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by intothelight
21 Apr 2015, 23:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Don't Want To Be A God
Replies: 10
Views: 500

I Don't Want To Be A God

In fact, I don't want glory. When I die, I just want to be accepted, at peace, and fulfilled. Alright, admittedly, I'll lavish silent praise on myself and puff myself up with a false sense of superiority and pride at the expense of others, just as much as the next imperfect person. But, when circums...
by intothelight
22 Mar 2015, 23:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beautiful Film
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Beautiful Film

If you haven't seen documentary, it really is worth your time. It has helped me to misunderstand those I disagree with less completely.

American Experience - The Amish (Shunned)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixGAz4CFX9A
by intothelight
27 Dec 2014, 00:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Age of Faith Crisis
Replies: 43
Views: 3044

Re: Age of Faith Crisis

In my early 20s, when a bishop trying his best though making a mistake while wielding the mantle of his office smashed the glass bubble I had built up with a giant sledgehammer. The feelings of guilt, shame, and confusion richoched inside of me until my late 20s when realized that the broken glass w...
by intothelight
14 Dec 2014, 20:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Gone to a Better Place
Replies: 19
Views: 1248

Re: Gone to a Better Place

I am sorry for your loss. But, if you were to say I didn't understand, you would be right. I don't think there is an answer for the bad things that happen in life. I mean, it appears adequate, until we are thrust into hell by something that happens. The achilles heel of christianity I guess. We espo...
by intothelight
04 Dec 2014, 23:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Validating Story
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Validating Story

I read/have read a lot of near death experiences. Lots of them are good. Some are not so great. The ones I love the most are the ones that talk about what Jesus is like. This one goes into that and to me shows the mercy and love and nature of Jesus in a way that none other has. In a world that belie...
by intothelight
04 Dec 2014, 00:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Validating Story
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Validating Story

I hope it's not illegal to post links to videos on here. But, I found this one immensely helpful. Not affiliated with him in any way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm647n1360A Yes, you have to get past the beginning commentary by the interviewer. But, this man's experience seems to confirm everythi...
by intothelight
27 Oct 2014, 00:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Do We Hate/Dislike Them So?
Replies: 21
Views: 1325

Re: Why Do We Hate/Dislike Them So?

I really can relate to what you say. I don't think I hate them quite so much anymore, but gosh, I sure used to! I think the main reason I don't as much any longer is merely because I don't interact with them so much. That is my main reason for 'leaving' the church. I go to sacrament meeting on Sunda...
by intothelight
18 Sep 2014, 23:54
Forum: Support
Topic: What to tell my eight-year-old son
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Re: What to tell my eight-year-old son

My situation is admittedly different. It's more my parents talking to their child and asking them similar, more pointed questions - so I guess in reverse. However, I (think) I can somewhat understand and commiserate with some of the feelings you have. In my case, my parents want to change me because...
by intothelight
02 Sep 2014, 23:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did God really help you find a boat?
Replies: 61
Views: 4084

Re: Did God really help you find a boat?

I had an interesting experience on Sunday while attending a ward in Utah. A woman in Sunday School talked about an experience praying to find her keys after four days of not being about to find them, and she ended her story with the following statement, to the best of my memory: "I know it's a litt...
by intothelight
22 Aug 2014, 21:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This story really touched me
Replies: 19
Views: 1267

Re: This story really touched me

I honestly think the truth is that nobody knows. I don't know why God lets things happen the way they do. Why didn't God step in and save you from your abusive husband? Why did God remain quiet when Jews were thrown into human ovens? Why didn't the boy in DarkJedi's story get rescued? I don't know. ...