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by FiveFingerMnemonic
Wed May 22, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New blog post- "But My Experience Was So Good!"
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: New blog post- "But My Experience Was So Good!"

The issue of scouts covering insurance for accidents has me believing the multi-billion dollar corp will make sure the replacement program will be highly restrictive for liability reasons. For hells sakes, the church cleaning supplies have to be so non-toxic that you could drink them and not get inj...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Mon May 20, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RMN meets with NZ prime minister
Replies: 16
Views: 419

Re: RMN meets with NZ prime minister

There is a scene in Hell on Wheels where Brigham Young attempts to woo the Olive Oatman character (tattoo faced woman from a mormon breakoff sect) back into his fold. This meeting reminded me of that.

https://youtu.be/kfIVsvpaZ98
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Mon May 20, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RMN meets with NZ prime minister
Replies: 16
Views: 419

RMN meets with NZ prime minister

Giving an ex-mormon her own leather copy of the BOM with her name embossed on it. Awkward! Took them long enough to casually mention Adern was raised mormon.

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900 ... -tour.html

by FiveFingerMnemonic
Wed May 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Maybe it’d be nice if everyone posted a very short intro who they are
Replies: 4
Views: 139

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

I am the youngest of a set of brothers. One time on a backpacking trip we were pontificating about the mysteries of the universe in a mormon way and I let slip the question "have you heard about the papyrus scrolls?" Prior it was a slow buildup of doubts starting from an experience of extreme cogdis...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Tue May 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Moving on Up and Out!
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Moving on Up and Out!

Welcome! Good intro. Many similarities in your journey to others around here. Loss of community is a downside. A lot of us still live in the community but not of the community. ;)
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Mon May 13, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Got Corbridged!
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Got Corbridged!

Respond that your uncle must listen to Bill & RFM's two part dissection of that talk. It is non-optional and there will be no further discussion of the topic. It is required for his eternal salvation.:mrgreen: Haha I love it! Unfortunately he wouldn't dare wade into the swamp as Mr. Corbridge defin...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Mon May 13, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Next "Big Thing"
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Next "Big Thing"

Interestingly before the whole sealing as a marriage thing was worked out and the priesthood concept was still in its infancy, Elders sealed up whole congregations unto eternal life. The CoC still uses universal sealing as a theological concept. No need for expensive buildings for spiritual extortio...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Sat May 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Got Corbridged!
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Got Corbridged!

Yeah with family, especially more obscure relatives I find it ineffective to attempt any engagement. Disengagement through brief generic response seems to work without causing too much collateral damage. It's not worth using up any brain function effort to defend my lifestyle choices with any of the...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Sat May 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Got Corbridged!
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Got Corbridged!

Attended a wedding for a brother in law recently and of course did not attend the sealing. Seemed to not get noticed too much until obscure uncle messaged me with the Elder Corbridge talk. I told him that I was pretty well established with my conclusions at this point in time, and politely thanked h...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Mon May 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)
Replies: 41
Views: 1664

Re: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)

If you are anything like many of us, eventually sitting through the rhetoric literally becomes unbearable and you will have to make a change to less participation.
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Sun May 05, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: It’s my voice, isn’t it?
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: It’s my voice, isn’t it?

There is a “natural tension between the ideals of the gospel and the realities of life,” said Jones
Well that's a true understatement right there. [emoji1787]
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Fri May 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Vice News Tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Vice News Tonight

Reddit had the 11 minute preview segment for this program. Pretty interesting.

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comme ... urce=share
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Thu May 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nice Chat with SCMC Member Today
Replies: 40
Views: 1766

Re: Nice Chat with SCMC Member Today

Hi, Kellan Hatch here, Sandy Willow Creek 7th Ward. I'd like to ask you SCMC guys who are monitoring sites like this how long it takes before you start getting that OH SH!T! feeling in the pit of your stomach as you learn more about real church history and the origins of doctrines. I'm also very cu...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Thu May 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Olive Tree Allegory - Picking the Right Branch
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Olive Tree Allegory - Picking the Right Branch

I get to interact with various Missouri and Voree branch people on a fb page run by a Strangite historian and curator. By far the most judgmental and ugly comments on posts come from Brighamites. The culty arrogance is obvious. In contrast our midwest cousins are much less brainwashed. It's like Sou...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on tithing
Replies: 27
Views: 1075

Re: Thoughts on tithing

Paid net for first few decades, felt guilt after comparing to friends choices and like a sucker paid on gross for several years. Then faith crisis and talked wife into surplus and then finally couldn't stomach even that on my conscience anymore. I allow my wife to still pay a small half surplus amou...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Real estate offer
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: Real estate offer

I have seen a stake center sold and turned into a funeral home in the Southern US. Seemed quite a good fit.
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Christianity, the hard way
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Christianity, the hard way

Welcome back Meilingkie! Good to hear from you again.
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The church officially ends its affiliation with the BSA in just over 8 months, but....
Replies: 15
Views: 560

Re: The church officially ends its affiliation with the BSA in just over 8 months, but....

Scouts in our ward came around for yearly flag fundraiser but this time said we could keep the flag after the year was up. I guess this means the youth will be doing different fundraisers, no fundraisers, OR they are taking all of RMN's apocolypse rhetoric quite seriously. Nope don't need flags afte...
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Source of the Title of Liberty
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Source of the Title of Liberty

Good find! Significant parallel.
by FiveFingerMnemonic
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: John Larsen on leaving the church but not leaving it alone
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: John Larsen on leaving the church but not leaving it alone

Greg Larsen is always humorous and entertaining. He always finds a way to piss off both sides of the field which is the mark of speaking some hard truths. I enjoyed his talk, especially the aspect of just not playing the game and not feeding the accepted narrative. It also seems similar to the time ...