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by LookingHard
25 Feb 2020, 05:50
Forum: Introductions
Topic: oh no!
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: oh no!

Roy wrote:
24 Feb 2020, 16:18
I am in favor of increasing the inactivity timeout to 120 minutes.
WAIT!! I thought the whole purpose of this site was to "STAY LDS", not encourage inactivity!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by LookingHard
25 Feb 2020, 05:49
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Educated by Tara Westover
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Educated by Tara Westover

... stuff deleted ... I do and don't see the reason for her inactivity, and she doesn't really talk about that in the book outright. I do wonder how she really feels about the church. I get the impression she is trying to stay away from really getting into that as it is not the point of her book, n...
by LookingHard
24 Feb 2020, 11:38
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Educated by Tara Westover
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Educated by Tara Westover

I REALLY enjoyed the book. I don't think it directly is any attack on the church (and Tara makes a point about saying that over and over in interviews), but it does show how a mentally off person can really thrive within the LDS culture. I really am amazed at where Tara has been able to do with her ...
by LookingHard
31 Jan 2020, 13:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to release new public handbook
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Church to release new public handbook

Wondering how it will compare to what we currently have. I would have to assume some of the stuff that REALLY sounds bad to outsiders will be removed. I read (studied) the 2010 version when it came out since I was new to being in the bishopric. There were some things that I don't think they would w...
by LookingHard
29 Jan 2020, 12:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Starved for Connections
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Starved for Connections

One thing the church does well (for most people) is the social aspect. Very few other groups have it where when you move in you can ask for people to just come over and move you in, and that is just the start. You get near instant friends. But for some, it does not work so well. One of my big takeaw...
by LookingHard
24 Jan 2020, 15:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Support StayLDS!
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Support StayLDS!

I just sent something on paypal
by LookingHard
18 Jan 2020, 08:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Support StayLDS!
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Support StayLDS!

Give me just a few days and I will make my contribution. For all of you that find this beneficial, kick in a few bucks. It might just go away if the annual drives don't get enough money to keep it going.
by LookingHard
11 Jan 2020, 14:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 3356

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

But I think it's more likely that we are in the mindset of people who survived the depression. Now that we have money, we can't help but wash and reuse our tin foil "just in case." It's nearly impossible to get people in this frame of mind to realize that they probably went too far to get where the...
by LookingHard
20 Dec 2019, 08:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 3356

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

After gritting my teeth a bit and trying to step back, here is my take. On one level this is not specific to the LDS church. At least in the US this is a political question of the purpose and rules around religious non-profits. The main conclusion I come from here and feel the most important things ...
by LookingHard
06 Dec 2019, 09:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Crisis of faith - feeling isolated and incompatible with the world
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Crisis of faith - feeling isolated and incompatible with the world

Glad you found this site. It can help quite a bit. I only have a few minutes to write as I have a meeting coming up in a moment. A faith crisis can be emotionally gut-wrenching. Figure out how to calm yourself and trust yourself. Slow down and don't make any rash decision. It will get better. Also b...