The Crying Game

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SamBee
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Re: The Crying Game

Post by SamBee » 14 Apr 2015, 10:02

Can't disagree with that. I'm not much of a cryer, I admit that, but I'm just puzzled at the context it happens in. I'm sorry to say that I tend to lump it in with the "I know that" type testimonies, which are very much by numbers.
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Re: The Crying Game

Post by Ann » 14 Apr 2015, 18:27

Cadence wrote:
TataniaAvalon wrote:I like to joke with my DH that I am part Vulcan because I don't get emotional very often. I'm not a crier when it comes to church stuff 99% of the time. In fact growing up I always thought there was something wrong with me because I'd be at girls camp and everyone would be crying during testimony meeting, except me. Maybe I need to try the onion thing ;)
I have never cried in church. Probably have not cried in 40 years. I always took it as a sign of strength when someone can express a feeling or belief without using the tear card. When someone starts crying it tends to invalidate what they are saying to me. I am a Vulcan for sure.
I'm not a Trekkie, so don't know: Can an earthling become a Vulcan? I think that's what's happening to me. Post-faith transition I rarely get emotional. But, again, I don't judge at all because it's got to be a mix of personality, experiences, genetics, etc., that accounts for all the variations. I know a man whose medication for a condition makes him extremely emotional. He's very matter of fact about it - just calmly explains that he's going to cry.
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Re: The Crying Game

Post by West » 17 Apr 2015, 01:08

Vulcans are a humanoid species from another planet so...no, can't technically become one. :)

This has been an interesting thread. I associate tears with extreme feelings on any part of the spectrum, so I just assume people crying have had an overwhelming amount of emotion, and their bodies' response is tears. Recently, I participated in a wonderful charity event outside of the Church, and seeing how immensely grateful the benefiting family was (to the point of tears) had me and many of my manly comrades tearing up as well. That was in a positive, wonderful experience.

We're all a little crazy here in this life. :lol:
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