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by alas
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)
Replies: 62
Views: 7326

Re: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)

That is a good clarification. I do NOT want to tear down her world view. The church is meaningful to her and she finds value in church service and the ordinances. I am happy for her to have that. I have no interest in trying to force anything be it conversation, new world-views, or whatever on her....
by alas
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)
Replies: 62
Views: 7326

Re: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)

It has been some time since I've updated my WC thread/journal. Here are some highlights. August 2019 I was released from being a bishopric counselor and called as EQP My good friend was called to replace me as bishopric counselor September 2019 My friend from WC (who believes in pre-columbian horse...
by alas
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1168

Re: Grant Palmer's non-believing GA revealed

With regard to the shock at JD being insensitive and using personal gain without consideration of whom he harms.... This seems to be par for his course. He is unlicensed and practices life coaching instead of therapy, to help without ethical oversight. He frequently disses the feminist community an...
by alas
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?

Other people’s answers, well there are people just as kind who are not Mormon. Now you are getting technical. If I said Mormons like to drink a mixture of milk and Pepsi, could we just pretend that only Mormons do this while reserving the thought in the back of our minds that others also drink milk...
by alas
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 351
Views: 53785

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

A picture's worth a thousand words: https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/06/29/multimedia/29MORNING-caseschart/29MORNING-caseschart-articleLarge.png https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/06/29/multimedia/29MORNING-deathschart/29MORNING-deathschart-articleLarge.png Yet our president and vice presiden...
by alas
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?

I saw this and thought about it. At first I thought I miss the community, but then I thought that any feeling of community was long gone before I stopped going. I would say I miss being the same faith as my husband, but really we started fighting over our different beliefs before we even got married...
by alas
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Masks or prayers?
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Masks or prayers?

Reminds me of the joke about the guy on his roof during a flood who prays for deliverance from the flood. Mike Pence Has experts and doctors around him who tell him to social distance and to wear a face Mask, but Mike has faith that God will protect him. Mike dies of Covid and meets up with God. Mik...
by alas
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Your Favorite Foods
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: Your Favorite Foods

People, foodie is supposed to mean something similar to gourmet. If we are going to consider Reese’s Puffs gourmet food then I better shut up about my mushroom stuffed ravioli in wine sauce.
by alas
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What To Do About The Police
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: What To Do About The Police

I am surprised that these kinds of conversations never mention that the police in the UK are able to maintain law and order without the use of firearms. Most of them are armed only with batons and pepper spray. Of course, that requires them to stay fit enough to chase down a suspect, and socially s...
by alas
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Cataclysm Sentence
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: The Cataclysm Sentence

Boil water before drinking.
by alas
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 25
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 25

What if someone took Brigham Young at his word and beheaded a mixed race family because, according to a prophet of God, it would be showing them the greatest kindness and mercy. What if you heard a voice in your head telling you to sacrifice your son by stabbing him and cutting his throat? Isaac wa...
by alas
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm not a fan of vandalism, but the point is hard to argue
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: I'm not a fan of vandalism, but the point is hard to argue

Bednar will add this to his list of how our religious freedom is being attacked.
by alas
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: This just in: God has ceased to be God
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: This just in: God has ceased to be God

I don’t know. If God really allowed someone like B Y to be a prophet, I think he would have ceased to be God at that point.
by alas
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Bendar Feels Attacked
Replies: 38
Views: 1410

Re: Bendar Feels Attacked

Having now watched Bednars actual talk, my interpretation has softened just a bit. I do think he paints a false picture of a government willing to rip away religious freedom as soon as we aren't paying attention. He builds that narrative by citing the ban on group gatherings (which happened to incl...
by alas
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Has anyone been back to church yet to report?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Has anyone been back to church yet to report?

Yup. I’m trying to explain to the wife why I won’t go back for church in a large group setting then I head off to Home Depot not worried about the crowds. Wait... Do do you shake hands with all the Home Depot peoples, give them hugs, sing songs, and eat magick Wonder-Bread that has been fondled by ...
by alas
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 405
Views: 56917

Re: What are you drinking right now?

I began to seriously consider that I had ADHD when I had the soda equivalent of two cups of coffee at a work lunch, then returned to the office and fell asleep on the lobby couch. Adderall's side effects are generally milder than caffeine's, it lasts slightly longer, and it tends to do better at im...
by alas
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Has anyone been back to church yet to report?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Has anyone been back to church yet to report?

We are at Bear Lake and normally our ward runs an extra sacrament meeting just for tourists and still is overwhelmed with tourists for the “locals” sacrament meeting. The ward in Garden City has it worse and runs two sacrament meetings just for tourists, expanding to a brand new chapel just for tour...
by alas
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 405
Views: 56917

Re: What are you drinking right now?

I think people are either born liking coffee or not. I am a not. My mother loved the taste and liked coffee ice cream. Same with my daughter. They loved the smell of coffee long before they started drinking it. Me, I gag from the smell going down the coffee isle in the store. I just cannot acquire ...
by alas
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Interpreter Foundation
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: The Interpreter Foundation

The gotcha seems to be that the believer is incapable of fully putting himself/herself into the mind of the former-believer, but the former-believer can fully understand and empathize with the mental environment of the believer. I think that's partly true. Have you ever had difficulty empathizing w...
by alas
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 405
Views: 56917

Re: What are you drinking right now?

... Still drink it way weak with creamer (no sugar as I am diabetic)... ... He can tell real quick if I have not had my cup worth of coffee, plus diet soda all day... If you can drink diet soda, why not try low-cal sweetener in your coffee? ...I think people are either born liking coffee or not. I ...