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by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Soundtrack of the NOM
Replies: 107
Views: 8403

Re: Soundtrack of the NOM

Here's a good one from Godsmack: Bad Religion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTQQtTU-paU Another good "Faith Crisis" tune from godsmack: Runin' Blind See you on August 2nd Rubin? I do want to go - them tickets a bit spendy. Have you been to this venue before? Is the lawn section any good?
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Soundtrack of the NOM
Replies: 107
Views: 8403

Re: Soundtrack of the NOM

Here's a good one from Godsmack:

Bad Religion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTQQtTU-paU
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The subtleness of Satan?
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: The subtleness of Satan?

I say fight fire with fire. I've been listening to Godsmack this week, turnt up real loud. I figure if I use the Devil's own music loud enough he'll be under the false impression he's already got me (which he just might because I don't believe in him). This frees me up to focus on the number of Suba...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Trite and often pious TBM phrases
Replies: 38
Views: 1152

Re: Trite and often pious TBM phrases

The air show was great. As stated, we were there on Sunday...so much fewer people. OP was spoiled and had VIP seating. The ending was pretty lame. They announced that the Thunderbirds would actually perform a little early but apparently they had complications and they ended up flying much later. I ...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I Worry
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: I Worry

IMO - gotta be honest with the boy, but you don't need to disclose everything right now. When my kids left before I did, it was difficult but they really appreciated it when I admitted I was wrong. They knew I was doing the best I could with where I was at and that it took me longer because I had a ...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Working Moms good for kids on KSL?
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Working Moms good for kids on KSL?

"This research doesn't say that children of employed moms are happier or better people, and it doesn't say employed moms are better," Kathleen McGinn, a professor at Harvard Business School and lead author of the study, told CNNMoney in 2015. "What it says is, daughters are more likely to be employ...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Trite and often pious TBM phrases
Replies: 38
Views: 1152

Re: Trite and often pious TBM phrases

Glad to know some fellow NOMers were at the airshow on Sunday. Damn, that was a long wait before the thunderbirds! We decided to leave and had to catch it on the bus ride out. Pious remarks...well let's see. Not really pious but a subtle remark my dad uses really pisses me off. He always includes "...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Trite and often pious TBM phrases
Replies: 38
Views: 1152

Re: Trite and often pious TBM phrases

slavereeno wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:45 pm
any phrase that includes "the doctrine"
"We were blessed because we paid our tithing"
"Tender Mercy"
"Good thing we have our food storage"
Yes, the food storage one and the tithing one, it just wreaks of ramiumptom!
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Soul-Crushing Sins of Omission
Replies: 25
Views: 680

Re: Soul-Crushing Sins of Omission

Hagoth wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:21 pm
RubinHighlander wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:15 pm
...sometimes I feel guilt for not making an effort to try and help my TBM friends out of it, especially when I see them suffering from it.
So, you're saying that this sins of omission thing is a two-edged sword?
Exactly!
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Things that make you go huh?
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Things that make you go huh?

Not sure if it makes you go huh? , but it does suggest checking to see if your wallet is secure. https://files.mormonsud.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/trump214.jpg Between us, we've got this world's only truth thing pretty well sewn up. So - prophets in the scriptures were always telling wicked ru...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Soul-Crushing Sins of Omission
Replies: 25
Views: 680

Re: Soul-Crushing Sins of Omission

Damn! I can't add much to the posts already here. Haven't we just hit one of the major nerves and the crux of so much that is Fd up with fundamentalist religions, driving their members faith with fear and guilt!? I think back to all the guilt and fear I experienced over 40+ years in that pile of $hi...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Just an Update
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Just an Update

Of course, that friend is me, and reading it I just cried. It brought back a flood of emotions. I told her I was sorry for breaking her heart, and we ended up having a good discussion. This is excellent that you can share your true feelings with each other! This is what really helped me and my DW d...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Appologetic quandry of the warrior gene
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Appologetic quandry of the warrior gene

So if you are a navy seal special forces grunt in the trenches of a third world country and you get orders .... I have a brother IL who was career military. What I saw in his life was a high need for order and to have some of the responsibility of decision making removed from himself. Sort of a "Gi...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Appologetic quandry of the warrior gene
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Appologetic quandry of the warrior gene

I think some of these zealous apologists and TBMs fall into this category ... Sometimes I've seen apologists on the great and specious forum such as that unnamed Deseret News writer, Smac, and Pahoran mix things up in ways that seemed very uncivil. Sometimes many posters will become involved and pi...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Appologetic quandry of the warrior gene
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Appologetic quandry of the warrior gene

Wow, a really thought provoking post. "We did not pick this fight with the Church's critics, but we will not withdraw from it".(Sunstone 2004, May, Defending the Kingdom, Rethinking the Faith: How Apologetics is Reshaping Mormon Orthodoxy, J-C Duffy) Thanks for that quote, seems to support some of ...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Depression Destroyed My Academic Career
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Depression Destroyed My Academic Career

Reuben, your posts were interesting. I tend to have transcendent experiences while I'm alone, although some happen when I'm with my family. Even before my shelf broke, my most transcendent experiences were usually triggered by music and/or nature. Hikes in the canyons of Southern Utah or in the Tet...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Going to miss KBYU
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Going to miss KBYU

I'm going to miss KBYU being a PBS station. Some of the British shows were quite enjoyable. Now they can cater to a mormocentric audience, with Church made programs and primetime fare like Muppets in Space. I can understand BYU's need. They create a lot of wholesome family fare. Without PBS, they w...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Appologetic quandry of the warrior gene
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Appologetic quandry of the warrior gene

Just some thoughts from the commute this morning. The recent threads on apologetics and another topic on the warrior gene seem to have crossed paths in my mind this morning. If you have not heard of the warrior gene, here's a primer: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychology-writers/201104/...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Not Bothering to Correct Misinformation About the Church
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Not Bothering to Correct Misinformation About the Church

I say I was raised Mormon and most folks can nuance out I'm not anymore. Yes, I have also had very good results from saying I was raised LDS. Additionally, I make it a point to carry around a cup of coffee once in a while at whatever office I am at. Avoiding coffee is one of the most visible LDS sh...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Another casualty of war
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Another casualty of war

We had several of these families in our stake, but one in particular where the dad was steak prez and two of the sons bishops. As far as I know they are all still in. There was the youngest daughter who had a failed marriage and was like the black sheep, but still active. They owned a several acre s...