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by Reuben
Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What I'm most afraid of
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: What I'm most afraid of

I'm just asking.... wondering I guess. Looking for clarification. Is it the "rejection" that you fear the most? Or is it that even though you feel your opinion or ideas are correct from your perspective, that you feel others might be unfairly trying to manipulate you into behaving the way they want...
by Reuben
Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What I'm most afraid of
Replies: 8
Views: 778

What I'm most afraid of

Let me describe my current existential dread. It has nothing to do with death, but belonging. I'm terrified. I'm afraid that everywhere I go, there will be a majority of people who think that something about how I think or act - which I put a hell of a lot of deep thought into - is not good enough. ...
by Reuben
Fri Feb 25, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Patriarchal history and the much needed death of Mormonism and all Abrahamic religions
Replies: 27
Views: 1745

Re: Patriarchal history and the much needed death of Mormonism and all Abrahamic religions

Alas and stealth, STOP MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT ME. Goddamn it, you don't know what's in my heart and mind, but you keep pretending you do. Stop stereotyping me. Stop. Stop. STOP. I was going to make some more arguments in my defense, but anything I say will reinforce in your minds that I'm fragile ...
by Reuben
Tue Feb 22, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Patriarchal history and the much needed death of Mormonism and all Abrahamic religions
Replies: 27
Views: 1745

Re: Patriarchal history and the much needed death of Mormonism and all Abrahamic religions

Women in charge: good, because... ? Men in charge: bad, because they dominate and enslave women I don't understand this perspective at all. It seems to assume women are incapable of dominating and enslaving men, or oppressing them in some way. Is that true? Do we know how egalitarian these matriarc...
by Reuben
Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Patriarchal history and the much needed death of Mormonism and all Abrahamic religions
Replies: 27
Views: 1745

Re: Patriarchal history and the much needed death of Mormonism and all Abrahamic religions

Women in charge: good, because... ? Men in charge: bad, because they dominate and enslave women I don't understand this perspective at all. It seems to assume women are incapable of dominating and enslaving men, or oppressing them in some way. Is that true? Do we know how egalitarian these matriarch...
by Reuben
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Big Love
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Big Love

Also, I'm amazed at how many terrible things are a result of humans giving in to very old programming, at all levels of organization in society.
by Reuben
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Big Love
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Big Love

Has not some form of polygamy been around forever across many cultures? It is not remotely unique to mormonism. Maybe the eternal salvation part, but not the lifestyle in general. Biologically men want to have sex with more than one women. Its the best way to spread your genes. It promotes the surv...
by Reuben
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What's up at the MTC?
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: What's up at the MTC?

moksha wrote:
Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:45 pm
I am guessing they do not use masks at the MTC or if they do, they have to pen the symbols on the masks by themselves.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I laughed for 30 seconds solid, dear penguin.
by Reuben
Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Talk Help
Replies: 26
Views: 2580

Re: Talk Help

It's December. Ignore the requested topics and give some floofy talk about Christmas. Make sure to mention that Christmas is a plagiarized "holiday" stolen from pagans; and that "real" members of tCOJCOL-dS should actually celebrate Christmas on April 6th. :lol: Thank the stars for ~23.5 degrees of...
by Reuben
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Unwillingness to Apologize
Replies: 15
Views: 1680

Re: Unwillingness to Apologize

I think it's got to be more than legal liability. If it were only liability keeping the church from apologizing, it could still make some moves toward reconciliation. But it never does that. My condition for considering activity is that the church learn how to repent. I don't think it'll ever meet t...
by Reuben
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving nomies
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

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: 1822

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: 19
Views: 3225

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: 9034

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: 544

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: 19
Views: 3225

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: 1400

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: 1400

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: 1400

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: 2757

Re: What to ask the professor...

How to avoid the pitfalls of prooftexting.