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by Newme
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 2025

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

FreeFallin wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:31 pm
SavedfromJesus.jpgPolygamist.jpgwwjd.jpg
:lol:
Truth is often funny if it’s simply plain naked.
by Newme
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 2025

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

DPRoberts wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:39 pm
I remembered how I LOL'd at this scene when I was TBM.

Some people just can't talk about religion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TSXmj5FObY
:lol: More-man=Morman
Is that why the church’s focus away from the name, More-man?
by Newme
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 2025

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

https://i.imgur.com/wnyUsBa.jpg ;) Some might see the insanity in that. If it wasn’t jam packed with inquisition and crusade type threatening tradition, who would come up with that?? On top of that, interpreting literally is popular. https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse4....
by Newme
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 2025

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

:lol: Well, if God told him to do it.... ;) :D :lol: :lol: He assured us that he discarded that advice. Occasionally, when I’m puzzled about something and really need help in considering other ways of looking at things, I do rune cards. If many TBMs knew I used any type of “divination” tool, they’d...
by Newme
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 2025

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

In “Everybody Loves Raymond” Ray sees something unusual and nobody believes him. They continue on, oblivious & even blame Ray for even suggesting something so strange... but eventually, it is realized Ray was telling the truth. She’s the one... “the one true church”... or not. https://youtu.be/tCy9I...
by Newme
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Lunch with my apostate Dad
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Lunch with my apostate Dad

I can also see your own frustration of assuming someone would empathize. I ran into an old friend some months ago who has been inactive for years, because the old SP pissed him off. I assumed in the meantime that he's found out what I've found out, so I was happy to talk to him about my challenges ...
by Newme
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Lunch with my apostate Dad
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Lunch with my apostate Dad

Maybe he regrets how he approached his wife in regards to his beliefs, or the fallout from his actions were really bad, as he became apostate - and he doesn't want a repeat in your family (e.g. a nasty divorce). In other words, maybe he felt like he "poisoned the family" in some way, and doesn't wa...
by Newme
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New message about choosing to believe
Replies: 23
Views: 823

Re: New message about choosing to believe

Parts of this video resonate with me and come across as authentic, though I can't sympathize with the part that Palerider mentioned where he says that he found himself wanting to disbelieve and investigating further for that reason. That sure isn't a phase that I went through. (I also can't help be...
by Newme
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Shunning the shunners
Replies: 27
Views: 1690

Re: Shunning the shunners

Has anyone here cut out family and willing to tell the tale? ...Tips and tricks? It’s especially manipulative when there’s a mix of narcissism/BPD with cult mentality. They feel justified in whatever they do as long as they do the checklist the cult demands. And they feel justified shaming others j...
by Newme
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Tired and worn out of the Church
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Tired and worn out of the Church

I am soooooooo tired of all the mental gymnastics to try and make the church work But it just doesnt work because it is fake news , a cult corporation acting like a church. As many of you know I have tried for years to make it work even resigning and then forced back by my wife !!!! I applaud Corsa...
by Newme
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement
Replies: 42
Views: 1168

Re: Tithing settlement

Hermy nailed it. Extortion is one word that he might have skillfully woven into the fabric of what he said. Yeah, it is unconscionable to me how the church not only uses a big percentage of its donations for investing into interest bearing accounts for several years for massive development projects...
by Newme
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement
Replies: 42
Views: 1168

Re: Tithing settlement

lostinmiddlemormonism wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:57 pm
Why do you have to account to anyone for how you spend your discretionary income. Imagine for a moment if the local united way called you in at the end of the year to make sure you had given them enough money. How would you respond? Do the same thing here.
That puts things in perspective.
by Newme
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement
Replies: 42
Views: 1168

Re: Tithing settlement

Been down this road over the years. Use to try and make it all work out but it never did. Finally I just said no to tithing settlement and gave up my recommend. My family just had to deal with me not going to the temple. Same here. But I remember being so scared through this and generally questioni...
by Newme
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Out Groups
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: Out Groups

You point out how I should just let these things go (the first 2 anyway), and that's kind of the point of my post. I can't. I recognize that I should, but when it happens it's like lighting a match. I guess I can recognize the good while my little emotional tempest brews, then take the me time I ne...
by Newme
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm going to Hell !
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: I'm going to Hell !

Pretending to damn someone to hell - because they won’t subscribe to a certain religion is:
1) The adversary’s way of force, according to Mormon belief in pre-existence
2) Anti-religious freedom
3) Anti-God who according to scripture is “no respector of persons.”
by Newme
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I choose love, full stop.
Replies: 70
Views: 1910

Re: I choose love, full stop.

Blashyrkh,
You’re not alone in being shunned as a teen for appearances. I also listened to a variety of music - metal, rap etc.

Ever hear of Jim Breuer? He explains a likely scenerio not too far into the future regarding heavy metal... :)
https://youtu.be/ijV9Rt-rQoc
by Newme
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I choose love, full stop.
Replies: 70
Views: 1910

Re: I choose love, full stop.

So yeah, I have chosen my sexuality. We all do. Wow... I'm not sure what to say, except: You are the first person I've ever "talked" to who claims to have actually made a conscious decision as to your sexuality, so I guess you've updated my worldview a tiny bit. I’m sorry but fact is fact. Just as ...
by Newme
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I choose love, full stop.
Replies: 70
Views: 1910

Re: I choose love, full stop.

This subject doesn't impact me personally. The problem I have with it is a tiny minority demanding a majority change their beliefs. Let's take any subject that any group believes in. Should we demand that Muslims change their offensive beliefs? Southern Baptist? Catholics? Should coffee drinkers un...
by Newme
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I choose love, full stop.
Replies: 70
Views: 1910

Re: I choose love, full stop.

IF YOU DONT LIKE THE BELIEFS OF THE CHURCH AND IT MAKES YOU SAD THEN DONT BE A MEMBER!!!! I couldn't say what NOM represents today, but this is certainly antithetical to the original vision. But, then I really don't think this is an accurate portrayal of the base concerns. The stated concern is too...
by Newme
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I choose love, full stop.
Replies: 70
Views: 1910

Re: I choose love, full stop.

I wonder... If we all jumped in a time machine and went back 50 years, would you voice the same rant about black people? Skin color is not the same as deviated sexual preference. If you don’t understand that, then you struggle with basic logic, or maybe you haven’t given up the “blind belief” from ...