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Eric K
One of the top guys on my list of charlatans is Peter Popoff. He promotes miracle spring water that will cure your debts, enrich your health, etc. It now comes in a new larger size! It is a packet of water similar to a single serving of ketchup or mustard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGuawSq6zDA This guy has a 4 million dollar home in California. When I have seen his commercials on
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Yesterday
Eric K
I am glad to see this. I hope they will be eventually successful. The youth interviews border on abuse. The damage to young men's and women's self-esteem from untrained leaders conducting these has lead to so much damage.
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3 days ago
Eric K
I believe you meant to say JWs. Still the same thing with the door approaches.
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5 days ago
Eric K
This was not official doctrine. It was popular in the 1970's. The solar accretion model is that the sun gets its fuel, hydrogen, from space. Hydrogen atoms fuse together to form helium. This fusion generates energy. The hydrogen atoms come not only from Kolob, but from the light of Christ himself. This was something I remember reading from the book "Science and Mormonism". Sol
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6 days ago
Eric K
It has been discussed a great deal here - it appears a large majority of those who drop out of Mormonism and post here are introverts. To be a successful Mormon one needs to be an extrovert. Mormonism is often a painful experience as an introvert. I know the Myers-Briggs personality test is questionable. Many of us tend to fall in the introverted scale in the test based on that test. It is n
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7 days ago
Eric K
I was on the downward slope in callings. My last calling was Sunday school teacher.
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7 days ago
Eric K
It is a good article by a non-Mormon asking Mormons to be more inclusive of everyone. Here is an excerpt: "Please teach your children to be inclusive of my non-mormon children and please guide them to carry that inclusion past grade school, into middle school, and throughout high school. Please encourage your children to sit with mine in the lunchroom. Please permit your kids to in
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10 days ago
Eric K
Wow... Thanks for reporting this. I will archive it. This, in my opinion, will drive more people to resign from the corporation. Being an introvert, that last thing I would like to do is participate in such activity. If others are being gossiped about (if that is somehow grammatically correct), then it is clear I would be the center of future gossip when inactive. Who wants to be subjected
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11 days ago
Eric K
I too have noticed Mormons or Mormonism appearing randomly in books over the past few years. It is never flattering to Mormons. The SciFi TV series 'The Expanse' on Amazon Prime has Mormons playing a role. There is a spaceship called the Nauvoo with the angel Moroni on it. It is a good series. It appears authors know a bit about Mormonism and expect their readers to have a similar le
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11 days ago
Eric K
Steve Benson wrote about the removal of the office of the patriarch http://www.exmormon.org/Why-Was-Office-of-Church-Patriarch-Terminated.pdf
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13 days ago
Eric K
I subscribe to the Washington Post and read it in the mornings. A perk of being retired. I saw the WP front page link to Monson so I clicked on it. In the afternoon, when I went back to the Post, it was no longer on the front page. I guess it was a front page article for about 2 hours and then faded to obscurity. It went to the obituary section. It was not widely read and I commented on it
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13 days ago
Eric K
Our stats are reset on Sunday afternoons US Eastern Time. Since Sunday afternoon 545,723 reads of just this board have occurred ( less than 4 days). Your posts are being read by thousands. The majority 90%+ of people who read here are lurkers. The 545,723 does not include all the topics and stories on the site which brings is approximately 110,000 more reads. It is impossible to count indi
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16 days ago
Eric K
I am surrounded by them. There is a 7th Day Adventist university not far from me. They are nice people in so much as they are more social than Mormons. However, they are not particularly flexible when it comes to religion as is common having the true church syndrome. I would rather associate with Adventists than Mormons if given a choice. (Both groups would probably not desire to associate
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17 days ago
Eric K
From the site: "LDS growth rates in the United States continued to decelerate in 2017 as part of a trend of slowing growth that began approximately 15 years ago. As of late December, the Church in the United States reported no net change for the number of congregations for the entire year (184 new wards/branches organized, 184 wards/branches discontinued). To contrast, the Church in th
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22 days ago
Eric K
temple clip bracelet - I believe that is for hanging onto the name one is representing when going through the temple. The name is printed on a small piece of paper. The clip is a way to hang on to it instead of pinning it on. I could be wrong. It has been nearly 30 years since I have been to the temple.
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25 days ago
Eric K
Congrats! It was miserable being both an introvert and a missionary. It was torture. Nightmares of a 2nd mission lasted more than 2 decades. Nice to have you here.
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25 days ago
Eric K
I guess I am injecting a bit of politics here. I had breakfast last week with an evangelical. He commented he will never vote for a Democrat because they support abortion. If we were living in Alabama he would of voted for Roy Moore. Sigh.... This is a well educated individual. I am not overly optimistic.
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26 days ago
Eric K
I hope I have helped to improve society as an aging boomer. This site being a significant part of that. We, wife and I, try not to be piggish by living in a smaller house than we could of or could buy. I enjoy being with college students and try to give good advice when asked. I volunteer at a community college in their music program. My wife volunteers at an elementary school 3 times per w
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4 weeks ago
Eric K
Wow. I cannot imagine folks like these coming to my home. They would be treated no better than pesky JW's. On a related note: We were in Florida sitting on the front porch of our son's place when approached by some JW's a few weeks ago. The home is in a great location and it is relaxing watching people walk by with their dogs or pushing baby strollers, some of which have dogs inside i
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
That is great news. Nice way to start the day reading about her progress.
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5 weeks ago
Eric K
They allied with the nazi's out of self preservation initially. Finland broke off from Russia during the Russian revolution and declared independence in 1917. When Russia attacked Finland in the early days of WWII, US made weapons America gave to the Russians to fight Germany were used to invade Finland. My mother lived in Viipuri Finland which was taken over by the Russians. Finland lost 1
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
I cannot put my finger on it, but there is something fishy about Chuck Missler. He has a ministry up in Idaho and associates with Firefighters for Christ in some manner. An exmo sent me a bunch of his cassettes years ago. Perhaps it is my religious skepticism after Mormonism. Chuck, in his tapes, constantly boasts about his business acumen and financial success. In other ways he is also humb
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
This seems beyond weird. I know I would of immediately dropped out of such discussions. It is uncomfortable. I believe many others who are active will feel the same way. If this takes off church wide, it will not last long in my opinion.
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
Sending good thoughts your ways. Hoping for a recovery for your daughter.
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6 weeks ago
Eric K
What a great thread. Wonderful responses. I need to archive this. Life after Mormonism can be incomprehensible to those still trapped in the bubble. This will be an excellent read for someone thinking of exiting the corporation and what life will be ahead of them.
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7 weeks ago
Eric K
Here is an excerpt from that article: 'Brigham Young once explained that Earth was created near God and Kolob, but that it also physically fell out of God’s presence when mankind did: “When the earth was framed and brought into existence and man was placed upon it, it was near the throne of our Father in Heaven. And when man fell . . . the earth fell into space, and took up its abode in
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7 weeks ago
Eric K
While we were playing UNO there was a knock on the back door. It was Doug - our crazy neighbor. We live in a typical suburban neighborhood. His mother passed away and he inherited the house next to us. I walked over to the back door and Doug was standing there with a tree saw in his hand. Here is the conversation: Me: Hi Doug, what can I do for you? Doug: Can I cut one of your e
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7 weeks ago
Eric K
Those ugly posts were all done by the same person who was using different names. We have a few sick trolls.
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2 months 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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