Search found 566 matches

by Newme
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: on being outside
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: on being outside

Lots of good comments that have helped me too. I, too, am often going along fine in not thinking too much about things - and then something happens to remind me of how hurtful it can be. I suppose part of it is my own perspective and more to heal, but part of it is injustice like this. It’s wrong fo...
by Newme
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Blew up with DW "No more Tithing!"
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Blew up with DW "No more Tithing!"

Join the significantly free-er club! However, it might come with other costs. This tithing issue was one thing I told DH we had to stop - so we compromised & send tithes to those in need & raise our kids going to church. Then, when DH realized I was no longer considered temple-worthy, he threatened ...
by Newme
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I need some support. TW/CW child rape
Replies: 16
Views: 571

Re: I need some support. TW/CW child rape

I imagine this is really tough. I hope the best for you and your family. Several in my extended family (of my childhood) have shown to have issues too. Several have been involved with child-sexual abuse directly or indirectly (defended her abusive son & daughter - putting others in harms way), & som...
by Newme
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Unexpected and Unsolicited Spiritual Experience
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Unexpected and Unsolicited Spiritual Experience

I wonder what kind of understanding we'd have if we let go of all we think we know about who or what God is and just let God be God. I can accept that, with the caveat that God is an experience, not a person. I can also agree with Dawkin's characterization Pantheism as sexed-up atheism, to a large ...
by Newme
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Question about LDS Church
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: Question about LDS Church

Does the LDS Church (COJCOLDS) believe each person has the right to live a life of dignity with access to basic necessities in a safe and sustainable environment? No. If they did, they wouldn't preach to pay them (a multi-billion dollar corporation) before you pay your bills or buy food for your ch...
by Newme
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Soundtrack of the NOM
Replies: 129
Views: 11619

Re: Soundtrack of the NOM

Beautiful! :)
by Newme
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How are we not talking about this
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: How are we not talking about this

TLDR; thanks sisters for participating in my challenge. We need you! Love Wendy, errrr I mean Russell! Yeah, I get the impression that while Russel insists he is the head of the church, Wendy is the neck and can turn the head whichever way she wants. (Reference From Fat Greek Wedding) the first sto...
by Newme
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Dr. Laura gives advice to mormon couple
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Dr. Laura gives advice to mormon couple

I agree with a lot of comments. To introduce this news to extended family of not going to church any more - it makes sense to be vague and not too informative. However, in my case, I still go to church, pray, have fhe & serve in basic callings - but I’m less fanatic - no temple recommend & I don’t b...
by Newme
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: If you need a good laugh today!
Replies: 23
Views: 851

Re: If you need a good laugh today!

Image
by Newme
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: If you need a good laugh today!
Replies: 23
Views: 851

Re: If you need a good laugh today!

The photo just needs a thought bubble over Nelson's head - as he glares at that hat. It's a very solemn glare. It actually looks posed to me. Maybe he's overwhelmed by all the magic emanating from that old silk hat. Perhaps he wants to place it on his head and dance around? My first impression was ...
by Newme
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I have an idea for NOM!
Replies: 28
Views: 877

Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Random wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Newme wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:18 pm
:lol: I just whispered “Rock a bye Baby” and it is a bit creepy. :lol:
I got an image in my mind of a creepy clown when I read that.
Hi Random! :)
Somehow clowns went from Ronald McDonald and Dumbo... to Joker and other creepy clowns.
by Newme
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: God in the Waves
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: God in the Waves

I haven’t read it, but it sounds interesting.

Something you wrote reminded me... Carl Jung suggested that belief in an afterlife is psychologically hygienic - like trusting in the house you live in to not collapse makes living well more possible than if fear of the alternative gripped you.
by Newme
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: It's YOUR fault!
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: It's YOUR fault!

In a country where so many are looking to do less, a dose of compulsion to do more is not always bad. Just make sure the more has meaning, which probably has little to do with the church. But if you channel that compulsion in productive areas it could be a good thing. Good point. If you’re too extr...
by Newme
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: E.T. phone home!
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: E.T. phone home!

I think this is TOTALLY related to how many missionaries are coming home early. Years ago TSCC leadership bragged about how many missionaries there were in the field. Again, sleight of hand (or numbers) because out of that number, massive amounts were coming home early. Was it 1/3 or them? The goal...
by Newme
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How do you tell the difference
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: How do you tell the difference

Hagoth wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Does it come with a requirement for money and/or labor?
Yes...And does it require leader-worship as if infallible?
by Newme
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Unexpected and Unsolicited Spiritual Experience
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Unexpected and Unsolicited Spiritual Experience

Carl Jung: “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious... Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Huh. Most people I'm related to call it God or Satan, depending on whether it's directing ...
by Newme
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Unexpected and Unsolicited Spiritual Experience
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Unexpected and Unsolicited Spiritual Experience

That’s cool, Hagoth. I’ve had similar experiences - and as you implied they’ve also been serendipitous. One moment stands out - I had been stressed, which may have helped me appreciate more. One early morning I was on my way traveling when I was overcome with the beauty of the sun shining on the wa...
by Newme
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Unexpected and Unsolicited Spiritual Experience
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Unexpected and Unsolicited Spiritual Experience

That’s cool, Hagoth. I’ve had similar experiences - and as you implied they’ve also been serendipitous. One moment stands out - I had been stressed, which may have helped me appreciate more. One early morning I was on my way traveling when I was overcome with the beauty of the sun shining on the wat...
by Newme
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Soundtrack of the NOM
Replies: 129
Views: 11619

Re: Soundtrack of the NOM

Lots of good lyrics - more I still need to go through in this thread.

This one resonated with me today:
With or without you: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XmSdTa9kaiQ#action=share