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by Newme
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Extended Family Relationships
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Re: Extended Family Relationships

It’s truly heartbreaking how the cult has indoctrinated members to prioritize the cult above their own family.
by Newme
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Why would you want to help the needy ?
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Why would you want to help the needy ?

You honestly would be better off to have a family fund where your family contributes a tithe each month, and then when a crisis presents, you can distribute money from your own fund. I really wish I'd had this mindset when I was still a member of the Church. It would have made a big difference seve...
by Newme
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

I hope justice is served. But I hope so not just for this rich organization but so many others who abuse nonprofit status to avoid taxes and thereby put the burden on those more honest.
by Newme
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Chuck the Furch! A few days later and I'm still just as pissed. Same here. It is so frustrating that I can’t just say “F” it and leave the church. My family is so indoctrinated. Its not right that the church can hold my family and my finances hostage. Just fuming. I still remember the day when DH &...
by Newme
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

There was a good interview on radio west about this topic today. Doug Fabrizio interviewed a tax law professor who essentially said this is somewhat unprecedented in law and the worst case for the church is Ensign Peak Advisors loses their tax exempt status. Church itself wouldn't. Hm - it’s as if ...
by Newme
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

It will make the believer despise the members that speak up. It will further divide the non believers and the believers. Waiting for the new testimonies to show up on Fast Sundays proclaiming, "I believe the Corporation is true". I've already seen stuff online that amounts to, "I know that $100 bil...
by Newme
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD, YES PLEASE. Garments are the worst part of Mormonism and a constant reminder of the control they hold over you and those you love. And they are ugly as sin. How weird to know what each other’s underwear looks like. :lol: Where else could you take a chapel full of p...
by Newme
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

It will make the believer despise the members that speak up. It will further divide the non believers and the believers. Waiting for the new testimonies to show up on Fast Sundays proclaiming, "I believe the Corporation is true". ;) And technically, that is a more true statement since the legal nam...
by Newme
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

I have been trying to come up with reasons why the church would build up such a huge reserve. As noted, it can't be used in the millenium. The run up to Armageddon would also certainly lead to the fund being useless. Even a severe economic downturn would decimate the reserve leaving it virtually us...
by Newme
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Let’s forget about this for a second. What new policy or much needed change will be released to shift attention away? Please... no garments! no garments! No garments!!!!!! FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD, YES PLEASE. Garments are the worst part of Mormonism and a constant reminder of the control t...
by Newme
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Let’s forget about this for a second. What new policy or much needed change will be released to shift attention away? Please... no garments! no garments! No garments!!!!!! Hm... maybe... *Major humanitarian announcement or focus to make the church look better *1 hour church *Home-churching *Home mi...
by Newme
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Mackman wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:42 am
Yea Trump should join the church as they are both great liars !!!!!!!
... & narcissists. (& I voted for him - not the 1st time but when it was him or Hillary)
by Newme
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 6490

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Try this one...the church has taken your tithing and invested it. The church now makes more profit off your tithing than actually paying tithing...essentially, there is no need to pay tithing any longer as your tithing seed has now blossomed and is covering the need to pay future tithing...ah the b...
by Newme
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Houston we have a problem !
Replies: 23
Views: 1121

Re: Houston we have a problem !

Well after much thought I have decided to go ahead and accept full membership again. It means nothing to me but as stated I love my wife more than I hate the church !!! I am comfortable lying to a church that sits on $100 billion dollars while others starve. I am thankful that my own personal belie...
by Newme
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Houston we have a problem !
Replies: 23
Views: 1121

Re: Houston we have a problem !

God here. Doctor walks into the psychiatric ward and says, "Hi Bob! How are you doing today?" Bob says, "I'm NOT Bob! My name is Napoleon Bonaparte!" Doctor says, "Who told you, you were Napoleon Bonaparte?" Bob says, "God did!" A voice two beds down says, "I did NOT!" 8-) :lol: Did the voice 2 bed...
by Newme
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 54
Views: 3264

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

You're really making me interested in checking out runes. Carl Jung was a very interesting man. I learned about him in psychology classes, but they neglected to mention his mystical side. And I think his mystical side has a lot to offer. He really does! He is where we get the idea of introvert and ...
by Newme
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Close Friends Child Came Home Early from LDS Mission (Stateside)
Replies: 21
Views: 1099

Re: Close Friends Child Came Home Early from LDS Mission (Stateside)

Anyone hear of something like this before? YES! Read this: https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/vital-signs-paralyzed-by-faith That is actually more common than apparent. The placebo/nocebo effect - the power of belief affects us all physiologically. It’s not the only influence, but a significan...
by Newme
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New Year's Indoctrination
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: New Year's Indoctrination

I’d also probably just forget the forced dogma. Maybe just drop off a note to say hi with a small gift, saying you’re their neighbor and wanted to wish them a Merry Christmas?

Then invite them to NOM - “every member a missionary”! ;)
by Newme
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple recommend/ who should judge others
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Temple recommend/ who should judge others

No one on Earth can truly know what's in another person's heart or the strength of their character. That's why we are told not to put our trust in the arm of flesh. And you're absolutely right about having another human judging your worthiness. God is the only being who has the ability to see into ...
by Newme
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple recommend/ who should judge others
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Temple recommend/ who should judge others

Im having a real problem with church interviews for the temple and baptism. I dont feel like one man should judge anothers worthiness !!! I was looking for a scripture in the bible pertaining to this not finding any . I know about the one not judging others or you will be judged but what about no m...