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by Palerider
Fri May 03, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to respond to believing spouse?
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: How to respond to believing spouse?

This is the child's event, not the parents. Do what it takes to serve the child's interest, even down to skipping baptism if so chosen. D&C 68 42 "For all men must repent and be baptized, and not only men, but women, and children who have arrived at the years of accountability." D&C 18 25 "And agai...
by Palerider
Thu May 02, 2024 9:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How to respond to believing spouse?
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: How to respond to believing spouse?

For anyone dealing with this "Stuck" situation I would highly recommend you watch this recent podcast from Mormon Stories. It truly shows the damage that comes from living an inauthentic life. But it also shows the peace and health that comes from having some courage. To live in fear is paralyzing a...
by Palerider
Wed May 01, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Psychics & Ballards
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Psychics & Ballards

Women are taking some control of their lives by trying to find something that works for them better than the lame-ass priesthood of their husbands. You know, I should have asked them if a priesthood blessing had been attempted, but Mrs. Palerider is kicking me under the table enough as it is when I...
by Palerider
Wed May 01, 2024 7:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How to respond to believing spouse?
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: How to respond to believing spouse?

In 10 years it may all be meaningless because the church is beginning to falter. Or..... On the other hand, in 10 years (if it doesn't collapse) the church will use your son's baptism as a bludgeon to guilt him into serving a mission and further enslave himself to the Corp via temple covenants. And ...
by Palerider
Tue Apr 30, 2024 9:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Psychics & Ballards
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Psychics & Ballards

We have Mormon friends here who have a Mormon "seeing holistic healer" who, over the phone, diagnosed the herbal deficiency that was causing the wife's hip problem from 110 miles away. "She's amazing", said the wife. 8 months later she finally went in and had her arthritic hip replaced..... She's mu...
by Palerider
Mon Apr 29, 2024 8:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Today was a hard day !
Replies: 20
Views: 864

Re: Today was a hard day !

Conman,

The psychological toll here must be terribly draining. Is this really better than outing one's self as a nonbeliever?

Does your own psychological/emotional health count for nothing in order to make everyone else happy?

You obviously love those around you more than they love you.
by Palerider
Sun Apr 28, 2024 8:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temples, temples everywhere...
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: Temples, temples everywhere...

Where’s the down side? Well, if there really is a God as they claim, and he really cares about the poor, as the NT claims, they could be in trouble when they die. But that’s a bunch of “ifs” and ironic that they are more in trouble if they are right about what they teach. That's the great thing abo...
by Palerider
Fri Apr 26, 2024 10:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temples, temples everywhere...
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: Temples, temples everywhere...

Attention future presidents: If you don't bring this mania to a screeching halt soon you will have a thousand temples waiting in the wings despite a membership that is actually shrinking. It's insanity. Just read recently that the church is too heavy on the money side and they need to use a bunch o...
by Palerider
Thu Apr 25, 2024 11:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Spaulding Theory?
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: New Spaulding Theory?

I saw this a couple of days ago and tried to post a link on this site. Unfortunately I couldn't access the NOM site. What's up with that?

Anyway I think Lars has found at the very least, a plausible or credible origin for the BoM and possibly a smoking gun.
by Palerider
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Resignation help
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Resignation help

Thanks Hagoth!

We'll see where this goes.
by Palerider
Sun Apr 14, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Priesthood DoorDash
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Priesthood DoorDash

I've had them call and ask me to speak in sacrament meeting and had them send the missionaries even when I've asked them nicely but firmly not to. The resignation letter was the only thing that seemed to break through the "I'm doing this for your own good" determination that envelopes the minds of m...
by Palerider
Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Resignation help
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Resignation help

Any truth to the rumor that a member can now resign electronically on the church's website or some such?

My dear wife is getting ready to pull the trigger. 8-)
by Palerider
Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The new throat-slitting
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: The new throat-slitting

True, you swear before God and Angels, but it is to Russell M. Nelson and Co. that you really pledge your life and allegiance. Am I wrong about this? You are not wrong. If you go back and listen to Rusty's closing talk, he makes a statement regarding "making covenants with God AND YOUR LEADERS." I ...
by Palerider
Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Best part of conference?
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: Best part of conference?

I was a little surprised to hear Nelson state that baptism will get you into the Celestial Kingdom but only temple covenants and marriage would get you "Exaltation" within the Celestial Kingdom.

I've never read that baptism alone, would get you into the CK.
by Palerider
Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday afternoon!!!!
Replies: 66
Views: 1922

Re: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday afternoon!!!!

Good makeup work. Great tan on a 99 year old. Looks surprisingly well for his age given how unforgiving 4K cameras can be. My wife and I both commented immediately that he's been "botoxed" and done fillers. Seriously, they've done something with him. That's pretty vain at his age. You know he had t...
by Palerider
Sun Apr 07, 2024 2:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday afternoon!!!!
Replies: 66
Views: 1922

Re: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday afternoon!!!!

No downside for leaving a cult.
by Palerider
Sun Apr 07, 2024 2:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday afternoon!!!!
Replies: 66
Views: 1922

Re: NOMference Spring 2024 Sunday afternoon!!!!

It's only "Apostacy" when the church one leaves is actually true....
by Palerider
Sat Apr 06, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Spring 2024 Saturday Morning!!!!!
Replies: 68
Views: 1497

Re: NOMference Spring 2024 Saturday Morning!!!!!

AllieOop wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2024 10:42 am
Who is conducting if none of the first presidency are there?
(Sorry if I missed that....just catching up now!!)
Oaks said some of the Twelve would be conducting as needed.
by Palerider
Sat Apr 06, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Spring 2024 Saturday Morning!!!!!
Replies: 68
Views: 1497

Re: NOMference Spring 2024 Saturday Morning!!!!!

Eyring.....

Still sucking up even at his age. Nelson is at home keeping track of who mentions him the most.