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by Linked
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Rise of the "Nones"
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Rise of the "Nones"

Interesting article on the "Nones" , those who select "None" on a surveys asking about their faith, was posted on 538 today. Highlights include: - Most religious defectors come from Mainline Protestants and Catholics - The "Nones" as a bloc are about as big as Catholics or Evangelicals - Most "None...
by Linked
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Support
Topic: MIL Innocently Indoctrinating my Kids
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: MIL Innocently Indoctrinating my Kids

I had a situation similar to yours recently. My very TBM MIL was visiting and somehow sucked me into a convo about the church's $100 billion fund. I raised my concerns, and she said in front of my children, "Well, you've always been rebellious." (Raised mormon, seminary, RM, EQP, etc. but I don't s...
by Linked
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The true order of tithing
Replies: 21
Views: 585

Re: The true order of tithing

Not to thread jack too much, but I have a cool tithing story. So the missus and I had a bit of a fight over tithing and my taxes back in March. I have a little side business, and how I pay tithing is that whatever profit I made on the business, which is minuscule, I pay tithing on. Since Sis. M par...
by Linked
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 641
Views: 147035

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

Anyone have no side effects from the vaccine? My arm was not even sore, just nothing. Anyone heard the “why” behind lack of side effects? Did they just inject me with water? My husband had a slightly sore arm, about like a small bruise. His sister claims it is because we had covid. My DW had a sore...
by Linked
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 641
Views: 147035

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

Got myself a vaccine/mark of the beast/Bill Gates tracking microchip/whatever today. My arm hurts like hell. I got my first dose of the Moderna vaccine a week ago and it was 4 days before my arm felt better. Much more sore than with a flu shot, like a bad bruise. A couple days ago I noticed an infl...
by Linked
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Doubters are lazy learners!!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1514

Re: Doubters are lazy learners!!!!!

14/15. I miss going to school now.
by Linked
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A So-Called Beloved Daughter
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: A So-Called Beloved Daughter

Hi hallew, welcome to NOM! I am sorry that things are hard right now. Please know that you are not alone, many on this board have gone through the feelings of betrayal you are going through now. Also, you make some good points about the church responding to obvious pressure with obvious changes, and...
by Linked
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Doubters are lazy learners!!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1514

Re: Doubters are lazy learners!!!!!

I believe "lazy learner" is a phrase for an artificial intelligence algorithm. If I understand it correctly, the algorithm requires experience trials to develop. Modification of the learner is through experience only. In a eager learner algorithm, there are programmed assumptions. So the lazy learn...
by Linked
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 641
Views: 147035

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

Where I work they are offering hourly employees a half a day of PTO (4 hrs) for completing their vaccination program. Unfortunately, so far, salaried people don't qualify. I have known a number of people who were among the first to get the vaccine and they have yet to turn into zombies. One advanta...
by Linked
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 641
Views: 147035

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

I had a very sore arm for 4 days after getting my first dose of the Moderna vaccine, and I got the vaccine administrator to yell, "We've got a bleeder!" A price worth paying to get this under control. What are the most common and most unusual reasons given by Mormons for not getting the COVID vaccin...
by Linked
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Doubters are lazy learners!!!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1514

Re: Doubters are lazy learners!!!!!

LSOF wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:07 pm
Lazy learners! They had better be hardworking and incurious, all the better to enrich us!!
Hahaha, "lazy" isn't modifying "learners", both apply unmodified to the doubter! Good catch LSOF. If you have time to be a learner, you must be slacking on your many many assignments.
by Linked
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Forced Turning Point
Replies: 123
Views: 4548

Re: Forced Turning Point

Or just reassure the kid that they are worthy and that it’s not necessary to talk to any Bishop or leader about things of a sexual nature? Refer them to talk with God. 😀 Yes, that's great, but there will be kids who will feel they need an adult to talk to that isn't their parents. The church builds...
by Linked
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Forced Turning Point
Replies: 123
Views: 4548

Re: Forced Turning Point

I'm sure this was a terribly difficult decision. It's interesting that the SP made it an opt out, rather than opt in, decision. I hope you at least feel a bit validated that you are a good guy based on the calling, you deserve that for all the time they will demand of you. Based on your posts here y...
by Linked
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Handle Adding Children to the Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: How to Handle Adding Children to the Picture

I think your kids will not get irreversibly attached to the church teachings until they are at least 10, probably 12 or 13, so if you fade over the next 10 years it is probably not going to be an issue. I think the more important issue would be understanding and communication between you and your sp...
by Linked
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Missionary Life
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Missionary Life

I saw a response on a forum about dystopian mega corporations that really resonated with the missionary experience, I've modified a bit to be missionary specific. Rise and shine, and welcome to yet another beautiful day, Elder 118514! Despite the appearance of rain, the sun is shining here in paradi...
by Linked
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Forced Turning Point
Replies: 123
Views: 4548

Re: Forced Turning Point

So, last night was interesting. DW and I had a ~5 hour long discussion about where I stand in the church, our shared common and different experiences, our frustrations, and even some of the positives that we each see in the church. It was fairly intense. Tears were shed and laughs were shared on bo...
by Linked
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: MIL Innocently Indoctrinating my Kids
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: MIL Innocently Indoctrinating my Kids

So, where do you start with helping your children and family? Something I want to learn more about and teach my children is that Satan is not real. I don’t know anywhere in church requirements to at you must believe and have faith in Satan. He obviously was incorporated into the NT theology after t...
by Linked
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The word Mormon
Replies: 39
Views: 1721

Re: The word Mormon

Just saw this on reddit, and thought it fit here.

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by Linked
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: MIL Innocently Indoctrinating my Kids
Replies: 12
Views: 491

MIL Innocently Indoctrinating my Kids

We were visiting my in-laws yesterday and my MIL was talking to my son. For some reason she started telling him about church stuff. "When you go on a mission..." "The scriptures tell us that Jesus will come back, so we know that is true." "When Jesus comes back the devil won't be able to make people...
by Linked
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Forced Turning Point
Replies: 123
Views: 4548

Re: Forced Turning Point

That's a tough spot to be in græy, I'm sorry you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Your concerns about the church painting you as evil to your own kids really resonates with me. Just let me keep the respect I've developed with my kids. Also, when in doupt, stall. Telling the Ex Sec you need...