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by wtfluff
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: World-wide Fast
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: World-wide Fast

Relevant thoughts:

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by wtfluff
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts from Simon Southerton Regarding the Worldwide Fast
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Thoughts from Simon Southerton Regarding the Worldwide Fast

From Redit:

Fasting: Passive-aggressive hunger strike against reality.
by wtfluff
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How's house church going for you all?
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: How's house church going for you all?

Meh..... The majority of the time a truly good shepherd keeps his sheep alive much longer than if they were left unattended at the mercy of big cats, bears, jackels/coyotes and wolves. Slaughter is not terribly common because you destroy the wool producing capability. Plus a larger flock produces m...
by wtfluff
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How's house church going for you all?
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: How's house church going for you all?

Anyone know how to go inactive from home church? TXT Message: Dear (first name) bishop, (first name) EQP and (first name) ministering dudes, No-one in the history of humanity has died from NOT receiving "the sacrament." We may be on track to see hundreds of thousands of people die from COVID-19. #S...
by wtfluff
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts from Simon Southerton Regarding the Worldwide Fast
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Thoughts from Simon Southerton Regarding the Worldwide Fast

Is the idea of fasting FOR someone an entirely Mormon thing? It has never made much sense to me. I thought the whole purpose of fasting was to purify yourself and to gain some personal perspective about spiritual nourishment vs. physical nourishment. How to you do that FOR someone else? But then it...
by wtfluff
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How's house church going for you all?
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: How's house church going for you all?

Today my ward is going to provide an online Sacrament Meeting. Actually they're calling it a church service, because no sacrament. Interesting how General Conference Magick works across the internet, and I believe most folks think that "Proclaim the Gospel" Missionary Magick works across the intern...
by wtfluff
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A fellow Mormon asks us to give our lives for the economy
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: A fellow Mormon asks us to give our lives for the economy

Hagoth wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:18 pm
powdered funeral potatoes?
[shudder]

Seriously. If they invented powdered funeral potatoes, I might have to add them to my list of essential supplies. (To go along with the whiskey and diet soda.)
by wtfluff
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How are you holding up?
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: How are you holding up?

I do have a kid at home who's not dealing well with the "online school" thing.

It's gonna suck, but they're gonna have to find a way to get used to it, it's not going away any time soon enough.
by wtfluff
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A fellow Mormon asks us to give our lives for the economy
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: A fellow Mormon asks us to give our lives for the economy

We just need to work carefully - not stop working. That's part of how S. Korea and Japan have been handling it, with better success than most countries. The other big difference is that they took it seriously and started taking action on day one, rather than spinning their wheels for six weeks call...
by wtfluff
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: When Jesus Comes Again
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: When Jesus Comes Again

I remember a song from primary about when Jesus comes again... With all the plagues and earthquakes, it is clear to some that the end is near. That Christ will be descending from the planet near Kolob where God lives to visit us. I hope to be alive when this happens. ... You're in luck! If you beli...
by wtfluff
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A fellow Mormon asks us to give our lives for the economy
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: A fellow Mormon asks us to give our lives for the economy

Maybe this is a good thing. The older Mormons who still give that blowhard any credit will go out and work themselves to death. Then us survivors can collect their inheritances, less strain on social security, and the old diehards inthe church pass away and hopefully make room for a younger crowd w...
by wtfluff
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How are you holding up?
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: How are you holding up?

Holding up? What would be a good word for it? Maybe: Numb? It's like a train-wreck. Like all train-wrecks, it's impossible for me to look away. And it's a train-wreck that involves the entire planet. It's also hard to not spend all my time ponderizing the irony of the entire situation. And the best ...
by wtfluff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A fellow Mormon asks us to give our lives for the economy
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: A fellow Mormon asks us to give our lives for the economy

Beck is an idiot. I shouldn't really type the other adjectives I'd also like to use to describe him. "The Economy" can and will return. It might not look exactly like it did last year, but human beans are resilient things; If that were not the case, we wouldn't be here. We've made it through pandemi...
by wtfluff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: How much weight do you anticipate gaining due to social distancing?
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: How much weight do you anticipate gaining due to social distancing?

Hagoth wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:14 pm
When I'm home where the food is I find it particularly difficult to look the other way.
Well, that's a distinct possibility.

To quote a friend of mine when discussing this sort of "see-food" diet once upon a time: "Dude, that's just willpower."

I replied: "Yeah, I have none" (willpower.)
by wtfluff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 198
Views: 12733

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 55,225 confirmed cases in the US and 298 in Utah. 69,171 cases in the US and 340 in Utah. We were "10 days behind Italy" I believe tomorrow or the next day we will pass them up. Looks like the USA just...
by wtfluff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is the church saying or doing anything???
Replies: 34
Views: 771

Re: Is the church saying or doing anything???

C'mon, how 'bout the international day of Fasting and Mighty Prayer ? He's even laid out the specifics. Course, there's the missionary plug in #3 and awesome conference plug in #5. (Image from FB feed) Day of Fast - FB.jpg I big, giant boatload of "Thoughts and prayers." (Tots and Pears?) But no he...
by wtfluff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Still in anger stage
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Still in anger stage

I've typed it before, and I'll type it again: I'll likely be done with the anger phase, when I die. Too many family members who are "all-in." No way to actually communicate about any of it with them, so I just stew in my own apostasy, and complain about it with NOM/exmo/other friends who are willing...
by wtfluff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 198
Views: 12733

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 55,225 confirmed cases in the US and 298 in Utah. 69,171 cases in the US and 340 in Utah. We were "10 days behind Italy" I believe tomorrow or the next day we will pass them up. Yup. And the USA and It...
by wtfluff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: My State Just Shut Down
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: My State Just Shut Down

Good luck Apologeticsislying. It's likely that all of us will be there at some point methinks.



Just This Guy wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:57 am
What state do you live in?
Idaho?
Apologeticsislying wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:53 pm
... our Idaho part ...
by wtfluff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Home Church and Women
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Home Church and Women

A private ex-Mormon women's group had this entry from one of its members yesterday: My husband is on a ward council Zoom meeting trying to figure out the magic sacrament rules. What if someone went to the church, blessed the sacrament, then people could come and pick up the blessed bread?.....no th...