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by Cnsl1
Sun Feb 18, 2024 4:31 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Sunday post church and post football
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Sunday post church and post football

Sleep in. Relax. Eat breakfast. Work out. Relax some more. Watch some television. Play some guitar. Wash some dishes. Avoid some work that I know will still be patiently waiting for me tomorrow. Feeling very fortunate. Feeling very blessed and very lucky. Understanding that finding the gratitude is ...
by Cnsl1
Sun Jan 28, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Communication skills
Replies: 58
Views: 3057

Re: Communication skills

Reminds me of the Mehrabian Study in the 70s, Alas. When communicating emotionality, it's what... 52% body language, 47% tone, and 7% the actual words? I'm sure I have the percentages off slightly, but that's the gist. This study has been misunderstood quite a bit, but is particularly applicable to ...
by Cnsl1
Sun Jan 28, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you define Mormonism?
Replies: 51
Views: 4569

Re: How do you define Mormonism?

Years later, the man is completely out of the picture and the kid seems to be doing ok.
by Cnsl1
Sun Jan 28, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you define Mormonism?
Replies: 51
Views: 4569

Re: How do you define Mormonism?

Angel, you said members won't go outside the box to help a child? I did. When I was still a TBM I observed a man physically abusing a child alone in a classroom during sacrament mtg. I got in his face and told him to stop immediately. I told him he knew that was wrong. He didn't argue. I called CPS....
by Cnsl1
Fri Jan 26, 2024 12:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you define Mormonism?
Replies: 51
Views: 4569

Re: How do you define Mormonism?

My heart aches for anyone abused. When I say the church is behind.. i mean lags behind the science, the data, the social understanding how to deal and address and treat the victims and the oppressed and those who are a little different than the norm. It isn't everyone in the church, but because the ...
by Cnsl1
Thu Jan 25, 2024 12:18 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The 10 Commandments (JST translation)
Replies: 5
Views: 599

The 10 Commandments (JST translation)

1. Thou shalt have no other God's before me, except my God, thine grandfather God, and his God and so on, but not whilst thou toil in this mortal existence. For now, I am thy God and I am a jealous God, so watch thine ass. 2. Thou shalt not make into thee any graven images except temples, which are ...
by Cnsl1
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church and State; Utah and Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Church and State; Utah and Texas

I would just like to mention what somebody said on another thread when they mentioned wanting to keep political discussions to the coffee shop as much as possible, so that these forums don’t get taken over with politics. They mentioned how political discussions can become so consuming as well as ma...
by Cnsl1
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:42 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Has Finland Anti-LDS Values?
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: Has Finland Anti-LDS Values?

Again, what Alas said.

I know there has to be a balance, but it ceases to amaze me that the folks who spout their Christian values the loudest are often the ones who act the least like Jesus.
by Cnsl1
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you define Mormonism?
Replies: 51
Views: 4569

Re: How do you define Mormonism?

In my humble opinion, both Mayan and Angel are right. Not all Mormons are idiots, scoundrels, or feel like sheep. Not all are mistreated. But, there is a huge systemic problem when it comes to the reporting of child abuse within the church. There is a huge systemic problem that sets up situations wh...
by Cnsl1
Sun Jan 21, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Psychedelics in the Beehive conference
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Psychedelics in the Beehive conference

Interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing, Hagoth. I wish I lived close enough to attend. It will be interesting if or how "the brethren" will respond to questions about psilocybin. Surely they've been asked already. Lord knows that many Mormons will not make any kind of a hard decision on their own wit...
by Cnsl1
Sun Jan 21, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Replacing the New Order Mormon
Replies: 59
Views: 43363

Re: Replacing the New Order Mormon

Great points, Hagoth.
by Cnsl1
Sun Jan 21, 2024 8:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Replacing the New Order Mormon
Replies: 59
Views: 43363

Re: Replacing the New Order Mormon

Great points, Hagoth.
by Cnsl1
Thu Jan 11, 2024 1:23 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 970
Views: 841829

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Good God. If anyone can say they've never met an Evangelical they must be living alone on a deserted island with nothing but coconuts and old Hemingway novels.

And even then.. there are the coconuts.
by Cnsl1
Thu Jan 11, 2024 1:12 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The most correct book....
Replies: 25
Views: 3790

Re: The most correct book....

It wasn't me, Deacon. I'm the guy who's written the farcical scripturish tales like the one when Nephi III decides to apply what he's learned through prophecy and boat technology and ventures back East following that new star then meets up with Casper, Melchior, and Balthasar and finally finds Jesus...
by Cnsl1
Wed Jan 10, 2024 12:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Replacing the New Order Mormon
Replies: 59
Views: 43363

Re: Replacing the New Order Mormon

Whoever has been keeping the lights on in this place, thank you. And thanks to all who have opened their hearts and doubts and difficulties and shared them so others could read and relate. I found this place many years ago and it felt like I landed on an Island after being adrift and feeling alone. ...
by Cnsl1
Wed Jan 10, 2024 12:17 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Has Finland Anti-LDS Values?
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: Has Finland Anti-LDS Values?

What Alas said. Also, what creates more homelessness is the LACK of good mental health services. Also, what attracts the homeless are places that are a little more liberal about letting them camp out. It's a problem that could probably be solved in a society with more humanity, less greed, more reli...
by Cnsl1
Tue Jan 09, 2024 11:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The most correct book....
Replies: 25
Views: 3790

Re: The most correct book....

It occasionally strikes me as odd that this "most correct book" is used to blanket the veracity of entire church gospel. IF the BofM is true, THEN Joseph Smith was a prophet, AND Nelson is a prophet, and everything they say is true, even if it has nothing to do with anything in that most correct boo...
by Cnsl1
Fri Dec 29, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ruminating on Mormon Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 3653

Re: Ruminating on Mormon Ideas

You hear the "wise" or experienced priesthood holders do this very frequently, sounding like "spiritual giants" and intelligent guys who really understand the gospel even though when you break down their argument or premise, there's not a lot that becomes very defensible, or is equally susceptible ...
by Cnsl1
Wed Dec 27, 2023 8:23 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 970
Views: 841829

Re: Keeping up with Trump

I just heard that RFK Jr has thrown his hat in as a Independent? That's probably good news.
by Cnsl1
Tue Dec 26, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 970
Views: 841829

Re: Keeping up with Trump

"Every American should be troubled by the choices that they have for presidential candidates." Who said that? Me. Hey C, would you rather have a likeable candidate win a fakeass election, or have a jackass win a credible election? Like probably most of you, IDKSAF, so I try to research where I can ...