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by alas
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:17 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Non-Christian checklist
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Non-Christian checklist

"Black or white magic" What's the difference? The color of the magician's hat? ;) White magic is the “good” kind and black magic is the “bad” kind. “Bad” magic is like summoning demons and the “good” kind is like sending Dorthy back to Kansas. “Bad” is done by witches with green faces and “good is ...
by alas
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:37 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Non-Christian checklist
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Non-Christian checklist

The problem here is that most things that we have been taught about stuff like witchcraft, occult, Satanism, etc. are either extensions of Christian mysticism or whole cloth fantasies created by Christians to malign others. Real witches don't have anything to do with demons, seances, etc. From what...
by alas
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true

One of the most powerful spiritual experiences of my life told me to marry my now ex-wife. It's obvious how that turned out. Sometimes those hormone rushes lead to good things, and sometimes they lead to bad things. I think they tend to lead to good more often just because almost any decision usual...
by alas
Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 440

Re: Consciousness

And then what level of self, of consciousness deserves what rights? I have no answer to your question. I think humans are conscious. Animals seem to be. Tardigrades? Bacteria? Viruses? At what point does the biologicall soup required to sense and react to the environment become complex enough that ...
by alas
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Don't care anymore
Replies: 19
Views: 564

Re: Don't care anymore

I care. I care that the church crumbles and disappears into the dustbin of history. I think this goes in stages. First after our disaffection we care because we are still afraid we might be wrong, and others who agree with us are very important in keeping us from feeling like guilty wicked apostate...
by alas
Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:11 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Creative Mormon Mythology
Replies: 139
Views: 73192

Re: Creative Mormon Mythology

Proof the Church is True CELESTIAL KINGDOM - Buffets will be serving Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, French, and Korean items with no tuna casseroles, funeral potatoes, Jell-O, or fry sauce in sight. -- Management No fry sauce!!! Then I really want a lower kingdom. Is it served in Telestial? A...
by alas
Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 489
Views: 259041

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Drinking a horchata right now. My daughter went to Cafe Rio and brought me back a horchata and a burrito. Can't seem to eat the whole burrito right now. I love the stuff, but being diabetic, it is poison. It is not only sweetened with sugar, but they thicken it with rice, so double dose of high gly...
by alas
Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 28
Views: 1171

Re: Tales from the Heretic in HC

Hahaha. I was reading to the end of the thread to see if anyone else noticed - well done, alas. In fact, I was so pleased to see your comment that I won't even mention the grammar error you introduced in the selective quote :lol: :? :? :? :?: :?: :?: Nope, nope, nope. I was quoting you, so it’s you...
by alas
Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 28
Views: 1171

Re: Tales from the Heretic in HC

We would never have a 90 year old whose fake and glory revolves being a heart surgeon from 50 years ago. Red, I just read through your post again to kind of refresh my memory about what this whole tread was talking about and I noticed your typo. Has to be a Freudian slip, because it is just too goo...
by alas
Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Slippery slope data
Replies: 22
Views: 4951

Re: Slippery slope data

Was it here, or on the old MormonDiscussions (now DiscusMormonism) board, that someone was able to add a thread-kill percentage to the list of users? I don't remember seeing it here. Sounds like an interesting thing to add. I think we had that on the old board. But I would rather not make people pa...
by alas
Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Don't care anymore
Replies: 19
Views: 564

Re: Don't care anymore

Random! So happy to see you! You’ve been missed around here with your supporting comments and love. Are you still in AZ? It sounds like you’re in a great place mentally with the church. It’s definitely a process we go through to I get to the “don’t care” phase. If seen it with our NOM lunch group o...
by alas
Tue Jan 10, 2023 11:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What happened to the old NOM board?
Replies: 28
Views: 3348

Re: What happened to the old NOM board?

Yes, many thanks to those of you responsible for bringing NOM back. I never had any hard feelings toward Thayne when the old Board died - he never owed us anything. We should be grateful for what he did, I personally didn't like some of the complaining I saw at the time. And he did tell someone tha...
by alas
Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 28
Views: 1171

Re: Tales from the Heretic in HC

We would never have a 90 year old whose fake and glory revolves being a heart surgeon from 50 years ago. Red, I just read through your post again to kind of refresh my memory about what this whole tread was talking about and I noticed your typo. Has to be a Freudian slip, because it is just too goo...
by alas
Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What to Say to Son
Replies: 26
Views: 1303

Re: What to Say to Son

Deacon at 11 is pretty young to be figuring out that love is worth more than being right. Angel said a lot of what I thought of saying while I was reading your story, so, just read what she said again from me. When your son is older, he will recognize how hard it was for you to step aside and let so...
by alas
Sun Jan 08, 2023 8:38 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Dieter Uchtdorfs coffee pot
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Dieter Uchtdorfs coffee pot

... The background the the picture through the window does not look like SLC. The apartment building and other buildings look more like Europe, so good chance this picture was taken years ago in Germany and the coffee pot is a German model and we won’t find the exact picture. ... That looks like SL...
by alas
Sun Jan 08, 2023 12:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Made to worship?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Made to worship?

Psychologically, there is a innate tendency to want God. It comes from needing our parents as children and then as adults still wanting something all powerful to fix the things we cannot control. So, maybe not an innate need to worship so much as a wish we could control the uncontrollable, so we inv...
by alas
Sun Jan 08, 2023 12:25 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 489
Views: 259041

Re: What are you drinking right now?

I brewed 5 gallons of fresh-pressed hard cider but it turned vinegary. I found out later that it was likely due to exposure to microorganisms from brewing in the basement near an open drain. Bitter defeat. Now my wife is mad at me for dumping 5 gallons of perfectly good apple cider vinegar. You can...
by alas
Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:17 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Dieter Uchtdorfs coffee pot
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Dieter Uchtdorfs coffee pot

The thermos does not have the black plastic at the bottom, but many electric coffee pots do. And many do not have the percolator bubble on top. The background the the picture through the window does not look like SLC. The apartment building and other buildings look more like Europe, so good chance t...
by alas
Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Science/Religion
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: Science/Religion

I also remember reading about a medical doctor forced to basically leave the profession by his colleagues because this doctor insisted that medical people should wash their hands before female medical exams… Both sides, science and religion, have something they need to keep in mind less they miss i...
by alas
Sun Jan 08, 2023 10:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Slippery slope data
Replies: 22
Views: 4951

Re: Slippery slope data

Major thread killer. :lol: (I've come across several threads where I apparently killed it. Lol) Hilarious! In my early NOM days I was so aware of killing threads that I kept quiet for a while just to see if there were other serial killers out there. But concerning the original topic, I have heard a...