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by DarkJedi
20 Apr 2018, 21:21
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Navigating from the Dark Night
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Navigating from the Dark Night

Thank you for your post. I get that tithing is between me and God I just think that if we go from being full 10% (net) tithing payers to only paying like $1,000 for the year the Bishop would be rather skeptical and my high-guilt conscience would get the best of me and I'd word vomit my feelings eve...
by DarkJedi
20 Apr 2018, 21:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Urgent Request for Input
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Urgent Request for Input

I like it a lot too, and I do think it would work for other churches - I know of Catholics and Jews who have had faith crises/transitions. Right off the top of my head, I'd say "Come Join With US" (Uchtdorf) for number 4. For me it made all the difference. I have some pondering time this weekend, so...
by DarkJedi
19 Apr 2018, 15:41
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Navigating from the Dark Night
Replies: 15
Views: 258

Re: Navigating from the Dark Night

Welcome aboard, I'm glad you found us. The church does see most things from a black and white perspective for a lot of different reasons. This can provide a measure of security and comfort in a black and white world. This can provide a measure of angst, stress, depression, and guilt in a black and w...
by DarkJedi
17 Apr 2018, 19:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting ordained online
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Getting ordained online

Just because Robert Kirby has done it doesn't mean it gives us a pass, but Kirby did do and performed a gay marriage (according to a column he once wrote). My own point of view is that I don't think doing this would be an affront to the priesthood, all it really does is give you the legal right to p...
by DarkJedi
17 Apr 2018, 14:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?
Replies: 35
Views: 528

Re: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?

The last two comments are very hard to hear and still want to go back to the LDS church. I am resigned. I don't know anyone who is gay but I have empathy for gay people. The only way I could justify going back to the LDS church, by that I mean just attending and being part of the culture, is to say...
by DarkJedi
17 Apr 2018, 08:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 40
Views: 699

Re: Nelson in Africa

I apologize for the post and run, I had just read it and it bugged me enough I had to post but didn't have time to expound. I still don't have tons of time but you all have hit most of it. Prosperity gospel, Mormon magic, begging for money, all of it. And I also disagree with the whole dowry thing -...
by DarkJedi
17 Apr 2018, 06:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 40
Views: 699

Nelson in Africa

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900016023/dowry-is-not-the-lords-way-in-kenya-lds-president-nelson-says-tithing-breaks-poverty-cycle.html I have trouble with this on multiple levels. It may have just struck me wrong or at a bad time, and honestly it is more in line with what I had expected from...
by DarkJedi
17 Apr 2018, 06:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Ministering - The New Buzz Word
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Ministering - The New Buzz Word

I get what you all are saying and won't deny that there has been an uptick in the use of the term, even when some don't really get what it means yet. "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." (I would have put have put in the meme but my work computer is restricted...
by DarkJedi
16 Apr 2018, 16:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To those of you who Lurk but don't post
Replies: 21
Views: 885

Re: To those of you who Lurk but don't post

A little off topic, but come to thin of it I haven't actually heard that fastest growing church line in some time. Of course it was only true from one point of view anyway, and even then it was questionable. In our current age of the decline of religion, I'd say the Church's motto could be: "We are...
by DarkJedi
16 Apr 2018, 10:24
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking for like-hearted friends
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: Looking for like-hearted friends

My thoughts on gay marriage and gays in general have definitely evolved over my years in the church. While I never fully bought that being gay was a choice, I also never fully bought they were born that way. However, having known a few gays (and fewer lesbians) in my life my thinking and point of vi...