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by achilles
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Behold! The Fruits of E Oaks' Oct 2018 Talk Begin to Ripen!
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: Behold! The Fruits of E Oaks' Oct 2018 Talk Begin to Ripen!

This woman is clearly extreme and probably no fun at dinner parties. How common do you think this attitude actually is around the church? Has the Oaks talk encouraged his fundamentalist allies to speak up? This woman seems to think so. But look at some of the apologists/defenders on social media si...
by achilles
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Behold! The Fruits of E Oaks' Oct 2018 Talk Begin to Ripen!
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Behold! The Fruits of E Oaks' Oct 2018 Talk Begin to Ripen!

Today I came on this Letter to the Editor in the Herald Journal, the major newspaper of Cache Valley where I grew up. It was so...well, you'll see...that I had to reproduce it here in its entirety. https://www.hjnews.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/homosexuals-using-propaganda-tactics/article_eca76f39...
by achilles
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Three Years of the POX
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Three Years of the POX

Yesterday was the third anniversary of the Church's November 5th policy making same-sex marriage apostasy, and the children of married gays and lesbians ineligible for baptism, the Gift of the Holy Ghost, priesthood, and other ordinances. Unless they disavow their parents' relationship. And turn 18....
by achilles
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My Exorcism
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: My Exorcism

The best story I got is when I exorcized a demon from my bowels in an outhouse in a ghetto of Argentina after eating from questionable food preparation standards of a member family. I sent that demon back to the murky depths of the earth, a hole about 4' deep in some random person's backyard. Staph...
by achilles
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My Exorcism
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: My Exorcism

I was very depressed when I was in my third mission area. The other missionaries in my apartment took me to the mission president to be exorcised. I was too depressed to argue, and maybe somewhere deep down I was amused and interested in seeing what would happen next. After they explained everything...
by achilles
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Saints book vs heartland model
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Saints book vs heartland model

“Though there are several plausible hypotheses regarding the geographic locations of Book of Mormon events, the Church takes no official position except that the events occurred in Narnia.”
Whoops! It was either Narnia, or some other make-believe place...
by achilles
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "Did you guys move?"
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: "Did you guys move?"

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But seriously, it really is like her programming was violated... How do you even handle that?

It's almost like there really are only two categories--active Mormons, and everybody else. Add more categories, and BOOM!
by achilles
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anecdote, Intuition, and Hearsay
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Anecdote, Intuition, and Hearsay

It's difficult to find an evidence-based path to happiness in all the noise. I don't think it exists. I think you can determine the overall structure of how to obtain happiness from evidence, but that actually obtaining it requires believing in fiction and bullshit. That probably comes across as ne...
by achilles
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Top 10 lies about masturbation
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: Top 10 lies about masturbation

My clinical chemistry professor actually used the words "little factory" today to describe B-cells...
by achilles
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Top 10 lies about masturbation
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: Top 10 lies about masturbation

"every time you masturbate, you've blown it" :shock: ;) :lol: :roll: In all seriousness, I constantly felt like a failure because every time I did something that was completely natural and an important part of a person's sexuality, I had blown it. After my mission, I spent seventeen of the prime ye...
by achilles
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The SP Counselor and E Sec came by
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: The SP Counselor and E Sec came by

Thoughtful wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:08 pm
My retort would be that it's creepy for 45 year old men to show such interest in a teenage boy....
PLEASE send this text. I will give you $5.
by achilles
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: He's Lost the Spirit
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: He's Lost the Spirit

You are fighting millions of years of evolution. I wonder just how much of Mormonism flows from the amygdala*. I would guess a lot of it. In order to be a chosen people, there have to be the unchosen. It goes with the territory. It sucks but haters gonna hate. I think the best course of action is t...
by achilles
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Lunch With Fellow NOMies
Replies: 45
Views: 1285

Re: Lunch With Fellow NOMies

I would like to do a Taqueria 27 shindig.
by achilles
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I Am Jane Manning
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: I Am Jane Manning

I have not seen it, but I expect to do so probably after it comes out on video. My somewhat unfair concern over this movie is that my most believing family and friends will watch it and think, "Wow! I'm so glad that we don't discriminate against anyone any longer!" Then they will studiously avoid a...
by achilles
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Gatherings, Events, and Announcements
Topic: Friend Near e
Replies: 18
Views: 1222

Re: Friend Near e

Hey margarita, I'd love to meet you. I'm in Logan all the time, and pass through Brigham every day.
by achilles
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I Am Jane Manning
Replies: 8
Views: 433

I Am Jane Manning

I recently went to see Jane and Emma with my father. I knew that the movie was about Emma Smith and Jane Manning, but didn't really know much else about it. In the movie, an early African American Saint named Jane Manning keeps vigil with Emma watching over the body of Joseph Smith on the night afte...
by achilles
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Lunch With Fellow NOMies
Replies: 45
Views: 1285

Lunch With Fellow NOMies

Hey folks! I recently had lunch with Hagoth, and had a great experience! It really helps to meet fellow NOMies IRL. I live near Odgen and would love to meet more of you. Let's reach out to each other more!

-Josh
by achilles
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What's the deal with the social media fast?
Replies: 28
Views: 1186

Re: What's the deal with the social media fast?

HOW WILL THE DOTERRA GET SOLD???!!!
by achilles
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Reading the Book of Mormon in 90 days.
Replies: 32
Views: 1063

Re: Reading the Book of Mormon in 90 days.

Corsair wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:02 pm
moksha wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:50 am
Would anyone prefer being assigned to read Tolkien's The Silmarillion instead?
Yes, that's a new theology I would enjoy arguing about.
It may be that Nephi and Moroni are just as likely to be real as Numenor and Mordor.
by achilles
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Reading the Book of Mormon in 90 days.
Replies: 32
Views: 1063

Re: Reading the Book of Mormon in 90 days.

This is like the third goal this year that I've heard to get people to read the BoM. It's like that scene in Wedding Singer where George takes over singing duties while Robbie Hart takes a break. At the end of George's song he doesn't have any more material so he just starts singing the song over a...