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4 days ago
presleynfactsrock
So enjoyed your post, and I do remember reading some of your previous posts. HAPPY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, and may you have many more. Here's a toast to the good, the bad, and the really bad of the MormonCult. May the cult fade away on a cold, dreary, stormy night, reminiscent of the cold dreariness created by its lies, greed, and evil indoctrination.
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4 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I send kudos for your daring to share your feelings and express your truth which the MormonCult has dictated you MUST not talk about. You have taken a big, a very big first step. Finding a voice to me is the beginning of a journey of recovery. Many years ago, I finally was able to take a stand, to know and say what I was feeling about a subject which I had been taught was way off limits a
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4 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I just know I'm good at collecting cash and bookkeeping and would help your CK Cuttings shop (my fav name of those proposed) prosper. I believe you have been smitten by Creative Revelation, and I am ready and willing to follow, to have faith, believing that failing is not an option. Go forward with zest you Good and Faithful Elderolddog you. When and where will the first CK Cuttings grand op
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5 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I agree that indifference is like you are invisable, being a ghost that no one sees. In my situation, my Mom gave birth to a boy two years after me......A BOY, A MAN AT LAST! He got positive attention, surprisingly even once in a while from my Dad who wanted a boy so badly. It stung for me to be around. Infact, my brother was pampered and spoiled in lots of ways as he was the one who got the
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5 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I'm with you there. I've wondered to. One of my best school friends, we still talk about twice a week and go places together, and I feel so fortunate she is in my life. Her home was a very loving, FUN, AND PEACEFUL HOME. I remember the first time we hung out at her house when we were freshmen in high school. I was there at lunch time and her Mom fixed us this amazing lunch that looked
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5 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Just look at the list of names on this thread of posters who endured (and lived through) horrific, unthinkable emotional and physical abuse AS CHILDREN...... ***Cheryl ***Amyjo ***Tevai ***exminion ***mythb4meat ***donbagley ***Jaxon ***Aquarius123 ***HeidiGWOTR ***Presleynfactsrock Abuse that includes being kicked, hit, smacked, being thrown out of a car, made to clean out cooking
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5 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Yes, awareness of other cultures and religions help to give you perspective on your own. You realize that religion and myth are a window into human psychology but not necessarily into "truth." I had some of that growing up, more than many Mormon children, I think, and it has been very valuable". I enjoyed the way you phrased these thoughts. I agree wholeheartedly that some ch
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6 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Refreshing to discover new friendships and find common interests. I am happy for you Amyjo and do hope that this friendship can develop and grow. I had two step-sisters who were much older than myself. They were both good people who reached out to build a relationship with my mother and us when my mom was a single mom after my, and their father, passed away. They lived hours away and my mom
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6 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Dagney, I very much agree with your post, and it is well stated.
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7 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Well spoken and I agree completely that Nelson's talk should have NEVER passed muster on so, so many levels. So very sorry for your loss Secular Priest. I have taken the liberty to list some of the concise points found in all of the above posts, sometimes adding my own thoughts. I THINK THE VOLUME OF DISLIKE FOR NELSON AND THE DESCRIPTIVE WORDS DETAILING THIS DISLIKE is amazing to see li
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7 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I thank you very much for your kind words and praise (once in a while we all need this right?). Your insights on this thread and the manner you presented them were amazing, just as I have found they always are. I very much enjoy your posts, feeling that when you share, you give 100% of your time, your care, your energy, and your expertise. Kudos back your way!
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7 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Love the discussion....the new insights, the pros and cons seen of such a proposal, and the multiple suggestions of ways, such as field trips and guest speakers, to possibly enhance such a program. My university cultural anthropology major did include guest speakers speakers, field trips, and professors who had traveled and been a part of research and studies. One afternoon's lecture by a pro
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7 days ago
presleynfactsrock
As a teen attending with a friend and fam, we were "allowed" to sit free from their watch. Still, there are only so many games you can enjoy on a notepad together, trips you can take to restroom and drinking fountain, and unholy-giggling together you can do as you engage in demeaning the boys in the ward until the darn snoopy parents discovers it is you two that is causing all the ra
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7 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Hi. I just saw your request concerning a link. I also like Dan Dennitt. Right now, I can hardly keep my eyes open and haven't done a live link for a while so I will just give you the typed info. If you have any trouble, let me know and tomorrow I can better (hopefully) send a link. It is found on You tube. Dan Dennett: Responding to Pastor Rick Warren.
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8 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I have always been very in favor of this from my studies and interest in cultural anthropology. Religion is a vital part of who humans are; there is not one culture in the history of our world that lacks religion. All people want to know why they are here, where they came from and will they go someplace after they die. Daniel C. Dennett, a cognitive scientist and writer, states, and I agre
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8 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Welcome. This site is filled with wonderful humor, wonderful wisdom, and just plain wonderful wonder and awe for the planet we live on. I think you will find community here, and as the saying goes, "Take what you like, and leave the rest".
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8 days ago
presleynfactsrock
From my observation, if you're a retired carpenter, engineer, doctor, or grasshopper collector and you raise you paw to volunteer, the church will snap you up and let you work for....hold the tears and applause.....for FREE! They will use your training and skills when and where they want to. What a racket. Of course, Sleazy Joe and Briggy were masters at that, so they learned from the wo
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8 days ago
presleynfactsrock
How about the touchy-feelie of your extended pregnant belly by male priesthood pricks in the ward, even the old wrinkled farts, sometimes accompanied by creepy or sexual comments like, "Oh, haven't we been busy lately", or "It was a cold winter, wasn't it?" These touches happened fast, took you off guard, just like the garment feel-ups. Where was my sharp wacking-stick whe
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8 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Dancing lessons for sure....and for sure the Mormoncult will make it a a point (or a book) to indicate which they approve and disapprove of. Foreign languages are a must....by the way, I missed church meetings a lot (yes, hold your envy), so is there a special Holy Heavenly Language that will be spoken??? (besides Reformed Egyptian - that sneaky never-found JS language)
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Because I was not caught in the Mormon-mindset of avoiding the "evil world", I have a hard time even wrapping around the fact that there are plenty members who do. I was lucky as I was not indoctrinated as a child and on up. But, I did attend church enough with friends to hear about the promise of happiness and eternal life if I married in the temple, etc. Then came the bomb shel
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Exminions, your words and writing are powerful and very well stated. I am so sorry for what you and your family went through at the hands of some mormons. Mormonism is a dangerous cult in so, so many ways and this bullying is one of the big ones. You deserve big kudos and shouts of praise for the strength and courage you developed and fought for.
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I live in a community setting and have experienced two frightening experiences. The first was during the day, around 3-ish and I heard someone cussing and rattling my locked (thank heavens) screen door, even kicking it. I thought the person sounded very drunk, so I gave him a little time to get discouraged and leave. He soon stumbled on. The second time was worse than the first. It was a
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I have to comment to Jesus Lives! Jesus died for us! Well, make up your mind....which is it?
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
My pick for the a three-way tie for the top prize are..... *****MOMMY, SCRATCH MY BUTT!!!" *****A teenager uttering, "Yabadabadoo, I know this church is true". *****The lady who always started her testimony "You all know I'm a drunk...."
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Had to love the visitors who stood up condemning the waste of time by ward members like they were one of the General Authorities (like Oaks), They were often bossy and loud. One time I remember a fairly new member's Mom doing this after there had been a loooong silence, and I watched as her son and his wife sort of melted into the bench. "I just can't understand how you can let this p
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I wrestled with this dilemma of whether to resign or not resign because I knew it was nothing but a bunch of hooey, hot air, and as you say, no legal contract. But, I detested the MormonCult to the bottom of my arthritic toes, and it was damn important to me to just send these pricks a letter saying "Take me off your roles now!" Plus, I wanted to tell my TBM family members and frien
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Amen and amen to the statement that "Mormonism is a tightly sealed bubble". Many years in the past, after my husband and I lost the battle of trying to talk our dear first born daughter out of a mission, and then when she got her call, to pleeeease ask for it be rethought and re-revealed (ha, ha) so she could not be sent to such a god-forsaken, unsafe and unclean country, she stepped
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Wally, this is one of my fav posts of your many humorous and wise "revelations," You said of the Prophet and Apostles, "These days they're not so much in the business of "revealing" things as in the business of "de-revealing" things". They are "Deleting. Sweeping under the rug. Relabeling". My mind jumped to what a sad and unproductive
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Appreciate your reading and replying to my post, Flash. Thanks a bunch. I've enjoyed this thread your words created and hearing the varied responses. Life is truly amazing in all the shapes and varieties of people it offers and creates. How different we can see and experience, what irritates one person is not understood by another, and so it goes.
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
They might watch and cheer him on, all the while smiling smugly and envisioning large $$$ signs around him. I have been on a rant recently with the Ones Sitting on Their Thrones because of some family indoctrination issues, plus just seeing day in and out, weekly, and monthly all the shit these evil clowns pull and get away with. The leadership of the cult is plain mean, evil and deceitf
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