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by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Letter.
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: The Letter.

I just had a chat with a friend that mentioned that saying my mental health has improved could be seen as an attack on the church. What do you think? I'm not sure I care. It's the truth. Can I actually be honest and tell someone in my family the honest truth once in my life? Personally, I always co...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are youth really leaving?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Are youth really leaving?

I've watched the neighborhood go from likely 80-90% mormon to 20-30% mormon in the heart of the MorCor. That last anecdote is quite shocking to my fluffy brain. I hadn't thought about the neighborhood dynamics. During the last housing bust we scored a short sale up on the east bench in south east W...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New youth program being defined
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: New youth program being defined

The principles taught in this effort for children and youth represent a higher, holier THAN THOU way to encourage the rising generation to follow Jesus Christ and apply His COB's gospel in all areas of their lives,
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are youth really leaving?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Are youth really leaving?

Besides nearly all of my kids being out before DW and I were, I don't really have a view into my local unit anymore to know what our trends are. It seemed like 30-40% of the missionaries were coming home early for mostly mental reasons. Seems like resignations overall had a spike on QuitMormon.org t...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New youth program being defined
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: New youth program being defined

I have already decided that my boys and girls will get supplemental instruction in cool outdoor things from me without a church program. I call it "Dad scouts". Basically we will go out and do things I already like to do. Skiing, mountain biking, camping, watersports, hunting, navigation, and maybe...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 1920

Re: The Trickster God

Image

Worth more than a thousand words as far adding to the trickster god pile.
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New WOW Video
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: New WOW Video

2. They should be honest and state that beer was OK in the WoW because that's a very uncomfortable truth. 3. They should note that early leaders drank and smoke including Joseph Smith until long after it was produced. As you mentioned, this was not meant to be a commandment but a way to take it eas...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New WOW Video
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: New WOW Video

Ug...after reading all the sappy crappy comments on the video I couldn't stand it. I'll probably regret this but I just posted this on there: Just love how these videos gloss over the details, like how the Saints drank alcohol, even made it and sold it in the Salt Lake valley, long after JS was gone...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU Police Department Decertification Countdown
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: BYU Police Department Decertification Countdown

With the campus police decertified, it would be interesting to come up with some scenarios where the the authority they used to have is usurped and they have to then call in the regular cops but the regular cops don't see any issues so the whole thing get's dropped and all their time was wasted.
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 1920

Re: The Trickster God

Speaking to people here about my pain when there is nothing but scorn and mockery in both places. Thank you no. I will suffer in silence on my own. Thank you. Farewell. Wow, well I think my initial suspicions are sadly true about the level of narcissism you expressed while you were here. So no, don...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment 1: Correct Faithful Worldview/Paradigm for BOA
Replies: 43
Views: 1138

Re: Thought Experiment 1: Correct Faithful Worldview/Paradigm for BOA

Let us define restorationism. Are we going with the version that came before Joseph Smith in the reformed baptists, the scottish enlightenment and english trained ministers such as Edwards, Hopkins, Stone, Campbell, Scott, Crawford, or only JS' later adoptions of their doctrines? It is a sad state ...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Paradox or Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Paradox or Problem

I wonder.... I agree, more is asked out of each partner in a marriage today than before. Is this support of evolution ? We do more in our existence lives than before. Now we do more in our relationships than before. Is increased demand on our mental/emotional capacity driving an evolution in our ab...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nephite Interpreters
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: Nephite Interpreters

I see that in my wife today when she'll say things like "I dont need a testimony of church history when I have a testimony of what they're doing today," but I have no hope that she'll end up letting go like I did... but it's definitely there. And isn't that sad! If she only could see what TSCC is r...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment 1: Correct Faithful Worldview/Paradigm for BOA
Replies: 43
Views: 1138

Re: Thought Experiment 1: Correct Faithful Worldview/Paradigm for BOA

Nobody has put all the evidence together in the right way yet, except me, and I am trying to get the word out, and they are unaware of my work. When they are aware of my work, no thanks to the Apologists trying to put the Kabosh on it, finally people will realize that the problem is solved, includi...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nephite Interpreters
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: Nephite Interpreters

But Hagoth, God's ways are not our ways; and this is why we can't have nice religions! ;) Seriously though, the level of ridiculousness required to make any of it work is astounding. A while back I started typing up a list of "things that have to be true for the church to be true" that was just a s...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nephite Interpreters
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: Nephite Interpreters

As with everything else regarding church origins, it's really useful to step way back and tell yourself this story in the simplest possible terms as if you're an outsider hearing it for the first time. I did this out loud while driving one day when my shelf was breaking and really cracked myself up...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Regretting the mindset I had for relationships pre-mission
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Regretting the mindset I had for relationships pre-mission

I've thought back on those Jr. High and HS days as well, trying to imagine how my relationships would have been different. As a TBM I was doing my best to keep the chastity madness in every way. Although I experienced some make out sessions I still managed to marry my first wife as a virgin after my...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sunday Closing Laws Explained
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Sunday Closing Laws Explained

I guess that's why there are no baptisms on Sundays? Damn those waters! Moksha, have you had your DNA tested? Just wondering if you are any relation to Birdman on Rick and Morty. https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2F49.media.tumblr.com%2Ff91a5d5aa8a6887eb12ac27f282376c7%2Ftumblr_o2fbwuseb...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nephite Interpreters
Replies: 45
Views: 877

Re: Nephite Interpreters

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9d/Joseph_Smith_receiving_golden_plates.jpg/175px-Joseph_Smith_receiving_golden_plates.jpg Use these cool shades along with your Masonic signet ring. And the first thing he saw when wearing the shades and looking at the decoder ring: "Don't for...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Radio Free Mormon at Sunstone
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Radio Free Mormon at Sunstone

RFM, I have 2 requests that you are highly qualified to answer: 1. The collusion happening between the LDS church and Utah government, both locally as well as smaller groups like BYU PD. I'm aware of collusion happening even at low levels. For example, putting pressure on members to "donate" land t...