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by Ella Menno
10 May 2010, 12:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Innoculation
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: Innoculation

Thanks for the responses. I really don't know if it would have been harder or easier without the prior knowledge. Stage 4 is what it is. It may be that if I had been raised by purely TBM parents with no inoculation I would never have questioned because I would have avoided "the mere appearance of ev...
by Ella Menno
09 May 2010, 22:07
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Innoculation
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Innoculation

I just listened to the MormonMatters podcast about innoculation (I think it was episode # 13). I was genuinely pained by how the apologists involved spoke down to all of us who have had doubts. I was innoculated early. I was BIC to very intelligent parents who taught me about a lot of the church wac...
by Ella Menno
04 May 2010, 23:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How far outside the box, and stay LDS?
Replies: 59
Views: 1667

Re: How far outside the box, and stay LDS?

I have to get in on this as it's a topic I've been pondering of late. I suppose we would have to define the box, no? If that is true then the box would have millions of differing definitions, and that's okay. If we narrowly define the box as what is contained in the Handbook then it is more difficul...
by Ella Menno
04 May 2010, 23:05
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Tea Argument Ridiculous
Replies: 66
Views: 1931

Re: Tea Argument Ridiculous

SamBee, I looked at that link and found it to be less than useful in this argument. Yes, there are tannins in tea, but tannins are different from tannic acid which is not contained in tea. Herbal teas and cocoa also have tannins and all kinds of foods have some carcinogenic effects. Also, this linke...
by Ella Menno
13 Oct 2009, 20:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revelation
Replies: 21
Views: 1350

Re: Revelation

I have to agree with Rix on this one. I don't think the GAs are necessarily "holier" than others, they just have a different role and calling in life. For example, I believe I was given my questioning nature as a gift of God. I will likely never be a GA (well, that and I have the wrong chromosomes) ...
by Ella Menno
13 Oct 2009, 14:18
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm tired
Replies: 21
Views: 2615

Re: I'm tired

Rix, I like that idea of living "diagonally". I wish I knew how to do it effectively. I think I am past the guilt and shame point. I probably wouldn't feel too bad if I actually left the church since my family is very open and accepting regardless of personal beliefs (my sister has left the church a...
by Ella Menno
13 Oct 2009, 08:45
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm tired
Replies: 21
Views: 2615

Re: I'm tired

Heber, I'm tired because it has been a long, arduous journey that is still not over. I feel like I have spent my whole life trying to fit myself into a mold that is just too small. That and I have 3 kidlets who have been sick for the past week :D . But seriously, I am tired of so many things. The 3 ...
by Ella Menno
11 Oct 2009, 16:59
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm tired
Replies: 21
Views: 2615

I'm tired

Hi everyone! I'm a long time lurker but I think I have found my place here, finally. I was BIC, although my parents are a couple of misfit intellectuals from whom I learned much of the historical and doctrinal problems of the church. They have, for the most part, been TBM for my entire life, but I h...
by Ella Menno
11 Oct 2009, 16:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: So I think I finally understand the appeal of fundamentalism
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: So I think I finally understand the appeal of fundamentalism

I hope I'm not threadjacking here, but I also understand the alure of fundamentalism. Unfortunately I just don't understand how women fit into the whole thing. I like to think of myself as a feminist. How does fundamentalism appeal to women? I really don't see how things like polygamy can exalt wome...
by Ella Menno
06 Oct 2009, 21:04
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you think others at church view you?
Replies: 21
Views: 826

Re: How do you think others at church view you?

We recently moved to a new ward where we are still mostly thought of as odd TBM's I think. Then again, one of my friends told me that before I moved in she was the ward "hippie" but I have usurped her place so I am now the ward "hippie". I have no idea if this has anything to do with my less than or...