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by RubinHighlander
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Inability to trust and feeling nostalgic
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Inability to trust and feeling nostalgic

Sorry RR, it is a more challenging place to be, out here in a world where you have to do so much thinking; vs. the old drum beat we used to follow. I tend to analyze and over analyze the great problems of life and whether it has any purpose. It's like the church left this really agitated part of my ...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Creative Mormon Mythology
Replies: 101
Views: 21706

Re: Creative Mormon Mythology

How about a game of "Hide the Salami" in the scriptures? God sitting upon his throne ? boa-fac2-nophallus.png boa-fac2-phallus.png The original erect penis was removed in past editions of the Pearl of Great Price, and put back in the 1981 Triple Combo. That's pretty mythical. Nope, the penis was al...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Prayer Why Bother
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Prayer Why Bother

I've dubbed the great unknown existence, be it an purposeful one or not, as The Cosmo. I talk to the cosmo sometimes, but it's always with a bit of sarcasm, knowing that something or someone may or may not be listening. Sometimes I feel like The Cosmo is Fing with me but there's always lots of room ...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Three Good Things
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Three Good Things

1. The beauty of nature. There are low clouds over Bear lake, and all is grey and pink just as the sun comes up over the lake. 2. god’s creatures. Our neighborhood peregrine Falcons raise two chicks this year. The two young ones visit our deck on a regular basis. The adult pair seem more nervous of...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How the Helmeth Hübener story was suppressed
Replies: 16
Views: 738

Re: How the Helmeth Hübener story was suppressed

Interesting find birdman! There were many in the church that were into the eugenics and belief of the superior white race. If you are ever in small Mormon communities, check out the antic shops, likely to find mormon authored books about it on the shelves. Somewhere I have one called God's Chosen Ra...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Guns
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Guns

I am very disappointed that guns are now becoming a standard component of Black Lives Matter demonstrations. I fear that some more really bad things are going to happen. It's just Darwinism trying to do it's thing. Monkeys killing monkeys killing monkeys. So many big red buttons that say "Don't Pus...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: It's Been A Bad Month For John Gee
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: It's Been A Bad Month For John Gee

Did Gee attend the Paul Dunn school of gas-lighting? He seems to be working hard to get his name up there on that same wall of shame.
by RubinHighlander
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Cutting ties
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Re: Cutting ties

so, changes at home (kid now gone to college), have urged me to make changes too. Time for a new chapter. Time to officially cut ties. Questions: What is the simplest, quiet way to do this? I'm not going to write any long letters or anything, just a simple one sentence, "please remove my records" w...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Grit and Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Grit and Mormonism

The time and energy taken for church callings takes away from a person's time and energy. Some callings require complete abandonment of most other goals (mission, RSP, Bishop, MP, GA, etc.). Wow, so many great comments on this one. For me, this point above struck me. Not only does TSCC bilk everyth...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Really frustrated lately...
Replies: 26
Views: 1268

Re: Really frustrated lately...

JFRO bro! So sorry man, that's such a sucky place to be, in the thick of the battle of BS vs Facts. Looks like she's doing some super mental gymnastics and doubling down. I think it's a sign of cogdis. From her perspective, it's her own salvation on the line if she can't at least keep the kid indoct...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Zarahemla temple cornerstone??
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Zarahemla temple cornerstone??

Too many of our children are leaving the faith. The sense of place and history are disappearing and new worries are replacing the iron rod that we all need. The pillar is shaking. For some, it is a matter of scorn and ridicule. Many make fun of the original accounts and, more dangerously, it is sta...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How essential is a literal Adam and Eve story to Mormonism?
Replies: 61
Views: 2142

Re: How essential is a literal Adam and Eve story to Mormonism?

Interesting to read through this topic today. Last night I was up on the hill with the youngest daughter talking about how the cosmos allowed sapiens to evolve to this point where we literally have thousands of red buttons we can push to completely nuke the planet. It really is some kind of joke, th...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New handbook changes
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: New handbook changes

This has probably been in there for ages (for all I know) but I ran across this: All members, even if they have never married or are without family in the Church, should strive for the ideal of living in an eternal family. This means preparing to be sealed as a worthy husband or wife and to become ...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: An email sent by a UT Stake President about "Cancel Culture"
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: An email sent by a UT Stake President about "Cancel Culture"

No stake president has any business pushing their political opinions on the ward (although, granted, at least 90% probably agree with him). Thing is, a lot of SPs are already or headed toward the church broke crony category, grooming up for a mission then on to potential selection for the next leve...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: God vs Evolution vs middle land
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: God vs Evolution vs middle land

If the universe is infinite then anything and everything is possible sometime somewhere Infinite in that we can never reach the expanding edge of it, but it has a finite life. As far as we can tell, there's not enough mass in the universe to reverse entropy. I sometimes think the universe is going ...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Latest Lawsuit
Replies: 24
Views: 5179

Re: Latest Lawsuit

Just This Guy wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:37 am
Interesting that is is still moving.

Do you happen to have links to what they sent to the court?
No links in my last email. There was this link in the second to last email:
https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-conte ... ormons.pdf
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Great Mysteries
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: The Great Mysteries

I'm still trying to get used to the idea that I'm the joke (sapiens) of all this "existence" that came out of some pre-cosmic ejaculation of energy, expansion, cooling, particles, stars, death of stars then us. Are realities always so complex? What if the great expansion had slightly different mathe...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Latest Lawsuit
Replies: 24
Views: 5179

Re: Latest Lawsuit

Still progressing, not dead yet! From the office of Burningham: Gaddy v COP Status Report COP (Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) filed a motion to dismiss the Amended Complaint. See here: Gaddy Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint We made a motion to all...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The temple endowment ceremony is changing.... again...
Replies: 33
Views: 1370

Re: The temple endowment ceremony is changing.... again...

Spicy McHaggis wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:05 pm
I met Gordon Jump when I was on my mission.
He asked where I was from and when I said Utah his response was "I'm sorry".
That's hilarious! Remember him in Singles Ward, that was pretty funny cameo.
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: God vs Evolution vs middle land
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: God vs Evolution vs middle land

I am willing to muster enough faith to believe that there really is something there and that we can catch glimpses of it. I believe that we do catch those glimpses by way of certain spiritual experiences, exposure to nature, psychedelics, meditation, etc. I believe I have caught glimpses through th...