Search found 1887 matches

by alas
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Dehlin Alternate Reality
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Dehlin Alternate Reality

Bah. John Dehlin has played a major role in educating a lot of people about aspects of the Church they may not have heard before, and I have to give him credit for that. But he's also kind of full of himself. And he has done some questionable things over the years that make me wonder about his judg...
by alas
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Dehlin Alternate Reality
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Dehlin Alternate Reality

Dehlin used to seem to come to NOM every time we talked about him and I figured he had one of those Apps that tells you when your name is mentioned. Obviously he doesn’t watch his App any more, cause we still talk about him more than he ever deserved to be talked about. Anyway, I must be in that cat...
by alas
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon Bishop Accuses LDS Church Of Atrocities
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: Mormon Bishop Accuses LDS Church Of Atrocities

Yeah, I remember that night. Wow, was it really ten years ago. For a kind of different perspective, I talked my husband into going to that meeting of NOMs. He was reluctant, but o assured him other spouses were going, and he finally agreed to go with the promise that he could tell me at any point t...
by alas
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: DHO's Attempted Gaslighting of Electroshock (EDIT: AVERSION) Therapy On Gay Individuals At BYU
Replies: 29
Views: 1033

Re: DHO's Attempted Gaslighting of Electroshock Therapy On Gay Individuals At BYU

As we learned from a recent ex-POTUS, if you say what you want your devotees to believe, that becomes the truth. Anyone who opposes them is, by default, lying. Oh, absolutely. "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."...
by alas
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: DHO's Attempted Gaslighting of Electroshock (EDIT: AVERSION) Therapy On Gay Individuals At BYU
Replies: 29
Views: 1033

Re: DHO's Attempted Gaslighting of Electroshock Therapy On Gay Individuals At BYU

Yeah, I was kinda across University Avenue from BYU at Provo High School in 69, and I knew it was happening, and even had a conversation about it with a friend who was probably more horrified than I was because I found out for sure he was gay after he disappeared to California upon graduation. So, i...
by alas
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon Bishop Accuses LDS Church Of Atrocities
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: Mormon Bishop Accuses LDS Church Of Atrocities

Yeah, I remember that night. Wow, was it really ten years ago. For a kind of different perspective, I talked my husband into going to that meeting of NOMs. He was reluctant, but o assured him other spouses were going, and he finally agreed to go with the promise that he could tell me at any point th...
by alas
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: An interesting way to look at the church's insane finances...
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: An interesting way to look at the church's insane finances...

If it is any indication, my son and DIL are the only of my kids who are still active, and he has been in the bishopric and she has been PP and RSP, so goo active couple. Our son told us the other day that they no longer pay tithing, but donate to charities that don’t just spend money on overhead and...
by alas
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping the church spend its money
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Helping the church spend its money

Child care so she can attend Sunday meetings. I have a friend with three autistic kids and when they were small she begged the church to giver her some assistance on Sundays so she could get something out of meetings. As it was, she went and fought with three kids and went home and then had to deal ...
by alas
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Your Favorite Foods
Replies: 27
Views: 6445

Re: Your Favorite Foods

My very favorite food is good food, and it has also been my experience that mild barley drinks seem to make a lot of good food even better. And hard cactus related drinks are excellent with Mexican food. And vitamin ThC makes good food great and bad food terrible. Other things I've learned in my 50...
by alas
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling bad for full time missionaries
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Feeling bad for full time missionaries

I try to be friendly to the sister missionaries. The elders don’t try to engage with an inactive sister, but if my hubby invites them I will feed them or try to help with a service project they can do. But the elders have stood us up a few too many times on the supper appointments, and my husbands s...
by alas
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Now that we know Mormonism is a cult what do we do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1608

Re: Now that we know Mormonism is a cult what do we do?

But my point is that the Corp is a relatively soft cult compared to some. And as ex cult members we may have to see the church and our TBM friends and family in the "grays" for a time in order to be happy within ourselves. One last thought. It seems to me that the Corp, having been founded by a nar...
by alas
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Your Favorite Foods
Replies: 27
Views: 6445

Re: Your Favorite Foods

Last month I was in London on business, and went to a fancy restaurant owned by Gordon Ramsay called the Narrow. I had one of the best desserts ever! (easily my top 5). It was Sticky Toffee Pudding with salted caramel ice cream. I almost ordered two! it was that good. Oh, speaking of award winning ...
by alas
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: You know you're in a cult when...
Replies: 15
Views: 1418

Re: You know you're in a cult when...

Oh, and playing dress-up during that power-point presentation isn't culty at all ! :shock: Not since they gave you permission to keep the robe on the same shoulder for the whole session. Question: looking back to when I used to be required to symbolically slit my own throat to demonstrate my willin...
by alas
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Binding God
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Binding God

In thinking about this, I keep coming back to the second endowment that we don’t hear about from official church sources. This human ceremony forces God to place someone in the top level of the celestial kingdom, even if they have committed a terrible sin, unless it is shedding innocent blood. So, t...
by alas
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Identity
Replies: 15
Views: 1841

Re: Identity

The idea of how to identify yourself, both to yourself and other can be hard. I don’t identify with the exMo or postMo communities. But my genealogy has straight pioneers six generations back, including several prominent names from Mormon history, and the journal most quoted on Trek. So, it is hard ...
by alas
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?

What sins are worse than premarital sex? The sin of telling poor people to give money to a wealthy corporation before feeding their children. It would be better that a mill stone be tied around their neck and them tossed into the deepest sea than to fail to feed one of these little ones. The Bible c...
by alas
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: what sins are worse than extra-martial sex?

Well, one infamous survey taken at BYU back in the day my age group was there, said that breaking the WoW was worse then anything but murder. You have to understand the timing of this, hippies and drugs, the war on drugs, and Mormonism being unique because of WoW, so it was really emphasized, and Do...
by alas
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple changes
Replies: 22
Views: 2378

Re: Temple changes

All things weird aside, all things sexist aside, I probably would have attended more if the endowment sessions weren't so long. Many recent changes have had the spirit of "less is more." Maybe the new change would be an endowment lite. Stripped down sessions where just the absolute essentials are d...
by alas
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Has Elder Uchtdorf lost his Mojo?
Replies: 14
Views: 1427

Re: Has Elder Uchtdorf lost his Mojo?

I agree that he has lost his mojo, but I don’t think he is so egotistical that being out of the first presidency, or being told not to show any sympathy for doubters would kill his mojo. I have been thinking about this and I am wondering if it is more than his being out of the first presidency. I me...
by alas
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: For those not listening to conference
Replies: 13
Views: 1085

Re: For those not listening to conference

Well, we started out watching the morning session, my husband in the living room that is open to the kitchen, so I was hearing everything. Then my fudge experiment failed. I am trying to learn some new recipes because normally we bring a big plate of homemade fudge to the family Christmas parties (o...