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by DarkJedi
17 Sep 2018, 12:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 43
Views: 699

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

Who are the individuals that seem to defy this trend? Jaunita Brooks, Joanna Brooks, Jana Riess, Carol Lynn Pearson, Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery, Richard Bushman, Fiona Givens and Terryl Givens, Eugene England, Richard Poll....etc. How do they balance pushing just hard enough to get...
by DarkJedi
17 Sep 2018, 11:51
Forum: Support
Topic: An Update About My Faith
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: An Update About My Faith

I was once told by a Pastor from a Baptist church, "You can be saved and be Mormon, but it won't be the Mormonism that saves you." It struck me in a profound way and I still ponder on it from time to time. :thumbup: Interestingly, I think that fits with our theology - at least our theology at Josep...
by DarkJedi
17 Sep 2018, 05:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 43
Views: 699

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

OK, so I'm kind of with Mom on this one. What do mass resignations, or any resignations in protest, really do? I honestly think the church doesn't care from the "good riddance" point of view. What's a few hundred or a few thousand resignations mean? And those church statistical reports that we're no...
by DarkJedi
17 Sep 2018, 05:11
Forum: Support
Topic: An Update About My Faith
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: An Update About My Faith

Thanks for the update. I have many of the same feelings in my testimony of the Savior. It's kind of funny I've been thinking about this a bit lately. There are several struggling families in our ward at the moment. I know I'm not supposed to be judgmental, and I try not to be (and I'm not sure this ...
by DarkJedi
16 Sep 2018, 14:47
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 33
Views: 648

Re: YSA Fireside

Like I said and Reuben also said, this book was not written for me. I think it is an attempt to keep more members from becoming like me. I agree, I think it is intended to inoculate and for those who have questions but don't really want to work hard at it here is a researched reference. And for tho...
by DarkJedi
16 Sep 2018, 12:32
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

I once worked with a woman who was a JW. She told me about a young woman in their congregation who had become pregnant out of wedlock and was shunned as a result. I've seen this happen (informally) in LDS culture. I always thought it was kind of silly. Having sex out of wedlock is a sin. Getting pr...
by DarkJedi
16 Sep 2018, 04:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 43
Views: 699

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

And I've never been to one where the outcome was predetermined (really, really). That sort of defeats the purpose of a fair hearing and trial, doesn't it? First, the ones I have been to have had little resemblance to a trial. Evidence has been presented, etc., but that's about as close as it gets. ...
by DarkJedi
14 Sep 2018, 05:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 628

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

Not completely sure of this. There are at least two stories involving him with positive interaction with Samaritans, and his relations with Romans were not always negative. When a Cannanite woman asked Jesus for help, He called her a dog because of her race, and was only willing to toss her the "sc...
by DarkJedi
13 Sep 2018, 12:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 628

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

I've thought a bot this a bit more over the past couple days, trying to relate it to my own FC. My FC had nothing to do with JS or any church history, it was more "doctrinal." The deception I felt was a false (from my point of view) understanding of what God really is and does. As a result I spent a...
by DarkJedi
12 Sep 2018, 07:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 628

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

I guess I'm more in the camp of seeing Joseph for what he was - just a man like me. I make mistakes, he made mistakes. He was in a position of power greater than I will probably ever be, and powerful people do things I can't whether they're right or wrong. Some of his mistakes were greater than thos...