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by DarkJedi
18 Feb 2018, 17:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way

I don't want this to sound differently than I intend it, but if you're a really good llama the sheep won't know you're not a sheep. And the best part is you don't even have to pretend, just be a llama. Like Muggles, sheep don't notice much.
by DarkJedi
18 Feb 2018, 16:31
Forum: Support
Topic: Today's Quote in Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Today's Quote in Sacrament Meeting

:thumbup: Thanks for sharing. (We're not all bad!)
by DarkJedi
18 Feb 2018, 14:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way

Many of us have been there and done that. You're not an imposter. There is room for us in the church, but sometimes we have to use our elbows. Mormonese isn't so bad. Here's a one liner from a recent talk I gave: I'm told we all voted for the Father's plan and that's why we're here, but it seems som...
by DarkJedi
13 Feb 2018, 15:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One blogger's experience
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: One blogger's experience

Roy wrote:
13 Feb 2018, 15:04
What does it mean to live life "outside the gospel"?
My best guess is good old conflation of the church and the gospel.
by DarkJedi
13 Feb 2018, 13:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One blogger's experience
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: One blogger's experience

I don't love it either, Roy. It's sort of like a talk by certain apostles - even though there is much I don't like, there are sometimes gems in there. Ballard comes to mind as one that this often happens with me. I'm not at all a fan of his anti-tech stuff, or "stay in the boat," or some of the othe...
by DarkJedi
13 Feb 2018, 10:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Coping with the Culture
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Coping with the Culture

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this and, if so, what you've done to cope with the culture that is often preached as doctrine. Judging by our activity and convert retention rates I'd say a few million have probably experienced something like this! ;) First, welcome to the forum and sec...
by DarkJedi
12 Feb 2018, 09:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can we "buy" blessings?
Replies: 46
Views: 603

Re: Can we "buy" blessings?

On my commute I sometimes listen to Catholic radio. This morning's mass had the James 1 as the scripture. They didn't do the whole chapter, just the first part - but it clearly applies to me starting in verse 6: But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a w...
by DarkJedi
12 Feb 2018, 06:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The value of unorthodox parents
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: The value of unorthodox parents

I think your daughter is experiencing something most have faced at one time or another but many won't admit. These are the kinds of things they put on the proverbial shelf before other things also get put on that shelf. I struggle with all of those things myself. The real reward here (for you) is th...
by DarkJedi
11 Feb 2018, 18:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions About Faith
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Questions About Faith

I suppose most people would say it takes faith to pay tithing or live the WoW. But faith in what? There certainly are different meanings of the word, so which meaning are we talking about? In my experience we are not always talking about the same thing. I don't have a simple answer to your question....
by DarkJedi
11 Feb 2018, 17:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions About Faith
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Questions About Faith

Just a different 2 cents worth about what faith isn't. Faith is not knowing the sun will rise. The sun will rise and that has nothing to do with faith because we do see it.