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by IT_Veteran
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Saturday Morning NOMference Thread!!!!
Replies: 230
Views: 7663

Re: Saturday Morning NOMference Thread!!!!

The Hosanna Shout is weird enough if you stepped outside to participate in Anywhere, UT. You’re really gonna weird the neighbors out anywhere outside the Jello Belt.
by IT_Veteran
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 427
Views: 64515

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Jefferson‘s Ocean Wheated - it’s quite good.
by IT_Veteran
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Do You Love the Lord?
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: Do You Love the Lord?

They want you to buy into their binary thinking of all of it is true or it's not!!! I have had several people try that one on me...it's either true or it's not. My response to that is that if I am forced to choose between those two options only, then the answer is pretty simple really. Because the ...
by IT_Veteran
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally found my testimony after 40 years
Replies: 11
Views: 2177

Re: Finally found my testimony after 40 years

I was also grateful to the church in raising my kids. Was. Now I recognize how I sort of abdicated my responsibilities and just trusted that the church’s way was the correct one. My relationship with my kids sounds a lot like your wife’s - bound to rules and expectations. When we discovered my teena...
by IT_Veteran
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: If you aren't doing conference, what are you doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 1158

Re: If you aren't doing conference, what are you doing?

We went and hung out with a few exmo’s and exmo families for a picnic this afternoon. First time meeting most of them - all great to just hang out and visit with.
by IT_Veteran
Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 427
Views: 64515

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Calumet Farm 10 yr bourbon and Ragtime Rye for me tonight.
by IT_Veteran
Fri May 24, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Dead To Me (Netflix)
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Dead To Me (Netflix)

A New Name wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:16 am
Not as funny as "After Life" but quirky, with some real plot twists that keep you hooked.
See trailer here
Must have a similar sense of humor - I’ve enjoyed both shows so far.
by IT_Veteran
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire

Anybody else read this book? I’ve recently started it for a book club discussion. The author’s intent is to show how we arrived at this post-fact era. His argument is that it’s largely tied to religion - particularly Protestantism because everyone gets to declare their beliefs as correct without any...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)
Replies: 30
Views: 5199

Re: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)

I know some will encourage you to keep faith in God or Jesus. Quite frankly, don’t worry about what others tell you what you need to keep believing. That goes for those that would tell you not to believe too. After living such a high demand religion, take time for yourself to figure out what you be...
by IT_Veteran
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)
Replies: 30
Views: 5199

Re: New and Confused (so long its not true, one little woman...)

I know some will encourage you to keep faith in God or Jesus. Quite frankly, don’t worry about what others tell you what you need to keep believing. That goes for those that would tell you not to believe too. After living such a high demand religion, take time for yourself to figure out what you bel...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have references to the Nov. Policy being given by revelation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Does anyone have references to the Nov. Policy being given by revelation?

Let’s not forget that just seven months ago, they incorporated the November policy into the seminary curriculum to demonstrate how revelation works. https://wheatandtares.org/2018/08/16/for-seminary-students-exclusion-policy-is-model-of-modern-revelation/ You know, before public outcry made them cha...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: POX policy gone!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 2760

Re: POX policy gone!!!

So, instead of being excommunicated for apostasy, married gays will simply be excommunicated for fornication. This would be setting a trap for themselves for ostensibly unrelated reasons. Part of the apologetic defense of Joseph Smith's polygamy is that he did not consumate most(?) of the marriages...
by IT_Veteran
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)
Replies: 62
Views: 9122

Re: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)

I began loathing WC during my faith crisis. I was the EQP when I told the bishop I didn’t have a testimony anymore. I probably should never have accepted the calling, but I was terrified someone would find out I didn’t have faith. WC became almost intolerable toward the end though. Our ward had it t...
by IT_Veteran
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Newest update on my brother
Replies: 41
Views: 3023

Re: Need to vent, has nothing to do with Mormonism

I’m so sorry alas. This is precisely why I have a living will. Here’s hoping that he can pass in peace.
by IT_Veteran
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Country based lds.org sites gone
Replies: 17
Views: 1552

Re: Country based lds.org sites gone

My favorite is churchojesuschrist.org. It rotates between things like CES Letter, Mormon Stories, exmo Reddit, and so on.
by IT_Veteran
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Starting over (almost)
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Starting over (almost)

Thanks all! We really are enjoying the area. I actually went and had lunch with a fellow exmo on Friday - nice to sit down with someone that gets it!

I think we’re all (family) just having to learn where and how to meet friends when we don’t have that instant community.
by IT_Veteran
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Starting over (almost)
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Starting over (almost)

It’s been a few months since I’ve been here. Life got busy. Many of the things that bring church to mind aren’t present in my life anymore. Sometimes I think I’ve mostly gotten over being angry, other times I wonder if I’m just avoiding it. I’ll take it either way at this point. In 2018, just over a...
by IT_Veteran
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"
Replies: 57
Views: 4470

Re: LDS fireside this Sunday on "Navigating Doubts"

I didn’t watch, but reading summaries here and elsewhere, I’m disappointed thinking my mom problably did (or will). My first name is Steven, so I’m sure she’ll see this as divine council.
by IT_Veteran
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 427
Views: 64515

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Cherry mule tonight - it’s amazing.
by IT_Veteran
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A Mormon Math Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: A Mormon Math Problem

Coming from a large enough, mormon enough family that this has happened before even without bulk ward ordaining: they will do none of the above. They will get permission to do all the ordinations in the grandparent's ward at the same time. Family will all travel there at once. Badda bing, badda boo...