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by convert1992
13 Mar 2014, 09:35
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Gay Marriage, Why?
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: Gay Marriage, Why?

I didn't mean any disrespect to our leaders and I don't think they are stupid or uneducated, but the Church is not intellectually sophisticated in how it couches its arguments; and it has to be in order to translate what we believe in as a church to the wider society. The answer to the OP's post is ...
by convert1992
12 Mar 2014, 21:48
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Gay Marriage, Why?
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: Gay Marriage, Why?

Why did the church become such a strong opponent against gay marriage? Why is it a big deal ...? As far as I can tell the only reason given by the church is that homosexuality isn't part of the plan of salvation. Since you filed this under History and Doctrine Discussions, I'm guessing you want an ...
by convert1992
12 Mar 2014, 15:08
Forum: Support
Topic: A Personal Allegory
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: A Personal Allegory

Thank you for sharing this story of your family. It took courage to write this rather than saying "I was born of goodly parents." I have noticed the younger generation in the Church is more accepting of dysfunctional families. There is a guy in my ward who is very open about the fact that his parent...
by convert1992
12 Mar 2014, 13:13
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Will I be accepted?
Replies: 20
Views: 2424

Re: Will I be accepted?

Oh yes, you will be accepted here the way you are! I applaud your courage in sharing your personal trials. It's so not LDS to reveal psychological problems even when the whole world around us is now comfortable with it. I myself became very obsessive-compulsive (OCD) after I joined the Church in 199...
by convert1992
12 Mar 2014, 12:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Jesus married?
Replies: 42
Views: 4343

Was Jesus married?

My real question is: is it a folk doctrine among Mormons that Jesus was married? In case this topic has been done before, I am not asking if Jesus was married in some objective historical sense (although feel free to comment on that if you like). I am wondering whether those of you who are culturall...
by convert1992
12 Mar 2014, 11:43
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I have had some pretty low spots in Church, but worth it.
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Re: I have had some pretty low spots in Church, but worth it

I love helping those who do not quite fit in. I feel my experience has helped me understand those who are lonely, or who need defended in their behalf. I know that in the church, people can burn you. But the Lord has never abandoned me and has as it seems lifted me up by his angels and set me on th...
by convert1992
12 Mar 2014, 09:04
Forum: Support
Topic: Anger that accompanies ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: Anger that accompanies ?

Wow, a lot of very insightful posts! What about the role of the manipulativeness of the Church in provoking anger? As I was showering this morning, I reflected upon memories of my time as a "golden investigator." I remember the flashes of anger that I had even before I was baptized, because gung-ho ...
by convert1992
12 Mar 2014, 06:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Anger that accompanies ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: Anger that accompanies ?

As a convert, I would question the very premise that there is usually anger upon leaving the Church. Most converts who leave are not angry, just apathetic or perhaps a little disillusioned. In my experience, anger comes from two sources: converts who feel they were promised a lot because this is a C...
by convert1992
11 Mar 2014, 21:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New BYU President on Gay Marriage: You Will Be Surprised
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: New BYU President on Gay Marriage: You Will Be Surprised

I lean more politically conservative/libertarian, and I am not a supporter of same-sex marriage, so I actually don't think this is surprising from a conservative point of view. What he is basically saying is that progressives misunderstand the purpose of the Constitution, because they think its purp...
by convert1992
11 Mar 2014, 17:31
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Second coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3539

Re: Second coming

I think the Second Coming is perhaps the scariest topic to teach about in church to contemporary Latter-Day Saints who are products of late 20th century American civilization. It really separates the hard-core TBMs from the moderate TBMs and everyone else. It has everything a figurative believer rec...