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Re: LDS Thread

Postby Vincere » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:10 pm

thenightowl wrote:
Vincere wrote:Mormons are allowed to drink coke and more specifically caffeine, just not tea or coffee.
It kinda makes no sense since the idea is to be healthy and not get an addiction, but the addictive part in coffee is caffeine so they just use other drinks as a substitute. Also, in moderation coffee is actually healthy as compared to coke.

That is the thing that I just can't wrap my head around, I always thought it was because of caffeine and/or because it can be addicting but then after watching Jared for example, he can't live without Dr. Pepper and seems addicted to it. Then I thought maybe because coffee/tea is hot but both can be iced. Maybe someone from the religion could come in and better explain?


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Re: LDS Thread

Postby Sarai » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:06 am

chipmunks wrote:can someone explain the connection between mormons and Hawaii? not just YTers but I see a lot of Mormons I know go there for vacation a lot.


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I think it's popular because Mormons were the first to proselytize there. A lot of Polynesians are Mormon.
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby natalka81 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:51 pm

I like kids having fun and maybe I'm a prude, but somehow the toilet flushing game seemed a little odd for a baptism party...All dressed up in their church gear flushing the toilet toy on the kitchen counter?
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby rdt1004 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:51 am

I'm glad there's an lds thread on here. As a nevermo, I probably spend way too much time reading r/exmormon on reddit and doing research on the religion. It's all so odd and fascinating to me. In one of Samika's recent vlogs they were at a mall that had a retractable roof. I thought wow that's cool and thought nothing else of it. Today, I'm watching Brother Jake's True Believing Mormon Dude video and he mentions the church has their own mall, City Creek Center. And I thought "hmm, what're the odds that this is the exact same mall the Samika and E&J are always filming at?" I looked it up and it was. That's so crazy that their church built a freaking mall. The entire religion is like a business essentially, just like Scientology, only a little more friendlier.


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Re: LDS Thread

Postby Vincere » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:44 am

I also see religion in general as a business but even more with LDS, the whole tithing policy, to give 10% of your income to them, also the fact that a lot of their people volunteer in the church, missionaries who are just "marketing" is ridiculous.

Anyway, I found this term on reddit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiverfull that I feel really explains the religious people who have so many children.
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby rdt1004 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:55 am

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I just found this I think on modernmormanman.com or something along those lines and it was a guide on how to spot mormons in public. Made me laugh, while reading the vocabulary section all I could hear in my head was Jared saying all those phrases. I swear I've heard him say one or two on the vlogs before lol.


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Re: LDS Thread

Postby Vincere » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:38 pm

I have recently got into reddit, hence less active here, and thanks for https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon.
Really interesting topics there!

From reading there I can see how much suffering it provokes to people that leave the Church, they have to give up to family, friends and all the human connections they made in the past. That's not very... God-like, a lot of other religions get along together.
In a way is a punishment if you want to leave: Give up your family or continue the lie.
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby Kryptonite » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:14 pm

Vincere wrote:I have recently got into reddit, hence less active here, and thanks for https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon.
Really interesting topics there!

From reading there I can see how much suffering it provokes to people that leave the Church, they have to give up to family, friends and all the human connections they made in the past. That's not very... God-like, a lot of other religions get along together.
In a way is a punishment if you want to leave: Give up your family or continue the lie.


I live for Reddit and have been stalking that subform. There is certainly some revealing and interesting information in there... I started watching Ex-Mormon YouTubers a few years ago out of curiosity and, without wanting to slam/offend anyone's religion, some things are appalling.
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby actuallydear » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:54 pm

Kryptonite wrote:
Vincere wrote:I have recently got into reddit, hence less active here, and thanks for https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon.
Really interesting topics there!

From reading there I can see how much suffering it provokes to people that leave the Church, they have to give up to family, friends and all the human connections they made in the past. That's not very... God-like, a lot of other religions get along together.
In a way is a punishment if you want to leave: Give up your family or continue the lie.


I live for Reddit and have been stalking that subform. There is certainly some revealing and interesting information in there... I started watching Ex-Mormon YouTubers a few years ago out of curiosity and, without wanting to slam/offend anyone's religion, some things are appalling.

ooooh, please share?
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby Vincere » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:47 pm

From a thread on r/exmormon I am reading now,https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/5wj001/yesterday_i_submitted_my_final_request_to_cancel/:

One case
He's [her husband] from mormon royalty. He's never been punished by his church in any way. He's done many things that he should be in prison for. Having sex with 14 year old girls would be a good start, stealing from numerous people, assault and battery, etc. According to the mormon church, I was the bad one.


Another case
after both my ex and I explained his compulsive deviant sexual behaviors, that included minors, that week my bishop called him to serve in the young men's organization. The betrayal I felt in this moment is unspeakable. I had done my part to protect society from the monster than he is, I had called the cops, I had told the bishop, and this narcissistic manipulative, self-preserving predator had escaped all consequences to his behavior).


What the hell, the church is actively hiding pedophilia and treats women like are below men.
Their stories were that they were asking to have their temple sealing cancelled and the church denying it.


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A article from 2012 sais that the church made 7BILLION/year from tithing but apparently only donates 40mil to charities [2], that's below 3 dollars a year for every LDS member, 15 million.

[1] http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news ... -indicates
[2] http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8656 ... -says.html

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Crazy idea!
How would mormons feels if Christians/atheists would go to their doors and try and convince them LDS is a scam or other religion is the true one?
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby Sarai » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:49 pm

^ there are actually Mormons who complain about Jehovah's Witness' lol
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby rdt1004 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:57 pm

I just saw a prank video the other day of atheists dressed up as missionaries and they were proselytizing in a Mormon community. The mormons didn't seem to appreciate it lol. It's only okay when they do it cause their church is the only TRUE church lol.


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Re: LDS Thread

Postby natalka81 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:28 pm

Are we to assume that virtually ALL the people that Bonnie, Ruby, and Ellie''s families associate with are LDS? And if so, do you think it's because almost all the people in their neighbourhood/community are LDS anyway, or are they actively choosing only to hang around LDS members? Like do they deliberately choose to go to an LDS dentist, or hire an LDS interior decorator or whatever, or is it just likely that these people will be Mormons anyway? And they all seem to be obsessed with Under Armour, Nordstrom, Dr. Pepper, and Mountain Dew. Are they Morman-owned companies? I guess what I'm getting at is how deliberately insular do you think they're being?
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby chipmunks » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:22 am

natalka81 wrote:Are we to assume that virtually ALL the people that Bonnie, Ruby, and Ellie''s families associate with are LDS? And if so, do you think it's because almost all the people in their neighbourhood/community are LDS anyway, or are they actively choosing only to hang around LDS members? Like do they deliberately choose to go to an LDS dentist, or hire an LDS interior decorator or whatever, or is it just likely that these people will be Mormons anyway? And they all seem to be obsessed with Under Armour, Nordstrom, Dr. Pepper, and Mountain Dew. Are they Morman-owned companies? I guess what I'm getting at is how deliberately insular do you think they're being?


Not sure about the companies but I've heard it's very challenging to live in Utah as a non-Mormon because so many are Mormon. So I'd expect it's not that they actively choose to only go to those places or associate with their own, but that there's a much higher probability you'll make Mormon friends because the population is so dense.

I think it's quite Utah-specific too. My mom had very close friends who were Mormon (sisters), and one of them married Catholic. We were on the opposite side of the country, and the Mormon population is minimal. I was best friends with one of their girls, and so they'd take me (also Catholic) to their church on sundays after sleepovers, no big deal. It was not as extreme a lifestyle as what I see in the vlogs.
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby Sarai » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:39 am

86% of the people in their town are LDS. They live in a bubble (Mormon Zion) so they don't have to be deliberately insular, but I know observant Mormons outside of Utah are more likely to be. I guess it's because they are so involved in church activities, it's hard to be friends with people who aren't LDS too.
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby HelloSweetie » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:45 am

I read on the ex-Mo Reddit that a lot of men will find a young girlfriend (16 or so) just before they go on a Mission, so they will have a fresh out of high school (and ready to marry) girlfriend by the time they get back. How sick is this? No wonder it's common for young women like Ellie to get married so young!

The ex-Mo Reddit is fascinating by the way. Everyone should check it out.
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby rdt1004 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:29 pm

HelloSweetie wrote:I read on the ex-Mo Reddit that a lot of men will find a young girlfriend (16 or so) just before they go on a Mission, so they will have a fresh out of high school (and ready to marry) girlfriend by the time they get back. How sick is this? No wonder it's common for young women like Ellie to get married so young!

The ex-Mo Reddit is fascinating by the way. Everyone should check it out.

I love the ex-mo Reddit. I often check it often to see if Mormon vloggers have popped up on their radar and to see their opinions, but there's not much except a few threads on the Shaytards with few comments.


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Re: LDS Thread

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Re: LDS Thread

Postby natalka81 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:11 pm

I am really curious to know if anyone knows if Mormons observe Good Friday the way many Christians do. In my culture and country, Good Friday is a very solemn day, where stores are closed, there's no school or work, etc. I am not sure I quite understand how it's done in the US. I think stores and things are still open? It seems that LDS families don't necessarily see Good Friday as sacred or solemn as I thought they might. I'm a little confused since they observe the 'sabbath' on Sunday and don't do a lot of work and stuff then, but then on Good Friday, they seem to be okay with celebrating Eastery and birthday party things and stuff, where I suspect many stricter Christians would choose not to. Is this a country difference, a religious difference, a "Griffith" difference, oor something else, maybe? ... I'm just a little unsure... Maybe I've misunderstood something. Was I the only person surprised by this?
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Re: LDS Thread

Postby kgiff77 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:23 pm

natalka81 wrote:I am really curious to know if anyone knows if Mormons observe Good Friday the way many Christians do. In my culture and country, Good Friday is a very solemn day, where stores are closed, there's no school or work, etc. I am not sure I quite understand how it's done in the US. I think stores and things are still open? It seems that LDS families don't necessarily see Good Friday as sacred or solemn as I thought they might. I'm a little confused since they observe the 'sabbath' on Sunday and don't do a lot of work and stuff then, but then on Good Friday, they seem to be okay with celebrating Eastery and birthday party things and stuff, where I suspect many stricter Christians would choose not to. Is this a country difference, a religious difference, a "Griffith" difference, oor something else, maybe? ... I'm just a little unsure... Maybe I've misunderstood something. Was I the only person surprised by this?


I'm not sure about mormons and Good Friday but I live in the US and school here are open Good Friday and nothing's closed.


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Re: LDS Thread

Postby tmmnmd » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:40 am

With the Tannerites its like, its becoming more and more and more and more a part of their video vlogs every day. If you swap to the beginning of their vlogging career, it's just an random family nothing less, nothing more. Yeah, you see a happy family but LDS wasn't their maintopic. What I hate is they using YT to spread their messages about the church (suddenly tho, that wasn't always like that) but when you are asking about it, they just ignore you. I asked a ton of well constructed questions. It's like all these mormon tubers has something to make right for the LDS Chuch... like to be a role model or "Hey, what the media says isn't true - we are nothing like that." Because "You Are Worth It". But ask them about the 12 year old girl who came out of the closet and was tempered down, in the LDS church, they are keeping their mouth shut. And they know there are watching kids and people out who are everything, but straight, they know it.. but they don't acknowledge it. But yeah, keep telling them they are worth it, because - they are :)
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