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by stealthbishop
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What happened to the old NOM board?
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: What happened to the old NOM board?

It's hard to believe what LDSMan (blessed be his name) started and what so many others contributed along the way has continued this long!

Another sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed and made sacrifices for NOM 1.0 and 2.0.
by stealthbishop
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:14 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Changes I have seen. Does anyone agree?
Replies: 17
Views: 762

Re: Changes I have seen. Does anyone agree?

The LDS Church has always evolved and changed over time and will continue to do so. I think I agree with most of the OP. The church is trying to align as much as possible with non-denominational/evangelical American Christianity IMO. I do think that YM and young adult males, from what I am aware of ...
by stealthbishop
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What happened to the old NOM board?
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: What happened to the old NOM board?

I have really fond feelings abut the old NOM board because it's where I first began to awaken and all the meaningful and great relationships I was able to make. I'm super happy that Corsair and everyone resurrected NOM. It's a great blessing. Seriously. It's good to be back. A huge THANK YOU!
by stealthbishop
Wed Dec 28, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Fusion, salvation through science
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Fusion, salvation through science

It's a big advancement for humanity. I hope I can see it become applicable and pragmatic in my lifetime. Perhaps the "necessity" for it because of climate change will hasten it becoming usable in a cost effective way. Glad you posted about it. Hurray for science!!!
by stealthbishop
Wed Dec 21, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?
Replies: 43
Views: 1545

Re: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?

I'm spiritually fluid. On days when I feel a connection with a higher power it is definitely in the universalist ball park but with healthy skepticism. Some days I feel nothing and I'm in the agnostic/atheist ball park but also with healthy skepticism. I just don't really know and I don't think anyo...
by stealthbishop
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 772
Views: 156492

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Trump calling to terminate the US Constitution seems indicative of a smelly turd, that internet conservatives will embrace and defend. https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/03/politics/trump-constitution-truth-social/index.html This cult is so deep. He literally can say or do anything and people will follow ...
by stealthbishop
Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 772
Views: 156492

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Trump calling to terminate the US Constitution seems indicative of a smelly turd, that internet conservatives will embrace and defend. https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/03/politics/trump-constitution-truth-social/index.html This cult is so deep. He literally can say or do anything and people will follow ...
by stealthbishop
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 28
Views: 1285

Re: Tales from the Heretic in HC

Super interesting. Love your POV Mormorissey. Well done! Clearly your talk was a blessing to the people who were ready and needed it.
by stealthbishop
Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Progressive mormonism
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Progressive mormonism

I think a part of the equation is your geography and perhaps the dominant political philosophy and culture of your area. Portland, Seattle, Manhattan, Boston, Hyde Park in Chicago, Sugar House in SLC are all progressive cultures which tend to promote more openness and flexibility and less of a funda...
by stealthbishop
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Marking Scriptures In Class
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Marking Scriptures In Class

If they're going to make primary kids do that, I hope they at least allow them to color in the coloring book part of their quad: https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Flifeafter.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F09%2FFacsimile-3.jpg&f=1&nofb=1&ipt=265171771938fb137e41cbae4ad34...
by stealthbishop
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Marking Scriptures In Class
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Marking Scriptures In Class

Marking scriptures has a long tradition. I remember it most in seminary with scripture mastery. On my mission, I had color coding based on connecting certain scriptures to certain discussions we would teach. It's usually a way of proof texting in religion. It can be worthwhile when it is based on in...
by stealthbishop
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Club-Q shooter was not an ACTIVE Mormon
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Club-Q shooter was not an ACTIVE Mormon

No doubt the Church helped with his formative homophobia. Sounds like he was following Elder Holland's pleading to discharge his musket fire. Take the man out of Mormonism, but not the Mormonism out of the man, I immediately thought of Holland's musket fire talk as well when I heard about this. I w...
by stealthbishop
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Progressive mormonism
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Progressive mormonism

I think there are niches within the LDS church where you can be a progressive Mormon. I did it for about 10-11 years or so. I think you can make fleeting changes to the culture of the church on the local/micro level depending on your leadership and where you live. However, I think some places and le...
by stealthbishop
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church supports marriage equality
Replies: 21
Views: 1432

Re: Church supports marriage equality

One of the only things that is noteworthy here IMO is that the religious coalition of the Prop 8 era has fragmented. The Catholic church did not support this bill (and they are not some little backwater snake handling cult). I think this is a shrewd move by the church. They get some good PR headline...
by stealthbishop
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Election day
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Election day

I get really discouraged about the state of our country but there are some bright spots. Overall, the red wave failed and that actually is historic in a midterm where the President's party usually does quite badly. Certainly in deep red states like Idaho and Utah it is going to be much more difficul...
by stealthbishop
Mon Nov 07, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church of the Far-Right
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Church of the Far-Right

Aligning with this thread, I watched a Hulu Documentary called "God Forbid" about the downfall of Jerry Falwell Jr. and the power and influence he had as President of Liberty University. It shows the absolute hypocrisy and the utter thirst for power.
by stealthbishop
Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "The Unbelieving" Off Off Broadway Play
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: "The Unbelieving" Off Off Broadway Play

Thanks so much everyone! Very much appreciated. I really felt that NOM is a part of this story because it would not have happened without NOM. I'm also really excited to share that the play made it into the NYT as the critics pick with another great review: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/01/theater...
by stealthbishop
Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "The Unbelieving" Off Off Broadway Play
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: "The Unbelieving" Off Off Broadway Play

Stealth, your participation here at NOM all these years has been invaluable to so many of us. I always feel a sense of loss when posters move on and stop participating. I felt that for the short time you were away only to find a sense of happiness and joy when you came back! Especially with the new...
by stealthbishop
Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: My Mushroom Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: My Mushroom Journey

I wish you well, Stealth. I find this fascinating. Personally, I find that certain pieces of music or scenes from nature can send me into a mild to moderate euphoria, and I know how to use them to achieve this, so I'll stick to them for now, but thanks for sharing. :D 8-) Absolutely. Add breathwork...
by stealthbishop
Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Armpit Crab story
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: The Armpit Crab story

DW is very skeptical of "soaking", etc. and I also brought up this story as well and she dismissed it. I'm not sure if I should be more skeptical of it but I do tend to find it somewhat believable.