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by RubinHighlander
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Doctrine that is disavowed but still believed-on a scale 1-10
Replies: 16
Views: 501

Re: Doctrine that is disavowed but still believed-on a scale 1-10

A lot of these are woven together, like the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord last days narrative. I guess it's not officially disavowed, but top brass rarely brings it up anymore. Woven into this is the march back to Far West MO, that was already mentioned, the constitution hanging by a thread and...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Extreme Gaslighting at Bear Lake Ward
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Extreme Gaslighting at Bear Lake Ward

That Bear Lake ward is an interesting one because there's so many transient vacationing TBMs hitting it, especially in the summer months. We used to hit Raspberry days every year, family friends had a place in Bloomington ID. When we were more zealous we'd go with them to church over in Garden City,...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The trouble with religion is......
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: The trouble with religion is......

I could write a sizable book on this topic, as could most of us here who were duped by a fundamentalist and dogmatic belief system that has caused us much pain, time, money and many other aspects of our lives. For me it boils down to religion supporting tribalism, holding back the human race from re...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "Why I Left" Map
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: "Why I Left" Map

Thanks for the tip, just added my pin.
by RubinHighlander
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Traditional Bouncing of the Baby
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Traditional Bouncing of the Baby

Last couple of these I participated in I purposely tried to resist the bouncing, it get's a bit out of control in many circles!
by RubinHighlander
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: ATF Podcast Episode: Good luck litigating the Mormon church
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: ATF Podcast Episode: Good luck litigating the Mormon church

This is very disturbing. I had no idea it was that bad as far as the tendrils of the church into legal and political realms. The general membership has no idea how much at risk their children are by being active members in that corporation! There is so little protection for them or even recourse if ...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Laughing SOOO hard!
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Laughing SOOO hard!

I'm a bit confused and disappointed. I love the idea behind Ziontology (not as a new religion, but as a parody), but they link regular mormon.org videos into the content. I kinda get the idea behind shedding the crazy light on the actual faith, but at least replace the video links with Brother Jake ...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Dear Mr. Stears - letter from Kirton McConkie
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Dear Mr. Stears - letter from Kirton McConkie

Wow! I'm really wanting more background here as to what the heck was going down the last several years with that guy and his local leaders. How did it come to an attorney letter from the COBs legal mobsters!?
by RubinHighlander
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Shining a Light on Abuse
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Shining a Light on Abuse

Good article ITV!

Dude! Can you imagine the witch hunt PPIs going on over at K&M today? The feeling in that office must be really intense right now.

https://media2.giphy.com/media/pzS0V5kJV1Zf2/giphy.gif
by RubinHighlander
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Cook to Take on Church History Questions!
Replies: 76
Views: 2744

Re: Elder Cook to Take on Church History Questions!

The church would need about 8 of these sessions at 3 hours a piece to even begin to address all the problems. Do they really think one session is going to get it? I think they know this, which is why they keep it short and keep the answers to "Go read the essays." They know the average TBM will sim...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Support
Topic: From Apostate to the HC
Replies: 38
Views: 1006

Re: From Apostate to the HC

Wow, that is quite a story! I really like they way you handled the interview and that he didn't just shut down and listened to you; that is a rare thing in the higher priesthood positions at the Ward and Stake level. Good luck walking that line and I really hope you can effect some change, it sounds...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Standard of Truth?
Replies: 21
Views: 509

Re: The Standard of Truth?

“Well, we tried to keep our members from finding out about this stuff, but now thanks to that pesky internet the best we can do is put out a book that tries to put a positive spin on everything”. And they might have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids! https://www.you...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Standard of Truth?
Replies: 21
Views: 509

Re: The Standard of Truth?

I can't wait to cozy up next to one of my dear friends in a park and read together from this amazing new book - as portrayed in the church's email announcing the book. So excited! #blessed #testimony #exactobedience Because those teens would much rather have that awesome analogue experience than ha...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: There is no such thing as free will
Replies: 36
Views: 570

Re: There is no such thing as free will

I like it! Sam's explanation of free will are right in line with where I have come to be in my world view right now. If you want to get to the crux of the problem with free will, God and religion - go to 47:00 For eons God gave us no guidance whatsoever [after the fall of Adam and Eve]. Then he wrot...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Standard of Truth?
Replies: 21
Views: 509

The Standard of Truth?

Did you see this announcement by the COB? https://www.ksl.com/article/46385938/the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints-releases-first-historical-volumes-in-88-years According to Quentin... “It will allow them to go back through the digital version and get to actual church history (and docume...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Proclamation on Medical Marijuana
Replies: 21
Views: 703

Re: Proclamation on Medical Marijuana

wtfluff wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:13 am
A giant real-estate corporation that can't keep it's dirty tentacles out of the political realm SHOULD BE PAYING TAXES.
A Fing Men to this!
by RubinHighlander
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A coherent translation of the JS papyrii
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: A coherent translation of the JS papyrii

Good reads. I like this statement "... a valuable witness to early American religious history and to the recourse to ancient texts as sources of modern religious faith and speculation." Because as we also know now there were many at that time (and even our modern times, e.g. L. Ron) that claim to ha...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: In which Spouseman trolled my FIL
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: In which Spouseman trolled my FIL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MaGBPI5v8k

Reminded me of the awesome song from Steve Martin's "Pennies from Heaven" movie.
by RubinHighlander
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Uncorrelated Deviants
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Uncorrelated Deviants

Some Ideas for future artwork: 1. Zipporah Circumcises Her Son 2. David Presents Saul with 200 Foreskins for Michal's hand in marriage 3. 2 Children Mauled by a Bear for Mocking a Bald Man 4. The Sodomites Have their Way with Lot's Daughters 5. Noah Gets Drunk and Passes Out Naked Outside his Tent ...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Uncorrelated Deviants
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Uncorrelated Deviants

Not much excitement in local units, especially behind the MorCor curtain. So when drama or true humor rears it's uncorrelated head in your still attending neck of the woods, we should share it here on NOM. Here's a good one from last Sunday from a NOM friend, still attending. He says the sister in c...