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by Red Ryder
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Home study church
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Home study church

He's a HAM! Half Assed Mormon There were plans to create a HAM discussion board but it was never finished. :lol: I was him the first 10 years of my marriage. Never went home teaching, never had any significant callings, never wore Mormonism on my sleeve. It was comfortable and the cost (in time) was...
by Red Ryder
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Shoot the messenger
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Shoot the messenger

There will always be a long list of disaffected Mormons who vocally complain about the church and it's leaders. It seems you can't develop a media product that publicly opposes, publicly exposes, and publicly supposes the church and Q15 are complete idiots. More importantly they don't want anyone to...
by Red Ryder
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Jensen teaches Epistemology
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Elder Jensen teaches Epistemology

This is typical Mormon speak, yes? “gradually over my lifetime I had developed a simple epistemology, or way of knowing, that informs and supports the deeply held convictions that I have about my religion. There are things I know are true.” My translation oops dictation oops revelation about these ...
by Red Ryder
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Who thinks Hagoth should apply?
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Who thinks Hagoth should apply?

Hagoth wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:48 am
We kind of have the white male demographic covered.
Full disclosure: I am NOT actually the guy in the picture riding that tapir.
So your not actually a Lamanite?

You should still apply.
by Red Ryder
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple Clothes
Replies: 35
Views: 886

Re: Temple Clothes

And now there are these rumors of them doing away with garments,...and changing the initiatory,...and everythign else? Its confusing to keep up with...this unchanging "pure ceremony" sh!t. Wait what!? I heard changes for the temple were coming but I heard shorter endowment and garments only in the ...
by Red Ryder
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Who thinks Hagoth should apply?
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Who thinks Hagoth should apply?

Hagoth you should apply to be on the panel. https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/9xctg2/it_is_time_for_you_to_be_heard/ It is time for you to be heard! Sunstone is launching a new weekly podcast to discuss Mormon related topics. We are seeking to establish a monthly panel to chat about whateve...
by Red Ryder
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The narrative is changing in real time!
Replies: 6
Views: 221

The narrative is changing in real time!

Anyone see this?

Shift to "dictation" has begun!

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by Red Ryder
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How did I believe this?
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: How did I believe this?

The repetition triggered my brain and I opened Pandora's box. In December 2004, the church sent out a new DVD about Joseph Smith and the First Vision. I'd seen the film strip version shown at all baptisms probably 100 times. Thanks to church repetition I knew that thing forwards and backwards. My 4 ...
by Red Ryder
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel--Disciplinary Court is Imminent
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Bill Reel--Disciplinary Court is Imminent

What happens if he does record it?

Would they go after him?
by Red Ryder
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Bill Reel gets disciplinary hearing - can't see that ending without him being excommunicated
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Bill Reel gets disciplinary hearing - can't see that ending without him being excommunicated

Hmmm... I got nothing. Expected to happen! Disappointed to see! Why can't the church allow for an open discussion and dialogue? If it's true it will hold up to scrutiny! If they are apostles, they will hold up to scrutiny! Kicking dissenters out only proves both above are false. They've kicked out t...
by Red Ryder
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Resignation Submitted!
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: Resignation Submitted!

Congrats!

Can you write a manual on "how to get your wife out?"

There's a few of us here who could really use it!
by Red Ryder
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Home study church
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Home study church

My wife has already expressed anxiety in regards to the home church time and format. They did a great job of dumping pressure on the mothers to make sure it's done. One night her mormon hamster wheel was spinning really fast and she laid into me for being such a church slacker at home. I just sat th...
by Red Ryder
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pedogamy
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Pedogamy

That's just horrifying. I won't lie - I would love to see stats of the age breakdown vs the country as a whole. I assume that's been done on some level by others, but that would be a good way to see just how awful polygamy was. So sickening... Someone posted this in reddit. https://i.redd.it/71xzlt...
by Red Ryder
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Connection to Christianity Waning...
Replies: 27
Views: 490

Re: Connection to Christianity Waning...

However, I now feel like I’m drifting away from Christianity as well. I believe there’s a loving God out there, but I think this can be the case independent of Christianity. This was me a few years ago, thinking I might try to just get back to some bible basics with Jesus. But the critical thinking...
by Red Ryder
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Connection to Christianity Waning...
Replies: 27
Views: 490

Re: Connection to Christianity Waning...

I say find the Christ narrative that best helps YOU in YOUR life. Take the energy you are currently using to untangle Christianity and use it redefine Christ in a way that will empower you. I'm still trying to figure out how Christ works in my life. I still have a lot of deprograming to do. When I ...
by Red Ryder
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Annual Membership Drive (my church)
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Annual Membership Drive (my church)

Raising arm to acute angle...

Giddyup!

Is it ok if we call ourselves Humans or do you prefer members of the The Great Big Universal Church of Cosmic Everythingness (and then some)?
by Red Ryder
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The other shoe drops for Sam Young
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: The other shoe drops for Sam Young

Sam is delusional if he thinks he's going to: A) win an appeal. B) be taken serious in an appeal. C) be given documentation to put on the internet. D) ever be let back in to the Mormon church. He's embarrassed the leadership of the church on a local level, a regional level, a national level, an inte...
by Red Ryder
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NPR broadcast this Saturday
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: NPR broadcast this Saturday

A weird thing happened to me when Elna was talking about how growing up in the church has ruined her sex life because of the tally of sins-second-only-to-murder that is always running in her head. The TBM on my shoulder started yelling, "well good! That's how it's supposed to be. Repent and come ba...
by Red Ryder
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: John Larsen to return to Mormon podcasting
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: John Larsen to return to Mormon podcasting

If DW left the church, I could walk away from all of this so quickly - especially the podcasts, reddit, etc. This board is just so much calmer that it's honestly way more constructive than anywhere else I've found online. Until then I guess I feel like I'm stuck in this purgatory on earth with no e...
by Red Ryder
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: John Larsen to return to Mormon podcasting
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: John Larsen to return to Mormon podcasting

I liked Larsen at his peak. Since then I banned myself from Mormon themed podcasts. There’s just so much new and more exciting content in the world now that my eyes have been opened. Did you guys know there’s a really big population outside of Utah that doesn’t even know what the Word of Wisodom, La...