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by alas
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: House Church lessons
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: House Church lessons

First off, we always listen to the MoTab broadcast, and that has been the only church We have had on Sunday. But starting today, our ward in Hurricane, UT just started having meetings in person and broadcast on line. And our ward was just split. And, so even though we are still in Idaho, hubby tunes...
by alas
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Inability to trust and feeling nostalgic
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Inability to trust and feeling nostalgic

Except for the current political situation, I probably trust people more. But that is common, normal people, not Republiscams. The church tried hard to make me doubt myself, science, and anyone outside of the church. Now that I am away from the church, I trust myself to judge if someone is trustwort...
by alas
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What To Do About The Police
Replies: 30
Views: 1286

Re: What To Do About The Police

All the uproar over police misses the point i think. Police react to criminals. They generally do not roam the streets looking for to cause mayhem. Those who put themselves in the position to react negatively to police scream the loudest about the injustice. I have never had a issue with the police...
by alas
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 434
Views: 65018

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

I'm just going to leave this here: https://zenodo.org/record/4028830 A quick Google search turned up a Newsweek article which led with the following: Fact-check: Does a New Study Give Evidence that the Coronavirus Was Made In a Lab? BY KASHMIRA GANDER ON 9/15/20 AT 5:09 PM EDT SHARE HEALTH CORONAVI...
by alas
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What To Do About The Police
Replies: 30
Views: 1286

Re: What To Do About The Police

All the uproar over police misses the point i think. Police react to criminals. They generally do not roam the streets looking for to cause mayhem. Those who put themselves in the position to react negatively to police scream the loudest about the injustice. I have never had a issue with the police...
by alas
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Rasband's Face-to-Face
Replies: 21
Views: 648

Re: Rasband's Face-to-Face

Maybe what he was trying to say was applying “why not commit suicide” to “why stay in the church”. I used to give my depressed clients that kind of answer to why not kill yourself. Well because one year from now you will be glad you are still here. But the answer for the church DOES NOT WORK. You ge...
by alas
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is anyone talking about the new proclamation?
Replies: 31
Views: 1123

Re: Is anyone talking about the new proclamation?

We were handed a copy and TOLD to have it framed and hang it in a prominent place in our living rooms. Funny but mine went in the garbage. Then for Christmas, we were given a framed version by my MIL. So, it had nothing to do with the members being excited, and more to do with being instructed. So, ...
by alas
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How the Helmeth Hübener story was suppressed
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: How the Helmeth Hübener story was suppressed

The Church will do what it can to appear to be taking a stand without really doing so, offering poorly-defined general statements that could be interpreted to support either side, and generally being the wishy-washy non-force it always is for any cause that isn't discriminating against the LGBTQ+ c...
by alas
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Prayer Why Bother
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Prayer Why Bother

I think the church teaches a naive concept of prayer and God's intention for what He wants us to learn from this existence. Firstly, I don't think he ever intended for this to be a painless experience. That would defeat the appreciation gained and the meaning given to what Eternity really is. So if...
by alas
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Really frustrated lately...
Replies: 22
Views: 1171

Re: Really frustrated lately...

You know, my husband accepted where I am when I convinced him I had no need to take away his beliefs. I wasn’t trying to convince him he was wrong, so he relaxed his guard. So, I am wondering how your wife would react if you told her, “I Have decided that I don’t want to prove to you that the church...
by alas
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 434
Views: 65018

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

The USCDC is finally admitting that only 6% of the deaths they blamed on Covid were actually due to covid. They exaggerated by 94%! And what is most sad is the insane herd mentality that believed it, even when this came out several months ago... The CDC is admitting no such thing. As a matter of fa...
by alas
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Prayer vs. Catholic Prayer
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Mormon Prayer vs. Catholic Prayer

My only experience with Catholic prayer was when I was under 8 because the family moved then. But I was at my neighbors house, who were cousins, but family member dad married a Catholic and so converted. But the mother asked me to say the prayer on the food, then chewed me out for asking for people...
by alas
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How the Helmeth Hübener story was suppressed
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: How the Helmeth Hübener story was suppressed

My Dad who served in germany and likes german history had a different take on the Hubener story when I confronted him about it in my very angry phase. His very humanistic approach was that the saints simply adapted so they didn't go extinct. The herd did what they had to do to survive. They compart...
by alas
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How the Helmeth Hübener story was suppressed
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: How the Helmeth Hübener story was suppressed

My Dad who served in germany and likes german history had a different take on the Hubener story when I confronted him about it in my very angry phase. His very humanistic approach was that the saints simply adapted so they didn't go extinct. The herd did what they had to do to survive. They compart...
by alas
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon Prayer vs. Catholic Prayer
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Mormon Prayer vs. Catholic Prayer

My only experience with Catholic prayer was when I was under 8 because the family moved then. But I was at my neighbors house, who were cousins, but family member dad married a Catholic and so converted. But the mother asked me to say the prayer on the food, then chewed me out for asking for people ...
by alas
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Three Good Things
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Three Good Things

3. Friends - god knows we need them when we leave the church. Thanks, guys. If someone was anticipating such a change, how can they best cultivate supportive friends? Would these be current friends in the Church or would they be friends without a strong religious affiliation? Sorry if I might be ov...
by alas
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 434
Views: 65018

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

I wonder what effect social distancing and mask wearing measures have on the spread of the flu and other illnesses, especially when said measures are already in place before the typical flu season even gets off the ground. Social distancing and masks will make the flu go way down and the people who...
by alas
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temples
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Temples

If the ordinances were important, rather than a just an elegant building to impress people, and something to force tithing, the church would figure something out. But they LIKE a big expensive building, set up on a hill for non members to be oh so impressed with. Just think, the San Diego temple mad...
by alas
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Usefulness of Prophets, Seers, and Revelators
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Usefulness of Prophets, Seers, and Revelators

Gay isn’t contagious like COVID-19 is. :lol: Dallin Oaks would not agree with that statement, hence his belief that legalizing gay marriage would decimate the population as the wave of gayness swept across the population. He either thinks it is highly contagious or that all men are secretly gay lik...
by alas
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Grit and Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: Grit and Mormonism

The Church is a parasite. It sucks away your time, energy, passion, and devotion, and it insatiable, never-ending, overwhelming demands. As my kids drifted farther from Mormonism, I used to occasionally worry that they would have problems finding stability and direction in life without it, and I wo...