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Denver Ex-Mo Meetup this Sunday!

Started Nov 7, 2011 0 Replies

Hi Northern Coloradans! There will be an Ex-Mo meetup this Sunday (13th) at 10am at the Perkins at 120th and Melody (off the I-25).  Come to meet cool people, have good conversation, and eat yummy…Continue

 

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"Correction: the Denver Ex-Mo Meetup is on Sunday the 20th, not the 13th. Sorry about that!"
Nov 9, 2011
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Denver Ex-Mo Meetup this Sunday!

Hi Northern Coloradans! There will be an Ex-Mo meetup this Sunday (13th) at 10am at the Perkins at 120th and Melody (off the I-25).  Come to meet cool people, have good conversation, and eat yummy food.  Feel free and be a missionary and bring a friend :)See More
Nov 7, 2011
Glaucon left a comment for La Capa
"Hey there - not sure if you had heard, having a hard time keeping track of all the different sites I have blasted this to... We are having our March meetup this coming Saturday (3/26) in Broomfield at 4pm at a private residence if you are…"
Mar 21, 2011
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"Even though I'm not Mormon anymore, I'm still attached to my mission.  I've been back to Argentina twice!  It's a lot more fun to travel around Arg as a non-missionary - drinking mate with friends and seeing the country…"
Mar 15, 2011
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"The only members I remember from Trelew were Hna. Garcia and La Flia Ballesteros"
Mar 15, 2011
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"What part of Trelew?  I served there too :)  I was in Barrio Centenario (de la iglesia) and lived near downtown.  I wasn't there a long time but I did manage to buy a cow foot mate while I was there and eat some good…"
Mar 15, 2011
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Mar 15, 2011
La Capa replied to MikeUtah's discussion Spring Photo Contest for March 2011
"Bariloche!!!  That was one of my mission areas.  (Argentina Neuquen Mission 2002-2003).  On P-Days we would go sledding or visit lakes go downtown and sample chocolates.  Good times!"
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Mar 12, 2011
Glaucon left a comment for La Capa
"Oops - sorry about the link - here it is: http://bit.ly/gySXqa Yes - its the CB Potts in the tech center - off I-25 and Arapahoe. Excited to meet you!"
Feb 22, 2011
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Feb 22, 2011
La Capa left a comment for Glaucon
"Do you mean Denver Tech?  I see there's a CB Potts there.  Also, could you resend that link for the ex-mo group?  I clicked on it and it said it didn't exist.  Thanks!"
Feb 22, 2011
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Feb 22, 2011
Glaucon left a comment for La Capa
"Hey there - we are having another meetup this coming Saturday if you are interested. We are meeting at the CB Potts in the tech center here: http://bit.ly/gySXqaAsk for the Ex Mormon group - reservation is for 6pm - I personally can't show up…"
Feb 21, 2011
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Feb 6, 2011
La Capa left a comment for Diane Tingen
"Sorry, I just got your message!  I would have loved to go to that ex-mo meetup back in January!  How do I get hooked up with that group?  I just moved to Denver a month ago and I would love to meet new people.  I'd love to…"
Feb 6, 2011

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My Story:
BIC with pioneers on both sides of the family. I was a very devout Mormon. I graduated from seminary, served a mission (Neuquen, Argentina) and graduated from Institute. My doubts started creeping in around my mid-twenties. I read "Rough Stone Rolling" and found that Joseph Smith had at least 30 wives, 11 of them being women married to other men at the time. That threw me for a loop. I started to do more research and learned of the prevalent racism of the church over its history. In addition Prop 8 really bugged me as I have a close friend that is gay and he is a wonderful person who is married to his partner. Why should the church be telling people that a marriage is between a man and a woman when men all the time are sealed to second wives? Anyway, my epiphany moment came one night as I was reading "Stolen Innocence" by Elissa Wall which chronicles her flight from the FLDS cult. I realized that many of the feelings and doubts she had were similar to mine. All of the sudden I had a realization, "The Church Wasn't True". All of a sudden my doubts made sense. They weren't supposed to make sense! It took me a couple more months to decide what to do, but in August of 2010 I sent in my resignation letter to Salt Lake. I'm free! Now I don't have a cloud of guilt over me all the time. I also look at other people as fellow human beings and not as potential converts. I'm exploring my new identity as an Atheist.
Interests and Hobbies:
Reading, foreign films, pole dancing, exercising, piano
Favorite Books:
Death Comes for the Archbishop, The Age of Innocence, Tower of Secrets, Fate of a Cockroach, Scrambled Eggs at Midnight, The Nature of Jade, Kabul Beauty School, My Antonia, Twelve Years Before the Mast, Man is Wolf to Man, Far From the Madding Crowd, A Doll's House, Breathe my Name, Danny the Champion of the World, A Little Princess, Twilight over Burma, The Aquariums of Pyongyang, My Name is Ivan Denisovich, Common Sense
Favorite Movies:
The Social Network, District 9, Shelter, Lawrence of Arabia, Dil Chatha Hai, Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum, The Fugitive, North and South (BBC version), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Veer Zaara, She's the Man, What a Girl Wants, The Sixth Sense, Sound of Music, The Illusionist, Charlotte Grey, The Matrix, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Power of One, Cry Freedom, Mansfield Park, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, Jury Duty, Jane Eyre (BBC 2007 version), While You Were Sleeping, The Lake House, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Main Hoon Na, Now Voyager, Last Holiday, Whale Rider, Finding Neverland, The Fog of War, Before Sunrise/Sunset, Vesna za zerechnoi ulitze
Favorite activity after mormonism?
I'm getting into gay and lesbian cinema, something that was taboo as a Mo. I am mad I ever voted against gay marriage. Why not? Love is so hard to find - if two people can find it and want to commit, more power to them!

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At 10:31pm on March 21, 2011, Glaucon said…
Hey there - not sure if you had heard, having a hard time keeping track of all the different sites I have blasted this to... We are having our March meetup this coming Saturday (3/26) in Broomfield at 4pm at a private residence if you are interested. Email me directly with your RSVP and I will get you the details. Hope to hear from you!
At 9:38am on February 22, 2011, Glaucon said…

Oops - sorry about the link - here it is: http://bit.ly/gySXqa

Yes - its the CB Potts in the tech center - off I-25 and Arapahoe. Excited to meet you!

At 7:33pm on February 21, 2011, Glaucon said…
Hey there - we are having another meetup this coming Saturday if you are interested. We are meeting at the CB Potts in the tech center here: http://bit.ly/gySXqaAsk for the Ex Mormon group - reservation is for 6pm - I personally can't show up until about 8, but we should have a few people there at 6. Hope to see you there! If you are coming hit me up so we can plan appropriately.
At 12:10am on January 30, 2011, Diane Tingen said…
Hey there... I live in Denver.  If you want to go, there is going to be a Post-Mo/ExMo meet-up tomorrow at 12:30 pm at Brooklyn's by the Pepsi Center.  The more the merrier...
At 5:56pm on April 4, 2010, MikeUtah said…
Welcome Carrie!
 
 
 

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