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    [–] Wife's patriarchal blessing causes problems with marriage. rans_2001 1 points ago in latterdaysaints

    All are inspired, but patriarchs are human, they might makes mistakes on the occasion. With the similar ones he mentioned, I think patriarchal blessing can be quite similar because the things that are said in it can mean different things for different people. Like my patriarchal blessing is pretty generic at a first glance (blessed to go to the temple, get married, go on mission etc.) but as time goes on, I see things in a different light in my blessing.

    [–] Make Believe is underrated rans_2001 5 points ago in weezer

    Yeah I listened to Make believe and Pacific Daydream fully for the first time today, and tbh I don't get where all the hate comes from. Both of them are pretty good albums.

    [–] just a little nudge rans_2001 1 points ago in titanfall

    Around 2k on low points, about 4.5k peak per day.

    [–] Unsupportive Family rans_2001 6 points ago in latterdaysaints

    Haha, it's my karma now!

    [–] what are your thoughts on can’t knock the hustle? rans_2001 2 points ago in weezer

    Love it, it's what got me actually interested in the band (not my favourite song tho, probably in my top 10 tho)

    [–] Unsupportive Family rans_2001 7 points ago in latterdaysaints

    I don't have any experience with this, as I have grown up in the church, and haven't really known anyone who has had this situation. But convieniently, the YouTube channel "Saints Unscripted," put out a video talking about this just yesterday. https://youtu.be/pz00NGJ3PYI

    So you can maybe watch that video and hopefully get some insight into it, and hopefully some others will comment in this thread too!

    [–] Nitro Fun - AMA rans_2001 3 points ago in Monstercat

    Agreed, more soldier-like music.

    [–] Nitro Fun - AMA rans_2001 3 points ago in Monstercat

    I've been a big fan of yours from the release of new game, my personal favourite song of yours is Soldiers!

    Either way though, have you thought about stray from your typical "video game/chiptune" sort of style of music and trying something in a different sub-genre, or other genre entirely? Something like say Tristam or Grabbitz have done? I have noticed though, the last couple years you have incorporated a bit of this in some of your more recent songs such as snowtown cafe and time goes by with some guitar bits, but have you thought about making a song more geared towards a soft (electronic) rock song or something like that?

    [–] How long have you been a Weezer fan, what's your favorite Weezer album, and what's your age? rans_2001 2 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in weezer

    I'm 17 and I've only really been a fan of them for like max 6 months, since I have a friend who has been a huge fan of them for a long time, he told me to listen to them a lot, but I didn't like the top 10 songs of theirs on Spotify.

    And then, I found Hurley, and holy crap, I don't know why, but Hurley brought me into the light, I just love the album. Throughout the next week or so, I listened to almost their whole discography. Now I am a huge fan.

    My ranking goes roughly

    Hurley,

    EWBAITE,

    White Album,

    Blue Album,

    Pinkerton,

    Teal Album?

    Raditude,

    Make Believe,

    and then I haven't listened to the rest that much.

    [–] Salt lake seems to have “noticed” my ward or is this normal? rans_2001 2 points ago in latterdaysaints

    Like if I'm not mistakened (I think my seminary teacher told me this) but doesn't the church have like semi-trucks full of supplies around the world ready to go help in the event of a natural disaster, or something of that nature?

    [–] Can I ask out a mormon girl? (I'm not currently active in religion, was in the past) rans_2001 1 points ago in latterdaysaints

    Having non-religious friends is totally fine! The majority of my friends aren't religious! Music shouldn't be too fine, although I personally try not to listen to anything too vulgar such as stuff like tekashi 6ix 9nine (as an example), but I do listen to stuff that is a little vulgar I mean, I'm listening to Weezer right now and their songs are often about lack of sex, or just girls in general, not to mention their most recent songs from their upcoming album have a bti fo swearing in it. So personally I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    The church can be a little against video games, but mostly in the playing of video games taking over your life. So playing in moderation is fine, as you should do with anything. Although you will often hear other members talk about the danger of "violent video game," don't worry too much about that. I have played lots of violent games, such as rainbow six siege, escape from tarkov, Quake, I've played a bit of DOOM. Actually, one of the developers of DOOM is a member of the church.

    Being open to religion will definitely help! If you even wanted to, you could start reading the Book of Mormon and see what you think of it. You can either order a physical copy (if I'm not mistakend, missionaries may deliver it personally, I could be wrong though) at https://www.mormon.org/site/book-of-mormon/ or, if you go on the mobile app store, you can download the Book of Mormon app, or the Gospel Library app. You can also read/listen to it on lds.org too!

    [–] When the Ronin tries to charge you but you're ready rans_2001 11 points ago in imc_irl

    Or, "Ronin mains when their phase shift stops right in the middle of another titan"

    [–] I guess someone forgot/"forgot" that full-time missionaries are not the members in general. rans_2001 2 points ago in latterdaysaints

    It really depends on where you live, as someone preparing to go on a mission, I don't feel much societal pressure to go on one. Most experiences you hear about are from a while ago (not to discredit them). But today people are a lot more accepting of people that don't go on missions, and the church is even putting out lots of stuff telling people not to have a negative view on people who don't serve or return home early. Not to mention that when referring to wanting men to go on missions, church leaders usually say "every worthy and able man should serve a mission," but members skim over the able part. A mission isn't for everyone, and the leaders don't say otherwise. Like I said, the job analogy from the previous commenter isn't one that is supposed to be for every detail of a mission, it's just a good way to get people to understand why there are rules.

    [–] I guess someone forgot/"forgot" that full-time missionaries are not the members in general. rans_2001 1 points ago in latterdaysaints

    Yeah, all the money (well depending where you go) you pay, goes to you and your daily life. I think the best example of a job similar to a mission is being in the military. You aren't allowed to talk to family members expect during specified times, you aren't allowed to use the internet at specifies time. You have rules on how you are supposed to be dressed/groomed. You have a curfew and specified wake up time. The only difference (aside from it being the military compared to a mission) is that you don't get paid in money on a mission, you willingly go and do it at your own expense. No one is forcing you to go, you have to do it on your own.

    [–] I guess someone forgot/"forgot" that full-time missionaries are not the members in general. rans_2001 0 points ago in latterdaysaints

    In the way that an employee has certain rules to follow set by their supervisor. Just like missionaries have certain rules set by the church leader/their mission president.

    [–] I guess someone forgot/"forgot" that full-time missionaries are not the members in general. rans_2001 0 points ago in latterdaysaints

    Well I mean it wasn't meant as a good example for every small detail. You also only have one real "co-worker" and they get rotated out ever couple months, not something that happens in the majority of work environments. You are on the job 24/7. You have to wake up and go to sleep at specific times. You have to pay for everything at this "job" etc.

    [–] I guess someone forgot/"forgot" that full-time missionaries are not the members in general. rans_2001 10 points ago in latterdaysaints

    Yeah, it's the same for me. I got upset and read the first comment on the post and I just closed off. Reading those posts or arguing with anti-members goes no where, I just get upset and it doesn't do anything productive. Instead I try to go on this subreddit and discuss more on here and try to talk to people saying the whole "suck it up,"
    spiel and talk about it from the point of view from someone preparing for a mission.

    [–] I guess someone forgot/"forgot" that full-time missionaries are not the members in general. rans_2001 3 points ago in latterdaysaints

    Yeah it really depends on the person, out of the 3 priests in my ward that are turning 18 this year (including me), one of them if working on submitting his papers right now. I will be filling out mine probably within the next few months, and the other one is planning on not going on a mission. So in my experience it really depends on the family. Like for me, I am under no family pressure to serve a mission, I really just want to serve one, since my dad was the last one to serve on both sides of my family (aside from a couple second cousins) and I'm not even that close to the oldest of my cousins. Whereas the other priest in my ward who is submitting his papers has a very "churchy," family where his family has been in the church for generations, and most members have served a mission so I'm sure he has a decent amount of pressure to serve (but from what I see, he does want to serve one). So I think it is very different per area and per family.

    [–] I guess someone forgot/"forgot" that full-time missionaries are not the members in general. rans_2001 9 points ago in latterdaysaints

    The OP isn't saying that missionaries are actual employees, just likening the experience to being an employee.

    [–] A Beautiful Way To End A Game rans_2001 3 points ago in titanfall

    Just did this earlier today, it's just the funniest thing to see. The whole server found it hilarious too.

    [–] Can I ask out a mormon girl? (I'm not currently active in religion, was in the past) rans_2001 3 points ago in latterdaysaints

    So my advice would be, go for it, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. On the other hand though u may have with it is that often, around that age is when a lot of members are looking to get married and while it isn't unheard of to have a mixed faith/half member relationship, it's not super common (I have only known of 1 or two couples like this). The reason for this is because most members really want married in the temple (for reasons that may take a while to get in to), and you can't do this unless you are a worthy member of the church.

    So my advice would be, go for it, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. On the other hand, make sure (if all goes well) to be open, like you said, you are open to joining another church, and when/if you tell her that. She will definitely want you to join if she likes you too. If you did end up joining, you would definitely have to give up drinking alcohol as that is part of being "worthy," to go to the temple.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask away!

    [–] DAE get really sad about how many reboots/remakes there are in the 2010s? rans_2001 1 points ago in GenZ

    Just because it cashes in in 80s nostalgia doesn't take away from its originality. Riverdale and Archie comics are barely related, people don't watch it because it's archie. I used to read lots and lots of Archie and I have watched the first two seasons of Riverdale. The two aren't comparable, and an adaption isn't a sequel or remake. So either way the post isn't referring to adaptions. Lots of classic movies were adaptions.