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by Kumahito
23 May 2014, 18:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Thank you all, and adieu
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Thank you all, and adieu

It's been a couple of years since I found Stay LDS, within the first 6 months or so of my "faith journey" or "crisis" or whatever I'm calling it. Stay LDS was incredibly helpful, and was a soft landing place and shelter when the bricks and boulders on my shelf crashed around me. I was quite active h...
by Kumahito
21 Nov 2013, 17:11
Forum: Support
Topic: First Vision Accounts : An Offcial response
Replies: 41
Views: 2259

Re: First Vision Accounts : An Offcial response

I guess it's perhaps fair to call the Church's article "spin," but the Church is hardly an objective, disinterested commentator. I would expect no less than the Church presenting its views and interpretation of the historical record. I don't think I've read anything on early Church history that wasn...
by Kumahito
21 Nov 2013, 16:56
Forum: Support
Topic: All Politics (and Religion) is Local
Replies: 4
Views: 577

All Politics (and Religion) is Local

Sometimes it's easy for me to get wrapped up in my angst with The Church(TM) and how I think it ought to act. The truth is, though, that I don't have much interaction (if any) with the COB. I have a great ward, and was very fortunate to participate in two ward activities this week that were lovely, ...
by Kumahito
20 Nov 2013, 20:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not church related-need advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Not church related-need advice

May, if you're comfortable telling me, what state are you moving out of? Depending on what state you're currently resident in, there may be standard landlord-tenant legislation that would be in your favor.
by Kumahito
15 Nov 2013, 04:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: News Artlcle On LDS Land Holdings
Replies: 34
Views: 1625

Re: News Artlcle On LDS Land Holdings

One fact to clarify in this: the for-profit side of the Church's holdings are not used to subsidize humanitarian assistance directly. In other words, the beef that comes off the large cattle operations of Ranch Management Corp. such as Deseret Land and Livestock does not go into Church distribution ...
by Kumahito
15 Nov 2013, 03:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New DNA Research on Native American Ancestry
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: New DNA Research on Native American Ancestry

Very interesting Ray. Not sure it'll help the Apologists at all, though. First, it's 24,000 years old. Noah's flood hadn't even happened yet! :D
by Kumahito
15 Nov 2013, 02:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Divorce: These things shall be for thy good
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Divorce: These things shall be for thy good

Heber, that was very moving. The most personal, intimate thing I've read in the Boggernacle in a long time. Thanks.
by Kumahito
30 Oct 2013, 17:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah
Replies: 23
Views: 1783

Re: Utah

I'm afraid I don't have any good advice for you other than what's already been said and what you suggested yourself -- set firm boundaries with the bishopric! Let them know you you're not interested in callings right now, and that in the future you'd appreciate a heads-up phone call before they stop...
by Kumahito
30 Oct 2013, 17:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Mormons and Navajo
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Mormons and Navajo

I read this article in the NY Times today: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/us/for-some-the-path-to-navajo-values-weaves-through-the-mormon-church.html?hpw&_r=0 I grew up in N Utah, and we had two different Navajo children come and stay with us during my childhood - one boy who was a bit older than...
by Kumahito
28 Oct 2013, 03:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Returning after a period of inactivity
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: Returning after a period of inactivity

Perhaps a bit of levity to break the tension? My dad had been away from the Church for over ten years. During that time, he'd developed a taste for the four major categories of banned substances by the WoW; his language was profane, his temper was quick, and he enjoyed the odd bawdy joke. When he de...