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by Thoughtful
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Define: Manhood
Replies: 24
Views: 528

Re: Define: Manhood

I don’t know exactly what Kish is asking for here, but this is a question I think about often. And I’ll put out a disclaimer right here that everything I am going to say has nothing to do with the fact that women are treated poorly in the church and even the greater culture has a way to go before t...
by Thoughtful
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Define: Manhood
Replies: 24
Views: 528

Re: Define: Manhood

This is borne out by that fact that many cultures around the world in Asia, Africa, Polynesia, Native America... recognize more than 2 genders. I'm going to admit I've never seen evidence of this in any issue of National Geographic. The photos might be taken through the lens of the photographer tho...
by Thoughtful
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Häagen-Dazs ready for Banning
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Häagen-Dazs ready for Banning

While you're at it friends, try a scoop of dulce de leche ice cream with a shot of hot espresso on top.

Not alcoholic, but you're welcome!
by Thoughtful
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Abducted in Plain Sight
Replies: 16
Views: 525

Re: Abducted in Plain Sight

They producers also stated that they suspect that there was more to the handjob, but that is all that the dad would admit to. Undoubtedly, they did play a sound bite of the father referring to it as a "homosexual affair." According to B's obit, he remarried in the 90's (temple) and was an ordinance...
by Thoughtful
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown
Replies: 27
Views: 699

Re: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown

Does your DD have a safety plan? I have worked in prevention for years and it's really difficult with teens because things go wrong and they just spiral. With the media, 13 reasons, etc, something bad happens and that's where their mind goes. So many kids have these thoughts. Im happy to offer what...
by Thoughtful
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOM 1st ward assignments
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Re: NOM 1st ward assignments

Moksha you are hereby assigned to come and shovel my driveway this week. If you cannot make it, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. MoPag you are hereby assigned to do my dishes this week. If you cannot make it, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. Wtfluff you are hereby as...
by Thoughtful
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Another devotional aimed at keeping believers from looking behind the curtain - this time @ BYU
Replies: 41
Views: 1081

Re: Another devotional aimed at keeping believers from looking behind the curtain - this time @ BYU

Things that are real will stay real even if you deeply investigate all the questions. Things that are true will stay true even when you examine all of the contrary evidence. This is such a tiny piece of critical thinking that would help SO MANY PEOPLE if they would only consider it. Your doubt is n...
by Thoughtful
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: To clean or not to clean?
Replies: 27
Views: 863

Re: To clean or not to clean?

Church buildings do not feel that clean. They are vacuumed, but don't really get CLEAN. Maybe it's being an adult vs a kid, but they feel kind of grungy compared to the longtime past. It reminds me of a McDonald's Playland. Cleaned, but not clean. Gives me the willies. Are church buildings ever giv...
by Thoughtful
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Just got back from the new endowment Powerpoint presentation
Replies: 25
Views: 1137

Re: Just got back from the new endowment Powerpoint presentation

If this is the best they can do to attempt to get millennials more engaged in the temple they've lost. I'm guessing the Powerpoint thing is a stopgap until they can make a new film, but even still the whole thing is just a slightly more palatable version of what we had. Yeah so my thought here is t...
by Thoughtful
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown
Replies: 27
Views: 699

Re: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown

Today at school one of my DD's friends overheard a conversation wherein a girl was accusing my DD of being a lesbian; which she is not. The girl spreading this rumor is from a TBM family from the local ward. We've had problems with all of our daughters being bullied or made fun of or being left out...
by Thoughtful
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown
Replies: 27
Views: 699

Re: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown

To take it a step further, how often is a kid gay and no one knows and the takes that secret to their grave? There is so much same and social pressure built up around it that a kid may take their life and never reveal the real reason for it. I know at that is impossible to track by definition, but ...
by Thoughtful
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: askreality - Deconstructing Jehova's Witnesses Control
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: askreality - Deconstructing Jehova's Witnesses Control

Isn't it amazing when you start to see similar patterns emerge both inside and outside of your paradigm? One of the first universal parallels amongst all religious foundations I was surprised by was seeing how often the founder succumbs to the power, money, and sex with congregation members. Michae...
by Thoughtful
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: To clean or not to clean?
Replies: 27
Views: 863

Re: To clean or not to clean?

You never agreed to clean buildings for the Church. The Church never asked for members' consent when they made the change. They simply pushed it on the members and expected them to comply. Even now in many wards they don't ask you to clean the Church - they assign you and tell you that you have to ...
by Thoughtful
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Having an 8yo baptism, or not.
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: Having an 8yo baptism, or not.

Today they invited her to activity days...
by Thoughtful
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: 7% decrease in Mexico's congregations
Replies: 20
Views: 683

Re: 7% decrease in Mexico's congregations

I'd like nothing more than to watch a few people's faces as the church actually implodes.
by Thoughtful
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Faith Crisis Report
Replies: 24
Views: 870

Re: Faith Crisis Report

Can someone clarify the evidence of a link with Elder Christiansen please?
by Thoughtful
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple evolution
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Temple evolution

I don't think HM will ever appear, they are trying too hard to be evangelical, which is odd because evangelicals have a name for themselves right now as backward politically. The only positive "skill" I see from the temple is the idea of quiet reflection to seek intuition. The initiatory has some po...
by Thoughtful
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mission age limits men vs. women
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Mission age limits men vs. women

https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-announces-new-missions-boundary-realignments?fbclid=IwAR1QZAEp9_qLgLjoh7SJsIG39sQKcXwk54jZsH5xCuCf508X5vEaLOyTiKM According to the mormon newsroom link, men serve from ages 18-25 and women from 19-39. Does anyone know more about the women age cap at 39?...
by Thoughtful
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Advice - Potential Visit from a Seventy
Replies: 44
Views: 1579

Re: Need Advice - Potential Visit from a Seventy

There is no way they will consent to recording. I'm sure they've been told not to, and they announce at conferences not to record. It's a liability for the church with Mormon leaks to have leaders on record. Of course, all the more reason to record them, IMO.
by Thoughtful
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Wacky World of the Word of Wisdom
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: The Wacky World of the Word of Wisdom

Is the guy in the beneficial insurance ad paying his tithing with a Chicken and 2 watermelons? It makes no sense to me beyond "black people are funny, let's laugh at them." It leverages racist stereotypes of the day. Here's how the thinking went. The man is in a predicament. He has two watermelons,...