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by Reuben
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving nomies
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Happy Thanksgiving nomies

Happy Thanksgiving. So many memories, holidays - missing those who are gone, missing those who moved away. Just immediate family this year, and phone calls. Is it just part of getting older, an ache inside through the holidays? I think so. The older we get, the more we lose. I'm grateful for the lo...
by Reuben
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NFL Team in Utah?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: NFL Team in Utah?

Would “The Covenant Paths” be a good name for a NFL team in Utah? It may be a hard pill to swallow while sitting in the stadium on Sunday (fake Sabbath day stolen from Jews) and cheering, “Kick A$$ Covenant Paths”… If the latest MORmON Marketing Blurb™ were used as a name for the team, they would h...
by Reuben
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Families Floating in Hereafter
Replies: 16
Views: 1051

Re: Families Floating in Hereafter

Joseph did say this about sealings. March 11, 1844: "Joseph /W.W. Journal: Again the doctrine or sealing power of Elijah is as follows: if you have power to seal on earth & in heaven then we should be crafty. (changed to wise in HC:6, p. 253) The first thing you do go & seal on earth your sons & yo...
by Reuben
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Debate night live thread!!!!!!
Replies: 114
Views: 2638

Re: Debate night live thread!!!!!!

Also... What's the deal with "woke?" You know you're listening to a Fox News junkie when they angrily spout that word like it actually means something (Cardon Ellis). Can someone help me understand this better? It is obviously a derogative term that refers to people who are concerned about people o...
by Reuben
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Moved to the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Moved to the UK

I'm American, my mission was in Scotland, and I live in England. In contrast to the Utah wards I've spent the most time in, wards here tend to have a staffing deficit. Like lost said, they tend to focus on what works, I think mostly because nobody has the spare time to show off how righteous they ar...
by Reuben
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Families Floating in Hereafter
Replies: 16
Views: 1051

Re: Families Floating in Hereafter

It's also interesting to speculate on the exact mechanism of that separation. Presumably, if someone were to try to make an unsanctioned visit a family member they could not be threatened with physical harm. Is it just too far and you don't get a space bus ticket? Or is it another dimension you can...
by Reuben
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping the church spend its money
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Helping the church spend its money

That's where they have to get creative. Imagine a mother wrangling 5 autistic kids at church. Even if greatly reduced trust in other people arising from abuse doesn't make it hard to get to church - see people, connect, have a social life (what I think of as spiritual needs), and learn doctrine (whi...
by Reuben
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping the church spend its money
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Helping the church spend its money

To be clear, here in England, her basic physical needs are already being taken care of. My suggestion was to creatively outsource services to meet her basic spiritual needs. Apparently, my apostate suggestion to consider some of the Lord's filthy lucre as available resources for meeting spiritual ne...
by Reuben
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping the church spend its money
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Helping the church spend its money

Had an interesting conversation with my wife. She's in the RS presidency. A sister in the ward is divorced, an abuse survivor, and has 5 autistic kids (!!!). The RS presidency would love to help, but doesn't know how. I said, "I see this as a resourcing issue. What assets do you have? Not personnel ...
by Reuben
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What to ask the professor...
Replies: 19
Views: 1134

Re: What to ask the professor...

How to avoid the pitfalls of prooftexting.
by Reuben
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling bad for full time missionaries
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Feeling bad for full time missionaries

That’s a great observation Tangent. Looking back on my mission, I can see that I was blinded by the program. I was there to give people the greatest gift they could ever receive from God. The one true church on the face of the earth. Armed with that type of thinking, we couldn’t see it any other wa...
by Reuben
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Debate night: RFM vs Midnight Mormoms
Replies: 47
Views: 4156

Re: Debate night: RFM vs Midnight Mormoms

I dunno. I've only heard clips of them and they seem very problematic. They are, at their core, very insecure. They will do/say anything to prop up the system that makes them feel special and better than everyone else. This strikes me as kinda what the church makes everyone into. But maybe the big ...
by Reuben
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Now that we know Mormonism is a cult what do we do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: Now that we know Mormonism is a cult what do we do?

I know that Red Ryder and the Pirate (sorry can't remember his screen name :shock: ) have said that perhaps it's good to just not focus on the church too much within our families. I believe others have also said that they avoid looking at sites that have a lot of anger directed towards the church. ...
by Reuben
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2562

Re: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news

Early 90’s there was House of Pain. Now it makes sense that song rang through the halls of Helaman on repeat! Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin I came to win, battle me that's a sin (Snip) I came to get down, I came to get down So get out your seat and jump around! Jump around! Jump around! Jump...
by Reuben
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2562

Re: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news

I heard that Mormon kids on the California coast wait for earthquakes before they soak. Then there was that one couple in Southern Utah who were soaking in the back of their friend's Hummer while he went off-roading. He rolled it on a 400% grade and they were thrown out. They rolled down the hill, s...
by Reuben
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2562

Re: Soaking and Jump Humping in the news

"Jump-humping" is killing me. I am literally crying with mirth as I type.

I can't even finish the Post article. This is the most beautiful BS I've read in a long time.

Did they manage to get any believing Mormons to comment?
by Reuben
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Binding God
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Binding God

I think that nowadays, the idea of binding God is seen most clearly in conditional promises. They all take the form "If A, then B." I remember my parents telling us that if they diligently had Family Home Evening, none of their children would go astray. Now that 60% of us have left, I wonder if they...
by Reuben
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?

alas beat me to it. You need a few more verses of context to see it. You might even notice that Alma suggests that he has firsthand knowledge of how hard it is to repent of Corianton's sins. But people will proof-text, because people do people things. To answer the original question, where should to...
by Reuben
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple changes
Replies: 22
Views: 2172

Re: Temple changes

I’d love to see a drive through built in. Like a Las Vegas style chapel drive through. :lol: Would they do a car washing and anointing? Holy underbody sealant instead of holy garments? Would we start hearing stories of miraculous delivery from crashes, rush-hour traffic, and windshield chips? Speak...
by Reuben
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: General Konference Predictions
Replies: 33
Views: 2600

Re: General Konference Predictions

I'll give my standard, perennial prediction. You want a prediction about general conference, you're asking the wrong guy. I'll give you a general conference prediction: It's gonna be irrelevant, it's gonna be boring, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life. I see what you did there. https...