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by On Own Now
16 May 2018, 12:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Ignorance was bliss
Replies: 21
Views: 566

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: 291

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: 260

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: 75
Views: 2925

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: 333

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: 429

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: 333

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: 20
Views: 568

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...
by On Own Now
02 May 2018, 08:07
Forum: Support
Topic: I Need Some Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Re: I Need Some Advice

I can only give you the advice I would give myself... the myself from years ago when I suffered a lot from similar issues... but I say all this keeping in mind that you are I are different people, so you have to assimilate and adjust as appropriate. resigning from the church to join another, where I...
by On Own Now
30 Apr 2018, 16:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Kids don't know, oldest to go through the temple before mission. HELP!
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Kids don't know, oldest to go through the temple before mission. HELP!

Bobdecker, Sorry to hear about your paradox. There is no good way out, I'm afraid. There are only hard ways and harder ways. So, when you choose, recognize that you are not choosing between Choice A and Eternal Bliss. You are choosing between Choice A and Choice B, neither of which is ideal. FWIW, I...