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6 years ago
perky
Probably being self-righteous and not helping my own family enough. Paid tithing, but did not help my single mom sister and her boys enough. What a jerk I was. I also hate the fact that my parents could not attend my wedding. They were very understanding, but Holy _ _ _ _ what an absolutely terrible thing to do to your parents.
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6 years ago
perky
Anyone hear of the New World transformation and "human condition?" It is a biological and evolutionary explanation of the age old idea of good and evil. This explanation makes a lot of sense to me from a logical standpoint and also just sounds right. No need for Satan etc., and the Garden of Eden story is backwards. My reading of it is that the main idea is that humans are inst
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6 years ago
perky
I commented on your other post and forgot to say thanks for posting the info. I am working with my spouse and gathering info. So far I have the MThink CES letter, J Dehlins powerpoint on "don't be mean to exmos" and now your info. Thanks again - this type of clear info helps.
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6 years ago
perky
Great post. You are in a different league with so much GA contact. I really admire your personal integrity. You could have easily stayed in and probably cashed-in based on your pedigree. For me it was mostly the intellectual, starting with science related issues - no death before the fall, absolutely no evidence of the book of Mormon, flood etc.
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6 years ago
perky
Nuances like "the earth was made from other planets" and other stupid stuff. I hope someone hits him with science problems and see how he nuances those. No death before the fall - God put fossils in the rocks to fool us? The sun gets light from Kolob - that is so stupid is needs no comments...
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6 years ago
perky
I'm hoping for the same - congrats
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6 years ago
perky
I am jealous. Can't wait for the day we completely dump the underwear.
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6 years ago
perky
If you think that sounds crazy how about a rel soc pres that went to the Glen Beck event in DC (i think) a few years ago and then came back home and had a special rel soc on how "something big is coming." We are talking crazy Fing people in our ward. I know it sounds like Ripleys believe it or not. If I get the time I'll post the letter from the stake and the email from the ward
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6 years ago
perky
Stake conf was a couple of weeks ago, and we went to Walmart instead of stake conf. I did not get to see the parade of brown nosers show up and tell each other what a great idea it was to have a gang bang FHE and how spiritual ( barf barf barf) it was. My spouse is slowly getting out of the cult (Walmart instead of Stake Conf - yippee) and I am actually glad that this type of stupid cult st
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6 years ago
perky
About 2 months ago the stake announced stake conference. To prepare for the big event the stake pres asked everyone (announced and sent a letter) to have FHE at 7PM the Monday before and wanted everyone discuss the same topic. The Sunday before the big FHE event my wife received an email from the rel soc in our ward saying they would be going out randomly checking to see if you are having FHE.
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7 years ago
perky
In our ward the YM make a big deal out of modest dress and don't even want kids wearing shorts etc. It's a obvious control freak tactic - "you need to look like you wear garments even though you don't, so we can see who to "work on". We even get people who think they need to take our kids to ward activites or invite them to FHE because they consider us "less active."
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7 years ago
perky
This knd of psuedo science malarkey surrounding the B of M will never end. Its not hard to figure out that no real archeologist or even BYU archeologist accepts the B of M as historical, yet the truth impared never stop. The Smithsonian even has a form letter saying they don't use the B of M for science studies - Mormons please stop asking. The Baja penninsula seems to be the hot new B of M
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7 years ago
perky
493. Mall
It looks like God needs a mall/temple so everyone can now enter the new temple/mall and thereby become adopted "children of Abraham" by contributing cold hard cash to building of the kingdom. LDS Inc. even changed the mall/temple recommend. It now says "in God we trust" and it has a picture of Ben Franklin. If GA Mitt R. gets in the Whitehouse maybe he can get them to t
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7 years ago
perky
All this lying makes me wonder about the real amount of "discernment" the Bish and Stake Pres have as the mantle of authority is placed upon them. It's all superstitious non-sense in the heads of the arrogant annointed. My wife was called to the keeper of a table cloth they used in Relief Society. I guess it must have been magic or something. When she was called the Bishop assur
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7 years ago
perky
Wow - You have some strong views. I am just starting my journey on this. Maybe I will get to the rabid dog stage someday, but I hope not. "Won't lift a finger to defend my kids against the cult." Yikes. It's not like someone is coming at them with an axe. We all have traditions and life paths. We live in the USA and the USA does lots of stupid stuffand the miliatry lies about stu
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7 years ago
perky
Thanks - we need to think it all through.
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7 years ago
perky
Ouch - but thanks The truth hurts - I already found that out.
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7 years ago
perky
Thanks for the great support. It is really good to hear some advice from people who have abandoned ship and found Hawaii!
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7 years ago
perky
I hear you. We just want to move slow and not rock the handcart too much.
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7 years ago
perky
Good advice. I have two kids out of the house and 2 in. I'll need to think that through.
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7 years ago
perky
What things will be like years down the road is a good way to think about it. Thanks. This forum is awesome.
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7 years ago
perky
We plan to stay in though we know its BS. I think the more time goes by the harder it will be. We have family and work reasons to stay. Though we were active, paid T, callings etc., we were not ever too serious (paid what we wanted and called it full), never did believe Adam in Branson, no death before the fall, flood etc). We went to the beach on vaca instead of paying - GROSS - to the Co
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