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by alas
Thu May 19, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "Earthly Identifiers" or "Don't Be Gay"
Replies: 16
Views: 180

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: 163

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: 163

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: 2
Views: 66

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: 184

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: 1495

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: 184

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: 148

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: 1495

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: 22
Views: 342

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: 22
Views: 342

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: 494

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: 1986

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: 1986

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: 313

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: 313

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: 313

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: 542

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: 542

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: 2616

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...