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by RubinHighlander
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Moses...
Replies: 30
Views: 956

Re: Moses...

The bible has it almost at bad as the BOM, the most incorrect book ever written category. But that almost covers a big gap. The Bible talks about many real people, places, and events that can be verified by other sources. BoM? Zero. Good point! The only real people and places the BOM has would be f...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Trite and often pious TBM phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 1346

Trite and often pious TBM phrases

Last Sunday I went to the air show at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. I'd never attended before because I grew up around there and was able to see quite a bit from my house. Even last Saturday I had planes flying directly over my house. But a friend invited me because he knows the organizer and got VIP...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Moses...
Replies: 30
Views: 956

Re: Moses...

Somehow God must have erased the evidence so we can have..... Faith. You know. And God let the Devil put all those dinosaur and caveman bones in the ground...or was it Jesus, the creator? It's all part of the test. This seems to be a running theme with my apologist type friends. Does this constitut...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Did Horse mean Horse to Joseph Smith?
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: Did Horse mean Horse to Joseph Smith?

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Is there a list of all the made up words? That would be a good counter to the every day words the apologist use to try and nuance the BOM ridiculousness.
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nonconsensual exaltation
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Nonconsensual exaltation

crossmyheart wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:59 am
Well written, and honestly hard for me to read. Hard, because with each paragraph comes the reality that I wasted 40 years of my life in this cult. To me this thesis screams cult because of my life experiences with feeling trapped and unable to breathe under the pressure for conform.
+1 :!:
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Growth: Boy, were they wrong
Replies: 19
Views: 1165

Re: Church Growth: Boy, were they wrong

Does anyone know if the COB has recent land grabs in that area or have they gone as far as they can? If the COB is still buying parcels in that area, it might be a sign of the times they still intend to self-fulfill some of that prophesy as part of their effort to keep the narrative alive. If they h...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Questions to get TBMs thinking
Replies: 39
Views: 1752

Re: Questions to get TBMs thinking

Hagoth wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:10 am
Here's a question to ask while looking at (or coloring) the pictures in your Pearl of Great Price: "Hey, why does God have a boner?"
OMG Hagoth! Thank you for the Friday laughs! If God's boner lasts more than 3 millennia, does he need to call his Dr.?
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Religious identity the same as racial, gender, and sexual identity?
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Religious identity the same as racial, gender, and sexual identity?

My point is that misconstruing religious faith as a mere choice or preference, as something that can be adopted and discarded at will, radically misconceives the nature of religion in the lives of millions of faithful people. How about we twist that quote just a little bit: My point is that miscons...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Questions to get TBMs thinking
Replies: 39
Views: 1752

Re: Questions to get TBMs thinking

Cadahangel wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:26 pm
EternityIsNow wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:14 am
If you received the most powerful spiritual witness in your life, and that witness told you that the church was not true, would you believe it?
I did
Me three!
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Joseph Campbell, Power of Myth, SLC
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Joseph Campbell, Power of Myth, SLC

I like this Observation. I think we are gradually approaching a new center of society for salt lake. It will be a while still, but other areas such as Lehi or Bluffdale may eventually become the center of society. I agree with this, that in the industrial age, but the technology age seems to be mor...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: SLC Gay Pride Bashing
Replies: 21
Views: 994

Re: SLC Gay Pride Bashing

I am hoping young Terrance Mannery receives some community service award for standing up to that enraged mob. He is so awesome! I hope his restaurant gets lots of business for a long, long time. That shop is just up the street from where I work. I've made it a point to go up there next week.
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: LDS Inc corporate modelling and branding refresh
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: LDS Inc corporate modelling and branding refresh

I think it's an indication of the stagnation under Monson's so called leadership and Nelson's limited time to flex his ego and build a short legacy before he dies. He knows he has limited time and has energy to do work. And would the name of that ego be DHO? Seems to me, from the first press releas...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking for a home...
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: Looking for a home...

But what bothers me the most is this nagging feeling that I've been duped, and lied to. Isn't it a form of lying to perpetuate images of Joseph running his finger along gold plates in church materials knowing that this isn't how it actually happened? At least when I worked for the church, every sin...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Purpose of religion
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Purpose of religion

I think the single most overlooked element in the genesis of religion is hallucinogenic substances. One thing that ancient and less-stratified societies all over the world have in common is the use of psychedelic drugs. These drugs induce intensely spiritual experiences and visions. An important fi...
by RubinHighlander
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Prayer to the ocean
Replies: 25
Views: 868

Re: Prayer to the ocean

I really experienced this for the first time a couple of years ago (many times since and lately, just last weekend). I went up to shoot images of the Milky Way reflecting off the surface of a perfectly calm lake. I was alone in the forest and while my camera was shooting time lapse I just sat there ...
by RubinHighlander
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church apologizes for Racism!
Replies: 166
Views: 5778

Re: Church apologizes for Racism!

I was milling around the web and came across this Thinker of Thoughts video where he talks about the hoax apology site. There's a clip in there from Oaks, explaining that he was convinced the ban was from God and how he prayed for the ban to be lifted. Then at minute 18 there's a black TBM woman off...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Do You Come From Royal Blood?
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: Do You Come From Royal Blood?

Red Ryder wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:53 am
I see the resemblance RH!
YES!
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Latest RFM Podcast Second Best in History?
Replies: 28
Views: 1019

Re: Latest RFM Podcast Second Best in History?

<SNIP> I started teaching the Pearl of Great Price in the mid-80s. By actual account, I taught 59 sections. If we estimate 40 students in each, I taught 2360 students. In every class, the students were required to read the four accounts of the First Vision, and we spent three days talking about the...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: SLC Gay Pride Bashing
Replies: 21
Views: 994

Re: SLC Gay Pride Bashing

I know I will get attacked for this but here goes. I for one am sick and tired of all of this "pride" nonsense. My daughter was never popular with the boys. She is shy and a bit socially awkward but she always liked boys. Until she met another girl who took interest in her. Now, my daughter claims ...
by RubinHighlander
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A prayer from atop the Rameumptom
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: A prayer from atop the Rameumptom

Church of England prayers are a bit more humble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GkK8wS2WWc Loves me some Monty Python! When I Googled Rameumptom, I got this meme: https://i1.wp.com/kyledurfee.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Whether-truth-emerges-from-a-scientific-lab.png?resize=330%2C220 No CogDis...