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by bc_pg
11 Feb 2013, 19:51
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and dispondent
Replies: 31
Views: 1328

Re: New and dispondent

First finding out is a lot like jumping into an icy cold swimming pool - very uncomfortable. Fortunately it does get better with time - usually fairly quickly. In regards to MormonThink - it does an excellent job of introducing a breadth of issues. However it doesn't go very deep on either side the ...
by bc_pg
10 Feb 2013, 23:43
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith and Sexual Polyandry
Replies: 83
Views: 3607

Re: Joseph Smith and Sexual Polyandry

I'm late in the discussion but for me whether or not sex occurred is less concerning that the idea that Joseph Smith could pull rank and take worthy men's wives as his in the next life. The idea that a higher up priesthood leader can call eternal dibs on someone who is already married bothers me mor...
by bc_pg
10 Feb 2013, 23:40
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon issues
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Book of Mormon issues

Hello all, I posted on here some a while ago but as an exmo quickly found I didn't fit well with the purpose of the site, was causing Ray unneeded stress, and have gone "inactive". However I have a legitimate reason, I think, to post that I believe will be within the confines of what is OK on here. ...
by bc_pg
03 Aug 2012, 12:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference > Scriptures?
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: General Conference > Scriptures?

Purportedly from chapter 16 in the Joseph Smith Manual "Wilford Woodruff, the fourth President of the Church, reported: “I will refer to a certain meeting I attended in the town of Kirtland in my early days. At that meeting some remarks were made … with regard to the living oracles and with regard t...
by bc_pg
01 Aug 2012, 09:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Brother Priesthood
Replies: 32
Views: 897

Re: Big Brother Priesthood

@wayfarer

Excellent points. Note from the links that some recommended that you should never confront an abuser at all and if you do you need to do so very carefully.
by bc_pg
01 Aug 2012, 08:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Brother Priesthood
Replies: 32
Views: 897

Re: Big Brother Priesthood

Perhaps it's an opportunity to tell those leaders how this has affected you HSAB. Thank you for framing it that way. I guess from my standpoint I view this as harmful, emotional abuse and I can't implicitly condone it by not saying anything. Here are a few links with different perspectives I found ...
by bc_pg
01 Aug 2012, 06:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Brother Priesthood
Replies: 32
Views: 897

Re: Big Brother Priesthood

I don't know how to say what I have to say and stay within the confines of this forum, so I guess I'll just say what I have to say and let the admins sort out if it is acceptable. I see what the stake president and bishop are doing to you as abusive and demeaning. They have no business going around ...
by bc_pg
28 Jul 2012, 13:09
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: An Afterlife?
Replies: 66
Views: 2946

Re: An Afterlife?

I think I'll jump in on this one just because my perspective is so different that others expressed here that perhaps it will be of some use to you. I don't disrespect anyone's belief in an afterlife - I am simply attempting to explain my perspective. I believe the afterlife is invented by humans bec...
by bc_pg
27 Jul 2012, 08:15
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Therapy
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: LDS Therapy

It almost seems like she was trying to tell you that her advice was not to wear your garments within the constraints that she was allowed to and could keep her job.

It sounds like you are choosing the wise path!
by bc_pg
26 Jul 2012, 13:10
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: When did the brother of Jared know?
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: When did the brother of Jared know?

The way I read it is that Jared had faith to see the finger (as a glimpse through the veil.) Once he saw the finger, faith became knowledge. Then the rest of the veil parted.