UtahissunnierthanOregon
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UtahissunnierthanOregon added a discussion to the group PNW'ers
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Eugene ex Mormon meetup.

Just started a Meetup page for exMormons in the Eugene and surrounding area.  http://www.meetup.com/Eugene-exmormons/We will be meeting up the first time on February 19th Probably the late morning.Cheers!See More
Jan 17, 2012
UtahissunnierthanOregon is attending MikeUtah's event
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Online Candle Light Vigil in Memory of Jack (Jackster) at LAM Chat/Video Chat

November 28, 2011 at 6pm to November 29, 2011 at 12am
We lost one of our own today.  For those who knew Jackster the short time he was among us, please join us in chat and video chat tonight to light a candle in his memory and in memory of all who have taken their lives due to the bigotry of Mormonism.  Stop by anytime after 6pm MST (8pm EST) to share your candle, or share others candles in video chat.Please post condolences here: R.I.P. JacksterSee More
Nov 28, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon replied to Creativebliss's discussion Being gay is unnatural... Is it true?
"So, what do you mean when you say real.. and can you define try and get while you are at it.    And what do you mean by you all and screwed?   You really leave too much room for inference here.  As a favor to us less…"
Jul 17, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon commented on Kathy's event PNW July 24th Family Picnic
"I will be there with my two kids and spouse, whom has not been to an "exMormon" event.   Just to make sure I have the right park, does it have reservoirs?  "
Jul 16, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon replied to lighthearted's discussion I would pick Mormonism
"I would only pick Mormonism because it is the one I understand.  On the other hand, they are 18, legally adult and smarter than an  eight year old. and more  likely to remain curious enough to ask questions even if they do join."
Jul 16, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon replied to Robin's discussion God or no God?
"Hi Robin, If you are interested in Buddhist teachings, may I suggest " Every day Zen" by the late Charlotte Joko Beck. This one really opened my eye's.  The other one I am particularly fond of is "Inner Revolution"…"
Jul 7, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon replied to MikeUtah's discussion Beers for Beginners in the group Alcohol for Beginners
"I tried a Hefewiezen at a place called Wingnutz, a Utah chain?  I think it was called Boulevard Hefewizen quite good. Also, went to Squatters in Salt Lake for the first time in ten years,  I forget what beer I had but it was some sort of…"
Jul 5, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon joined MikeUtah's group
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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
UtahissunnierthanOregon joined foxjones's group
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Agnostics/Ignostics

A group existed just for Atheists, and one can be both an agnostic and an atheist. However I thought it would be nice to have a group just for the Agnostics/Ignostics.  Agnostic-atheists are free to join here too, as are deists, pandeists, etc.
Jun 21, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon replied to Robin's discussion God or no God?
"There is no easy answer. Your experience will answer it for you.   Just don't stop asking the question."
Jun 13, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon and Kathy are now friends
Jun 10, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon commented on Kathy's group PNW'ers
"Hello Fellow P'NWR'Ssss. I am driving to Utah, that's right Utah,  Salt Lake Valley toward the end o'June.  The 23rd or 24th.  To cut to the chase,  I am looking for a rider to contribute money toward keeping…"
Jun 7, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon commented on djensen1's blog post Harbours a great distaste for "Organized Religion" and an intolerance for uneducated comments on World Religions
""Religion is for the weak and feeble minded who can't decide right from wrong for themselves and need someone to tell them how to live their lives." Would you say the same thing about someone going to school?  What is school but…"
May 12, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon is attending Kathy's event
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PNW July 24th Family Picnic at Mt. Tabor Park

July 24, 2011 from 3pm to 7pm
Come and enjoy some family time with like minded exmos! We are having a pot-luck style picnic. Feel free to bring any sports equipment/toys that your family would like. I plan to bring a frisbee, Rugby balls, and Bocce Balls. This is a Bring Your Own Utensils/Plates kind of party, so pack what you need to eat the picnic, and we can all share our food. I am going to scout the area in the next couple weeks to find the perfect spot to meet up and eat, and I'll add that in ASAP.We have blended…See More
May 9, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon commented on Kathy's group PNW'ers
"I have put it on my Calendar.  Count me and one of my kids in, especially for the Bocce ball."
May 5, 2011
UtahissunnierthanOregon commented on proudmormon's blog post ***Must Read!!!***
"The other former Mormon Forum I read gets these types of posts once in a while, they usually don't hang around or come back.   "
May 4, 2011

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Relationship Status (single, partner, etc):
Married
My Story:
Former Mormon---and former Utahn. Living in Eugene Oregon with Wife and three kids. I am interested in the continuous dance between the individual and Religion and the outcomes of the interaction.
I am happily on the fence concerning the existence of supernatural beings, Deities, Buddhas, fairies unicorns etc. If asked whether god exists I will answer 'maybe'

My current Religious practice includes bowing before a statue, giving the statue oatmeal and coffee in the morning, sitting on a little cushion and staring at a wall, most importantly trying to live well in the world without causing my self or others pain.
Interests and Hobbies:
Hiking, playing with my kids, cycling, talking to my spouse, cooking for eating and for fun, long road trips, flapping my jaw with others about philosophy specifically Buddhist, and other religious philosophy. Swing dancing, Bluegrass and folk festivals.
Favorite Books:
The Dharma bums, Another Roadside Attraction, Jitterbug Perfume,Skinny Legs and All, The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test, One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest, Howl and other Poems, Big Sky Mind, The Dhamapada,Ecclesiastes, Lamb: The Gospel according to Biff, Middlesex, The Master and Marguerita, Generation X, anything by Michael Chabon. Where the Bluebird sings to the Lemonade Springs and other Wallace Stegner books, most of Terry Tempest Williams books, Desert Solitaire, The Monkey Wrench Gang, Mountains and Rivers Without End,
Favorite activity after mormonism?
Doubting. oh yes and my wandering eye(I'm married not dead)
Your website, Facebook, Twitter or G+ profile URL:
http://beatdad.blogspot.com

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At 5:18pm on January 7, 2011, Erin said…
I didn't know there were any! Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone, aimlessly wandering the metaphorical woods (I aimlessly wander the literal woods all the time, I'm horrible at navigation)
At 11:37pm on April 7, 2010, MikeUtah said…
Happy Birthday!
At 3:30pm on April 6, 2010, Dr DJ Williams said…
Hi Wayne--I hope your birthday is excellent! Nice profile here, too!
At 3:33pm on January 24, 2010, MikeUtah said…
Welcome Wayne! Glad to have you aboard. Feel free to make yourself at home, comment, post, share, lurk, whatever. Please enjoy the site and community.

Micah
 
 
 

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