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3 months ago
mel
babyloncansuckit Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Why fight China? We are becoming them. My “stuff” has already become them.. the only stuff I have not made in China was inherited from my grandparents. ;) Wouldn’t it be interesting if all my Chinese stuff—cell phone tv computers etc were talking to each other ? At night when the lights are off, t
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3 months ago
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Done & Done Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > ...why my ultra educated and ultra smart family still believe contrary to all information... Yes! I wondered that too! Some very smart people in the tribe! Your theory on bias motivated reasoning is interesting. I was in SS when one lady argued with the teacher on WoW, why can’t we have this or that?
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3 months ago
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babyloncansuckit Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here’s an eternal truth: “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Yes, Babs! Righto! Also in this context, you and your clothes are soon parted...once or twice... it varies...
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3 months ago
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On the linked web page: I guess kudos for writing “humankind” rather than mankind but “people” could have worked... The emphasis on “join a community “ ha! Truth in advertising: TRY to join a non-welcoming community of people who will be suspicious of you ... (just my experience ) ...and expect you to work for free babysitting other people’s children...
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3 months ago
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heartbroken Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I walk past a very popular mainstream christian > church just about every day. They advertise. There's a big sigh out in front with the hours of the Sunday services, information about events/activities...fun place for local singles. Yep, here, no sign, no posted hours, no fun activities! Probably because sig
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3 months ago
mel
To answer your question, they dropped the dressing part because there are no “eternal truths” it is all lies.
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3 months ago
mel
People Scouts? Scouters? Scouts R us (all) ?
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3 months ago
mel
While of course I don’t support LDS, after thinking about this I’ve decided it is a nice, high-level gesture, like diplomacy. I was rembering when a synagogue was victim of a mass shooting, somewhere in an Eastern state maybe New York, that the Muslim religious leaders not only came to the memorial but also offered to provide security for the synagogue. I think it can only be a good t
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3 months ago
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Lot's Wife Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You too, Melissa. :) :) :) Also Lottie, I was very interested to read your perspective on Lot’s Wife and why you chose that name (on another post). I was not knowledgeable about that story so I appreciated your explaining the basics as well as your advanced, in depth analysis. :)
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3 months ago
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GNPE Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Mr. Nelson: will u please restore the $ ChurchCo > & my wife were complicit in stealing from me? Good luck with that! Ha! If you are successful make sure to let us know as I would also like a cash refund plus a little something for my wasted time and all the special church-going skirts and dresses I bought.
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3 months ago
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messygoop Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Also, there are many members living in Utah that need other > member's money for multi-level marketing schemes. I can’t believe Amway still exists... > Above all, the church really needs its tithing. > Nelson is on a world wide tour so you need to > round up all the loose change you can find and
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3 months ago
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logged out today Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Long story short, TSCC thinks that anything that doesn't drag you deeper into TSCC is bad bad bad. Hilarious! And Truth! OP better not say he has been on RfM looking for explanation or it would require even more counseling and Double bad bad bad bad bad bad scolding!!!
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3 months ago
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CrispingPin Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > A good analogy I've often heard is that trying to > pin down Mormon doctrine is like trying to nail > jello to a tree. Hahah!!! I’m picturing green jello to match the leaves...as it slowly slides down the tree trunk... :) > > So many things(the word of "wisdom" for example) > are
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3 months ago
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GNPE Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The OP apparently doesn't recognize the totality of ChurchCo CULTure... Exactly, GNPE! It’s all about control... > it's always turning attention inward... Yes. And that saying “endure to the end” isn’t about enjoyment or fun or doing what you like to do... nope! Endure... only! Good insights, GN
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3 months ago
mel
Elderolddog, Excellent post and discussion. Spot on!
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3 months ago
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Jordan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > ...Kubrick wanted to make a film on Napoleon - I think BL gives an idea of how good that film could have been. Wow that could have been good. Napoleon’s life could have been the same type of cautionary tale as Barry Lyndon, rise so far, over-reach and lose everything. No one has gotten Napoleon right in any of the m
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3 months ago
mel
I think if you haven’t figured out yet that LDS is all about what you call “trivial nonsense” then you have a long way to go before you leave the cult.
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3 months ago
mel
Bhar, I was a convert and so I don’t have a lot to add that would be relevant to your situation but I wish you well in your life journey. I didn’t read much when I was disillusioned, it was more to do with the people and the church behavior than any revelation about Joseph Smith. But the people here are very knowledgeable and all these recommendations are great, I’m sure. I hope,
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3 months ago
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There are a lot of lonely people out there who are vulnerable to scam artists. When I first joined LDS I wanted so much to belong and be accepted I would have turned over more than 10% if the Bishop had asked me to. :( It is a hard cruel world with many people seeing others as prey. Good post OP and good reminder.
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3 months ago
mel
nolongerangry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > $100K is a joke when you are looking at an organization with $35 billion (probably more) in assets. I agree, no longer angry. That’s why it just seems like it was a excuse for a trip there.
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3 months ago
mel
Who cares? Not in the cult anymore... You’re asking us here?
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3 months ago
mel
Very interesting discussions here. A judge has today blocked my state of Mississippi law of no abortion after heartbeat. Btw, every public health clinic in my state offers free birth control to anyone walking in who wants it. Despite that I believe our teen pregnancy and unwed mothers birth rate is the highest in the nation. When I was the webmaster for a state agency I published those st
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3 months ago
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I kinda doubt if the Muslims think of him that way! My guess is Wendy wanted a free trip to see New Zealand. If the other poster quoting $800,000 for the cost of the private jet is correct, that means their excuse for going there was to donate around 10% of the cost of their trip. Less if you factor in hotels, meals and rental cars, costs of security etc.
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3 months ago
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Lot's Wife Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > xxMoO is one of our Islamaphobes. He objects to > spending anything rebuilding mosques, as does > McDonkie below. Thank you, Lottie. I often miss the context of why people are posting what they do and your experience and guidance is always a valuable addition to my experience on the board. I hope you
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3 months ago
mel
nolongerangry wrote, > > This is so true. Probably among other TBM diehards as well. It is really sad that they are missing out of things. Yes. I met some smart people in my time inside and wondered how they could limit their interests so much that they knew about nothing except LDS crap and only the minimum needed for their job. I just couldn’t imagine only reading that stuff, va
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3 months ago
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It seems stingy to me. That won’t buy much but maybe better than nothing.
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3 months ago
mel
nolongerangry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Still, why hasn't anyone tried to take down the > LDS church? If the members stopped going it wouldn’t need to be taken down. Why do so many stay, i wondered... I think there are a lot of people who welcome being told what to do no matter how stupid the “rules “ are. As per above, believing you nee
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3 months ago
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nolongerangry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My TBM family can't go a minute without talking about the church or the 'lord'. They have nothing else in their lives, probably. No fun movies or books, only look at LDS stuff on the net. Nothing else to talk about.
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3 months ago
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messygoop Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here's a church that's obsessed, infatuated and makes no bones about stalking its members ...Clearly, it's the church that can't leave the ex-members alone. Ha! You’ve got it!!!
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3 months ago
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Jordan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > EWS is nowhere near being Kubrick's best film, but > it's not his worst either... Jordan, thank you, I enjoyed your film analyses here. It is always interesting to hear from knowledgeable people. Not a Kubrick fan but I enjoyed the scenery and costumes of Barry Lyndon. After this I may watch EWS. Thanks!
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