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by Red Ryder
Tue May 11, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Lords Battalion
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: The Lords Battalion

June 13, there is a church-wide youth lesson on "Avoiding pornography". True to form the manual doesn't say anything helpful either way, it just quotes scripture about how lust = adultery, and refences old talks that talk about how addictive it is if you take one step in the wrong direction, that y...
by Red Ryder
Mon May 10, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The Lords Battalion
Replies: 6
Views: 220

The Lords Battalion

It's 7:00 am Sunday morning when my phone rings waking me from my slumber. It's the Bishop. He needs me to come down to the ward house for another intervention. I jump in the shower, find a pair of clean garments on the couch wondering why the wife didn't get the laundry put away yet. I find my suit...
by Red Ryder
Sat May 08, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The fall of Communism/Mormonism
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: The fall of Communism/Mormonism

With 130 billion in the bank they can survive for a ling time. Agreed. The church ideology can fade but the organization will perpetuate forever. As long as they continue to build temples, hold no audience conferences, and self report their numbers, the church will never fail. A Potemkin village of...
by Red Ryder
Thu May 06, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New Apologetic Movie: Witnesses
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: New Apologetic Movie: Witnesses

wtfluff wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 9:02 pm
How many of the "witnesses" never "lost their "testimony" of the Voree Plates?
I confess I don’t know my Strangite doctrine like I used to. Can someone please translate for me?

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by Red Ryder
Thu May 06, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 656
Views: 154984

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

President Nelson could really make an effort to get the Utah Mormons to vaccinate if he had another policy change revelation that required vaccinations as part of the temple recommend process. Russ, go get the light pen and politely ask Wendy to leave the room again! New CDC data shows that vaccine ...
by Red Ryder
Thu May 06, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Garments and Temple recommend interview
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: Garments and Temple recommend interview

2bizE wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 10:01 am
Then after the question, the interviewer must read you a big paragraph on how the church wants you to wear them.
Is this online anywhere? I googled but didn’t wade through all the Mitt Romney and Mormonboyz garment porn results.

Curious to find where to read this.
by Red Ryder
Wed May 05, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Garments and Temple recommend interview
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: Garments and Temple recommend interview

I have nothing to add here except that I hate garments with a passion that is unrivaled... except I believe maybe Red Ryder. Ha ha ha ha ha! I’ve been doing a deep dive into why I hate them so much even though I’ve stopped wearing them but rather than rant I’ll stick to the OP. First, I believe tha...
by Red Ryder
Tue May 04, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is forgiveness required?
Replies: 19
Views: 549

Re: Is forgiveness required?

Thank you both for your thoughts. I need to process some more and then come back to this. A friend is sorting through childhood trauma and the common response seems to be to forgive the offender. I’ve argued back there’s no need but they have church/Christian indoctrination that persuades them they ...
by Red Ryder
Tue May 04, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 453
Views: 111654

Re: What are you drinking right now?

PBR. Yes. You heard that right. Pabst Blue Ribbon. Out of the can. My god what have I become? I got a heads up about a Rosebud thread on MD so I logged into the mormon underground to see what the hullabub was all about. Been awhile since I have visited the boards and decided to check over here and ...
by Red Ryder
Tue May 04, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: God vs Satan
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: God vs Satan

Satan doesn’t exist. As Ghost mentioned, he’s a figment of God’s imagination to bolster his story telling powers. God is probably just a mild mannered, extremely boring accountant trying to reconcile his real life with his imagination. Thus he created an anti-Christ named Stan, who gets to lead peop...
by Red Ryder
Mon May 03, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is forgiveness required?
Replies: 19
Views: 549

Re: Is forgiveness required?

Sometimes after years of abuse, even if the abuser is a church, you stay angry because you keep finding ways that the abuser screwed up your life. So, with each new discovery of how something screwed up your life, you go through the anger stage all over again. Like layers to an onion, each layer yo...
by Red Ryder
Mon May 03, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is forgiveness required?
Replies: 19
Views: 549

Re: Is forgiveness required?

See, forgiveness is putting away anger, and anger is not a bad emotion. It has a purpose. It is designed to protect you. When you are angry at someone who hurt you, you stay away from them and prevent being hurt again. Being angry says that other person caused the hurt, so you avoid self blame. So,...
by Red Ryder
Mon May 03, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What do you believe about it now?
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: What do you believe about it now?

Wait a minute...

We’re not supposed to be rehearsing our doubts with each other. :lol:
by Red Ryder
Sun May 02, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Update from the village
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Update from the village

Glad to have met you in person Malcolm. Here’s my advice. Just be honest and tell everyone your not going back. Your taking a continued sabbatical after having the year off for Covid. Then go live your life and move on. No need for details or lists of issues. Or even for validation. “The church no l...
by Red Ryder
Sun May 02, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is forgiveness required?
Replies: 19
Views: 549

Is forgiveness required?

Without giving much context and hypothetically speaking, if I have been extremely wronged, traumatized, or taken advantage of by another person; am I required to forgive in order to heal and move forward? It seems that the common answer people give is yes. You must forgive in order to forget and mov...
by Red Ryder
Sun May 02, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What do you believe about it now?
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: What do you believe about it now?

Teachings of an opportunistic man mingled with scripture that evolved into an Institutionally dishonest corporate media, real estate, and investment empire. To be fair, I think all religious narratives have the same beginnings. A man/women who claims to talk to God on everyone else’s behalf and teac...
by Red Ryder
Sat May 01, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Kwaku, FAIRMomon, and terminating Dehlin
Replies: 88
Views: 6732

Re: Kwaku, FAIRMomon, and terminating Dehlin

He overreacted to Kwaku's inglorious basterds video for effect. I wonder how John Dehlin would react if Kwaku took a clip from Fatal Attraction and pasted Dehlin's face over that of Michael Douglas? Or if Dehlin took a clip from Basic Instinct and pasted Kwaku’s face over that of Sharon Stone? Can’...
by Red Ryder
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I know the guy who saved Mark Hoffman's life.
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: I know the guy who saved Mark Hoffman's life.

Maybe you can convince him to sign up on NOM and do an all exclusive AMA with us?

That would be fun.
by Red Ryder
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Keys To Sexuality
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: Keys To Sexuality

Wow, I just read through that in Elder Oaks conference talk voice. {{{shutter}}}}

I’d say it’s an admission that General Authorities don’t have a sex drive. Therefore it must be a myth.

Who wrote that garbage?
by Red Ryder
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Keys To Sexuality
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: Keys To Sexuality

I think that’s why pornography use is higher among religious people. There’s no other outlet for sexual desire if a spouse is not fully participating in marital relations. Guilt and shame feed the need to use porn. The church attempts to take the keys to your sexuality, then gives one to your spouse...