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7 days ago
presleynfactsrock
These latest guilting firesides across the West sure are keeping the brethren busy - let them keep up the nonsense as the number of members leaving the cult is not diminishing no matter what tactic they try. Sweden, Idaho, Hawaii, Arizona, Utah, etc.....I think they just enjoy the sight-seeing and those adoring TBM's who haven't given up on them.
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9 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Dang cancer....my best hopes and wishes are being sent to you.
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15 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Nuclear war....yeah, in the same boat....we'll all be dead.
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16 days ago
presleynfactsrock
The indoctrination of the cult sinks its teeth deep into a member's psyche which means it usually takes much time and some relapses to move away from its grip. Hang in there. I think you are on the right track and give yourself kudos for trying, even if you relapse. Change takes time, especially when you are changing a lifestyle that was drilled into you. Oh, and it might be helpful to read u
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17 days ago
presleynfactsrock
(swearing) Attempting to figure out the church to me was much like slaving over a puzzle where, unbeknownst to me, two similar, but different, puzzles had been mixed together. All my time, energy, and cuss words hadn't worked and wouldn't work. So, out of frustration, I distanced myself, took some new paths and roads, explored new scenery to give myself a break. Time and new perspectives
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18 days ago
presleynfactsrock
....as has been mentioned - the AMAZING, EXPOSING INTERNET arrived, and as much as the cult tried, using their tithing earned money, energy and time, it, the cult, has not been able to shut it down. What? Did you not pray enough cult or read your scriptures enough for God to answer your prayers on this one?
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23 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I so agree with the wisdom here that Mormons are conditioned, BY THE CULT THEY BELONG TO, to blabber intimate details of their life freely, frequently and quickly to even someone they just met. To tune into one of these conversations, your friendly sky travel will provide the opportunity traveling from Utah or to Utah. Soap operas are common. Too much info, too soon, and too fast is the na
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24 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I think this is a solid and healthy suggestion. A friendly, caring face or faces would mean the world to your brother.
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24 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I misread the title of this thread as.... Question about Book of Mormon blarney. And, I rather like the sound of this sentence with this word added. (Meaning no disrespect to the wonderful Irish people. I hope they don't mind if I borrow it because I think blarney is one of those words which say much as well as sound great)
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25 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Were they dropped on their head before the age of 3? Did they eat too many carrots and not enough broccoli? I know, one leg is shorter than the other! Could it be they revere Ole Joey and everything in done write and done said. Or, maybe they believe the BofM because they love Grandma and after all, she believed. I just know I believe it is a wonder to me because I did not believe
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25 days ago
presleynfactsrock
You caught me. When I read what I had wrote after having more sleep, I realized I had used the word miracle when I meant to have said revelation. But I was lazy and didn't correct it. The devil made me do it. :)
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25 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Luv it....and glad the card worked so well.
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26 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I love this thread and its great, pressing question of "Where's Jesus?' I think it is THE question to bring up to religious people. Yes, I can (I think) hear your response of what these religious people will reply. They will reply: ***Jesus must lay low because this world is a test to see what we are made of and if we will follow Him and, drum roll, CHOOSE THE RIGHT. ***That Sat
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26 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Appreciate your sharing my excitement. My hope was growing thin.
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27 days ago
presleynfactsrock
No, I didn't have to use a penlight, a notebook, and my wife to receive them. Can you believe it? But, I know that these two miracles are real and wonderful and amazing. Will I become well known because I received them? Very doubtfully. Will I be happier because of them? Yes, oh yes! Two, yes two, young family members have seen the light....they no longer believe in the Mormon Church
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27 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I thank you tons for sharing. Your insights helped me to view these two cultures with more knowledge, instead of often relying on rumor and quick observations of my own.
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27 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I personally hope Jesus is somewhere in a hippie universe with his hippie friends enjoying life because he sure deserves this. I mean, after all, he worked hard to get people thinking about some very important stuff, so I tend to think he has earned lots of jolly universe-time hanging out doing whatever in the hell he wants to do. Did he ever take time to surf on the Dead Sea? No, he just
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28 days ago
presleynfactsrock
ChurchCo will Obfuscate On Anything And Everything And Those Those Things In Between. Because (they say) it is their duuuty, their responsibility to lie for the Lord, well, on anything, and everything, and those things in between. Those who sit in high places of the MormonCult do not bat an eyelid, their tongues are sly, they look who they are talking to in the eye, and then obfuscate o
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29 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Mormon Prophet Russell Nelson, Me thinks you did not think too long and hard nor study too long and hard nor TALK TO GOD or JESUS at all about this here "Mormon" revelation, or doctrine change, or however you want to describe it. I can recall in my lifetime being asked multiple times if I live near the Mormon Temple, if I live in Mormon Salt Lake City, if I am a Mormon, how did Mo
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30 days ago
presleynfactsrock
I think the one "lacking in spirit" is Ole Crusty Rusty. And, when he does smile or make an attempt at doing so, it appears forced and fake because his demeanor most always is pompous, ornery, sterile, stern, and indignant.
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30 days ago
presleynfactsrock
This is funny. I like to add that the monkeys were happily smiling.
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30 days ago
presleynfactsrock
Years ago, near Vernal area somewhere or other, we drove over and heard the disgusting continual crunching sound of "Mormon crickets" meeting their doom. It seemed to go on forever, many, many miles at least, but who knows how long in actuality it was because it was such a horrific sound even heard with car windows rolled up. Why didn't we drown it out with loud music? Hell, I do
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4 weeks ago
presleynfactsrock
My big red flag was the very disappointing temple ceremony. Seriously, this event was so not what the sales force advertised it to be AT ALL. Was it spiritual? Hardly. Was it boring, juvenile, insulting, comical, while also being abusive, manipulative and threatening? Yesiree. Did it appear man-made stupidity? Yup. Did it insult me? You bet. I was attending university and
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4 weeks ago
presleynfactsrock
Wow....I had no idea that a "dress" code really existed in terms of what one wears when going to the temple. I had no one give me instructions as to how I should dress nor had I seen anyone dressed for such an occasion. I think I just surmised that "Sunday dress" would be the requirement. I was the first in my immediate family to head to the temple and the agenda was both
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4 weeks ago
presleynfactsrock
They could have sang alright....sang out of, let's see... ***boredom ***been made to sing by the authorities ***sang to forget their sore, sore tired feet and legs, hungry bellies, the rain than was slapping them in the face, the sun that relentlessly beat down on them, the ever-present biting insects, and on and on and on. ***sang sometimes because sweet, fun-seeking children often c
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4 weeks ago
presleynfactsrock
So agree. I think it's only fair to give them a taste of what they give others. Be relentless with a smile on your face right back in their face. I'm sure the bishop is beside himself with the prospect of someone like you...a real live person who does not have the usual characteristics of a needy-down-on-their-luck potential member.
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4 weeks ago
presleynfactsrock
Very fun, creative and interesting comments. My thoughts have returned to this beautiful, young, naive couple several times today, wondering and wishing I knew their thoughts and mind as they sat through their temple session, most likely because I myself found the temple so weird and so threatening. I only attended a measly few times after my initial first thrust into this 'supposedly MOST
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4 weeks ago
presleynfactsrock
Must men wear the proverbial white shirt, tie and suit, only to shove said clothing in a small locker erasing all signs of being wrinkle free? Do women ever appear at the temple door in dress slacks or would said temple door fail to open? Is there an earring check to weed out any uncompliant ears? These important questions came to mind after seeing a very young couple dressed in Sunday-b
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5 weeks ago
presleynfactsrock
And keep in mind that not any ole seerstone will do.....it must first of all be one that you steal, oh excuse me, borrow from your seering neighbor, be of a rather mundane brown hue with just the right swirls in it, plus be capable of sitting quietly in the church vault gathering a thick layer of grime and dust, not bothering a single soul. THEN.....drop it in said hat, and voila you are ready
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6 weeks ago
presleynfactsrock
I'd like to chime in with my own quick synopsis of the BOM. A sleazy, yet charismatic con artist Joseph Smith, Jr. (with the given and stolen aid of others' words and assistance), created the blasay Book of Mormon with the intent of finding marks gullible enough to fall for his scheme of naming himself, "The Restoration Prophet of God". Farm work he detested....but hurting and cheat
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