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by Poppyseed
05 Jun 2012, 13:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the good & bad of the LDS church?
Replies: 33
Views: 1734

Re: Thoughts on the good & bad of the LDS church?

But I have to say that addiction, by its very nature, produces a whole host of thought distortions, self hatred, and shame all by itself. Even the best sentiment and support by an LDS leader could be distorted by someone who is stuck in an addictive cycle. So, the addicts have to take some of the r...
by Poppyseed
05 Jun 2012, 12:47
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What is the middle way?
Replies: 39
Views: 1445

Re: What is the middle way?

I appreciate your words, Brian. And I appreciate this thread. This seems to me the heart of my struggle with the church. It's nice to hear it articulated in a way that resonates. Nice also to hear it framed in compassionate terms. This is one of those areas where the dogma running through my mind, a...
by Poppyseed
28 May 2012, 17:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the good & bad of the LDS church?
Replies: 33
Views: 1734

Re: Thoughts on the good & bad of the LDS church?

•The pattern of repentance/confession can often lead to serious damage of self-esteem when someone has a recurring issue - the doctrine that if you sin again all previous sins come back makes someone dealing with addiction or other compulsive sin feel they are destined for hell and nothing they do ...
by Poppyseed
01 Feb 2010, 11:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Joseph Smith's respect for other churches
Replies: 22
Views: 1428

Re: Joseph Smith's respect for other churches

I guess I am just trying to say that it isn't a competition.
by Poppyseed
01 Feb 2010, 08:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Joseph Smith's respect for other churches
Replies: 22
Views: 1428

Re: Joseph Smith's respect for other churches

Wow, too much to cover in my couple minutes. I think Joseph spoke "both ways" at times. In his 1838 account of the first vision we all know the words of how the other churches were not complete. I do like quotes like these, they seem the most Christlike. Herodotus, I could be wrong but I don't thin...
by Poppyseed
25 Jan 2010, 17:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The God Confusion: Is God Eternally Progressing?
Replies: 55
Views: 1617

Re: The God Confusion: Is God Eternally Progressing?

Hawkgrrrl, where can I find the quote about hell = no longer progressing?? I hadn't heard that before. I thought this idea was in reference to damnation. The bible dictionary defines it as "the opposite to salvation", and exists in various degrees. All who do not obtain the fulness of Celestial exa...
by Poppyseed
25 Jan 2010, 08:55
Forum: Support
Topic: The Basics
Replies: 33
Views: 1355

Re: The Basics

I agree. Really great thoughts, Maple.
by Poppyseed
25 Jan 2010, 01:51
Forum: Support
Topic: The Basics
Replies: 33
Views: 1355

Re: The Basics

After my "falling out", I didn't know if I believed in God anymore but never lost the knowledge really. It came back slowly and meaningfullly. But my knowing about Jesus? All bets were off. I remember sitting in the bishops office pointing to his picture on the wall telling him it all felt like a my...
by Poppyseed
25 Jan 2010, 01:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Fear
Replies: 24
Views: 1260

Re: Fear

So, I'm trying to figure out what's next, and one thing I've realized is that I'm afraid of making mistakes. For example, I can't yet consider the idea of cutting my church attendance, not wearing garments, or anything like that, because if all the TBMs are actually right, it seems like I'm really ...
by Poppyseed
25 Jan 2010, 01:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: When did the fall happen?
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: When did the fall happen?

My brain doesn't know if the story is literal or figurative. When Justme says that we are all Adam and Eve, that makes a load of sense. It seems to be what the temple is trying to say. But I also understand that Adam was Michael and was a literal dude who was given the stewardship of being the first...