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by Rumin8
02 May 2019, 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the fruits of coffee are . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 1438

Re: And the fruits of coffee are . . .

Felixfabulous, I started drinking coffee in earnest about 2 years ago. Prior to that I would sample some here and there, but the barriers to entry (family considerations, WoW, visibility, etc) prevented me from acting on it further. As a general rule, I avoid sugary and diet sodas, sugar in general,...
by Rumin8
02 May 2019, 12:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Forigiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1801

Re: Thoughts on Forigiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships

This is a fascinating topic. My thoughts are a mess on this, and I will need some time to process. That said, I haven't thought of splitting "trust" from "forgiveness." I've always conflated them. I've always felt that I was not a good person, because I assumed that when I forgave someone a trespass...
by Rumin8
13 Apr 2019, 22:56
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Theology of Star Wars
Replies: 55
Views: 2713

Re: Theology of Star Wars

Mods, thanks for all you do. It has been an interesting forum the last week or so. I love Star Wars. I would view myself as an expert in Star Wars lore. That said, this thread is weird. And interesting. And awesome. I hope it doesn’t get closed down. Thanks for all the insight and thought provoking ...
by Rumin8
13 Apr 2019, 22:36
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 2149

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

On the moon landings, I recently watched some documentaries on how the original moon landing could have been, and probably was, faked. I myself don’t believe that it was faked, but the evidence was interesting and compelling. When I brought it up to my wife, she got upset with me and said something ...
by Rumin8
12 Apr 2019, 11:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'
Replies: 56
Views: 2625

Re: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'

Handbook 1 answers that question: Church officers and Latter-day Saint chaplains are not to use their ecclesiastical authority to perform marriages between two people of the same sex. If you want to get very technical, that sounds like a bishop could perform a same sex marriage but they would have ...
by Rumin8
09 Apr 2019, 11:32
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
Replies: 89
Views: 6229

Re: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon

nibbler wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 10:43
Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
I think it all comes down to:

Yeah-huh.
Nu-uh.

For whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

:angel:
This is perfection! Love it.
by Rumin8
09 Apr 2019, 10:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Types of Changes OR What to Watch For in GC
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Types of Changes OR What to Watch For in GC

Rumin, I had thought that the church did recently authorize other forms a "stay close to home" mission for individuals that were not a good fit for a traditional mission. Can you help me understand what you would like to see that is different than this? Sure. Let me first say that what they have an...
by Rumin8
09 Apr 2019, 10:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conference Reactions
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Conference Reactions

As a bit of background context, I have never enjoyed GC. It has always seemed to me that the focus is on everything we are NOT doing, and very little on what we ARE doing. I have internalized that in the past as a feeling of no matter what I do, it will never be enough. I struggled mightily 6 months...
by Rumin8
09 Apr 2019, 09:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Old Wounds
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: Old Wounds

What a great thread. Right now I have similar feelings to what Beachplease7 shared. Thank you for sharing. I have closed myself of since Saturday to "process." It's turning into an echo chamber. I need to open up and share. Thank you for that gentle reminder, Roy. And Nibbler, thank you for sharing ...
by Rumin8
09 Apr 2019, 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Would It Take?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: What Would It Take?

I can only share what I had to do in a similar situation last summer. My temple recommend was expiring last August. My son was preparing to go on a mission last July. I realized that I would have to put aside my strong dislike of the temple for a few hours so that I could go through with him as his ...