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by Mormorrisey
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Monumental stupidity to faith promoting story
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Monumental stupidity to faith promoting story

The handcart fiasco immediate jumps to mind. What a stupid idea. If Brigham Young had been the one who would have had to pull a handcart, it would never have been suggested, but he was happy to suggest it when other people were the ones who had to do it. Apostolic promises of safe arrival failed to...
by Mormorrisey
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Morrissey and the Church
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Morrissey and the Church

I was intrigued by Morrissey being called the "Oswald Mosley of Pop". So much so, that I had to google Oswald Mosley to understand the reference. Not a very flattering reference, was it? Morrissey's gone from singing negatively about the National Front Disco, to having music you can PLAY in a Natio...
by Mormorrisey
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Morrissey and the Church
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Morrissey and the Church

So at this point, clearly my net handle and my avatar are indicators that I'm a bit of a Morrissey fan. A huge Morrissey fan actually. Well, at least I was. While a wonderful lyricist and musician, he's also a bit of an arrogant sort, with a particular world view that has evolved from supporting you...
by Mormorrisey
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Happiness in Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Happiness in Sacrament Meeting

I think the keywords in her talk are "stop thinking." Yep. No question that's what is required for happiness in the TBM mindset. Forget your own troubles, turn it off, and concentrate on what you need to do to make it to the CK. A prescription for a great deal of unresolved anxiety instead of happi...
by Mormorrisey
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?
Replies: 33
Views: 600

Re: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?

I've only seen meme's of his usual hate-speech against anyone who doesn't fit his straight, hetero, cis mold... But there's also other harmful mental health stuff in it too. If you're into that type of torture, go ahead and read the entire thing here: https://devotional.byuh.edu/node/1788 Holy sh!t...
by Mormorrisey
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: NOM down for a week? What happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: NOM down for a week? What happened?

Thanks for all your work - I really appreciate the email explanation, saved me from hyperventilating that NOM 3.0 needed to be created! Now my life has meaning again.
by Mormorrisey
Mon May 27, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Interesting Bishopric Meeting today
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Interesting Bishopric Meeting today

A couple of things came up in bishopric meeting today that I thought were interesting. 1. We were going over the sacrament meeting agenda and the bishop saw that "Praise to the Man" was one of the hymns. There was some discussion about whether it should be left on there because evidently there was ...
by Mormorrisey
Mon May 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: McKenna Denson Bonfire
Replies: 16
Views: 879

Re: McKenna Denson Bonfire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvZPuduWqU8 Remember the lady who made the rape charge at the Missionary Training Center and last week told how people are assaulting her? This is pretty sensitive material so I hope McKenna is not being misrepresented. I've heard some of it before. Obviously JB stil...
by Mormorrisey
Mon May 27, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?
Replies: 57
Views: 1731

Re: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?

And I've given up. Sis M. is a lovely woman, and entirely worth going through the charade for until I die. End of story. I want to give credit to my wife also, but I don't think I have given up. I often think that it's a better comparison with Rorschach in the movie "Watchmen" when he is in prison....
by Mormorrisey
Sun May 26, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?
Replies: 57
Views: 1731

Re: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?

Sorry I'm late to this discussion, just busy, but this is a great thread. In many ways I agree with both RR and alas; I agree with RR that this is a bit of an echo chamber, a softer landing spot for those still kind of stuck in a mixed-faith marriage or for whatever reason. To some extent, I think t...
by Mormorrisey
Sun May 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mother’s Day
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Mother’s Day

I heard a lot of talks that would have pleased the cookie-cutter Mormon moms today, which was nice. But I also spoke to four women today who really suffer during Mother's Day - a woman who was married twice yet never able to have children; a woman who raised her children and because of family dysfun...
by Mormorrisey
Wed May 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is True and What Isn't?
Replies: 24
Views: 555

Re: What is True and What Isn't?

I don’t think this is a new tactic by the church. It has always trumpeted feelings over facts. I just don’t think it is as effective as it use to be, and will be less so as time goes on. I think you're right, but it just seems so jarring now - maybe that's a result of me turning my brain on for the...
by Mormorrisey
Wed May 08, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: One More Please
Replies: 26
Views: 713

Re: One More Please

Not Buying It wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:28 am
I liked Church scandals before, but now that they are associated with policy change announcements I like them even more.
Yep! :lol:
by Mormorrisey
Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is True and What Isn't?
Replies: 24
Views: 555

Re: What is True and What Isn't?

That they're teaching the youth this nonsense as if it's a good thing makes my blood boil. :evil: Yep - and I'm glad I have no youth left, and mine have been taught to think a little more for themselves. Greatest joy of my life that they deal with the church as to what it IS, not what it claims to ...
by Mormorrisey
Tue May 07, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What is True and What Isn't?
Replies: 24
Views: 555

What is True and What Isn't?

Has anybody seen this little gem yet? It's been circulating around some of the youth Facebook pages, although without much commentary from the youth or the leaders. And I'm sure not going to add what I think. https://www.lds.org/youth/article/what-is-true-and-what-isnt?lang=eng&clang=urd If you don'...
by Mormorrisey
Tue May 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anyone a former bishop or stake pres?
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Anyone a former bishop or stake pres?

It's been over a decade since I had access to members' records as a bishop, and they had just computerized all the records into MIS near the end of my tenure, but the only annotations to records were church discipline actions, and if there was child abuse involved. That's pretty much it - although I...
by Mormorrisey
Mon May 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage
Replies: 68
Views: 1695

Re: Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage

It's been just over a month since I stood outside and greeted my son and his new bride as they exited the temple, from a wedding that I was excluded from. I am, of course, SO GLAD that this will no longer have to be the experience of non-member or inactive family members going forward. But I don't ...
by Mormorrisey
Mon May 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage
Replies: 68
Views: 1695

Re: Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage

I will grant that this is good news overall. It also reduces the need for me to maintain a temple recommend for my one child most likely to get married in the temple. And this is exactly why it took so long to make the change. They know that people, particularly millennials, are not bowing the knee...
by Mormorrisey
Mon May 06, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: It’s my voice, isn’t it?
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: It’s my voice, isn’t it?

Women will always have this problem in the Church, it is unavoidable. Men have the priesthood, the priesthood can never be wrong, so when women are offended by men, women are the problem. This kind of thing is simply the natural result of the Church’s institutionalized misogyny. Thanks heavens my d...
by Mormorrisey
Thu May 02, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Baby steps - but progress!
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Baby steps - but progress!

Small victories, especially when empathy is involved, are always a good thing in a marriage, whether it's religion or anything. I'm always looking for them!

Congrats on this small victory!