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by RubinHighlander
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 251
Views: 20678

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Spent a $150 at the liquor store last Saturday. So many different beers and spirits to try! Anyway, this is my new favorite vodka from Hawaii: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0013/2477/7569/products/ocn_large.jpg?v=1542753782 I think we bought it because the bottle was so beautiful, but it's actua...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Infantilization of the mind
Replies: 19
Views: 482

Re: Infantilization of the mind

In TSCC, treating adults like kids runs top to bottom. Listen to the tone and inflection in how conference speakers generally work. It's not just because they are speaking to a broad audience, it's by design to reinforce the little child narrative. Methods of indoctrination for adults are not far of...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Dr. Laura gives advice to mormon couple
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Dr. Laura gives advice to mormon couple

While I agree generally this approach may be the best one in some situations, I think there's room for some potential additional explanations: - This was a very difficult decision. It's one that took a significant amount of time, prayer, study, etc. to come to. - We came to this decision with much c...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: RubinHighlander's avatar
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: RubinHighlander's avatar

You've all got it wrong. I've met RH. That's a picture of him. He actually wears that hat everywhere he goes. And he carries an ice chest. Don't ask him what's in it! OMG, you'er killing me Hagoth! I do have a unicorn mask I've been known to wear out there in the west desert. I promise to acquire a...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: RubinHighlander's avatar
Replies: 7
Views: 223

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by RubinHighlander
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: RubinHighlander's avatar
Replies: 7
Views: 223

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It was Crispin Glover's best movie ever!
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by RubinHighlander
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Oh the times they are a changin'
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Oh the times they are a changin'

Times are changing, but the law hasn't. It's a huge fallacy across the Christian world that the Christian god founded and rules everything our federal and state governments do. I used to think that way. According to WikiP, Theodore Roosevelt did not use a Bible when taking the oath in 1901. Both Joh...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ikigai, or having a raison d'etre
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: Ikigai, or having a raison d'etre

Achilles bro, so sorry to see you suffering like this. Can't add a lot to what's already been said, but have you tried any CDB for your physical ailments? It's literally been a miracle daily supplement for my DW at about 50MG per day, not only for her arthritis but her mood is so much happier. She h...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Would you let your kids be chipped?
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Would you let your kids be chipped?

Our last child, now a teen, has been more a pain the the assets than all the rest of them combined. I might be tempted to utilize said chip if it provided a significant reduction in drama and dumb assery.
by RubinHighlander
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is there a new word yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Is there a new word yet?

I like The So Called Church acronym TSCC - fits whatever they want to come up with now and in the future.
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Advice - Potential Visit from a Seventy
Replies: 44
Views: 1439

Re: Need Advice - Potential Visit from a Seventy

Pull out a copy of the Faith Crisis Report. Point out that the church has had the information about the major reasons people leave for over a decade now. So far all the changes they've made look like an admission of guilt. Or, just use one particular example, go to Radio Free Mormon and use the info...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Talking in tongues
Replies: 24
Views: 595

Re: Talking in tongues

It can also be done either sincerely or deceptively and there's no way of disputing it. In fact it can be made to look even more genuine if another believer or accomplice claims to understand the gibberish. Which leads us to the Kirkland(?) temple vision where Joseph describes what he is seeing and...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?
Replies: 86
Views: 2765

Re: The long rumored temple changes are happening now?

Easy - put all the funny clothing on before you go in and sit down. Without all the dressing and struggling with the switching around of that apron, robe, chef's hat and string, I'd estimate you'd chop 20 minutes off the session. The sisters would also appreciate getting rid of that veil over their ...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "By their ________ shall ye know them"
Replies: 32
Views: 1949

Re: "By their ________ shall ye know them"

By their appologetics
By their factual history
By their false truth claims
By their indoctrinational methods
By their state governmental influence
By their litigation/legal activities
By their assets
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Areas where science has forced the church to change their story/approach/whatever?
Replies: 38
Views: 961

Re: Areas where science has forced the church to change their story/approach/whatever?

As far as the whole last days narrative, judge for yourself if you believe the world is getting worse and the last days are upon us:

https://ourworldindata.org/
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Areas where science has forced the church to change their story/approach/whatever?
Replies: 38
Views: 961

Re: Areas where science has forced the church to change their story/approach/whatever?

Blessings of healing are not necessarily out, but no one expects them to work all by themselves without science-based medical care. Plus modern expectations for them are already so low that we now have Elder Bednar asking the critical question, "do you have the faith not to be healed?" I think they...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Areas where science has forced the church to change their story/approach/whatever?
Replies: 38
Views: 961

Re: Areas where science has forced the church to change their story/approach/whatever?

Maybe this was the Mormon version of climate denial at that time. Speaking of climate change, what is the Mormon/LDS/Saints Church position on this? Any visions or revelations? I think this is a topic of convenience for TSCC. They use natural disasters to drive fear into members about the last days...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Alcohol Content of Beer in Utah vs Walmart
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Alcohol Content of Beer in Utah vs Walmart

I rarely buy beer from the grocer, it's better to buy directly from the brewery and distillers and bypass the bullshit. There are no breweries here that I know of. The local state liquor store is the closest (and the most expensive) place to buy liquor with normal alcohol content. But, then, there'...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling...A Lot
Replies: 25
Views: 735

Re: Struggling...A Lot

I'm ready to meet with our bishop, tell him where I am, but I'm not sure exactly what to say. I want to do things in the best way possible, so I could use all of your advice. I'm thinking of sending an email to just close family, a brief and concise email, just so they know. How well do you know yo...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Coffee 101
Replies: 36
Views: 950

Re: Coffee 101

moksha wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:20 pm
wtfluff wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:20 pm
The next cheapest espresso-like device would be a Moka Pot.
Usually, I'ma have a da urge for Twinkies when I moka pot.
Moksha Pot - is that anything like Colorado Kale?
Happy Feet with the Jazz Cabbage!