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2 days ago
Eric K
Glad it did not happen. I have been getting more proficient on a bass clarinet and wanted to be able to play at a concert in a few weeks. I did not want all those hours of practice having gone to waste.
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3 days ago
Eric K
We were beginning to fade out of activity that year. We did not attempt to pay any tithing until the middle of December. There was still some glimmer of belief, but it was fading. Under those conditions I went alone to tithing settlement. My wife did not want me to pay. (Damn... I should of listened to her.) I had the settlement in the bishop's office and handed him the check. He berated
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7 days ago
Eric K
Be sure to freeze both yours and your spouse's credit reports. So the cost is double. What a racket.
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8 days ago
Eric K
New carpeting being installed today. At least we can enjoy it for a couple of days.
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15 days ago
Eric K
This is from the New York Post "The man behind an online group that urged Floridians to shoot guns at Hurricane Irma — forcing cops to warn against it — admitted Sunday it was a bad joke. Ryon Edwards, who launched the 54,000-member Facebook group “Shoot At Hurricane Irma,” said people simply misunderstood his sense of humor. “It was cool to see the response this got from
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15 days ago
Eric K
One of the admins removed it as I believe it would be misleading to a newbie. I am not sure. I rarely overrule their decisions. Mistakes get made, but with sincere intent. Sometimes satire or sarcasm/humor can be misinterpreted. If you wish to rephrase it please post.
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16 days ago
Eric K
Yes, quite a change. It was tough when DW was a primary president and when I was an EQ president. Saturdays were shot too! It was great and is great to have weekends free. I am retired so everyday is a weekend now. When raising a family it would of been far better to do family outings and activities than sit in church. What a waste.
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18 days ago
Eric K
Actually that has happened, but with a different church. This occurred with the Church of God of Prophesy headquartered in East TN. The Church of God of Prophecy is a break off from the huge Church of God. Both have have their central offices here. Thirty years ago a group of high ranking leaders felt inspired to invest their church funds in the commodity markets. Since they were close budd
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18 days ago
Eric K
We will let this one run. Sigh.... Brain dead TBM.
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19 days ago
Eric K
I am not aware of it being shut down. We had 199,095 hits on Weds (Yesterday) per our stats. It is down slight from the normal 220,000 per day which I believe is due to the storm watching. Here in East TN we may get hit hard too, but not like Florida or the Carolinas. So if the site goes down, it will be due to the weather.
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20 days ago
Eric K
Our neighbor is into Doterra oils. She came over one time when our daughter was visiting. My daughter mentioned having some stomach issues so the neighbor went back to her home to bring over some lavender oil. She said it would help. I watched her pour the oil into 2 small gel caps and said we should take these. Being good sports my daughter and I each took one capsule. We went for a walk a
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22 days ago
Eric K
email me at erickett@gmail.com I live nearby
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24 days ago
Eric K
I am so sorry for your loss. We have had several close friends pass away in similar circumstances and can only imagine what you have experienced. Life is so precious. Sending our thoughts to you.
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30 days ago
Eric K
The Book of Ether, in the Book of Mormon, requires some ether to believe it. Funny, the story is so absurd Mormon apologists seem to avoid discussing it. Living 300+ days in a wooden semi-submersible vessel shaped like a dish that is nearly airtight, (it has a hole at the top and the the bottom is case if flips over) with magically glowing rocks with domesticated animals and bees is truly a pla
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
This is a good summary of racism in the book of Mormon.
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
If you can, stop by Tennessee. Good luck.
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
It depends on the individual. I have frequently mentioned to questioning Mormons to go to Fair and check for themselves to ascertain if their apologetics makes any sense. If one is seeking confirmation bias, it could solidify a TBM's belief if they do not think critically. With a modicum of logic skills, the Fair site falls apart immediately. In fact, their apologetics becomes laughable. U
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
I posted about it on another thread. I live in the area where totality occurred. There were unusual colors and shadows when the sun was at a sliver. It was fascinating. During the totality we took off our eclipse glasses and observed the corona. The 1.5 minutes of the totality passed far too quickly. Neighbors began shouting during the totality. One neighbor joined us on the front yard
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
It was great. Seeing the corona was amazing. Better than expected. The insects, cicadas, and frogs went crazy. Birds had stopped chirping. Darkness mid afternoon was fun. We heard cheering all around. A neighbor brought over some genuine moonshine made by his friend Bob. Best moonshine I have ever tried. A wonderful day.
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
I just put the lawn chairs in the front yard to start watching the total eclipse in 45 minutes. We are lucky enough to live in the path. The total eclipse will be at 2:32 EDT here with it beginning at 1:30. No clouds right now. Perfect for observing, except for the heat. There will be a couple of beers in the cooler to keep refreshed :-). Schools are closed for this event.
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
Our server is being relocated to a new computer room on a college campus with better power backup and access. This computer server complex also houses commercial sites. I am not sure how long we will be down. Hopefully less than 4 hours.
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
I live in the heart of Evangelical country. The county I live in voted 78% for the current president. I believe that outdid the Mormons. At a recent (3 weeks ago) Chamber of Commerce meeting, a woman gave a prayer at the conclusion of the meeting thanking God for our president and stating in her prayer that we are so blessed to have him as our president. The prayer lasted nearly 6 minutes.
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
I live in the path of the total eclipse. Schools are closed here for that day. When I was at the hardware I overheard a comment they just ordered 2000 more eclipse glasses. We will be able to watch from our front porch with some friends coming over to participate. It is a once in a lifetime experience. It will occur at 2:30 PM for us in TN. Looking forward to it.
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
OP = original post or poster
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
This just happened today. I had breakfast this morning with a friend from one of the bands we both play in . We go out once a week to a local breakfast place. When I returned home, my wife asked if George, another band member, would like some homemade chicken soup. George's wife is dying from ALS. Just as she asked me that question my cell phone rang. It was George. I will be delivering s
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
Like Don said, being an introvert in Mormonism is painful. It leads to depression in my opinion. I tried using anti-depressants when I was a TBM to cope with the feeling of never being good enough. I have not used them in over 20 years now. The best thing for me was to leave that oppressive organization. We do not change over night when exiting the corporation. Our new experiences, social c
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
Great post. Thanks for writing. It is stories like yours that help others realize that they can escape the cult and life will get better. It is often a challenging transition and life improves dramatically.
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
This is great. I was unaware of a Kindle version. I am ordering the Kindle version today. I want to support Quinn. He sacrificed a great deal in publishing the truth of Mormonism. It is baffling why he still may be a believer.
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
Susan and I were subjected to extreme vitriol for years because we refused to link to the temple videos. I was called things which I will not post here. I have been threatened with law suits a number of times due to alleged copy right violations or for libel with posts or articles on this site. I had to delete a post from 2012 just this week for supposed libel. The person requesting it was c
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
Here it is pasted in from anointed one who we know today by his real name: My Second Anointing Experience There already exist sources of details of the second anointing and I probably will not add to that body of knowledge. However, I am posting this account to confirm the ordinance does actually take place currently, as I have received the ordinance, and how it is currently performed. I sta
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