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by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Church proposes new community near future Tooele Valley Temple
Replies: 51
Views: 8355

Re: LDS Church proposes new community near future Tooele Valley Temple

https://www.ksl.com/article/50090598/latter-day-saint-leaders-announce-new-location-for-temple-in-tooele Seems to be the pattern of DMC: dense housing around new temples, at least here behind the Zion curtain. My TBM BIL was fighting with the sub-division developer over in Lindon. They were told the...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Wife dropped a bomb on me
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: Wife dropped a bomb on me

Awesomeness! I remember vividly the day my dw told me she wanted out; I was so freakn excited and happy. It was about a year later we had the names taken off via quitmormon. We had the chat with our one 17 year old kid at home, told her we supported her in any level of participation she wanted to ha...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Post your Seasons Greetings here!
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Post your Seasons Greetings here!

Love these! Here's wishing you all good thoughts and feelings during our shortest daylight hours of the season. Here's our year round dead painted gold juniper tree, decorated with toilet-paper-roll ornaments, glass crystals, a few lathed wood ornaments, some led lights. The rest of the traditional ...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Newsroom Meltdown
Replies: 33
Views: 1224

Re: Church Newsroom Meltdown

Prediction: Trump will have a hard fall from glory and alt-right Mormons are going to struggle to find another pseudo prophet to adore. Why do alt-right Mormons love Trump? The church is very much like Trump. 1) Trump is pathological liar = the church has lied to members forever and the alt-right i...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: To share your doubts with your children or not, that is the question
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: To share your doubts with your children or not, that is the question

The sooner the better IMO, depending on circumstances in family and social structures. I think about how much better the lives of each of my children are, now they are out of it. On the flippity, I see the need with younger kids in mixed faith families to maybe bide their time and weigh out stabilit...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Newsroom Meltdown
Replies: 33
Views: 1224

Re: Church Newsroom Meltdown

The church has a golden opportunity here. Will they speak out against this kind of hatred and division, will they succumb to it for fear of disenfranchising a significant percent of their US membership, or will they (my guess) completely wimp out and bury their heads? The lawyers speak for the chur...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: This I Believe
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: This I Believe

I believe the concept of a god, as defined by most of the major religions, is a human created idea born out of genetic hominid tribalism. Humans have this deep desire to know all the answers and will invent ideas and unproven facts to fill those gaps. Religion tries to fill those gaps, often weaponi...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings Comrades
Replies: 17
Views: 713

Re: Greetings Comrades

Welcome to NOM El Guapo Chihuahua! Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Tool, System of a Down. Speaking of SOAD or technically Serj, I love his “Empty Walls” song. It’s my interpretative song for the whole temple experience now. https://youtu.be/-CxKA1uETxE Your empty walls Your empty walls Pretenti...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Jews in Space
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Jews in Space

I think proof of alien life would be just fine with Mormonism. The PoGP has the line in there about "Worlds without number have I created..." or something like that. So the idea that one of those other worlds would have intelligent life would not conflict with Mormon theology. However, if we were t...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Jews in Space
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Jews in Space

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-israeli-space-security-chief-135211193.html?guccounter=1 Monolith madness got the world stirred up again about UFOs and such, this time from the former Israeli space chief? WTF is that position really about? Mel Brooks anyone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAZhtT-...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Has your definition of right and wrong changed?
Replies: 19
Views: 833

Re: Has your definition of right and wrong changed?

I'm not sure who originated it, but I like the argument that we are more likely to be in a simulation right now that not. The idea is that if technology can reach a point where a convincing simulation is possible, there will be many more simulated worlds than "real" ones (of which there is just one...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Did you learn anything in the temple? Yes!
Replies: 22
Views: 1052

Re: Did you learn anything in the temple? Yes!

One of the worst days so my life, going through the cultish initiation in downtown Ogden in 1983, when most of the juicy bits were still there. I vividly remember the satans and the preachers. For quite a while I bought into the Catholic church painted as the great and abominable; it played into the...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Has your definition of right and wrong changed?
Replies: 19
Views: 833

Re: Has your definition of right and wrong changed?

Never go back to the carpet store! Love this! And welcome back from your absence here. I thought the simulation removed you from NOM. Where’s the other guy you’re related to been lately? I miss reading you guys! I often joke with the wife about simulation theory. Yet it’s the only thing that makes ...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Has your definition of right and wrong changed?
Replies: 19
Views: 833

Re: Has your definition of right and wrong changed?

My biggest regret was that I learned my moral attitudes and behavior through shame, guilt, blaming, and prejudice, rather than through true understanding, empathy and common sense. I had to relearn many of my values all on my own by being brave enough to let go of their iron rod. Note: iron is the ...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The big lie
Replies: 22
Views: 774

Re: The big lie

So Jeffrey.....if you want to go on "giving your life" for a bag of fool's gold, you just make yourself happy. But couldn't you at least try not to add to the troubles of the world? You are damn right he'll keep giving his life to the corporation and try to keep all the fools giving him their gold!...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Agency?
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Agency?

I think the only way agency works is if you exercise your agency to not tell anyone anything about your life choices. Also, if you exercise your agency to not give a F$$k. Absolutely. It's why I am stepping away from any theism at all, even agnostic. I just don't want to worry about it. It's a good...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Psychedelic General Conference this Saturday
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Psychedelic General Conference this Saturday

If I "join" will my employer give me a "religious exemption" for the use of said fungus? Even if your employer threw a piss test at you they do not look for psilocybin, it requires a more expensive test from a limited number of labs. Maybe if your employer is the FBI, CIA or other tight ass federal...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Inability to trust and feeling nostalgic
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

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: 102
Views: 25892

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: 1606

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 ...