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by Newme
Wed May 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Apostate Quotes for Faithful Talks
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Re: Apostate Quotes for Faithful Talks

It's kind of weird that we now have home study in family groups. The institutional church actually warned us against "study groups" in the 80s and 90s because it led to apostasy. Steve Benson was part of a group that led to him running across difficult material. Well, that and knowing the true ment...
by Newme
Tue May 21, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie

I’m not an expert in forensic anthropology but I trust others are and reading how they came up with this typical Jewish man’s appearance in the time of Christ has merit. Christ/Yeshua was said to have blended in - looked similar to others and hid in Africa/Egypt. Back 2,000 years ago, there was les...
by Newme
Tue May 21, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

Someone posted this & cracked me up..: “When I was investigating the Church, a member told me "A good way to get insight from God is to ask a question, let your Scriptures fall open and point to a random verse and read it. " I really hadn't heard that before or since, but I tried it. " Is the Mormon...
by Newme
Tue May 21, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

2bizE wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 3:08 pm
This is very similar to lying to lessen the blow and then admitting the truth. Ie. jR Holland lying on the bbc interview.
I suppose some like Jeffrey take the truth to be hard?

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by Newme
Tue May 21, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Apostate Quotes for Faithful Talks
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Re: Apostate Quotes for Faithful Talks

I love this thread - and good quotes! https://quotes.values.com/quote_artwork/7399/large/20151019_monday_quote.jpg?1445210218 “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” “If ev...
by Newme
Tue May 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Apostate Quotes for Faithful Talks
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Re: Apostate Quotes for Faithful Talks

So, are you considering starting a stake fight club? My stake president is my age and in pretty good shape. He would be a tough fight. But I'm pretty sure I could beat his two counselors. I would be happier with a solid debate club but that's not going to happen either. :D It is proposed that Corsa...
by Newme
Tue May 21, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie

https://naqyr37xcg93tizq734pqsx1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/bruce-lee-quotes.jpg Artist's conception of confrontation with the fig tree: "You give me fruit now!" ;) You bring up one of Christ’s teachings that seems wrong. The fig tree didn’t have figs so he cursed it and it ...
by Newme
Tue May 21, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie

I've never been too sure about that artist rendition. So many people of modern Israel and other places in the middle east (Iran, Lebanon, Jordan) or even Saudi Arabia really don't look like that. Yes, I realize genetics change over time, and I know that those were made from a few skulls from that r...
by Newme
Tue May 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on tithing
Replies: 27
Views: 1106

Re: Thoughts on tithing

I hope all the ole bastards go to hell !!! This is not what Jesus Christ had in mind . In the past I have literally starved over tithing. I believe there is a special place in hell for false prophets !!!!! Yeah it seems there is. (Parable of the sheep & goats) There are now more lds outside of the ...
by Newme
Mon May 20, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Real Face of Jesus/Little House on the Prairie

Since I was a kid, I’ve had friends of darker color and now I have family, so when I discovered that Jesus (Yeshua) actually looked Middle Eastern as he was, it gave me some sense of - reassurance. It made all those times I saw people I care about be mistreated due to prejudice, less painful. Tonigh...
by Newme
Mon May 20, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New blog post- "But My Experience Was So Good!"
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: New blog post- "But My Experience Was So Good!"

Yes, that was useful, thank you! My TBM sister & I were laughing at how our dad & his siblings would argue about “what really happened” 50+ years ago. But it was a little bitter laugh for me because it can be so painful to be condemned based on misunderstandings and lack of empathy. Yet, once upon a...
by Newme
Mon May 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Moving on Up and Out!
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Moving on Up and Out!

Welcome! This place has helper me and others - as I hope it helps you.
by Newme
Sun May 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

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by Newme
Sun May 19, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

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by Newme
Sun May 19, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 27
Views: 684

Re: Nihilism

I believe in many of Christ’s teachings but not in scapegoating and other dysfunctional dogmatic aspects. Trivial aside. Scapegoat is a word that Tyndale coined in his 1530 English translation of the Bible. Not that its meaning was new, but now there was a single compound noun for it. But the Israe...
by Newme
Fri May 17, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 27
Views: 684

Re: Nihilism

Mormonism has been completely deconstructed for me, there is nothing of literal truth left there. Now I feel like I am loosing my Christianity, and there is only a very thin thread on belief in deity or life beyond this mortal existence. For the first time, I am having to face the prospect of true ...
by Newme
Thu May 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

:lol: Thanks for the laughs! I really need to find out who did this. Because I'm pretty sure that person is my soul mate. soulmate.png :D 1 Samuel 28:7 “Saul then said to his attendants, "Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her." "There is one in Endor," they said.” Endor was...
by Newme
Sun May 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Got Corbridged!
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Got Corbridged!

Join the club - of drive by talk shooting. :) Why do they do this? I’m projecting that they’re projecting and don’t know what they don’t know so they think what might help them might help others who have already seen more than they have. The best way to handle it is how you did - politely but assert...
by Newme
Thu May 09, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ruined relationships
Replies: 43
Views: 1504

Re: Ruined relationships

Another gathering. It’s painful, but I keep thinking if I process through it enough, I’ll get over it. But maybe I just need to let it all go. I think my mom is jealous and feels threatened by me, so her mistreatments are more about her than me. Being able to see - to understand my own beliefs, feel...
by Newme
Thu May 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

This is one reason I've always loved the Brother Jake videos on YouTube... they're funny, quick, and cover a lot of the problems (and apologetic responses) to some major issues. Thanks! I hadn’t heard of him before. He states - word-for-word sometimes - how many TBMs justify illogical & often uneth...