptism in marinara, counterfeit marriage? Just let me know.
Bwahahaha.
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Reading the Book of Mormon in 90 days.
Replies: 36
Views: 1312

Re: Reading the Book of Mormon in 90 days.

Early in my FC years ago I did a 90 day challenge with my daughters for YW. Listened to much on my commute and so much of it came across as ridiculous. Lots of the voice was Bruce Lindsay who was the KSL news guy my whole youth so it sounded like a news guy reading BS stories to me. Almost like an O...
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I Just Don't...Care
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: I Just Don't...Care

Ignorance (I dont know) and apathy (I dont care) have long been the blamed causes for disaffection. I personally find that it is knowing too much and caring too much. That comes first, then broken shelves and broken hearts. This proceeds the apathy. Pavlov termed this learned helplessness. (Look it ...
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, I'm new from the U.K
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Hi, I'm new from the U.K

Welcome. Good luck with the journey. All of them are unique. Take your time and you do yours.
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from the Midwest
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Hi from the Midwest

Welcome to NOM and the faith journey. It helped me through the early stages while all alone in my FC. The advise above is wise. Read it and follow. I could say more but those are all wise posters!
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to NOM 2.0, DW’s shelf just broke
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: New to NOM 2.0, DW’s shelf just broke

Welcome. You are lucky to be on the same page. My DW and I were not for years (most of which I just faked and played TBM) but she has recently started a FC at a pace faster than mine. I think she is lucky to have me ahead of her on the path so she hasn't had to be as cautious or secretive. May you f...
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bitter Vet
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Bitter Vet

Welcome
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old Schooler Saying Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Old Schooler Saying Hello

Welcome
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from sunny portland oregon
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: hello from sunny portland oregon

Welcome.
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi I'm stealthbishop
Replies: 39
Views: 1467

Re: Hi I'm stealthbishop

Welcome back Stealth! For the newbies, Stealth was one of the great posters on NOM back in the day. Glad to see you back and hope your family is doing well! Are you still actively attending? RED RYDER!!!! So good to see you! Yes, still attending. I teach GD and I like it because I can control the c...
by MalcolmVillager
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Gaslighting by the Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Gaslighting by the Numbers

Thanks for all you do Consigliere! I love it and look forward to the fireworks after this weekend.
by MalcolmVillager
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Let us prepare for....General NOMference!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Let us prepare for....General NOMference!!!!!

I love it. I will try to pop in between my avoidance activities and share my $0.02 ;-)
by MalcolmVillager
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Creative ways to get out of conference
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Creative ways to get out of conference

10 hours is enough time to read "Enlightenment Now". A book about how the world is now a better world in every measurable and important way. If you must be in the room with them, just read the book. There are lots of charts and graphs you can share with your TBM family. I just read it on flights thi...