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by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Utah researcher: theory of religious influences in Utah LGBT suicides may be overblown

I haven't read through this in full but appears the Utah legislature has requested more research into the increased rate of suicide in Utah youth. Note the researcher states he is gay. Do you think the evidence is inconclusive and the reason for the suicide too vague to link back to religion as the ...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Infantilization of the mind
Replies: 19
Views: 482

Re: Infantilization of the mind

In American culture these things are not meant for children: -Adult beverages -Adult language -Adult entertainment -Adult situations -Complex ideas and alternative ideologies In Mormon culture these things are not meant for adults: -Adult beverages -Adult language -Adult entertainment -Adult situat...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: I told my husband
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: I told my husband

I have nothing but respect for you MM!

Now go and get Adam to partake of this fruit! Bwahaaaaa haaaaa haaaaaw!
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"
Replies: 40
Views: 1090

Re: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"

The wack a mole analogy is spot on. If doubters are the people playing wack a mole, then the church is the wack a mole machine. It changes doctrines, ducks questioning, hides from the members, and sits idly alone when grown ups walk past it. It's a children's game. It's an institutionally dishonest...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Not to Thread-Jack the doubting thread...
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Not to Thread-Jack the doubting thread...

The biggest step forward we could have in our discussions about these topics is if we could separate the facts from the conclusions and begin to have a meaningful conversation about the facts and then seek to understand why others might have a different interpretation and conclusion regarding those...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Please pray for Kish! He needs our help.
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Please pray for Kish! He needs our help.

God forbid!!! Now he wants a tattoo! Let's help him out with ideas. ✔️A large catholic version of Jesus on the cross? ✔️Masonic symbols integrated with LDS temples? ✔️A large destroying angel with a drawn sword? ✔️Mork and Mindy tribute to Robin Williams? ✔️A Phoenx rising from the ashes of a crumpl...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"
Replies: 40
Views: 1090

Re: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"

The wack a mole analogy is spot on. If doubters are the people playing wack a mole, then the church is the wack a mole machine. It changes doctrines, ducks questioning, hides from the members, and sits idly alone when grown ups walk past it. It's a children's game. It's an institutionally dishonest ...
by Red Ryder
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"
Replies: 40
Views: 1090

Re: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"

Is this circus the new standard? Apostolic dual talks with the wife by your side? Is this supposed to influence the young single adults to get married or just placate the believing Mormon feminists to prove that women do have worth in the church? And why is the message to the people IN the church so...
by Red Ryder
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Please pray for Kish! He needs our help.
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Please pray for Kish! He needs our help.

If I was his ward ministering teacher I would recommend delivering a six pack of something that violates the Word of Wisdom. The fact that Kish has decided on this mad taffy pulling endeavor while still at work is troubling. Have you seen his trunk? You would think his ministering teacher was a Sho...
by Red Ryder
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Please pray for Kish! He needs our help.
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Please pray for Kish! He needs our help.

Long time poster Kishkumen needs our prayers right now at this very moment. If you all remember he has left the church with his wife and beautiful family. He's currently watching the Renlund Devotional on YouTube and texting live commentary WHILE AT WORK! He's playing wack-a-mole with church history...
by Red Ryder
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"
Replies: 40
Views: 1090

Re: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"

The church isn't going away anytime soon. The system is too strong and will always ensnare "believers" who can't think for themselves to see the machine stamping out religious robots. Doubt is the latest ailment and sickness the church is peddling the cure for. Remember when they created spiritual s...
by Red Ryder
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Who said it?
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Who said it?

Which two words? and...... who is Russell Ballard? Perhaps adding the most important first initial to his name will make him recognizable. According to Wikipedia M. Russell Ballard was an American business man. During the late 1950s, Ballard was recruited by the Ford Motor Company to become the fir...
by Red Ryder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: DW's "Hell" Bag
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: DW's "Hell" Bag

Is it a "Time Out For Women" bag? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KBuhgYAxxBI/SRhUmLxGNCI/AAAAAAAADfo/LBu9dx6_LRM/s400/TimeOutforWomen+008.jpg I use the wife's 2013 addition TOFW bag for primary! Like this one here: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5hjkd3qAcDk/S978Bq8HtAI/AAAAAAAAAq0/EL0YGuyea0A/s1600/IMG_5536-3...
by Red Ryder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM: missing scrolls & catalyst theories
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: RFM: missing scrolls & catalyst theories

Can you post another link to your updated essay? It's getting pretty long (sorry). But it's action-packed! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LogowrocK8t2X9R-oXAUyte2Dg654Kjt40qOhleGrdc Thanks I noticed a minor typo. "actually actually" The canonized preface to the Book of Abraham makes it very clea...
by Red Ryder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"
Replies: 40
Views: 1090

Re: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"

Is it possibble that all this Doubt talk is really alerting folks to the problems and making things worse? I doubt it. These fireside are so vague and generic that they are now presenting "doubts" as meaning "lack of faith" or "undeveloped testimony?" Doubts in their mind means "Did Joseph Smith re...
by Red Ryder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM: missing scrolls & catalyst theories
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: RFM: missing scrolls & catalyst theories

...landmines" and "grenades" of truth must be kept hidden from us ordinary folks lest we lose fingers that we need for our testimony glove. That's a great quote. It'll be interesting to follow Bill's trajectory now that he's been exed. Prominent anti-mormon or content ex-mormon with a "mormon hobby...
by Red Ryder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: RubinHighlander's avatar
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: RubinHighlander's avatar

I dunno.

I see Moksha, John Hamer, and Ozzy Osborn in the first three pics he posted up top.
by Red Ryder
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Who said it?
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Who said it?

Let's play a fun game. Put up a quote and let's guess who said it! I want to smell you, want to breath you in. I want to hold you tight.... want to kiss your lips.... I am in love with you. I will show you with my body, and my lips and eyes, very soon, A). Donald Trump to Stormy Daniels B). Joseph S...
by Red Ryder
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Dan Vogel on Mormon Stories right now... really fascinating stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Dan Vogel on Mormon Stories right now... really fascinating stuff

He definitely doesn't believe but he's also corrected John Dehlin a few times when he's stretching a story to mean something it doesn't. You mean when he's leading and redirecting the interviewee to answer his question in a certain way? :lol: I still have to laugh at the FARMS review and calling Da...
by Red Ryder
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Moving on?
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Moving on?

Glad to hear an update! I wish more people would do this before fading into the NOM history books. Maybe we should start a "Goodbye, Farewell, See ya Later" mega thread that people can come back to on occasion to post life updates. Anyway... I've enjoyed our interactions on the old board and here to...