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hello from sunny portland oregon

Post by profit_seizer » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:44 pm


I'm Ben, essentially 100% non-practicing since January 2017, DW is vaguely orthoprax but a questioner too. Three kids, making things work so far, but it's actually been pretty hard relationship-wise (I was questioning / less-active since well before she started doing serious questioning). I wouldn't say my "shelf broke" so much as it gradually faded from existence over the course of a decade, but one of the turning points was Dehlin's why people leave discourse. I consider myself an atheist at this point (DW is *definitely* not), and my politics changed a lot at the same time. I gradually went from a disengaged republican to an anarcho-communist organizing with Democratic Socialists of America over a slightly longer span than my faith change. (the user name is a short form of my Twitter bio: "profit-seizer and revelator" thought y'all would appreciate the pun.)

I've got a crew of NOM-esque people we call the "Rogue Elders' Quorum" that meets at a local pub when we can. (I still haven't done the drinking yet, but I have tried coffee. And folks, I have to say: I freaking hate it.) One time we pruned the rosebushes at an old meetinghouse because the newly-reorganized ward couldn't get its act together, so I guess we have a community service arm.

Anyhow, hmu if you are Portland-area, leftist, or in a mixed-marriage with another questioner and have advice on how not to explode. (I'll probably post in that channel too because it's pretty wild over here just at the moment.)
"The history of human thought recalls the swinging of a pendulum which takes centuries to swing. After a long period of slumber comes a moment of awakening." —Peter Kropotkin

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Post by GoodBoy » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:22 pm

Welcome from Eastern Washington!
Always been the good kid, but I wanted to know more, and to find and test truth.

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Post by MoPag » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:30 am

Welcome to the ward family! I love your profile pic!!! :lol: :lol:
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Post by Hagoth » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:42 am

Welcome aboard, profit_seizer! It's great that you have a local in-real-life group of disaffected to hang out with. It is so comforting to meet others who understand where you are and what you've been through.
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Post by MerrieMiss » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:41 pm

Well, it's kind of gray and drizzly where I am today, but I love it! And it beats the smoke from last week!
Welcome, from another person in the Pacific Northwest!
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Post by Bremguy » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:35 pm

Hello from the Seattle area :)

At least it isn't smoky as it was last week, nor as hot.

Welcome aboard and enjoy the dialogue. Quite often, it is thought provoking, even when being on the humorous side.
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