Lakumi

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    Lakumi got a reaction from Godless in Accredited Christian law school grads barred from practice   
    Yeah here same sex marriage is legal everywhere, for those who don't know. Also Canada is far less religious then the US.
    While belief in God isn't going down, the belief in religion is (23% is none).
    I think my father's belief is pretty common- he believes in God but thinks church is corrupt and a waste of time.
    It would seem we don't want religion effecting anything since there are so many here-and so many nones.
    I for one am glad for that, if I choose a religion-free life, I don't want it in my government regardless, we are a multi cultural nation, why should one rule over all the others?! Why should any rule at all?
    They shouldn't.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Backroads in Is it okay to marry a foreign man?   
    I couldn't imagine any scenario where I could sleep in the same room as someone I didn't know really well and trust them not to murder me in my sleep
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Sunday21 in What’s the last movie you watched?   
    yeah Canada has a weird thing like that, here usually ratings are lower, in the US where a movie is an R, it can be a 14+ here, also after a certain time, our tv channels can air movies uncut, I remember Saving Private Ryan being on TV in its entirety a few years ago, and then there's the French channels... oh dear
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Backroads in Is it okay to marry a foreign man?   
    I couldn't imagine any scenario where I could sleep in the same room as someone I didn't know really well and trust them not to murder me in my sleep
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Blackmarch in What's the last book you read?   
    Dune, loved the movie so had to read the book!
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Daybreak79 in New movie "Meet the Mormons" coming out   
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    Lakumi got a reaction from faith4 in The Twinkie Diet   
    Those things are barely food...
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Backroads in Is it okay to marry a foreign man?   
    I couldn't imagine any scenario where I could sleep in the same room as someone I didn't know really well and trust them not to murder me in my sleep
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Godless in The World and its Creation   
    I was aiming at something a tad more substantial...
     
    even if evolution is a thing on faith, it has far more going for it then creationism, to me and a lot of others.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Godless in Shunned by LDS adult children   
    I don't consider my parents failures for not kicking me out at 18.
    Sure I've acomplished very little in life and don't see myself doing much with it (I'll be honest-not gonna be any family in my future, maybe cats, and certainly nothing like collage or university) but I look at everything I do have and thank them for giving me all the chances I got.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Blackmarch in Shunned by LDS adult children   
    My parents loved to tote the "you pay some rent after 18 if you're not in school" and going on about collage, until that time came however, in which I had a rather serious surgery in my mouth (removing 6 teeth and reparing some damage to my jaw), the job market not being very good and me not having any friends until I got to be like 22, obviously there was no collage, no one had the money for that, I finally did move out at 25 (just in July) and my parents always have said I have a home with them, regardless. I did pitch in, anyway I could and am glad my parents are the wonderful people they are.
    I mean if they weren't good people I would have no issue tossing them out of my life, I did it to most of my extended family and feel nothing.
    Had they kicked me out I'd have never spoken to them again, and had it been at 18, well I was far worse off since I would have had no support network if things got rough, no family or friends, I'd have probably died.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Blackmarch in Shunned by LDS adult children   
    My parents loved to tote the "you pay some rent after 18 if you're not in school" and going on about collage, until that time came however, in which I had a rather serious surgery in my mouth (removing 6 teeth and reparing some damage to my jaw), the job market not being very good and me not having any friends until I got to be like 22, obviously there was no collage, no one had the money for that, I finally did move out at 25 (just in July) and my parents always have said I have a home with them, regardless. I did pitch in, anyway I could and am glad my parents are the wonderful people they are.
    I mean if they weren't good people I would have no issue tossing them out of my life, I did it to most of my extended family and feel nothing.
    Had they kicked me out I'd have never spoken to them again, and had it been at 18, well I was far worse off since I would have had no support network if things got rough, no family or friends, I'd have probably died.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from EarlJibbs in Philosophy ?   
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Backroads in Prepping and LDS teaching   
    Since I live in Canada if the government collapses there's more woods then I could ever imagine out there for me to hide in.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from notquiteperfect in Missionaries   
    I just like talking to them because of their unique insights on things, that and they can answer a good number of my questions and even ones I didn't think could have an answer.
    Nice folk, I like them.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Blackmarch in A thought Occured to me Today   
    Then the church could simply say "we all told you! but you didn't listen...guess you'd better start coming to church"
    I could just imagine something like that done, with a tinge of good hearted humour.
    I'd be convinced with far less then all that.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Backroads in A thought Occured to me Today   
    People would be able to see an alien if it came and said hello. Things like aliens aren't a matter of faith, if they come and start wrecking a city, they're not going away if you don't believe in them.
    God is something so larger then ourselves a lot of people can't really understand it and since they can't see it, it seems distant and strange.
    Anyone can look and study a pyramid and ponder what really made it, but there's no pondering God, in that way.
    We're not so enlightened that we can reach so high and get all our questions answered.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Backroads in Tea/ coffee for guests   
    No, though I toss it out there should they want it, (usually beer) it is generally expected at things like BBQs and Christmas (no it is expected at Christmas 100% in my family).
    It really depends on the people, some people see beer like any other drink and offer it freely for anything, I've been offered beer while at someone's house playing Warhammer or Dungeons and Dragons.
    I remember every Wednesday after a board game I played with friends called blood bowl (fantasy football) we'd go to a pub.
    I don't think most see it as a special occasion thing, just another thing to drink.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from annewandering in I would advise people to stay away from Astral Projection   
    with all this talk about astral projection and candy... I should find my drums
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    Lakumi got a reaction from annewandering in I would advise people to stay away from Astral Projection   
    lucid dreaming is harmless, since all it is, is you are almost awake (or almost asleep) and your mind still is active enough to control your imagination.
    since most of my novels come from my untainted dreams I leave them alone
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Suzie in Where is everyone?   
    I can't believe I was missed!
    Yeah... I was... not well mentally. It was pretty evident at times I had a... I donno I'd just snap. I was in my own little world, I'd go on about things and it didn't do well for anyone. I needed to step back, (move across the province) and really get my life under control, as it was just...so unhappy.
    But I'm all better now, finally gotten things under control, so felt I ought to come back and contribute a little again.
     
    I went to one of the meetinghouses here and its too big, and still with this 9:30 am stuff! lol
    I'd go every Sunday if it was, like at 11:30 lol
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    Lakumi got a reaction from EarlJibbs in How did you come to know it is true?   
    "know it is true" is a phrase I will never use, unless a whole slew of things are presented to me and I understand how difficult I can be.
    My story is a tad different, since I am not LDS but read its scriptures, pray when I can, obey most of the WoW (masala chai is something I don't think I can pry myself away from lol) I seldom attend church due to my not being a morning person, often having a...fragile mood and sometimes I really dislike leaving the house. But when I do I find it very joyful and a lot of that anger I have goes away.
    I become rather outgoing in a normal sense, there is no need for common interests to get me to speak, I feel like a well rounded person.
    Anyways, last summer I had a job working in corn fields, detassiling they call it, and one day it was a 120acre field and I, unknown to me, was coming down with heat stroke. In the field, it gets worse and worse and I am drinking water like crazy due to my throat hurting and eventually I just lay down and I remember asking Jesus not to let me die, it would have been annoying not to find out how the book ends, I remember thinking (the Book of Mormon, I had started attending church round the time I started the corn so was always in pain and always looked miserable but I would often perk up). Somehow I got out of that field, delirious and I asked some kid for water I remember.
    I would often toss aside the feelings people akined to the spirit as foolish or some such thing. I remember being quite moved when one lady gave a talk about being bullied in high school-something I struggled with a lot.
    Did the spirit come to offer the same as it did to her? Quite possibly. And it doesn't follow my distrust of my own feelings (eg getting a positive feeling means its true), that is a clear cut thing. Person sad and hurt by bullies, made happy by gospel. My mind responds well to that sort of stuff.
    I always thought I was too proud for worship and God and books like that.
    Growing up I was basically an athiest, scornful of religion and felt they were all archaic and broken things.
    And when I went to the meetinghouse for the first time, there was no malice towards me, people were kind to me-a kindess I seldom see in people. I remember saying "I hope none of them talk to me" but when they did I was happy to speak to them. By habit I sat alone at all the lunches but they found me and sat with me and I was actually in a good mood to see them and we talked.
    So maybe my idea of what the Book of Mormon is, is different then yours. But it has made me a better person, in many ways, I like to think. I had a lively discussion about same sex marriage with a Mormon on youtube, where as before I would have dismissed him as a bigot and that would be that. It started friendly and ended friendly.
    I don't feel that rage in the pit of my stomach anymore, I don't feel as unfriendly towards other people like I used to. This past month I have done a lot of thinking and reading, and I have come to the ultimate conclusion that is has helped me in my life and I donno if that is a testimony or anything but it is positive-I would think.
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Suzie in Where is everyone?   
    I can't believe I was missed!
    Yeah... I was... not well mentally. It was pretty evident at times I had a... I donno I'd just snap. I was in my own little world, I'd go on about things and it didn't do well for anyone. I needed to step back, (move across the province) and really get my life under control, as it was just...so unhappy.
    But I'm all better now, finally gotten things under control, so felt I ought to come back and contribute a little again.
     
    I went to one of the meetinghouses here and its too big, and still with this 9:30 am stuff! lol
    I'd go every Sunday if it was, like at 11:30 lol
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Suzie in Where is everyone?   
    I can't believe I was missed!
    Yeah... I was... not well mentally. It was pretty evident at times I had a... I donno I'd just snap. I was in my own little world, I'd go on about things and it didn't do well for anyone. I needed to step back, (move across the province) and really get my life under control, as it was just...so unhappy.
    But I'm all better now, finally gotten things under control, so felt I ought to come back and contribute a little again.
     
    I went to one of the meetinghouses here and its too big, and still with this 9:30 am stuff! lol
    I'd go every Sunday if it was, like at 11:30 lol
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    Lakumi got a reaction from Blackmarch in The message is for everyone but the culture is not.   
    No it was what selfishness could cause (murder, breaking of commandments), I admit fully, I am a selfish human being, I dislike a lot of things and am very unmoving in my thoughts.
    But I don't use others, I have respect for most people I come across, I liked the other articles but this one, not so much.
    I don't see my introverted nature as a plight, it is just another part of who I am.