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by Angel
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true
Replies: 23
Views: 350

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

My patriarchal blessing was not only a nope, it was a hell nope. It told me I would be a comfort to my father in his old age. No, thanks, I was to be the biggest thorn in his side in his old age. He is not capable of enough repentance for me to trust him as far as I can throw him, so no way am I go...
by Angel
Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Non-Christian checklist
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Non-Christian checklist

What's everyone's score?
:mrgreen:

http://biblicalmindrenewal.blogspot.com ... l.html?m=1
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by Angel
Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true
Replies: 23
Views: 350

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 Angel
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 432

Re: Consciousness

For kicks, Here's a video of Carl Sagan explaining where auditory hallucinations come from: Sagan's apple had a huge effect on me when I was a kid. At some point I think I equated it to the Angel Moroni and Jesus magically appearing in closed rooms without walking through the door. To me, its a mel...
by Angel
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true
Replies: 23
Views: 350

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

This video shows comparisons of people feeling the spirit from heaven's gate to polygamous cults to mainstream religions: https://youtu.be/UJMSU8Qj6Go It is: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevation_(emotion) Or https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisson I think the important thing is knowing its just...
by Angel
Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 432

Re: Consciousness

I think therefore I am :ugeek: From : https://panspermia.org/ https://panspermia.org/whatis2.htm Louis Pasteur: "I have been looking for spontaneous generation during twenty years without discovering it. No, I do not judge it impossible.... You place matter before life, and you decide that matter ha...
by Angel
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Made to worship?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Made to worship?

In Gladwell 's book outliers, the athiest Chinese culture was born from tediously tending demanding rice fields (rely on hard work to survive) Athiest china vs other cultures who farmed easier crops - much less work - and chucked loss and gain up to God rather than hard work. We are herd animals, tr...
by Angel
Mon Jan 09, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What to Say to Son
Replies: 26
Views: 1303

Re: What to Say to Son

Time will tell. My parents did not attend my baptism, and did not attend my marriage (different faith). At the time, I disconnected myself from it, chalking it up to growing up = leaving parents, which can be kind of true. Now that I'm out, my parents have been amazing. Shortly after I left, my in-l...
by Angel
Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Drunk SLC Police Assault
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Drunk SLC Police Assault

..Doug Andersen, director of media relations for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, declined to say whether the family had been members or if the church was aware of any allegations of domestic violence.... While "officially" TCOJCOLDS may not be reporting that the deceased people are...
by Angel
Thu Jan 05, 2023 12:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Drunk SLC Police Assault
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Drunk SLC Police Assault

In other news: https://abcnews.go.com/US/family-8-including-5-children-found-dead-utah/story?id=96214606 Family of 8, including 5 children, found dead in Utah home with gunshot wounds We all know this family; many of us have served with them in church.... Doug Andersen, director of media relations f...
by Angel
Wed Jan 04, 2023 3:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: AZ abuse case update
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: AZ abuse case update

What you are really saying here is that the church is evil for lying to the bishops about whether or not they could safely protect the children. It is not the local leaders who are evil, but the top leaders who hire a legal team that lies to bishops and tells them they could get sued for reporting....
by Angel
Wed Jan 04, 2023 3:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: What would you do?

My oldest has moved in with their significant other, not only are they not married, they are a same-sex couple. I vote yes, my kiddo announced themselves on social media, and also wears a ring so... ... in his hand-written confession letter to me, he said Mormon purity culture led to the abuse - be ...
by Angel
Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?
Replies: 30
Views: 977

Re: The Ward Weirdo and other stereotypes?

The *secret* addiction support group guys, who greet and hug one another in front of their humiliated wives, in front of the kids they are currently abusing.
by Angel
Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Drunk SLC Police Assault
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Drunk SLC Police Assault

It seems like one county to another is similar to one high school to another, some have a good culture, and others a bad one. Police should be required to have at least a bachelor's degree with training similar to a law degree and phycology as well as some EMT thrown in there as well. In Utah, looks...
by Angel
Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Finding Meaning in the Nativity.
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Finding Meaning in the Nativity.

True or not, any story that humanity preserves through the centuries, have to respect there is some inspiring thing there. We did read the Christmas story in the morning- New American translation, a tradition like we read twas the night before Christmas on the eve. Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, I combine ...
by Angel
Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Merry Christmas!!
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Merry Christmas!!

Oh man, I didn't see the other thread :(, hope everyone had a good one!
by Angel
Sun Dec 25, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Merry Christmas!!
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Merry Christmas!!

That Jesus guy, if you can just detach all the stuff and enjoy the temple tables turning blessed are the peacemakers non-conformist mountain climbing trouble maker - may you make the season your own and all that.

Happy Merriment all you nomies!
by Angel
Wed Dec 21, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Happy Winter Solstice.
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Happy Winter Solstice.

May you find peace in the promise of the solstice night, that each day forward is blessed with more light. That the cycle of nature, unbroken and true, bring joy to your soul and wellbeing to you. Rejoice in the darkness, in the silence find rest, and may the days that follow be abundantly blessed. ...
by Angel
Tue Dec 20, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: We seek praise and to be praiseworthy
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: We seek praise and to be praiseworthy

I think you can always find connections with a few things, good food, music, appreciation of nature, health. We're all just people, live, laugh, love and all that. This is a great point. It's something I've known intellectually but struggled to actually implement. It is hard for me to get past the ...
by Angel
Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: We seek praise and to be praiseworthy
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: We seek praise and to be praiseworthy

I ran across a great quote recently from Adam Smith, the "Invisible Hand" Scottish guy from economics. Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of love. He naturally dreads, not only to be hated, but to be hateful; or ...