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by SilentDawning
20 Sep 2018, 11:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 52
Views: 946

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I listened to that podcast, too. If what he’s saying is true, I’m ashamed of us. I think a lot of my disappointment of the Church comes from the Church acting in the way I expect it to, rather than in the way I hope it would. In big business, they respond much in the same way. Some similarities I s...
by SilentDawning
16 Sep 2018, 20:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 52
Views: 946

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

And so, the expected conclusion: https://www.yahoo.com/news/mormon-fighting-end-youth-interviews-ousted-faith-193930999.html They excommunicated him. He organized a march of 1000 people in protest of the solo youth interviews, and spoke out a lot....and like Kate Kelly and John Dehlin, met with exco...
by SilentDawning
07 Sep 2018, 18:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 52
Views: 946

Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

This is a really short video. Ex-Bishop is apparently up for discipline for telling people 'not to vote for mormon leaders" -- which I think, means not to sustain them... https://www.yahoo.com/news/ex-mormon-bishop-accuses-church-044244605.html Since he's evangalizing his position, I think it's easy...
by SilentDawning
06 Sep 2018, 16:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church This Week
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Church This Week

I love hearing stories about members who have (or are) going through a Faith Crisis finding a place to serve in church or the community. I wish I could of found that out sooner. Instead of just dropping out all together. I believe it makes it harder to come back & participate again. That's me all o...
by SilentDawning
06 Sep 2018, 16:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church This Week
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Church This Week

It was OK. For gospel doctrine we have a convert who talks like we are in a southern church. She is a good speaker, but it's all one way, but you can listen to her at length. Priesthood was a mixed bag -- the guy ran out of material, so I asked if he'd educate us on how primaries and voting works in...
by SilentDawning
04 Sep 2018, 04:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof

Some say the death of home teaching was welcomed, but now when you do not know who your home teacher is, who are you going to call? I believe the Church went too far by doing away with home teaching when it should have just been re-defined. Radical change is not good for older people, and new conve...
by SilentDawning
04 Sep 2018, 04:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof

Lately I have been downplaying my knowledge of the gospel. I do not want to research anything anymore. My quest at embracing knowledge, or so-called truth has ended. I'm not interested in academic, philosophical or religious discussions. I admit to going to church for the sake of going. In my thirt...
by SilentDawning
04 Sep 2018, 04:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?
Replies: 41
Views: 665

Re: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?

The best characterization of disaffected members I've come up with is that they no longer shoulder the burden of trusting the Church and its leaders. That's it. When you stop believing they are inspired, that it's not all it's cracked up to be, why bother with the endless chair setting up, home tea...
by SilentDawning
03 Sep 2018, 12:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?
Replies: 41
Views: 665

Re: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?

I said that our foundation of faith should first be based on the Savior. Period. That way, when people are offended and jump ship, they aren't abandoning the Lord. They are abandoning the social interactions with members of our Church Organization. I reminded the class that the Church and the Savio...
by SilentDawning
03 Sep 2018, 11:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Cool Bishop
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Cool Bishop

When a marriage ends in divorce, or if a husband and wife separate, they should always receive counseling from Church leaders. Underlining mine. What should that counseling look like I wonder? They aren't counselors and they don't have a clue. It's all autobiographical based on their knowledge and ...