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by Corsair
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The cost of serving a senior mission
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: The cost of serving a senior mission

Well, I'd suggest swapping wives with some of the guys who want to serve missions but their DWs don't want to leave the grandkids, but that might sound like the way things ran in the early church. Yes, you are right about the "broke" part. I wonder if the church would let the devout wife in a mixed...
by Corsair
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The cost of serving a senior mission
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: The cost of serving a senior mission

One of the firm changes after my faith transition is that there is no way I am serving a senior mission. I suspect this realization was one of the biggest for my wife. She wants to spend her retirement years attending the temple and serving a mission. I can support her if she wants to spend her days...
by Corsair
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: "If you read the BoM, your babies will cry less"
Replies: 12
Views: 146

Re: "If you read the BoM, your babies will cry less"

Unfortunately, that is exactly what happens: she gets a pass because we all know that we hear this kind of stuff every week and I'm sure each of those types of statements end up on somebody's shelf, and the rest just pass it off. I'd really just love to go up there and say "More obedience does not ...
by Corsair
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: "If you read the BoM, your babies will cry less"
Replies: 12
Views: 146

Re: "If you read the BoM, your babies will cry less"

"If you read every single day, I promise you that your life will get better. Everything will get better, even your babies will cry less!" Part of the reason that this is a rage inducing statement is that this bright eyed sister missionary will never be called to account for it. Try saying this stat...
by Corsair
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A philosophical look at God
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: A philosophical look at God

Ah yes, Blake Ostler. I like this guy because he truly is willing to defend orthodox LDS doctrine in a fairly public way. Have you ever noticed that sometimes we spend the least amount of time discussing the most crucial topics? Excellent point, Brother Ostler! What is a crucial topic that we should...
by Corsair
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member - wanted to say hi!
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: new member - wanted to say hi!

We are glad that both of you found your way to this forum. Seeing new members here keeps the discussions from getting stale. What was the search or link that led you here?
by Corsair
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Buckle up, apocalypse imminent!
Replies: 41
Views: 1179

Re: Buckle up, apocalypse imminent!

Don't worry. I got this. If I see Jesus coming I'll spray a garden hose with the nozzle set on mist towards a light source. That will buy us at least another year. This would be an excellent conspiracy theory. Any restaurant running "misters" to cool the outside is part of a secret cabal to prevent...
by Corsair
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Theory of Time and Trump
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: The Theory of Time and Trump

Is there a political candidate in the Democrat party that is not afflicted with a black hole of narcissism that could be an appropriate challenger in 2020? I'm a bit cynical about politicians in general.
by Corsair
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Seer Stone takes dinosaur ride???
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Seer Stone takes dinosaur ride???

2bizE wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:05 am
Rumor has it the Q15 vault has the very container used to hold Mrs. Marsh’s milk strippings.
It's a dangerous artifact because, "her milkshake brings all the apostles to the yard".
by Corsair
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just thanks, and here I am officially
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Just thanks, and here I am officially

We are glad you found us! By the way, how did you find us? What sequence of web searches or links or references or rumors led you to this website?
by Corsair
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Teaching salvation by grace as an unbeliever
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Teaching salvation by grace as an unbeliever

I love the table you made showing three operating theories of grace. The anti-math doodles on the bottom simply add the to the charm. I recently have been reading a history of the Protestant Reformation and Martin Luther would approve, as far as my reading seems to indicate. Luther was certainly a f...
by Corsair
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Relevance of Proclamation on the Family
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Relevance of Proclamation on the Family

Bremguy wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:46 pm
Any way, family is what you make it.
I totally agree, but this is outside the model espoused in the Proclamation on the Family. There is a pall of orthodox expectation that burdens families that don't fit the standard model.
by Corsair
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Do I have regrets?
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: Do I have regrets?

My opinion has changed 180 degrees. Everyone should resign. Why? So that the church can finally wake up and see it's losing. If everyone who is inactive that hasn't been back in years resigned, who would be left to home teach and reactivate? It is with sober trepidation that I agree with Red Ryder....
by Corsair
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormonism vs. impermanence
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Mormonism vs. impermanence

Reuben wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:15 pm
Mormonism is all about obtaining certainty and chasing guarantees. Secular Buddhism is all about embracing uncertainty and wisely giving up guarantees.
I really like this idea. I have enjoyed the Secular Buddhism Podcast and have found the ideas of impermanence and mindfulness very helpful.
by Corsair
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: Prayer = Gratitude + Meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Prayer = Gratitude + Meditation

This is a good model for an ex-believer that still wants to retain some connection to the social group. I have far fewer illusions about whom might actually be listening to my prayer. I find myself listening carefully to what people say in a prayer as a fairly honest reflection of what they truly be...
by Corsair
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I've decided I'm not going to church anymore as of today... Now what?
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: I've decided I'm not going to church anymore as of today... Now what?

I would be with you. The LDS church has virtually nothing to attract single men except for the chance to get married to a Mormon girl. I can't imagine being active if I were single. But you certainly have focused on one central problem of leaving a high demand religion. What do you do with your Seco...
by Corsair
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Gabola church
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Gabola church

Is there a church that specializes in coffee instead of beer?
by Corsair
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: KiwiMormon is officially done with Mormonism
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: KiwiMormon is officially done with Mormonism

ap1054 wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Where's Bill Reel stand these days? Does he go to church anymore?
Bill hasn't resigned, but he is taking a sabbatical. He was attending and had fairly supportive leadership.
by Corsair
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Meilingkie is divorcing
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: Meilingkie is divorcing

That's tough. Good luck in this difficult transition.
by Corsair
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: KiwiMormon is officially done with Mormonism
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: KiwiMormon is officially done with Mormonism

I'm imagining the statisticians in the COB working with the apostles trying to figure out how this might affect the demographics and financial standing of the LDS church after people like Gina Colvin and Bill Reel bow out. Both of them did so much to keep people engaged and they still ended up getti...