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by RubinHighlander
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Major Depression Diagnosis by State
Replies: 11
Views: 273

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: 41
Views: 1117

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!
Replies: 28
Views: 980

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: 41
Views: 1117

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: 1015

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: 1401

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: 753

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: 3633

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: 2853

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: 2539

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: 1353

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: 1985

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: 1353

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!
by RubinHighlander
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What neuroscience tells us about Mormonism
Replies: 13
Views: 2930

Re: What neuroscience tells us about Mormonism

They were pretending to have a more profound experience than they really were because of the expectations of others. Is that Mormonism in a nutshell? That's really interesting! So the additional mental gymnastics that mormons do to keep their indoctrinated state of mind intact...they are not even a...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What neuroscience tells us about Mormonism
Replies: 13
Views: 2930

Re: What neuroscience tells us about Mormonism

They were pretending to have a more profound experience than they really were because of the expectations of others. Is that Mormonism in a nutshell? That's really interesting! So the additional mental gymnastics that mormons do to keep their indoctrinated state of mind intact...they are not even a...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: John Larsen and the handcart horror story
Replies: 12
Views: 3603

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: 1932

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: 1666

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: 1993

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: 944

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...