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by alas
Sun May 15, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whatever happened to the POX?
Replies: 8
Views: 142

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...
by alas
Sat May 14, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

Re: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show

I think it is that the people prone to violence go looking for justification in the church history. They want an excuse and then blame the history. If I understand you correctly, only the people who are prone to violence would use church history to justify it. However, it is likely that if those te...
by alas
Sat May 14, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whatever happened to the POX?
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Whatever happened to the POX?

The chickensh*ts said they got revelation to change it.
by alas
Sat May 14, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Church 2021 Annual Report - "Caring For Those In Need"
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Church 2021 Annual Report - "Caring For Those In Need"

Money comes from humanitarian donations and fast offerings. None of the money comes from tithing. So, this is all donations that are on top of tithing. Pretty disgusting when you consider that my husband and I donate more than the $90 per member in fast offerings each year. Oh, and he still pays tit...
by alas
Fri May 13, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

Re: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show

I will add that I know that correlation and causation are different. Were the Lafferty's violent because of the religious teachings, or were they drawn to the teachings because of a propensity to violence? I don't know that there is a way to answer that for an individual case. Does anyone know of s...
by alas
Fri May 13, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Anxiety and Depression
Replies: 21
Views: 287

Re: Anxiety and Depression

I like the break from mormonism. I'll have to see if my Dr. will agree then I can tell my wife "Doctor's orders" :lol: With your doctor, just say that attending church is one of your big stressors, and he should tell you to just stop going even if it upsets the wife. It really is simple once you ge...
by alas
Thu May 12, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anxiety and Depression
Replies: 21
Views: 287

Re: Anxiety and Depression

I’ll put in the plug for exercise, sleep, and trying to eat healthy. Talking to your doctor is also a perfect solution. Taking a break from Mormonism is highly recommended too. Both chapel and internet Mormonism. Take care of yourself first. I like the break from mormonism. I'll have to see if my D...
by alas
Thu May 12, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Destigmatizing Therapy
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Destigmatizing Therapy

A New Name wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 4:36 pm
My dyslexia kicked in and I thought you were talking about de-magnetizing therapy. I thought it was some crazy magnet therapy with the magnet on a wristband!

Said in my best Saturday Night Live "Emily" voice: "Never mind!"
It HAS been tried.
by alas
Thu May 12, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 17 new temples?
Replies: 55
Views: 1918

Re: 17 new temples?

I'm an East Coast guy, what am I not understanding? We've had a lot of Utah Mormons move here where I live, usually in the military and I've never heard one person say they hated living there. Utah net migration for 2021 was 35,000 compared to population drops in California, New York and Illinois. ...
by alas
Wed May 11, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 17 new temples?
Replies: 55
Views: 1918

Re: 17 new temples?

Hey Mike, perhaps you could send a link you your happiest statistics? I’ve read articles that report high use of anti depressants, suicides, and pharmaceutical prescription drug abuse among Mormons. Mormon prosperity can also be questioned as high debts and bankruptcy are common among Utah Mormons....
by alas
Fri May 06, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New church membership decline and GC moves to Africa?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: New church membership decline and GC moves to Africa?

moksha wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 8:55 pm
alas wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 2:31 pm
They are escaping California like as if the place is ...
Once Mormons found out about the Jewish space lasers they sought a land with a protective garment-driven energy dome.
Thanks for the giggle
by alas
Fri May 06, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New church membership decline and GC moves to Africa?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: New church membership decline and GC moves to Africa?

We belong to an ATVing club and every month there are 4 or 5 new families that have just moved in from California and my husband says it is the same at church, every week, mostly retired couples bragging about “escaping from hellifornia.” They are quickly bringing all of California’s over populatio...
by alas
Fri May 06, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New church membership decline and GC moves to Africa?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: New church membership decline and GC moves to Africa?

Well, I wouldn’t count California losing members as a loss to the church as they are all moving into the St George area. I talked to a recent move in and they were terribly frustrated at how long it took to buy a house, and the rate at which subdivisions and apartment complexes are going in is stagg...
by alas
Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Plagues of Egypt
Replies: 16
Views: 524

Re: Plagues of Egypt

I think that's a very good observation and probably accurate on the pillar of smoke and fire. Also, in that same program I watched they did mention that when the Israelites were in Babylonian captivity that they wrote down a lot of these tales (to create the old testament), which probably had chang...
by alas
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Plagues of Egypt
Replies: 16
Views: 524

Re: Plagues of Egypt

I think it is very likely that the plagues of Egypt were an accumulation of stories of the volcano and unrelated events, held together with the glue of good ol' ... https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.giphy.com%2Fmedia%2FQIiqoufLNmWo8%2Fgiphy.gif&f=1&nofb=1 ... it was ...
by alas
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sat afternoon SP 2022!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 2567

Re: NOMference Sat afternoon SP 2022!!!

The problem is not anything the religion specifically teaches, the problem is putting both fathers, and bishops/ministers between the child and God. Then the minister/bishop/father is acting for God, acting on behalf of God, with God’s full approval. Ministers of any and every Christian faith act o...
by alas
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A Message From Heavenly Mother
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: A Message From Heavenly Mother

Do so hang her picture. I have a Native American version, a Polynesian version, a black version, and a Caucasian version hung in a group. And my Gaia statue got too badly weathered, so I don’t have my garden statue any more, but I am looking for a replacement.
by alas
Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sat afternoon SP 2022!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 2567

Re: NOMference Sat afternoon SP 2022!!!

"It needs to see healing from abuse as just as important as men avoiding porn and drugs or alcohol. They provide free support groups for those. But even though 1 in 4 women are abused by spouse, 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused and 1in 7 boys is sexually abused, there are no church sponsored progra...
by alas
Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Womens Session 2022!!
Replies: 68
Views: 1954

Re: NOMference Womens Session 2022!!

I think it is both a matter of once you see it, you can’t unsee it, and once you stop seeing the problem as “me” and start seeing it as “them”, you start objecting to the abuse. It changes from being, “oh, this is so inspirational, and I really need to repent” to, “what about what I need? I get tire...
by alas
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Womens Session 2022!!
Replies: 68
Views: 1954

Re: NOMference Womens Session 2022!!

You know, since so few people watch the Sat evening session, I think we should multiply the point count ……… by Renlund’s age ………. in days. Just say’n. I feel like it would be cheating for me to add points when I didn’t watch it, but I suspect MoPag’s outrage diminished her capacity to give him the ...