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8 days ago
Darksparks
I watched a few of those…really liked how they did “Born Under a Bad Sign.” It was great even though not in a recording studio. And Tal really does have tremendous vocal talent and put it out on that song magnificently. From what Tal told me, his dad is mostly interested in music and talks little of anything else. It’s his lifetime passion, and conversations get quickly diverted to
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8 days ago
Darksparks
I was in San Bernardino when Randy Bachman did a fireside there. It was early 1978 as I recall it. The church was loaded to the hilt to hear him speak of his faith. Then about ten years ago, I had lunch with Tal Bachman in Salt Lake City and mentioned that fireside to him. Tal said that he was there with his dad that day. He also said his dad asked him what was wrong when Tal stopped bel
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30 days ago
Darksparks
Why the need for masks? Just looking at these publications about “Elder Bednar” and his clowns makes still me sick that I ever believed they had any power at all…
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3 months ago
Darksparks
Azsteve, When I read stuff like this I realized how deeply I was buried in it for half of my life, and I am really a lucky guy that I found my way into reality. I am the only one of my siblings that has been able to clear my mind of this and felt the happiness of knowing reality. What kind of wickedness started all of this? Solomon Spaulding, Sidney Rigdon, and Joseph Smith. I think now
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3 months ago
Darksparks
Well said shortly, Dr NO
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4 months ago
Darksparks
When I was a youngster, I went to Temple Square. I loved the statue of the seagulls and the accompanying story. How inspiring! The display said that the pioneers were saved by flocks of seagulls which ate the crickets and saved their crops. Today it is said that no one contemporary to this “event” had reported anything anywhere about this miracle. The story had been made up, or at
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7 months ago
Darksparks
kathleen Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I took an Excederin half way through just for the > caffeine. Good one, Kathleen, good one. I’m still laughing and thinking of a way to use that line myself. Have a good day.
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1 year ago
Darksparks
Nama chezus cries hymen, lol
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1 year ago
Darksparks
Soon they will use the BoM to engineer a new kind of submarine that will be tight like unto a dish. If it turns over, the passengers just quickly close the hole in the top and everyone quickly scoots to the bottom.
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1 year ago
Darksparks
I had the same experience, although I was never put in an oxygen tent. When I was “interviewed” by your grandpa, I should have asked him about it. Most of us just try to be normal, even though breathing can become a problem at almost any time. And then I began to believe that if I didn’t get better on my own that it was MY FAULT for not having enough faith to get better. It is suc
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2 years ago
Darksparks
Virgilthepoet, can you give me the area in the Philippines where this happened? I can’t seem to Google anything on it. DS
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2 years ago
Darksparks
n/t
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2 years ago
Darksparks
I was there with you. In our Antipolo Apartment near the mission home, we could take a cold shower as long as it was prior to 6 a.m. After that, the water pressure was too low to go all the way up to the shower head. Meanwhile, the guys in the mission home had hot showers every day and an indoor swimming pool at Bel Air II. Ostensibly the pool was only for baptisms. Tracting every day do
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2 years ago
Darksparks
I saw that the Filipinos were happier than I was even if they didn’t know the “truth.” My mind couldn’t rest while thinking that I had something that they didn’t. I eventually realized that I had as much faith in Santa Claus as I did in Jesus, and that Filipinos are happy because they aren’t judgmental pricks like we were.
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2 years ago
Darksparks
I was a missionary in the Philippines. Our mission president lived in an air conditioned home with an indoor swimming pool. The pool, suposedly was so people could be baptized there. There was only one chapel in the entire country at the time, and I think that they must have used it for baptisms too. One “apartment” that I lived in had only rain water. The rainwater collected on the ro
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2 years ago
Darksparks
Tagbilaran City had zero members when I was working Cebu City back in 1970. So we opened Tagbilaran. Chocolate a hills was nice, but undeveloped...not a sari sari store in sight there. One of my companions is now a federal judge...who'd a thought. and never saw that one coming.
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2 years ago
Darksparks
This was a good thread. So I just had to login and say so. Enduring to the end of meetings describes it perfectly.
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3 years ago
Darksparks
My dad also was in turmoil over my apostacy. He was not as articulate as your dad, but I loved him as you loved yours. His love was selfless and with earnest concern for my eternity. Thank you Steve for putting yourself out there, in words, for us.
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3 years ago
Darksparks
It will be announced in conference that eternal marriages to multiple females is okay as long as you are approached by an angel with a flaming sword. But any currently living females must be 26 years younger than you in order to follow the prophet.
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3 years ago
Darksparks
Randy was out of the Guess Who by the time this video was produced. Randy and Burton were an amazing match. Both of them and even Tal Bachman can be found on Facebook, and occasionally post a response there to their many fans. Randy is in his 70's now, but still does a great show if you can catch him in town. Burton does as well, but I haven't looked at his schedule for a while.
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3 years ago
Darksparks
A Filipino couple were in a car making out, when a police officer knocked on their window and said to them, "...you cannot park here..." They were embarrassed and said, "sir, we are not farking, we are only kissing.." Tumatawa...Hahahahahahahah
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3 years ago
Darksparks
Sometimes it is hard to find a piano player. They may work on you incessantly to come back to church because you play piano. Ha Ha ha tumatawa... Hey, and I just read on another thread here that they are making my ole residence, Cabanatuan City, an ENTIRE mission. When I was there, we could barely fill the front seats on Sundays, and church was held in our small rented house. In 1970
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3 years ago
Darksparks
Knight: I learned how intoxicating it can be to hear a "foreigner" speak clearly in my own language. Since Filipinos speak perfectly good English already, there is no need to learn the local dialect. But the church recognizes that speaking the local language will by itself attract listeners, and takes full advantage of that situation. One more thing...Just for fun I thought I
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3 years ago
Darksparks
Knight, Just in support of you, I will mention my history. I was one of the first "elders" in several areas, including Malolos, Bulacan which is near your hometown. After Malolos, I helped open Cabanatuan City, Cebu City, and Davao City. And I am now agnostic. I began realizing the false information which I was spreading even during those times when the Philippines, in its ent
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4 years ago
Darksparks
The man who wrote this book is now a Mormon bishop. https://www.amazon.com/Sgt-Rock-Last-Warrior-Standing/dp/0983148902
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4 years ago
Darksparks
Susan was charming and beautiful, well liked and dated a guy from the local "rock band" among others. I was too chicken to ask her out myself, though I did date her cousin for a time. To me, after all these years with Bednar, she has that overworked and unhappy look...stressed out. And I do feel sorry for her. She deserves better than that kind of treatment. Even a dog gets more
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