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by Reuben
19 Sep 2017, 15:30
Forum: Support
Topic: "The Lord maketh no such thing known unto us"
Replies: 25
Views: 495

Re: "The Lord maketh no such thing known unto us"

AmyJ, I name you The Threadcromancer.

(Please understand this as a playful jest. I'm enjoying all these corpses you dig up and breathe life into.)
by Reuben
18 Sep 2017, 01:04
Forum: Support
Topic: Helpful Idea for Bridging Faith Transition with TBM
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Helpful Idea for Bridging Faith Transition with TBM

I finished it. I thought it did a fine job illustrating the difference between how the Church teaches its history and what actually happened - from a certain perspective. I'm not saying that perspective is wrong. In fact, I think it's close to mine, though it's (purposely) hard to tell. I'm saying t...
by Reuben
16 Sep 2017, 08:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orrin Hatch supports medical marijuana research
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: Orrin Hatch supports medical marijuana research

From my observation, and it is just my biased point of view, much of the medical marijuana push is actually driven not by those who have medical need (although they do join in) but rather by those who want general marijuana use legalized. As a gateway to legalizing recreational use? That might be r...
by Reuben
16 Sep 2017, 07:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The P and M words....
Replies: 38
Views: 780

Re: The P and M words....

Our youngest daughter asked us at the age of 10 how she could tell if she was lesbian. Kids are exposed to things now much earlier than they were in the past - even the quite recent past. If I had known about variation in human sexuality at age 8, I would have identified as strongly heterosexual. A...
by Reuben
16 Sep 2017, 06:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orrin Hatch supports medical marijuana research
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: Orrin Hatch supports medical marijuana research

I think the debate is healthy. Personally it seems to me a bigger problem in Utah right now is the opioid epidemic. But what I can't square up is that the church stays silent on that, but issues a press release against MEDICAL marijuana. Heck - we think that Elder James E. Talmage did some of what ...
by Reuben
16 Sep 2017, 05:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orrin Hatch supports medical marijuana research
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: Orrin Hatch supports medical marijuana research

Honestly, as a non-marijuana smoker, the worst thing about it being legal (I'm in Colorado) is catching a whiff of it every once in a while. Agree. I experienced it second-hand on my mission quite a bit, usually while teaching unemployed young males in their government-subsidized apartments. The st...
by Reuben
16 Sep 2017, 05:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orrin Hatch supports medical marijuana research
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: Orrin Hatch supports medical marijuana research

I don't know enough to have my own opinion but their opinion leads me to believe that at a minimum more research is necessary and at worst it's a terrible idea. More research! This is the best thing about the bill. For most medications, a doctor can determine an initial dose by looking it up in a c...
by Reuben
14 Sep 2017, 17:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on D&C 64:10
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: Thoughts on D&C 64:10

DarkJedi mentioned that he doesn't forgive as easily since his FC. I find the same thing, sort of. It's complicated. I had already been developing a view of mind and agency that automatically absolved most people of most offenses. (In fact, I had begun to wonder whether the atonement wasn't necessar...
by Reuben
28 Jul 2017, 14:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rocky Family Relationships after Faith Crisis not Unique to Mormonism
Replies: 24
Views: 489

Re: Rocky Family Relationships after Faith Crisis not Unique to Mormonism

I agree that it's humans being human. I get that. Its a big part of how I cope. What I'm absolutely bewildered by is the sentiment that it has nothing to do with religion - that it's just humans being human. I have two problems with it. 1. Is there a StayDodgers.com? RemainDemocrat.org? KeepCarnivor...