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by Thoughtful
Mon May 25, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 316
Views: 47447

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Alas, how are you feeling? Check in.... My daughter and I were tested in a community screening. We are both negative. At this point, I'm bored, tired, lonely, and uncertain about getting out and doing anything. I am debating on buying a major purchase like a truck/ camper/ hot tub or off sheer bored...
by Thoughtful
Mon May 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 384
Views: 52666

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Coffee with caramel creamer this afternoon. Unbearably drowsy so went for it. I usually don't take caffeine after 2pm.
by Thoughtful
Thu May 21, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple Initiatory: Men vs. Women.
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: Temple Initiatory: Men vs. Women.

Going through in 2000, it was just awkward and weird.

My endowment made me panicky though.

I agree with everything Alas said about the symbolism of God's daughter in law, but I didn't see that right away.
by Thoughtful
Sun May 10, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Church proposes new community near future Tooele Valley Temple
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: LDS Church proposes new community near future Tooele Valley Temple

I used to live in Tooele. The Erda location was controversial for a few reasons. 1- land was donated on the East Bench of Tooele proper, and the church chose Erda, buying land to do it. 2-The temple site includes an old mom and pop restaurant, that's being forced out-- they would have closed anyway ...
by Thoughtful
Tue May 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Which plant is more (or less) holy?
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Which plant is more (or less) holy?

Tea and (medical) pot are both holier than coffee.
by Thoughtful
Sat May 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Finally finished Brodie's NMKMH. Shaken
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: Finally finished Brodie's NMKMH. Shaken

I've said before that disaffected members feel betrayed three times. Once when they learn the truth. Once when they experience the social consequences of unbelief. Once when the church gaslights and blames them after it comes a little cleaner. I've come to realize that this is overly simplistic, th...
by Thoughtful
Sat May 02, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Greenleaf on Netflix
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Re: Greenleaf on Netflix

Now that I'm at a bona fide keyboard and it's easier to be a bit less vague than usual, the show is about an adult daughter and her daughter moving back home. The family is running a megachurch in Tennessee. There's wealth, tax fraud, political leveraging, sexual abuse coverups and payoffs, religiou...
by Thoughtful
Fri May 01, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Greenleaf on Netflix
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Greenleaf on Netflix

is pretty good of you can get past the fact it's pretty close to home.
by Thoughtful
Fri May 01, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Finally finished Brodie's NMKMH. Shaken
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: Finally finished Brodie's NMKMH. Shaken

I hate that this is so messy and so lonely. And that's why people stay. It's why my parents won't see what they know is there. It's why we don't want to "catch the monkey" at times. I'm glad my kids are out. I'm sad for the wasted years. Believing the best about people who were just taking advantage...
by Thoughtful
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: SLT reporting on Shanghai temple.
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

SLT reporting on Shanghai temple.

Looks like China knew nothing about this plan...
by Thoughtful
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 316
Views: 47447

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

With a vaccine, we would get 75% of us either vaccinated or sick and recovered (probably). With no vaccine but better treatments, it would happen slowly, in waves, until 75% of us have been sick and recovered (probably). Ah, yes; pharmaceuticals. So that means likely a year, maybe two or more... I ...
by Thoughtful
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Disgust
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: Disgust

I understand this analogy too. As well as disappointment. I don't miss the beliefs, they are toxic. I miss feeling like I had something special to guide me. I miss feeling the immediate understanding and connection with a shared identity. I miss not being completely disregarded for what I think and ...
by Thoughtful
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How are you holding up?
Replies: 20
Views: 1293

Re: How are you holding up?

Still happy to be in my home, with my family. Teenagers are super challenging at the moment. Distance ed has worn out its welcome. We are saving a lot of money not eating out I suspect.
by Thoughtful
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sunday Afternoon NOMference!!!
Replies: 169
Views: 6759

Re: Sunday Afternoon NOMference!!!

Both sides of the veil is a "we know things you don't, + pay no attention to the declining numbers on this side of the veil." Maybe they'll start making up for the declining numbers on this side by publishing the baptism numbers for the other side. 100 years from now, GC will be one old guy ranting...
by Thoughtful
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sunday Afternoon NOMference!!!
Replies: 169
Views: 6759

Re: Sunday Afternoon NOMference!!!

Both sides of the veil is a "we know things you don't, + pay no attention to the declining numbers on this side of the veil."
by Thoughtful
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Annual Statistical Report* Released
Replies: 16
Views: 927

Re: Annual Statistical Report* Released

*not audited https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/2019-statistical-report Looks like more of the same. I'm looking forward to what the statisticians sort out over the next few days. I stole this info (from u/curious_mormon on Reddit): Item Change Stake Count +54 Wards & Branches per Sta...
by Thoughtful
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Should we
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Should we

Also a lot of Mormon feminists' were hoping to get some sort of priesthood. Joy Jones stamped that out in her talk. So check on your MoFems too. They are going to have a rough day. I think you and I are in many of the same groups. Sometimes I wonder if we might already be fb friends, we seem to tra...
by Thoughtful
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Should we
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Should we

Also a lot of Mormon feminists' were hoping to get some sort of priesthood. Joy Jones stamped that out in her talk. So check on your MoFems too. They are going to have a rough day. I think you and I are in many of the same groups. Sometimes I wonder if we might already be fb friends, we seem to tra...
by Thoughtful
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Should we
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Should we

Start posting suicide lifeline posts now, or wait until the inevitable hateful talk is given?
by Thoughtful
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Donald Trump A Most Noble President
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Donald Trump A Most Noble President

Apologeticsislying wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:13 pm
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Yep. But on the bright side, he gets a trump rally every day.