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by Euhemerus
19 Jul 2010, 08:58
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm a bishop
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: I'm a bishop

Great to have you here. I'm glad people can appreciate what we're trying to do here, and recognize the significance. I'm positive that you will be an even better bishop with your newly discovered worldview.
by Euhemerus
13 Jul 2010, 08:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Journals
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Online Journals

Well, I'll preface this by saying that I'm a computer geek. No, I wouldn't have an online journal. It's not that I don't trust the third party providing the service (after all, they're a business trying to make a profit so they have incentives to keep your info private). It's the ability for others ...
by Euhemerus
12 Jul 2010, 18:10
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ya-I am here
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Ya-I am here

Welcome R. Harper. Grateful to have you here with us. The best reason to be active in the LDS church is if it helps you become a better person. I know that when I went through my faith crisis I definitely changed my definition of "messing up" and making "mistakes." Many times I consider mistakes to ...
by Euhemerus
12 Jul 2010, 08:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doublethink
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: Doublethink

To go along with Hawkgrrrl, I think DoubleThink is an exaggerated form of cog dis. DoubleThink, as written, is a bit too much as Hawkgrrrl explains, but then again, so is 1984 altogether. But that's not the point. It's a dystopia, it's meant to embellish something to paint a picture. If DoubleThink ...
by Euhemerus
12 Jul 2010, 08:24
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sons of Perdition Documentary on FLDS
Replies: 9
Views: 3343

Re: Sons of Perdition Documentary on FLDS

Oh man, Heber, you have touched on so many critical things in this one post. The beauty of your post though, IMHO, is that you recognize and apply this to your own situation and can at least see the parallels. In my experience, that seems to be the thing that most people can't do. It's an adaptation...
by Euhemerus
12 Jul 2010, 08:17
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Nineteen Eighty Four
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Nineteen Eighty Four

Brilliant book! A must read for every human being IMHO. I've also read Atlas Shrugged, and Animal Farm. All of them were wonderful. My next dystopia is "Brave New World" which is sort of the opposite of 1984. My conclusion is that virtually all religions/groups/organizations have elements of totalit...
by Euhemerus
11 Jun 2010, 06:31
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Patience
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Patience

I got this quote from my Daily Gems subscription. “Patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fo...
by Euhemerus
08 Jun 2010, 10:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Help with This Personal Weakness
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Need Help with This Personal Weakness

I relate quite a bit to what you say and feel. I have a tendency to take things personally as well. It's the good news and bad news. The good news is that you are very open-minded to criticism. I'd like to share a kind of "funny" experience about taking things personally, since I feel you understan...
by Euhemerus
08 Jun 2010, 10:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do I fight it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Re: Why do I fight it?

A lot of agnostics do think they're atheist in my experience though. They're actually quite different. I've been agnostic for long periods of my life, but never atheist. Both atheists, and theists encourage the confusion maybe. Yeah, I think some people (the most orthodox of Mormons) would likely v...
by Euhemerus
08 Jun 2010, 09:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Help with This Personal Weakness
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Need Help with This Personal Weakness

Some thoughts on your thoughts: I took a CBT course a while back but I was not depressed. I took it because I thought I might learn something. I think it's unfortunate that a collection of such great information is only recognized as a mechanism for helping people who are allegedly depressed. If I c...