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by RubinHighlander
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: John Larsen and the handcart horror story
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: John Larsen and the handcart horror story

Has anything really changed? Definitely the valuables for the top brass are more hidden, placating handcart pullers with care and support at the local level now. But if you are on your deathbed and an apostle shows up, instead of a hand on the head to get out of your bed, it will be a handshake and ...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Who still believes in prayer?
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Who still believes in prayer?

After the faith crash I went all athiest and stuck to science for a couple of years, mostly still in that space. There was no tolerance for any monkey man made BS after begin fooled that bad by TSCC! Then later, I got into some experiences with nature, lots of herbal assisted meditative and psychede...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon fight songs
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Mormon fight songs

https://i1.sndcdn.com/avatars-000150397492-fvdi1i-t500x500.jpg We are all enlisted till the conflict is o’er; Happy are we! Happy are we! Soldiers in the army, there’s a bright crown in store; We shall win and wear it by and by. Haste to the battle, quick to the field; Truth is our helmet, buckler,...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: My Update
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: My Update

What a great thing it is, to see one of our friends here reach escape velocity with his family! Congrats!!! But as we all know, many years in that cult come at a great cost, mentally and financially. I think my DW and I will have issues to wrangle with the rest of our lives because of TSSC. But we'v...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Afghan refugees coming to Utah
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Afghan refugees coming to Utah

Maybe TSSC sees this as a way to gain some potential membership, fresh meat right here behind the zion curtain, cheaper place to do missionary work. I can see tithing bean counters figuring this out and doing their powerpoint to the COBlers. "Hey, maybe we just bring the non-members here and prosely...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Doctor prescribes coffee
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Doctor prescribes coffee

I have a testimony of this healthcare plan! In addition to a double espresso each morning and a tiny dose of psilocybin every 2-3 days, I add a healthy daily dose of herbal compounds: THC, CBD, CBC, CBCV, CBDV, CBGV, THCV, along with a few terpenes: myrcene, limonene, caryophyllene, terpinolene, pin...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Get used to disappointment...
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Get used to disappointment...

Faith not to be healed Faith to pray but know it has no impact on my expected outcome, roll some dice Faith to go to a church meeting with a hope you might get a nugget of inspiration, maybe a few points in the CK book or at least enough tolerance to make it through another mind numbing hour or two....
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is Trek gone for good? (I hope!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: Is Trek gone for good? (I hope!)

Trek is just a big guilt/humility fest. See kids, you need to feel the pain of your ancestors and feel guilty about how easy your life is; you should be more faithful like them and tow the party line! Older generations love doing this to kids, pound on them about how we did things the right way or w...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Handbook of Irony
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Handbook of Irony

nibbler wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:24 am
Uh oh, Hiram Page is saying he's getting revelations from a rock.

I feel another revelation coming on.
Or how about: "Crap, Ema wants another husband because I want all these other women, I feel another revelation coming on."
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New temple clothes
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Re: New temple clothes

I recently found my old temple cloths. Brought back a lot of bad memories. Now I am churning plans in my head for my own mockumentary or some kind of twisted Trent Harris style script. What have y'all done with your old stuff, if you don't have to wear it anymore? I found my wife's old Gs in a bag a...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I did it !!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: I did it !!!

Excellent well!
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Handbook of Irony
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Handbook of Irony

https://www.thechurchnews.com/members/2020-12-18/general-handbook-december-updates-new-policy-prejudice-200277 Latter-day Saints are discouraged from seeking miraculous or supernatural healing from an individual or group that claims to have special methods for accessing healing power outside of pray...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Beware of Murder Among the Mormons!
Replies: 17
Views: 3983

Re: Beware of Murder Among the Mormons!

Thanks for your response RH. How were you able to stop going to church and so forth initially without freaking your wife out? I'd still go with her. I had a stake calling that allowed me to skip a lot of ward meetings and stay off most of their assignments. The key to getting DW to attend less over...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I will try NOT to FIX you
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: I will try NOT to FIX you

Hagoth wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:26 am
And Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt not waste thy time on any man who claims he knows what God wants you to do. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt not give him money."
I want this bumper sticker! But swap Jesus with Jebus.
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Return and Report: Magic Mushrooms in the Desert
Replies: 48
Views: 3327

Re: Return and Report: Magic Mushrooms in the Desert

So, my experience - there were quite a few people, no guides, not being safe, not even sure what all it was laced with. Started great, some mild hallucinations, patterns on furniture, dots in the air. Yes - I did see "spirits", re-focused my eyes and saw faces in the smoke in the room. I was told o...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I will try NOT to FIX you
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: I will try NOT to FIX you

They don't know who God is. The don't know of his character or attributes. They guess. They make God in their own image, based on their own philosophies mingled with scripture. Nailed it! It's THEIR GOD that they made up to try and force on you. Their God can love unconditionally or wipe out a bunc...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Return and Report: Magic Mushrooms in the Desert
Replies: 48
Views: 3327

Re: Return and Report: Magic Mushrooms in the Desert

Whoever or whatever the Divine is sure makes it hard to be enlightened. Every one wants you to jump through hoops to get connected. Be nice to have a god who just would be willing to come have a chat with you. All the hype and drug induced euphoria is not my preference. Sent from my iPhone using Ta...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I will try NOT to FIX you
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: I will try NOT to FIX you

How about unconditional acceptance. That would really be much harder than unconditional love To love you must accept the non believer, the gay person, the non conformist as equal and deserving as yourself before god Criminals and doers of harm excluded. Get rid of religion and you'll make some huge...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Does it really matter ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3421

Re: Does it really matter ?

I doubt these would be significant concerns for a person experiencing a NDE. If NDE have anything in common with powerful trips using entheogens such as psilocybin, Mescaline, DMT etc, and there is evidence that they do, then applying our normal reasoning, logic, and the laws of nature as we unders...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...
Replies: 14
Views: 2090

Re: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...

It is super awkward, those mixed tribe situations with mixed faith marriages. There's no easy answer here. So you make excuses as to why you can't get together and life moves on, but there might be another approach to try. "Guys, look, I'd probably be into beer, but I'm in a mixed faith marriage. To...