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by Linked
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: General Konference Predictions
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: General Konference Predictions

I think we will get a bump in 2nd coming talks due to the extreme events going on right now, a la Oaks April 2004 speech. This is something that it seems church leaders have de-emphasized recently, but they need a big stick to whack people back to church.
by Linked
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What To Do About The Police
Replies: 30
Views: 1286

Re: What To Do About The Police

All the uproar over police misses the point i think. Police react to criminals. They generally do not roam the streets looking for to cause mayhem. Those who put themselves in the position to react negatively to police scream the loudest about the injustice. I have never had a issue with the police...
by Linked
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 434
Views: 65009

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

I'm just going to leave this here: https://zenodo.org/record/4028830 A quick Google search turned up a Newsweek article which led with the following: Fact-check: Does a New Study Give Evidence that the Coronavirus Was Made In a Lab? BY KASHMIRA GANDER ON 9/15/20 AT 5:09 PM EDT SHARE HEALTH CORONAVI...
by Linked
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Another blow to John Gee
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Another blow to John Gee

...Lou Midgely...: "I think I know more than I can say. Jana Riess is one rather obvious person. I will not speculate over others who may or may not have been involved in this very strange event. I don't think the event is over yet. If I am guessing correctly, if Saving Faith is eventually released...
by Linked
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Rasband's Face-to-Face
Replies: 21
Views: 648

Re: Rasband's Face-to-Face

I have serious problems with the truth claims of the church and am considering removing my name from the records of the church. Can you give me a reason why I should stay? Elder Rasband's response (May not be 100% word for word): I can't wait to talk to Harry about the reasons why he should stay. T...
by Linked
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Another blow to John Gee
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Another blow to John Gee

These are small but telling examples, revealing the way Gee takes research out of context to suit his own narrative, all the while claiming that it’s other people who are pushing a narrative.
Apologetics in a nut shell.
by Linked
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 434
Views: 65009

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

Newme, Your post is trolling and your position on the subject is an abject moral failing on your part and you should look in the mirror and make some changes... What is your point here? That we should put less value on human life as a society? That the shut downs for COVID-19 and the stimulus packa...
by Linked
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: SLC will contact your nonmember spouse
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: SLC will contact your nonmember spouse

This is gross. The church trains members as early as possible to do crap like this and count the awkward feelings as temptations. The better you bury your decency the better you are at contacting people. On my mission they would have us do the Open Your Mouth stretch several times per zone conferenc...
by Linked
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 434
Views: 65009

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

Note on the graph above, how much higher related deaths were in 2018 - yet no massive stimulus packages and shut downs etc. back then. The USCDC is finally admitting that only 6% of the deaths they blamed on Covid were actually due to covid. They exaggerated by 94%! And what is most sad is the insa...
by Linked
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Prayer Why Bother
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Prayer Why Bother

Prayer as a conduit for communication with a supreme being has proven ineffective in my life too. I think prayer as meditation can be helpful for a person's mental health, but not to actually change anything else. Thinking of blessings can help you frame the world in a way that can make you feel hap...
by Linked
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Three Good Things
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Three Good Things

So what’s #3? Haha, I ran out of time! #3 is NOM. I am grateful to have a place where everybody knows your pseudonym. Where our church troubles are all the same. 3. Friends - god knows we need them when we leave the church. Thanks, guys. If someone was anticipating such a change, how can they best ...
by Linked
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Three Good Things
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Three Good Things

There is a daily mental exercise called Three Good Things that is supposed to help people be happier and reduce depression symptoms. Here is a paper published in American Psychologist in 2005 on Positive Psychology which includes details on the study; hit Ctrl+f and type "three good" to get straight...
by Linked
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 6 months...
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: 6 months...

...no church. Isn't it wonderful? :) -lost Just awesome! My DW has been pretty chill about it. No Sunday clothes, a short lesson for the kids that isn't dogmatic every couple weeks or so. My church-related anxiety is way down. I am thinking this is the best possible point to step away, so barring s...
by Linked
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple changes
Replies: 35
Views: 1400

Re: Temple changes

Red Ryder wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:15 pm
[Garments are awful, yada yada yada]
It’s time to remove going down ...
They tried that in the 80's and it didn't go very well.
by Linked
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Cutting ties
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Cutting ties

Angel wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:28 am
The deed is done. We'll see how long it takes.
Here's to new beginnings, happy Friday everyone!!
Congrats Angel! I'm sure it will be nice to not have that in the back of your mind. How did you end up doing it?
by Linked
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Grit and Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: Grit and Mormonism

How do you think we can support the women in our lives who are still in the church to lighten their load? (I would like to be able to do it without assuming that load myself) I am not sure what you're going for here, but in my personal experience for a woman to leave behind LDS "Be a doormat of a p...
by Linked
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Really frustrated lately...
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: Really frustrated lately...

Hey jfro, I wanted to tell you I feel for you man. Your situation is super hard. If you look at my post history you know I have had my struggles with my relationship with my DW as we navigate my new beliefs. Things have been pretty good recently, mainly because we don't talk about church at all. We ...
by Linked
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Grit and Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: Grit and Mormonism

The Church is a parasite. It sucks away your time, energy, passion, and devotion, and it insatiable, never-ending, overwhelming demands. As my kids drifted farther from Mormonism, I used to occasionally worry that they would have problems finding stability and direction in life without it, and I wo...
by Linked
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Grit and Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Grit and Mormonism

In psychology "grit" is defined as "perseverance and passion for long-term goals" by Angela Duckworth. She is a research psychologist who has concluded that grit is a better predictor of success than intellectual talent. This seems pretty intuitive; persevering in efforts toward a goal makes one mor...
by Linked
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Apologetics
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Apologetics

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(From here: http://nautil.us/blog/you-want-to-see-m ... re-friends. About how acadamia has screwed up science. But this panel is apologetics in a nutshell.)