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by On Own Now
23 May 2018, 12:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: As man is God once was
Replies: 81
Views: 3086

Re: As man is God once was

So I noticed that I keep coming across scriptures that allude to some " universal laws" . That every blessing is predicated on some universal law. Now, after reading your thoughts I see that God is also subject to these laws. For me, this means he is not all mighty. If he has to play with in the li...
by On Own Now
23 May 2018, 11:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling Traumatized at Church?
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Feeling Traumatized at Church?

Why am I experiencing this I feel like it has to do with seeing our old selves standing there and delivering a similar message which we now see as misguided, false, demeaning, etc. Since we usually feel that the old thinking was wrong and have moved on from it, it can be very uncomfortable to be sh...
by On Own Now
16 May 2018, 12:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Ignorance was bliss
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: Ignorance was bliss

Hi PTB, I'm glad you're here and look forward to hearing more from you. How does one reconcile Issues related to church? I suppose it depends on what end you are trying to reach. For me, I've gotten to the point where I think of the Church as an organization of believers. I'm welcome there because I...
by On Own Now
16 May 2018, 12:02
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy to find a safe space
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Happy to find a safe space

Welcome, OTR. I'm glad you found this place and look forward to hearing your added voice here. On the topic of the Church's stance on homosexuality (and same-sex-marriage), I believe the Church will come around eventually. - Most importantly, I believe many members of the Church, even the faithful, ...
by On Own Now
12 May 2018, 13:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Ideas for lesson? Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Ideas for lesson? Help!

I think the essay would be a perfect lesson given this upcoming Church event, which may actually reference it:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8917

https://www.lds.org/church/events/world ... n?lang=eng
by On Own Now
12 May 2018, 10:07
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: As man is God once was
Replies: 81
Views: 3086

Re: As man is God once was

Thanks, Dande. Also, if you see the term "a man" or "the man" it always refers to a male individual. But if you see "man" without either the indefinite or definite article, as in "as man is" then it (should) always be a synonym for "mankind", "humankind", "humanity". In fact, taking those latter ter...
by On Own Now
09 May 2018, 06:40
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Is Judas misunderstood?
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Is Judas misunderstood?

FWIW, there's a great treatment of the story of Judas at an unlikely site.

http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath224/kmath224.htm
by On Own Now
08 May 2018, 08:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Putting a pet's name on the temple prayer roll
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Putting a pet's name on the temple prayer roll

Katzpur, I'm sorry that Allie is in need of help. I get you. I know how it is to be so attached to a cat or dog and then to watch them decline. It's the unfortunate and inevitable consequence of the love we invest in them that we lose a part of ourselves in them. I wish you both well. I want to be a...
by On Own Now
08 May 2018, 07:45
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Is Judas misunderstood?
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Is Judas misunderstood?

For me, I find the traditional interpretation to be the most compelling from a purely literary standpoint. Jesus was betrayed by a presumably-disgruntled friend and disciple and movement leader. It's not like this kind of thing doesn't happen... "Et tu Brute?" The Bible itself kicks off with a bang ...
by On Own Now
03 May 2018, 07:25
Forum: Support
Topic: I Need Some Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: I Need Some Advice

If I get too vocal about my doubts, I could risk being excommunicated. FWIW, I've had six Bishops, now, who I've talked to and let them know that I'm no longer a believer. I haven't been excommunicated yet. I haven't been asked to stay quiet. I have been given callings, including primary teacher an...