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by Notchet
13 Nov 2014, 10:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Uncomfortable with ritual
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Uncomfortable with ritual

The church's constant efforts to coerse members into attending the temple seems quite telling about how membership, as a whole, feel about temple worship/ritual. Yesterday, a Provo temple worker told me "if it weren't for the missionaries (being marched over) even the Provo temple would be grossly u...
by Notchet
11 Aug 2014, 22:11
Forum: Support
Topic: worthiness questions in calling interview
Replies: 22
Views: 2966

Re: worthiness questions in calling interview

Sounds to me like you might have had an overly zealous HCman (Bishop wannabe) on an ego trip. I've served on several HCs and extended many stake callings. Unless things have recently changed, worthiness interviews are to be conducted by Bps and/or SPs prior to name submission to the stake for HC app...
by Notchet
26 Jul 2014, 08:17
Forum: Support
Topic: are garments getting your panties in a bunch, too?
Replies: 91
Views: 11644

Re: are garments getting your panties in a bunch, too?

I wasn't able to read all the above posts but I will say one simple thing: If Joseph Smith and Hyrum took off their garments before going to Carthage Jail because "it is hot in the summer" according to John Taylor, that is all I need to know to determine when I feel it's ok to wear or remove them. ...
by Notchet
17 Jul 2014, 21:34
Forum: Support
Topic: are garments getting your panties in a bunch, too?
Replies: 91
Views: 11644

Re: are garments getting your panties in a bunch, too?

GITO (Garments in Temple ONLY) Temple worship is largely symbolic...the garment nicely compliments what happens in the temple. Why not limit the wearing of the garment to temple worship, and simply include the garment as part of the peculiar garb worn in the temple? Temples are all air conditioned, ...
by Notchet
17 Jul 2014, 07:52
Forum: Support
Topic: G's...
Replies: 49
Views: 4268

Re: G's...

I feel like I've lost my agency to decide what to wear and that violates the very premise of God's plan...for us to choose for ourselves. If the Church thinks that Heavenly Father is concerned with my underwear, then we are doing it wrong. I agree ShipwreckLo...I think Heavenly Father hardly cares ...
by Notchet
16 Jul 2014, 08:24
Forum: Support
Topic: G's...
Replies: 49
Views: 4268

Re: G's...

Here is an image posted on New Order Mormon (NOM). GITO (Garments in Temple Only) is a proposal which seems to be catching on among temple recommend holding members around the world. Like you, I'm all for it...the sooner the better. https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-1/c50....
by Notchet
18 May 2014, 19:21
Forum: Support
Topic: should I stay or should I go
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: should I stay or should I go

Hi, I posted in the introduction section earlier, maybe this will get me some more opinions although I enjoyed the others. Can I just take a "step back" for a while.. not feel obligated to church every sunday and be myself for a while? I almost feel I'm being rebellious and need to see if I just ne...
by Notchet
30 Apr 2014, 11:49
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: BYU Magazine

I look forward to part II of this BYU Mag article discussing "What to do if/when a loved one's doubts leads them eventually out of the church". That is the true test of unconditional love.
by Notchet
20 Apr 2014, 12:35
Forum: Support
Topic: Kudos to Lloyd Newell and the Mormon Tab
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Kudos to Lloyd Newell and the Mormon Tab

Over the years one of my biggest pet peeves about attending LDS SM on Easter Sunday has been the Atonement and Crucifixion centered messages and only mentioning the Resurrection in passing. Sure, they dust off the traditional Easter hymns, which is nice and to be expected, but to focus more on Jesus...
by Notchet
16 Apr 2014, 08:43
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings...
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Greetings...

T’was good to recently find StayLDS...where one can anonymously question, doubt, and contribute. There have been times when I seriously considered resigning my church membership, but for now, to keep the peace I’m just doing church on my own terms, and finding this method quite liberating. No matter...