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by Ann
03 Nov 2020, 12:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do you go?
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Why do you go?

I could try to sum up how all my beliefs have changed and how I fit in now. But the main reason I go is so my husband doesn’t go alone, and as a sort of tribute or acknowledgement of all the years we spent on the same page. That goes a long way for me. I also fulfill non-teaching callings, but they ...
by Ann
26 Oct 2020, 19:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 30
Views: 2420

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I hope not.

Lately, even before Covid-19, I don’t feel I have much to contribute, but I do check and would feel the loss if it disappeared. I came here eight years ago in full-blown crisis, and you all took a lot of the sting out of it.
by Ann
17 Sep 2020, 10:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 1415

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

I think I’m reacting negatively to this because they touched the third rail of faith crises when she quoted (or paraphrased?) Elder Ballard - you’ll be in rebellion, confusion, and disharmony if you read the stuff “floating around on the internet.” The church’s own Gospel Topics essays have contribu...
by Ann
15 Sep 2020, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 1415

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

It seems like leaders still haven’t grappled with how the internet has changed the church. They’re not alone in that, but there’s very little “waiting patiently” these days. People talk - online, 24/7, anonymously for social safety. I think privately current leadership would all say that they found ...
by Ann
10 Nov 2019, 23:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 22
Views: 3023

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

I'm in the ward choir (don't really enjoy it but I always feel so sorry for ward choir directors which is a thankless calling in our ward). The choir director recently told us that our Christmas sacrament program had to be a regular sacrament meeting (though Christmas themed) with (seemingly) a min...
by Ann
12 Sep 2018, 16:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 3683

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

I think the anger isn't always just his behavior, but the frustration of the totally whitewashed version presented by the church. This is how I feel. It’s the lionizing of the man that bothers me. It starts at the top and trickles down to whole sacrament meeting talks and GD lessons and Primary sha...
by Ann
11 Sep 2018, 17:55
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 4677

Re: YSA Fireside

But the fireside was intended or a much younger audience and probably an audience that is wary of the apologetic stance, at least many of them to some extent. Ithink that's what some of the leadership don't understand - I think this generation really does want a "we report, you decide" kind of thin...
by Ann
09 Sep 2018, 23:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 86
Views: 8952

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I have known Sam for quite a long time. He is a salesman through and through, but has a really big heart. He loves people. He has many of his relatives and children of those close that have come out as gay and it tore him apart to see the pain they went though. He tried the route of voting opposed,...
by Ann
09 Sep 2018, 23:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Saints: the Standard of Truth
Replies: 25
Views: 4141

Re: Saints: the Standard of Truth

That's beside the point though. I think there are certain beliefs that serve as tribal boundaries that mostly tie back to agreeing with the correlated message, whatever it has evolved into in the present. How we reverence top leaders of the church is a part of that correlated message. Step outside ...
by Ann
23 Jun 2018, 09:11
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 26
Views: 4427

Re: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

I wonder if Oaks' approach (recognizing that there's probably something wrong but deciding to be obedient to authority and remaining hopeful/patient) will work for rising generations? I suppose it has to, what other alternative is there? Or maybe that's the expectation of the members but rather tha...