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by RubinHighlander
Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 9
Views: 90

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: 20
Views: 655

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: 148

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: 341

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: 341

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: 336

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: 677

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: 194

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: 290

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: 493

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: 395

Re: The Armpit Crab story

Oh my gird up your loins!
by RubinHighlander
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Lab rat
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Lab rat

That was good. I spent about 30 minutes and answered their dozen or so questions. I like how they made the latter part open input and not just multiple choice. If I had been thinking about it, I would have captured the questions and my responses and posted them up here. Maybe some other NOMer can re...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Lab rat
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Lab rat

I'll take a look see; I might game to jump in and eat some special cheese.
by RubinHighlander
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Church of Hacker Day Saints
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Church of Hacker Day Saints

Hagoth wrote:
Tue Oct 18, 2022 2:30 pm
Oh no! Somebody might have my New Name and take my slot in the CK!
That would be an interesting breach, someone hacks TSCC db and reveals the top brass new names to the world. I'd love to see the fall out from that one.
by RubinHighlander
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: My Mushroom Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: My Mushroom Journey

Stealth! Congrats, high fives, fist bumps and hugs! Thank you for sharing your experience! Your descriptions were well written and made me emotional as you described them, because of my own experiences. You really did it right my brother, at least from my experience, you did all the right steps to m...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mushrooms and Mysteries
Replies: 75
Views: 7362

Re: Mushrooms and Mysteries

I'm very interested in dipping my toes into the shroom pool. How does one legally obtain a very small sample in AZ? Not sure how strict AZ is C, but I have obtained spores from a business there (mushrooms dot com). You'll have to grow your own or make a trip up to Denver if you have no contacts whe...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Oct 13, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Church of Hacker Day Saints
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Church of Hacker Day Saints

https://www.ksl.com/article/50494845/a-cyber-attack-breached-some-latter-day-saint-member-data-heres-what-we-know And put the onus back on the members who's data was stolen, a familiar pattern. "We have no indication that any of your personal data has been misused or published," according to the chu...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Were we all traumatized by being Mormon?
Replies: 23
Views: 979

Re: Were we all traumatized by being Mormon?

I've definitely still have issues, mostly around sex and guilt. I don't know that I'll ever be able to be fully open with DW about some things. Maybe someday but much of the past is too painful and I just don't want to go there anymore. If you browse all the mormon related content on Radio West, you...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: TBMs who turn to" Real Christianity"
Replies: 19
Views: 749

Re: TBMs who turn to" Real Christianity"

Amen to Hagoth's post! Fool me once...never again. I quickly recognized the repeating patterns of tribalism from my experience with mormonism and now I see it in most other religions, political institutions, nationalistic governments, and many corporations. My experience also helps me empathize with...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Oct 04, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s wrong with the cross?
Replies: 20
Views: 693

Re: What’s wrong with the cross?

My memories of the anti-cross mormon dogma are tied to the old temple films where a catholic priest is portrayed as Satan's minion, trying to lead us all astray. The great and abominable church theme rang strong in the 70s and 80s then they backed off and change the temple film. The whole graven ima...