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21-04-2016, 08:13 PM
ASL? Mid 50s Gay Male San Francisco Never believer
I guess I'm a born skeptic. I never believed in anything supernatural. I was fooled by Shaklee briefly in the 80's when I was in my 20's, but I have recovered and feel my skeptic's hat is doing a pretty good job at keeping the pseudoscience belief at a minimum. Oh yeah, I'm a virgo. Tongue

My Dad: "I just think it's all bullshit."'
I know, very lucky. I love my Dad.

My Mom was raised kinda Mormon. She went to church with her Grandparents and pretty much believed but she never went to church as an adult, until she married my Step-Dad. He took us to Christian church for a couple of years, but not one bit of it seeped in.

Because of the Mormon ancestors, I've always been curious about the church.

When the Mormon's dumped all the money and influence into the California Prop 8 fight, and ripped marriage away from the Gay folk, I decided I needed to take a closer look and see how to fight this. So I started reading and listening to podcasts.

Mormonism is totally nuts! I'd say I'm having a blast learning all the weird shit about the founding of the church, but it is still gaining members, and gay Mormon boys are still committing suicide.

That is was really set me off. When I found out how many Gay Mormon kids kill themselves because they think they are broken, I decided I needed to be educated and be able to talk intelligently with religious people to help them leave the "Faith" behind and go forward with Reason.

And now I'm here. Hi! Smile
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21-04-2016, 08:23 PM
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21-04-2016, 08:27 PM
RE: ASL? Mid 50s Gay Male San Francisco Never believer
Welcome.

ASL? American Sign Language? That's what I think of.

And yeah, the Mormons are pretty high up there on the screwed up scale.

See here they are the bruises some were self-inflicted and some showed up along the way. - JF

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21-04-2016, 08:28 PM
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21-04-2016, 08:51 PM
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Welcome Smile

Learning about the beliefs of Mormons was one of the first stepping stones that led to my de-conversion from xtianity. It really is fascinating stuff.

Mormons seem to be really into self-imposed repression when it comes to LGBT issues. Every <quote>Pro LGBT</quote> Mormon video I've seen on Youtube is basically like "I love my life! *forced smile* I've been a gay man my whole life, but I have a wonderful wife and kids, just like God willed for me *forced smile*", or "I'm gay, but it's totally cool, because I can just be celibate and single for the rest of my life! Praise Jesus!! *forced smile*"
It's really sad to see Undecided

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22-04-2016, 12:42 AM
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Welcome!

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

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22-04-2016, 01:59 AM
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22-04-2016, 05:35 AM
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Greetings! ^v^
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22-04-2016, 06:32 AM
RE: ASL? Mid 50s Gay Male San Francisco Never believer
Hey...

I lived up the street from you in the mid 80's......

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That is if you follow highway 1 all the way to Pt. Reyes Station.....


Big Grin

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22-04-2016, 09:04 AM
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Welcome!

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