2021.09.17 02:16 Grillburg Looking for Info on a Former Mormon from Modesto, CA - Possibly Started a Commune in Rural Utah?
I've been trying to discover the status and whereabouts of a guy I knew from when I was active around 2000.
Shortly after I got baptized in 1999, I was in the Sixth Ward in Modesto, CA. One of the older guys who befriended me was a guy named Eugene. I knew him briefly from a junior college course we both had a couple of years prior. He and his wife were active in the ward, and were responsible for teaching the Sunday School lessons.
Eugene was apparently also very interested in some of the fundamentalist conspiracy theories - like microchips embedded in people as the literal Mark of the Beast - and tried to have me watch some videos on the subject. I made excuses that I just never got around to them. (He also attempted to sell me on Herbalife vitamins...I'd just gotten burned by Amway so knew better on that at least.)
Eventually, he and his wife were removed from their teaching callings for talking about those conspiracy theories in Sunday School. (Did you know the locusts in Revelation were actually the Apache helicopters above the Middle East in the Gulf War? WOW!)
At some point after that, a sister in the Ward kept inviting me to join the ward choir...and then also invited me to join Eugene and his wife and a few other members who were moving to a ranch in rural Utah...I think to prepare for Armageddon.
I'm very, very curious to know if this absurd endeavor of his ever worked out, and a bit suspicious about it as well. Does anyone know him, or know OF him?
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2021.09.17 02:16 Sotally_Tober_89 Who here started looking for “apostate lies” with the intent of being educated on them and shutting them down, but ended up having a crisis of faith instead?
I can imagine many JWs will value the idea of the win-win scenario, where if you challenge your beliefs and it turns out your scrutiny does indeed reveal your views are correct you’ll have the reward of strengthened faith. But if it turns out your beliefs aren’t true, you’ve also won in the sense that at least you’re no longer being lied to.
In my particular case it was the opposite. I had my crisis of faith and left “the truth” without looking at a single webpage or video out of fear of “apostate lies”. By the time I did have the courage to do so, I already agreed with everything I came across. So I’m curious to hear from people who had this experience.
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2021.09.17 02:16 JimboJonesHD Request - Could anyone possibly remove the tubes/wires from these pictures of baby in NICU?
2021.09.17 02:16 wolf123t Sign up for Rakuten and receive $30 (PayPal/Check) when you make a purchase of $30 or more at any store online
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2021.09.17 02:16 addisbad Adapting to a new role
2021.09.17 02:16 johnrock001 One Piece Filler Guide - One Piece Filler List
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2021.09.17 02:16 lolsexnumber Do you think the Avatar would be able to give non-benders bending?
So, we first see Avatar Aang discover energy bending at the end of ATLA, and it's kind of implied this technique has been lost for eons, it's a long forgotten art. In the next show, we see Korra return the bending of those who have had their bending removed by Amon. Now, I'm not sure if this was energy bending, or if it was the Avatar state empowering her to unblock chakras via blood bending, but I'm inclined to believe energy bending, as when Korra's powers are returned to her, it is done by the spirit of Aang/the past lives, but that is all speculative as far as I'm aware.
Later, in season 2, we learn the origins of the Avatar and bending itself. The lion turtles appeared to energy bend the power into non benders. They use the same technique when Aang first learned energy bending from the lion turtle, one finger on the forehead, one on the chest. It is explained that humans cannot handle the power of more than one element on their own, which made Rava necessary for the bending of the 4 elements.
With this knowledge in mind, does it mean that the Avatar (or any being that can energy bend) can give bending to a non-bender? Maybe the argument could be made once the spirit worlds and physical worlds split after the time of avatar Wan, granting such abilities would be locked away (though that wouldn't explain Aang learning the ability in ATLA) but that argument is dismantled by the existence of harmonic convergence.
I've never seen this idea discussed anywhere, but it's something I've been thinking about for ages since I first saw Korra restore bending. Why now that this power has been revealed, does the Avatar not grant bending to those who want it? Korra doesn't explore it to the level I would have liked, but we can see that there is a deep imbalance between the power of benders and non benders, and I think instead of taking power away, it would be so cool to give as many people as possible the power of bending.
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2021.09.17 02:16 JordanFilmmaker Have you guys seen Bolue Vience?
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2021.09.17 02:16 Sweet-home69 The devious licks are getting out of hand
Kids at my school are stealing and removing things from hand sanitizer sinks and even stall dividers and doors
This has happened in almost every bathroom and now boys only have one bathroom that hasn’t been closed due to stuff being stolen or destroyed.
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2021.09.17 02:16 AlisonChava Religions can't handle alien abduction, hence the "demons and angels" assumptions
This is from The Allies of Humanity: The Problem of Human Denial
Think for a moment if you were another race visiting your world and you wanted to just simply observe human behavior. Just observe it, without interfering. Well, you could look down on everything. It is all there. Human activity, human involvements, human conflict, human relationships, human technology, human communication—it is all available to the discreet observer.
Therefore, it is very important to understand why people are afraid. The fear of the reality of contact is deep-seated. Many people have this very glorified view that they are at the pinnacle of God’s creation, that their religions are built upon the pre-eminence of human spirituality and human identity. What will happen when they find out that humanity is one little race evolving within a Greater Community of intelligent life? And that this race is actually very weak, divided and insignificant in the vastness of the Creation!
People’s religious views cannot tolerate this kind of realization. Many of these views are already being eroded by the discoveries of science that show that the universe does not revolve around this world, that this world is just a little planet revolving around an insignificant star in a vast galaxy amongst many. Where is human pre-eminence then? Who are you in the universe? Are you really important to anyone or anything?
We are asking these questions to bring you into the core of your anxiety because you must confront this within yourself. The inability or unwillingness to do this is really the source of all human ignorance and presumption regarding humanity’s place in the universe and regarding the reality of the extraterrestrial Intervention that is occurring in the world today.
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2021.09.17 02:16 n0ahbody The stunning betrayal of France by America over nuclear subs for Australia signals a huge geopolitical shift in US strategy
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2021.09.17 02:15 Trahern71 Special Ball Vault
2021.09.17 02:15 ntlane2004 His neckbeard is showing.
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2021.09.17 02:15 Salted_cod It would be cool to see other weapon archetypes give hidden stat boosts that affect class ability cooldowns, like Lightweight frames do for mobility and Hunter dodge.
I would be super stoked to be able to incorporate weapons more deeply into things like class ability cooldowns the way Hunters can with Lightweights on Titan and Warlock.
Giving High Impact frames +20 to resilience and maybe Rapid Fire frames +20 to recovery would make that aspect of buildcrafting available to all classes without causing any real problems in the sandbox.
Recovery bonuses would probably be the biggest concern, but keeping them on rapid fire frames wouldn't push dominant weapons over the edge while also helping an underutilized and sometimes slightly underpowered archetype gain more of a presence in gameplay. Resilience obviously isn't an issue, I think most people agree that it's one of the least impactful stats in the game, but being able to invest in it more efficiently would be great for Titans specifically. Being able to make more efficient stat distributions in something like a MessengeCitan's build would be pretty cool.
I personally like the occasional "class/weapon affinity" mechanic we see with exotic armor pieces like Lucky Pants or Peacekeepers. Lightweight frame weapons already cover that gameplay philosophy for Hunters, so why not expand it?
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2021.09.17 02:15 randomly_sus you just encounter a hentai tentacle monster ,what's your next move ?
2021.09.17 02:15 svanapps r/ethereum - Audius Announces $5 Million Strategic Investment From BIG Name Artists // Rolling Stones link and article and info in comments
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2021.09.17 02:15 bandedtfup215 Damn sheed jordan smh nigga booked again🤦🏿♂️
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2021.09.17 02:15 Darkhunter004 Different tournament schedules?
I saw a really old list of all the different time zones and the tournaments is there a current one?
(If hoping time zones isn’t allowed sorry)
Friends and I can’t play till a little later we’re EST, and the 3v3 is at 8pm… was wondering if there was a 3v3 at like 10-11 in a different time zone.
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2021.09.17 02:15 Lilyplayz22 i hate my smile lol
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2021.09.17 02:15 TimothyCarmichael Asking People Funny Questions And Screaming Inside Of A Store full of people!
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2021.09.17 02:15 johnrock001 My Hero Academia Filler - My Hero Academia Filler List
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2021.09.17 02:15 VaultraiderZ H: 15k fuel W: 15k caps
2021.09.17 02:15 ULTRAPUNK18 Gonna leave this sub for a bit to avoid spoilers
I probably won’t touch the game until tomorrow. So to avoid spoilers I’m gonna leave this sub for a bit and hopefully remember to join it back after I beat chapter 2. See you guys (hopefully) soon
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2021.09.17 02:15 Some_Juggernaut_6816 That's not a knife this is a knife
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2021.09.17 02:15 DonSalaam After 24 years of water advisories, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation can drink from the tap | CBC News
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