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by hmb
Fri May 17, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 20
Views: 573

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

This is one reason I've always loved the Brother Jake videos on YouTube... they're funny, quick, and cover a lot of the problems (and apologetic responses) to some major issues. Brother Jake's early videos have a really subtle satire. I had to watch a few before I figured out that he was an unbelie...
by hmb
Thu May 16, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: Nihilism

I wonder if there's a difference in thinking about this at age 30 and age 70? I walked from the church in my 50's, still hoping (but not believing) in an after life. At 30 I would have had fear about the end, but only in the unknown of a new experience. Now it's just so final. It shouldn't matter; ...
by hmb
Wed May 15, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: Nihilism

I wonder if there's a difference in thinking about this at age 30 and age 70? I walked from the church in my 50's, still hoping (but not believing) in an after life. At 30 I would have had fear about the end, but only in the unknown of a new experience. Now it's just so final. It shouldn't matter; d...
by hmb
Sat May 11, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)
Replies: 41
Views: 1623

Re: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)

What a roller coaster of emotions from this thread. Many things I wanted to respond to, but without going back, I can't remember which lines I wanted to speak to. The first part of reading had me laughing pretty hard in an early morning visit to my local Starbucks. I kept reading WC as Water Closet,...
by hmb
Sat May 11, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: Nihilism

Wow, this thread hits me hard. Breaking away, guilt-free, from mormonism was very freeing. I never appreciated mortal life more than knowing this is IT! Make the most of it. Little things made me happier and appreciative. Every functional day feels like a gift. While I still think this way, I feel c...
by hmb
Wed May 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Unintended consequences of civil marriage announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: Unintended consequences of civil marriage announcement

1. Virtue Signaling/Class Creation -- basically creating that dynamic of more/less righteous if you have a civil ceremony as opposed to those who stick to what God really wants and has a temple ceremony anyway. I hadn't considered this. It will be like those of us who came from pioneer stock are so...
by hmb
Wed May 08, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Anyone a former bishop or stake pres?
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Anyone a former bishop or stake pres?

So this is probably no problem for a single woman or woman married to a nonmo. Girl callings are so not important in the church.
by hmb
Sat May 04, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The most stupid idea ever !!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: The most stupid idea ever !!!!

I'd be okay with home church, as long as the sacramental "water" was a jumbo margarita. Probably without the salt; you don't want to overdo.
by hmb
Sat May 04, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I have anger issues and need professional help!
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: I have anger issues and need professional help!

Recently my wife asked me why I still wear garments. I told her it’s just underwear. She replied “no it isn’t”. Or #4. Maybe she believes it isn't "just underwear," not for religious reasons, but for lousy, uncomfortable reasons. I would imagine for men it's not so different than some normal availa...
by hmb
Sat May 04, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: It’s my voice, isn’t it?
Replies: 16
Views: 545

Re: It’s my voice, isn’t it?

Hahahaha. I'm not mad or offended. It's so stupid laughable. I'm sorry so many feel they are not good enough (been there...) to balance family with church calling, while being exhausted from yet another pregnancy. All you have to do is pray and prioritize, but don't give up any of your duties. What ...
by hmb
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Imaginary Friends
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Imaginary Friends

Don’t forget those imaginary angels that threaten your life if you don’t marry young girls and other married women.
by hmb
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What was your first NOM thought?
Replies: 39
Views: 1293

Re: What was your first NOM thought?

Hmmm, first NOM thought. I remember thinking that the CK sounded like an awful place. I would much rather hang out with less than perfect sinners in a lower kingdom. 24/7 church didn't cut it with me. Spitting out a bunch of ungrateful offspring didn't not sound like peace and happiness. In order to...
by hmb
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Damnation to my Soul
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Damnation to my Soul

Wait so your saying your old and wise enough to retire but you can't exit a church? What kind of twilight zone so we live in here? Please tell me you can pick your own underwear? No? WTF kind is religion is this? Jebus may weep. I'll be weeping for joy. I do choose my own undies. They aren't pretty...
by hmb
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Damnation to my Soul
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Damnation to my Soul

Sitting in church, this morning, I took the sacrament for the first time since 2011 :twisted: . I took the smallest piece I could. Maybe it will be less damning. I’ll probably stop for a G&T on the way home. That should cleans the evil. Haha. I thought I would feel guilty, but this whole church gam...
by hmb
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Damnation to my Soul
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Damnation to my Soul

Sitting in church, this morning, I took the sacrament for the first time since 2011 :twisted: . I took the smallest piece I could. Maybe it will be less damning. I’ll probably stop for a G&T on the way home. That should cleans the evil. Haha. I thought I would feel guilty, but this whole church game...
by hmb
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Garment-Free Day
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Garment-Free Day

Hahaha. Who in a normal life worries about the underwear they have on? Such a bizarre religion. I remember those days. Oh yeah...I still hide my undies inside a hat (just incase an unsuspecting family member is looking through my stuff). Granny-panties in a hat. Hmmm, possibly a sort of seer stone? ...
by hmb
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Packing Heat
Replies: 21
Views: 879

Re: Packing Heat

Just This Guy wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:35 pm
I have no statistics to back this up, but I suspect that you are more likely to die from natural causes in church (boredom if it is a Mormon church) than a shooting.
I die a little each Sunday I attend.


I UNDERSTAND NOW! "Bored to tears..." That's why So. Many. Tears. during F&T meeting.
by hmb
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Who should be able to enter the temple?
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Who should be able to enter the temple?

If I'd seen what the temple was like, before getting the VIP card to enter, I would have never bothered. As a youth, the temple was mysterious and spiritual. Going, finally, was underwhelming. Until I learned the truth and disaffected, I thought it was a problem with ME. I wasn't good enough to get ...
by hmb
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "Why do you always leave after Sacrament Meeting?"
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: "Why do you always leave after Sacrament Meeting?"

After I reached the point that I could no longer force myself sit through all of the meetings I used to get the occasional "we sure miss you, brother," from members of the quorum. Then one Sunday one of the High Priest group counselors (or whatever they were called) stopped me in the hall on my way...
by hmb
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Living the Middleway again.
Replies: 22
Views: 744

Re: Living the Middleway again.

I shudder to think of getting a calling and other responsibilities. Is that part going to be okay for you? Your middleway may become 3/4 way. While living with my dad, I had my records sent to my home in another state. The church is like that. You might try to go half-way, but it's going to do ever...