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by Red Ryder
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 44
Views: 572

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

The older Gong, yea even The Elder Gong…

Could have just smiled for the camera and let a quick family photo be snapped without any comment or worry about “what it would look like”.

All I see is a group of 4 people eating dinner.
3 that appear happy.
1 that appears annoyed.
by Red Ryder
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 44
Views: 572

Re: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

By the looks on their faces, both Elder Gong and Sister Gong seem to understand the consequences with different perspectives. He’s disappointed and she’s smiling happily.
by Red Ryder
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”
Replies: 44
Views: 572

Elder Gong: “Please don’t post that photo…”

Thread on Reddit discussing this. I thought I would copy pasta for more visibility and to spread the picture around the internet some more. :lol: Scroll down to his post titles: Built On Sand 2019 https://medium.com/@thatonegaygong/state-of-the-matt-2021-6e0d278e8d01 The first time I brought a partn...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sealed to the church by shame
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: Sealed to the church by shame

Another weekly reminder brought to you by the ghost of Zadok the Priest:

NEVER CONFESS!
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sealed to the church by shame
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: Sealed to the church by shame

That feeling of shame is so real that it makes other things that may not be real seem real. So you get convinced that God hates masturbation and that the church has some truth because they were right about this thing. And then you spend tons of time and attention on this "problem" so there is no me...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Sealed to the church by shame
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: Sealed to the church by shame

Nobody actually explained WHY masturbation was bad. Only that it was considered a sin against the law of chastity. However, in the temple the law of chastity only meant no sexual relations with anyone other than your legally wedded (opposite sex) spouse. As a kid you think your the only one with the...
by Red Ryder
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Konfession Time!
Replies: 66
Views: 15091

Re: Konfession Time!

I really can't believe how my life has changed: (Snip…) I have to keep reminding myself and my DW that I have been at this A LOT longer than she has. She is in the very early stages and we both need to keep this in mind in order to try to understand one another. We also need to remember, that what ...
by Red Ryder
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Konfession Time!
Replies: 66
Views: 15091

Re: Konfession Time!

Any news from Kish lately? I confess that I am scared to move on. Kish is doing good. His divorce was finalized a bit ago. He has settled in to his new normal. His daughter continues to have health issues related to her seizures. I’ll see if I can get him to update here. I’m not so much scared to m...
by Red Ryder
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Konfession Time!
Replies: 66
Views: 15091

Re: Konfession Time!

I like to resurrect old Konfession posts from Kish.
by Red Ryder
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Did anyone else hear voices?
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: Did anyone else hear voices?

I’m wondering if your subconscious was trying to tell you to take it slow explaining your faith crisis to your wife. It’s the spirit that matters could mean the tone of your expressions of disbelief. The most important thing NOMs can do is to take things slow. Perhaps your conscious knew this and th...
by Red Ryder
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics

I like the “inspired imagination” theory. :lol:

Makes complete sense now.

Joseph made it all up through his inspired imagination. Now to determine the source of his inspiration. Survey says the source originated somewhere between his belt and knees.
by Red Ryder
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: In the rubble of collapsed apologetics

So, assuming this trend continues, does it mean the church will become less stiff and dogmatic, or does it portend the opposite, that the focus will be taken even further away from scripture and onto living prophetsseersandrevelators? The latter. The focus will be to de-intellectualize the church, ...
by Red Ryder
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ministering Interviews advice
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Ministering Interviews advice

Otherwise.....next time just say "No" to any calling that comes your way. When they ask why just say, "I'd prefer not to serve right now." It's better than dealing with the guilt and self-conflict that comes with accepting. You'll feel better and more honest even though you may catch a little fallo...
by Red Ryder
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ministering Interviews advice
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Ministering Interviews advice

I haven’t participated in the ministering/ home teaching thing. My EQ seems to leave me alone since I haven’t been assigned to minister or home teach. I typically just ignore any texts etc so I don’t know how they do the interviews. However, the RS seems to have figured out a fun way to do these int...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: “Carry Overs” into the next life?
Replies: 25
Views: 613

Re: “Carry Overs” into the next life?

I want there to be an afterlife, but it feels like something made up in the 19th Century would fail to be a good guide. What if you had the habit of masturbation? Would you want it to end once you are no longer earthbound? You bring up a really huge dilemma my dear penguin! You’re not going to make...
by Red Ryder
Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Talk Help
Replies: 26
Views: 1106

Re: Talk Help

Congrats!

I’m sure your talk will be awesome.

Let us know how it goes.
by Red Ryder
Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: “Carry Overs” into the next life?
Replies: 25
Views: 613

“Carry Overs” into the next life?

What does church doctrine say about the sins and addictions that will be carried over into the next life? I’ve heard addictions will need to be overcome in the next life. I’ve heard bad habits that will have to be overcome? But physical pains and ailments such as handicaps etc won’t continue in the ...
by Red Ryder
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you watching right now?
Replies: 38
Views: 5755

Re: What are you watching right now?

Hagoth wrote:
Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:22 am
Don't Look Up on Netflix is pretty funny/disturbing.
Hilarious!

How would you write the LDS version of this?

Comet = membership declining?

FP is distracted by real estate transactions?
by Red Ryder
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: One of these things is not like the others
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: One of these things is not like the others

To quote the great Nate Diaz from Utah…

“I’m not surprised Mother Fetchers!”

This is another hilarious example of the church’s idiotic and pretentious attempt to look normal.

If they keep shooting themselves in the foot, soon they won’t have any toes left.
by Red Ryder
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Fraudulent Baptisms
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Fraudulent Baptisms

I served in Southern California mid 90’s. There were stories of the prior mission president putting a hot tub on a trailer behind a mission van and baptizing migrant field workers. The rumor was that they would baptize any willing participant after a rush through the 6 discussions. The president det...