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by LookingHard
20 Sep 2018, 06:45
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 751

Re: YSA Fireside

Mormon Matters just did a good podcast on the SAINTS. I think it was good and well balanced. A few things I got out of it were (and I am not claiming to be balanced on what I took away) For some people "the story of Mormon history is their theology." Many people joined the church because of the narr...
by LookingHard
20 Sep 2018, 06:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"
Replies: 18
Views: 337

Re: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"

Mom - I too just attended a Mormon Stories retreat a few months ago. I found it to be better than expected. Quite a bit of time was spent by John Dehlin in explaining (not in what I thought was a condescending way) why TBM's act the way they do and how you need to not push their buttons as that only...
by LookingHard
17 Sep 2018, 07:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 18
Views: 300

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

And what is the worst about JW (and scientology) shunning is how it is "enforced" especially in families. For a JW that finds himself on the outs, his parents are really pressured to knot even make eye contact with the child, let alone ever talk with them. That is just cruel.
by LookingHard
17 Sep 2018, 07:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 52
Views: 957

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I have one question though, how do having all these resignations help Protect the Children? This initially started to protect kids and youth during interviews. Now what happens? If everyone who had a stake in the initial agenda leaves, was the effort worth it? What about all the children left behin...
by LookingHard
16 Sep 2018, 18:01
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 18
Views: 300

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

Gerald wrote:
16 Sep 2018, 08:55
I once worked with a woman who was a JW. She told me about a young woman in their congregation who had become pregnant out of wedlock and was shunned as a result.
Shunnings within the JW is WAY more than in the LDS church. Go listen to the podcast "Shunned" to get a sampling.
by LookingHard
16 Sep 2018, 08:26
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 751

Re: YSA Fireside

You did call it Reuben. I just listened to an episode this morning from MormonDiscussionPodcast that Bill Reel and "Radio Free Mormon" both weigh in on how many questions are VERY carefully answered so that someone that REALLY knows all the history can't say "they are lying", but for someone not in ...
by LookingHard
13 Sep 2018, 05:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 699

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

I also find myself wondering just how much control we have over how much time we spend in angerland. Do we will ourselves away from it or only move on once we're ready to move on? Very good question. I have thought about this also as I see staying in the anger phase isn't all that healthy. It does ...
by LookingHard
12 Sep 2018, 04:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 699

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

I think the anger isn't always just his behavior, but the frustration of the totally whitewashed version presented by the church. When you realize the real man - it can make you very angry. I look at John C. Bennett in Nauvoo. That guy seemed like a scoundrel - but I can look back on him without get...
by LookingHard
11 Sep 2018, 19:09
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 751

Re: YSA Fireside

I have been listening to the Saints podcast today talking about this. It is good that they are being MORE open. They seem to be implying that they are FULLY open now. They are talking about "new" history ? what??? Revised maybe, Corrected maybe. To me "new" history sounds like they are making it up....