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by LookingHard
25 Apr 2018, 22:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Being a Dissenter by Jana Reiss
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Thoughts on Being a Dissenter by Jana Reiss

I LOVE Jana's work. She is working on a book that is looking at data from a very professional survey on Mormon millennials that I can't wait to read. She is dropping tidbits of information. But on this article - I have mixed feelings. I do think the less some people stand up and say, "I don't believ...
by LookingHard
25 Apr 2018, 22:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you participate in Symposia ......
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Do you participate in Symposia ......

I don't know if this was or was not in the TR questions, but I do know that I think it was Oaks actually said some relatively clear words back about 30 years ago in conference saying that Dialog/SunStone was not something a good latter day saint would participate in.
by LookingHard
25 Apr 2018, 16:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden History
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Hidden History

Nobody makes posts that gather more comments than HawkGrrrl!
by LookingHard
24 Apr 2018, 19:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health

nibbler wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 13:11
Reuben wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 09:44
  • If you don't think of yourself as a Mormon, are there one or more identities that replaced it? If so, what?
Atheist, Nihilist, Buddhist, Mormon, Christian, Agnostic... nibbler. Take your pick.
Does that make you an under-thinker or over-thinker of things? :smile:
by LookingHard
23 Apr 2018, 19:37
Forum: Support
Topic: My strategy moving forward
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: My strategy moving forward

Yes! I can't how many times I went back and forth between "I can do this" and "I can't do this". My change in belief isn't a line, it meanders quite a bit. And on different levels this is true. Other than a few topics I can now see that the church has a lot of "good" in it. I used to kind of get tic...
by LookingHard
20 Apr 2018, 06:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gerontocracy versus Terms?
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Gerontocracy versus Terms?

Funny, I just heard some old guy talking about the benefit of combining a group of old guys with a group of young guys and they said something like, "all ages and backgrounds [would] benefit from the perspective and experience of one another and of those in different stages of life." The guy went o...
by LookingHard
19 Apr 2018, 12:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gerontocracy versus Terms?
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Gerontocracy versus Terms?

To (over) extend the cold war analogy, you are not generally going to get shot at if you stay on one side of the wall or the other. But when you are not fully in (TBM) and you try to stay a bit in the middle ground between the two walls, it can be an uncomfortable place to be. What causes the wall t...
by LookingHard
18 Apr 2018, 10:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gerontocracy versus Terms?
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Gerontocracy versus Terms?

I think this will change, but it probably not until after I am 6 feet under (which I estimate to be about 20-30 years).
by LookingHard
17 Apr 2018, 18:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting ordained online
Replies: 15
Views: 285

Re: Getting ordained online

I think as long as you are not joining another religion then the church I don't think is involved. They do consider joining another church grounds for getting exed.
by LookingHard
17 Apr 2018, 14:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Lifting Ban
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Lifting Ban

On the other, given the recent "revelation" dialog, I fear that the message will be more along the lines of "Look how God is leading this Church with ongoing revelation!" I would even be OK with that if the message was, "We screwed this up so badly that God finally had to give us direct revelation ...