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by malkie
Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:40 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Non-Christian checklist
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: Non-Christian checklist

nibbler wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:17 am
Do you have to succeed at them or does an attempt count? Like if you tried telepathy but it never quite worked out.

Asking for a friend.
Did you get the message I sent you?
by malkie
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true
Replies: 23
Views: 350

Re: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true

That’s interesting. So do you plant to follow his direction and give the blessings yourself? If they and I had been active at the right time in our lives I would have, but it's too late (in different ways) for all of us. Neither son has had his PB, and I think it's unlikely that they ever will. And...
by malkie
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A quick update.
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: A quick update.

Wow. How long is it going to take before the outlaws are "quick to observe" that there are more than one hole in Sis. RR's ears and give her grief over it? I will never forget Lord Bednar's talk on this subject, and how much it's contributed to Mormon judgy culture. In any event, exciting news! I h...
by malkie
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true
Replies: 23
Views: 350

Re: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true

In my Patriarchal Blessing, I was told a few strange things about seeking goals in the high mountains. ... Thou art able to proceed directly by building hanging bridges over the crevices and bends of the mountain sides and thy direction thus remains direct. ... At the end of the blessing, the Patria...
by malkie
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 434

Re: Consciousness

Unnamed Philosopher maintained that consciousness is a fundamental quality of nature, and that everything in existence possesses it to some degree. Are you sure this wasn't Brigham Young? I seem to remember him having said some very similar things about "intelligence" and how the elements are actua...
by malkie
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:36 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Non-Christian checklist
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: Non-Christian checklist

I only got a score of 3:
  • music
  • books
  • certain people (you know who you are!)
by malkie
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 434

Re: Consciousness

Is a Roomba conscious? It appears to have goals, and to be able to look for and use ways to overcome obstacles. When you touch something hot, and jerk your hand away, it all happens before your brain has any idea about what is going on. So are your reflexes conscious? I could (probably :) go on and...
by malkie
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 434

Re: Consciousness

You want this discussion to turn into an animal rights fight? Nope. Not at all. What I'm fascinated with and perplexed by is what looks like conscious behavior of things without brains, like the kinesin molecule, organelles like mitochondria, amoebas, sperm cells competing for the prize. Maybe it's...
by malkie
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true
Replies: 23
Views: 350

Re: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true

I’ve evolved on priesthood blessings. I see them like more of a pep talk. Think of how invigorating a great half time speech by Knute Rockne (think the locker room speech in the movie Rudy). These can be inspirational, give you chills, and make you believe in the cause. If healing blessings really ...
by malkie
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true
Replies: 23
Views: 350

Re: Thoughts on priesthood blessings and feeling the spirit meaning the church is true

At one point in my church life I had a reputation for giving "good" blessings. Ironically, it was at a time that my faith in all things LDS was almost completely gone, and I was simply going through the motions, so that if the priesthood I held (and still hold!) were in any way real it was probably ...
by malkie
Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?
Replies: 43
Views: 1369

Re: How do you label yourself regarding your belief?

Totally dependent on the situation! But often I'll label myself as some sort of Mormon. The last time I ran into the JWs, I told them that I was a Mormon, and that I wasn't interested in what they had to say. They left me alone after that. Whenever I'm talking to LDS missionaries I usually tell them...
by malkie
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A quick update.
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: A quick update.

Red Ryder wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:41 pm
malkie wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:22 pm
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* = one earring in each ear, and * * = two earrings in each ear?
This
Congrats to Sis R!!!
by malkie
Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A quick update.
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: A quick update.

I’ve been purposely keeping updates to Sister Ryder’s faith crisis to a minimum out of respect and privacy for her story. However this just has to be told. Her ears a week ago looked like this: . After this weekend: .. How bout that? Please disambiguate, RR. Is * = one earring in one ear, and * * =...
by malkie
Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 28
Views: 1170

Re: Tales from the Heretic in HC

:?: :?: :?: Nope, nope, nope. I was quoting you, so it’s your bad grammar. Huh? What comment of mine were you quoting, alas? As far as I can see you were quoting Red Ryder. Not that I care that much - I'm just puzzled. Now I am confused too, because I thought there was one where red said it was bad...
by malkie
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 28
Views: 1170

Re: Tales from the Heretic in HC

If I'm following it right, the original quote was SUPPOSED to be: "... a 90 year old whose faith and glory...." But with typo became: "...a 90 year old whose fake and glory..." And Alas suggested it might be a Freudian slip and could stand alone as: "... 90 year old whose fake." Thus introducing a ...
by malkie
Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 28
Views: 1170

Re: Tales from the Heretic in HC

Red, I just read through your post again to kind of refresh my memory about what this whole tread was talking about and I noticed your typo. Has to be a Freudian slip, because it is just too good to be innocent, about the “90 year old whose fake.” We will just put the period there and leave it. Hah...
by malkie
Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Slippery slope data
Replies: 22
Views: 4951

Re: Slippery slope data

Was it here, or on the old MormonDiscussions (now DiscusMormonism) board, that someone was able to add a thread-kill percentage to the list of users? I don't remember seeing it here. Sounds like an interesting thing to add. I think we had that on the old board. But I would rather not make people pa...
by malkie
Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Slippery slope data
Replies: 22
Views: 4951

Re: Slippery slope data

Major thread killer. :lol: (I've come across several threads where I apparently killed it. Lol) Hilarious! In my early NOM days I was so aware of killing threads that I kept quiet for a while just to see if there were other serial killers out there. But concerning the original topic, I have heard a...
by malkie
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Tales from the Heretic in HC
Replies: 28
Views: 1170

Re: Tales from the Heretic in HC

We would never have a 90 year old whose fake and glory revolves being a heart surgeon from 50 years ago. Red, I just read through your post again to kind of refresh my memory about what this whole tread was talking about and I noticed your typo. Has to be a Freudian slip, because it is just too goo...
by malkie
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What happened to the old NOM board?
Replies: 28
Views: 3348

Re: What happened to the old NOM board?

Yes, many thanks to those of you responsible for bringing NOM back. I never had any hard feelings toward Thayne when the old Board died - he never owed us anything. We should be grateful for what he did, I personally didn't like some of the complaining I saw at the time. For myself, complaining was...