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by Angel
Sat May 14, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Church 2021 Annual Report - "Caring For Those In Need"
Replies: 7
Views: 142

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

$900/??members? 900/10? = $90/member?
by Angel
Mon May 09, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy Day, Nommie Mommies!
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Happy Day, Nommie Mommies!

Mother's day is a much happier affair outside the church ❤ no guilt trips, unrealistic expectations. I had forgotten what a depressing triggering holiday it was until the posts started rolling in. I did cry a few tears - missing those now gone, and out of town, but it was a good day :)
by Angel
Sun May 01, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Chewed gum
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Chewed gum

I appreciate that you put the site link for us to vote for this project, Angel. I couldn't find it from reddit, and then you posted it here and so I was able to give it my vote! And in return, I will link to the trailer for the film here, as I managed to find that on youtube: https://youtu.be/YpzAs...
by Angel
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Chewed gum
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Chewed gum

Fwd:fwd: A documentary being pitched by a friend I went to BYU with. It’s about the sexual assault epidemic in utah that continues to get buried by the church and BYU. You can vote for it to help her receive funding to finish the documentary. https://fs16.formsite.com/7NbAQE/uywfo83yig/index.html?16...
by Angel
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: He Has Teleported
Replies: 20
Views: 653

Re: He Has Teleported

A 14-year old boy talking to God in a grove of trees? It's not true, but it has power. Same for the resurrection of Jesus. They are hopeful, uplifting stories that we can draw on for their symbolism without getting all defensive and panicky if other people don't believe them, as long as we can acce...
by Angel
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sat afternoon SP 2022!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 2574

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 Angel
Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sat afternoon SP 2022!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 2574

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 Angel
Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Steven Hassan's survey on controlling groups
Replies: 12
Views: 3585

Re: Steven Hassan's survey on controlling groups

Re-opening this old thread. Has anyone here read Hassan's book "combating cult mind control"? What did you think of it? Any better resources out there? I'm starting to realize my parents are in a ... different cult. They do read, study, etc. What is the best resource on cults everyone has found?
by Angel
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sat afternoon SP 2022!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 2574

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 program...
by Angel
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Choose to believe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Choose to believe?

Not Buying It wrote:
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:28 am
2+2 = 5.
2+2=5

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synergy

:D
by Angel
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Choose to believe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Choose to believe?

There are neat and tidy scientific laws that work out well in theory - and we call those laws "real"... I think of those laws as the true "priesthood" power by which the universe was created, and continues to be created or create itself. The mystery is whether they are shadows of a Bigger Something...
by Angel
Thu Mar 24, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Choose to believe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Choose to believe?

Seeing is believing or believing is seeing? Rose colored glasses provide sweet dreams at night, and when confronted by missionaries it becomes possible to share your own beliefs - about your glorious God, and even better afterlife - and then feel sorry for everyone else who does not have as happy o...
by Angel
Thu Mar 24, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Choose to believe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Choose to believe?

A great line from "SecondHand Lions" was that some things are worth believing in, it doesn't matter if they're true. https://youtu.be/wJemDZcgIZE "Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good. That honor, courage ...
by Angel
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Choose to believe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Choose to believe?

Sure, there is plenty we do not know. And saying I don't know is perfectly fine. This thread is helping me think through my own hopes, and also healthy ways to interact with others who share their hopes with me. If a Mormon, or Muslim, or anyone of faith shares their beliefs - I am now thinking a g...
by Angel
Wed Mar 23, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Choose to believe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Choose to believe?

I'm not interested in hope fors not grounded in evidence. I expect to just end at my death and I find that finality satisfying. Kind of like sleeping well. The old Roman epitaph works for me NFFNSNC stood for. Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo. I was not; I was; I am not; I don't care. Do you find th...
by Angel
Wed Mar 23, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Choose to believe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Choose to believe?

For what we cannot know, it is possible to choose what to hope for. Given the choice, I hope for a heaven with no heirarchies. No sexism, no racism, equally educated, peaceful heaven for all - all tears wiped away, joy, understanding, love for all. What does everyone else choose to believe? In my c...
by Angel
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Choose to believe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Choose to believe?

For what we cannot know, it is possible to choose what to hope for. Given the choice, I hope for a heaven with no heirarchies. No sexism, no racism, equally educated, peaceful heaven for all - all tears wiped away, joy, understanding, love for all.

What does everyone else choose to believe?
by Angel
Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Can Confirm - Emphasis on Conditional Love
Replies: 31
Views: 1594

Re: Can Confirm - Emphasis on Conditional Love

In my view what sets God apart from man is his ability to love unconditionally. It is easy to love those that we agree with and are like us. Much harder to love the odd ball or even harder the tyrant. From personal experience i have found it much easier to love others not like me as an apostate tha...
by Angel
Mon Mar 14, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Can Confirm - Emphasis on Conditional Love
Replies: 31
Views: 1594

Re: Can Confirm - Emphasis on Conditional Love

Because it is by grace that you have been saved, not by anything of your own, but by a gift from God; not by anything that you have done, so that nobody can claim the credit. Ephesians 2:8-9 My grace is enough for you. Strength in weakness. 2 Cor 12:9 Anti-Christ, one who denies the power of the ato...
by Angel
Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Social Interactions
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Social Interactions

Thank you. I guess I just needed to vent somewhere, better here than at work haha. Luckily quite a few of us STEM people give admin trouble - a few faculty on the autism spectrum in stem, not trained in the fine arts of communication - cold calculating types :). I'm slowly learning to gather my ppl ...