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by Reuben
Fri May 31, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Lively discussion for NBI: Fighting for Jesus; where do we cross the line?
Replies: 27
Views: 826

Re: Lively discussion for NBI: Fighting for Jesus; where do we cross the line?

Individuals have a right to protect and sustain themselves. They're legally constrained, and further morally constrained, in what they can do. There are hard lines and soft lines, and sometimes the soft lines are more like wide gray gradients. Organizations are the same. No question. The church oper...
by Reuben
Wed May 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Going in for surgery
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: Going in for surgery

moksha wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:39 pm
Going in for cataract surgery tomorrow. Wonder how the world will look after that? :geek:
One of the first things my FIL said after his surgery was, "Hey! My arms have freckles!"

So cataract surgery will make freckles appear on your arms. Nothing to be alarmed about.
by Reuben
Tue May 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM Mormon Apologetic Lecture Series
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: RFM Mormon Apologetic Lecture Series

Consiglieri, my first exposure to you was when I heard you doing the apologist thing on a podcast, but I can't remember what podcast. It was when I was still trying really hard to believe, so I enjoyed your bullseyes. I suspect that if I had heard it a couple of years later I might have thought of ...
by Reuben
Mon May 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RMN meets with NZ prime minister
Replies: 27
Views: 1070

Re: RMN meets with NZ prime minister

I loved how they waited until almost the end to mention she left the church... The placement doesn't bother me much. For almost every reader except disaffected members and ex-members, it's barely important. What bothers me is the paltering: Ardern was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-...
by Reuben
Sun May 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Speed of Prayer Theory
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Speed of Prayer Theory

Or - and hear me out - maybe it's all made up. Don't tell the apologists about this defense! It is absolutely bullet-proof. If it's all made up, then it doesn't have to be consistent with facts and well-validated theories. Hell, it doesn't even have to be consistent with itself because it can be re...
by Reuben
Fri May 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 27
Views: 1036

Re: Nihilism

I call myself a Christian agnostic atheist. Here are my random thoughts. I used to believe my life had meaning only if I lived forever. Now I think that was pretty self-absorbed. I'm excited to imagine where nature takes the human race, and bummed that I probably won't be around to see it. I get tha...
by Reuben
Fri May 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: One More Please
Replies: 26
Views: 822

Re: One More Please

Just learned a new benefit of not wearing garments this week! We live in a rural, wooded area, a few acres of land, lots of yard work. My hubby used to get ticks in the crown jewels pretty regularly when we clear brush. But now that he wears regular fruit of the loom, no more ticks in the nether re...
by Reuben
Fri May 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Speed of Prayer Theory
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Speed of Prayer Theory

So if the sun can get its light from Kolob “through the medium of Kae-e-vanrash”, why is it so hard to believe that prayers can be received and answered instantaneously over that great distance? Duh. So... Kae-e-vanrash is subspace then? Cool. It also sounds like a skin condition you'd pick up from...
by Reuben
Fri May 10, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Speed of Prayer Theory
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Speed of Prayer Theory

He might delegate prayer answering to a first-degree celestial (a ministering servant) named Brian who orbits the Sun at the Sun-Earth L3 point. Turnaround time for answering prayers from the other side of the Sun would be about 33 minutes, if Brian stays on his toes. Add in a hyper-lightspeed accel...
by Reuben
Thu May 09, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Trip to SLC this summer
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Trip to SLC this summer

If you can do it, try to schedule a NOM lunch. It helped me tremendously to have at least one thing to really look forward to.
by Reuben
Thu May 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: One More Please
Replies: 26
Views: 822

Re: One More Please

i hate garments too! Why don’t we start a grass roots uprising! Ordain Blacks Ordain Women End Masturbation Interviews Sounds like it’s time to petition the leadership! G’s in the T’s? Everyone can post their garment horror stories and we can present a book to the FP! Yes! End the Ordination of Mas...
by Reuben
Tue May 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage
Replies: 68
Views: 1994

Re: Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage

This is a new kind of thing: Where a licensed marriage is not permitted in the temple, or when a temple marriage would cause parents or immediate family members to feel excluded [...] It looks like, in their zeal to narrow the circumstances under which marriage outside the temple is allowed, the Q15...
by Reuben
Wed May 01, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I have anger issues and need professional help!
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: I have anger issues and need professional help!

On Sunday I was sitting in the primary room minding my own business wrangling two kids in my primary class. Across the room sat Sister Sharon Stone. As she adjusted in her chair, and re-crossed her legs, I got a very unwanted peek-a-boo into her personal space and was blinded by her white and anyth...
by Reuben
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Liberal/ Conservative Dance
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: Liberal/ Conservative Dance

I used to be politically conservative. My faith crisis turned me into a rabid moderate.

Reading Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind further cemented my extremist central views.
by Reuben
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is everyone going to be white and delightsome in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Is everyone going to be white and delightsome in the celestial kingdom?

To be fair, President Oaks did say "or trivial." Race might be trivial, not temporary. You get to choose how to understand what he said, which seems to be a feature of discourse during times when doctrine is changing. Mormons are a strange bunch. It seems every other fundamentalist religion teaches ...
by Reuben
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elders Quorum Guess Who
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Elders Quorum Guess Who

1) Married all of his wives in the temple.

2) Received his calling and election three times because he pays 30% tithing.

3) Is made of meat.

4) Has done his genealogy all the way back to the Neanderthals.

5) Has enough faith not to be healed.
by Reuben
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Miracles - Why are they bugging me.
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Miracles - Why are they bugging me.

Next time, tell them about how God wanted to provide both me and DPRoberts comfort by arranging for us to meet in real life... because it turns out that he's married to my cousin! So many of these kinds of things happen among disaffected members that it can't possibly be coincidence. I know that God...
by Reuben
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: SLC NOM lunch: Wednesday, April 10, City Creek Centre
Replies: 28
Views: 795

Re: SLC NOM lunch: Wednesday, April 10, City Creek Centre

We’re meeting and discovering some of us are related.😲 Yes! We discovered that DPRoberts is married to my cousin. I've been to his house only a couple of times and that part of my family is huuuge, so it took me a bit to work out that his face looked familiar because we might be related... To cousi...
by Reuben
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: SLC NOM lunch: Wednesday, April 10, City Creek Centre
Replies: 28
Views: 795

Re: SLC NOM lunch: Wednesday, April 10, City Creek Centre

I'll be wearing a black t-shirt with "Since 1791" on the front. It's my favorite shirt to wear in England. I have a class that ends at 12:40, so that kind of puts a damper on it for me, but maybe I can swing by late and say hi. Please post specifics once you get there. We'll post as soon as we know ...