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by stealthbishop
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 18
Views: 284

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: 10
Views: 269

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: 186

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: 186

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: 8
Views: 299

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: 10
Views: 269

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: 759

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: 364

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: 529

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: 312

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: 312

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: 459

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: 413

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.
by stealthbishop
Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: THAT's why it changed from "teaching" to "ministering!"
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: THAT's why it changed from "teaching" to "ministering!"

I listened to the entire podcast which was very good and a novel take on the damage the church is doing and what they actually believe. Hagoth, I think your analysis is excellent and it shows another great example of what may have contributed in large part to this change. That is spot on analysis th...
by stealthbishop
Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church of the Far-Right
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Church of the Far-Right

RubinHighlander wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:05 am
Wow...it's actually pretty scary. Handmaid's Tale crap right there.
That's exactly what I was thinking. That show (The Handmaid's Tale) really illustrates where we are headed if this new blending of an extreme religion and political power is allowed to take root. Scary as hell.
by stealthbishop
Mon Oct 31, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "The Unbelieving" Off Off Broadway Play
Replies: 8
Views: 312

"The Unbelieving" Off Off Broadway Play

Over the weekend I was in NYC with DW to watch a play called The Unbelieving. I may have mentioned it before but I was interviewed when I was a bishop about 10-11 years ago by a researcher who was researching clergy who had lost their faith. A fellow NOM member back then through NOM messaged me and ...
by stealthbishop
Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Finances and the CBC
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: Church Finances and the CBC

Sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads up on this!
by stealthbishop
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Reconsidering participation in ministering
Replies: 17
Views: 709

Re: Reconsidering participation in ministering

I just don't think it works for a lot of people. Sounds like overall it isn't meeting your needs. It's not helping you or anyone else other than the example you gave. It may be time to let go of something that is spiritually or emotionally wasteful. May your spiritual bowels be blessed to retain tha...
by stealthbishop
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Fish out of water
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: Fish out of water

This is definitely one of the major areas where the rubber meets the road. It can be really challenging to know to whom or to what extent do we open up and share our belief or non-belief. I know with good friends of ours who are still in the church, I still don't believe it is best to share a lot ho...
by stealthbishop
Mon Oct 24, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: My Mushroom Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: My Mushroom Journey

I made a mistake. I took 3g instead of 3mg. I did edit my OP to change that error.