Jonas Clausen
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Jonas Clausen commented on MikeUtah's video

Elder Christofferson Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages

"Clarification is understood: Mormons are committed to bigotry and if you aren't a bigot, you should leave Mormonism. There is no gray area, thanks to this clarification."
Nov 7, 2015
Jonas Clausen replied to MikeUtah's discussion What was the most difficult challenge you faced in leaving the church?
"So far, the hardest thing was stopping the auto-pray function they installed in my brain when waking up everyday. It was infuriating to wake up a decade after leaving the church, a convicted atheist, and still start in on my day with the "dear…"
Apr 14, 2013
Jonas Clausen replied to Nicholas's discussion Atheism and Politics in the group Totally Atheist
"Hm. Thought provoking question. I grew up in a conservative home with some libertarian as well as "hippy" - conservative parents. I guess the commune idea of the United Order in Mormonism fosters some pretty socialist ideologies when seen…"
Dec 19, 2011
Jonas Clausen replied to MikeUtah's discussion Online Survey: Why Do You No Longer Believe That The LDS Church is the True Church?
"lol. That was a complete waste of their time. I really don't like it when people try to read my mind, or trivialize a difficult struggle that I had to go through unraveling the mind-fuck cog-dis that is mormon brainwashing. Can I just say that…"
Oct 14, 2011
Jonas Clausen commented on Gordo's group Naturalism
"OK, so naturalists aren't ONLY about running around naked in the woods, are they? Maybe we should give some recognition to the native traditions of mystical animism? Jane Goodall and her amazing work is a good example. I myself love the story…"
Aug 10, 2011
Jonas Clausen replied to BCandfree's discussion I finally come to realize...I am an atheist, I am feeling prompted to tell the world in the group Totally Atheist
"Prompted? By the "spirit" of Atheism ;-) I like that. I wouldn't call militant atheism as revenge per se, but more of an amends, a righting of wrongs. I used to lie to people about the way the world was. I tried very hard to convince…"
Jul 26, 2011
Jonas Clausen replied to MikeUtah's discussion Beers for Beginners in the group Alcohol for Beginners
"I tried Bud light lime and almost vomited. I like those clamato mixed ones, though, like the paisas drink. Takes you to a Baja Beach in four swigs flat.   Hard Ciders can be very good, but I haven't had a good one this side of the Atlantic…"
Jul 5, 2011
Jonas Clausen replied to MikeUtah's discussion Beers for Beginners in the group Alcohol for Beginners
"Well, it really isn't fair for any beer to be classified as a "beginner" beer. Each beer brewed has it's place on the palate of life's experiences. If anything, a beginner beer is the one you drink first because you want to…"
Jul 5, 2011
Jonas Clausen joined MikeUtah's group

Alcohol for Beginners

A group to offer helpful drink tips to those of us first venturing into alcohol after leaving Mormonism.  Tips on easy to drink beers, wines, mixers and more.
Jul 5, 2011
Jonas Clausen commented on proudmormon's blog post ***Must Read!!!***
"This site is hurtful to Mormons? Mormonism is hurtful to Mormons. This is a place where people come to be healed. Welcome, proud mormon. May you return often. Perhaps eventually, you will open up to us and let us heal some of your own wounds."
Apr 10, 2011
Jonas Clausen replied to MikeUtah's discussion Poll: Would you prefer the Chat Beep default to on or off?
"Um, when the beeping started, I stopped coming here. Turn it off, and I might check back in once in a while. Later  "
Apr 10, 2011
Jonas Clausen replied to J-Mac's discussion Ex-Mo Emergency!! in the group Totally Atheist
"Your fears and emotions have never been validated by your father, so why should you expect him to care about your feelings now? He holds this fear over your head in order to control your behavior and calls it "parenting", "loving…"
Mar 30, 2011
Jonas Clausen replied to Truman's discussion How do you explain disbelief? in the group Totally Atheist
"Disbelief explains itself. It is belief that requires explaining. If I don't believe in something, what is there to explain?    It's like trying to explain nothingness, or the vastness of space, or even what it must feel like to…"
Feb 25, 2011
Jonas Clausen commented on Billy Forbes's group Totally Atheist
"The only true Americans are Atheist these days. All the pious religious people have aligned themselves with the very ideologies that America was founded to eradicate. Down with religious tyranny! Down with "God"! And up with individualism…"
Feb 1, 2011
Jonas Clausen replied to Michael Parshley's discussion Any advice?
"How people you love choose to react is on them, don't make yourself responsible for other people's feelings. Not hurting people means first of all not hurting yourself by continuing to lie to anyone about your belief or disbelief. If you…"
Jan 13, 2011
Jonas Clausen commented on Gordo's group Naturalism
"MikeSun, are you suggesting an outing? This could be fun!"
Jan 10, 2011

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Snowboarder, Surfer, Mountain Biker. Berkeley Degree. Underemployed. Environmentalist. Writer. New Father.
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Outdoor Recreation and exercise, literature, new ideas, environmental responsibility. Home repair and residential construction, horticulture, wilderness exploration, especially back-country split-boarding.
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How about authors instead? Zadie Smith, Colson Whitehead, J.M. Coetzee, Raymond Chandler, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Milan Kundera.
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Too many to list. Rosemary's Baby for one? 8 1/2. Breathless. Wet Hot American Summer.
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