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by Wonderment
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Resume fun
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Resume fun

The only positive aspect I can think of, is that he is trying to show that he has done volunteer work that entails some kind of responsibility. Sometimes, job candidates list volunteer work as a way of showing that they have experience in managing or supervising other people. The negative aspect is ...
by Wonderment
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Those Christian billboards
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Those Christian billboards

'm sure the intent is to scare the bejeezus out of you at the thought of meeting a vindictive God so you'll call the number, get fixed up, and open your wallet. My reaction to this is to say, "I certainly hope so, because he's got a LOT of explaining to do." This morning during my meditation I had ...
by Wonderment
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: MLK Jr.
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: MLK Jr.

The line “the church doesn’t work for me” is diplomatic and non-confrontational. Good idea. I like it because it allows us to speak our truth without having to be hostile or defensive. —Wndr
by Wonderment
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Who would you like to meet in the after life?
Replies: 28
Views: 539

Re: Who would you like to meet in the after life?

Hopefully, we will be able to meet all the people we loved and missed when they departed the earth. That is what a loving deity would do. - Wndr.
by Wonderment
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Joys of LDS Afterlife
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Joys of LDS Afterlife

I think she walked out on him a few thousand years ago when he started talking about killing their kid as a band-aid for letting a snake talk one of their daughters into eating some bad fruit. :D For men in the afterlife, it's like arriving at a 5 star hotel and being greeted by the concierge: " Go...
by Wonderment
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Joys of LDS Afterlife
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Joys of LDS Afterlife

Also, in my mind, I believe that the reason Heavenly Mother is silent, is NOT because Heavenly Father is so-called "protecting" her. It's because he's got her tied up and gagged in a basement somewhere. Otherwise, she would have never, never, consented to the construction of the afterlife as it curr...
by Wonderment
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Joys of LDS Afterlife
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Joys of LDS Afterlife

Not all can be bowls of cherries and rectangles of baklava. However, are we sure that was not just the lust-filled wishes of Joseph Smith and other hankering polygamists rather than an accurate description of the LDS afterlife? Has that idea been discussed since the time of Brigham Young? I would t...
by Wonderment
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Joys of LDS Afterlife
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Joys of LDS Afterlife

think many of the ideas of an LDS afterlife sound wonderful. You get to eventually be a god and have your own planet. You will be floating around with your loved ones (God will sort out all the visitations.... Unfortunately, this only applies to men who will get their own planet. Women will not hav...
by Wonderment
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Good Discussion with TBM Family with some Fallout
Replies: 22
Views: 796

Re: Good Discussion with TBM Family with some Fallout

Her coping mechanism is to ignore it as much as possible. A deep connection with me destroys that coping mechanism. And she's never been one to like connecting emotionally; she makes fun of text messages between me and others close to me where we are relationship building ("thanks for coming, that ...
by Wonderment
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Good Discussion with TBM Family with some Fallout
Replies: 22
Views: 796

Re: Good Discussion with TBM Family with some Fallout

Her coping mechanism is to ignore it as much as possible. A deep connection with me destroys that coping mechanism. And she's never been one to like connecting emotionally; she makes fun of text messages between me and others close to me where we are relationship building ("thanks for coming, that ...
by Wonderment
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Good Discussion with TBM Family with some Fallout
Replies: 22
Views: 796

Re: Good Discussion with TBM Family with some Fallout

My sister had asked her how she felt about the things I was saying, and DW broke down about how it's really hard but this is her life now. My good feelings disappeared instantly, replaced with a mix of guilt and frustration that DW not only won't allow these discussions with DW, but that she couldn...
by Wonderment
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "We don't say that person is gay..." - I'm furious about labeling
Replies: 36
Views: 1071

Re: "We don't say that person is gay..." - I'm furious about labeling

2. Please give us a list of people who "decided to go heterosexual." Let's start with you. When did you "decide to go heterosexual" ? -- Wndr. The earliest I can remember choosing my heterosexuality was in the first grade when we had a substitute teacher that was way more educated than my normal te...
by Wonderment
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "We don't say that person is gay..." - I'm furious about labeling
Replies: 36
Views: 1071

Re: "We don't say that person is gay..." - I'm furious about labeling

Each person is far to complex to slap a label, and most would consider it demeaning to label them by something that is considered a dis-order (against the natural order of things). How strange to have a parade for people with far-sighted or near-sided disorder. I understand that many people who hav...
by Wonderment
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Alternative Gospel Topic Essays
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Alternative Gospel Topic Essays

:D :D :D These are all wonderful ! What a GREAT thread! Thank you, RR and everyone for a real day-brightener. -Wndr.
by Wonderment
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is this the Church’s version of The Body Issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Is this the Church’s version of The Body Issue?

Thanks for sending this along -- but my cynical take is that probably some "liberal" wrote/ edited this issue and will be released shortly after Nelson claims that he never approved of it. Also, look at the cover illustration -- some woman who is not Caucasian is wearing an immodest top and probably...
by Wonderment
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: An update from Holland - the country
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: An update from Holland - the country

Congratulations on your new place ! That's great news that J. will stay in Holland indefinitely. I wish both of you much happiness and lots of fun. You are deserving of happiness after all the stress that you went through these past couple of years. Thanks for posting, and please continue to keep us...
by Wonderment
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Newest update on my brother
Replies: 41
Views: 1676

Re: Newest update on my brother

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Sending deepest condolences, hugs, and thoughts to you at this very sad time. - Wndr.
by Wonderment
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Letter.
Replies: 35
Views: 1330

Re: The Letter.

Thanks for the reminder not to quote any part of this thread -- good idea. I'm glad the "parental unit" did not reply with more guilt and shame. But, I'm wondering if the questions they asked are meant to be merely rhetorical and faith-promoting. For example, if they ask, "Have you thought about wha...
by Wonderment
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is NOM going the direction of some other online groups?
Replies: 50
Views: 2020

Re: Is NOM going the direction of some other online groups?

Just wanted to add -- I'm so grateful for all of our regular posters who take time frequently to post new, interesting, thought-provoking topics for this board. I know it takes time to think of an idea, then write it down here and monitor the responses. You all write so well, with empathy, humor, an...
by Wonderment
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is NOM going the direction of some other online groups?
Replies: 50
Views: 2020

Re: Is NOM going the direction of some other online groups?

I am not implying that politics can't be discussed here. However there is a civilized way of approaching it. When someone says "old-white men," yeah I find that offensive being an old-white man. What? Because I am old and white and a man my opinions and views are somehow negated? What if I were to ...