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    He was super weird. I remember a couple posts in particular. One was when he said he told God he'd do anything commanded of him to do except kill his child. Seemed a rather odd expression of faith. The other was when someone (CJF?) stayed at his apt in NYC but Adam required him to show a TR before letting him in. It seems like church members who leave the church find themselves occupying a similar space on both sides of the faith spectrum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    He was super weird. I remember a couple posts in particular. One was when he said he told God he'd do anything commanded of him to do except kill his child. Seemed a rather odd expression of faith. The other was when someone (CJF?) stayed at his apt in NYC but Adam required him to show a TR before letting him in. It seems like church members who leave the church find themselves occupying a similar space on both sides of the faith spectrum.
    You are right. I was just thinking how weird Adam and funk both are. Funny stuff.
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    JERUSALEM – A CITY OF MUSIC AND MASQUES

    Another uniquely Jerusalem musical experience can be enjoyed on Sunday evenings at the Brigham Young University on the Mount of Olives, where locals and visitors attend free classical, jazz and folk music concerts. These one-hour concerts are held in the impressive wood- and glass-fronted auditorium with its breathtaking views of the Old City. Celebrated artists perform there, including soloists from the Israel Philharmonic and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestras. At the end of each concert, those attending are invited to give a voluntary cash donation to the performers. In summer it is always a good idea to arrive early, take in the view and explore the stunning landscaped gardens.
    Awesome venue, a real jewel. We can all be very proud.
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    ‘Mormon’ No More: Faithful Reflect on Church’s Move to Scrap a Moniker

    For the Latter-day Saints faithful, a shift away from a longtime name has meant lighthearted screw-ups, logistical complications and reflections on identity.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/29/u...me-change.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    While I am happy some ex-mos hate this change, that’s not enough for me to change my position that this is an unmitigated cluster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    While I am happy some ex-mos hate this change, that’s not enough for me to change my position that this is an unmitigated cluster.
    Careful. The road to apostasy usually starts with an obsession with a trivial church policy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    While I am happy some ex-mos hate this change, that’s not enough for me to change my position that this is an unmitigated cluster.
    When Alma Loveland of Springville, Utah, heard the announcement last summer, her workday was “wrecked.” To be Mormon had long been her cultural identity, she said, even though she stopped practicing the faith three years ago and now calls herself an ex-Mormon or former Mormon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    While I am happy some ex-mos hate this change, that’s not enough for me to change my position that this is an unmitigated cluster.
    While I won’t go as far as you, I do think it has been a mess and an unnecessary one. It’s impact on me is somewhat trivial as I still use Mormon with my non-Mormon coworkers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Careful. The road to apostasy usually starts with an obsession with a trivial church policy!
    *D-hole mounts his hobby horse.*
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    I did a home ministering/teaching visit last night to a sweet 80+ old couple. This isn't a humble brag thing. It's my first visit in six months, and I was kind of forced into it.

    The most challenging part of this man's life right now is that he had about 30 web link shortcuts set up on his desktop which are all broken after the church changed the website from lds to churchofjesuschrist. He had me look at it to see if I could fix it, when I told him my job was computer related, but I just couldn't force myself to do it. His son's going to come over to handle the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    While I won’t go as far as you, I do think it has been a mess and an unnecessary one. It’s impact on me is somewhat trivial as I still use Mormon with my non-Mormon coworkers.
    I would go further than dhole on this. I hate this change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    I did a home ministering/teaching visit last night to a sweet 80+ old couple. This isn't a humble brag thing. It's my first visit in six months, and I was kind of forced into it.

    The most challenging part of this man's life right now is that he had about 30 web link shortcuts set up on his desktop which are all broken after the church changed the website from lds to churchofjesuschrist. He had me look at it to see if I could fix it, when I told him my job was computer related, but I just couldn't force myself to do it. His son's going to come over to handle the job.
    Of course you shouldn't brag, you didn't even help the poor guy. How long would it have taken, like 20 minutes?

    This is why I never minister, then I never have to do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Of course you shouldn't brag, you didn't even help the poor guy. How long would it have taken, like 20 minutes?

    This is why I never minister, then I never have to do anything.
    Truly inspiring.
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    For I was flummoxed by the computer, ye told me to ask someone else for ye would not be inconvenienced of ten minutes. Verily I say unto you, Santos is a lazy bastard.

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    https://www.ksl.com/article/46585870...ns-charges-say

    Elder Gilbert the MP wants to talk to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    https://www.ksl.com/article/46585870...ns-charges-say

    Elder Gilbert the MP wants to talk to you.
    Wonder what mission in Mexico.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    https://www.ksl.com/article/46585870...ns-charges-say

    Elder Gilbert the MP wants to talk to you.
    Wow, that kid has a really punchable face. Really difficult not to see the appeal of good old fashioned vigilante justice in cases like these. That being said, I blame both this young man's bishop and his MP for not correctly using the power of discernment.

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    Wow that's terrible. That kid has some serious issues.

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    That is horrifying.
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    No words.

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    There was a kid from Utah who killed himself after being threatened with compromising pictures being made public. I think he paid some blackmail money, but when he couldn't make additional payments, he committed suicide.

    Really sad stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    There was a kid from Utah who killed himself after being threatened with compromising pictures being made public. I think he paid some blackmail money, but when he couldn't make additional payments, he committed suicide.

    Really sad stuff.
    Yep. I was good friends with his mom through HS. Crazy sad story. He paid over 20k he had saved up, but the threats just kept coming. Up to 10k text threats a day. Ended up being traced back to a slum in Nigeria, where there just wasn't the ability to pin down who the actual scammer was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    There was a kid from Utah who killed himself after being threatened with compromising pictures being made public. I think he paid some blackmail money, but when he couldn't make additional payments, he committed suicide.

    Really sad stuff.
    I got an email from someone threatening to expose my internet history, and supposed webcam footage of me from my computer if I didn't pay money.

    I knew immediately it was a bluff but someone with skeletons in the closet could get spooked.

    Edit: I should add that our IT folks sent out a warning of this type of email shortly after I got it. Another soldier had already paid money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    I did a home ministering/teaching visit last night to a sweet 80+ old couple. This isn't a humble brag thing. It's my first visit in six months, and I was kind of forced into it.

    The most challenging part of this man's life right now is that he had about 30 web link shortcuts set up on his desktop which are all broken after the church changed the website from lds to churchofjesuschrist. He had me look at it to see if I could fix it, when I told him my job was computer related, but I just couldn't force myself to do it. His son's going to come over to handle the job.
    GREAT NEWS!

    He can still link to Mormon and Gays just fine.
    https://mormonandgay.churchofjesuschrist.org/

    It appears this page is still not important enough to remove the victory for Satan from the title.
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    What if they respond with photoshopped pictures of their faces on someone else's body, so that he doesn't photoshop their faces on someone else's nude body?

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    We had some visitors today - I asked where they were from - they said Tremonton - I said Tremonton? "is that by Snowville?"

    He got clackattacked!
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    Public Service Announcement: Record snowfall and subsequent runoff may not be the year to try to fjord rapids in homemade canoes. Now you know. JIC will get super pissed at this, but this is exactly the type of thing I would expect from Cedar folk.

    Scouts group rescued in Emery County after 'ill-fated' Green River trip in homemade canoes

    The group of more than 20 Scouts and leaders set off from Green River State Park on Wednesday afternoon in mostly homemade canoes that were fashioned out of PVC pipe and wrapped with a plastic tarp material, according to a Facebook post from Emery County Sheriff’s Office.

    The group, which was from Cedar City, planned to go 67 miles from the park to the Mineral Bottoms area just north of Canyonlands National Park, according to the post. However, their trip ended just 4 miles downstream.
    A sheriff’s sergeant responded to a call of a young man who had shown up at a farm distraught and needing assistance, according to the post. The sergeant then launched a sheriff’s department boat that was staged in Green River and headed to the state park boat ramp, where one of the Scout leaders was waiting.
    The Scout leader had sunk his canoe after just a few hundred yards but was able to get out of the river and get back to the boat ramp.
    Shortly after, a man who lives downriver arrived with three more Scouts and one of their leaders who had stopped their trip after having canoe problems, according to the post.
    Several other sheriff’s deputies proceeded down the river to find the rest of the Scouts and leaders. They found one Scout clinging to a tree about a mile downstream from the boat ramp, and he was able to float to the sheriff’s office boat using his life jacket, according to the post.
    https://www.ksl.com/article/46592257...dcxjO8ueANeIU8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Public Service Announcement: Record snowfall and subsequent runoff may not be the year to try to fjord rapids in homemade canoes. Now you know. JIC will get super pissed at this, but this is exactly the type of thing I would expect from Cedar folk.



    https://www.ksl.com/article/46592257...dcxjO8ueANeIU8

    Man, I'm getting a kick out of the comments. I can't believe how many people are like "hey, it didn't work but it sounds like this was a fun, adventurous idea. Way to think outside the box!"
    Unfortunately, after seeing that story earlier today, I spent an inordinate amount of time looking at DIY canoes and kayaks this afternoon.
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    We did almost the same project and activity when I was a priest. Except we used wood, Kevlar and airplane fabric to build our canoes. 25 years later and mine is still sea worthy. The trip was genuinely incredible. So freaking gorgeous that even I, a horrible jerk teenager, appreciated the scenery. I remember at one point I even turned off my Walkman.

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    We had a cardboard canoe race when I was a YM leader a couple years ago. Basically it was timed from one dock to another at a local lake. The only materials allowed were cardboard, rolls of plastic and duct tape. It was a lot of fun. Surprisingly 3 of the canoes made it across. The kids loved it.
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