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3 days ago
Eric K
The lord was sorry... This struck me as interesting. I had a discussion with a Christian who said God was massless and therefore not subjected to time, as God sees everything all at once. This verse seems to contradict such an an argument. Why would he (sorry no female God) regret something in advance? Perhaps as a massless being he is unable to waste time?
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7 days ago
Eric K
I agree with finding communities of shared passions along with the other categories. I have written a bit about music as being a community for me. Also, being with people of shared passions allows you to socialize with interesting folks you may never would of met otherwise. I had a gig this past weekend and needed a fill in musician. The guest musician was a Muslim jazz saxophonist. Getting
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8 days ago
Eric K
The https move will be in a few months. Too much going on right now
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9 days ago
Eric K
Cutekitty - do you want to change your email? Let me know what you want
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9 days ago
Eric K
Where is the documentation on Holland's comment? I do not believe he said those things. Please link a source.
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10 days ago
Eric K
Good for you. That had to have felt empowering. Nice to have you here.
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10 days ago
Eric K
I need to move us to https instead of http. That is the warning. I already bought the certification. It will take a bit of work to make the move.
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10 days ago
Eric K
Sigh... I am afraid NormaRae, Dagny, Lot's wife and others are correct. There is no reason to not believe these women. Yes, it is just allegations at this point. However, they are too convincing to be anything other than true. I live less than an hour from Alabama. The religious fervor here masks corruption and incompetence. All one has to do is claim to be a man of god and you are in.
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11 days ago
Eric K
I did not know that on the Kindle Fire. I can read the book fine on my Android phone and on an ipad mini.
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11 days ago
Eric K
In will try it on kindle later today. You should be able to expand the font
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12 days ago
Eric K
psychic, I rarely ask folks to wander off elsewhere. This request only happens a couple of times per year. Your silly claims and straw men arguments do not work here. In fact, they are preaching. Please take a break for awhile and review the board rules.
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13 days ago
Eric K
The striving for perfection in Mormonism probably has caused more despair, anxiety and self loathing than any other teaching. Kimball was a big proponent of striving for perfection in the 1970s. The doctrine does not seem to have been fully revoked. The BoM has a passage from 2nd Nephi "...for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." We obviously can ne
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14 days ago
Eric K
Sorry psychic, you have lost all credibility now. I have seen the jws more lately it seems. They even have stands at two of the airports I was recently at plus stands in popular tourist areas as I walked around. Their website even mentions going out preaching as of today.
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14 days ago
Eric K
Enough of this ghost crap. Please
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15 days ago
Eric K
n/t
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16 days ago
Eric K
This is really bordering on preaching. I am not sure of your purpose in these posts. Most of us have had enough of this in our lives. The net is full of these things you propose if we want to go searching. Let's concentrate more on cult recovery.
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16 days ago
Eric K
I have posted it here. It is in pdf format. Let me know if there are issues in reading it on specific devices. Plural Bride to Be by Cheryl Vaught http://www.exmormon.org/books/Plural-Bride-To-Be.pdf From the book: Two hundred law enforcement officers arrested the heads of 36 polygamous households and nine women on July 24, 1953 in the town of Short Creek (currently called Hildale,
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19 days ago
Eric K
Catnip, I hope you stick around. It is up to you. We all learn from each other. No one likes criticism, yet it can be an opportunity to gain new insight. As admins we debated pulling the threads. We all agreed to let them stand. We were very sensitive to your feelings and concerned about your reaction. I think some of the issue is generational. My mother, in her late 80's, says things th
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19 days ago
Eric K
Very timely piece.
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21 days ago
Eric K
Wow. That would be tough to deal with. Good luck. It seems to happen regularly though not in great numbers where an individual desires to go back to Mormonism. I have seen this too with former JWs locally. Their reentry to the Watchtower is amazingly painful yet they go through with it. It appears some folks just want to have the thinking done for them as life is hard. Be patient. He wil
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23 days ago
Eric K
It is somewhat of a dichotomy if we remove atheist and substitute agnostic, in my opinion. We perhaps have different definitions of words. I view agnostics as those who really are not interested in religion or worrying if god exists or not. Agnostic in my mind is indifference and yet could have some spiritual leanings. That covers a broad spectrum of views. Atheist is too specific of a term
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25 days ago
Eric K
How could a clear thinking individual expect to sell $20,000 worth of clothing out of her house. I don't understand. That is a huge amount of money, especially for a young family, to throw away. Greed seems to a part of Mormonism as well as the desperation to live the socially expected lifestyle. This is sad.
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26 days ago
Eric K
Cheryl wrote, "I've written an unpublished novel about my real life experiences growing up, but no one here has read it." Not true! I read it and enjoyed it. You should try publishing it again or we can publish it here. Of course here, there won't be much money involved.
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27 days ago
Eric K
I have been running this site for 22 years now. I believe, and it is entirely anecdotal, that 50% become agnostic (or atheist) and 50% seek some spiritual path that may include Christianity. There are a few of the latter group that turn to yet another high demand group like the JW's, but that percentage is probably less than 3%. My advice, which has been unchanged for many years now, is
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29 days ago
Eric K
I compare the general authorities to leaders of other obvious fraudulent groups such as the Watchtower and Scientology. The leaders of the Watchtower have let many thousands die due to their belief in no blood transfusions. Jehovah's witnesses, from an old article, have a high suicide rate when they leave the organization in their 50's and 60's and realize they have wasted much of their lives
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29 days ago
Eric K
Like Rocketscientist, I play jazz semi-professionally. Being retired has given me the time to play. Last night I played with Roy Roman who toured with Fats Domino, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others. Doc Severinsen, who recently turned 90, lives up I-75 from me. He comes to Roy's home regularly for help as age has made playing the trumpet more difficult. This afternoon I am playing some with
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
Hey Gatorman. You are not far from me in East TN. I live just north of Chattanooga. We are looking at going down to Ellijay on a Saturday for apples and some wine. This Sat I have a concert in Chattanooga so we cannot go this weekend. Let me know if interested in meeting.
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
Ron, we are so sorry. What a difficult time. We are thinking of you.
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
Just like DonBagley said "Invent a lie and predict that some will balk. No big whoop." It is the easiest and most certain prophecy a religious con man can make. When adherents discover the fraud, they speak out to prevent others from being conned.
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
I'll archive this along with some others shortly. Mormonism is such an obvious fraud when its history is studied. This is not quite related to the original post, but was on my mind when I reflected on what a scam this so called religion is after reading Steve's summary of the Kirkland bank. A few months ago we were out for dinner with some friends and we had split a couple bottles of wine
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