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by RubinHighlander
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithe or you'll be burned?
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Tithe or you'll be burned?

We used to joke around about tithing, calling it "fire insurance", but really, we used that metaphor as one more justification to buoy up our faith and pay it. Windoze of heaven and all that.
by RubinHighlander
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:17 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Sunday post church and post football
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: Sunday post church and post football

Amen and hallelujah!
The gratitude machine really works.
by RubinHighlander
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A quick update
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: A quick update

Virtual hugs and fist bumps Red! I'm so very happy to see your progress with your goddess. It's such a beautiful thing when a couple starts to get back into synch after going through something like this. Carpe Diem!
by RubinHighlander
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Question on Mormon Cooking
Replies: 22
Views: 6375

Re: Question on Mormon Cooking

Anyone ever tour the Lion House in SLC as a youth or kid? Remember that awful molasses candy they gave you at the end of the tour?
by RubinHighlander
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Communication skills
Replies: 61
Views: 43872

Re: Communication skills

Reminds me of the Mehrabian Study in the 70s, Alas. When communicating emotionality, it's what... 52% body language, 47% tone, and 7% the actual words? I'm sure I have the percentages off slightly, but that's the gist. Clarifying is crucial. Like are they mentally performing the perambulations from...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The church and Equal Rights for women
Replies: 15
Views: 3774

Re: The church and Equal Rights for women

I was barely a teen in 77, but I'll never forget the name Sonia Johnson and how much the church demonized her for standing up for ERA. She and some others actually stood up and verbally opposed the church leadership in a general conference session and it shocked a lot of people. https://en.wikipedia...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jan 25, 2024 10:24 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The 10 Commandments (JST translation)
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: The 10 Commandments (JST translation)

2. Thou shalt not make into thee any graven images except temples, which are allowed and bring glory to those who attend. You missed a part of the translation on the 2nd. A better interpretation is: 2. Thou shalt not make into thee any graven images except temples, which are allowed and bring glory...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church and State; Utah and Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 2897

Re: Church and State; Utah and Texas

...would require a poster or framed copy of the religious text to be at least 16 inches wide and 20 inches tall, according to the bill's language. Additionally, the bill stipulates any public school not displaying the Ten Commandments would be required to accept and display "any offer" of a private...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jan 18, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church and State; Utah and Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 2897

Church and State; Utah and Texas

https://www.ksl.com/article/50847926/utah-lawmaker-proposes-bill-requiring-public-schools-to-display-the-ten-commandments Really? Who the crap are these law makers? Michael Petersen, R-North Logan that's who. The 60s called, they want their state representative back. Looks like he might have a law m...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Dec 18, 2023 2:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The most correct book....
Replies: 25
Views: 9490

Re: The most correct book....

The dwindling thing is particularly funny because, according to the story, dwindling in unbelief is exactly what they did, despite Laban losing his head to prevent it. They started dwindling in the first generation when Laman and Lemual split off and they continued to dwindle until the final great ...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Dec 14, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Real people
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: Real people

If I knew I was going to be a god pretty soon because I got a magical foot washing I would probably be highly motivated to continue believing it. I've heard that foot porn is a lucrative business model in the latter daze... Just don't step on the hot George Foreman grill and mess up your career opp...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Dec 14, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The most correct book....
Replies: 25
Views: 9490

Re: The most correct book....

As far as whether the book's spiritual claims are correct, who knows? You can't prove or disprove the existence of supernatural beings and events. The biggest problem the church has is that it no longer believes the type of Christianity or godhead that is taught in the Book of Mormon. And the BoM f...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 12, 2023 9:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Real people
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: Real people

I'd dealt a lot with these types over my 40+ years in the culty corporation. I managed an associates degree, have been treated pretty well riding the tech industry wave since the late 80s. I live in a neighborhood of doctors, lawyers and folks that have a lot more disposable income than I do. I've e...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Dec 07, 2023 2:17 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Why Killer Whales Don't Eat Twinkies
Replies: 45
Views: 27537

Re: Why Killer Whales Don't Eat Twinkies

I listened to some of this Radio West podcast this morning, need to hear the whole thing, but it's some pretty interesting data about humans and food cravings: https://radiowest.kuer.org/show/radiowest/2023-12-06/the-end-of-craving It seems like the food, diet, medical, etc. industries fear and guil...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Dec 07, 2023 2:02 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Why Killer Whales Don't Eat Twinkies
Replies: 45
Views: 27537

Re: Why Killer Whales Don't Eat Twinkies

I’m interested in the inflammation reduction primary to alleviate low back pain from a herniated disc that flares up occasionally. I've been working on reducing my sugar intake. I love Coke and DP, but I've cut way back on those to just a couple times per month. As a regular dancer partner with Mar...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Dec 06, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Church of Climate Change in these Latter Days
Replies: 60
Views: 142369

Re: The Church of Climate Change in these Latter Days

In your personal common sense opinion, would the earth be better off with the atmosphere having a CO2 level of 200 ppm or 800 ppm? My personal common sense: - emissions from petro-based fuels is unsustainable and unhealthy for all living things on the planet (crappy air quality crappy life) - the p...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 05, 2023 10:13 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Church of Climate Change in these Latter Days
Replies: 60
Views: 142369

Re: The Church of Climate Change in these Latter Days

Dirty Bird wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2023 5:14 am
Hagoth

The reason I say this is because the field of climate science is still in its infancy stage and has a very long way to go before it is fully developed.

What is your background and expertise that allow you to make this judgment? What qualifies a science as infantile or developed?
by RubinHighlander
Fri Dec 01, 2023 10:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thom Harrison and "Visions of Glory"
Replies: 64
Views: 146994

Re: Thom Harrison and "Visions of Glory"

I just squirted an evil spirit... Oh my gods! I'm just over 3 hours into this podcast and it just gets crazier as it goes. You can't make this crazy $hit up! The culture of my mormon life here behind the Zion curtain, the culty corporation I lived in for so many years, just continues to surprise me ...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Nov 29, 2023 3:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Setting & maintaining a temple boundary
Replies: 19
Views: 8544

Re: Setting & maintaining a temple boundary

Joined the Army in 1982... I joined the army in 1981 - Ft Sill OK, Artillery; did 20 years in the reserves and guard. Sounds like you've already hit the wall many times over this topic. Lots of good advice here so I don't have much to add. If you did tell her you will compromise and go with her onc...