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by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I will try NOT to FIX you
Replies: 5
Views: 259

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: 1509

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: 6
Views: 253

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...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Beware of Murder Among the Mormons!
Replies: 12
Views: 1707

Re: Beware of Murder Among the Mormons!

Seems like you have a lot of tension, but also some dialog, which is good. One thing that helped my situation was to focus on the love and support part for my still believing spouse. Over time I was able to show her that I was still the same loving guys she had fallen in love with, decoupled from th...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I will try NOT to FIX you
Replies: 5
Views: 259

I will try NOT to FIX you

Regurgitated from LDSliving, regurgitated from a TBM friend's IG feed: FixYou.jpg The age old attempt to change words and language in order to combat the perception of recruiting into the cult or looking down on others as broken because they are not part of the tribe. It's an irony, that a religion/...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Oaks as the next Prophet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1155

Re: Elder Oaks as the next Prophet?

Does anyone else feel like that position of prophet is probably losing power over time to the lawyers accountants? Sure they let them play around with things like the name or letting missionaries call home or wear pants, but really, all the big decisions...probably not made at the top with codgers, ...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Pray for Rain in Utah
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Pray for Rain in Utah

Hold up. Exactly whom did you pray to? Was it the Flying Spaghetti Monster? I thought it was Red Ryder answering the prayers. Ha! Seems the veil has parted a bit and you’ve seen behind the curtain? Now go and get Eve to put on her rain coat and partake of the Chuck-o-rama buffet! Done! But was Cost...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thank God for Secularism
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Thank God for Secularism

I don't know if this current trend of the lessening religious power is forever, but I sure hope so. Tribalism has certainly branched out and fractured into lots of digital realms now, watering down the old institutions. But money and resources are still primarily held by the religious, political and...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Do you think Abraham ever visited the brewery to enjoy a pint?
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Do you think Abraham ever visited the brewery to enjoy a pint?

Well, what about those times the BofM talks about people getting drunk on this "grape juice"? It's like when you meet a BYU co-ed and offer her a ginger beer (but fail to mention there is no alcohol in ginger beer). Pretty soon she starts acting loopy and all that... concord grape juice may have be...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormonism Outta Context
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Mormonism Outta Context

Successful multi-billion dollar non-profit corporation is giving you the opportunity to earn the admiration of your peers and avoid social scrutiny in your Utah community. This is a two year volunteer marketing position somewhere in the world. Although you don't get to choose your location, we'll pa...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Netflix doco - Murder amoung the Mormons
Replies: 37
Views: 2789

Re: Netflix doco - Murder amoung the Mormons

It is probably time for a White Salamander statue to be placed in the Utah State Capitol, although the US Capitol could also stand to have this outstanding contribution from Utah as well. That statue could stand proudly with the statues of Martha Hughes Cannon (a Sister-Wife of George Q. Cannon) an...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Cis/Trans
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Cis/Trans

Good point bird man! I should have posted the THC molecule instead of that more magic one. No way, your psilocybin molecule would make us more creative... or at least more far out, man! I'll admit vitamin P packs a more creative and cosmic punch than vitamin T, but this past year I've unlocked many...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Cis/Trans
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Cis/Trans

moksha wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:50 pm
I suppose you could consider Colorado as a carbon chain if you had inhaled enough of an important Colorado agricultural product.

Wouldn't it be fun to take a ride on the Trans Siberian Railway?
Good point bird man! I should have posted the THC molecule instead of that more magic one.
by RubinHighlander
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: An Acid Test for Prophecy
Replies: 33
Views: 2283

Re: An Acid Test for Prophecy

And the members are falling all over themselves to accommodate them. A home lesson manual inspires tearful testimonies of an implied prophesy of a pandemic, even though the prophet failed to actually mention anything about a pandemic. "Prophesy" has suffered even more from redefinition than "transl...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Cis/Trans
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Cis/Trans

Hagoth wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:27 am
Another definition: in organic chemistry, cis indicates that the functional groups are on the same side of the carbon chain while trans conveys that functional groups are on opposing sides of the carbon chain.
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by RubinHighlander
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Maybe it’d be nice if everyone posted a very short intro who they are
Replies: 39
Views: 12850

Re: Maybe it’d be nice if everyone posted a very short intro who they are

There follows a novella describing my gender transition. "Very short intro" indeed. Be advised that I briefly discuss sexual matters. Thanks you LSOF for sharing that very personal and difficult journey you have been on! I've thought a lot about these experiences people have in our societies, our t...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: An Acid Test for Prophecy
Replies: 33
Views: 2283

Re: An Acid Test for Prophecy

You can conduct your acid test your way. I’ll use my own acid test. I come across a man claiming prophecy. I drop him in acid. If he survives, then he is a true prophet and I have to obey him. He his body is dissolved by the acid, he was a false prophet and we are better off without him. If he simp...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: An Acid Test for Prophecy
Replies: 33
Views: 2283

Re: An Acid Test for Prophecy

To go along with number 8 - the probability of the thing happening, based on trends or human behavior, tough to measure. It's like a stopped clock being right at least once per day, twice if you take off the 24hr measurement as well as AM/PM. That's one out of 12 or 24, not bad odds. Where history r...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Wife dropped a bomb on me
Replies: 30
Views: 3219

Re: Wife dropped a bomb on me

Fetchface, tell us more of the continuing after-effects. Well, we had a glass of wine with dinner the other night and my wife commented that she didn't really feel much different other than a warm feeling in her cheeks and ears. I told her that the biggest surprise for me when I had my first drink ...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The John Coltrane Church
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: The John Coltrane Church

Cool comments. Jazz Band was my peak experience in College, RH. And music can be very religious and/or spiritual for me too WTF. It just seems like the Church over controls it, like everything else. No Brass, no guitars, no pop songs, etc. Definitely no Coltrane. Back in my Ricks College days, our ...