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by IT_Veteran
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Giving Machines = reverse ATM
Replies: 23
Views: 505

Re: Giving Machines = reverse ATM

lostinmiddlemormonism wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:51 am
Red Ryder wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:31 am
Looks like the cost of two chickens cleared my bank. Online banking says I paid "Bonniville Communications".
which is interesting since that is a "for profit" arm of the church.

-lost
I think that answers my question about whether this comes from the PR budget or not...
by IT_Veteran
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Advice to help a friend
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Advice to help a friend

Hi Nommies, I have a question that I should probably post in misc., but I’m putting here for more visibility. I found out this morning that this weekend a (non-mormon) woman I know discovered her husband is cheating on her and was planning to leave the family for the other woman. I consider her a f...
by IT_Veteran
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 222
Views: 19353

Re: What are you drinking right now?

wtfluff wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:04 pm
IT_Veteran wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:18 pm
https://imgur.com/a/fuOjFMj

This was last nights adventure!
Looks like you need some real tasting glasses.
I definitely do, but we're in the process of moving right now for a new job and don't want to add more to the list.
by IT_Veteran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 222
Views: 19353

Re: What are you drinking right now?

https://imgur.com/a/fuOjFMj

This was last nights adventure!
by IT_Veteran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Giving Machines = reverse ATM
Replies: 23
Views: 505

Re: Giving Machines = reverse ATM

Thank you for the info Thoughtful, Ive read the church doesn't manage the donations, only provided the machines. Another charity is in charge of the management. I’ve also read that the church is covering the cost of the machines and maintenance on them. This seems to be a genuine attempt by them to...
by IT_Veteran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Marriage Vows
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Marriage Vows

DW and I did a vow renewal a few months ago. We both wrote our own vows. Here is mine: I,[Just This Guy], do hereby take you again to be my love, my best friend, and my wife. I promise to love, honor, and cherish you though the good times and the bad. I promise to be your support, comfort and stren...
by IT_Veteran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Spouseman went to a baptism
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Spouseman went to a baptism

Man, I thought they’d taken BoM Stories out of the Children’s Songbook by now.
by IT_Veteran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Flawed Logic of Governments and Religion
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: The Flawed Logic of Governments and Religion

Okay, so I feel a little better now. While not good numbers in terms of reassurance, they're much better than never. The findings on reading comport with some other recent data on American reading trends. Numbers from the National Endowment for the Arts show that the share of adults reading at least...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Flawed Logic of Governments and Religion
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: The Flawed Logic of Governments and Religion

It truly frightens me to be told that average adults read less than one book - ever again. I'm off to fact check that now...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Let's play a game: Fantasy First Presidency League
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Let's play a game: Fantasy First Presidency League

Before looking at anyone else’s guesses, I came up with: Round 1: Oaks, Holland, Bednar I think Bednar gets in soon. Also, does Bednar remind anyone else of Monk? You know, the exacting, microphobe, tv character. I bet when the grandkids visit and move the small figurines by the living room lamp, h...
by IT_Veteran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Flawed Logic of Governments and Religion
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: The Flawed Logic of Governments and Religion

I think the worst part is that people's biases prevent them from even seeing the similarity. The mostly conservative population of Utah would likely (rightly!) look at the statement from Australia and see it as a massive overreach and violation of privacy. The same people would look at what Oaks sai...
by IT_Veteran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have any GA's talked about a faith/truth crisis?
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: Have any GA's talked about a faith/truth crisis?

It’s actually made me glad I adhered to the rules. If the blame had been shifted to my worthiness, I don’t know I would have found my way out the way I did. The idea that one has to be following the commandments to feel the spirit has also cemented my belief that Joseph couldn’t have been a prophet ...
by IT_Veteran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have any GA's talked about a faith/truth crisis?
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: Have any GA's talked about a faith/truth crisis?

Yep. With the connection between sin and doubting any GA admitting to a serious faith crisis would be also admitting to sin. How many Bishops respond to admitted faith crises by asking about pornography, not praying or reading scriptures, or various other possible sins or failures. The assumption t...
by IT_Veteran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have any GA's talked about a faith/truth crisis?
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: Have any GA's talked about a faith/truth crisis?

I would think for a GA to even admit that they had experienced a faith crisis would be like putting a damper on their "church progression". Kind of like, "Yeah, you made it through that bad spot but what were you doing there in the first place?" Yep. With the connection between sin and doubting any...
by IT_Veteran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 222
Views: 19353

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Had some Blue Moon Winter Wheat last night that was quite good.
by IT_Veteran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Wish me luck today :)
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Wish me luck today :)

It's a good sign - I wish you luck. Don't lose hope either. My wife found apologetics to be completely unfulfilling and they helped to push her out.
by IT_Veteran
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Stop telling the sick and dying to have faith, it isn't helping
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Stop telling the sick and dying to have faith, it isn't helping

Thank you Alas and Jfro. I know there's not much I can do, but just having all you NOM folks around to commiserate with is helpful.
by IT_Veteran
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Stop telling the sick and dying to have faith, it isn't helping
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Stop telling the sick and dying to have faith, it isn't helping

Your poor aunt!! How horrible. I don't think very many people have the emotional tool kit to deal with other peoples' suffering. So "just have faith" becomes their cop out. It's really aggravating and f-ed up because it shifts blame onto the person who is already suffering. I think a better thing t...
by IT_Veteran
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Stop telling the sick and dying to have faith, it isn't helping
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Stop telling the sick and dying to have faith, it isn't helping

slavereeno wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:51 am
I am sorry to hear about your aunt. What a terrible thing for her to have to endure.
Thank you friend.
by IT_Veteran
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Stop telling the sick and dying to have faith, it isn't helping
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Stop telling the sick and dying to have faith, it isn't helping

I am very sorry for your aunt and your family. It is very painful to watch someone suffer in pain for years and wish for death. I watched my father-in-law go through this for 7 years. He received blessings and prayers. I hoped that they would bring him comfort, but I don't know if they did through ...