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by willb1993
15 Jan 2018, 07:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TSM New York Times Obituary
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: TSM New York Times Obituary

It's just disgusting that Fidel Castro got a more positive obit than Castro did. Sure, there is no denying that the Church's record on LGBT rights isn't that great. But to make a political statement with someone's death? Golly.
by willb1993
28 Dec 2017, 19:29
Forum: Support
Topic: What's wrong with masturbation?
Replies: 27
Views: 2623

Re: What's wrong with masturbation?

A common theme I hear regarding masturbation and pornography is that it will distort your view of what real love is. This is simply a load of crap in my opinion. I mean whatever happened to everything in moderation? If you are not allowing it to hurt anyone or affect someone else in a negative way t...
by willb1993
24 Dec 2017, 02:43
Forum: Support
Topic: This We Don't See
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Re: This We Don't See

In my experience I have seen cases where the more financially well off members of my stake/ward have received special privileges to a certain extent. While I think our church does a much better job at preventing this on a macro scale, it does occur on the micro level. (stakes, wards). I noticed that...
by willb1993
18 Dec 2017, 19:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Judgmental members of the church
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Judgmental members of the church

When I was close to 24 someone at church told me, " we don't watch the Simpsons in our house." and I could swear that the angle of their nose tilted upwards just a little when they said it... and this was back in the day when the worst the Simpsons were doing was building a shoddy monorail. I sure ...
by willb1993
18 Dec 2017, 19:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Judgmental members of the church
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Judgmental members of the church

I am beginning to feel more and more like a Black Sheep within the LDS Circle. Recently, my mother said people are saying I am viewing and sharing pornographic things on Facebook and that other members we know are seeing it. I mean first off I know for a fact I'm not sharing things that are pornogra...
by willb1993
12 Nov 2017, 08:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Having trouble getting to church
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Having trouble getting to church

Are you seeing a counselor? Colleges often offer counseling for free. My suggestion is bringing it up with a counselor. There's also the issue of lying to your mom. Just an FYI, she probably knows you're lying. Women, especially moms and wives, know these things. Women always figure out the truth. ...
by willb1993
12 Nov 2017, 01:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Having trouble getting to church
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Having trouble getting to church

So if some of you do no know me, I am currently a University student living on my own about 100 miles away from home. I fair fairly well on my own. However, this depression has been an ongoing battle. But with that said, I am having serious trouble going to church. It's not that I don't want to go, ...
by willb1993
11 Sep 2017, 03:39
Forum: Support
Topic: How to talk to kids about belief
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: How to talk to kids about belief

This is a tough one :think:
by willb1993
24 Aug 2017, 17:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Why does it seem the LDS Faith is so widely disliked?
Replies: 23
Views: 1773

Re: Why does it seem the LDS Faith is so widely disliked?

Sometimes we have brought it on ourselves. My goal is to be warm, friendly, kind, generous and human. I don't proselyte, religiously debate, or wear LDS-ness on my sleeve. Not in fear, but out of courtesy. Jesus didn't wear a badge announcing his name and mission. If he didn't I won't. I agree with...
by willb1993
24 Aug 2017, 17:22
Forum: Support
Topic: Why does it seem the LDS Faith is so widely disliked?
Replies: 23
Views: 1773

Re: Why does it seem the LDS Faith is so widely disliked?

I would say that we are disliked to about the same degree as the JW's. I believe that it is a combination of: C) Self righteousness. I imagine that people who dislike Mormons have had bad interactions with Mormons that seemed to think that they were better, more righteous, more favored by God than ...