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by RubinHighlander
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:56 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why Do I Still Feel the Spirit? (when I don't really believe)
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Why Do I Still Feel the Spirit? (when I don't really believe)

I got the reference to your camera based on all these years you’ve been talking about it and posted links to your IG. Just my attempt at some sarcasm Red. I've been known to drink a beer or two. But then again I've been know to do a lot of things...or maybe I'm just allergic to sweaters. https://yo...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Feb 02, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormons are able to gaslight themselves
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Mormons are able to gaslight themselves

I never thought about it as gaslighting, but the mental gymnastics I did to keep myself believing it all those years, that's pretty much what that is!
by RubinHighlander
Thu Feb 02, 2023 2:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormonism unchecked
Replies: 15
Views: 650

Re: Mormonism unchecked

They would probably also have their own language. Pay Lay Ale anyone?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deseret_alphabet
by RubinHighlander
Thu Feb 02, 2023 2:15 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why Do I Still Feel the Spirit? (when I don't really believe)
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Why Do I Still Feel the Spirit? (when I don't really believe)

I just added 2 items to my bucket list. 1. Hang out with Fluffy at a heavy metal concert. :evil: :twisted: 2. Journey into nature with Rubin! :ugeek: Let me be clear Red; when I said I was shooting the Milky Way, that was with a camera and not a white substance one might place in their nasal cavity...
by RubinHighlander
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:53 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Church of Psilomethoxin
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: The Church of Psilomethoxin

Hagoth wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:09 pm
I desire all to partake.
It is well!
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why Do I Still Feel the Spirit? (when I don't really believe)
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Why Do I Still Feel the Spirit? (when I don't really believe)

The discovery of the "spiritual experience" outside of TSCC was a big one fore me on my path to post cult recovery. I found it in a big way out in the Uinta mountains alone one night, shooting the Milky Way over Butterfly Lake. I call it the Cosmo. I've since connected with it in many ways and I fee...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:01 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Church of Psilomethoxin
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: The Church of Psilomethoxin

I'm still on the fence ATM on signing up, so I haven't looked at the application yet. The cost is $300/oz for a bag of their dried fungus that contains the magic molecules. This is just a financial decision for me right now, I have lots of other bills to catch up on first. Where the cost is about $1...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:41 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Church of Psilomethoxin
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: The Church of Psilomethoxin

This is a very interesting find Hagoth. So far I like what you shared about this church's premise and their setup. It's good to see more orgs like this that are not so much about preaching prescribed ways of spiritual healing but more about getting to results and safe ways to have a life changing ex...
by RubinHighlander
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: Consciousness

Wouldn't be interesting if their $$ motivation is actually an illusion created by higher manipulative forces, "at the bidding of vast, formless things that shift the scenery to and fro" ? (Edgar Allen Poe) [/quote] Exactly what I was thinking! The ultimate joke on the biggest egos: they were manipu...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:49 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Non-Christian checklist
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Re: Non-Christian checklist

I could only check a half dozen...I do like a good bloody Mary!
by RubinHighlander
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: Consciousness

Oofah, some cool rabbit hole content in this thread! After my experience in the great cult and other institutions, I feel I've made good progress in disconnecting from my ego, traditional sapient thinking and the philosophies of men. Like Haggoth, I mill lots of different possibilities around in var...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Fusion, salvation through science
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Fusion, salvation through science

Fusion has a long way to go, but this is an exciting advancement. The amount of energy they used to fire up all those lasers is way more than the single tiny explosion they made, in spite of what the click-bait headlines like to imply. Resolving all the remaining issues and scaling this up to effici...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is there a single unique truth claim of Mormonism that holds up?
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: Is there a single unique truth claim of Mormonism that holds up?

"The natural man is an enemy to God." This one was likely parroted, as were most of the other dogmas and ideas that JS wove into his complex tapestry of BS. This is the quote came to mind when I read the title of this thread. IMO the invention of God by men is one of the single most harmful ideas ru...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Impermanent Ward Relationships are Still Real
Replies: 13
Views: 607

Re: Impermanent Ward Relationships are Still Real

...condescenvy... I have never heard this term before and I love it, it's perfect. I have to give credit to FiveFingerMnemonic for that one. He's not on here much these days. I think it is a perfect word to describe what we NOMies and Xmos experience sometimes with TBMs; when they are condescending...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Explanation of Hegel
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Explanation of Hegel

Thanks Deacon, I also found that interesting. I'll be checking out more of her videos.
by RubinHighlander
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Impermanent Ward Relationships are Still Real
Replies: 13
Views: 607

Re: Impermanent Ward Relationships are Still Real

It can be a shock that none of these relationships survive when going thru a faith transition. There are a few exceptions, but I'd guess very few. DW and I still maintain some connection to a few TBM friends we made in our travels around this stake, having lived in 4 different wards over the years ...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Malcom X Quote
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Malcom X Quote

It seems the upper crust of societies keep coming up with more creative and subtle ways to keep crushing people, mostly mentally in these latter days. Like all other chances for life to evolve then become instinct on this planet, ours will play out as just one more failure or success, depending on h...
by RubinHighlander
Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 28
Views: 1285

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: 21
Views: 1432

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: 285

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 ...