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by Reuben
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormonism Outta Context
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Mormonism Outta Context

Marc, did you check whether Jennifer was wearing the underwear she got at the Renaissance Faire a couple of years ago? Don't be thick, I don't mean you should have looked . You could have put your hand on her thigh and felt for it. Dude, the most important thing you can do is marry the right person ...
by Reuben
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Registered at Target and Amazon...
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Registered at Target and Amazon...

Milestones represent happiness that life is progressing "as it should." Walk when they are 9-12 months. Talk when they are 18 mo - 1 year. Go to school. on and on. When they dont hit those milestones just right it is kind of distressing. Mormonism throws extra ones in there. From the outside perspe...
by Reuben
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Testimony Gathering Sister
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Testimony Gathering Sister

I've been wanting to respond succinctly outlining why I find what they are doing is disgusting. Participating in and taking ownership of your own indoctrination and that of your family is next level messed up. If they're complicit in their own indoctrination, there's no way they could accept your p...
by Reuben
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Registered at Target and Amazon...
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Registered at Target and Amazon...

Nostalgic Mormon guilt seems to have krept into my soul today. It's weird when that MORmON guilt pops up when you've been done with the COJCOL-d$-Inc. thinking for a while eh? BAM! Where did that come from??? :oops: Well obviously Red Ryder's heart has been pricked by the Holy Pricker. Nothing else...
by Reuben
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: John Gee and the GAEL
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: John Gee and the GAEL

I have lost motivation to engage in the BoA and John Gee discussions. Now that I know what I know, it seems like arguing whether the tooth fairy is able to carry only coins or if it can also carry folding money. Bills only, of course. Duh. As a child, I only experienced the tooth fairy bringing a q...
by Reuben
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Crap
Replies: 49
Views: 1276

Re: Crap

Linked, it sounds like your wife holds you to an impossible standard. Does she hold herself to an impossible standard? Yes, definitely. A conflicting, impossible standard. A lot of it is the standard impossible expectations for the mormon mom. I strive to give her space to develop her own standards...
by Reuben
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 521
Views: 20997

Re: Keeping up with Trump

January's Mitch McConnell: I won't allow the trial until after Biden's inauguration.

February's Mitch McConnell: Trump is guilty as hell but I voted to acquit because he's no longer the president.

Kentucky should be ashamed to have a moral coward like this for a senator.
by Reuben
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 521
Views: 20997

Re: Keeping up with Trump

I like the BBC's analysis on this. Here's an excerpt: A year ago, only one Republican senator - Mitt Romney of Utah - voted to convict Trump. This time, he was joined by six others. It's no coincidence, however, that of those who broke ranks, three of them - Susan Collins, Ben Sasse and Bill Cassidy...
by Reuben
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bad movie night: Twisted Pair
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Bad movie night: Twisted Pair

A famous dumpster fire named Twisted Pair has found its way onto Amazon Prime. Be warned that you can't just rent it. You have to own it. (At least in the UK.) IMDB summary: Identical twin brothers become hybrid A.I (artificial intelligence) entities, yet torn in different directions to achieve just...
by Reuben
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: An Acid Test for Prophecy
Replies: 33
Views: 837

Re: An Acid Test for Prophecy

... female "prophets"... While there were at least seven women prophets in biblical times, the patriarchy of the LDS Church now insists that God has become misogynistic, meaning He supports the Brethren's views. https://statics.ccma.cat/multimedia/jpg/6/8/1456938552086.jpg It requires some explaini...
by Reuben
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Crap
Replies: 49
Views: 1276

Re: Crap

Linked, it sounds like your wife holds you to an impossible standard. Does she hold herself to an impossible standard? It also sounds like she imagines that other people hold you to an impossible standard. Does she imagine that other people hold her to an impossible standard? Does she think she meet...
by Reuben
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Crap
Replies: 49
Views: 1276

Re: Crap

... I'm sure this plays out a lot in many relationships... Damned if you do; Damned if you don't. Once again, I know the feeling . Being up-front and honest causes strife. Being dishonest ("keeping secrets") about seed/bean-infusion drinking (as an example) causes strife. What's a normal human bein...
by Reuben
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A VERY tight translation
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: A VERY tight translation

What is with you guys, insisting that they evaluate all of the available evidence to see how well it fits with a theory? How are they supposed to wriggle out from between the rock and the hard place if you take away the grease?
by Reuben
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Maintaining Majority to keep in Power
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Maintaining Majority to keep in Power

I've seen many arguments between an atheist (of some kind) and a theist (of some kind), where the theist asserts that the atheist needs spirituality or faith, and the atheist says no way. IMO the disconnect comes down to definitions. I think the theist is usually using broad definitions, such as spi...
by Reuben
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nelson Gets Vaccinated
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: Nelson Gets Vaccinated

I was moved by this quote from the LDS/Freedom forum :? : "This isn't a vaccine as much as it is a technology...a technology that seems to want to mimic, and bypass your G*d given immune system. I have often thought this year about the Word of Wisdom and what role it plays in all of this. 4 Behold,...
by Reuben
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: April Conference and the Elephant in the Chapel
Replies: 25
Views: 951

Re: April Conference and the Elephant in the Chapel

I am predicting that there will some ambiguous denouncement that is easily ignored by the most aggressive, conservative members but will give cover to progressive Mormons who don't want to be associated with those elements. They seem to be able to craft their responses to real-world problems that h...
by Reuben
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nelson Gets Vaccinated
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: Nelson Gets Vaccinated

I am happy that all the 80-year-old plus Brethren got vaccinated. It sets a good example for vaccination-shy Church members. Agree strongly. The leadership of an organization greatly influence its tone and culture, and I like to see this one pulled a little away from conspiracy theories and science...
by Reuben
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 521
Views: 20997

Re: Keeping up with Trump

It is really frustrating to some that they cannot control what I think. I have worked to explain that we don't believe because it's true, we believe to MAKE IT TRUE. I understand this and agree with you. We make reality by believing in a different one. I also think it's a good idea to distinguish b...
by Reuben
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Priesthood vs. Energy Healing
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: Priesthood vs. Energy Healing

"Brother Heber Q. Buttock, by the power of the Melchizedek priesthood, I place my hands upon your, uh, your... drawers, maybe? and seal this, uh, oh God... I mean, O God, hear the words of my mouth, and seal this anointing that I mightily pray remains anointed for the time being, so do please clench...