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by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: Fantasy has its place
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: Fantasy has its place

As I exited TSCC and learned more about tribalism and the evolution of gods and religions, it changed how I saw a lot of the fantasy SciFi. Dune is a good example. Having read it back in JHS and HS, it was a total different experience than now. I can see the influence Herbert had in his life as he d...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Amateur Poetry Thread. Add yours
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Amateur Poetry Thread. Add yours

Here's one I cranked out while sitting in a work Zoom meeting this morning. Productivity! There once was a boy who debated Each time he gave in and masturbated Should he live in fear? Did Jebus shed a tear? In Heaven how would he be rated? Living in stress Year after year In permanent guilt and fear...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is Bishop really a 40 hour a week calling?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Is Bishop really a 40 hour a week calling?

During my last tour as an EQP I was told to give at least 10% of my time. So now the interpretation, like tithing. Is that 10% of all hours or just waking hours? Gross or net? Regardless, the vast % of that time is meaningless busy work and meetings, vs. actual help service to others. But this depen...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: No more “tithing settlement…”
Replies: 23
Views: 439

Re: No more “tithing settlement…”

Turning the mundane into a miracle easier than Jebus turned water into wine. Then you churn your followers guilt, fear, hope and tribalism into billions of dollars in cash and investments. It's like Monsters Inc., where they churn fear and screams into energy for their economy. Also, the word "settl...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Cannabis. What is my problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Cannabis. What is my problem?

Thanks for showing that chart on the compounds Hagoth. I have a similar chart. I bought an expensive German device a couple years ago that allows for exact temperature settings to cook and vaporized flower and or concentrates. https://www.storz-bickel.com/en-us/devices/mighty-plus I like to cook a b...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Baby Steps: I get to have more agency?!
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Baby Steps: I get to have more agency?!

I would avoid any conversations on it or it usually just turns defensive where each hunkers into their corner. I would instead, double down on being a great spouse. Don't give them any reason to make you out as a poster child for their Beelzebub. Your being a better husband and father should not be ...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Cannabis. What is my problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Cannabis. What is my problem?

I have a couple friends with this problem and even one of our daughters. Just can't find a place for this plant in their lives. The endocannabinoid system is complex and so are all the compounds in Mary Jane. I had been exposed to MJ clear back in 1977 when I was just entering JHS. The plants was pr...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Major Depression Diagnosis by State
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Major Depression Diagnosis by State

I read a study a few years ago linking the higher rates of depression in Utah to the high elevation. But the map above show CO as AOK, so why the difference? Legalized recreational jazz cabbage perhaps? I can personally attest from my experience and DWs experience of our 40+ yrs in TSCC that it did ...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mushrooms and Mysteries
Replies: 59
Views: 2783

Re: Mushrooms and Mysteries

Thanks a lot for posting this RH! Really helpful to know your experience. I'm definitely curious about this topic. I'm wondering about your opinion if it could help with traumatic memories or rumination of painful memories? So my DW lost her father when she was a teenager, he committed suicide, had...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Holy Fetch! (Update…)
Replies: 38
Views: 2192

Re: Holy Fetch!

A big congrats Red! One suggestion I'll make is to give her some solid ground to land on, that being in nature. Get out of town, go to the mountains, find a lake, do some overnights/quality hours out in the great outside (preferably on a Sunday). Get to some dark skies and look at the Milky Way. Tho...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mushrooms and Mysteries
Replies: 59
Views: 2783

Re: Mushrooms and Mysteries

Greetings fellow Sapes! Just stopping by to see how you wonderful humans are doing and saw Hagoth post up on one of my favorite topics. What a great thread! I love the QnA going on here. I too have become a member of the Divine Assembly. I've yet to venture to an event, but I believe strongly in the...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Support
Topic: FIGHT THE OLD DRUG: PURITY CULTURE
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: FIGHT THE OLD DRUG: PURITY CULTURE

It's all a male heirarchy thing - hold males to the same standards as females, and that would take care of a lot of it. Equal in nurturing kids, equal in cooking and cleaning, equally yoked in providing and protecting. Me and mine are slowly moving there, no longer living in separate spheres. Naile...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: In tune with Satan?
Replies: 13
Views: 1621

Re: In tune with Satan?

Satan must get equal or even greater ground to God for TSCC to keep the minions in a correlated check. TSCC constantly reinforces obedience, compliance, guilt, fear, defining "love" and "sex" for everyone, what the "spirit" is and how it feels, telling you how you should feel in every aspect of your...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Gendered God?
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: Gendered God?

I guess the Bronze Age men who wrote the Bible found it pretty hard to imagine anything more powerful and impressive than a king on a throne who could cause lightning and earthquakes. If my personal experience counts for anything, I'd have to say that God is a multi-dimensional fractal jellyfish-li...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales of Tithing Settlement
Replies: 28
Views: 4169

Re: Tales of Tithing Settlement

Hey, the Intergalactic Spaceship Nauvoo is not going to build itself. You will be paving the way for Missionaries in Space. Belters will just own that ship someday anyway. I think that will be a backdoor deal by TSCCorp. Then the top brass can collect the insurance and not have to drain anymore of ...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Why are temples going Moroni-less ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3090

Re: Why are temples going Moroni-less ?

As a TBM I always had a bit of cogdis over the gold Moroni on top the temples, seemed a graven image to me, like the golden calf. Also, why the hell would TSCC be buying all that low lying land in FL with global warming?! I guess if they bought most of it more inland, the value could go up significa...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Why does religion exist?
Replies: 12
Views: 2743

Re: Why does religion exist?

I think the previous posts here covered it quite well. Just a few brief thoughts: Tribalism is wired into our DNA. Religion and tribalism likely evolved together. Religion is a highly successful formula to control sapiens in groups larger than 10ish people, to try and ensure trust enough to make a f...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: An interesting way to look at the church's insane finances...
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: An interesting way to look at the church's insane finances...

Sharing another interesting facet to this thread, rather than start another one: https://medium.com/humungus/is-there-an-ozymandias-complex-because-i-know-who-may-have-it-91b3248f5472 This article talks about the billionaires now taking rides to space, specifically J. Amazon, how it does not seem to...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm just angry tonight.
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: I'm just angry tonight.

"Don't snort blow off hookers' backsides."

Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? :lol:

Reminded me of the Seinfeld where George has sex with the cleaning lady on his desk at work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB62oaOeqR0
by RubinHighlander
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: An interesting way to look at the church's insane finances...
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: An interesting way to look at the church's insane finances...

Thanks for posting up that link. I'd love to get my MIL to stop paying tiths on her retirement income that was already tithed when it was earned! The widows mite should stay in her pocket and not Rusty's huge golden vault!