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by alas
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Hi

I saw the high heal shoes, and wondered if it was the same person. Welcome back and glad to hear life is good.
by alas
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mushrooms and Mysteries
Replies: 41
Views: 1036

Re: Mushrooms and Mysteries

... Here on NOM we talk a lot about learning to think for ourselves and breaking free of the church's manipulation of the facts. This attitude has spilled over into my approach to owning my spirituality , and my life is much more spiritual as a result than it ever was inside the church. But it does...
by alas
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mushrooms and Mysteries
Replies: 41
Views: 1036

Re: Mushrooms and Mysteries

I just read a great article explaining some of this. Like is there a name for this that doesn’t involve ghosts? ANd are the experiences “genuine”. But I can’t link to it because I am on an IPad, and it was in my news feed, which dosen’t give any way to link. I will see if I can’t find a title to inc...
by alas
Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mushrooms and Mysteries
Replies: 41
Views: 1036

Re: Mushrooms and Mysteries

I'm aware of those things. To use the word genuine then is to cast all spiritual experiences in equality. As you/we now reject the validity of some to all of the spiritual experiences we had in mormonism. So they are not all genuine in the same sense after all. So to say psilocybin is a genuine spi...
by alas
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 640
Views: 103234

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Sometimes being too close to NPD probably blinds a person to, well having any empathy for the j*** a**. On my good days, I think maybe my father had a real inability to empathize. So, maybe he understands intellectually how others feel, but he can’t feel it. So, he can use the understanding as a wea...
by alas
Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mushrooms and Mysteries
Replies: 41
Views: 1036

Re: Mushrooms and Mysteries

I'm very much interested in this topic. I'm glad you posted it. Glad to help in any way I can. I am interested too, not that I want to experiment, but professionally I worked with lots of PTSD, and it is difficult to treat. Now the profession is experimenting with drugs and this is after finding th...
by alas
Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Friendships & Family relations inside and outside of Mormonism
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Friendships & Family relations inside and outside of Mormonism

Aware, I am 70, so I understand how you feel. Currently, my only friend is someone I met through NOM. I don’t have the normal social skills, cause I lived most of my life Mormon making friends at church, then moving every year or so, and my interests that I have taken up since leaving Mormonism don’...
by alas
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What was the actual reason for the Mountain Meadows Massacre?
Replies: 34
Views: 1321

Re: What was the actual reason for the Mountain Meadows Massacre?

Hatred is a weird thing, all they had to do is come from Missouri and they would have been hated. I think the animosity grew as they moved through Utah. All those “trumped up reasons” of all the stories about the party raping women, them stealing stuff, and rustling cattle, show that as the party mo...
by alas
Tue May 31, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 640
Views: 103234

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Oh, back to Trump, yes, he has impulse control problems and lack of emotional regulation, plus some real stupidity, but those are not part of NPD, but would be part of some other diagnosis.
by alas
Tue May 31, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 640
Views: 103234

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Thank you for your reply. It is nice thinking we can actually disagree and discuss things, unlike some other discussion board where I have lurked that everything is attack first and never even agree on terms so you can have a discussion, just go back and forth for 50 some pages yelling at each other...
by alas
Sun May 29, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 640
Views: 103234

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Actually NPD is NOT an illness. It is classified as a personality disorder, which are classified in a much different way than mental illness. Different axis when diagnosing from DSM. Whole different animal. With mental illness the brain chemistry is off, out of whack, the person is malfunctioning. I...
by alas
Sun May 29, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Mushrooms and Mysteries
Replies: 41
Views: 1036

Re: Mushrooms and Mysteries

At the risk of beating a dead horse... https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Hendricks/publication/325128066/figure/fig3/AS:647266675212289@1531331809408/Normalized-ratings-of-harm-potential-of-psilocybin-mushrooms-relative-to-other-drugs.png ...you kinda have to ask yourself why psychedelics ...
by alas
Sun May 29, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Education and commitment
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Education and commitment

On a recent Mormon Stories, JD, RMF and Gerardo talk about a speech given to the Nation Press Club by David Bednar. You can watch the review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1STMu-AswM . Near the end, they report that Bednar repeated the claim that in the Mormon Church, the more educated a me...
by alas
Thu May 26, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Estabishing Boundries
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Estabishing Boundries

Some of us get raised with our boundaries not being respected, and may not learn that they deserve to be treated with respect. Most of the time this lack of boundaries comes from abuse, because all abuse is a lack of respect for boundaries. So, when you are in a relationship with someone who doesn’t...
by alas
Tue May 24, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Estabishing Boundries
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Estabishing Boundries

Tips on establishing boundaries I used to give my clients #1 the hardest part for most people who do have problems with boundaries is them deciding they deserve to even have a “self” let alone protect it from others. You are the only one who can decide how you let others treat you. My battered women...
by alas
Thu May 19, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "Earthly Identifiers" or "Don't Be Gay"
Replies: 27
Views: 1074

Re: "Earthly Identifiers" or "Don't Be Gay"

I can't help but interpret his words in light of Wendy Nelson's words from about 1.5 years ago when she told LGBT+ persons that they could pray to have their "sexual feelings be in harmony with eternal laws." Her training should have taught her that "pray the gay away" does not work. She just doubl...
by alas
Tue May 17, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Gathering Info on Orcs
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Gathering Info on Orcs

That is all just racial prejudice spread by Radical left. The truth is that Orcs are Republicans. I was once a republican but never an Orc. Until the party left me and the Orcs kidnapped me. You know how in Isengard, Sauron turned Elves into Uruk-hai, well, that is similar to what Trump did to Repu...
by alas
Tue May 17, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Gathering Info on Orcs
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Gathering Info on Orcs

That is all just racial prejudice spread by Radical left. The truth is that Orcs are Republicans.
by alas
Tue May 17, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Meaning of bird on Moroni picture?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Meaning of bird on Moroni picture?

Well, I just let my visiting whatever have my phone number, but told her I don’t want it in the ward directory. So, I vote they don’t want a family picture up, and thought that was cute.
by alas
Sun May 15, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whatever happened to the POX?
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Whatever happened to the POX?

The chickensh*ts said they got revelation to change it. And IIRC they claimed to have instigated the revelation to change it because of their great compassion. Don't be so mean you bad old HF. Çue the eye rolls and barf bags. Yeah, I avoided the disgusting reasons and throwing God under the buss. S...