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Re: Superstitions

Post by nibbler » 09 Jan 2018, 08:27

squarepeg wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 22:14
Big League Chew
Big league chew!

As a kid I had a steady diet of these:

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Which turned out to be a gateway drug to the harder stuff like gobstoppers.
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Re: Superstitions

Post by squarepeg » 09 Jan 2018, 09:00

nibbler wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 08:27

Which turned out to be a gateway drug to the harder stuff like gobstoppers.
:lol:

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Re: Superstitions

Post by SamBee » 10 Jan 2018, 06:08

Curt Sunshine wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 15:39
Satan ruling the water, so no swimming for missionaries. (I like the policy. It is too easy for missionaries to have problems when swimming in many places. However, the devilish angle simply is a superstition left over from Greek mythology.)
I've always found this ironic, since missionaries are supposed to baptize in it!

Yes, there are a lot of nasty problems involved with water, particularly the sea and rivers so it is a sensible policy.
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Re: Superstitions

Post by SamBee » 10 Jan 2018, 06:11

squarepeg wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 22:14
BeJoyful wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 21:29

"Avoiding the appearance of evil", no glass root beer bottles or to-go cups for hot cocoa.

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Good one, Joyful! My mom used to scold us for pretending to smoke various cigarette-shaped objects (pencils, pretzels, etc.) and we had a rule, no "Big League Chew." :lol:

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I wouldn't call that superstition... I think these type of candies are outrageous. We used to buy some of them and they were so obviously supposed to condition children into smoking. Nibbler's examples were better.
DASH1730 "An Area Authority...[was] asked...who...would go to the Telestial kingdom. His answer: "murderers, adulterers and a lot of surprised Mormons!"'
1ST PRES 1978 "[LDS] believe...there is truth in many religions and philosophies...good and great religious leaders... have raised the spiritual, moral, and ethical awareness of their people. When we speak of The [LDS] as the only true church...it is...authorized to administer the ordinances...by Jesus Christ... we do not mean... it is the only teacher of truth."

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Re: Superstitions

Post by Beefster » 10 Jan 2018, 08:36

SamBee wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 06:08
Curt Sunshine wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 15:39
Satan ruling the water, so no swimming for missionaries. (I like the policy. It is too easy for missionaries to have problems when swimming in many places. However, the devilish angle simply is a superstition left over from Greek mythology.)
I've always found this ironic, since missionaries are supposed to baptize in it!

Yes, there are a lot of nasty problems involved with water, particularly the sea and rivers so it is a sensible policy.
Let's not forget poolside "porn" i.e. women in bikinis.
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Re: Superstitions

Post by SamBee » 10 Jan 2018, 11:14

True but in certain countries you will see this all the time.

I avoid wild swimming like the plague. I can barely survive in a swimming pool.
DASH1730 "An Area Authority...[was] asked...who...would go to the Telestial kingdom. His answer: "murderers, adulterers and a lot of surprised Mormons!"'
1ST PRES 1978 "[LDS] believe...there is truth in many religions and philosophies...good and great religious leaders... have raised the spiritual, moral, and ethical awareness of their people. When we speak of The [LDS] as the only true church...it is...authorized to administer the ordinances...by Jesus Christ... we do not mean... it is the only teacher of truth."

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Re: Superstitions

Post by JAC » 10 Jan 2018, 13:57

I have observed many Mormon superstitions revolving around Satan. Sorry in advance if you believe any of these:
  • Many uneasy or uncomfortable feelings are attributed to feeling his presence. For example, when people feel fear (like after watching a horror flick or someone tells a scary story) they assume it's because Satan and/or his followers are present.
  • Cravings caused by brain chemistry are credited to him. It is common for members to assume he, or his minions, are whispering in their ear tempting them.
  • It is believed that he has power over the waters (as previously mentioned), although it's never been clear on what that means.
  • Buyers remorse, or cold feet, experienced by investigators has often been explained by crediting Satan's influence.
  • Being attacked by Satan - I had a SP tell a story about being attacked although he was ambiguous about what it entailed.

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Re: Superstitions

Post by nibbler » 10 Jan 2018, 14:36

JAC wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 13:57
I have observed many Mormon superstitions revolving around Satan. Sorry in advance if you believe any of these:
  • Many uneasy or uncomfortable feelings are attributed to feeling his presence. For example, when people feel fear (like after watching a horror flick or someone tells a scary story) they assume it's because Satan and/or his followers are present.
  • Cravings caused by brain chemistry are credited to him. It is common for members to assume he, or his minions, are whispering in their ear tempting them.
  • It is believed that he has power over the waters (as previously mentioned), although it's never been clear on what that means.
  • Buyers remorse, or cold feet, experienced by investigators has often been explained by crediting Satan's influence.
  • Being attacked by Satan - I had a SP tell a story about being attacked although he was ambiguous about what it entailed.
  • Life's inconveniences that crop up when you try to attend the temple. Satan doesn't want you to go.
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Re: Superstitions

Post by SamBee » 15 Jan 2018, 09:41

nibbler wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 14:36
  • Life's inconveniences that crop up when you try to attend the temple. Satan doesn't want you to go.
I have direct personal experience of this... I can't really go into it fully on this forum but just before and after my endowment, I had some strange experiences. The police wanted to speak to me the day I was due to go, I had the worst car crash I've ever experienced (as a driver) the next day and I even had poltergeist-type phenomena in the house the week before. There was a cluster of very odd events around that time.

There were other things as well - I went into a bar and I was asked to leave because of an incident which had happened several years previously. I had been in many times since then without any trouble, but suddenly the barman banned me. I could flag this up to coincidence, but that was odd too - why ban me for something so long ago, and which was an unprovoked attack on me at the time? (Briefly, I had been sitting having a meal and someone came into the bar and started shouting at me.)

It was odd - trouble really did seem to arise around that time. The police thing turned out to be nothing important in the end, but it was upsetting at the time, because the note made it sound like they wanted to arrest me.
DASH1730 "An Area Authority...[was] asked...who...would go to the Telestial kingdom. His answer: "murderers, adulterers and a lot of surprised Mormons!"'
1ST PRES 1978 "[LDS] believe...there is truth in many religions and philosophies...good and great religious leaders... have raised the spiritual, moral, and ethical awareness of their people. When we speak of The [LDS] as the only true church...it is...authorized to administer the ordinances...by Jesus Christ... we do not mean... it is the only teacher of truth."

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