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by RubinHighlander
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales of Tithing Settlement
Replies: 28
Views: 681

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: 14
Views: 1061

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: 1019

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: 655

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: 847

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: 655

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: 1271

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: 1271

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: 1896

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: 766

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: 766

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: 902

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: 485

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...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Doctor prescribes coffee
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Doctor prescribes coffee

I have a testimony of this healthcare plan! In addition to a double espresso each morning and a tiny dose of psilocybin every 2-3 days, I add a healthy daily dose of herbal compounds: THC, CBD, CBC, CBCV, CBDV, CBGV, THCV, along with a few terpenes: myrcene, limonene, caryophyllene, terpinolene, pin...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Get used to disappointment...
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: Get used to disappointment...

Faith not to be healed Faith to pray but know it has no impact on my expected outcome, roll some dice Faith to go to a church meeting with a hope you might get a nugget of inspiration, maybe a few points in the CK book or at least enough tolerance to make it through another mind numbing hour or two....
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is Trek gone for good? (I hope!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Re: Is Trek gone for good? (I hope!)

Trek is just a big guilt/humility fest. See kids, you need to feel the pain of your ancestors and feel guilty about how easy your life is; you should be more faithful like them and tow the party line! Older generations love doing this to kids, pound on them about how we did things the right way or w...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Handbook of Irony
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Handbook of Irony

nibbler wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:24 am
Uh oh, Hiram Page is saying he's getting revelations from a rock.

I feel another revelation coming on.
Or how about: "Crap, Ema wants another husband because I want all these other women, I feel another revelation coming on."
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New temple clothes
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: New temple clothes

I recently found my old temple cloths. Brought back a lot of bad memories. Now I am churning plans in my head for my own mockumentary or some kind of twisted Trent Harris style script. What have y'all done with your old stuff, if you don't have to wear it anymore? I found my wife's old Gs in a bag a...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I did it !!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: I did it !!!

Excellent well!
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Handbook of Irony
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Handbook of Irony

https://www.thechurchnews.com/members/2020-12-18/general-handbook-december-updates-new-policy-prejudice-200277 Latter-day Saints are discouraged from seeking miraculous or supernatural healing from an individual or group that claims to have special methods for accessing healing power outside of pray...