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by InquiringMind
28 Mar 2019, 20:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Giving Church Another Try - How Much To Reveal?
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Giving Church Another Try - How Much To Reveal?

Hi Everyone. I was on this forum back in 2012 when I was at the height of my faith crisis. My participation here was difficult because I was not really trying to "stay LDS", and was instead trying to work through the anger and demythologizing of losing belief. I had to find another forum that was mo...
by InquiringMind
03 Jan 2019, 16:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the temple changes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1328

Re: Thoughts on the temple changes?

I think that there will be unintended consequence here in terms of men's engagement and attendance at church. Christianity in general has quite a gender imbalance, with worldwide church attendance being 61% female and 39% male. Take a look around in most any congregation, including Mormon congregati...
by InquiringMind
29 May 2014, 20:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Needing a Decision-Making Process
Replies: 18
Views: 912

Re: Needing a Decision-Making Process

I feel like the real issue for me is marriage. My personal feeling about the Church right now is that I could take it or leave it. I don't really care one way or the other whether I'm active in it or not. I could be happy either way. There are things I like about it and things I don't, and there wer...
by InquiringMind
20 May 2014, 22:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to stay LDS?
Replies: 15
Views: 531

Re: What does it mean to stay LDS?

I'm a Mormon. We here are all Mormons. As the Book of Mormon musical says, "We are all Latter-Day Saints, all of us. Even if we change some things, or break the rules, or have complete doubt that God exists." As my demythologizing became more complete, I found within me a secular humanist, the perso...
by InquiringMind
20 May 2014, 22:15
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Eternity?
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Eternity?

During my faith crisis I spent a whole lot of time contemplating mortality. I concluded that our consciousness probably ends when we die. Since my reawakening I've realized that no one really knows what happens after we die. It seems absurd that something as marvelous as human consciousness is finit...
by InquiringMind
20 May 2014, 20:29
Forum: Support
Topic: FAIR papyri translation. Help
Replies: 39
Views: 1049

Re: FAIR papyri translation. Help

I personally don't make an attempt see the BoA as inspired to to reconcile it with anything Egyptian. I think of it as something of an exercise in Mormon cosmology and as scripture containing some interesting and helpful ideas. I've found the idea that "men are, that they might have joy" to be very ...
by InquiringMind
18 May 2014, 22:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Needing a Decision-Making Process
Replies: 18
Views: 912

Re: Needing a Decision-Making Process

I have a calling and a temple recommend. So I attend, but I can go check out other religious ideologies.

What if I asked this question: Does the Church make me happy? Or will being part of another organization make me happier?
by InquiringMind
18 May 2014, 18:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Eternity?
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Eternity?

The Mormon afterlife is probably the most interesting of any religion that I know of - creating planets and worlds and populating them with one's own children. Protestant heaven sounds pretty boring - sitting on a cloud strumming your harp and eating all the junk food you want. Muslim heaven sounds ...
by InquiringMind
12 May 2014, 23:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Meet with An Area Authority?
Replies: 49
Views: 2061

Re: Meet with An Area Authority?

It seems unlikely that the AA will be able to give you an answers that you haven't heard before. You may be directed to the apologists for historical and doctrinal questions and may be encouraged to "keep the faith" for spiritual questions. Most of us are here on this forum because we concluded that...
by InquiringMind
10 May 2014, 15:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Needing a Decision-Making Process
Replies: 18
Views: 912

Re: Needing a Decision-Making Process

DarkJedi, I was thinking that perhaps some kind of humanism, new age spiritualism, or Eastern religion blend combined with the philosophies of men, might be an adequate replacement. I went to a Unitarian church here in SLC and it seemed kind of silly because it was basically an academic/political le...