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by Arcturus
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Faith Crisis Contagion
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Faith Crisis Contagion

How old is he? My parents are in their early 70’s and I don’t think they could mentally survive a faith crisis. At this point they need Mormonism until they die. 61. I feel for him because he’s in a tough spot with my mom. She’s uber orthodox and might lose her mind if she finds she’s lost him to d...
by Arcturus
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Faith Crisis Contagion
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Faith Crisis Contagion

Over a year and a half ago I was in the full-blown faith crisis mode. My DW fell into step pretty quick along with me once she started looking into the issues. But my parents really struggled with it all, and some really dumb things were said. In particular, my dad was pretty hard on me and in short...
by Arcturus
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM Podcast on Renlund Devotional
Replies: 17
Views: 574

Re: RFM Podcast on Renlund Devotional

Part 1 of a projected 3-part podcast on the Renlund Devotional went up yesterday at Radio Free Mormon. https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/2019/01/radio-free-mormon-052-the-renlunds-a-dilapidated-dinghy-and-church-wack-a-mole-part-1/ Bill Reel and I have a lot of fun with this one! All the Best! --...
by Arcturus
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ruined relationships
Replies: 42
Views: 1164

Re: Ruined relationships

I'm so sorry Newme. This is heartbreaking to read. I have a few thoughts that may or may not be helpful. Family relationships, spouse relationships, etc. are so complicated. I'll give you my thoughts from my life perspective. My father is a serial cheater on my mom. The first one was awful (long ter...
by Arcturus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite GA
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Your Favorite GA

2bizE wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Didn’t he leave the church for having an affair?
What?! I thought Mormons were immune from affairs. That only happens to Mormons who leave the Mormon church...

;)
by Arcturus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pres Oaks & Free Speech Hypothetical
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Pres Oaks & Free Speech Hypothetical

This isn't exactly doctrinal, but it's related to Mormon pseudo-doctrine as articulated by Dallin Oaks. Oaks is on record effectively saying "do not speak negatively / criticize me or any of the leaders of the church, even if that criticism is correct." In other words, Oaks is effectively saying the...
by Arcturus
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: 2nd Commandment
Replies: 19
Views: 558

Re: 2nd Commandment

Based on what I remember about the Hebrew translation, the third commandment is more about using God's name vainly, or for vanity purposes, rather than just about profanity. I took it to mean that God isn't happy with those using his name to get gain, or to those who profess their devotion but have...
by Arcturus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: from Reddit: COSMOMORMON
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: from Reddit: COSMOMORMON

Red Ryder wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:52 am
We might need to come up with an issue of GQ magazine: Gentleman's Quorumly to balance out this loud laughter and make fun of the lords anointed.

Hmmmm....
:lol: Perfect! Looking forward to it RR!
by Arcturus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Prop 2 turnabout
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Prop 2 turnabout

Well, there are a few things written in to this compromise that sabatoge it. It uses words like prescription, that at attic ally make it illegal. Doctors cannot write a prescription for any form of MJ. It requires a pharmacist to work at the dispensary, which will cause hm to lose his license. It i...
by Arcturus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Prop 2 turnabout
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Prop 2 turnabout

It would be nice if "the people" could actually do anything about it, but for now, the theocracy still rules. I hope I live to see the day when they no longer have power, or maybe I can hope to not care at some point? My prediction: in 15-20 years the church will no longer dominate Utah politics. B...
by Arcturus
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: from Reddit: COSMOMORMON
Replies: 8
Views: 417

from Reddit: COSMOMORMON

Thought this was pretty good:
by Arcturus
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Weak anachronistic arguments
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Weak anachronistic arguments

A much more effective way would have been to merely point out that trying to keep a beehive upright in a rotating vessel for 365 plus days would have been messy. Case closed at that point without much counter argument. I think you're forgetting the all-encompassing counter-argument that always work...
by Arcturus
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 3772

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

I had a similar reaction to the Angel post mentioned. Hell hath no fury.... and all that. I also made a point of snuggling up with my DW for a bit. But I want to thank Angel for posting that because the point she is trying to make is both informative and a warning to those of us still happily marri...
by Arcturus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sad? Funny?
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Sad? Funny?

Amazing!
by Arcturus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 3772

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

Arcturus,...you used the words "hard core position". I speak from experience and attest to the fact that Mormonism's stance on purity and sexuality is extreme and can cause serious issues for individuals. Sorry for the details but I'll elaborate a little. I was raised in a hard core orthodox home a...
by Arcturus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Save My Soul, brother TBM
Replies: 21
Views: 598

Re: Save My Soul, brother TBM

First of all, what an ass hat. Second, aren't the earliest primary sources pretty solid in that Emma and Oliver were pretty pissed about Joseph having his fling with Fanny Alger, and it was likely sexual in nature? What "reading" is this ass hat talking about? The fun thing about the LDS concept abo...
by Arcturus
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thank you Bill!
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Thank you Bill!

His podcast was the safe zone for me after I read the essays and realized all was not well in Zion. It confirmed that I was not the only one who was aware of the discrepancies... A large part of my sanity today is largely due to his efforts, his willingness to share TRUTH despite the consequences, ...
by Arcturus
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: If you could go back...
Replies: 19
Views: 527

If you could go back...

Listened to Bill Reel's interview with Infants on Thrones dudes, and the topic of "if you could go back..." and not know any of the issues with Mormonism, etc. would you do it? I've thought a lot about this recently, and I'm not sure if I can answer the question firmly in any direction right now. Wh...
by Arcturus
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: Supporting a Beneficial Mythology
Replies: 15
Views: 1991

Re: Supporting a Beneficial Mythology

Maintaining a mythology that helps shape us into better people can make us appreciative of that mythology. Our "black box" feedback loop needs to constantly examine whether our particular mythological narrative is succeeding or failing in shaping us to be better people. Your thoughts? My DW and I w...
by Arcturus
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 3772

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

Actually the larger culture taught that sex was only for making babies (especially for women) and if you did it just because you enjoyed it, you were committing sin. Look at the Catholics. This idea is where the whole notion of birth control being sinful came from. Birth control was enabling people...