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by RubinHighlander
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: I have passed the garment hurdle
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Re: I have passed the garment hurdle

My wife has adjusted in a healthy manner and I am really enjoying not wearing 2 shirts in the hot summer weather. I also like not having white poly-cotton hanging out from shorts and necklines signaling virtue and compliance to the world. It's a nice lifestyle improvement. Excellent well! With some...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?
Replies: 22
Views: 866

Re: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?

I don't miss any of the social events... I can't think of a single thing that I miss about it now. As far a value, I can't seem to get over how much time and money I gave that corporation with no return on investment, only a huge loss. There are a couple of good service projects that really helped p...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Grrrrrrrrr
Replies: 25
Views: 709

Re: Grrrrrrrrr

I wonder if there is potential liability here. Local leaders say go back. The church teaches to obey local leaders. Someone get's sick and dies because they were obedient or a bunch of people get really sick and some of those have a lifetime of health issues because of it. I mean, TBMs don't sign a ...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Holland in Hospital for week
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Elder Holland in Hospital for week

Just out of curiosity. What do you think the bill that will be sent to the Holland residence here in the next few weeks will look like? My guess is that it will be much, much less than the bill I got last year for a weeks stay in the hospital. Thank heavens for paying an honest tithe. 😒 He won't ev...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s the future of anti-Mormonism look like?
Replies: 36
Views: 1117

Re: What’s the future of anti-Mormonism look like?

Seems the growth rate has already stagnated, so their population will be primarily based on having more babies and I think even that rate could or has declined? Their missionary efforts have come and gone. I mean, what other bag of tricks are left? Lower the age to 16? It's like the Feds having no m...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Your Favorite Foods
Replies: 17
Views: 458

Re: Your Favorite Foods

Dabble in some vitamin T(hc) and you can have truly mind blowing and trans-formative experiences with music and food. Here's a couple of my goto dishes, all of which start with vitamin T and are consumed outside, either in the hot tub on a moonlit night or up on the high deck watching sunset: Beck H...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Cataclysm Sentence
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: The Cataclysm Sentence

Haggoth already had the same thought as me but I'll elaborate:
Tribalism leads to religion which leads to wars and sorrows, so evolve beyond both because we are all one tribe and we are all made of star stuff on this small planet.
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Interpreter Foundation
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: The Interpreter Foundation

Hagoth The latest FAIR newlsetter has an opening statement by Steve Densley, the Executive Vice President of the foundation. In it he talks about how difficult it is to change peoples' minds because of confirmation bias and boomerang effect (aka backfire effect). No. The way to change minds, the tr...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Gatherings, Events, and Announcements
Topic: Elder Holland
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Elder Holland

He said that if he and his wife, Patricia, had been alive at the time of Joseph Smith’s First Vision in 1820, they would have been looking for the doctrine of temples and eternal marriage that Latter-day Saints believe was part of the resulting restoration of Jesus Christ’s church. “I would have lo...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The 1st First Vision account and Enos
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: The 1st First Vision account and Enos

I think he found some mushrooms out in the forests around his home. Wines and other psychoactive ingredients were commonly used in those days to invoke spiritual visions.

http://www.mormonthink.com/files/restor ... shroom.pdf
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Want to vote in Utah? Register Republican!
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Want to vote in Utah? Register Republican!

After several years hiatus, I have considered re-establishing my registered Republican status, just so I can better participate. Also, the old adage of keeping your enemies close. I hate Jon much less than other politicians; he seems to be a very moderate mormon, especially where you are forced to v...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A fun quiz for you and your favorite TBM's
Replies: 17
Views: 526

Re: A fun quiz for you and your favorite TBM's

Hagoth wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:34 pm

2... Charles Nelson Reilly (any Dead Milkmen fans out there?)
Okay, I bought that album on vinyl in the 80s. I have it on a thumb drive. Next road trip! Here's to politically incorrect angsty post punk rock surfer music!
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Changes
Replies: 35
Views: 1263

Re: Changes

If they can get sucked in by that sort of thing, how can she know all the anti-church stuff isn't just our flavor of conspiracy? Maybe take a step back from the details and just do a face value analysis with her. Walk through the mormon plan of happiness on it's main topics and look at it from a mo...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Locking Arms for Racial Harmony
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Locking Arms for Racial Harmony

Here is where religion could actually have a good impact on the world. Unfortunately is means sloughing off their narcissistic tribal specialness, which is really what most religions are about; and in fact fuel the fire under the ice upon which our fragile global society sits. Evolve, adapt or die; ...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Changes
Replies: 35
Views: 1263

Re: Changes

She should read the church essays, then the Faith Crisis Report, which was the catalyst of the essays. It should be the proof she needs to help her see that those controversial topics are actually not conspiracy theories are simply historical facts the church chose not to talk about until recently b...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Lex de Azevedo on Mormon Stories
Replies: 21
Views: 1702

Re: Lex de Azevedo on Mormon Stories

Barf. Lex de Azevedo. Saturday's Warrior is the worst musical ever written. To be fair, it isn't any more questionable from a LDS doctrine standpoint than your average Sunday School lesson, but there is all kinds of "speculative" doctrine it (although, again, all LDS doctrine is speculative, and lo...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Community
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Community

Sorry folks, for doing the drive by thing again. Amidst all the turmoil of this pandemic, I have found myself needing to find new employment, so I've had little room in my head for being here. DW is now having some doubts about the church. She has always been a very social person, she needs a lot m...
by RubinHighlander
Tue May 19, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Opening Up Church Again
Replies: 34
Views: 1412

Re: Opening Up Church Again

After the way the tourists have been acting in southern Utah, crowding places with no social distancing until they have to be closed because the spot can’t even hold that many, let alone provide space for social distancing, with nobody in masks, and damaging the rock formations, graffiti on rocks, ...
by RubinHighlander
Tue May 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Opening Up Church Again
Replies: 34
Views: 1412

Re: Opening Up Church Again

Note the opening interracial family picture. I've noticed how much the church has been pushing diversity in it's media the past several years; I guess they think that makes up for all the past and present bigotry. Or maybe that's just a "minister" following a single mom out to her car. Also, the pic...
by RubinHighlander
Wed May 13, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church wants more Christ-centered artwork in buildings
Replies: 25
Views: 1177

Re: Church wants more Christ-centered artwork in buildings

Graven Images But don't bother making the Jesus pics historically/biologically accurate, be sure to keep them all white European oriented. If the second coming is just around the corner, does that mean that Jebus loved the dinosaurs more than us accountable hominids? I mean, they will have lived muc...