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by RubinHighlander
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 434

Re: Consciousness

Wouldn't be interesting if their $$ motivation is actually an illusion created by higher manipulative forces, "at the bidding of vast, formless things that shift the scenery to and fro" ? (Edgar Allen Poe) [/quote] Exactly what I was thinking! The ultimate joke on the biggest egos: they were manipu...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:49 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Non-Christian checklist
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: Non-Christian checklist

I could only check a half dozen...I do like a good bloody Mary!
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 434

Re: Consciousness

Oofah, some cool rabbit hole content in this thread! After my experience in the great cult and other institutions, I feel I've made good progress in disconnecting from my ego, traditional sapient thinking and the philosophies of men. Like Haggoth, I mill lots of different possibilities around in var...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Fusion, salvation through science
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Fusion, salvation through science

Fusion has a long way to go, but this is an exciting advancement. The amount of energy they used to fire up all those lasers is way more than the single tiny explosion they made, in spite of what the click-bait headlines like to imply. Resolving all the remaining issues and scaling this up to effici...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is there a single unique truth claim of Mormonism that holds up?
Replies: 17
Views: 825

Re: Is there a single unique truth claim of Mormonism that holds up?

"The natural man is an enemy to God." This one was likely parroted, as were most of the other dogmas and ideas that JS wove into his complex tapestry of BS. This is the quote came to mind when I read the title of this thread. IMO the invention of God by men is one of the single most harmful ideas ru...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Impermanent Ward Relationships are Still Real
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Impermanent Ward Relationships are Still Real

...condescenvy... I have never heard this term before and I love it, it's perfect. I have to give credit to FiveFingerMnemonic for that one. He's not on here much these days. I think it is a perfect word to describe what we NOMies and Xmos experience sometimes with TBMs; when they are condescending...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Explanation of Hegel
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Explanation of Hegel

Thanks Deacon, I also found that interesting. I'll be checking out more of her videos.
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Impermanent Ward Relationships are Still Real
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Impermanent Ward Relationships are Still Real

It can be a shock that none of these relationships survive when going thru a faith transition. There are a few exceptions, but I'd guess very few. DW and I still maintain some connection to a few TBM friends we made in our travels around this stake, having lived in 4 different wards over the years ...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Malcom X Quote
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Malcom X Quote

It seems the upper crust of societies keep coming up with more creative and subtle ways to keep crushing people, mostly mentally in these latter days. Like all other chances for life to evolve then become instinct on this planet, ours will play out as just one more failure or success, depending on h...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 28
Views: 1170

Re: Tales from the Heretic in HC

Fetching great stuff here Heretic HC! You might bring up the "Faith Crisis Report" research TSCC funded back in 2011, put some hard church sourced data against their angsty assumptions. https://faenrandir.github.io/a_careful_examination/documents/faith_crisis_study/Faith_Crisis_R28e.pdf Keep up the ...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 21
Views: 1338

Re: Church supports marriage equality

To me it really feels like TSCC is talking out both sides of it's mouth...again! They want the mainstream popularity and acceptance in the media while still holding on to their bigotry practices. I'm guessing their surveys to members have also helped put the pressure on doing this. How can they supp...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Friend of the Family
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Friend of the Family

Anyone else watch this series yet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsOjzWsO5ls I'm not going to give anything away, but I will say that as I watched this series it made me think a lot about Joe Smith and the methods he used to abuse young girls. There is a cruel irony here for these mormon families ...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: You're only happy because Satan won
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: You're only happy because Satan won

...there's no golden palace in an afterlife... I's settle for golden arches. Ha! I admit, I made a stop at McDs last night. We'd been working all day and had no energy left to prep a meal for just the two of us, so gut plugs it was. I don't think I want to see Ronald and friends in the afterlife.
by RubinHighlander
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: You're only happy because Satan won
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: You're only happy because Satan won

So, unless I'm misunderstanding these folks, they're saying that it is normal to feel miserable and unhappy in the church because you are constantly being tormented by Satan. It's a true statement! I was tutored by Satan and Angles my whole life in TSCC! These made up invisible beings that were alw...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Election day
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Election day

It was particularly depressing this round for me for some reason. If my family and kids were not here in UT, we'd definitely move out. I think it was all the crap on Mike Lee's BS with Trump and election distrust, all the mud slinging he did at his opponent and the fact that he still stayed in place...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Nov 07, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Does belief equal stupidity?
Replies: 31
Views: 1243

Re: Does belief equal stupidity?

I think the narcissistic ego plays into this in a big way, at least for some alphas or wanna be alphas. Being highly educated and a true believer in BS can be easily maintained, perhaps even contribute. You know it's true because you believe it's true and it could never be otherwise. If your ego is ...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Abuse is facilitated through church programs
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Abuse is facilitated through church programs

Yeah man, as Red pointed out, that temple experience in 1983 shook me to the core. After going through the creepy old man chanting and touching (yeah, I'm pretty sure I got my balls tickled, but it's all a bad memory now), then came the penalties and prayer circle chanting. One of the most Fd up day...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "The Unbelieving" Off Off Broadway Play
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: "The Unbelieving" Off Off Broadway Play

Awesomeness! It's been a very strange experience to grow up in a cult, so many years dedicated to the tribe, then face up to the big slap. It's definitely an experience many will never have and it's worth while to share it. I hope I get to see this play someday! I wept when I watched "Under the Bann...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church of the Far-Right
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Church of the Far-Right

Wow...it's actually pretty scary. Handmaid's Tale crap right there. It's a formula that has been working over and over again for our entire recorded history. Launch the nukes and bring on the planet killing comet, super right Jebus will sort it out.
by RubinHighlander
Tue Oct 25, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Armpit Crab story
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: The Armpit Crab story

Oh my gird up your loins!