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by alas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Leaders who incite violence.
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Leaders who incite violence.

My dad had some oral history from someone who participated in the killing. At least I guess, I would sure like to know where the hell he knew some of what he knew. That is the only explanation for some of the things he told my family in about 1957ish (I would have been under 8) when we first visite...
by alas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: LDS History in Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: LDS History in Arizona

I remember going here when I was about 15. One of my mothers showed me a grave that was dated much later, I think in 1890s, that she claimed was the real gravestone for John D Lee. I don't remember all the details, but Brigham Young supposedly helped fake the execution. One of your mothers? Is ther...
by alas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is Christianity Dying?
Replies: 18
Views: 539

Re: Is Christianity Dying?

SaidNobody is talking about Archetypes. Carl Jung was more of a philosopher than he ever was a psychologist. I think he missed his life calling, or maybe is claimed by psychologists when they should hand him over to the philosophers. But he had some good ideas about things that seem universal in hum...
by alas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is the official story on the fate of the Golden Plates?
Replies: 14
Views: 169

Re: What is the official story on the fate of the Golden Plates?

I would take the stance that this is starting with a false assumption. What evidence to we have that there were actually "plates". Is that evidence reliable and convincing as opposed to alternative hypothesis like, I don't know, say...Joseph made it all up? For me it is not. Once you realize that t...
by alas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Leaders who incite violence.
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Leaders who incite violence.

And then there is Brigham Young and his incitement of violence and Mountain Meadows. This isn't fair. I don't like BY much, but he covered up the crime, he didn't incite it. Even though the innocent 144 wagon train members might have been the only victims of the Utah War, Utah was at war with the U...
by alas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Status updates?
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Status updates?

Our ward and stake are currently open for 1 hour sacrament attendance only but also doing the video version online for people who don’t feel comfortable attending in person. I’m currently not attending in person or watching online. :lol: I’m dreading the ward announcing a return of the 2nd hour bec...
by alas
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 440
Views: 15036

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Alright, alright, there was a big conspiracy to get tRump out of office. 80+ million of us all agreed that the man is an incompetent idiot, and we all conspired to get rid of him by voting for Biden. There, I think most of us can agree to this. 80+ million of us all conspired to get rid of the narci...
by alas
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Leaders who incite violence.
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Leaders who incite violence.

And then there is Brigham Young and his incitement of violence and Mountain Meadows.
by alas
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 440
Views: 15036

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Sure, 74 million voted for Trump but let's not be so quick to simply write off the 81 million of us who voted otherwise (plus a shout out to the Kanye voters!). It might start to dawn on them why we are so upset that a mob of MAGA people smashed up our capitol with the intent of stopping our votes ...
by alas
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Delusions: Are they real?
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Delusions: Are they real?

I wonder what the difference is between people who hear voices and think they are special and use it as “I a chosen by God” and then try to heal people, and people like my brother who hear voices and it just scares the s* t out of them. They they find ways to make the voices go away. He told me that...
by alas
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Delusions: Are they real?
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Delusions: Are they real?

Alas, you ask where is the line between near-impossible and delusion. That line is called failure. In the 1700s, some dude in France was jumping off of buildings with a bedsheet because he thought the air had weight and volume that could hold him if he could catch enough of it. He failed many times...
by alas
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Delusions: Are they real?
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Delusions: Are they real?

First of all, Csnl1, if tested now, I am positive that my hearing in those supper high frequencies have been lost to age. I no longer suffer from the migraines if I go into large buildings like Home Depot because of the high frequency noise of their air circulation systems. When I was young, I remem...
by alas
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Delusions: Are they real?
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Delusions: Are they real?

Being a psychology major, I had a class in perception where we specifically studied the stuff our senses pick up. Color vision test, and it turn out this 50 year old guy is both red green blind, and blue yellow blind. And he had no idea. That was a shocker. Then we do the hearing test. Everyone rais...
by alas
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4229

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

So, on politics, I plan on continuing to just ignore you. I can’t change your thinking, so I will just pretend you are not part of this conversation. I just don’t wish to engage with you, but I do want to share my own feelings.so, back to ignoring you. ::Humph!:: ::Spin:: ::Cold Shoulder:: Oh, I wi...
by alas
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4229

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

There is a name for where one delusional person convinces those around him that his delusion is real, in spite of much evidence to the contrary. But I think the DSM would short circuit over the current display of mass delusion. I think the name that you are looking for is "Reality." Whoever can con...
by alas
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Estrangement
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Estrangement

Thanks..."he" is incarcerated, pending trial. Unfortunately there's more now, more perpetrators we've become aware of, more higher level (highest level?) cover ups, and Spouseman holding the line has turned overt aggression on him from people with everything to lose and a long history of getting th...
by alas
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Mental and Emotional Exhaustion
Replies: 31
Views: 2076

Re: Mental and Emotional Exhaustion

I read through Cnsl1’s post just because it was new, then glanced back to the original post and between the two, it triggered a thought. I think Cnsl1 is correct that your wife doesn’t know how to help you feel supported emotionally. Then I saw when you talked about being suicidal. Yup, that is an ...
by alas
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Graceful Transfer of Power
Replies: 157
Views: 4229

Re: Graceful Transfer of Power

I think I will start a conspiracy theory that people should look at what trump accomplished to see what his REAL motivations were. After 4 years of his strange behavior, we went from the president is Republican, the senate is Republican and the house is Republican to end result, the president is dem...
by alas
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Mental and Emotional Exhaustion
Replies: 31
Views: 2076

Re: Mental and Emotional Exhaustion

I read through Cnsl1’s post just because it was new, then glanced back to the original post and between the two, it triggered a thought. I think Cnsl1 is correct that your wife doesn’t know how to help you feel supported emotionally. Then I saw when you talked about being suicidal. Yup, that is an e...
by alas
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Happy Solstice!
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: Happy Solstice!

Sounds so fun! Have you ever celebrated any other days in the wheel of the year? Not really, although equinox is my favorite word. I have a friend whose family celebrates Catherine of Aragon beheading day in February because they think we need a holiday at that time of year but they don't like Vale...