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by LookingHard
23 Oct 2017, 17:43
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What kind of god do you want to affiliate with?
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: What kind of god do you want to affiliate with?

A wonderful loving mom and dad. It is that simple to me.
by LookingHard
23 Oct 2017, 17:42
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was the priesthood ban revelation?
Replies: 23
Views: 315

Re: Was the priesthood ban revelation?

I'm with Curt. No. Not by a long shot was it revelation, and in fact, the Bickertonites who broke off during the succession crisis (originally under Sidney Rigdon) never had a race ban. Chew on that. I just wanted to add that when I hear members say that we had the race ban because "the members" ju...
by LookingHard
23 Oct 2017, 05:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who stay. Do you still follow all the teachings of the church?
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: For those who stay. Do you still follow all the teachings of the church?

(stealing from Roy's convenient list) Almost everyone in my ward would assume I am a TBM. Just about 3 years ago I was in the bishopric. I do pay tithing, but that is to help keep my marriage. My preference would be to back off to "a generous contribution commensurate with what benefits I receive." ...
by LookingHard
22 Oct 2017, 15:49
Forum: Support
Topic: How to not drive people away from the church
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: How to not drive people away from the church

it hit me just how much my social life was wound up only with church members (and a few acquaintances from work). To be fair, many friendships are like this. I have participated in many hobbies and met friends through them. If I later stop the hobby then I often lose the friend (not in a mean way, ...
by LookingHard
22 Oct 2017, 15:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Upcoming YSA Face to Face
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: The Upcoming YSA Face to Face

I don't think you ever see anything but softball questions unless you are a significant news crew or doing an reputable expose of the church. Otherwise you will only see a polished PR presentation.
by LookingHard
22 Oct 2017, 04:29
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 21
Views: 313

Re: Struggling

For me this site has been invaluable, but it isn't working for me long term. But I am very grateful for this site and the folks here. It helped me from exploding out of the church and damaging relationships. There is some great wisdom here. And having watched this site and others, I have seen a tre...
by LookingHard
21 Oct 2017, 15:12
Forum: Support
Topic: How to not drive people away from the church
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: How to not drive people away from the church

I think losing my friends is what's been one of the hardest things for me during my FC. I am there with you. As I was in my FC I was thinking only about, "Is this true?". Once I reached the conclusion it wasn't, then it hit me just how much my social life was wound up only with church members (and ...
by LookingHard
21 Oct 2017, 15:09
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: One of My Favorite Chieko Ozaki Quotes
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: One of My Favorite Chieko Ozaki Quotes

I love almost everything that woman says. I could follow her as my prophet.
by LookingHard
21 Oct 2017, 15:07
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What is worth believing in
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: What is worth believing in

Deep stuff - I like it. I did a post on this - actually 2 https://wheatandtares.org/2017/09/01/free-will/ https://wheatandtares.org/2017/09/08/follow-up-to-free-will-post/ On the second one I really found it interesting what Robert Sapolsky says. I don’t believe there is freewill. I believe freewill...